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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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On Tuesday night, France won their second friendly of the international break, beating Armenia 3-0, despite Didier Deschamps making wholesale changes to the side that beat Portugal 2-1 at the Stade de France. Chelsea forward Loic Remy scored the opening goal of the game after just eight minutes, his seventh for his country and his third of 2014, which is lucky, because his international form is the only thing keeping him in Deschamps plans. It was an interest ...
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Armenia vs. France: Score, Grades and Reaction from International Friendly

Oct 14 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Loic Remy, Andre-Pierre Gignac and Antoine Griezmann scored the goals as France eased to a 3-0 victory over Armenia on Tuesday in an international friendly at the Hanrapetakan Stadium in Yerevan. Remy put the visitors ahead in the seventh minute before Griezmann doubled their advantage from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half. Griezmann, a second-half substitute, sealed the win with France ...
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Gignac set to lead the line for France

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Twitter Reacts To Chelsea Legend Frank Lampard Being Named Man City’s Player of the Month

Oct 13 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Twitter users accuse City of trolling their Premier League title rivals. It's fair to say that Chelsea fans were unhappy when club legend Frank Lampard left at 13 years of solid service this summer. It's also fair to say they were made even more unhappy by seeing him link up with Manchester City, and they are now undoubtedly even unhappier upon learning that he has been named as City's Player of the Month for September. SEE MORE: ...
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Mario Balotelli is "a rotten apple" and the club are better off without him according to AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi... AC Milan owner and ex-Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has revealed that he never wanted Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli at the club, and is convinced that without him the club can return to greatness. SEE MORE: Liverpool News: Liverpool rumour roundup and news: Rodgers keen ...
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Arsenal Transfer News: World-Class Stars Reportedly Eyed by Arsene Wenger

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There’s an age-old saying that goes “you can never have too much of a good thing”, and looking at reported January transfer targets for Arsenal, you suspect this is a mantra that their manager Arsene Wenger might stringently adhere to. The Gunners are without any real substantial cover in all defensive areas and are in desperate need of an imposing, physical presence at the base of their midfield. But despite the ...
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Spanish Paper Talk: ‘The Changing Of The Guard’ For Spain

Oct 12 2014 3:24am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Del Bosque defends Diego Costa from criticism after another firing another blank... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as the national team could be about to experience a 'changing of the guard' with new faces to come in.  Image courtesy of Marca. - The Changing Of The Guard. - Paco Alcacer and David De Gea are the icons of a new Spain. - Luxembourg examination; La Roja and their alarmi ...
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Spanish Paper Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo Has €1 Billion Real Madrid Release Clause

Oct 11 2014 3:25am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Casillas deals with latest criticism in silence after mistake for Spain... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Cristiano Ronaldo's agent insists that he is committed to Real Madrid the club and its fans.  Image courtesy of Marca. - Iker’s Torment. - The captain suffers his worst international error in silence. - “Goalkeepers have to live with this,” believe a sufficient majority of the 13 ‘keepers consulted by Marca. - This is how four World Champions see it: ...
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Spanish Paper Talk: Spain Face Difficult Task Against ‘Ogre’ Skrtel’s Slovakia

Oct 9 2014 3:06am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Talk of the Clasico begins as it is billed as a clash between Cristiano and Messi... All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as La Roja prepare for arguably their most difficult Euro 2016 qualifying group match against Slovakia.  Image courtesy of Marca. - A Hard Nut To Crack. - Spain are playing to remain leaders against ‘ogre’ Skrtel’s Slovakia. - La Roja will find a small and crowded stadium. Vicente Del Bosque, full of away victori ...
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Ten Most Expensive Potential Transfers In The January Window, Including Massive Liverpool & Man United Deals

Oct 8 2014 1:28am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

The ten most expensive transfers that could happen in January... Reports in today's press were surrounding Karim Benzema's potential £40m move from Real Madrid to Liverpool, and the chances of Cristiano Ronaldo's £80m return to Manchester United, also from Madrid. SEE MORE: Top 50 best footballers in the world 2014/15 Hottest TV presenters: Most beautiful sports show hosts in the world! Best teenagers in world football Of course the ...
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