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9 hrs ago | Football365

Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

Of course we want to see Messi and Ronaldo, but we're a little more intrigued by the likes of Xabi Alonso and Shinji Kagawa. We have ten reasons to be Euro excited... After breaking through the painfully slow international break, David Bowers has ten reasons to tingle at the return of the Premier League... After a long old summer there are plenty of gloomy fans around at the close of the transfer window.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Xabi Alonso, Lucas, Rod Fanni, Steve Mandanda, World Soccer, More Sports, Muniain

10 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Pivotal Factors That Will Decide Champions League Group H

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 - there always are.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Ibai Gomez, Soccer Players, Ander Herrera

14 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Barcelona Transfer News: Louis Enrique Must Find Way to Keep Xavi at Camp Nou

Munich tried to pry the midfielder away from the Catalans during the summer, and a source told the New York Post 's Brian Lewis that Xavi was very close to signing with New York City FC : is a legend of the game, the type of player top clubs would love to have on their bench for one more season, and teams from Major League Soccer or one of the Arab leagues would pay millions to have him come retire in their colours. The 34-year-old can no longer run with players 10 years younger than he is, but given his playing style, he doesn't have to.

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Related Topix: Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona, Spain World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

15 hrs ago | Football365

Grit Beats Galacticos As Real Spiral...

A couple of tasty fixtures await in La Liga this weekend, with Athletic Bilbao hoping to follow Atletico Madrid's example and make it a party of four at the top of the table... It's clear that Vicente del Bosque wants to build his new-look Spain team around Diego Costa but, with the Chelsea forward injured, he's going to have to try something different... When extravagant tips are made that plucky underdogs will beat glamorous, imperious rivals, they usuallly come with an honest conviction that the prediction will be quite wrong in reality. There was that feeling ahead of Saturday's clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

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

15 hrs ago | BleacherReport

5 Players to Watch in 2014/15 Champions League Matchday 1

The 2014-15 Champions League campaign officially gets underway on Tuesday, with the group stage poised to pit 32 of Europe's finest against one another as the continental competition makes a triumphant return. The playoffs saw the likes of Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen, Porto and Athletic Bilbao edge their way into the pools, and even though many will miss out, the first stage is nonetheless filled to the brim with superstar talent.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bayer Leverkusen, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Karim Bellarabi, Andre Schurrle, Julian Draxler, Benedikt Howedes

18 hrs ago | The Star Online

Icardi hits hat-trick for Inter in seven-goal rout

Inter Milan routed hapless Sassuolo 7-0 for the second season in a row on Sunday with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi grabbing a hat-trick and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scoring twice. Rafael Benitez's problems at Napoli mounted as they lost 1-0 at home to modest Chievo after Gonzalo Higuain missed a first-half penalty and Maxi Lopez struck early in the second half for the visitors.

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Related Topix: Sports, Juan Camilo Zuniga, World Soccer, More Sports, Andrea Consigli

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Goal.com

Iniesta: We always expect the best of Messi & Neymar

The Brazilian scored twice during the victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and the Spanish star says his side can always count on their star forwards Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta says his side can always count on Lionel Messi and Neymar to settle matches in their favour. The Catalans have won all three of their games so far this season, including a 2-0 triumph over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday thanks to two late goals from the Brazilian.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Andres Iniesta, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Barcelona

Goal.com

Manchester United 4-0 QPR: Di Maria inspires first win for Van Gaal

The Argentina international opened the scoring before creating a goal for Juan Mata while Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney also found the net Angel Di Maria shone on his Old Trafford debut as Manchester United secured their first win of the season against a disappointing QPR. Di Maria opened the scoring midway through the first half as his left-footed free-kick evaded everyone and beat Rob Green to his right.

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Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, Soccer Players, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand, Ander Herrera, Matt Phillips, World Soccer, More Sports

Sky Sports

Chievo surprise Napoli

Maxi Lopez scored the only goal of the game as Chievo upset Napoli 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo to pick up their first points of the new season. Maxi Lopez scored the only goal of the game as Chievo upset Napoli 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo to pick up their first points of the new season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Marek Hamsik, Soccer Players, Juan Camilo Zuniga, World Soccer, More Sports, Napoli

Business News

Fabregas among 3 stars Moyes would have signed for Manchester United - Keys

Famous sports presenter Richard Keys believes that Toni Kroos, Cesc Fabregas and Edinson Cavani would have joined Manchester United had David Moyes still been the club's manager. Renewed sports presenter Richard Keys has tried to envisage the 2014-15 Manchester United squad under David Moyes, and seems to have taken an ever so sly dig at new manager Louis van Gaal in the process.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Ryan Giggs, Toni Kroos, Cesc Fabregas, More Sports, Ander Herrera

Daily Mail

Radamel Falcao's talents make him one of the best in the world, says Glenn Hoddle

I remember watching him tear apart Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup two years ago, when he scored a hat-trick in Atletico Madrid's 4-1 triumph days after a treble against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, so when I saw him in the flesh it was easy to see why he causes defenders such problems. His movement off the ball is phenomenal, which means it's just so hard to contain him.

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Related Topix: Sports, Falcao, Soccer Players, Juan Mata, World Soccer, More Sports, Chelsea

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

World Sports at 1345 GMT

LONDON Danny Welbeck makes his Arsenal debut against champion Manchester City, Liverpool hosts Aston Villa, while Chelsea and Swansea are both protecting perfect Premier League starts in their Stamford Bridge meeting. By Rob Harris.

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Related Topix: Sports, Samuel, Soccer Players, World Soccer, More Sports, Celta Vigo, Real Sociedad, Shinji Kagawa, Borussia Dortmund

Ananova

Atletico beat Real, Barca win

Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from Neymar saw Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 to stay top of the Primera Division. Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from substitute Neymarhelped Barca stay top of the Primera Division.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, World Soccer, More Sports, Jesus, Arda Turan, Tiago, Cristiano Ronaldo

Sky Sports

Levante frustrate Malaga

Levante came into the match having lost both of their opening games against Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao respectively, conceding a total of five goals, leaving coach Jose Luis Mendilibar under pressure. However, defensive frailties in those encounters failed to be repeated on Saturday as Malaga failed to really test visiting stopper Jesus Fernandez.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Weligton, Sergio Sanchez, Malaga, World Soccer, More Sports

Daily Mail

Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Substitute Neymar scores a brace

Barcelona 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Substitute Neymar scores a brace to hand Luis Enrique's side victory at the Nou Camp Lionel Messi needed just two goals to reach a career total of 400, but instead he provided two brilliant assists, with Neymar the beneficiary both times as Barcelona's South American duo put Athletic Bilbao to the sword. The final member of what will become Barcelona's fearsome attacking trio, Luis Suarez, watched on from the sidelines as he continues to serve his suspension, with breakthrough star Munir El Haddadi starting for the third consecutive game instead, putting in a lively display.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano, Gerard Pique, World Soccer, More Sports, Barcelona

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, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Martin Montoya, Barcelona, Ibai Gomez

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, Lionel Messi, World Soccer, More Sports, Iker Muniain, Muniain, Mikel San Jose

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Mail

Real Madrid's Iker Casillas celebrates 15 years at the Bernabeu...

Iker Casillas celebrated 15 years since making his debut for Real Madrid today and could be in line to face rivals Atletico tomorrow. It was under John Toshack in a 2-2 draw with Athletic Bilbao in September 1999 that the highly decorated Spanish keeper made his first-team bow.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Soccer Players, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Spain World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Football365

Will Three Now Become Four In La Liga?

A couple of tasty fixtures await in La Liga this weekend, with Athletic Bilbao hoping to follow Atletico Madrid's example and make it a party of four at the top of the table... The Mailbox takes another look at the touchy Jack Wilshere subject, the effects of Louis Van Gaal's ruthlesness and, of course, Scottish Independence... Degsy desperately needs to pay off his mobile phone debt, so he's lumping on Falcao to open his account with the first goal at Old Trafford on Sunday... First there were two, then there were three, and now it looks like being four. Four big beasts of Spanish football, all capable of bloodying each other's noses, face each other this weekend when La Liga returns.

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Related Topix: Real Madrid, Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Falcao, Soccer Players, Diego Costa, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil

BleacherReport

Neymar Must Support Lionel Messi Like Gareth Bale Does Cristiano Ronaldo

When compared to Gareth Bale 's first term with Real Madrid , it's clear he still has some way to go, both on an individual and team level. Bale's arrival at Real took a lot of pressure and attention off of the shoulders of Cristiano Ronaldo , which helped the Portuguese forward to have another good season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, World Soccer, More Sports

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