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Barcelona close in on La Liga title
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Barcelona close in on La Liga title

May 6 2013, 12:55am CDT | by

Madrid, May 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona moved to within touching distance of the La Liga title with a 4-2 home win over Betis.

Madrid, May 6 — FC Barcelona moved to within touching distance of the La Liga title with a 4-2 home win over Betis. Lionel Messi came off the bench with 35 minutes remaining to decide an...

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Barcelona close in on La Liga title

May 6 2013, 12:55am CDT | by

Madrid, May 6 (IANS) FC Barcelona moved to within touching distance of the La Liga title with a 4-2 home win over Betis.

Madrid, May 6 — FC Barcelona moved to within touching distance of the La Liga title with a 4-2 home win over Betis.

Lionel Messi came off the bench with 35 minutes remaining to decide an entertaining game in which Betis had twice taken the lead thanks to goals from Dorlan Pabon and Ruben Garcia Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Alexis Sanchez and David Villa, who had missed several chances in the first half, pulled Barca back level and once Messi had scored a trademark free kick, the game swung decisively in Barca's way. Messi sealed the win with a tap-in following a magnificent move involving Andres Ineista and Alexis.

Real Madrid's 4-3 home win over Valladolid, which came with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo Saturday, had meant that Barcelona could not celebrate the league title this weekend whatever the result at Camp Nou.

Meanwhile the Madrid game also served to confirm the divorce between Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and the fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he was booed at several moments in the game.

A Marc Valiente own goal and a strike from Kaka sealed Madrid's win while Ronaldo's second was his 200th in a Real Madrid shirt.

Atletico Madrid were again below their best as they drew 0-0 away to Deportivo la Coruna to slip to eight points behind their neighbours. But at least the point served to assure their place in next season's Champions League.

With fourth placed Real Sociedad not playing until Monday, Valencia recovered some ground in the battle for the final Champions League place with a thumping 4-0 thrashing over relegation threatened Osasuna. Roberto Soldado, Ricardo Costa, Ever Banega and Jonas completed the rout against an Osasuna that ended the game with just nine men after David Timor and Alejandro Arribas were sent off.

Sevilla still have a chance of European football after Unai Emery's side got off to a flying start in their home game against Espanyol. A Joan Capdevila own goal opened the scoring before Coke and Alvaro Negredo had wrapped up the 3-0 win before the midway point of first half.

At the wrong end of the table, Zaragoza and Granada took important wins. A dreadful refereeing decision opened the door for Zaragoza after referee Teixeira Vitienes gave the home side a spot kick for handball after 26 minutes at home to Rayo Vallecano when the ball was not even close to the arm of Rayo defender Jordi Figueras.

Apono had no complaints as he fired Zaragoza ahead and the result was beyond doubt when Rodri added a second just after halftime and Apono's second goal in injury time put the icing on the cake.

Meanwhile Odion Ighalo's solitary goal gave Granada a win in their derby at home to a disappointing Malaga.

Mallorca are still stuck on the bottom of the table after a 1-1 draw at home to Levante. Tomar Hemed scored an early goal for Mallorca but Robert Acquafresca's second goal of the campaign assured the points were shared in a hard-fought match.

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Atletico target Lukaku to stay at Chelsea

Jul 21 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: inside spanish football

International Medieval Combat At Belmonte Castle
Atletico Madrid transfer target Romelu Lukaku is set to reject approaches from the Spanish champions and Everton in order to fight for a first team place at Chelsea next season, according to Sky Sports. With the sales of Diego Costa and David Villa, the Rojiblancos are attempting to strengthen the ...
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Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard To Confirm Move to MLS Side New York City FC Next Week

Jul 19 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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Retired England veteran to link up with MLS outfit. Check in to Burnley vs Chelsea Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to complete his free transfer to new MLS franchise New York City FC over the coming week, according to the Daily Star. The 36-year-old, who was a part of England's World Cup party in Brazil, has been without a club since leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the previous season, but ...
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Former Chelsea man Frank Lampard set to join David Villa at New York City next week [Independent]

Jul 19 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

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David Villa will be happy about this, it must’ve been getting lonely as the only player at nascent MLS franchise New York City. Former Chelsea man Frank Lampard is set to join the Spaniard at NYC, according to the Independent, with a deal expected to be struck next week. As NYC will not actually take part in the MLS until March 2015 due to their recent forming, and their sheer lack of a squad for the time being, Lampard may follow David Villa to ...
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Report: BBC claims Frank Lampard is set to join New York City FC next week; NYCFC decline comment

Jul 19 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: MLSnet - Major League Soccer

The Spain Team Arrive Back from Brazil
Frank Lampard slots the ball to David Villa, who scores! That's what New York City FC supporters must be dreaming about after Saturday's BBC report claiming that the Chelsea legend "will complete his move to Major League Soccer newcomers New York City next week." When contacted by MLSsoccer.com about the story on Saturday, a NYCFC spokesman declined comment. Read Mor ...
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New York City FC's Claudio Reyna talks building team in interview, says Manchester City U-21s an option

Jul 18 2014 11:13am CDT | Source: MLSnet - Major League Soccer

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Even though New York City FC won’t take to the field until early 2015, the MLS expansion club hasn’t been stranger to making headlines with the signing of Spanish international David Villa and rumors linking them to Xavi ...
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FIFA Reveals Frank Lampard Coming To NYCFC, Is Xavi Next Name To Drop?

Jul 15 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Barcelona's midfielder Xavi Hernandez at
First David Villa, now Chelsea’s Frank Lampard. Lifelong Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez could very well be next, as he’s reportedly met with NYCFC’s proxy CEO, Man City’s Ferraro Soriano in the interest of making a move at the ripe old age of 34. Here’s the potentially unintended reveal from FIFA.com’s summer transfer rundown: [FIFA.com] Prior to exiting Brazil 2014 at the first-round stage, Spain’s David Villa and England’s Frank Lampard had already so ...
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Eduardo Carvalho

Jul 15 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: floyd mayweather wiki

The Spain Team Arrive Back from Brazil
‎International career ← Previous revision Revision as of 20:53, 15 July 2014 Line 47: Line 47:       ==International career==   ==International career== − After [[UEFA Euro 2008]], Eduardo was called for new [[Portugal national football team|national team]] coach [[Carlos Queiroz]] for the [[2010 FIFA World Cup]] [[2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)|qualifiers]] against [[Malta national football ...
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Roar proclaim Kurtishi a hidden gem

Jul 15 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Fox Sports Australia

The Spain Team Arrive Back from Brazil
FOR every David Villa there is a Besart Berisha. That is the philosophy behind the Brisbane Roar’s acquisition of unheralded Albanian Mensur Kur ...
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Jul 14 2014 4:48am CDT | Source: floyd mayweather wiki

‎Goalscorers ← Previous revision Revision as of 09:48, 14 July 2014 Line 451: Line 451:   *{{flagicon|GRE}} [[Greece national football team|Eduard Forceman]]   *{{flagicon|GRE}} [[Greece national football team|Eduard Forceman]]   *{{flagicon|SPA}} [[David Villa]]   *{{flagicon|SPA}} [[David ...
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Adrian Lopez to Porto: Latest Transfer Details, Reaction and More

Jul 12 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Portuguese giants Porto have bolstered their attack this summer, adding former Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Adrian Lopez to the fold.  The team tweeted out a picture of Lopez joining his new teammates as they traveled to the Netherlands: Tom Conn of Inside Spanish Football has more: Adrian had been rumoured to be one of the players due to leave the club after failing to reach the same level for the past two years as he showed in his breakou ...
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