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8 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Pivotal Factors That Will Decide Champions League Group F

The Champions League group stage gets underway this week, as 32 teams set off on the long road toward next June's final in Berlin. The usual suspects will have strong ambitions of following in Real Madrid's footsteps and becoming champions of Europe, but there are bound to be a number of surprises and upsets along the way.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players

13 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Champions League: Everything you need to know

Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, Thomas Muller

14 hrs ago | A Different League

Winners and Losers: Mourinho rewarded for faith in Costa and Fabregas

Does it take a management genius to see that Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas would improve a team, as Jose Mourinho spotted when sizing up his Chelsea squad following last season's third-place Premier League finish? Mourinho moved quickly for the pair when the campaign came to a close, with Fabregas confirmed as a Chelsea player on the eve of the World Cup and Costa, a long-running deal that threatened to become a saga, wrapped up on July 1. Costa grabbed the headlines with his performance for the Blues as Swansea City came to Stamford Bridge and left with a bit of a thumping. The former Atletico Madrid striker claimed a hat-trick, having netted a brace in his last club appearance, against Everton.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Ramires, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Falcao

18 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Why Lionel Messi Is Barcelona's Most Important Player in the Champions League

Opta: "Only Lionel Messi has a higher goals per game ratio in the @ChampionsLeague than @RvN1776 . Legend."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Express India

European roundup-Real Madrid humbled in derby but Chelsea on fire

Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they were beaten 2-1 at home by champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Stuttering Real Madrid lost in the derby as La Liga titleholders Atletico Madrid gained a modicum of revenge for their Champions League final defeat while Manchester United are up and running even if Paris St Germain are yet to hit their stride.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Arda Turan, Tiago, World Soccer, More Sports, Atletico Madrid

Daily Mail

Lionel Messi does things that I have not even seen on the PlayStation, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Brazilian captain Neymar have both heaped praise on Lionel Messi by labelling the Argentine the best player in the world. Real Madrid new boy Javier Hernandez became the latest player to wade into the Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate shortly after sealing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, however Neymar and Enrique have both backed the Barcelona man.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Cristiano Ronaldo, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao

Brighouse Echo

'Hola' to new Spanish classes for children

Spanish speaking footballers such as Christiano Ronaldo are increasing the popularity of the language and encouraging more people to learn Rowley Poleys Indoor Play Centre, at Floor One, Wellholme Garage, Bradford Road, will host the La Jolie Ronde Spanish classes for children aged five to eight from next Monday, September 15, starting at 4.30pm. The gym will be open earlier for children to play and meal deals will also be available.

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BleacherReport

5 Reasons for Barcelona Fans to Be Excited About Munir El Haddadi

There is no denying it: Munir El Haddadi is the next big thing at Barcelona. The Masia graduate is already turning heads at the tender age of 19, and it looks like his future is set at Camp Nou.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, David Villa, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Business News

Chelsea star one of the favourites for Golden Boot award according to French public

New Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been voted one of the favourites for this season's Golden Boot award by the French public. New Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been voted one of the favourites to land this season's Golden Boot award in a poll conducted by the French publication Le10sport.

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Related Topix: Didier Drogba, Soccer Players, Fernando Torres, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea, Diego Costa

Goal.com

Will Ronaldo dominate again? Play UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football

The Real Madrid star is the most expensive player in this year's free-to-play game after amassing over 100 points last season as he led the Spanish giants to La Decima Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational performances in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League helped Real Madrid claim La Decima - and also resulted in success for his fantasy football managers. Ronaldo's astonishing goalscoring record of 17 goals in 11 matches saw him amass an incredible 104 points for players of the official UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football game last season - 35 more than the next best performer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Miranda

DNA India

Manchester City team manager Manuel Pellegrini challenges Sergio...

Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has challenged striker Sergio Aguero to bag the Ballon D'Or and smash the prestigious award's domination of La Liga duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo . Real Madrid star Ronaldo won the award as the world's top player last season after four successive wins by Barcelona wizard Messi.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sergio Aguero, Soccer Players, Cristiano Ronaldo

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Business News

Five reasons why Daniel Alves would be a great signing for United

As Daniel Alves is linked with a move to Manchester United , here are five reasons why the Barcelona defender would be a fantastic signing for the club. According to the Daily Express , Louis Van Gaal is ready to lure Barcelona wing-back Dani Alves to the Premier League on a short-term deal for the 2015/2016 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Daniel Alves, Antonio Valencia, Dani Alves, Martin Montoya, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

Hispanically Speaking

Barca Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. The two-week international break affected Barcelona less than some of its rivals, as Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi were not called up to play for their respective national teams.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Gerard Pique, Rafinha, Xavi Hernandez, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

The Age

Atletico beats Real in Madrid derbt, Neymar lifts Barcelona

MADRID: Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while substitute Neymar struck twice in Barcelona's 2-0 win against visiting Athletic Bilbao. In their last league outing Real let slip a two-goal lead and lost 4-2 at Real Sociedad at the end of August and it was another disappointing display from the European champions, who have just spent heavily to bolster their star-studded squad.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Diego Costa

Sporting Life

Barcelona celebrate after Neymar's opening goal

Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from substitute Neymar saw Barcelona beat a resilient Athletic Bilbao side 2-0 to pick up a third consecutive win and stay top of the Primera Division. Ernesto Valverde's side had produced a disciplined performance at the Nou Camp and looked to be heading for a point until a moment of brilliance from Messi released Neymar, who broke the deadlock with nine minutes remaining.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao

BleacherReport

Lionel Messi, Neymar Link Up Twice for Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao

The two Barcelona superstars linked up twice on Saturday to help Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, 2-0. Copyright © 2014 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Goal.com

LIVE: Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao

Another stunning pass from De Marcos! He bends one in behind from the right but Aduriz lacks the pace to collect it inside the box. Good vision from the converted right-back nonetheless.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao, Soccer Players, Javier Mascherano, Martin Montoya, Barcelona, Ibai Gomez

Business News

PHOTO: Luis Suarez in fresh biting claims - this time on FIFA 15

With the release of the new FIFA 2015 just around the corner, pictures have been released of former Liverpool ace Luis Suarez biting new Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic. Following the release of the FIFA 2015 trial game for those that can't wait to get their mittens on the real deal, an astonishing image of former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez biting new Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic has gone viral.

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BleacherReport

Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will kick off Saturday's slate of fixtures in Week 3 of the 2014-15 La Liga season, a day that will bring fans clashes between the top four teams of last year. Real Madrid will host Atletico Madrid later in the day, but all eyes will turn to the Camp Nou to watch two of the hottest teams in all of football do battle first.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao, Iker Muniain, Muniain, Mikel San Jose

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BleacherReport

La Liga Fixtures 2014 Week 3: Schedule, Live Stream Info, Picks and Key Players

Week 3 of the 2014-15 La Liga will see last year's top-four teams go head-to-head on Saturday, the headline of what should be another great week of Spanish football. Madrid and Real Madrid resume their cross-town rivalry, pitting the top-two teams from the 2013-14 season against each other for the first time since the Spanish Super Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, World Soccer, More Sports, Athletic Bilbao, Iker Muniain, Muniain

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