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Thousands flock to Madrid as Real celebrate La Liga title

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Madrid (AFP) – Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club’s 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday.

Elated fans cheered and lit flares when the squad arrived on an open-top bus bearing the word “Campeones” (champions) on the side at the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles, as confetti rained down.

Zidane gets sacrifice from Galacticos to make Madrid champions

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane’s transformation of Real Madrid from crisis club to champions has been rooted not in the glamour of relying purely on ‘Galactico’ talent, but fostering a team spirit and never say die attitude.

Madrid sealed a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday - and 33rd in total - with a 2-0 victory at Malaga to bring a halt to Barcelona’s domination of domestic matters having won six of the previous eight titles.

Zidane gets sacrifice from Galacticos to make Madrid champions

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane’s transformation of Real Madrid from crisis club to champions has been rooted not in the glamour of relying purely on ‘Galactico’ talent, but fostering a team spirit and never say die attitude.

Madrid sealed a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday - and 33rd in total - with a 2-0 victory at Malaga to bring a halt to Barcelona’s domination of domestic matters having won six of the previous eight titles.

Simeone staying put at Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone stressed on Sunday he will remain as Atletico Madrid coach next season after the Spanish giants waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Simeone has transformed Atletico’s fortunes over the past five-and-a-half years and promised to stay to see the club move into their new 67,000 Wanda Metropolitano home next season.

Simeone staying put at Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone stressed on Sunday he will remain as Atletico Madrid coach next season after the Spanish giants waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Simeone has transformed Atletico’s fortunes over the past five-and-a-half years and promised to stay to see the club move into their new 67,000 Wanda Metropolitano home next season.

Torres gives Atletico dream Calderon farewell

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres was the fitting match winner as Atletico Madrid waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Sunday.

Atletico were playing their final competitive match at their home for the past 50 years before moving to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the other side of Madrid next season.

Torres gives Atletico dream Calderon farewell

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres was the fitting match winner as Atletico Madrid waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Sunday.

Atletico were playing their final competitive match at their home for the past 50 years before moving to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the other side of Madrid next season.

Madrid on verge of long-awaited title

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid are poised to win a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday as Zinedine Zidane’s men hold a three-point lead over Barcelona heading into the final day of the season.

Barca need to beat Eibar at home to have any chance of a third straight title in outgoing coach Luis Enrique’s farewell to the Camp Nou.

Madrid on verge of long-awaited title

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid are poised to win a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday as Zinedine Zidane’s men hold a three-point lead over Barcelona heading into the final day of the season.

Barca need to beat Eibar at home to have any chance of a third straight title in outgoing coach Luis Enrique’s farewell to the Camp Nou.

Falcao, Coentrao in Spanish tax evasion lawsuits

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors said Tuesday they had filed lawsuits against Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao for allegedly hiding millions of euros in income from the tax office.

AS Monaco’s Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.

Falcao, Coentrao in Spanish tax evasion lawsuits

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Madrid (AFP) – Spanish prosecutors said Tuesday they had filed lawsuits against Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao for allegedly hiding millions of euros in income from the tax office.

AS Monaco’s Falcao is suspected of failing to correctly declare 5.

‘We have won nothing yet’ Zidane warns Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid must hold their nerve in the La Liga title run-in coach Zinedine Zidane warned on Tuesday ahead of the catch up game against Celta Vigo.

Real are level on 87 points with bitter rivals Barcelona but because Barca enjoy a better head-to-head record Zidane’s charges need four points from their two remaining ties with Vigo and Malaga at the weekend.

Argentina defender Demichelis to retire

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Madrid (AFP) – Malaga’s Argentina international Martin Demichelis announced Monday he will retire after next weekend’s final match of the season, a La Liga title decider for opponents Real Madrid.

“Alas, this day arrives for all of us. I’ve been thinking about it for a while because I’ve always been concerned about the end of my career as a professional footballer,” Demichelis told a press conference.

Argentina defender Demichelis to retire

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Madrid (AFP) – Malaga’s Argentina international Martin Demichelis announced Monday he will retire after next weekend’s final match of the season, a La Liga title decider for opponents Real Madrid.

“Alas, this day arrives for all of us. I’ve been thinking about it for a while because I’ve always been concerned about the end of my career as a professional footballer,” Demichelis told a press conference.

Real Madrid, Barca set up final day title showdown

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Madrid (AFP) – The fight for the La Liga title will go down to the last day of the season after convincing wins for Real Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday left them locked together on 87 points at the top of the table.

Madrid remain in the driving seat after the European champions saw off Sevilla 4-1 as they have two games remaining to Barca’s one.

Real Madrid, Barca set up final day title showdown

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Madrid (AFP) – The fight for the La Liga title will go down to the last day of the season after convincing wins for Real Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday left them locked together on 87 points at the top of the table.

Madrid remain in the driving seat after the European champions saw off Sevilla 4-1 as they have two games remaining to Barca’s one.

Real Madrid, Barcelona set up final day title showdown

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Madrid (AFP) – The fight for the La Liga title will go down to the last day of the season after Real Madrid and Barcelona beat Sevilla and Las Palmas respectively on Sunday to remain locked together on 87 points.

Madrid remain in the driving seat after the European champions saw off Sevilla 4-1 as they have two games remaining to Barca’s one.

Real Madrid, Barcelona set up final day title showdown

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Madrid (AFP) – The fight for the La Liga title will go down to the last day of the season after Real Madrid and Barcelona beat Sevilla and Las Palmas respectively on Sunday to remain locked together on 87 points.

Madrid remain in the driving seat after the European champions saw off Sevilla 4-1 as they have two games remaining to Barca’s one.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla threaten Madrid’s title charge

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Madrid (AFP) – Jorge Sampaoli’s chances of landing his dream job at Barcelona may have come and gone, but he could still hand Barca the La Liga title on a plate should Sevilla shock Real Madrid on Sunday.

Madrid are in the driving seat for their first league title in five years as they also target a first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla threaten Madrid’s title charge

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Madrid (AFP) – Jorge Sampaoli’s chances of landing his dream job at Barcelona may have come and gone, but he could still hand Barca the La Liga title on a plate should Sevilla shock Real Madrid on Sunday.

Madrid are in the driving seat for their first league title in five years as they also target a first La Liga and Champions League double since 1958.

Twenty-five hurt in scuffles before Madrid derby

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Madrid (AFP) – A total of 20 supporters and five police officers suffered minor injuries in scuffles outside the Vicente Calderon stadium prior to Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.

A spokesperson for the Spanish capital’s emergency services said the 25 people had been treated for “cuts and bruises, all minor”.

‘We’re not from Beverly Hills’ – Ramos warns Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists the European champions will not be cowered by an intimidating atmosphere as they visit Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon for the final time on Wednesday.

Los Blancos are looking to seal their place in the Champions League final once more and enjoy a commanding 3-0 first leg lead.

‘We’re not from Beverly Hills’ – Ramos warns Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists the European champions will not be cowered by an intimidating atmosphere as they visit Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon for the final time on Wednesday.

Los Blancos are looking to seal their place in the Champions League final once more and enjoy a commanding 3-0 first leg lead.

Real reserves thrash Granada, Barca’s ‘MSN’ hit 100 mark

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Madrid (AFP) – Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez scored twice as a much-changed Real Madrid moved to within three victories of winning La Liga with a 4-0 demolition of Tony Adams’s already-relegated Granada.

Earlier, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were all on target to take their combined tally for the season to 102 as Barcelona kept pace at the top with a 4-1 win over Villarreal.

‘MSN’ hit 100 mark as Barca pile pressure on Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-1 to heap the pressure on Real Madrid, who travel to Granada later on Saturday.

Victory moved Barca three points clear of Madrid at the top of La Liga, but Real have four games left to the Catalans’ two.

‘MSN’ hit 100 mark as Barca pile pressure on Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-1 to heap the pressure on Real Madrid, who travel to Granada later on Saturday.

Victory moved Barca three points clear of Madrid at the top of La Liga, but Real have four games left to the Catalans’ two.

Saul fires Atletico to top-four finish

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for a fifth straight season as Saul Niguez’s solitary strike earned a 1-0 home win over Eibar on Saturday.

Diego Simeone’s men still harbour outside hopes of returning to the Champions League final for the third time in four years as they host local rivals Real Madrid for the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday trailing 3-0 from the first leg.

Saul fires Atletico to top-four finish

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for a fifth straight season as Saul Niguez’s solitary strike earned a 1-0 home win over Eibar on Saturday.

Diego Simeone’s men still harbour outside hopes of returning to the Champions League final for the third time in four years as they host local rivals Real Madrid for the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday trailing 3-0 from the first leg.

Ronaldo rested again for Granada trip

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was again left out of the Real Madrid squad for Saturday’s La Liga trip to relegated Granada following his Champions League heroics against Atletico Madrid in midweek.

The Portuguese striker, 32, has been rested for four of Real’s last five away league games to ensure he is in prime condition for their assault on becoming the first side to retain the Champions League.

Ronaldo says hard work the secret to his record feats

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another “special” Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more.

Ronaldo’s treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead over Atletico Madrid and extended his advantage as the top scorer of all-time between the two sides with 21 in Madrid derbies.

Ronaldo says hard work the secret to his record feats

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another “special” Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more.

Ronaldo’s treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead over Atletico Madrid and extended his advantage as the top scorer of all-time between the two sides with 21 in Madrid derbies.

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real past Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo struck a second successive Champions League hat-trick as holders Real Madrid thumped Atletico Madrid 3-0 in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Portugal star powered in a 10th-minute header before netting twice more in the second half to floor Real’s city rivals.

Malaga surprise Sevilla in Andalucian derby

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla’s chances of automatic Champions League qualification suffered a huge blow on Monday as Malaga edged a six-goal Andalusian derby 4-2.

Jorge Sampaoli’s men remain three points behind third-placed Atletico Madrid with just three games to go.

However, they maintain a five-point lead over Villarreal in the fight for the final Champions League place.

Malaga surprise Sevilla in Andalucian derby

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Madrid (AFP) – Sevilla’s chances of automatic Champions League qualification suffered a huge blow on Monday as Malaga edged a six-goal Andalusian derby 4-2.

Jorge Sampaoli’s men remain three points behind third-placed Atletico Madrid with just three games to go.

However, they maintain a five-point lead over Villarreal in the fight for the final Champions League place.

Winning Champions League, not Real revenge Atletico’s aim

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid captain Gabi insisted on Monday it is winning the Champions League not gaining revenge on Real Madrid that motivates him as the Spanish giants face off once more in Tuesday’s semi-final, first leg.

Real have beaten Atletico in each of the past three seasons in the Champions League, including twice in the final in agonising circumstances for the red and white part of Madrid in 2014 and 2016.

Winning Champions League, not Real revenge Atletico’s aim

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid captain Gabi insisted on Monday it is winning the Champions League not gaining revenge on Real Madrid that motivates him as the Spanish giants face off once more in Tuesday’s semi-final, first leg.

Real have beaten Atletico in each of the past three seasons in the Champions League, including twice in the final in agonising circumstances for the red and white part of Madrid in 2014 and 2016.

Suarez double keeps Barca level with Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona and Real Madrid remain locked together on 81 points at the top of La Liga after seeing off Espanyol and Valencia respectively on Saturday.

Madrid maintain the edge as they have a game in hand but needed a winner four minutes from time from Marcelo to see off Valencia 2-1.

Suarez double keeps Barca level with Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona and Real Madrid remain locked together on 81 points at the top of La Liga after seeing off Espanyol and Valencia respectively on Saturday.

Madrid maintain the edge as they have a game in hand but needed a winner four minutes from time from Marcelo to see off Valencia 2-1.

Gimenez adds to Atletico’s defensive injury woes

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid could be without a fit right-back for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, first leg against Real Madrid after Jose Maria Gimenez suffered a groin injury in Saturday’s 5-0 win at Las Palmas.

Gimenez is naturally at centre-back, but has deputised at right-back in recent matches with both Sime Vrsaljko and Juanfran also sidelined by injury.

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A really nice tribute/obituary for my friend in football Tom Donovan who passed away this week. By Brian Quarstad for Fifty Five One.

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