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June 11, 2013 03:03 UTC
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Bayern Munich vs Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Previews

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Four of the top teams in Europe are preparing to lock horns to fight for the most coveted trophy on the continent and perhaps even the world the UEFA Champions League.

In the first semfinal, new champions of Germany, Bayern Munich will face the champions-to-be of Spain, Barcelona. The second semifinal of the 2012/13 Champions League may turn out to be a more sparkling debacle as Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are both known for their extravagance in attack.

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 28: David Villa and Lionel Messi Keep Barca Rolling On

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Lionel Messi was on target for an 18th consecutive Primera Liga game as Barcelona maintained their 13-point Liga lead over Real Madrid with a 3-1 win against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou. David Villa's first-half opener set Barca on their way before Messi stole the show with a brace. Raul Tamudo reduced the deficit for Rayo, but his first goal of the season was no more than a consolation.

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 27: Messi Reaches 40 as Barca Bounce Back

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Lionel Messi scored his 40th goal of the Primera Liga campaign as Barcelona beat basement boys Deportivo while Atletico Madrid's hundred per cent home record was ended, allowing Real Madrid to usurp them in second place.

A below-strength Barca bounced back from successive Clasico defeats with a routine win over the Galician strugglers at Camp Nou, but only a first half Alexis Sanchez header separated the teams until the final minutes when Messi, on as a substitute for David Villa, sealed the win.

Real Madrid Third Shirt for 2013-14 Season Leaked [PHOTO]

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A photo of Real Madrid's new third shirt for the 2013-14 season has been leaked on the Internet.

Real Madrid's third shirt for next season is designed and manufactured by Adidas, and sponsored by Emirates. The distinctive orange shirt will be worn in select away Champions League matches.

What are your thoughts regarding Real Madrid's new third shirt for next season?

4 Youngsters to Watch in La Liga

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La Liga is one of the best leagues in the development of young players and I've picked my top 4 that you should look out for in the next coming years. These are my picks and just who I think can go on to achieve great things in their careers. Some have been in and around La Liga for a while but there are some who are going to get the attention they truly deserve.

Is This Real Madrid’s Away or Third Shirt for the 2013-14 Season? Leaked [PHOTO]

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A photo has been leaked on the Internet of what appears to be either Real Madrid's away or third shirt for the 2013-14 season.

But which is it? Share your analysis in the comments section below as well as your opinion regarding the shirt design.

Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the blue shirt looks like something Chelsea would wear in the Premier League.

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 26: Cracks Appearing at Barcelona

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For the second time in a week, Real Madrid emerged victorious from El Clasico as the form of runaway leaders Barcelona continued to stutter. The Blaugrana's lead over Atletico was reduced to 11 points as Los Colchoneros were held at Malaga, while Los Blancos are now just two points behind their city rivals.

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 25: Top Three March On

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Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all won again at the weekend, with the Catalans maintaining their 12-point lead at the top of La Liga and the two capital clubs vying for the runners-up spot. A more intriguing drama is the unfolding battle for the fourth Champions League place with no less than five sides in contention.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and… Gareth Bale?

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Since being jettisoned into the spotlight of European football in October 2010 following his remarkable hat-trick against Inter Milan, Gareth Bale has gone from strength to strength.

The year 2013 has seen Bale continue to churn out a string of similar profile boosting, eyebrow raising performances for both club and country, the latest of which being in Tottenham's 2-1 Europa League victory against Lyon which saw Bale turn in two flashy freekick goals from range.

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 24: 300 Up For Messi

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Lionel Messi hit his 300th goal in a Barcelona shirt as the runaway leaders of La Liga came from a goal behind to defeat Granada on Saturday. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both won on Sunday to maintain second and third place respectively on a weekend when all of the top five were winners.

At Los Carmenes, Granada continued the good form that has seen them climb away from the danger zone when Odion Ighalo exposed Barca's defensive frailties to register a surprise half-time lead.

Who’s Better, Andres Iniesta or Zinedine Zidane?

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Who's better, Andres Iniesta or Zinedine Zidane? Both players have graced La Liga but which one is better, I'm talking overall here not just in la Liga, here's my view on Iniesta and Zidane.

After growing up watching Zidane I never thought that in my life time there would be a player that comes close to Zidane let alone be possibly better than him.

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 23: Barca’s Six of the Best

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Six different players got on the score sheet for Barcelona on Sunday as the runaway leaders thumped Getafe 6-1, while Real Madrid had a convincing win over Sevilla but remain 16 points behind the Catalans.

With coach Tito Vilanova convalescing following his recent cancer surgery, technical assistant Jordi Roura had the simplest of tasks in overseeing La Blaugrana's latest victory at Camp Nou on their seemingly unstoppable path to another La Liga title.

Win tickets to Manchester United v Real Madrid

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Want to watch Manchester United v Real Madrid live at Old Trafford on March 5th? Enter a prize draw to win two tickets by using #HaveYourSayInMadrid or #HazteOirEnManchester on Twitter. Jump through to the contest site (tickets are courtesy of bwin), or see more details below.

Manchester United face a tough challenge against Real Madrid on paper Madrid seem clear favourites, based on league form the pendulum swings United's way.

How River Plate Missed Out On Signing Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi — best ever? Let's leave that argument for another day.

Let me tell you the unusual story of how some childish schoolboy behaviour stopped him from signing for Argentine giants River Plate.

As a kid he was diagnosed with growth hormone problems and needed funding to pay for his medical attention.

Odds on Barcelona to beat AC Milan and go on to win the Champions’ League again

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Barcelona next play AC Milan in the Champion's League on 20th February, and Barcelona, the home side, is the clear favourite at 4/7. AC Milan are priced at 6/1 with a draw at 3/1. However Massimiliano Allegri might have a trick up his sleeve in the form of recent signing Mario Balotelli, who recently was the subject of a high profile move from Manchester City to the Italian Club.