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Villarreal suffer first defeat, Bilbao held

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal spurned the chance to move up to third in La Liga as Eibar struck twice in the final 10 minutes to inflict their first league defeat of the season 2-1 on Sunday.

Celta Vigo blew a three-goal lead in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Las Palmas, whilst Athletic Bilbao remain seventh after being held 1-1 at home by Osasuna.

Villarreal suffer first defeat, Bilbao held

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Madrid (AFP) Villarreal spurned the chance to move up to third in La Liga as Eibar struck twice in the final 10 minutes to inflict their first league defeat of the season 2-1 on Sunday.

Celta Vigo blew a three-goal lead in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Las Palmas, whilst Athletic Bilbao remain seventh after being held 1-1 at home by Osasuna.

Morata winner sends Real top, Atletico beaten

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid took advantage of Atletico Madrid's first defeat of the season at Sevilla to move to the top of La Liga as Alvaro Morata struck a late winner to secure a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Steven N'Zonzi struck Sevilla's winner 17 minutes from time to seal a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan.

Morata winner sends Real top, Atletico beaten

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid took advantage of Atletico Madrid's first defeat of the season at Sevilla to move to the top of La Liga as Alvaro Morata struck a late winner to secure a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Steven N'Zonzi struck Sevilla's winner 17 minutes from time to seal a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan.

Prandelli’s Valencia off to winning start

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Madrid (AFP) Cesare Prandelli enjoyed the perfect start to life in charge of Valencia as Mario Suarez's double lifted Los Che out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Sporting Gijon.

The former Italy boss is Valencia's fourth coach in under a year, but got an instant response as Suarez finished off a fine team move to open the scoring after just seven minutes.

Prandelli’s Valencia off to winning start

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Madrid (AFP) Cesare Prandelli enjoyed the perfect start to life in charge of Valencia as Mario Suarez's double lifted Los Che out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Sporting Gijon.

The former Italy boss is Valencia's fourth coach in under a year, but got an instant response as Suarez finished off a fine team move to open the scoring after just seven minutes.

Ramos hands Real Madrid injury worry

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Madrid (AFP) Key defender and captain Sergio Ramos suffered a left knee strain in Spain's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Albania on Sunday which could sideline him from the Real Madrid team for three games.

Ramos was hurt late in the game after falling awkwardly following an aerial duel before he was eventually replaced by Inigo Martinez.

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.

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.

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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Morata winner sends Real Madrid top of La Liga, Atletico beaten

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid took advantage of Atletico Madrid's first defeat of the season at Sevilla to move to the top of La Liga as Alvaro Morata struck a late winner to secure a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Steven N'Zonzi struck Sevilla's winner 17 minutes from time to seal a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan.

Morata winner sends Real Madrid top of La Liga, Atletico beaten

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid took advantage of Atletico Madrid's first defeat of the season at Sevilla to move to the top of La Liga as Alvaro Morata struck a late winner to secure a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Steven N'Zonzi struck Sevilla's winner 17 minutes from time to seal a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan.

N’Zonzi downs Atletico to send Sevilla top of La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) Steven N'Zonzi's winner 17 minutes from time ended Atletico Madrid's unbeaten start to the season and sent Sevilla top of La Liga with a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.

N'Zonzi made Sevilla's second-half dominance count when he slotted home from on-loan Atletico striker Luciano Vietto's through ball.

N’Zonzi downs Atletico to send Sevilla top of La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) Steven N'Zonzi's winner 17 minutes from time ended Atletico Madrid's unbeaten start to the season and sent Sevilla top of La Liga with a 1-0 win at a soggy Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.

N'Zonzi made Sevilla's second-half dominance count when he slotted home from on-loan Atletico striker Luciano Vietto's through ball.

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.

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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.

Manchester United

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.

The Rest

Nacho Monreal could be leaving Arsenal sooner than we think!

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Antonio Conte could transform Chelsea's fortunes if he can sign these three players in January

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It’s fair to say that things haven’t quite gone to plan for Antonio Conte since his arrival at Chelsea.

The Italian arrived at Stamford Bridge with the reputation of a man who prioritises defensive strength and builds from the back.

However quite frankly, the Blues have been dreadful at the back this season, and they must make a change in January.

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