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Zidane hopes Jese fulfils potential – but doesn’t haunt Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Jese Rodriguez rediscovers the form that once made him the star of Madrid’s academy - but only after his return to the Santiago Bernabeu with Las Palmas on Wednesday.

Jese left Real Madrid for French champions Paris Saint Germain on a five-year deal in August for a reported 25 million euros ($27 million).

Zidane hopes Jese fulfils potential – but doesn’t haunt Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Jese Rodriguez rediscovers the form that once made him the star of Madrid’s academy - but only after his return to the Santiago Bernabeu with Las Palmas on Wednesday.

Jese left Real Madrid for French champions Paris Saint Germain on a five-year deal in August for a reported 25 million euros ($27 million).

Zidane hopes Jese fulfils potential, but doesn’t haunt Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Jese Rodriguez rediscovers the form that once made him the star of Madrid’s academy, but only after his return to the Santiago Bernabeu with Las Palmas on Wednesday.

Jese left Madrid for French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year deal in August for a reported 25 million euros ($26.

Zidane hopes Jese fulfils potential, but doesn’t haunt Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes Jese Rodriguez rediscovers the form that once made him the star of Madrid’s academy, but only after his return to the Santiago Bernabeu with Las Palmas on Wednesday.

Jese left Madrid for French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year deal in August for a reported 25 million euros ($26.

Zidane hails impact of subs in Madrid comeback

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Isco and Alvaro Morata off the bench as the European champions came from 2-0 down at Villarreal on Sunday to win 3-2.

Morata completed the comeback after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo had hauled Madrid level to ensure Zidane’s men move back ahead of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Real Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner for Barcelona

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner for Barcelona

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid.

Sampaoli super subs keep Sevilla’s La Liga dreams alive

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – Sevilla’s unlikely La Liga title bid remained intact as another masterstroke from Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli maintained their dominance over local rivals Real Betis.

With his side 1-0 down and thoroughly outplayed in the first-half at the Benito Villamarin on Saturday, a Sampaoli double substitution turned the game around.

Juventus-bound Caldara dents Napoli title hopes with Atalanta win

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Milan (AFP) – A brace from Juventus-bound Mattia Caldara torpedoed Napoli’s Serie A title hopes on Saturday as 10-man Atalanta underlined their growing Euro ambitions in style with a shock 2-0 win at the San Paolo.

Napoli welcomed high-flying Atalanta looking to tighten their grip on the third and last Champions League qualifying spot.

Sevilla beat rivals Betis to go joint top

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – A second-half comeback saw Sevilla take the spoils once more in the Seville derby with a 2-1 win over Real Betis on Saturday to move joint top of La Liga.

Danish defender Riza Durmisi’s well-struck free-kick gave Betis a deserved first-half lead.

However, the hosts’ porous defending at set-pieces was exposed as first Gabriel Mercado and then captain Vicente Iborra stretched Sevilla’s unbeaten run over their local rivals to 10 games.

Sevilla beat rivals Betis to go joint top

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) – A second-half comeback saw Sevilla take the spoils once more in the Seville derby with a 2-1 win over Real Betis on Saturday to move joint top of La Liga.

Danish defender Riza Durmisi’s well-struck free-kick gave Betis a deserved first-half lead.

However, the hosts’ porous defending at set-pieces was exposed as first Gabriel Mercado and then captain Vicente Iborra stretched Sevilla’s unbeaten run over their local rivals to 10 games.

Rivals more motivated when facing Madrid – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes opponents raise their game when facing the European champions after suffering a shock defeat to Valencia in midweek.

Madrid spurned the chance to extend their one-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the table as they conceded twice to a Valencia side languishing in the bottom half of the table in the opening eight minutes to lose 2-1 at Mestalla on Wednesday.

Rivals more motivated when facing Madrid – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes opponents raise their game when facing the European champions after suffering a shock defeat to Valencia in midweek.

Madrid spurned the chance to extend their one-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the table as they conceded twice to a Valencia side languishing in the bottom half of the table in the opening eight minutes to lose 2-1 at Mestalla on Wednesday.

Real blow as Varane sidelined

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid’s France international central defender Raphael Varane has picked up a hamstring injury and risks missing up to three weeks as the European champions fight on two fronts for silverware.

Real Madrid revealed on their website Friday that Varane suffered the injury in their shock 2-1 defeat at Valencia midweek where he was substituted after 72 minutes.

Valencia early show stun Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide open as Valencia beat leaders Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday.

The defeat leaves Madrid just a single point clear of Barcelona and three points ahead of Sevilla and now enjoy just one game in hand over their title rivals.

Valencia early show stun Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide open as Valencia beat leaders Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday.

The defeat leaves Madrid just a single point clear of Barcelona and three points ahead of Sevilla and now enjoy just one game in hand over their title rivals.

Valencia early show stuns Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide open as Valencia beat leaders Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday.

Italian striker Zaza had broken down in tears after scoring his first goal since May at the weekend, but showed his confidence is suddenly sky high with a brilliant volleyed finish to open the scoring.

Valencia early show stuns Real Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Two goals in the opening eight minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana blew the La Liga title race wide open as Valencia beat leaders Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday.

Italian striker Zaza had broken down in tears after scoring his first goal since May at the weekend, but showed his confidence is suddenly sky high with a brilliant volleyed finish to open the scoring.

Potent new Juventus face Porto acid test

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Milan (AFP) – A potent new attacking formation that has sent Gonzalo Higuain towards another top scorer’s award faces the acid test Wednesday when Juventus take on Porto away in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Juventus, beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final, are en route to a record sixth Serie A crown and remain many pundits’ favourites to challenge the likes of Real Madrid for the trophy in Cardiff next May.

Potent new Juventus face Porto acid test

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Milan (AFP) – A potent new attacking formation that has sent Gonzalo Higuain towards another top scorer’s award faces the acid test Wednesday when Juventus take on Porto away in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Juventus, beaten 3-1 by Barcelona in the 2015 final, are en route to a record sixth Serie A crown and remain many pundits’ favourites to challenge the likes of Real Madrid for the trophy in Cardiff next May.

Champions League

Champions League woe to help Arsenal beat Real Madrid to Aguero transfer?

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Whether or not it will be Arsene Wenger who is in charge of the transfer side of things for Arsenal Football Cl;ub this summer remains to be seen, as we are still none the wiser about what the Frenchman will decide to do at the end of this season. Be it Wenger or a new [...]

D.C. United preseason, Real Madrid, and FIFPro World XI: Thursday Freedom Kicks

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Champions League action, Jordan Morris, Wayne Rooney, and a bad-but-actually-good PK make up today's links

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Juventus hitting form at the perfect time in pursuit of overdue Champions League glory

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Winning the UEFA Champions League requires a clutch of different qualities. Teams who go all the way are supremely talented, yet underscoring all their ability is diligence, intensity and a steely mentality.

Champions League success can be circumstantial too. In 2016, Real Madrid were a mess under Rafael Benitez in the early stages of the campaign, before Zinedine Zidane added some organization and impetus to the team which ultimately proved vital on their way to an 11th European crown in Milan.

Juventus hitting form at the perfect time in pursuit of overdue Champions League glory

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Winning the UEFA Champions League requires a clutch of different qualities. Teams who go all the way are supremely talented, yet underscoring all their ability is diligence, intensity and a steely mentality.

Champions League success can be circumstantial too. In 2016, Real Madrid were a mess under Rafael Benitez in the early stages of the campaign, before Zinedine Zidane added some organization and impetus to the team which ultimately proved vital on their way to an 11th European crown in Milan.

La Liga

Man Utd favourites to sign £40m star; Deal could help Real Madrid sign this top class PL star

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Manchester United have emerged as favourites to land the 18-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Italian keeper is the second youngest player to debut in the Serie A and has been linked with a move away from San Siro for a while now.

Barcelona plotting shock transfer, will offer Camp Nou star in exchange for Real Madrid player

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

The Spanish international has had limited game time under Zidane and is ready to consider a summer transfer in order to play regular first-team football.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, you’ve come to the right place.

After Sevilla beat Real Betis on Saturday to go joint top with Real Madrid, the title race in Spain is now a three-way race. Barcelona can leapfrog both Real Madrid and Sevilla to jump into first place.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona, you’ve come to the right place.

After Sevilla beat Real Betis on Saturday to go joint top with Real Madrid, the title race in Spain is now a three-way race. Barcelona can leapfrog both Real Madrid and Sevilla to jump into first place.

Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona predicted lineups and preview

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In recent La Liga seasons, matches between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon have felt like decisive occasions.

Earlier in the week, the upcoming meeting didn’t feel quite so crucial. But on the cusp of the contest, with Real Madrid losing to Valencia on Wednesday, it’s a match that could breathe life back into Spanish football’s top flight.

Roundup: Club chief could help Man Utd land this untouchable star; Mourinho handed fixture blow

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Real Madrid‘s interest in David de Gea is no secret. The Spanish giants came close to signing him in 2015 and are expected to try again at the end of this season.

As per the latest reports, Florentino Perez is keen on signing the Manchester United keeper and will look to sweeten the deal by offering one of Mourinho’s long-term targets in exchange.

La Liga: West Ham Dud Simone Zaza Scores Exquisite Goal As Valencia Romp To Victory Over Real Madrid (Video)

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Having left West Ham in January with just one shot on target mustered in 16 appearances, Simone Zaza has now scored two goals with his last two efforts on goal in Valencia colours.

After tucking one awayagainst Athletic Bilbao at the weekend, Zaza once again found the back of the net just four minutes into Wednesday evening's game against Real Madrid.

Roundup: Real Madrid eyeing Klopp's attacking target; Liverpool agree midfielder deal

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Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has signed a new deal with the Reds after an impressive start to the season.

The former Southampton midfielder has rediscovered himself under the management of Jurgen Klopp and has been a key figure for the Reds this term.

Chelsea begin talks to sign Barcelona target, Star wants PL move for these two reasons

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco is thought to be frustrated with the lack of first-team action this season.

The Spanish international recently confirmed that he will evaluate his future at Santiago Bernabeu at the end of this season.

According to a recent report from Marca, the Real Madrid playmaker is a target for Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus.

Agent drops major hint, South American star could leave PL giants and join Real Madrid

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Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi is being linked with a move away from Etihad at the end of this season.

The Argentine international’s agent has dropped a strong hint that his client is heading to Real Madrid this summer.

Roundup: Mourinho's 'un-sellable' target; Man Utd agreed personal terms for star in January

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Manchester United will renew their efforts to sign the German international Toni Kroos from Real Madrid this summer.

The Old Trafford outfit were close to signing him in 2013-14 when David Moyes was in charge.

Top class La Liga target gives Chelsea transfer hope, Star open to summer move

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Spanish international Isco has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid in the past.

The attacking midfielder has now expressed his frustration at a lack of game time under Zinedine Zidane.

The former Malaga star was rated a world-class talent when he arrived at Santiago Bernabeu.

Major League Soccer

Claudio Ranieri sacked, MLS All-Stars against Real Madrid?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/24/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union sign Aaron Jones
The former Tiger is ready to hit the ground running in 2017.

Union launch innovative new program, "Union Juniors Pre-Academy"
In the fall of 2017, Philadelphia Union will be launching an innovative new program for selected boys aged seven to ten.

Report: MLS nearing deal with Real Madrid for All-Star Game

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MLS is reportedly close to bringing in one of the world's top teams for this summer's All-Star Game.

ESPN reported on Thursday that the league is nearing a deal with Real Madrid to participate in this summer's event, which is set for Aug. 2 at Chicago's Soldier Field. The deal would see Real Madrid become the first Spanish team to come stateside for the event.

The Rest

INTER MILAN IN MADRID FOR JAMES RODRIGUEZ?

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Would Morata deal soften Arsenal’s Alexis departure?

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Alexis Sanchez is claimed to be ready to quit Arsenal, andthey are now claimed to be set to use his departure to land Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. The Chilean is into the final 18 months of his contract with the Gunners, and has so far failed to agree terms on a new one. The [...]