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Ferguson: EPL title race not overupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 05:41:00

Is the English Premier League title race done and dusted? Manchester United's Alex Ferguson gives us his opinion.

Ronaldo hat-trick in Real derby win; Man Utd lose in EPLupdated: Thu Apr 12 2012 08:36:00

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his seventh hat-trick of the season as Real Madrid won the capital derby against Atletico 4-1 Wednesday.

Sixty for Messi as Barcelona beat 10-man Zaragozaupdated: Sat Apr 07 2012 17:00:00

Lionel Messi scored his 60th goal of the season on Saturday as Barcelona came from behind to beat 10-man Zaragoza 4-1 to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to three points.

Benzema brace helps Madrid stretch lead updated: Sat Feb 18 2012 18:31:00

Real Madrid moved 13 points clear at the top of La Liga with a 4-0 win over Racing Santander at the Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday.

Ramos strike maintains Real's 7-point lead updated: Sat Feb 04 2012 18:13:00

Real Madrid maintained a seven-point lead over Barcelona on Saturday night with a 1-0 win away to mid-table Getafe.

Ibrahimovic scores as Milan keep pace in Serie A title raceupdated: Sun Jan 29 2012 17:44:00

AC Milan stayed just one point behind Serie A leaders Juventus with a convincing 3-0 win over Cagliari in the San Siro Sunday.

Liverpool sunk by late Dempsey goalupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 17:41:00

Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League have taken a knock after a shock 1-0 Premier League defeat at struggling Fulham on Monday.

Real Madrid six clear as Barca crash to first defeatupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 18:07:00

Real Madrid moved six points clear in Spain after winning a fiery derby match against nine-man Atletico on Saturday and then seeing defending champions Barcelona suffer a shock first La Liga defeat this season.

Ba treble helps Newcastle up to thirdupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 18:35:00

Demba Ba scored a superb hat-trick to help Newcastle United win 3-1 at Stoke City on Monday, a result that lifts the unbeaten Magpies up to third place in the English Premier League.

Napoli go top with win at 10-man Interupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 18:30:00

New Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri suffered his first defeat on Saturday as Joel Obi was sent off in an ill-tempered 3-0 home reverse against new Serie A leaders Napoli.

Real Betis lose but stay topupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 17:47:00

Real Betis missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of Spain's La Liga after meekly succumbing 1-0 to Getafe.

Juventus continue fine start to Serie A seasonupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 15:41:00

Turin giants Juventus continued their excellent start to the Serie A season with a 1-1 draw at Catania Sunday to leave them top of the standings after four rounds.

Inter Milan manager sackedupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 17:13:00

Gian Piero Gasperini was fired just five games into the new Italian season

Ranieri replaces Gasperini at Inter Milanupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 17:13:00

Veteran coach Claudio Ranieri has been given the chance to restore Inter Milan's fortunes following the short, unsuccessful tenure of Gian Piero Gasperini at the Italian club.

Real go top as Barca heldupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 16:17:00

Real Madrid hit four goals against Getafe to go top of the Spanish league.

Mata close to Chelsea switch; Kyrgiakos joins Wolfsburgupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 14:26:00

Spain international Juan Mata is poised to Join English club Chelsea after they agreed a deal for the player with Valencia.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: Real allows Canales to leave on loan but not without restrictionsupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 10:32:00

So, Sergio Canales will play for Valencia for the whole of the next two seasons. Well, not the whole of them exactly. Canales has moved to Mestalla for two years. According to the agreement reached, Valencia will pay his wages for the two seasons and, at the end of each campaign, it will have a €12 million ($17M) option-to-buy. The other thing the agreement stipulates is that Canales will not be able to play against the club that owns him, Real Madrid. The crapping-yourself-clause strikes again.

Barcelona crowned Spanish champions after Levante drawupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:34:00

Barcelona clinched a third successive Spanish league title with two matches to spare despite being held 1-1 at Levante on Wednesday.

Ronaldo hat-trick keeps faint Real Madrid hopes aliveupdated: Tue May 10 2011 21:21:00

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in successive matches to help Real Madrid thrash city neighbors Getafe 4-0 on Tuesday and keep alive their slim hopes of winning the Spanish Primera Liga title.

Dubai group buys Spanish soccer clubupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 16:26:00

Getafe became the third Spanish football club to pass into foreign ownership on Thursday after signing a deal with Dubai's Royal Emirates Group.

Bilbao climb table after derby winupdated: Sun Apr 17 2011 18:45:00

A late winner from teenage winger Iker Muniain boosted Athletico Bilbao's European hopes, sealing a 2-1 victory at Osasuna as the derby ended with both teams reduced to 10 men.

Mourinho loses long unbeaten record as Real's title hopes fadeupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 18:37:00

Jose Mourinho's remarkable nine-year unbeaten home league record came to an end on Saturday as Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Sporting Gijon which allowed Barcelona to take an eight-point lead in Spain's La Liga.

Real reply to Barca with Madrid derby win; Blow for AC Milan title bidupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 20:38:00

Real Madrid kept the pressure on Spanish leaders Barcelona with a 2-1 victory in the capital derby against Atletico on Saturday.

Late Messi strike gives Barcelona victoryupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 20:54:00

Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the game with 14 minutes remaining to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Valencia on Wednesday and send them 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish League.

Messi to the rescue as Barca beat Bilbaoupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 17:50:00

Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday night with a hard fought 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona revenge only defeat with win at Herculesupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 16:03:00

Barcelona revenged their early season defeat to Hercules with a 3-0 win in their La Liga match in Alicante on Saturday night.

Benzema on target as Madrid beat Mallorcaupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 18:02:00

A solitary goal from Karim Benzema kept Real Madrid in touch with league leaders Barcelona on Sunday night as Jose Mourinho's side overcame Mallorca 1-0 at the Bernabeu.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: La Liga's dominance by Real Madrid and Barcelona unlikely to endupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 12:25:00

Week 17 in La Liga ended and here's the news: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona almost didn't win. In the end, they did win but, hey, they almost didn't. Barcelona struggled to break down an ultra-defensive Levante side, eventually winning 2-1. Real Madrid cruised and almost got caught against a Getafe side that used the ball nicely, eventually winning 3-2. And everyone got kind of excited about it. Wow! Those were games!

Ronaldo and Kaka keep Real Madrid's title hopes aliveupdated: Sun Jan 09 2011 17:14:00

He's the most expensive footballer in the world, but Cristiano Ronaldo is proving to be an absolute bargain buy for Real Madrid.

Rare Abidal goal puts Barcelona into last eight of Spanish Cupupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 18:32:00

Barcelona battled into the quarterfinals of the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday night as veteran French defender Eric Abidal scored his first goal for the Spanish champions in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid win to stay in touch with Barcaupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 09:39:00

Real Madrid closed again to within two points of leaders Barcelona with a hard-fought 3-2 win at local rivals Getafe on Monday night with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice.

Messi to miss Barcelona's 2011 openerupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 10:14:00

Spanish champions Barcelona will kick off 2011 without the services of world player of the year Lionel Messi and key defenders Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique.

Battling Bilbao hold Barcelona to drawupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 05:06:00

Spanish champions Barcelona were held to a battling 0-0 draw by Athletic Bilbao in their Spanish Cup last-16 first-leg tie at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.

10-man Napoli defeat Genoa; 9-man Getafe stun Villarrealupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 18:16:00

Napoli maintained the pressure on Serie A pacesetters AC Milan and Lazio with a 1-0 away win against Genoa on Saturday night.

Sunderland denied by Everton; Getafe held by Real Zaragozaupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:31:00

A deflected Mikel Arteta shot secured a late point for Everton in a pulsating English Premier League encounter with Sunderland.

Real stay top after winning Madrid derbyupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 17:23:00

Real Madrid saw off city rivals Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Sunday night to maintain their leadership of Spain's La Liga.

Late Poznan double strike stuns Man Cityupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 18:18:00

Big-spending Manchester City slumped to their third successive defeat as two late goals gave Lech Poznan a shock 3-1 Europa League Group A victory on Thursday.

Heart condition ends de la Red's careerupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:23:00

Former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Ruben de la Red officially announced his retirement from football in an emotional press conference on Thursday.

Barcelona beat Valencia; AC Milan go top of Serie Aupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 18:01:00

Barcelona produced a masterful second-half display to come from behind and defeat Valencia 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Saturday.

Juventus humbled by Palermo at Stadio Olimpicoupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 17:11:00

Palermo secured their first win of the Serie A season with a shock 3-1 defeat of Juventus in the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.

Rossi double as Villarreal score fourupdated: Sun Sep 12 2010 16:47:00

Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi helped himself to a double as Villarreal secured their first Spanish Primera Liga win of the season with a 4-0 thumping of Espanyol on Sunday.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: La Liga 2010-11 season previewupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 13:59:00

Every summer, football clubs all over the world throw their money away. In Granada CF's case, quite literally. One morning in July, the Spanish second-division team awoke to find that the money earned from season-ticket sales -- which it had handily "stored" in bin bags -- had been thrown out by the cleaner. Already racked by debt and in administration, Granada had lost an estimated $500,000 thanks to a woman with a mop and bucket. Luckily, in the end most the cash was found in a recycling box.

Manchester City to face Juventus in Europa League groupupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 12:14:00

Roberto Mancini will take Manchester City back to his homeland after the English club were paired with Italian giants Juventus in the Europa League draw.

SI.com: Sid Lowe: Conspiracy theories abound on La Liga's final weekendupdated: Fri May 14 2010 08:23:00

Desperation makes for strange bedfellows. And no, we're not talking about David Cameron and Nick Clegg coming together to find the keys for No. 10 Downing Street after a British general election that left a hung parliament and no outright winner -- although there is certainly plenty of politics involved.

Barcelona edge closer to La Liga titleupdated: Sat May 08 2010 18:05:00

The battle for the La Liga title between Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will go down to the last day of the season, after wins from both teams on Saturday insured the Catalan's slender one-point lead over their rivals at the top of the division was maintained.

Real defeat Atletico in Madrid derbyupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 17:19:00

Real Madrid recovered from going a goal behind to beat rivals Atletico Madrid 3-2 on Sunday to return to the top of the Spanish Primera Liga ahead of Barcelona.

Ronaldo and Higuain put Real Madrid topupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 18:30:00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain each scored twice as Real Madrid beat city rivals Getafe 4-2 on Thursday to move back above Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga table.

Real Madrid rally to move clear of Barcelona in Spanish leagueupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 20:11:00

Cristiano Ronaldo was to the fore as Real Madrid came from behind to defeat Sporting Gijon 3-1 on Saturday night and move three points clear of Barcelona at the top of Spain's La Liga.

Villa double strike gives Valencia winupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 18:45:00

Valencia have moved four points clear of fourth-placed Sevilla in the Spanish Primera Liga after a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Getafe on Monday evening.

Balotelli goal earns point for Interupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 18:22:00

Substitute Mario Balotelli scored a second-half equalizer to earn Inter Milan a 1-1 draw at Parma in their re-arranged Italian Serie A match on Wednesday.

Nine-man Barca stay five clear of Realupdated: Sat Feb 06 2010 18:03:00

Spanish champions Barcelona remained five points clear of Real Madrid despite having two players sent off against Getafe on Saturday.

Reserves boss Garrido given Villarreal jobupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 16:39:00

Spanish club Villarreal will wait until the end of this season to appoint a permanent new manager after deciding to give reserve coach Juan Carlos Garrido the reins on a short-term basis.

Late winner puts Inter in cup semifinalsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 17:37:00

Inter Milan came from behind to defeat Juventus 2-1 in Thursday's Italian Cup quarterfinal, increasing the pressure on Juve coach Ciro Ferrara.

The Barcelona effectupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 18:18:00

CNN's Tracey Holmes joined a packed crowd in Abu Dhabi for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match.

Barcelona add world title to trophy haulupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 18:18:00

Lionel Messi scored an extra-time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Estudiantes 2-1 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday to confirm the Spanish and European champions as the top team on the planet.

Ten-man Real Madrid close gap on frustrated Barcelonaupdated: Sat Oct 31 2009 18:37:00

Real Madrid reduced Barcelona's league lead to one point after returning to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Getafe on Saturday night despite having a man sent off.

Real coach Pellegrini feels heatupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 15:33:00

Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini is under intense pressure after his side's humiliating 4-0 defeat to third-flight minnows Alcorcon in the Spanish Cup.

Ronaldo double lights up lackluster Real winupdated: Sun Sep 20 2009 17:05:00

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his sensational scoring form as Real Madrid again flattered to deceive before overwhelming bottom club Xerez 5-0 to take top spot in Spain.

Ronaldo strike helps Real join Barcelona at topupdated: Sat Sep 12 2009 18:28:00

Barcelona and Real Madrid made it two wins from two in Spain as star signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored for a second successive match for their new clubs.

Sudden death syndrome: Football's silent killerupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 12:39:00

With the shock death of Daniel Jarque - the 26 year-old Espanyol captain who suffered a cardiac arrest after training on Saturday - fans were left wondering how a man in such peak condition could endure a fate typically associated with the ageing and obese.

Obinna scores twice as Nigeria defeat Kenyaupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 11:33:00

Substitute Victor Obinna came off the bench to score twice as Nigeria beat Kenya 3-0 in Abuja, to claim their first victory in African World Cup qualifying Group B.

Kanu has World Cup hopesupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 11:33:00

In an interview for African Voices, footballer Kanu tells CNN's Pedro Pinto about his dreams for playing in his last World Cup.

Barcelona reserves are beaten by Osasunaupdated: Sun May 24 2009 08:19:00

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola paid the price for fielding a team of reserves as his Primera Liga champions suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Osasuna on Saturday night.

Real Madrid defeat hands Barcelona titleupdated: Sun May 17 2009 08:00:00

Barcelona were crowned Spanish champions for the first time since 2006 after Real Madrid were beaten 3-2 at Villarreal on Saturday night.

Real reel in Barcelona with win over Sevillaupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 08:04:00

Three goals from captain Raul Gonzalez helped Real Madrid come from behind to complete a 4-2 home win over Sevilla on Sunday, closing the gap with arch-rivals Barcelona to four points at the top of the Premira Liga.

Ten-man Real Madrid snatch late victoryupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 04:00:00

Gonzalo Higuain struck in time added on as Real Madrid rode their luck to move within three points of Primera Liga leaders Barcelona with a 3-2 win over Getafe at the Bernabeu.

Valencia step up bid for Champs League spotupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 16:45:00

Valencia beat 10-man Sevilla 3-1 on Sunday to step up their bid for the fourth Champions League qualifying spot from Spain.

Messi goal proves decisive for Barcelonaupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 04:39:00

Lionel Messi scored a 19th minute winner as Barcelona moved ever closer to regaining the Spanish title with a 1-0 victory at Getafe on Saturday night.

Villa penalty double lifts Valencia Euro bidupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:45:00

David Villa converted two penalties as Valencia hammered 10-man Getafe 4-1 to leapfrog Atletico Madrid into fifth in the Primera Liga table and strengthen their bid for a Champions League place.

Irrepressible Barca put six past Malagaupdated: Sun Mar 22 2009 16:58:00

Barcelona continued their free-scoring form with a 6-0 thrashing of Malaga which maintains their six-point lead at the top over Real Madrid.

Renato strikes again as Sevilla go thirdupdated: Sun Dec 14 2008 17:02:00

Brazilian Renato proved the hero once again as Sevilla followed up their win over Real Madrid with a 1-0 home victory over title rivals Villarreal on Sunday to go third in the Primera Liga table.

Diarra adds to Real's growing injury crisisupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 11:41:00

Real Madrid's injury crisis deepened on Wednesday with reports that star midfielder Mahamadou Diarra could miss the rest of the season because of a right knee problem.

Barcelona open six-point lead in Spainupdated: Sat Nov 29 2008 18:13:00

Barcelona returned to winning ways in the Spanish Primera to open up a six-point lead on arch-rivals Real Madrid who were beaten 3-1 at Getafe on Saturday.

Madrid scrape win as Villarreal run endsupdated: Sun Nov 23 2008 07:49:00

Spanish champions Real Madrid gave coach Bernd Schuster a much-needed boost, scraping to a 1-0 win over Recreativo Huelva to close to within two points of leaders Barcelona.

Messi strikes as Barca go three points clearupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 03:29:00

Second half goals by Lionel Messi and substitute Seydou Keita saw Barcelona go three points clear in the Spanish Primera Liga after their ninth successive victory.

Riquelme is omitted from Argentina squadupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 11:53:00

New Argentina coach Diego Maradona has left Boca Juniors striker Juan Roman Riquelme out of his first squad, for the friendly against Scotland in Glasgow on November 19.

Eto'o and Higuain grab four goals apieceupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 18:10:00

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain and Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o scored four goals apiece for their respective sides as the Spanish giants stepped up their title challenges on Saturday.

Flores named as new coach at Benficaupdated: Sat May 24 2008 11:26:00

Former Valencia coach Enrique Sanchez Flores has been named as new coach of Benfica on a two-year contract, the Portuguese side announced on Saturday.

Atletico owe Champions place to Forlanupdated: Sun May 11 2008 17:45:00

Diego Forlan scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 on Sunday in the penultimate round of Spanish league matches.

A rising star with his feet on the groundupdated: Tue May 06 2008 07:47:00

In the age of super-rich and ultra spoiled footballers, it's difficult to come across a player who has not lost touch with reality and whose ego hasn't inflated to the size of a blimp.

Real Madrid poised to lift 31st titleupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 11:59:00

Real Madrid can claim a 31st Spanish title success this weekend if they beat Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona and Villarreal fail to win.

Lucio own goal gives Zenit crucial drawupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 17:12:00

Bayern Munich defender Lucio headed into his own net to give Zenit St Petersburg a crucial away goal ahead of next week's return match in Russia, after Thursday night's UEFA Cup semifinal first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

Real romp towards Spanish league titleupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 17:49:00

Real Madrid are poised to clinch a second successive Spanish league title after going 10 points clear at the top with a 2-0 victory at Racing Santander on Sunday.

Valencia beat Getafe to win Spanish Cupupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 18:19:00

Juan Manuel Mata and Alexis Ruano scored early goals to help Valencia beat Getafe 3-1 in the Copa del Rey final at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on Wednesday.

Bayern target treble gloryupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 11:45:00

Eight goals, two matches and three days may have transformed Bayern Munich's season from a good one into a great one.

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