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Real Madrid: Marco Asensio To Miss Champions League Opener With ‘Leg Shaving-Related’ Injury Problem

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Real Madrid are due to begin their Champions League title defence with a group stage curtain-jerker against APOEL tonight, but they'll have to do so without the services of man-of-the-moment Marco Asensio.

Indeed, Asensio is set to miss Los Blancos' Group H opener due to injury and not just any old injury, oh no.

Real streak halted by Valencia draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid needed a late strike from Marco Asensio to prevent a shock defeat but still saw their relentless winning streak ended by Valencia in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Asensio had got the hosts off to the perfect start after just 10 minutes, but Carlos Soler rounded off an excellent Valencia team move to level shortly after.

Real streak halted by Valencia draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid needed a late strike from Marco Asensio to prevent a shock defeat but still saw their relentless winning streak ended by Valencia in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Asensio had got the hosts off to the perfect start after just 10 minutes, but Carlos Soler rounded off an excellent Valencia team move to level shortly after.

Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid Take First Blood As Marco Asensio Bullet Seals 5-1 Aggregate Win Over Barcelona (Photos & Video)

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The £4.5million that Real Madrid paid Mallorca for Marco Asensio looks ever more certain to go down as the finest bargain in transfer history, with the 21-year-old forward continuing to mine his rich vein of form in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup last night.

Asensio was on target with a sumptuous finish in the first leg and repeated the feat in the second, scoring the opening goal of the night as Real romped to a 2-0 win at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win.

Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg, but his replacement Marco Asensio enhanced his reputation as one of world football’s rising stars as he smashed Madrid into the lead after just four minutes.

Super Cup: Marco Asensio Continues Amazing Goal-Scoring Debut Record As Real Madrid Emerge Victorious Over Barcelona In First Leg (Photos & Video)

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Real Madrid emerged from the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup with a commanding lead over eternal rivals Barcelona, winning 3-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday night.

Indeed, Real looked to be firing on all cylinders before a ball was even kicked in anger if this footage of their mesmerising pre-match training drill is anything to go by.

Ronaldo sent off, but Real Madrid roll over Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored and was sent off as Real Madrid beat a Barcelona side missing Neymar by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.

Ronaldo sent-off, but Real roll over Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) – Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into semis

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid into semis after controversial refereeing decisions

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid into semis after controversial refereeing decisions

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to become the first man to reach 100 Champions League goals as Real Madrid overcame 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg to advance 6-3 on aggregate.

The holders will be in Friday’s semi-final draw for a record seventh consecutive year.

Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Madrid back on top

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Madrid (AFP) – Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid made light of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale’s absence to move back to the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Eibar on Saturday.

Benzema proved decisive when he was needed most by the European champions without his usual strike partners as the Frenchman finished twice from close range inside the first 25 minutes.

Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Madrid back on top

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Madrid (AFP) – Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid made light of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale’s absence to move back to the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Eibar on Saturday.

Benzema proved decisive when he was needed most by the European champions without his usual strike partners as the Frenchman finished twice from close range inside the first 25 minutes.

How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

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by Asif Norat Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez has enjoyed making the most out of the Galactico policy, using the unlimited transfer funds to bring in at least one expensive signing every...

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How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

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Real Madrid’s Bale forced off with ankle injury

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Lisbon (AFP) Real Madrid suffered a huge injury scare just 11 days before facing Barcelona as Gareth Bale hobbled off with a right ankle injury just under an hour into their Champions League clash at Sporting Lisbon.

Bale has been in supreme form in recent weeks having tied his future to the European champions with a bumper contract extension to 2022.

Madrid cruise past Legia, towards last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Madrid cruise past Legia, towards last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Holders Real Madrid edged towards the last 16 of the Champions League, but disturbances between visiting Polish ultras and the police marred their 5-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Five fans and two police officers were treated for minor injuries after clashes outside the stadium before kick-off.

Marco Asensio: The swift evolution of Real Madrid’s newest wonderkid

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On the evening of August 9th, Real Madrid lined up against Sevilla in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup. The Norwegian city of Trondheim was the setting for the annual match between the winners of the previous...

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Top 10 La Liga best young players – The JF 60 – Class of 2014/2015 Review

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Generation Next: Five Spain U19 Young Talents Tipped For Big Things

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Chambers sees red, Meyer shines – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 11

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The 10 Seriesis our annual feature onJust Footballin which – if you don't know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

Xavi Hernandez – Spain’s Greatest Ever Midfielder

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If you where to take a casual stroll past one of the many Plaza's that you could come upon in any one of the Spanish cities, or towns across the length and breadth of the nation. You would no doubt find a group of small children, set upon an impromptu football match in said Local Square.

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Isco sparks Spain rout of Italy to close on World Cup

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain took a giant step towards qualifying for next year’s World Cup as Isco’s double and Alvaro Morata’s late strike swept aside Italy 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Isco was the star performer in a brilliant team display from the hosts as his early free-kick and long-range effort before half-time put Spain in control before Morata came off the bench to rub salt in Italian wounds.

Germany U21 side outclasses Spain U21 team to lift Euro crown

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It was definitely an unexpected result. Not because Germany lack quality, but because opponents Spain were packed with it. The tournament’s most exciting players, Saúl Ñíguez (who won the Golden Boot), Marco Asensio, Dani Ceballos (who won the Player of the Tournament), big names like Hector Bellerin and Gerard Deulofeu, were part of the very exciting Spain team.

Generation Next: Meet Dani Ceballos, the teenager fighting to push Real Betis back into La Liga

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The 10 Series 2014/15: Keeping tabs on the best young players in Europe, Week 2: Rodriguez shines, Man Utd woe

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The 10 Series 2014/15: 10 La Liga best young players to watch this season

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We've rated and slated the most exciting young players to watch in 2013 from England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and The Netherlands. NowThe 10 Series is back with our 2014/15 edition – thelowdown on 60 of the best young players in Europe this season.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Marco Asensio out of UCL opener, Mourinho calls for 'patience' with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more

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A key man will be missing from Real Madrid's Champions League lineup due to an odd injury while Jose Mourinho stressed patience with a big star.

While Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the Real Madrid lineup,Marco Asensio will miss the club's Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night due to an infected "pimple".

Anthony Martial, Paulo Dybala, Marco Asensio… The best young players in Europe 2015/16 – in numbers

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