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Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Chelsea

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It's a big name matchup in the Premier League to highlight the weekend soccer TV schedule. Liverpool hosts Chelsea in a game available nationally on NBC on Saturday. There's plenty from the Bundesliga on FS1 and FS2. Univision Deportes and Univision have Liga MX playoff games on Saturday and Sunday.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea travels to Liverpool, Monaco hosts PSG, and more

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Following an action-packed week of UEFA Champions League matches, domestic action continues this weekend with some top matches taking centerstage. Two historic clubs in England's top-flight will duke it out in the race for the top four. Liverpool, coming off a 3-3 draw against Sevilla midweek, will welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday.

Footy on the Telly Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

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Arsenal could agree £20m deal with Barcelona for 29-year-old

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Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil could be on his way to Barcelona in January for £20m, reports Mundo Deportivo. The 29-year-old is out of contract with the Gunners in the summer, and is no close to extending his deal. As a result, Arsenal may cash in on the midfielder, something manager Arsene Wenger admitted he may consider, meaning Ozil could be returning to La Liga.

Sunday European Rewind: Sampdoria shocks Juventus, Schalke defeats Hamburg, and more

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Sampdoria provided the shock of the weekend across European action, as the hosts downed Juventus 3-2 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium. The hosts held on for three points in a second-half which saw a five goal explosion between both teams. Duvan Zapata's opener came in the 52nd-minute for Sampdoria, before Lucas Torreira doubled the lead after 71 minutes.

Spanish midfield star responds to Manchester United rumours

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The January transfer window is over a month away but Manchester United have already been linked with some of the hottest properties in world football.

The latest to join the queue is Valencia’s rising superstar Carlos Soler. The 20-year-old’s recent form has caught the attention of some of the biggest clubs around the club.

Saturday European Rewind: Arsenal edges Tottenham, Roma downs Lazio, and more

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European domestic action returned this weekend with several local derbies on tap for all. A North London Derby took place at the Emirates on Saturday with Arsenal defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0. The Gunners used a pair of first-half goals to down their rivals for a much-needed league win. Shkodran Mustafi headed in Arsenal's opener after 36 minutes, from a set piece situation.

Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Newcastle

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The club schedule returns following the November international break on the weekend soccer TV schedule . The Madrid derby is on beIN Sport on Saturday. beIN Sport also has the Rome derby. Saturday's Premier League schedule has the North London derby on NBCSN and Manchester United plays Newcastle on NBC.

Footy on the Telly Nov. 17-24

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Looking to watch Footy from Liga MX, Ligue1, MLS Cup Playoffs, Premier League, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Taca de Portugal, La Liga, Copa MX Copa Sudamericana or Copa Libertadores? This week's action is all here. Bundesliga

European Weekend Preview: Atletico welcomes Real Madrid, Tottenham travels to Arsenal, and more

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After some thrilling World Cup Qualifying playoffs, domestic action returns in Europe this weekend with some top derbies on tap. The Madrid Derby takes place on Saturday as Atletico welcomes Real Madrid to Wanda Metropolitano in a battle of third vs. fourth. Atletico are unbeaten in their last eight matches across all competitions, but have drawn six of them.

Barcelona ready to sell Newcastle target for cheap, Benitez needs to seize the opportunity

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Barcelona keeper Jasper Cillessen has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou and Premier League outfit Newcastle are prepared to offer him an exit route.

According to Marca (via SportWitness), the player is up for sale when the transfer window reopens in January and Newcastle could sign him for as little as £9m.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

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With all 32 places for next summer’s World Cup dished out, domestic soccer will be the focus again until preparations begin for the Russia showpiece.

And for a lot of teams, this weekend is the trigger for a congested spell of fixtures, with matches coming thick and fast in a variety of different competitions.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

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With all 32 places for next summer’s World Cup dished out, domestic soccer will be the focus again until preparations begin for the Russia showpiece.

And for a lot of teams, this weekend is the trigger for a congested spell of fixtures, with matches coming thick and fast in a variety of different competitions.

West Ham and Newcastle set to fight it out for prolific star, will be a season defining transfer

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West Ham and Newcastle are interested in improving their attack this season and Cedric Bakambu is thought to be a target for the Premier League trio.

As per Marca, the Villarreal striker has been a star in La Liga for a while now and his impressive start to this season has attracted a lot of attention.

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Arsenal criticised by club president after “embarrassing” offer for 29-year-old La Liga star

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According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed the Gunners’ offer for striker Karim Benzema is “embarrassing”. The Sun says Arsenal made a £40m bid for the French international, considerably lower than Real would consider selling him for.

The 29-year-old has struggled for form this season, scoring just one La Liga goal in eight appearances.

Real Madrid hoping to capitalise on £36m goalkeeper after stalled contract talks

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According to The Sun, Real Madrid are readying a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian international has 18 months left of his current deal with the Londoners, and has recently postponed talks which has raised rumours about his future at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have been named as interested clubs of the 25-year-old, but Chelsea have shown no willingness to sell this season.

Arsenal to finally secure the transfer of Benzema from Real Madrid?

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It was just a few years ago that the question of whether Arsenal would secure the transfer of the French striker Karim Benzema from the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid was more about whether the deal was even a possibility and whether the Spanish club and the player would be willing. Times change quickly [.

Real Madrid Dominate UEFA Team Of Year Shortlist

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No surprise to see that the 50-man shortlist for UEFA's team of the year is dominated by players from La Liga and European champions Real Madrid, who boast 11 nominees, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who is included for a record 14th time. Italian champions Juventus, who were beaten by Real in the Champions League final last season, have the next most with seven.

Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

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Nicosia (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still “optimistic” as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16.

European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 with a game to spare in Group H by beating APOEL in Cyprus on Tuesday.

Zidane staying upbeat amid Real Madrid troubles

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Nicosia (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is still “optimistic” as the Spanish giants look to shrug off a poor run of form in La Liga by securing their place in the Champions League last 16.

European champions in each of the last two seasons, Madrid will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 with a game to spare in Group H by beating APOEL in Cyprus on Tuesday.

Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

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Madrid (AFP) – In a recurring theme of Real Madrid’s stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby.

Yet, in attempting to defend a lacklustre performance from Saturday’s stalemate at Atletico Madrid, Zidane turned the spotlight once more on the misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

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Madrid (AFP) – In a recurring theme of Real Madrid’s stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby.

Yet, in attempting to defend a lacklustre performance from Saturday’s stalemate at Atletico Madrid, Zidane turned the spotlight once more on the misfiring Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase

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Madrid (AFP) – Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina to beat a luckless Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday.

A club record eighth straight La Liga win for Valencia moves Marcelino Garcia Toral’s men six points clear of Real Madrid in third and sets up a mouthwatering top of the table showdown at home to Barcelona next Sunday.

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase

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Madrid (AFP) – Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina to beat a luckless Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday.

A club record eighth straight La Liga win for Valencia moves Marcelino Garcia Toral’s men six points clear of Real Madrid in third and sets up a mouthwatering top of the table showdown at home to Barcelona next Sunday.

Transfer boost for Spurs, unique clause will help them sign world class star ahead of their rivals

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Real Madrid are ready to cut their losses on Gareth Bale when the transfer window reopens in January.

The Welsh winger has struggled to make the desired impact at Bernabeu due to recurring injury problems and he could return to the Premier League soon.

According to reports, Manchester United and Chelsea are keeping tabs on his situation right now.

Neither Side Can Afford To Lose In Madrid Derby This Weekend

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It is being billed as the wake-up derby, because both Real Madrid and Atletico need to stir from their slumber before the season gets away from them for good.

Barcelona could be 11 points clear of the loser in the Madrid derby, a result that will all but end their title hopes, and we are not even into November.

Madrid giants face similar issues ahead of derby

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Madrid (AFP) – Accustomed to a place at the top table in recent seasons, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid resume an old rivalry at a new home on Saturday with little room for error.

Early season struggles have left both sides eight points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona and four points below revitalised Valencia.

Madrid giants face similar issues ahead of derby

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Madrid (AFP) – Accustomed to a place at the top table in recent seasons, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid resume an old rivalry at a new home on Saturday with little room for error.

Early season struggles have left both sides eight points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona and four points below revitalised Valencia.

No Ramos-Ronaldo rift at Real, insists Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of vital derby clash at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Both sides from the capital already trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points with Ronaldo complaining earlier this month that the departures of Alvaro Morata, Pepe and James Rodriguez had left Real’s squad lacking experience compared to the one that claimed a La Liga and Champions League double last season.

No Ramos-Ronaldo rift at Real, insists Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shrugged off reports of a dressing room rift between captain Sergio Ramos and World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of vital derby clash at Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Both sides from the capital already trail La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points with Ronaldo complaining earlier this month that the departures of Alvaro Morata, Pepe and James Rodriguez had left Real’s squad lacking experience compared to the one that claimed a La Liga and Champions League double last season.

Tottenham star setting foundations for move to Real Madrid

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Ream Madrid’s hopes of signing Dele Alli have improved after it was revealed that super-agent Jorge Mendes has held formal talks with a member of the Tottenham midfielder’s family.

Mendes, whose clients include Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho, has close links with the Spanish giants who have been closely monitoring Alli’s progress.

Griezmann unconcerned by goal drought

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Madrid (AFP) – Despite a seven match scoring drought, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann insisted on Wednesday he is unconcerned ahead of Saturday’s big derby against Real Madrid.

The France international had averaged more than a goal every two games in his previous three seasons for Atletico but has managed just three in 13 matches in all competitions this season.

Griezmann unconcerned by goal drought

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Madrid (AFP) – Despite a seven match scoring drought, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann insisted on Wednesday he is unconcerned ahead of Saturday’s big derby against Real Madrid.

The France international had averaged more than a goal every two games in his previous three seasons for Atletico but has managed just three in 13 matches in all competitions this season.

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Revitalised Valencia face La Liga title test in Barcelona visit

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Madrid (AFP) – Both unbeaten and off to club record starts in La Liga, Valencia host Barcelona in the game of the La Liga season so far on Sunday (1945GMT) aiming to prove their title credentials are for real.

After two seasons in the doldrums riddled by coaching changes and questions over Singaporean owner Peter Lim’s running of the club, Valencia have been revitalised by a combination of new boss Marcelino Garcia Toral and sporting director Mateu Alemany to post a record run of eight straight La Liga wins.

Revitalised Valencia face La Liga title test in Barcelona visit

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Madrid (AFP) – Both unbeaten and off to club record starts in La Liga, Valencia host Barcelona in the game of the La Liga season so far on Sunday (1945GMT) aiming to prove their title credentials are for real.

After two seasons in the doldrums riddled by coaching changes and questions over Singaporean owner Peter Lim’s running of the club, Valencia have been revitalised by a combination of new boss Marcelino Garcia Toral and sporting director Mateu Alemany to post a record run of eight straight La Liga wins.

Barca - 0 | Junevtus - 0 | Full Match Highlights

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FC Barcelona secured the passage to next round of 2017-17 La Liga with a goalless draw away against Juventus. With the draw, Barca maintains the three point lead at the top of group table. With a positive 6 goal difference compared to Juventus, we should be comfortably holding on to the top spot unless something disastrous happens when Sporting visits Camp Nou in the next match.

Neymar broke down in tears as he tried to stop Paris Saint-Germain move

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Brazil superstar Neymar Jr cried twice during negotiations between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, as per reports in Spain.

Apparently, Neymar had second thoughts about moving to Ligue 1 and tried to stop the deal from going through by pleading with Barca chief Josep Maria Bartomeu.

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Champions League: Sevilla Confirm Players Were Made Aware Of Eduardo Berizzo’s Cancer Diagnosis ‘Few Days’ Before Liverpool Match, Not At Half-Time

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Sevilla have confirmed that their players were told of coach Eduardo Berizzo's prostate cancer diagnosis "a few days" before last night's Champions League tie against Liverpool not at half-time, as was widely reported in the wake of the match.

Reports emanating in the Spanish press claimed that having gone in 3-0 down at the break, Berizzo informed the Sevilla team of his illness during the interval, only to watch them battle their way back to a heroic 3-3 draw at theRamon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla hope to complete £17.75m deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward

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Sevilla are close to completing a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacking-midfielder Javier Pastore, reports Sport via talkSPORT. The 28-year-old has struggled for playing time this season and could be on his way out in January as a result.

Pastore has made just four Ligue 1 starts for PSG, racking up less than 400 minutes.

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Spain to introduce video technology next season

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain’s La Liga will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system next season, the country’s football federation (RFEF) confirmed on Wednesday.

“The president of the referee’s technical commission, Victoriano Sanchez Arminio, has informed all first division referees and assistant referees that video refereeing will be introduced to next season’s championship,” the RFEF said.