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Carlo Ancelotti Has Real Madrid Hitting Their Stride Heading Into Two Big Matches

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At the beginning of the season, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti informed the media that it would only be a matter of time before his players settled inwith the La Liga giants. Los Blancos' boss believed that summer signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos would soon become comfortable with their new teammates and that his club would move forward following the departuresof Xabi Alonso, Angel di Maria and Diego Lopez.

Jamie Carragher Suggests Leaving Mario Balotelli Out Against Real Madrid [VIDEO]

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Brendan Rodgers leave striker Mario Balotelli out of his starting eleven in order to give his side the best chance of beating Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Speaking onSky Sports: Monday Night Football, Carragher urged the Liverpool boss to drop the Italian international from the lineup and moved Raheem Sterling further forward.

More Reflections on the Galacticos 3.0

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Being a Real Madrid fan means winning trophies, spending money on big signings, and winning even more trophies. You also get lots of shit when the expensively assembled team doesn't win, but, hey, comes with the territory. What being a Real Madrid fan never meant before was this: selling key players in the prime of their career.

European club hints interest in Liverpool star, also wants Arsenal transfer target

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European club hints interest in Liverpool star, also wants Arsenal transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has hinted his side's interest in signing Liverpool youngster Suso and Real Madrid star midfielder Sami Khedira.

The 20-year-old Reds midfielder's contract situation at Anfield is still not resolved and has less than a year left on his current deal with the Merseyside club.

Gareth Bale Doubtful for Real Madrid Against Liverpool Game

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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is battling for fitness ahead of Wednesday's Champions League match at Liverpool after the club announced he is suffering from a buttock muscle injury.

The 25-year-old Wales star was an unused substitute in Saturday's Primera Division win over Levante on his return from international duty, while reports in Spain said he also sat out training on Monday.

Huge boost for Liverpool: Gareth Bale out of UCL clash

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Huge boost for Liverpool: Gareth Bale out of UCL clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday, with Gareth Bale ruled out of the match for the La Liga giants.

The former Spurs playerpicked up an injury to his gluteal muscle on international duty with Wales last week, and remained absent in Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Levante on Saturday this weekend.

Barca And Real Warm Up For Classico With Wins

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Barcelona maintained their four-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga ahead of next weekend's first El Clasico of the season with a 3-0 win over Eibar.

Madrid cruised to victory earlier in the day as they secured a seventh consecutive win in all competitions with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in a 5-0 rout away to Levante.

FC Barcelona - 3, Eibar - 0 | Hard Working Barca sees off Dodgy Eibar

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Barcelona continued their great run in to the season with a hard won 3-0 victory against the newly promoted Eibar. The match remained goal less for almost an hour, thanks to Eibar's dodgy defense but Barca courtesy of Messi, Xavi and Neymar secured a vital three points going into Clasico. Ahead of the Clasico last next week, Real Madrid threw up a challenge with their 5-0 victory earlier on the night.

Levante vs Real Madrid 0-5 Highlights 2014 Ronaldo Chicharito Isco James Goals Video

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Brendan Rodgers confirms massive injury boost for Liverpool ahead of QPR clash

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Brendan Rodgers confirms massive injury boost for Liverpool ahead of QPR clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will welcome several of their key injured players back into the squad for their upcoming Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers.

Copa Del Rey Fixtures Released; Possible Madrid Derby And El Clasico Loom

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The draw for the fourth round of the Copa del Rey has been made with the first legs set to be played on Wednesday December 3rd and the return fixture to be contested two weeks later on December 17th; except for the tie between Cornella and the reigning title holders Real Madrid, which will be played on October 29 and December 3rd because of Los Blancos involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Chelsea Set To Beat Arsenal To World-Class Midfielder

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Chelsea Set To Beat Arsenal To World-Class Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal have a vast recent history of targeting similar big-name players. These transfer-window feuds though, have nearly always ended in a Blues' victory. Chelsea have stolen the likes of Juan Mata and Gary Cahill right from under the Gunner's noses in the past few seasons, and these players have gone on to have extremely fruitful careers at Stamford Bridge.

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Up until recently, my two eBooks, An Illustrated Guide to Soccer & Spanish and Real Madrid & Barcelona: the Making of a Rivalry, were only available for purchase on major retailers Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. However, given the emergence of two eBook "Netflix" style services, that's all changed.

7 Best Soccer subreddits to Follow

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Quickly becoming one of the largest online active communities, reddit is a hive of daily debate, discussion and news from across the globe. Labeling itself as ‘the front page of the internet', the website is split up into specific subreddits that can deal with anything from random ‘shower-thoughts' to 19thcentury Russian literature reviews.

Liverpool

Classic European Night In Store For Reds

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Spanish giants Real Madrid will make their way onto the Anfield turf on Wednesday night as Liverpool attempt to recreate one of numerous classic European nights in front of the Kop. With news filtering through that Gareth Bale will also be missing for the tie, every bonus will aid Brendan Rodgers' side as he searches for a landmark win.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool welcome the reigning UEFA Champions League winners to Anfield on Wednesday as they look to add to their tally on three points from two matches.

Real Madrid have won their opening two matches and would go along way towards winning the group by picking up three points in England on Wednesday.

Liverpool v Real Madrid 10.22.14

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2:45pm ET, live in the US on Fox Sports 1

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 3-2 QPR (a); 2-1 West Brom (h); 0-1 Basel (a)
Real: 5-0 Levante (a); 5-0 Athletic Bilbao (h); 2-1 Ludogorets (a)

Previous CL matches:
Liverpool: 0-1 Basel (a); 2-1 Ludogorets (h)
Real: 2-1 Ludogorets (a); 5-1 Basel (h)

Goalscorers (CL):
Liverpool: Balotelli, Gerrard 1
Basel: Benzema, Ronaldo 2; Bale, James 1

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Rizzoli's actually done one previous Liverpool match: the 3-0 win against Eden Hazard's Lille during the 2009-10 Europa League run.

Good news: Liverpool star not in Real Madrid transfer plans

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Good news: Liverpool star not in Real Madrid transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid visit Anfield on Wednesday as the European Champions take on Liverpool in the Champions League group league tie.Ahead of this mouth watering clash, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that his side do not need Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling at the moment although he acknowledges that the 19-year-old is "one of the best in Europe.

Arsenal

Soccer TV: Liverpool vs Real Madrid and Anderlecht vs Arsenal

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Liverpool host Real Madrid in the Champions League and Anderlecht play Arsenal on Wednesday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

Khedira transfer blow could be GOOD news for Arsenal

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Arsenal were handed an unequivocal `forget it` by the Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti on our hopes of completing the transfer of the Germany international Sami Khedira in the January transfer window. It was thought that the powerful central midfielder was the top transfer of Arsene Wenger but according to a report in the Evening [.

Chelsea and Arsenal target set to be snatched by Italian Giants?

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Chelsea and Arsenal target set to be snatched by Italian Giants? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sami Khedira has been a transfer target for both Arsenal and Chelsea in the past summer transfer window. The German World Cup winner is reportedly unhappy at Real Madrid and has also fallen down the pecking order under manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Manager says Arsenal and Chelsea target can leave, but not in January

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Manager says Arsenal and Chelsea target can leave, but not in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea and Arsenal have been handed a massive blow in signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira in the January transfer window.

The Blues manager Jose Mourinho is keen on reuniting with his former player at Stamford Bridge.

Khedira to Arsenal transfer at risk from Chelsea AND Juventus

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Can the world stop picking on Arsenal for a while. Not for long, I am not greedy, but it would be nice if we didn't have to without almost a complete first team of players through injury for the rest of the season. And it would be nice if Arsene Wenger could complete his transfer [...]

Why Arsenal will LOSE if Chelsea go for Khedira transfer!!

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It was only a few weeks ago that Arsenal fans were hearing some good news on Sami Khedira in various Arsenal transfer rumours around the media. The gist of it was that the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the Germany international and just needed to wrap up the deal with his current club Real [.

Five top class holding midfield options for Arsenal in January

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Five top class holding midfield options for Arsenal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Defensive/Holdingmidfield is one of the key areas where Arsenal need to invest in the January transfer window. Mikel Arteta has been an epitome of consistency since he arrived at the club in 2011, but at 32, he isapproaching the apogee of his career, and therefore Arsenal must find his long term replacement.

Manchester United

Man Utd star Angel di Maria mocked after Real Madrid exit

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Manchester United's British transfer record signing Angel di Maria has been mocked by the Spanish press following his departure from Real...

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The Five Biggest Transfers Likely To Happen in January

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The Five Biggest Transfers Likely To Happen in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is around this time of the year that managers have had a look at how their team has performed over the opening 6 or 7 games and they are already drawing up a potential wish list of players that they would like to see arrive in the January transfer window.

Real Madrid preparing €30m swoop for Manchester United star

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Real Madrid preparing €30m swoop for Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has bee in terrific form this season. The Spaniard was at his very best in the last Premier League encounter before the international break. The 23 year old made three astonishing saves including Leighton Baines' penalty as the Red Devils beat Everton by 2-1 to go fourth in the standings.

Arsenal and Chelsea target rejected better offer from United

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Arsenal and Chelsea target rejected better offer from United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Although, most of the reports were generated bythe UK tabloids (credibility always comes in question), but Spanish media also speculated about his position at the club, as there was a growing feeling that Madrid might replace him with atop striker like Radamel Falcao, Sergio Aguero or Edinson Cavani.

Money talks for Di Maria

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Angel Di Maria left the Bernabeu for Old Trafford purely because the European champions could not afford to meet his wage demands.

United broke the British transfer record in the summer when they shelled out £59.7m for the Argentine, whose £200,000-a-week deal makes him the third-highest paid player at the club behind Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao, but the Real Madrid manager said his club did not want to sell but had to cave in eventually.

Angel di Maria “not expensive” says ex-Man Utd striker Andy Cole

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Angel di Maria's British transfer record £60m move from Real Madrid was not expensive judging by the way the Argentine has started life at Old...

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United missed out on Real Madrid defender because of Phil Jones

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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane said he turned down a move to Manchester United because the club had just signed Phil Jones and the Frenchman feared that might limit his first team opportunities.

The French defender was one of European football's most promising prospect when he left Lens in the summer of 2011, with Real Madrid beating PSG and United in the race to the then 18-year-old.

Chelsea target reveals why he rejected Manchester United

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Chelsea target reveals why he rejected Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Real Madrid defender Rapahel Varane was heavily linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea. The Blues were looking for a solid young defender having sold David Luiz to PSG and had targeted Varane, who was signed by Jose Mourinho during his time at Real Madrid.

United star set for new five-year deal

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David De Gea is set to have his wages doubled as Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer the Spanish keeper a new five-year deal worth £120,000-a-week.

News of the new deal, which according to the Daily Mirror will be offered to the Spaniard before Christmas, comes as speculation linking Real Madrid with a move for the 23-year-old intensified over the last couple of days.

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THE RETURN OF LUIS SUAREZ | FC BARECLONA

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REAL MADRID EYES LUCAS SILVA TO REPLACE KHEDIRA

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Chelsea

Chelsea hijack Real Madrid transfer deal, poised to sign Brazilian midfielder

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Chelsea hijack Real Madrid transfer deal, poised to sign Brazilian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea could sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva who is also a reported target of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The 21-year-old midfielder plays for Brazilian club Cruzeiro and is thought to had been in negotiation with Real Madrid over a January switch, as the Los Blancos seeking for a replacement of Sami Khedira.

"Madrid, Bayern, Barcelona and Chelsea are the four greats right now"

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Toni Kroos has been speaking of his decision to join Real Madrid this past summer but has revealed that he considers Chelsea as one of the four best teams around.

He said:

"I know what it means to play in a team with great individual quality, We all respect each other, the spirit is amazing.

Mourinho comments on Chelsea target, Ronaldo and PSG job

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Mourinho comments on Chelsea target, Ronaldo and PSG job - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This summer Chelsea had been linked with a move for Real Madrid defenderRaphael Varane. The Blues lost David Luiz to PSG and reports emerged that Mourinho was looking at Varane to replace him at the Bridge.

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Soccer News: Real Madrid play with quality

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Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti talks about maintaining quality in the Champions League and La Liga in Tuesday's soccer news. Read More