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Casemiro sends Real Madrid five points clear

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Madrid (AFP) – Casemiro was Real Madrid’s unlikely hero as he hit the winner to open up a five-point lead on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Karim Benzema fired the visitors into a half-time lead from Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross.

Aritz Aduriz briefly levelled for Athletic, but Ronaldo again was involved for the winner on 68 minutes as his flick-on was slotted home by the unmarked Casemiro for just his third goal of the season.

Casemiro sends Real Madrid five points clear

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Madrid (AFP) – Casemiro was Real Madrid’s unlikely hero as he hit the winner to open up a five-point lead on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Karim Benzema fired the visitors into a half-time lead from Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross.

Aritz Aduriz briefly levelled for Athletic, but Ronaldo again was involved for the winner on 68 minutes as his flick-on was slotted home by the unmarked Casemiro for just his third goal of the season.

Athletic Bilbao edge five-goal Basque derby

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Madrid (AFP) Athletic Bilbao moved to within three points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a 3-2 win over local rivals Real Sociedad in a pulsating Basque derby on Sunday.

Sociedad took the lead against the run of play when David Zurutuza volleyed home Xabi Prieto's corner on 17 minutes.

Athletic Bilbao edge five-goal Basque derby

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Madrid (AFP) Athletic Bilbao moved to within three points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a 3-2 win over local rivals Real Sociedad in a pulsating Basque derby on Sunday.

Sociedad took the lead against the run of play when David Zurutuza volleyed home Xabi Prieto's corner on 17 minutes.

Villarreal seal Champions League return

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal warmed-up for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool by sealing fourth place in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

The Yellow Submarine are now guaranteed at least a place in the Champions League qualifiers for the first time in four years, but could gain direct entry to the group stages should they go on to win the club's first major honour in the Europa League.

Villarreal seal Champions League return

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal warmed-up for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool by sealing fourth place in La Liga with a 2-0 win at Valencia on Sunday.

The Yellow Submarine are now guaranteed at least a place in the Champions League qualifiers for the first time in four years, but could gain direct entry to the group stages should they go on to win the club's first major honour in the Europa League.

La Liga Preview: Barcelona Return To Barcelona Face Athletic Bilbao Demons

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Barcelona won't have to wait long to try to correct the errors that saw them lose the Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao as they return to San Mames on Sunday in their La Liga opener.

The European champions were thrashed 4-0 in Bilbao just a week ago as an under-manned Catalan defence failed to cope with the presence of Aritz Aduriz, who struck a hat-trick and then also scored in the return leg as the Basques won the final 5-1 on aggregate.

La Liga Season Previews 2015/16: Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao

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Athletic Bilbao thrash Barcelona 4-0 in Spanish Supercopa; Match highlights [VIDEO]

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Barcelona's hopes of claiming a record-equaling six trophies in 2015 look to be in tatters after they were thrashed 4-0 by brilliant Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa, with Aritz Aduriz netting a hat-trick.

Barca made it four trophies from four on Tuesday night when they beat Sevilla 5-4 after extra-time to win a thrilling UEFA Super Cup, but they were brought crashing back to earth at San Mames in stunning style on Friday night.

Athletic Bilbao thrash Barcelona 4-0 in Spanish Supercopa; Match highlights [VIDEO]

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Barcelona's hopes of claiming a record-equaling six trophies in 2015 look to be in tatters after they were thrashed 4-0 by brilliant Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa, with Aritz Aduriz netting a hat-trick.

Barca made it four trophies from four on Tuesday night when they beat Sevilla 5-4 after extra-time to win a thrilling UEFA Super Cup, but they were brought crashing back to earth at San Mames in stunning style on Friday night.

Herrera – A major part of Van Gaal’s rebuilding process

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It's fair to say that Guillermo Varela, David Moyes' first signing, hasn't made a great impact at Old Trafford. But you can expect much more from Ander Herrera. As his £29 million fee suggests, the Basque midfielder will be major part of the rebuilding process under Louis van Gaal.

Herrera starred as a dynamic number 10 for Athletic Bilbao last season, dictating the flow of games as they secured Champions League qualification.

Aritz Aduriz Scores Screamer Against Granada Enroute to Hat-Trick

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Aritz Aduriz Fantastic Goal ~ Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Granada (Liga BBVA) 28/02/2014 HD by Sport Channel

Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz grabbed a hat-trick as his side thumped Granada 4-0 last night with the pick of his goals his second a screamer from outside the box which rebounded in off both the crossbar and post.

Valencia’s Last Trip to San Mamés May Be Painful to Watch

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Roberto Soldado of Valencia (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

After their elimination to Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital last Wednesday for the UEFA Champions League, Valencia F.C. is slowing switching gears to their now only tournament left, the Spanish League.

Valenciaarechasing Malaga, who is a point ahead, for the fourth place in La Liga and consequently a spot in next year's Champions League.

Juventus’ sudden vulnerability throws Serie A open

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Winning is a habit, we're told. Juventus are finding that losing is too.

While the emphatic victory over Chelsea has raised hopes of a Serie A renaissance in the Champions League, domestically Juve are experiencing an uncharacteristic slump.

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Veteran Spanish Boss Vicente Del Bosque Knocked To Ground After Accidental Clash With Linesman (Video)

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Thursday night saw two of the games giants, Italy and Spain, go head to head in Udine as the busy schedule ofinternational friendlies kicks in. The game ended 1-1, courtesy of goals from Azzurri wingerLorenzo Insigne and Spain strikerAritz Aduriz.

However, the clash also saw veteran World Cup winning boss Vicente Del Bosque knocked to the ground after a hefty (accidental) knock from a linesman.

Must-See Goal: Aritz Aduriz

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Must-See Goals: Sunday's stunners

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This weekend in the soccer world was definitely one to remember.

Multiple players across many leagues scored exceptional goals, with a handful of them recorded on Saturday. However, Sunday had a few unbelievable strikes as well.

While Josip Iličić curled a beautiful free kick in for Fiorentina, two goals from La Liga made the rounds, including Alvaro Cejudo's incredible volley against Real Madrid.

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Major Link Soccer: 2022 World Cup in USA if Champagne has his way

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FIFA Presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes the United States should directly be made the 2022 World Cup host if Qatar is stripped of the tournament.

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It could be a ploy to get the American vote in the FIFA presidential election, but candidate Jerome Champagne went on the record Tuesday and stated that "The United States should directly get to host the 2022 World Cup if Qatar is stripped of the tournament ".