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Arsenal

Blast From The Past: Ex-Arsenal Striker Julio Baptista On Cusp Of Signing For Bolton Wanderers

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There was a time, not so very long ago, when Bolton Wanderers seemingly made it their business to sign every ageing, out-of-work ex-international they could nab out of the transfer bargain bin.

Indeed, as unlikely as it may sound, the likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Jay Jay Okocha, Fernando Hierro, Jared Borgetti, Ivan Campo, Hidetoshi Nakata, Mario Jardel, Julio Cesar, Bruno N'Gotty, Ibrahim Ba, Fredi Bobic and Nicolas Anelka all played for the Trotters within about five or six years of each other.

Amazing Injury-Time Baptista Bi-Cycle Kick

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Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Julio Baptista showed he still has star quality with this superb injury-time bi-cycle kick which gave Malaga a dramatic 3-2 win over Getafe at the week-end. This one is right up there with Rooney and Derdiyok's goals.

Former Man Utd goal machine makes move

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Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy today signed for La Liga outfit Malaga. van Nistelrooy was available on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract at German club Hamburg, and despite rumors linking him with a move back to the Premier League, the Dutch international chose to return to Spain.

La Liga

Buy low, sell high: 14 of transfer guru Monchi’s best deals for Sevilla

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For almost two decades, one man has been synonymous with modern day Sevilla. Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo – commonly known as Monchi – has led Sevilla to success both on and off the field. Monchi's remit...

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The inevitable demise of Jose Antonio Reyes

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The inevitable demise of Jose Antonio Reyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Jose Antonio Reyes scored the fastest goal in the history of the Seville derby last weekend, snatching that record from opposing manager Pepe Mel in the process, it seemed too good to be true.

Jose Antonio Reyes celebrates during Sevilla's remarkable derby win


When he added another goal and an assist before half time Sevilla fans wondered if they'd died and gone to heaven.

The Spanish Duopoly Strengthens With Malaga’s Downfall

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Within the past decade, La Liga has evolved (or devolved, depending on who you're talking to) into a two-horse race between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Between TV contracts, exposure and merchandise, the Spanish league is divided into distinct categories: the haves (two teams) and the have-nots (18 clubs).

Malaga want Nicklas Bendtner

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Malaga are reportedly preparing an offer for Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner.

The 24-year-old Denmark international, who has two years remaining on his Gunners contract, is looking to move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer after Arsenal signed forwards Lukas Podoski and Olivier Giroud this summer.

La Liga Preview: Huge Stakes In Madrid Derby

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Barcelona will be hoping Atletico Madrid will do them a favour in the Madrid derby as La Liga packs in a full round of games midweek.

Atletico host Real Madrid on Wednesday but in bad news for Barcelona, Atletico have failed to defeat their local rivals in 20-straight clashes.

A win for Atletico would be their first since the 1999/2000 season and would give Barcelona a chance to move within one point of Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Rate The Scorching Overhead Kicks: Eren Derdiyok vs Julio Baptista – Who Did It Best? (Videos)

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By Chris Wright

This weekend saw a couple of blinding overhead kick scored across the continent, with Eren Derdiyok and Julio Baptista both netting with rather sublime acrobatic efforts question is, which one was better?

Exhibit A: Eren Derdiyok, BAYER LEVERKUSEN vs Wolfsburg

Scoop, rotate, fire.

Malaga Stay Top Of La Liga

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A stunning late comeback from Malaga maintained their position at the top of the La Liga. The Andalusian side were briefly knocked off the top by Valencia, but they defeated Getafe 3-2 to reclaim pole position on Saturday.

Getafe led 2-1 in the 88th minute remaining courtesy of goals from Pedro Leon and substitute Nicolas Fedor Miku, either side of Ruud van Nistelrooy's equaliser.

Stat Attack: The Real Value Of Sergio Aguero

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Stat Attack: The Real Value Of Sergio Aguero - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sergio Aguero has been a long-term target for both Manchester City and Real Madrid for the past few months, ever since the Argentine announced his intentions to leave Atletico Madrid back in May. Manchester City see him as an ideal replacement for Carlos Tevez, and someone who is much less of a problem off the pitch.

La Liga Jornada 22 Review: Málaga’s Dour Draw Against Sevilla Signals An Upward Trend for Los Boquerones

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani could have done anything with his time, and with all of his responsibilities on his docket, president of a football club would seem to be near the bottom of his list.  Born from Qatari royalty, the Sheikh billionaire currently sits on the Board of Directors of Doha Bank and the Qatar Equestrian Federation as well as running a business empire including but not exclusive to hotel chains, shopping malls, and cellular phone companies.

Malaga sign Julio Baptista from Roma

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Malaga have signed Brazilian attacker Julio Baptista from Roma according to Jose Carlos Perez, who is a close aide of club owner Sheikh Al-Thani.

Baptista has struggled to get playing time at Roma under Claudio Ranieri this season and he has been long linked with a move back to La Liga and to Malaga.

Orlando City

Match Recap: Union fall 2-0 to Orlando City

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The Union fumbled a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs on Sunday.

Through no action of their own, the Philadelphia Union have effectively earned a spot in the playoffs. With a chance to clinch a playoff berth at home, the Union stumbled, falling 2-0 to already-eliminated Orlando City SC.

Revolution v. Orlando City: Three Thoughts

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Center back chemistry is so important and two other thoughts.

The New England Revolution recorded their fifth draw of the season on Sunday afternoon, as their game against Orlando City SC finished 2-2. Here are three thoughts from the game:

1. Center back chemistry is so important.

New England 2, Orlando City 2 - Chaos Reigns In Closing Minutes As Revs Draw Again

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A solid 1-1 road draw seemed to be in the works before two stoppage time goals and more refereeing nightmares showed up.

Just when you think you're going to get a New England Revolution or Orlando City match that isn't controversial, stoppage time happened at the Orange Bowl.

The Revs and OCSC played out to a 2-2 draw that saw one of the fastest PK goals in MLS history from Kaka and ended with Lee Nguyen's first of the year from the spot in the 96th minute.

Orlando City's Heath looking for more consistency as stars return

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Through the first five weeks of the MLS season, Orlando City SC head coach Adrian Heath is pleased with the points his side has been able to amass. However, Heath believes there is improvement to be made in the manner in whichthe team is collecting them.

Orlando City sign Brazilian striker Julio Baptista

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Orlando City has dipped into the Brazilian player market once more as attacking midfielder Julio Baptista has joinedthe club.

Baptista had been training with the Lions in early March as he sought out a new team. The 34-year-old has been out of contract since December after his deal with Brazilian side Cruzeiro Esporte Club expired.

Orlando City sign Brazilian striker Julio Baptista

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Orlando City has dipped into the Brazilian player market once more as attacking midfielder Julio Baptista has joinedthe club.

Baptista had been training with the Lions in early March as he sought out a new team. The 34-year-old has been out of contract since December after his deal with Brazilian side Cruzeiro Esporte Club expired.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City adds Baptista, Okugo, and more

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Another Brazilian star is set to call Orlando home, while a veteran MLS defender/midfielder is training with a new club.

Orlando City announced on Wednesday that the club has signed midfielderJúlio Baptista, whohas scoredeight goals in 45 career caps with Brazil. The former Real Madrid and Arsenal midfielder most recently featured for Brazilian club Cruzeiro.

Baldomero Toledo

Know Thy Enemy, Part Two: More Questions With The Mane Land

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We speak to The Mane Land to learn more about Orlando City SC.

The New England Revolution and Orlando City SC will do battle for the second time in 14 days. While the time between games hasn't been long, don't expect a repeat of the 2-2 draw that occurred on April 17, especially since referee Baldomero Toledo won't be in the middle.

Did Orlando deserve a PK against the Revolution?

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Orlando was awarded a PK less than a minute into Sunday's game. Was it the right decision?

Less than a minute into Sunday's game between the New England Revolution and Orlando City, referee Baldomero Toledo awarded a penalty to the Lions. Was Toledo's judgement correct? Let's take a look.

Brazilian attacker Julio Baptista was at the center of the controversy as he was the man battling with center backs Je-Vaughn Watson and Andrew Farrell.

Philadelphia Union

Union look to tame Lions, USWNT-Colombia on Sunday, more news

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A win tonight sees the Union in first place in the East. Bethlehem takes on NYRB II on Sunday. USWNT hosts Colombia at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday. More.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, more Union news, Reading and West Chester learn USOC opponents, more

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Notes from Curtin's presser and more Union news ahead of Friday's home game against Orlando. Reading United and West Chester United learn USOC first round foes. USWNT crushes Colombia. More.

“It’s the very beginning of something”: Notes from Curtin’s presser, Cruyff, more news

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Curtin's message. Rosenberry's path. Okugo trialing with Red Bulls. Johan Cruyff passes. More.

Union bits, Bethlehem bits, Academy bits, Pulisic, more bits

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Lots of news bits.

AC Milan

Look out for smaller teams in the UCL!

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Small vs Big

I always enjoyed supporting smaller teams against giants, and this season of the UEFA Champions League is really offering me this opportunity. I will focus on three teams in this article: Malaga CF, Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Interview with Chelsea signing Lucas Piazon – full version

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Lucas Piazon at São Paulo's youth sides training centre in Cotia

The interview with Lucas Piazon took place in São Paulo on May 28th the day of the Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona and just 48 hours before he was due to join Brazil's U-17s at their training centre in Granja Comary.

Moves To Expect This January Transfer Market

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With a new year upon us, the January transfer window will be opening up soon. While normally we don't see super-stars switch allegiances in this period, but 2011 could be different. The names of Klose, Toni, Gilardino, and Kaka have been circulating, but can we really expect these players to move in January?

Transfer Rumours From Serie A: Big Changes At The San Siro… Apparently

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There isn't many days left in 2010 and that can only mean one thing... a massive New Year party is in the offing, no wait, something much more important than that! The January transfer window. Even the Christmas festivities hasn't stopped the rumour mill from producing a never ending batch of transfer stories and here at Serie A Weekly we pick through a selection of them, so you have an idea of the.

The Weekend that Was in Serie A: Giornata 10

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And 10 weeks of Serie A have gone by, and I have to say they've gone by pretty fast. We're already in November, and pretty soon it will be the winter break. The 10th Giornata was a pretty good weekend of Serie A, lots of interesting results, and the Derby della Capitale. It was a game of penalty kicks, as Roma's two goals were from the spot, and Lazio maybe should have been awarded one when Mauri was pulled down by Riise.

Lionel Messi

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Los 10 mejores goles del clasico futbol español

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Los conteos y recopilaciones la mayoria de las veces son injustos y odiosos, en esta ocasion sin afan de generar polemica traigo hasta ustedes el top 10 de los mejores goles entre estos equipos que levantan pasiones, 101 grandes goles lo hizo, pero aqui los primeros diez ordenados cronologicamente.

Top 10 ‘El Clasico’ Goals Of All Time

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By Chris Wright

Presenting, the ten best goals (that I could find corresponding videos for) scored during the El Clasico fixture since the dawn of time. To be perfectly honest, they're just ten fine goals the order is more or less superfluous.

10. Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid, 2001/2.

Roma

Baptista saluta la Roma. Accordo raggiunto tra la Bestia e il Malaga

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Julio Baptista saluta la Serie A e la Roma e si prepara a riabbracciare la Spagna, destinazione Malaga. Dopo due anni e mezzo trascorsi nella capitale, sulla sponda giallorossa del Tevere, l'avventura della "Bestia" (questo il suo soprannome quando era tesserato per il Siviglia), ultimo acquisto del compianto Franco Sensi, è arrivata al suo epilogo.

Calciomercato: il Genoa punta Baptista. Offerto Sculli alla Roma

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Il Genoa lo aveva già cercato in estate, ma la trattativa di calciomercato non si era concretizzata. Ora, invece, potrebbe diventare realtà , attraverso uno scambio alla pari tra le due società di Serie A. Parliamo della cessione, al club di Preziosi, del brasiliano Julio Baptista, attaccante della Roma.

The Rest

Julio Baptista Knows How To Make An Entrance

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The spectacles for Brazlian stars returning home to sign for a domestic club are something to behold. You could make up something utterly ridiculous and it's probably happened to someone, somewhere. Something so ludicrous as a player being ushered into the stadium in an armored vehicle.

Well there you go.

Sir Alex Gets The Mario Bros. Treatment

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It's a known fact that football videos are best when set to the original Super Mario Bros. theme music. They just are. Julio Baptista got one a few years back, along with lots of coins in his pocket. (Yup.) This time Alex Ferguson's on the docket and his was taken a step or several further. It's this video and then the field for football YouTuber of the summer.

Malaga Move Into Quarter Finals Of Champions League

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Malaga's European run continued into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after Manuel Pellegrini's men overcame a one goal first leg deficit to beat ten-man Porto at La Rosaleda 2-0, winning 2-1 on aggregate.

Isco's wonderful opener minutes before the break gave the home side the lead to cancel out Joao Moutinho's first leg goal before substitute Roque Santa Cruz scored just four minutes after coming on to seal a famous win.

Picks of the week 10 October

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A week rich of wonderful goals with European and World Cup qualifications games, however, most of videos I am posting today are from small leagues or clubs

Malaga - Getafe 3-2 victory witnessed two wonderful goals. First is the opening goal by by Getafe
Malaga 0-1 Getafe by simaotvgolo12

Then, at the closing minute, when it was 2-2, the Brazilian Julio Baptista scored a great bicycle kick winner

Malaga 3-2 Getafe by simaotvgolo12

Then to UAE, and a great goal for Dubai vs.

Daily Dose: May 9th, 2011.

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