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Plenty left in 31-year-old ‘beast’ Cristiano Ronaldo, says Zidane

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo still has plenty more years at the top of the game thanks to his superb physical condition.

Ronaldo turned 31 on Friday and has been questioned for his failure to deliver his best performances in the big games this season despite scoring a remarkable 30 goals in 28 games.

Plenty left in 31-year-old ‘beast’ Cristiano Ronaldo, says Zidane

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo still has plenty more years at the top of the game thanks to his superb physical condition.

Ronaldo turned 31 on Friday and has been questioned for his failure to deliver his best performances in the big games this season despite scoring a remarkable 30 goals in 28 games.

Ronaldo vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: A battle of soccer stars

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Two players, one name, but who is best? Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo might share the same name, but we thought we’d sit down and calculate which one is the king. Calculate? Yes, we are comparing hard facts here, let’s see who will emerge victorious from a battle of numbers.

On the one hand, Ronaldo's professional soccer career spanned 18 years and during that time he played for a variety of clubs, including the mighty Real Madrid.

Ronaldo vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: A battle of soccer stars

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Two players, one name, but who is best? Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo might share the same name, but we thought we’d sit down and calculate which one is the king. Calculate? Yes, we are comparing hard facts here, let’s see who will emerge victorious from a battle of numbers.

On the one hand, Ronaldo's professional soccer career spanned 18 years and during that time he played for a variety of clubs, including the mighty Real Madrid.

Liverpool could complete winger transfer today, manager confirms the player will leave

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Liverpool could complete winger transfer today, manager confirms the player will leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Will Liverpool sign any player on the transfer deadline day?

According to reports in Spain, Liverpool are favourites to sign Real Madrid wingerDenis Cheryshev on loan for the rest of the season.

Cerca de tres años de investigaciones sobre el fichaje de Neymar

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El delantero brasileño Neymar, que desde hace tres años ha visto su día a día envenenado por las distintas investigaciones en torno a su fichaje por el Barcelona en 2013, comparece el martes ante el juez como investigado por "estafa":

2013

26 de mayo: Neymar anuncia su fichaje por el Barça.

Cerca de tres años de investigaciones sobre el fichaje de Neymar

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El delantero brasileño Neymar, que desde hace tres años ha visto su día a día envenenado por las distintas investigaciones en torno a su fichaje por el Barcelona en 2013, comparece el martes ante el juez como investigado por "estafa":

2013

26 de mayo: Neymar anuncia su fichaje por el Barça.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The Derby della Madonnina takes center stage on Sunday.

AC Milan and Inter Mialn meet at the San Siro in the weekend's most anticipated matchup. Internazionale sits in fourth on the Serie A table, and a win could vault it into third depending on how Fiorentina performs against Genoa.

However, AC Milan will be riding high after defeating Alessandria in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals, and Inter has only won once in its past five league games.

4-3-3 vs Atletico Madrid: Major boost for Barcelona as key stars return; streaming info & possible lineups

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4-3-3 vs Atletico Madrid: Major boost for Barcelona as key stars return; streaming info & possible lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid in a crunch La Liga encounter later today. Both teams will be looking to cement their place at the top of the table with a vital win.

Real Madrid and Adidas set to announce record-breaking $1.4 billion kit deal

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has continuallyprofessed that his club's shirt is the most valuable in the soccer market, based on sales, worldwide exposure and sporting success.

It is now being reported that Real Madrid and Adidas are set to announce a record breaking kit-sponsorship deal which wouldsee the ten-time European champions receive as much as $1.

Real Madrid and Adidas set to announce record-breaking $1.4 billion kit deal

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has continuallyprofessed that his club's shirt is the most valuable in the soccer market, based on sales, worldwide exposure and sporting success.

It is now being reported that Real Madrid and Adidas are set to announce a record breaking kit-sponsorship deal which wouldsee the ten-time European champions receive as much as $1.

Reports: Real Madrid Tried To Sign Lionel Messi From Barcelona On No Less Than Three Occasions

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The big wibble in the Spanish press today is the revelation that Real Madrid have reportedly attempted to coax Lionel Messi to the Bernabeu on no less than three occasions in the recent past.

The claims were made on the Cadena COPE radio station, specifically the 'El Partido de las Doce' show, that Messi has spurned Florentino Perez's advances thrice between 2011 and 2015bytelling the Real president "Thanks, but Barcelona is my club".

Tuesday Kickoff: Buffon, La Liga, FIFA and more

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Still years away, a legend between the pipes has decided to reveal when he will step away from the game while transfer news continues to dominate the headlines this Tuesday.

Juventus and Italy national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed he will retire from soccer following the 2018 World Cup.

Real Madrid have buy-back clause for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, leaked agreement reveals

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Real Madrid have buy-back clause for Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, leaked agreement reveals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid have a buy-back clause for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil that prevents the German World Cup winner from being sold to another Spanish club without Los Blancos' consent, according to leaked transfer documents on the Football Leaks website.

Leaked transfer agreement shows Real Madrid have limited buy-back clause for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

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If Arsenal ever sell Mesut Ozil to a club in the Spanish league, Real Madrid have the right to match the transfer fee. And if they decline, Ozil's former club would still be entitled to 33% of the playmaker's final price.

Those are some of the revelations from a leaked version of Mesut Ozil's transfer agreement that has been posted to the site Football Leaks, the same outlet that published a version of Gareth Bale's contract last week.

Leaked transfer agreement shows Real Madrid have limited buy-back clause for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

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If Arsenal ever sell Mesut Ozil to a club in the Spanish league, Real Madrid have the right to match the transfer fee. And if they decline, Ozil's former club would still be entitled to 33% of the playmaker's final price.

Those are some of the revelations from a leaked version of Mesut Ozil's transfer agreement that has been posted to the site Football Leaks, the same outlet that published a version of Gareth Bale's contract last week.

Zidane ‘proud’ despite dent in Real Madrid title hopes

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he was proud of his side's display despite slipping further behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race with a 1-1 draw at Real Betis on Sunday.

Zidane had cruised to victory in his first two games in charge since replacing Rafael Benitez earlier this month, scoring five goals against Deportivo la Coruna and Sporting Gijon.

Zidane ‘proud’ despite dent in Real Madrid title hopes

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insisted he was proud of his side's display despite slipping further behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race with a 1-1 draw at Real Betis on Sunday.

Zidane had cruised to victory in his first two games in charge since replacing Rafael Benitez earlier this month, scoring five goals against Deportivo la Coruna and Sporting Gijon.

Simeone hints at possible Griezmann transfer amid Premier League interest

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Simeone hints at possible Griezmann transfer amid Premier League interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone hasn't completely ruled out the departure of star forward Antoine Griezmann, but has revealed talks are ongoing between the player and the club.

Sunday Ticker: Chelsea tops Arsenal, Juve edges Roma, and more

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Rivalries were the specialty of the day on Sunday, with key clashes from London to Buenos Aires grabbing headlines and giving us plenty to talk about:

Despite Alexis Sanchez's Emirates return, Arsenal's English Premier League title hopes took a hit on Sunday after Arsene Wenger's side fell 1-0 at home, but it was Per Mertesacker's rash challenge that did his team no favors:

Mertesacker was sent off during the first half of Arsenal'sclash against Chelsea, after taking down Blues striker Diego Costa on a breakaway.

Real Betis vs Real Madrid 1-1 Highlights 2016 Goals Cejudo Benzema

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Real Betis vs Real Madrid 2016 (Betis-Madrid VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Betis vs Real Madrid 1-1 (Cejudo/Benzema) Estadio Benito Villamarin- 24 January, 2016- 19.30 UK KO- 24/1/16- Sunday Cejudo scores a cracking goal for Betis, but it is cancelled out by Karim Benzema as Real draw with Betis English commentary, only goals, 2:09 [.

Agent demands inquiry as details of Gareth Bale’s £85m Real Madrid transfer leaked

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Agent demands inquiry as details of Gareth Bale's £85m Real Madrid transfer leaked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following the leakage of details pertaining to Gareth Bale's world record£85m move to Real Madrid, the Welshman's agent has called for an investigation into the matter.

Leaked documents confirm Gareth Bale’s transfer fee eclipsed Cristiano Ronaldo’s

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Welsh star Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee in excess of 100 million euros ($109 million, £77 million), a leaked report reveals. Whistleblowing website Football Leaks posted a copy of the agreement between Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur online on Wednesday.

Leaked documents confirm Gareth Bale’s transfer fee eclipsed Cristiano Ronaldo’s

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Welsh star Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in 2013 for a world record fee in excess of 100 million euros ($109 million, £77 million), a leaked report reveals. Whistleblowing website Football Leaks posted a copy of the agreement between Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur online on Wednesday.

Real Madrid Tops Money List For 11th Consecutive Year

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European champions Barcelona joined Real Madrid and Manchester United in earning over €500 million last season, financial consultants Deloitte revealed in their latest Football Money League published on Thursday.

Madrid topped the table for the 11th year running with earnings of €577 million over the course of the season, driven largely by a €22.

Arsenal

Arsenal secure stunning summer transfer from Spain…unless…

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Even if the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true, and Arsenal are the club in pole position to secure the transfer of the Real Madrid aand Spain international star Isco in the summer, there would still be a few things that could stop the stuning transfer to north London going ahead. According to The Sun [.

Real Madrid Inserted Anti-Barcelona Clause In Ozil Deal

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Last week Football Leaks lifted the lid on the Gareth Bale and Anthony Martial transfers and this morning they have leaked the Mesut Ozil contract when he moved from Real Madrid to Arsenal in August 2013.

A clause inserted in this deal stipulates that Real have a right of first refusal for 48 hours in the event that Arsenal receive an offer for the midfielder from another Spanish club, effectively preventing Barcelona from snapping up the former Bernabéu favorite.

Manchester United

Herrera: Mourinho’s style doesn’t rule him out of replacing LvG

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An argument always used against Jose Mourinho being Manchester United's manager was that his style of football wasn't attacking enough. Given what United fans have watched over the past 18 months, that point doesn't seem as strong.

Ander Herrera has defended the Portuguese manager though, insisting there's no reason why he can't replace Louis van Gaal.

United Is Safe In De Gea’s Hands

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"Edwin Van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel are legends in this club and that's what I want." Words spoken by David De Gea prior to helping his team to yet another victory at Anfield....

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Gareth Bale scared off from Man Utd transfer

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has been deterred from any possible move to Manchester United by the current upheaval at the club, according to The...

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Monday Kickoff: Van Gaal, Ronaldo, Chelsea and more

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A weekend filled with jaw-dropping goals and physical derbies has come and gone, but there is still penalty of news and transfer chatter making the rounds as we kick off the new week. Here is a rundown of the stories making headlines this Monday morning:

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said he "cannot fulfill" the club's expectations following his side's most recent loss vs.

Valdes leaves Manchester United for Standard Liege loan

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It was been confirmed this afternoon that Victor Valdes will be joining Standard Liege until the end of the season. The Belgian side are currently seventh in their league.

Valdes hasn't played for Manchester United since the final day of the 2014-15 season at Hull. Over the summer, he fell out with Louis van Gaal, with the manager claiming the goalkeeper refused to play for the U-21s, a claim Valdes denied.

RoM Reads

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Scott wrote for ESPN about the delusion of Manchester United fans.

Scott wrote for uMAXit about LvG's record in the big games.

Scott wrote for The Metro about what Real Madrid's transfer ban means for David de Gea's future.

The Mirror reckons Neymar could be coming to United.

Spanish Football

LEWANDOWSKI | SAYS ONLY GOES TO REAL MADRID

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REAL MADRID | HAZARD VALUED AT 105 MILLION €

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REAL MADRID | THE BENITEZ - PEREZ CONVERSATIONS

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REAL MADRID Nº1 INCOME GENERATOR IN WORLD SOCCER

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The Rest

SBI Reader Poll: Is Ronaldo or Neymar having a better season?

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Two superstars in the world of soccer celebrate birthdays today, and each is having a fantastic season.

Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazilian playmaker Neymar turn 31 and 24, respectively, today. Both, alongside Argentine talent Lionel Messi, are considered to be the best players in the world, having finished second (Ronaldo) and third (Neymar) in the voting for the most recent Ballon d'Or award.

Evening Ticker: Debuchy, Cheryshev, Fletcher and more

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After a busy January transfer window, Monday represented European club's final chance at making moves before the summer. Here's a closer look at which club's took advantage on a busy deadline day:

Right back Mathieu Debuchy, 30, joins Ligue 1 side Bordeaux on loan until the end of the season.

Major Link Soccer: Real Madrid sets new kit record

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Adidas gave Real Madrid 1.4 Billion (with a capital B) reasons to stick with them for their jersey-wearing needs.

Seattle

I'll be in Arizona covering Sounders Spring Training starting Wednesday! Let me know what you'd like me to cover (within reason please; If no one has found the video of Victor Mansaray sitting on Zach Scott's shoulders with a trenchcoat on to get past a bouncer, it's probably lost to time.