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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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Pressure Now on Carlo Ancelotti to Make Florentino Perez's Galactico Dream Work

Jul 22 2014 7:16am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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Real Madrid Signing James Rodriguez Puts Isco's Status in Doubt

Jul 20 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

James Rodriguez Officially Unveiled At Real Madrid
James Rodriguez, who just returned to Monaco after a terrific World Cup, is set to join Real Madrid, per The Independent. As a result of this potential move, Isco's place within the squad is now in jeopardy. Isco turned a lot of heads in the 2012-13 season when he was with Malaga. The 22-year-old was Manuel Pellegrini's best player and also the catalyst during the club's run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Those incredible perf ...
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Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest on James Rodriguez, Alvaro Negredo and More

Jul 20 2014 4:39am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

James Rodriguez Officially Unveiled At Real Madrid
Real Madrid are just a few players away from becoming immortal in the world of football. Though they harbour some of the best talents that the game has to offer in their ranks and the title of European champions, Real being Real means that they’re always hungry for more. With that in mind, they’re looking to bring Colombian sensation James Rodriguez to the Bernabeu to fill the No. 10 role in the upcoming campaign. A fee of €85 million has been agreed with Monaco for Rodriguez’ ...
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Ten Reasons Why The 2014 World Cup Was The Best Ever

Jul 16 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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The ten best reasons why the World Cup in Brazil was the best tournament yet. Check in to Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Another World Cup has come by and went in what felt like the blink of an eye, and all that's left now are memories to keep us warm until the next one in four years time. Brazil has been a wonderful host country and of all the components that made this tournament the best ever here are the top ten reasons why we miss it already. 10. Martin O'Neil ...
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Gotze only the latest in a long list of Germans to shine at the World Cup

Jul 14 2014 3:12pm CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

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Manuel Neuer Wins Golden Glove at 2014 World Cup

Jul 13 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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James Rodriguez wins 2014 World Cup Golden Boot

Jul 13 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: SBNation

James Rodriguez Officially Unveiled At Real Madrid
The Colombian finished with six goal to become the top goal scorer at the World Cup. Colombia's James Rodriguez has won the 2014 Golden Boot award as the tournament's leading goal scorer. Rodriguez played in five games, scoring six times, one more than second place Thomas Müller. The 23-year-old AS Monaco player rocketed to super stardom with his sensation performance in Brazil, helping le ...
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1 week ago

Liverpool Rumour Roundup: Reds Linked With Three Strikers Following Suarez Exit and Other Gossip

Jul 12 2014 5:12am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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1 week ago

FC Barcelona Sign Luis Suarez From Liverpool: CaughtOffside Writers Have Their Say On The Deal

Jul 11 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

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FC Barcelona and Liverpool today announced that a fee had been agreed for Luis Suarez to move to Camp Nou in the coming days. Here, CaughtOffside writers offer their thoughts. Are Liverpool better off without the Luis Suarez circus? Adam Davies: Sort of. He wasn't exactly the most endearing character to non-Liverpool fans, and thus made Liverpool occasionally tough for neutrals to like. On the pitch, it might be a different matter. Jordan Chamberlain: No, frankly. The suppose ...
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