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Ben Yedder winner edges Sevilla past Lyon

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla took a big step towards reaching the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time in six years as Wissam Ben Yedder's header ensured a 1-0 win over Lyon on Tuesday.

Ben Yedder was left with the simple task of heading into an empty net from Luciano Vietto's knockdown early in the second-half, but Vietto had a night to forget in front of goal as he skied a penalty over the bar 20 minutes from time.

Man City ‘target’ extends Bilbao deal

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Madrid (AFP) Young French centre-back Aymeric Laporte extended his contract with Athletic Bilbao on Monday despite reported interest from Manchester City.

The 22-year-old added a year to his existing deal and is now tied to the Basque club until June 2020, Bilbao said in a statement on Monday.

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Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

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Madrid (AFP) Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.

Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

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Madrid (AFP) Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.

Messi, Suarez on bench as Barca ring changes

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique left Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench for the visit of Alaves on Saturday as he made seven changes, but Neymar starts for the first time this season.

Messi had been an injury doubt due to a groin injury aggravated in Argentina's 1-0 win over Uruguay last week.

3 to See: AC Milan, Barcelona and a tasty Rotterdam derby

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From Spain: Man Utd prepare €50m bid to sign defender, contacts made, favourite to sign him

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Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte is undoubtedly one of the most highly rated centre-backs in world football at the moment. The French defender has been constantly linked with a move away from Bilbao, with top European clubs are vying for his signature.

Messi, Suarez-less Barcelona edge closer to Copa del Rey semifinals

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Holders Barcelona overcame the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to take a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semifinals with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Messi was absent due to a hamstring problem, whilst Suarez completed a two-game Cup ban, but the visitors still took control of the tie with two goals in six first-half minutes from Munir El Haddadi and Neymar.

Messi, Suarez-less Barcelona edge closer to Copa del Rey semifinals

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Holders Barcelona overcame the absence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to take a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semifinals with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Messi was absent due to a hamstring problem, whilst Suarez completed a two-game Cup ban, but the visitors still took control of the tie with two goals in six first-half minutes from Munir El Haddadi and Neymar.

Copa del Rey draw: Barcelona get Athletic Bilbao rematch in quarterfinals

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Holders Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey after Friday's draw threw up a repeat of last season's final.

Barca beat Athletic 3-1 with Lionel Messi scoring twice in a final played at the Camp Nou, before the Basque side gained a measure of revenge by winning when the teams met again in the Spanish Supercup at the start of this season.

Copa del Rey draw: Barcelona get Athletic Bilbao rematch in quarterfinals

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Holders Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey after Friday's draw threw up a repeat of last season's final.

Barca beat Athletic 3-1 with Lionel Messi scoring twice in a final played at the Camp Nou, before the Basque side gained a measure of revenge by winning when the teams met again in the Spanish Supercup at the start of this season.

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Isaac Success to Inaki Williams.. Grading our JF60 Top 10 La Liga best young players of 2015/16

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Athletic Bilbao 2016/17 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Laporte Spurns Man City To Stay With Athletic Bilbao

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A big blow for Pep Guardiola as Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has rejected the chance to join Manchester City and has instead signed a new contract with the Basque side until 2020. Laporte's new contract now has a release clause set at £51.5m, which will rise to £55m in 2018.

The French defender had been ready to move to Manchester in a £39 million deal worth a reputed £6.

Man City ‘target’ extends Bilbao deal

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Madrid (AFP) Young French centre-back Aymeric Laporte extended his contract with Athletic Bilbao on Monday despite reported interest from Manchester City.

The 22-year-old added a year to his existing deal and is now tied to the Basque club until June 2020, Bilbao said in a statement on Monday.

Man Utd News: City's huge offer to hijack Mourinho target; Spaniard move inevitable

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Long-term Manchester United transfer target John Stones could be heading to Etihad after Manchester City offered 50 million Euros for his services.

Spanish outlet El Correo are reporting that Manchester City are desperate to sign Stones and Laporte this summer. The Premier League giants are ready to splash a combined total of 100 million Euros on the two defenders.

Man Utd News: Club officials sent for playmaker; Summer transfer possible for PL star

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Portuguese playmaker Joao Mario over the last few weeks.

The Portuguese media are now reporting (via Sportwitness) that Manchester United have decided to submit an offer for the highly talented Sporting midfielder this summer.

Mario has been on fire for the Portuguese outfit this season and is likely to start for Portugal in the Euro 2016 as well.

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.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barcelona rout; Torres scores winner for Atletico

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barcelona rout; Torres scores winner for Atletico

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race.

Europa League 2016: Predictions, Analysis, Fixtures & Live Streaming

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The Europa League quarter-finals are upon us and the remaining eight sides will be hoping to take a significant step forward after the first leg of the knockout ties later tonight.

Liverpool travel to Dortmund, Bilbao host Sevilla and the likes of Villarreal and Shakhtar will fight it out against Sparta and Braga respectively.

Schedule of Europa League games on US TV and live streaming

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We're down to the final eight teams in the UEFA Europa League —a competition where this year, the winner gets an automatic qualification into next season's UEFA Champions League.

For viewers in the United States, all of the Europa League quarter-final games will be shown live on television and live streaming.

Schedule of Europa League games on US TV and live streaming

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We're down to the final eight teams in the UEFA Europa League —a competition where this year, the winner gets an automatic qualification into next season's UEFA Champions League.

For viewers in the United States, all of the Europa League quarter-final games will be shown live on television and live streaming.

Chelsea plot move for £20m Spaniard, Conte wants Juventus star to join him

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Here’s a round up of major Chelsea Transfer news from across the web:

Blues after Perisic?

With every passing day, more and more Serie A players are being linked with a move to Chelsea. As if Conte will bring all the top players of Serie A with him, when he takes over at Bridge.

Valencia crash out of Europa League due to Athletic Bilbao controversial goal [VIDEO]

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Gary Neville's Valencia were sent crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday, losing their last-16 tie to Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao on away goals despite winning the second leg 2-1.

Valencia had been trailing 1-0 after last week's first leg at San Mames but looked to have turned the tie around when they went two goals up in the first half at the Mestalla.

Valencia crash out of Europa League due to Athletic Bilbao controversial goal [VIDEO]

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Gary Neville's Valencia were sent crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday, losing their last-16 tie to Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao on away goals despite winning the second leg 2-1.

Valencia had been trailing 1-0 after last week's first leg at San Mames but looked to have turned the tie around when they went two goals up in the first half at the Mestalla.

Schedule of Europa League games on US TV

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The Europa League is now in the stage of the Round of 16 where the clubs are eyeing a possible run to the final where the winner will qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League.

As luck would have it, the draw has scheduled some mouthwatering matches.

For soccer fans in the US, here's the schedule for TV and live streaming:

Thursday, March 10

Dortmund vs.

Schedule of Europa League games on US TV

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The Europa League is now in the stage of the Round of 16 where the clubs are eyeing a possible run to the final where the winner will qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League.

As luck would have it, the draw has scheduled some mouthwatering matches.

For soccer fans in the US, here's the schedule for TV and live streaming:

Thursday, March 10

Dortmund vs.

Agreement reached: Man Utd's €50m target heading to Premier League, blow for Barcelona

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Catalan newspaper Sport claims that Barcelona have forfeited the race inthe signing of Athletic Bilbao's highly rated defender Aymeric Laporte. The European champions have been made aware that Laporte will be flying to the Premier League next summer.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Possible Lineups, Live Stream info

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Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: 13 February, 2016
Kick off: 15:00 BST
Venue:Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Madrid vs Bilbao live

Los Blancos are playing a catch-up game here.

Messi fit for Barca return in Malaga

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Lionel Messi is expected to be fit as Barcelona make the tricky trip to Malaga on Saturday looking to move back to the top of La Liga.

Messi missed Wednesday's 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao due to a hamstring problem that forced him off at half-time in a 6-0 rout of the same opponents last weekend, but returned to training on Thursday.

Messi fit for Barca return in Malaga

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Lionel Messi is expected to be fit as Barcelona make the tricky trip to Malaga on Saturday looking to move back to the top of La Liga.

Messi missed Wednesday's 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao due to a hamstring problem that forced him off at half-time in a 6-0 rout of the same opponents last weekend, but returned to training on Thursday.

Video Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona 2016 Copa del Rey Highlights Goals Munir Aduriz Neymar

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Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona 2016 (Athletic-Barca VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona 1-2 (Aduriz/Munir, Neymar) San Mames, Bilbao- 20 January, 2016- 20/1/16- Spanish Kings Cup- Wednesday- 20.00 UK KO Munir and Neymar score for Barcelona as they beat Athletic Bilbao in the Kings Cup Only goals, English commentary, Vidme Extended highlights, [.

Manchester City, Everton and Leicester City among Premier League clubs scouting Inaki Williams

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Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao 6-0 Highlights 2016 Suarez Hat trick Goals Rakitic Messi Neymar

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Manchester United’s David de Gea allegedly implicated in Spanish rape case

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Manchester United star David de Gea is allegedly implicated in a police probe involving a porn director accused of running a child prostitution ring, according to reports in Spain today.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been implicated in an ongoing case against pornography entrepreneur Ignacio Allende Fernández, better known in the industry as ‘Torbe’.

Mourinho meets Woodward to discuss transfer plans; these 10 stars are unwanted

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Manchester United are plotting a complete squad overhaul this summer and it seems that there will be quite a few casualties at Old Trafford.

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has been linked with a move away from Manchester United.

According to recent reports, Jose Mourinho is not a fan of the former Athletic Bilbao playmaker and has informed Ed Woodward of his plans.

Thursday Kickoff: Lukaku, van Gaal, Neville and more

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One Premier League start continues to drum up interest from bigger clubs, while one of the league's more recognizable managers may have a new job within his sights.

Romelu Lukaku's agent, Mino Raiola, says that Juventus, Paris-Saint Germain and Real Madrid are all contenders to sign the Belgian forward from Everton.

From Spain: Manchester United plot move for €50m star, scout report, stat comparisons

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Both Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Athletic Bilbao’s highly rated French defender Aymeric Laporte. La Liga champions Barcelona have been frequently linked with a move as well.

Bilbao’s remarkable transfer policy of signing players from Basque origin have contributed to their discovery of Laporte, who is only the second Frenchman to play for the club in its entire history.