Copa del Rey

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Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.

Barcelona set to confirm Valverde as new coach on Monday

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are expected to confirm Ernesto Valverde as their new coach later on Monday after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu called a press conference for 1900 local time (1700 GMT).

Bartomeu said after Saturday’s Copa del Rey final win over Alaves that there would be a board meeting on Monday afternoon where he will “examine the options and announce who will be our next coach”.

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Where to find Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alaves on US TV

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona and Alaves in the Copa del Rey fial, you’ve come to the right place.

After Real Madrid won the 2016/17 La Liga title, Barcelona now has the chance to win the prestigious Copa del Rey trophy if they can overcome Alaves, who are certainly the underdogs.

Where to find Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alaves on US TV

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona and Alaves in the Copa del Rey fial, you’ve come to the right place.

After Real Madrid won the 2016/17 La Liga title, Barcelona now has the chance to win the prestigious Copa del Rey trophy if they can overcome Alaves, who are certainly the underdogs.

Copa del Rey final last chance to salvage Barcelona’s season

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Madrid (AFP) – Only victory in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Alaves will salvage some pride from Barcelona’s season and give coach Luis Enrique a successful send-off, whilst the Basques dream of lifting the trophy for a first time.

On a night of goodbyes as Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon hosts its final competitive fixture, Enrique will take charge of Barca for the last time.

Copa del Rey final last chance to salvage Barcelona’s season

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Madrid (AFP) – Only victory in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Alaves will salvage some pride from Barcelona’s season and give coach Luis Enrique a successful send-off, whilst the Basques dream of lifting the trophy for a first time.

On a night of goodbyes as Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon hosts its final competitive fixture, Enrique will take charge of Barca for the last time.

Barcelona will hope to complete their quest for a treble winning season after PSG win

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FC Barcelona, one of the top clubs in the world, hold themselves to extremely high standards. Just weeks ago, it seemed as though Barcelona’s season aspirations were crushed but now their season has been completely turned around.

Real Madrid were pulling away in La Liga and seemed unbeatable, but over the past months, the Catalonia giants have clawed their way back into the title race.

Coach Luis Enrique to leave Barcelona at end of season

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique ended speculation over his future on Wednesday by confirming he will leave the Catalan giants at the end of the season.

“I will not be the coach of Barcelona next season,” Enrique said after Barca’s 6-1 thrashing of Sporting Gijon in La Liga.

Barcelona still the best, warns Atletico’s Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insisted Barcelona remain the best team in the world despite their recent struggles ahead of the sides third meeting this month on Sunday.

A poor opening first 45 minutes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie cost Atletico dear as wonder goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi put Barca well on their way to a 3-2 aggregate win.

Barcelona still the best, warns Atletico’s Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insisted Barcelona remain the best team in the world despite their recent struggles ahead of the sides third meeting this month on Sunday.

A poor opening first 45 minutes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie cost Atletico dear as wonder goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi put Barca well on their way to a 3-2 aggregate win.

‘Players right behind Enrique’ – Pique

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Barcelona (AFP) – Under-fire Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has the total support of his players, influential central defender Gerard Pique insisted on Monday.

Pique was keen to rally fans to the cause after they had booed the team during a 2-1 league win over lowly Leganes on Sunday, as the fallout from a 4-0 Champions League first-leg last-16 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last week turned ugly.

Barca close in as confusion reigns over Real fixture

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Madrid (AFP) Lionel Messi struck another trademark free-kick as Barcelona moved to within one point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Madrid have two games in hand, the first of which was supposed to take place on Sunday at Celta Vigo.

However, wind damage to Celta's Balaidos stadium has left the ground unsafe to hold the game, according to the mayor of Vigo.

Barca close in as confusion reigns over Real fixture

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Madrid (AFP) Lionel Messi struck another trademark free-kick as Barcelona moved to within one point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Madrid have two games in hand, the first of which was supposed to take place on Sunday at Celta Vigo.

However, wind damage to Celta's Balaidos stadium has left the ground unsafe to hold the game, according to the mayor of Vigo.

Cup revenge on agenda for Real Madrid, Barca

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric and Marcelo back fit as they seek to exact revenge for their recent Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Celta Vigo when they return to Balaidos on Sunday.

Celta weathered a second-leg storm at home after pulling off a surprise 2-1 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the last four 4-3 on aggregate just over a week ago.

Cup revenge on agenda for Real Madrid, Barca

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid hope to have Luka Modric and Marcelo back fit as they seek to exact revenge for their recent Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Celta Vigo when they return to Balaidos on Sunday.

Celta weathered a second-leg storm at home after pulling off a surprise 2-1 first-leg win at the Santiago Bernabeu to progress to the last four 4-3 on aggregate just over a week ago.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona Copa del Rey semifinal leg 1 on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, you've come to the right place.

Barcelona is on path to try to win its 29th Copa del Rey championship, far more than any club in Spain. Atleti has won the competition 10 times (the last time was 2013). While Barca has the advantage, don't count Atleti out yet.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona Copa del Rey semifinal leg 1 on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, you've come to the right place.

Barcelona is on path to try to win its 29th Copa del Rey championship, far more than any club in Spain. Atleti has won the competition 10 times (the last time was 2013). While Barca has the advantage, don't count Atleti out yet.

Five-star Barcelona stroll back into Cup semis

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona eased into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey for a seventh consecutive season 6-2 on aggregate as Denis Suarez scored twice in a 5-2 win over Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Already leading 1-0 from the first leg, Barca gave Sociedad a mountain to climb as Denis Suarez finished off a great team move with the only real chance of the first-half before Lionel Messi converted from the penalty spot.

Where to find Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad Copa del Rey quarterfinal on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad, you've come to the right place.

With a 1-0 lead from the first leg of this quarterfinal, Barcelona has the advantage going into the second leg as well as playing at home at the Nou Camp stadium. With Real Madrid getting knocked out of Copa del Rey, Barcelona has a big opportunity to go all the way in this tournament.

Barca vs Real Sociedad Copa Del Rey Highlights | Barca - 1, Real Sociedad - 0

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Barca Players celebrating Neymar Goal against Real Sociedad

FC Barcelona took a huge step towards qualification to next step in Copa Del Rey with and efficient 1-0 victory away against Real Sociedad. This was our first win at the Anoeta for ages; I don't remember when we win there last and may need the help of history books to trace that.

Barca end Sociedad hoodoo, Atletico cruise

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar's first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.

Atletico Madrid also took a huge step towards the semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon.

Barca end Sociedad hoodoo, Atletico cruise

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar's first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.

Atletico Madrid also took a huge step towards the semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon.

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Saturday European Rewind: Arsenal lifts FA Cup, Dortmund wins German Cup, and more

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Arsenal ended the domestic season on a high note, defeating Premier League champions Chelsea, 2-1, in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

A 79th-minute winning goal from Aaron Ramsey clinched Arsenal their 13th FA Cup trophy, and the goal came just minutes after Chelsea drew level.Diego Costa brought Chelsea level at 1-1 after 76 minutes, scoring from inside the box.

European Weekend Preview: Arsenal meets Chelsea in FA Cup final, Dortmund faces Frankfurt in DFB-Pokal , and more

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Chelsea concluded itsrun towards another Premier League title a week ago, lifting the trophy at Stamford Bridge. This Saturday could see the Blues do the double, by lifting the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea comes into this match on a seven-game winning run in all competitions. The Blues have had a tougher road to the final, eliminating the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester United, and Tottenham.

Footy On The Telly May 26 – June 2

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This week, watch the Union, A lot of Cup Finals, Pulisic, Carli, Barnetta, FIFA U20 World Cup, Copas Libertadores & Sudmericana, NASL, NWSL and even Danny Cruz!

Atletico Madrid

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Celta on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Celta, you’ve come to the right place.

Atleti will feel hard done by after the midweek draw against Barcelona that left the Madrid side out of the Copa del Rey. Diego Simeone’s men will have a chance to avenge that aggregate defeat in their match against Celta Vigo in action from Spain’s La Liga.

Atletico cruise past Eibar, towards Cup semis

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 in their quarter-final, first leg on Thursday.

In contrast to the Basque visitors, Atletico boss Diego Simeone named a strong, attack-minded side and was rewarded early on when Griezmann pounced on an error from Eibar goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez to nod home his 13th goal of the season.

Atletico cruise past Eibar, towards Cup semis

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 in their quarter-final, first leg on Thursday.

In contrast to the Basque visitors, Atletico boss Diego Simeone named a strong, attack-minded side and was rewarded early on when Griezmann pounced on an error from Eibar goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez to nod home his 13th goal of the season.

Real Madrid

Downpour dominates Celta-Alaves semi-final stalemate

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Madrid (AFP) Celta Vigo and Alaves have it all to play for in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final after neither side could make the breakthrough in a first leg nearly washed out by awful weather conditions.

Celta, who knocked out Real Madrid in the quarter-finals, had the better of the chances on home soil but they were denied twice by the woodwork and some fine goalkeeping by Fernando Pacheco.

Critics part of being at Madrid – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted there is still plenty for the European champions to be positive about on Saturday despite a run of just one win in five games.

Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Celta Vigo on Wednesday and have seen their lead at the top of La Liga cut to just a point from Sevilla after being defeated by their closest challengers for the first time in 40 matches two weeks ago.

4-3-3 vs Sociedad: Zidane without 5 key Real Madrid stars this week, could lose 2 more; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Liga BBVA 2016/17
29th January, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad live on Sky Sports 1

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

League leaders Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in La Liga this weekend.

Real Madrid fall to Celta Vigo in Cup quarters

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Madrid (AFP) A fine free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't prevent Real Madrid from being dumped out of the Copa del Rey as a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Wednesday allowed the hosts to progress to the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

Hampered by a series of injuries, Real's hopes of turning the tie around were dealt a huge blow when Danilo's own goal handed Celta to lead on the night just before half-time.

Real Madrid fall to Celta Vigo in Cup quarters

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Madrid (AFP) A fine free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't prevent Real Madrid from being dumped out of the Copa del Rey as a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Wednesday allowed the hosts to progress to the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

Hampered by a series of injuries, Real's hopes of turning the tie around were dealt a huge blow when Danilo's own goal handed Celta to lead on the night just before half-time.

Real Madrid eliminated from Copa del Rey by Celta Vigo

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Madrid (AFP) A fine free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo couldn't prevent Real Madrid from being dumped out of the Copa del Rey as a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo allowed the hosts to progress to the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

Hampered by a series of injuries, Real's hopes of turning the tie around were dealt a huge blow when Danilo's own goal handed Celta to lead on the night just before half-time.

Where to find Celta vs. Real Madrid Copa del Rey quarterfinal 2nd leg on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Celta vs. Real Madrid, you've come to the right place.

Real Madrid is one step away from qualifying for the semifinals of the 2016/17 Copa del Rey. Madrid has to overturn a 1-2 defeat from the first leg to make it into the next round. But don't underestimate Celta de Vigo especially when they're playing at home.

Where to find Celta vs. Real Madrid Copa del Rey quarterfinal 2nd leg on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Celta vs. Real Madrid, you've come to the right place.

Real Madrid is one step away from qualifying for the semifinals of the 2016/17 Copa del Rey. Madrid has to overturn a 1-2 defeat from the first leg to make it into the next round. But don't underestimate Celta de Vigo especially when they're playing at home.

4-3-3 vs Celta: Major blow for Zidane, 6 top class Real Madrid stars ruled out for vital cup clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Copa Del Rey fixture.

Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Copa Del Rey 2016/17
25th January, 20:15 pm BST
Balaidos, Vigo
Live Stream: Watch Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid live on beIN Sports

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid takes on Celta Vigo in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter-finals this week.

The Rest

The Basque derby: A history of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad’s intense rivalry

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Since the late 1920s, two clubs have been fighting for bragging rights as the best team in the Basque country. Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad have played one another on over 150 occasions, with...

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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Cup action takes center stage on Wednesday with England and Spain highlighting the day's slate of games.

TheEFL Cup resumes as Liverpool and Southampton play the second leg of their semifinal at Anfield. Saints hold a 1-0 lead on aggregate after their win on Jan. 11. The winner of the semi will face either Hull City or Manchester United in the final.