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Kickoff time for el Clasico confirmed for Real Madrid and Barcelona on April 23

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The kickoff time for the April 23, 2017 el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona has been confirmed. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:45pm ET. For viewers in the United States, the live Sunday broadcast will be shown live across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

With the viewing time starting on a Sunday afternoon, the TV viewing audience should be greater for this game than the previous el Clasico, which had a 10:15am kickoff time on Saturday, December 3.

Kickoff time for el Clasico confirmed for Real Madrid and Barcelona on April 23

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The kickoff time for the April 23, 2017 el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona has been confirmed. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:45pm ET. For viewers in the United States, the live Sunday broadcast will be shown live across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

With the viewing time starting on a Sunday afternoon, the TV viewing audience should be greater for this game than the previous el Clasico, which had a 10:15am kickoff time on Saturday, December 3.

Real Madrid held positive talks for world class target; Star is already taking Spanish lessons

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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is a target for Real Madrid this summer.

Los Blancos have served their transfer ban and will look to land the Chelsea star at the end of this season. Hazard could be the ideal long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool confident of signing world class Man Utd target, Mourinho ready to pay £60m for star

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Liverpool are interested in signing the Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez this summer.

The Colombian has fallen out of favour at Santiago Bernabeu and is expected to switch clubs at the end of this season.

Chelsea Transfer Roundup: Abramovich has transfer agreement for world class Man Utd target

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is looking to fend off Inter Milan’s interest in Antonio Conte by signing world-class players for the Italian at Chelsea.

According to reports, the Russian billionaire recently agreed on a deal with Barcelona for their Brazilian winger Neymar.

‘It Was Surreal To Be Honest!’ – Robbie Fowler Recalls The Time He Somehow Ended Up On Real Madrid’s Title-Winning Bus Parade

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Robbie Fowler turned out forseveral clubs in his time, having enjoyed stints of varying success atLiverpool, Leeds United, Man City, Cardiff City,Blackburn Rovers, North Queensland Fury, Perth Glory and, most famously, Muangthong United of Thailand.

He did not however, represent Real Madrid at least not intentionally anyway.

Roundup: Real Madrid star holds transfer talks, La Liga rivals have offered him £325k-a-week to join

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu for a while now.

The former Malaga playmaker has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place under Zinedine Zidane and is contemplating an exit at the end of this season.

Man Utd pre-season fixtures and dates: Mourinho's men set to face PL rivals during US tour

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Manchester United are all set to take on Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester City during their pre-season tour of the United States.

The Premier League giants will be a part of the International Champions Cup this summer.

Top class forward won't play with Barcelona duo, reaches verbal agreement with Real Madrid

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Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is a man in demand right now.

The Argentine has been a huge hit under Allegri and is attracting the attention of Spanish heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Tickets available for el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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Anyone trying to buy tickets to el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Ticketmaster’s website for the general sale for Monday, March 20 will have been disappointed by the lack of affordable seats available, and also the annoying Ticketmaster website and app. The “Sorry, no tickets match your search” message displayed on the Ticketmaster website was a common experience.

Tickets available for el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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Anyone trying to buy tickets to el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Ticketmaster’s website for the general sale for Monday, March 20 will have been disappointed by the lack of affordable seats available, and also the annoying Ticketmaster website and app. The “Sorry, no tickets match your search” message displayed on the Ticketmaster website was a common experience.

Las Fallas: People Of Valencia Burn Unflattering Cristiano Ronaldo Puppet As Part Of Fire Festival Celebrations (Photo)

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Over the weekend, the good people of Valencia took to the streets over to burn an scatological effigy of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thankfully, it's not quite as grim as it sounds, as the Ronaldo dummy was torched as part of the Spanish city's annual week-long Las Fallas festival.

Every year in March, volleys of fireworks are releasedand a cavalcade of different puppets and dummiesof famous rogues (known colloquially as 'ninots') are set alight to pay homage to Saint Joseph.

Casemiro sends Real Madrid five points clear

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Madrid (AFP) – Casemiro was Real Madrid’s unlikely hero as he hit the winner to open up a five-point lead on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Karim Benzema fired the visitors into a half-time lead from Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross.

Aritz Aduriz briefly levelled for Athletic, but Ronaldo again was involved for the winner on 68 minutes as his flick-on was slotted home by the unmarked Casemiro for just his third goal of the season.

Casemiro sends Real Madrid five points clear

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Madrid (AFP) – Casemiro was Real Madrid’s unlikely hero as he hit the winner to open up a five-point lead on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Karim Benzema fired the visitors into a half-time lead from Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross.

Aritz Aduriz briefly levelled for Athletic, but Ronaldo again was involved for the winner on 68 minutes as his flick-on was slotted home by the unmarked Casemiro for just his third goal of the season.

Five things to look for in La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) – Ahead of a huge round of La Liga action at both ends of the table, AFP Sports looks at five things to watch out for this weekend:

Valverde’s Barca audition

Real Madrid’s trip north to the Basque country to face Athletic Bilbao is always a fixture laced with tension based on decades of political divide.

Five things to look for in La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) – Ahead of a huge round of La Liga action at both ends of the table, AFP Sports looks at five things to watch out for this weekend:

Valverde’s Barca audition

Real Madrid’s trip north to the Basque country to face Athletic Bilbao is always a fixture laced with tension based on decades of political divide.

Presale codes announced for el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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The organizers of this summer’s el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid have announced the ticket presale codes.

The eagerly anticipated game between the two Spanish giants will be played as part of the International Champions Cup on Saturday, July 29 at 7:30pm at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Presale codes announced for el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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The organizers of this summer’s el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid have announced the ticket presale codes.

The eagerly anticipated game between the two Spanish giants will be played as part of the International Champions Cup on Saturday, July 29 at 7:30pm at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Real Madrid reach verbal agreement for €50m South American, Zidane approves summer move

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Real Madrid defender Pepe is expected to leave the club this summer and Los Blancos have identified a replacement for the Portuguese international.

Porto centre-back Felipe Monteiro is in line to replace Pepe at Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Chelsea confident of landing 20-goal Man Utd target, Blues offered £57m for star last summer

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has informed the club that he does not intend to sign a new deal with them.

The Belgian was in talks with the Merseyside outfit regarding a new deal which would have made him their highest ever earner.

Daily Mirror are reporting that Lukaku wants to play Champions League football next season and would welcome a transfer in the summer.

Tickets go on sale for el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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Tickets for el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid will go on sale on Thursday, March 16 at 10am ET via an exclusive pre-sale. Another pre-sale will open on Friday, March 17. Last but not least, tickets for the general public will go on sale at Monday, March 20 at 10am ET at internationalchampionscup.

Tickets go on sale for el Clasico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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Tickets for el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid will go on sale on Thursday, March 16 at 10am ET via an exclusive pre-sale. Another pre-sale will open on Friday, March 17. Last but not least, tickets for the general public will go on sale at Monday, March 20 at 10am ET at internationalchampionscup.

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Sportel continues to be where sports rights business gets done in the Americas

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SportelAmerica is the leading conference in the Americas where buyers and sellers of sports TV and streaming rights meet to get business done.

In the recent Sportel convention in Miami this month, all of the key players were in attendance to network with buyers and sellers. For example, when it comes to soccer rights, just some of the companies at the show in downtown Miami included the Premier League, FOX Sports, Bundesliga, beIN SPORTS, La Liga, Univision Deportes, Ligue Un, Sling TV, MLS, ESPN, Turner Sports and IMG.

Sportel continues to be where sports rights business gets done in the Americas

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SportelAmerica is the leading conference in the Americas where buyers and sellers of sports TV and streaming rights meet to get business done.

In the recent Sportel convention in Miami this month, all of the key players were in attendance to network with buyers and sellers. For example, when it comes to soccer rights, just some of the companies at the show in downtown Miami included the Premier League, FOX Sports, Bundesliga, beIN SPORTS, La Liga, Univision Deportes, Ligue Un, Sling TV, MLS, ESPN, Turner Sports and IMG.

Mourinho set to land Man City target, mega-money Man Utd transfer a formality now

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is expected to complete his move to Manchester United in the summer.

The Red Devils have been linked with the Frenchman for a while now and Manchester Evening News are reporting that the transfer is close to completion.

International Champions Cup announces stellar lineup for 2017 tournament in United States

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The 2017 edition of the International Champions Cup features the most impressive lineup of world-class soccer teams ever in its four-year history.

Featuring eight teams, the clubs participating are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma.

International Champions Cup announces stellar lineup for 2017 tournament in United States

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The 2017 edition of the International Champions Cup features the most impressive lineup of world-class soccer teams ever in its four-year history.

Featuring eight teams, the clubs participating are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma.

Barcelona want to sign Arsenal target; La Liga giants offering £130k-a-week to seal the deal

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is set to step down at the end of this season and the Catalan giants are already looking to secure a replacement.

Juventus manager Max Allegri is being looked at as a potential successor to Enrique.

Sunday European Rewind: Man City draw with Liverpool, Atletico defeat Sevilla, and more.

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In themouth-watering match of the day across Europe, Manchester City fought back for a 1-1 draw against visiting Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola's side receiveda 69th-minute equalizer from Sergio Aguero to earn a point at the Etihad Stadium against Jurgen Klopp's Reds. After a fast and exciting opening half, Liverpool opened the scoring as former Manchester City midfielder James Milner scored a 51st-minute penalty kick.

Saturday European Rewind: West Brom shock Arsenal, Real Madrid win at Bilbao, and more.

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In the final weekend of domestic action before the upcoming international break, plenty of high-quality matchestook place across Europe's top five leagues.

In England, Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion earned a huge 3-1 home win against struggling Arsenal in the opening game of the weekend in England.

Soccer TV: Manchester City vs Liverpool

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It's the weekend soccer TV schedule with Manchester City playing Liverpool on network TV on Sunday. MLS has two games available nationally. On Saturday, Atlanta visits Chicago on UniMas and on Sunday Fox Sports 1 has Seattle playing the New York Red Bulls. Also on the schedule, GolTV has Sunday's Gladbach vs Bayern Munich game with those teams also set to meet in the DFB Pokal semifinals.

European Weekend Preview: Man City host Liverpool, Sevilla visit Atletico, and more

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In the final European domestic action for two weeks, there are some teasing matchescoming up this weekend across the top five leagues.

Manchester City host Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday as both sides try to inch closer to the fop-four. Pep Guardiola's side are coming off a Champions League exit midweek in Monaco, while Liverpool are coming off a 2-1 home league win against Burnley last Sunday.

Where to find Leicester vs. Sevilla on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Leicester vs. Sevilla, you’ve come to the right place.

Leicester City and Sevilla go into the second leg with Sevilla having the 2-1 aggregate lead so far. What’s strange from the first leg is that Leicester cheered their away goal near the end of the game almost like a victory such was the way the Spanish team outplayed the Foxes in the game.

Where to find Leicester vs. Sevilla on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Leicester vs. Sevilla, you’ve come to the right place.

Leicester City and Sevilla go into the second leg with Sevilla having the 2-1 aggregate lead so far. What’s strange from the first leg is that Leicester cheered their away goal near the end of the game almost like a victory such was the way the Spanish team outplayed the Foxes in the game.

La Liga midfielder in contact with Mourinho, says he would love to play at Old Trafford

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On-loan Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is looking to play for the Old Trafford outfit next season.

The 21-year-old midfielder has impressed in La Liga and has scored four times for Granada this season.

European Weekend Rewind: Deportivo upsets Barcelona, Juventus tops Milan and more

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Barcelona overcame all odds to secure a historic Champions League result midweek, but the Spanish giant couldn't quite muster enough energy to role that momentum into league play.

Deportivo earned the result of the weekend witha 2-1 home win overleague-leaders Barcelona. Alex Bergantino's 74th minute header put Deportivo in front for good after the visitors had leveled the score early in the second half.

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La Liga chief tells China ‘not just about cash’

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Singapore (AFP) – China’s cash-rich Super League needs to work on improving local talent as well as dipping into its deep pockets to attract top foreign players, the La Liga chief said Thursday.

Javier Tebas told AFP he was “not worried at all” about the best La Liga players being tempted by lucrative salary offers as the level of competition in Spain was already a strong incentive for them to stay on.

La Liga chief tells China ‘not just about cash’

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Singapore (AFP) – China’s cash-rich Super League needs to work on improving local talent as well as dipping into its deep pockets to attract top foreign players, the La Liga chief said Thursday.

Javier Tebas told AFP he was “not worried at all” about the best La Liga players being tempted by lucrative salary offers as the level of competition in Spain was already a strong incentive for them to stay on.

Difficult to rest Messi: Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona boss Luis Enrique suggested Lionel Messi will have to be rested for some of an April packed with huge clashes, but that even the Catalan giants would struggle without the “best player in the world”.

Messi has started every Barca game in 2017 and will do so once more when Valencia visit the Camp Nou on Sunday.

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Soccer TV: Borussia Dortmund vs Ingolstadt

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Friday's soccer TV schedule has Christian Pulisic's Borussia Dortmund at home against Alfredo Morales's Ingolstadt. Also on the schedule, the Championship on beIN Sport and Liga MX on Azteca America.

Borussia Dortmund vs Ingolstadt at 3:30pm on Fox Sports 2. Dortmund shutout Sportfreunde Lotte 3-0 in their rescheduled DFB Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday.