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Isco takes swipe at Zidane after Spain hat-trick

Isco said he felt “alive” after his first career hat-trick helped Spain thrash Argentina 6-1 and took a swipe at his club coach Zinedine Zidane. The Real Madrid playmaker has seen his club football limited in spells under Zidane this season. However, Isco produced a superb display against Argentina, whose captain Lionel Messi again watched from the stands at the ...

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Neymar stretchered off as PSG beat Marseille 3-0

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Paris St-Germain striker Neymar was taken off on a stretcher during their win over Marseille, nine days before their Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid. The £200m striker appeared to twist his ankle while chasing Bouna Sarr. PSG beat Marseille in Le Classique with ease, as Kylian Mbappe smashed home the opener and Rolando turned Neymar’s pass into ...

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My agent will listen to offers from Real Madrid – Courtois

Thibaut Courtois says he is “talking to Chelsea” over a new contract but admitted that he and his agent would “listen” if Real Madrid got in touch. The 25-year-old’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 2019 and speculation has linked Courtois with a return to the Spanish capital, where he previously spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, ...

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Asensio hits brace as Real Madrid edge Betis in thriller

Marco Asensio scored twice as Real Madrid beat Real Betis to secure a third successive victory. Zinedine Zidane’s side took the lead when Asensio nodded in, but Betis equalised through Aissa Mandi. Nacho’s own goal put Betis ahead at the break but Sergio Ramos, Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put the defending champions in control. Sergio Leon’s late goal ...

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Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real thrash Sociedad

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad to warm up for Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Paris St-Germain. Ronaldo set up Lucas Vazquez to head in the first-minute opener, then blasted home from Marcelo’s cross. Toni Kroos added a third before Ronaldo headed in Luka Modric’s corner. Jon Bautista pulled one back after the break, but ...

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Ronaldo scores two penalties in victory over Valencia

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot as Real Madrid saw off Valencia to ease the pressure on boss Zinedine Zidane. It saw fourth-placed Real close the gap on the hosts to two points, with a game in hand, although they remain 16 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona. Ronaldo converted after being fouled in the box and added ...

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Man United top Real Madrid, in Deloitte’s Football Money League

Manchester United have topped Deloitte’s Football Money League for the second year running, topping the rich list ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Mirror’s Simon Bird relayed the list from the accounting organisation, with United retaining top spot for revenue generated in the 2016-17 season despite playing their European football in the UEFA Europa League rather than the more ...

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Former Brazil and AC Milan midfielder Kaka announces retirement

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, has retired. The 35-year-old, who began his career in Brazil with Sao Paulo, was most recently with MLS club Orlando City. Kaka played his final match as Orlando’s season ended in October, and in November was reportedly offered a director role at Serie A club Milan. He ...

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Ronaldo nets winner as Real Madrid win Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo expects to continue his “trajectory” and win more trophies at Real Madrid after scoring the winner against Gremio in Saturday’s Club World Cup final. The Portugal international, 32, curled home a free-kick as Real became the first team to win back-to-back titles. Ronaldo won a fifth Ballon d’Or earlier this month and crowned himself “the best player in history”. ...

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UCL draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona, Real Madrid battle PSG

Chelsea have been drawn against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham will face Italian champions Juventus. Premier League leaders Manchester City will play Switzerland’s Basel, Manchester United face La Liga side Sevilla and Liverpool take on Portugal’s Porto. Holders Real Madrid will face Paris St-Germain. A record five English teams progressed from the group stage ...

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