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La Liga: Barca scrape home, Atletico Madrid romp past Rayo
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La Liga: Barca scrape home, Atletico Madrid romp past Rayo

Aug 26 2013, 6:06am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona remain top of the Spanish Primera Liga after a 1-0 win against Malaga while Atletico Madrid moved into second place with a 5-0 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano.

Madrid, Aug 26 — FC Barcelona remain top of the Spanish Primera Liga after a 1-0 win against Malaga while Atletico Madrid moved into second place with a 5-0 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano. Adriano's...

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La Liga: Barca scrape home, Atletico Madrid romp past Rayo

Aug 26 2013, 6:06am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Aug 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona remain top of the Spanish Primera Liga after a 1-0 win against Malaga while Atletico Madrid moved into second place with a 5-0 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano.

Madrid, Aug 26 — FC Barcelona remain top of the Spanish Primera Liga after a 1-0 win against Malaga while Atletico Madrid moved into second place with a 5-0 drubbing of Rayo Vallecano.

Adriano's goal on the stroke of halftime was enough to give Barca a win on a difficult night in the La Rosaleda Stadium Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Barca coach Tata Martino introduced made changes to his side, such as Alex Song for Sergio Busquets, Adriano for Dani Alves and Cesc Fabregas for the injured Lionel Messi, but there was no starting place for Neymar, who again began the match on the bench.

Adriano once again showed his talent as a player to score excellent goals on the stroke of halftime with a shot from outside of the Malaga penalty area.

Meanwhile the second half saw both sides hit the woodwork and Barca keeper, Victor Valdes make a fine save from Malaga's Seba Fernandez in the last minute of the game as the home side worked hard to take a point against a Barca side which lacked spark without Messi and with Neymar coming into the game after more than an hour.

Atletico showed they can again challenge for a top four position as Diego Simeone' s side warmed up for the return leg of the Spanish Supercup with a 5-0 thrashing of Rayo.

The loss of Radamel Falcao to Monaco doesn't appear to have harmed Atletico at all, in fact they looked a more compact side.

Raul Garcia opened the scoring after six minutes and the game was virtually over as a contest after 34 minutes, but Diego Costa and Arda Turan had added two more goals to complete the rout.

Meanwhile Levante, who last week lost 0-7 to Barca, recovered to draw 0-0 to Sevilla in a game that will not live long in the memory of those who watched it.

Real Madrid travel to Granada to play Monday night.

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Jul 21 2014 6:19pm CDT | Source: floyd mayweather wiki

Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets (
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Barcelona Signing Luis Suarez Could Mean Change Of Role For Lionel Messi

Jul 18 2014 5:52am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Luis Suarez Barcelona Shirts on Sale
Barca star could drop deeper to make way for new signing. SEE ALSO: Top 10 Players: Best Footballers In the World Ever Barcelona's new manager Luis Enrique may have some radical changes in mind to accommodate new signing Luis Suarez into his side next season, according to Mundo Deportivo. In what may be something of a controversial decision, the free-scoring Argentine may be pushed further back as Suarez and Brazilian forward Neymar occupy the more advanced roles in the side. It ...
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James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas, and the World Cup's most surprising players

Jul 14 2014 2:47pm CDT | Source: SBNation

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil - "Ecuador v France"
James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas, Enner Valencia and Javier Mascherano, we knew you were good, but you weren't supposed to be that good. What is a "surprising player"? It is a pretty vague term and could be used to describe pretty much anyone, from the big money players on their biggest stage yet, to the standout players who finally got out of relative anonymity. The players unknown to the world can surprise, as can the long ...
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Exclusive: Arsenal In Secret Talks to Seal £12m Barcelona Midfielder Capture

Jul 12 2014 6:49am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Luis Enrique Unveiled As New Barcelona Coach
Emirates Stadium side set to complete second Nou Camp swoop. Check in to Third Place Playoff: Brazil vs Netherlands Arsenal are closing in on a deal to re-sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in a second player from the La Liga outfit having successfully completed the capture of Chilean Alexis Sanchez. CaughtOffside understands that Wenger has been hot in pursuit of a number of pote ...
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Jun 17 2014 11:21am CDT | Source: floyd mayweather wiki

Marc Bartra (L) of Barcelona vies agains
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Jun 15 2014 6:57am CDT | Source: floyd mayweather wiki

Barcelona's midfielder Sergio Busquets (
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Jun 14 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: floyd mayweather wiki

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Diego Costa Sells Penalty, Spain Takes 1-0 Lead on the Netherlands

Jun 13 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Spain Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Diego Costa got the memo: the 2014 FIFA World Cup cannot go 30 minutes without a controversial decision from the referee. This time Costa made sure to sell a sweeping challenge by Stefan de Vrij inside the box, earning Spain a penalty kick in the first half vs. the Netherlands. de Vrij appeard to miss Costa with the initial challenge, but caught Costa with the trailing leg, prompting referee Nicola Rizzoli to point to the spot. (Scott Hall probably appreciated the sell job by Costa.) ...
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Chelsea In Talks to Sign Another Former Arsenal Man: £10m Deal Discussed

Jun 13 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Jose Mourinho New Chelsea Manager Press Conference and Photo Call
Stamford Bridge side chase midfielder. Check in to Cameroon vs Croatia Having completed the signing of former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas it appears that Jose Mourinho is looking to bring in another former Arsenal man with the Metro claiming that Chelsea boss is ready to make a £10m bid for Cameroon international Alex Song. Read more Chelsea transfer news. The 26 year old is one of a host of player incoming Barc ...
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2014 World Cup Team News: Spain vs Netherlands

Jun 13 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: inside spanish football

Spain Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
In a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final, Spain look to, once more, defeat the Dutchmen, lead by new addition Diego Costa, while Holland sport a healthy mix of youth and experience with a three headed beast in the attack. Spain XI: Casillas, Azplicueta, Piqué, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi, Silva, Iniesta, Costa Editor’s […] ...
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