Messi the best ever – Luis Enrique

Messi the best ever – Luis Enrique Barcelona coach Luis Enrique refused to be drawn into talk about Lionel Messi’s future as he hailed the record-breaker the best ever player. Messi became the all-time leading La Liga goalscorer by scoring a hat-trick in Barca’s 5-1 thrashing of Sevilla on Saturday. Argentina captain Messi was coy…

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Ancelotti: Isco a ´perfect´ Modric replacement

Ancelotti: Isco a ´perfect´ Modric replacement Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed Isco as a perfect replacement for stricken playmaker Luka Modric after an impressive show at Eibar. The Spain international was thrust into the heart of Real’s midfield as a result of Modric’s thigh injury – expected to keep the Croatian out for six…

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Serie A Review: Top two both victorious

Serie A Review: Top two both victorious Both Juventus and Roma secured all three points away from home as they overcame Lazio and Atalanta respectively on Saturday. Reigning champions Juve began the day three points clear of their nearest title rivals at the summit, before Roma’s 2-1 win at Atalanta brought them momentarily level with…

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Van Gaal critical of United despite win

Van Gaal critical of United despite win Louis van Gaal believes there is plenty of room for improvement from Manchester United after their 2-1 Premier League win at Arsenal. A Kieran Gibbs own goal and Wayne Rooney’s strike five minutes from time were enough to render Olivier Giroud’s injury-time effort a consolation. But United were…

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Wenger frustrated by wasteful Arsenal defeat

Wenger frustrated by wasteful Arsenal defeat Arsene Wenger was left to rue his Arsenal side not making their dominance count in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League loss to Manchester United. The Londoners pinned United back inside their own half for long spells at the Emirates Stadium, only for Louis van Gaal’s side to lead against the…

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Messi pays homage after record-breaking day

Messi pays homage after record-breaking day Barcelona star Lionel Messi paid homage to those who have supported him through his career after becoming La Liga’s all-time leading scorer. The 27-year-old produced a stunning display as Barcelona crushed Sevilla 5-1 at Camp Nou on Saturday, with Messi scoring three. Former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra had…

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La Liga Review: Real Madrid, Barcelona win big

La Liga Review: Real Madrid, Barcelona win big Real Madrid and Barcelona were both resounding victors in La Liga action on Sunday, while defending champions Atletico Madrid also won. League-leading Real extended their winning streak after they swept aside Eibar 4-0 at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a brace, while James Rodriguez and…

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Rooney revels in success of counter-attack play

Rooney revels in success of counter-attack play Wayne Rooney claimed a gameplan to hit Arsenal on the break worked to perfection as Manchester United grabbed a 2-1 win in north London.  The hosts dominated the Premier League contest for long spells at the Emirates Stadium before falling behind to a Kieran Gibbs own goal in…

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Messi breaks La Liga goal record

Messi breaks La Liga goal record Lionel Messi became the leading goalscorer in La Liga history after netting a hat-trick for Barcelona against Sevilla on Saturday. The prolific Argentinian took the his tally of Spanish top-flight goals to 253 with a treble either side of the break, moving past Telmo Zarra’s record of 251 that…

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Reus injury angers Klopp

Reus injury angers Klopp Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is well aware that injury to star man Marco Reus will be difficult for his side to accept. Reus, who has already struggled with injuries this season, was forced off with an ankle issue following a strong challenge from Marvin Bakalorz during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at…

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