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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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FIFA Ballon d'Or 2014 Candidates Named: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and More

Oct 27 2014 10:56pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer lead the nominations for FIFA's 2014 Ballon d'Or award. The governing body released on Monday a list of 23 names being considered for the prize, reported by FIFA.com: A shortlist of the final three candidates will be announced before the eventual winner is crowned on Jan. 12, 2015. Ronaldo is gunning to retain the trophy for the first time in his career with a third overall win, while Messi will be looking to become the first-e ...
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The casual, understated side of Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliance

Oct 27 2014 12:36pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Isco, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez are drawing more praise than usual for their performances against Barcelona, but Cristiano Ronaldo was as fantastic as ever. Cristiano Ronaldo's only goal in this Saturday's Clásico was from the penalty spot and he did not directly assist either of Real Madrid's other goals, so he's not drawing the same kind of plaudits as his teammates are for their impressive 3-1 win over Barcelona. One of his teammates who has ...
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Lionel Messi Injury: Updates on Barcelona Star's Ankle and Return

Oct 27 2014 8:02am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reportedly had to have an injection in his injured ankle in order to play in Saturday's 3-1 El Clasico loss to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. However, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo (h/t Spanish football writer Dermot Corrigan) reports that the Argentinian superstar has no long-term fitness issues and will be fine to play against Celta Vigo in the weekend's upcoming La Liga clash: ...
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Gareth Bale Injury Has Been a Blessing in Disguise for Real Madrid

Oct 27 2014 7:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It has been a magnificent week for Real Madrid.  Coming off the back of a 5-0 win against Levante, they crushed Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield before defeating Barcelona 3-1 in the Clasico on Saturday night. And all three results were achieved without Gareth Bale. The Welshman was on the bench for the win at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia after coming back from international duty with a slight muscle injury in his gluteal buttock. It soon became clear that it was a littl ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Golden Shoe Ceremony Date Announced

Oct 27 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is set to receive his third Golden Shoe award of a glittering career on Thursday, Nov. 6 after top-scoring in European league football in the 2013-14 season. He shares the award with Luis Suarez after both scored 31 league goals last term, the Uruguayan's haul coming for Liverpool in the Premier League. However, while Suarez has already been presented with the gong—by former boss Kenny Dalglish— ...
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Twitter Reacts to Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar vs. Real Madrid

Oct 25 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Ever since Luis Suarez completed his big money move to Barcelona, the world has been waiting to see the enticing attacking triumvirate of the Uruguayan, Neymar and Lionel Messi in action together. Suarez made his first ever appearance in the iconic Blaugrana strip in one of the most prestigious games on the planet, and although he set up Neymar early on to put the Catalans in front, Los Blancos rallied to take a 3-1 win thanks to goals from ...
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Barcelona’s Gerard Pique could have given away TWO penalties v Real Madrid in the 1st half

Oct 25 2014 11:57am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was lucky not to give away two penalties in the first half against Real Madrid on Saturday night.Pique hand balled the ball in his own area which allowed Cristiano Ronaldo the Madrid equalizer from the spot.Before that, however, Pique was fortunate the ref didn’;t point to the spot when the Spaniard hauled down French international Karim Benzema in the the box.Pique appeared to aggressively take the Real striker down without playing the ball.Should Real ...
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Real spoil Suarez’s Barca debut with Clasico win

Oct 25 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid’s 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling “clasico” match Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a four-month biting ban and set up Neymar to fire in a long strike for a fourth-minute lead at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. But Rona ...
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Real spoil Suarez’s Barca debut with Clasico win

Oct 25 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid’s 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling “clasico” match Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a four-month biting ban and set up Neymar to fire in a long strike for a fourth-minute lead at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. But Ronaldo leveled from the p ...
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Real spoil Suarez’s Barca debut with Clasico win

Oct 25 2014 11:05am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid’s 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling “clasico” match Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a four-month biting ban and set up Neymar to fire in a long strike for a fourth-minute lead at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. But Ronaldo leveled from the penalty spot in the 35th to end Barcelo ...
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