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Real Madrid score five, Athletic produce fightback

Nov 10 2013, 7:54am CST | by IANS

Madrid, Nov 10 (IANS) Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win at home over Real Sociedad in La Liga.

Madrid, Nov 10 — Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win at home over Real Sociedad in La Liga. The game was over as a contest by halftime as Real Madrid raced into a 4-0 lead Saturday thanks to...

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Real Madrid score five, Athletic produce fightback

Nov 10 2013, 7:54am CST | by IANS

Madrid, Nov 10 (IANS) Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win at home over Real Sociedad in La Liga.

Madrid, Nov 10 — Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 win at home over Real Sociedad in La Liga.

The game was over as a contest by halftime as Real Madrid raced into a 4-0 lead Saturday thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, who opened the score after 12 minutes and netted a 26th minute penalty, Karim Benzema and Sami Khedira, reports Xinhua.

The visitors helped the Madrid cause with disastrous tactics and poor defending which left them open on the break, something the home side exploited ruthlessly.

Real Sociedad coach Jagoba Arrasate tightened things up after the break and was rewarded when Antoine Griezmann scored a clever chip after an hour, although Ronaldo then completed his hat-trick with a majestic free kick with 15 minutes remaining.

Elsewhere, Athletic Club Bilbao reinforced their position in fifth place after yet another fightback earned them a 2-1 win at home to Levante in San Mames.

Levante had been the last side to win in the Basque club's old stadium and looked on course to be the first to take all three points in the new one when David Barral poked home at the second attempt in the 32nd minute.

However, Athletic refused to accept defeat in front of their home fans. Led by substitute Mikel Rico, they produced the sort of brave football their supporters enjoy. Rico volleyed home after 71 minutes and Aritz Aduriz's header seven minutes from time ensured the home win.

Getafe again struggled at home with a 1-1 draw against Elche. Pedro Leon's goal put Getafe ahead but in front of another disappointing turnout in the Alfonso Perez Coliseum, Yiadom Boakye headed home the equalising goal.

Finally Rayo Vallecano won 2-0 away to Celta Vigo. Celta have not won at home throughout the campaign. The win lifts Rayo off the bottom and leaves Betis, who entertain Barcelona Sunday, in last place. Jonathan Viera and Joaquin Larrivey scored Rayo's goals to award an another attacking display from Paco Jemez's side.

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Ancelotti on Ronaldo failing to score v Liverpool, confirms Bale starts v Rayo Vallecano

Nov 5 2014 4:36am CST | Source: 101 great goals

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the press after the 1-0 win over Liverpool.With Cristiano Ronaldo in such great form, no one could believe that the Portuguese forward failed to score against a weakened Liverpool side.Ancelotti, as ever, hailed Ronaldo for his link-up play with Karim Benzema.Later on in the video above, Ancelotti also talks about Gareth Bale who he confirms will start against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Man City v CSKA Moscow ...
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Carlo Ancelotti Says Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid Went Easy on Liverpool

Nov 5 2014 3:45am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted his side "did not play at a high tempo" during the Champions League victory over Liverpool "because we did not need to."Los Blancos scored in the 27th minute through Karim Benzema and dictated proceedings for the rest of the match. Liverpool rarely threatened and managed just four attempts on goal to the home side's 27, recorded by WhoScored.com, as Brend ...
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Ancelotti admits Liverpool failed to push Real Madrid

Nov 4 2014 9:18pm CST | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Karim Benzema's goal was enough for Real Madrid as they defeated Champions League opponents Liverpool 1-0. NO, This article does not ...
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Lucas Leiva celebrates making his 250th appearance for Liverpool after defeat to Real Madrid

Nov 4 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: 101 great goals

Hoje completei meu jogo 250 pelo Liverpool, uma caminhada longa de muitos altos e baixos e tendo que escutar muita bobagem mas creio que foi um grande jogo para completar este número jogando contra o melhor time do mundo. Obrigado toda minha família e as pessoas que sempre torcem por mim. Today I played my 250th game for LIverpool, it was a long journey with a lot up and downs and I had to listen a lot of stupid things anyway it was ...
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6 weeks ago

Liverpool Can Take Huge Positives from Champions League Loss at Real Madrid

Nov 4 2014 4:34pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Ultimately, it was a defeat, but Liverpool can take plenty of positives from their 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night. The only goal of the game arrived on 27 minutes when Karim Benzema finished Marcelo's excellent cross from low range. There were other chances for the Spaniards, the reigning champions and quite arguably the best team on the planet, but Rodgers' ...
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Champions League Results 2014: Scores, Group Tables, Standings for Matchday 4

Nov 4 2014 4:31pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Matchday 4 of the 2014-15 Champions League group stages was filled with drama, controversy and numerous fantastic goals, but in the end, Tuesday only produced one major upset out of eight matches.Liverpool fought bravely but came up just short at Real Madrid, while Arsenal inexplicably gave up a three-goal lead to draw with Anderlecht.   Juventus kept their Champions League hopes alive with a come-from-behind win over Olympiakos, and Galatasaray's fans lived up to their questionable reputat ...
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Real down Liverpool to reach Champion League knockout round

Nov 4 2014 3:43pm CST | Source: globeandmail

Karim Benzema‘s strike puts holders into the last ...
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Real Madrid beats Liverpool, into round of 16

Nov 4 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GENEVA — Real Madrid beat an under-strength Liverpool 1-0 to advance in the Champions League on Tuesday although Cristiano Ronaldo failed to equal the competition scoring record. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was beaten by Karim Benzema in the 27th minute but repeatedly stopped Ronaldo scoring the goal he needs to match Madrid great Raul Gonzalez’s 71 career goals in Europe’s top club competition. It also ended Ronaldo’s 12-game scoring stre ...
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Real Madrid beats Liverpool, into round of 16

Nov 4 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GENEVA — Real Madrid beat an under-strength Liverpool 1-0 to advance in the Champions League on Tuesday although Cristiano Ronaldo failed to equal the competition scoring record. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was beaten by Karim Benzema in the 27th minute but repeatedly stopped Ronaldo scoring the goal he needs to match Madrid great Raul Gonzalez’s 71 career goals in Europe’s top club competition. It also ended Ronaldo’s 12-gam ...
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6 weeks ago

Real Madrid beats Liverpool, into round of 16

Nov 4 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GENEVA — Real Madrid beat an under-strength Liverpool 1-0 to advance in the Champions League on Tuesday although Cristiano Ronaldo failed to equal the competition scoring record. Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was beaten by Karim Benzema in the 27th minute but repeatedly stopped Ronaldo scoring the goal he needs to match Madrid great Raul Gonzalez’s 71 career goals in Europe’s top club competition. It also ended Ron ...
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