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Real Madrid kick off Cup campaign with 0-0 draw

Dec 7 2013, 7:30pm CST | by IANS

Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid failed to win the first leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey (King's Cup) tie away to third tier side Olimpic de Xativa after being held to a 0-0 draw by the side from close to Valencia Saturday night, Xinhua reported.

Madrid, Dec 8 — Real Madrid failed to win the first leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey (King's Cup) tie away to third tier side Olimpic de Xativa after being held to a 0-0 draw by the side from close...

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Real Madrid kick off Cup campaign with 0-0 draw

Dec 7 2013, 7:30pm CST | by IANS

Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Real Madrid failed to win the first leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey (King's Cup) tie away to third tier side Olimpic de Xativa after being held to a 0-0 draw by the side from close to Valencia Saturday night, Xinhua reported.

Madrid, Dec 8 — Real Madrid failed to win the first leg of their last 32 Copa del Rey (King's Cup) tie away to third tier side Olimpic de Xativa after being held to a 0-0 draw by the side from close to Valencia Saturday night, Xinhua reported.

Although Madrid were without Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso and Gareth Bale, who was struck down with flu prior to the game, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti fielded a string side including players such as Sergio Ramos, Angel de Maria and Iker Casillas, but saw how they were unable to put one goal past a team playing two divisions below them in a lackluster display.

Reigning cup holders, Atletico Madrid in contrast assured their place in the last 16 with a 4-0 win away to San Andreu. Atletico never looked back after Raul Garcia put them ahead on 13 minutes and Arda Turam doubled the lead 7 minutes later.

Turam netted his second 10 minutes into the second half and David Villa rounded off the scoring in the closing minutes to make the return leg a virtual irrelevance.

Celta Vigo striker Santi Mina celebrated his 18th birthday with the only goal of the game as his side defeated Athletic Club Bilbao 1-0 in their first leg tie.

Mina took advantage of a defensive error in a game where Athletic, who last weekend defeated FC Barcelona, wasted chances to have taken at least a draw back to Bilbao for the second leg.

Second division Girona drew 1-1 at home to Getafe. Both goals came in the first half with David Timor netting for Girona, while Ciprian Marica equalized, before both teams seemed to settle for the draw as the second half progressed.

Saturday's remaining game saw second division promotion hopefuls, Recreativo Huelva defeated Levante 1-0 thanks to a 90th minute goal scored by left back Ruyman in a game played in front of less than 1,000 fans in Huelva.

Friday saw Barcelona win 4-1 in Cartagena thanks partly to two goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Betis triumph 2-1 in Lleida, Villarreal and Elche draw 2-2, Algeciras take a 1-1 draw at home to Real Sociedad and Valladolid and Rayo draw 0-0

The remaining ties will be played Sunday.

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Four Players Who Might’ve Saved Their Liverpool Careers On Tuesday Evening V Real Madrid

Nov 5 2014 4:48am CST | Source: CaughtOffside

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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 Valle ...
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Ronaldo not focused on record

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Cristiano Ronaldo is not focused on surpassing Raul's UEFA Champions League scoring record, according to Real Madrid co ...
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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, ...
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REVEALED: Sporting CP receive just £6.5M selling Ronaldo to Man Utd

Nov 5 2014 3:10am CST | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Former Sporting CP chief Carlos Severino has spoken of their sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. NO, This article does not meet ...
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Jose Mourinho Aims Dig at Brendan Rodgers over Liverpool Team Selection

Nov 5 2014 1:50am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Jose Mourinho has suggested he wouldn't replicate Brendan Rodgers' decision to pick a severely depleted team against Real Madrid. The Portuguese manager, whose Chelsea side face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, indicated he would stop managing if he felt his team couldn't win matches. His comments were reported by Martin Lipton of the Mirror: If Liverpool decide to rest players when they play against the European champions it’s a question for the Liverpool manager, not ...
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Kolo Toure 'puts Cristiano Ronaldo in back pocket': best Memes as Liverpool defender denies Real Madrid star

Nov 5 2014 1:48am CST | Source: Football

The internet goes crazy for Kolo Toure as the Liverpool reserve defender denies Real Madrid playmaker of equalling Raul ...
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Man Utd striker Wilson: I wish I'd played with Ronaldo

Nov 5 2014 1:00am CST | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United striker James Wilson admits some regret having never played with Cristiano Ronaldo. Wilson rates the Real Madrid star among his biggest career influences. NO, This article does not ...
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Top Ten FIFA 15 International Teams In Europe: Liverpool And Arsenal Stars Give England The Edge Over Netherlands

Nov 5 2014 12:01am CST | Source: CaughtOffside

Which European teams are the top rated in FIFA 15? The international teams in FIFA have had their ratings tweaked for this season's game following the World Cup. Unsurprisingly, England have finally lost their long-undeserved five star rating, but which other teams have had their stats adjusted after their summer exploits? SEE MORE: Vertonghen Twitter - Spurs defender taunts Arsenal. Arsenal Anderlecht Ratings - Who let the Gunne ...
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The 11 Best Assists Ever: Man United Screamers And Real Madrid Schemers All Included

Nov 4 2014 11:16pm CST | Source: CaughtOffside

The 11 most impressive assists in football. For some, chalking up an assist is just as satisfying as scoring a goal. The feeling of seeing a pass you made, or putting the finishing touch on a well orchestrated move before the ball finds the next can provide a high as big as scoring one yourself. It has become a fine art, one that many have become so adept in, and though it was hard, we have narrowed it down to the 11 best a ...
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