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Man Utd could launch fresh attempt to sign Cesc Fabregas

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Manchester United are looking at launching a new bid to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, according to reports. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward...

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Liverpool to battle Milan for Barcelona’s Cristian Tello

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Barcelona are prepared to sell Liverpool target Cristian Tello this summer, according to reports. Italian side AC Milan are also interested in the...

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Barcelona closing in on Chelsea’s David Luiz

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Barcelona are said to be closing in on a deal to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz after their transfer ban was suspended. The Catalan giants, who are...

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Man Utd and Man City tracking Barcelona’s Pedro

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Manchester United and Manchester City are monitoring Pedro's situation at Barcelona amid rumours of a bust-up. There are reports that the...

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone talks up Fernando Torres-Diego Costa swap with Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hinted he is open to the idea of a swap deal with Chelsea involving Fernando Torres and Diego Costa. Costa...

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Arsenal linked with Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly got his eye on Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. The Gunners have made enquiries about the Brazilian...

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Newcastle linked with Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell and Tenerife forward Ayoze Perez

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to bring Arsenal's Joel Campbell and Tenerife's Ayoze Perez to the club as he aims to bolster his striking options. Costa Rica international Campbell is currently on loan at Greek side Olympiacos and rose to prominence in the UK with his goal against Manchester United in the Champions League.

Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool

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No fewer than five Premier League clubs are in the running to sign Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno this summer, according to reports. Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all involved in a tug-of-war for the 21-year-old defender, according to the Daily Star. Along with Southampton's Luke Shaw, Moreno is one of two [.

Champions League

Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

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1. There's double the workload for Bayern in Munich Pep Guardiola would have preferred to leave with an away goal, even if his side...

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Tactical Review: Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

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As the season draws to a close, every team now relies more on their main sources of attacks for goals, including the very best teams. Real Madrid...

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Video: Karim Benzema makes it Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

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Real Madrid have struck on the break to take an early lead in tonight's Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich. The...

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Tactical Review: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

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Both Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho are adept at masterminding wins when their teams seems to be up against the wall. At the Vicente Calderon,...

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Video: Diego Costa waves as Chelsea fans chant they will ‘see him next year’

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa offered a wave to Chelsea fans chanting they they will see him next year. The Brazil-born Spain international is...

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Top 10 conclusions: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea

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1. 19th century football is in the eye of the beholder A rearguard action is quite acceptable when it's a Jose Mourinho side who are the...

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Video: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres chanting for Diego Simeone as a child

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Fernando Torres returns to boyhood club Atletico Madrid with Chelsea this evening and he'll go up against one of his former heroes....

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Preview: Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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Real Madrid would have hoped to face any opponent other than the defending champions in this semi-final. Not only are Bayern Munich arguably the best...

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Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea

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La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid take on Premier League's second-placed Chelsea in the first-leg of this battle to reach the UEFA Champions League...

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Why Chelsea got the hardest Champions League draw

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Since the quarter-finals were concluded, most Chelsea fans were probably wishing that they would get Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals because of...

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Atletico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois CAN play against Chelsea, says Uefa

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Atletico Madrid's on-loan Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to face his parent club in the Champions League semi-final at no additional cost, according to Uefa. European football's governing body says their rules render any contract between the two teams null and void despite Atletico's president revealing that his side would have to [.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke would like to pay for Thibaut Courtois to face Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid star Koke says he would love to have enough money to pay for on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to face Chelsea. As we reported yesterday, Courtois is unlikely to face the Blues if the two sides are drawn together in the Champions League semi-finals because of a £2.5m per game fee that would be [.

Top five conclusions: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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1. Lionel Messi is still lacking sharpness Atletico Madrid defended tightly and never allowed Messi space to play his usual game. The Barcelona superstar fired his shots wide when he got his few chances. One of Messi's biggest threats is his accuracy when quickly taking half-chances. Last night, he was taking too many touches and [.

Top five conclusions: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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1. Lionel Messi is still lacking sharpness Atletico Madrid defended tightly and never allowed Messi space to play his usual game. The Barcelona superstar fired his shots wide when he got his few chances. One of Messi's biggest threats is his accuracy when quickly taking half-chances. Last night, he was taking too many touches and [.

Tactcal Review: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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Two sets of players who know each other very well, two South American managers who have failed to outsmart each other on several occasions this season and two teams who bullishly believe in their contrasting styles. One had to fall. Diego Simeone may not have had the luxury of picking Diego Costa or Arda Turan [.

Tactcal Review: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona

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Two sets of players who know each other very well, two South American managers who have failed to outsmart each other on several occasions this season and two teams who bullishly believe in their contrasting styles. One had to fall. Diego Simeone may not have had the luxury of picking Diego Costa or Arda Turan [.

Playing Thibaut Courtois against Chelsea would cost Atletico Madrid £5m

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Spanish side Atletico Madrid are reportedly hoping to avoid Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals because it would cost £5m to field their first-choice keeper. Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, and a clause in his deal says that Diego Simeone's side must pay £2.5m per game if they want to play [.

Playing Thibaut Courtois against Chelsea would cost Atletico Madrid £5m

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Spanish side Atletico Madrid are reportedly hoping to avoid Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals because it would cost £5m to field their first-choice keeper. Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, and a clause in his deal says that Diego Simeone's side must pay £2.5m per game if they want to play [.

Top five conclusions: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid

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1. Xabi Alonso is a risk-taking genius In this away game, Alonso spent most of his time working defensively and he was impressive. As a single pivot, he tried his best to protect his back four but he couldn't always use legal ways to stop Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus's runs. No single holding midfielder [.

Tactical Review: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Real Madrid

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Borussia Dortmund had home support and welcomed Robert Lewandowski, their best player, back from suspension, while Real Madrid had to work without Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world, due to an injury. The main positive for Real boss Carlo Ancelotti was that it had been a comfortable 3-0 win his side recorded in [.

Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

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Atletico Madrid are just a game away from featuring in their first Champions League semi-final in 30 years but it is not against any opponent. They have won 16 of their last 17 Champions League games at Vicente Calderon, but they are likely to be without Diego Costa, their main striker. Costa, who has [.

World Cup

World Cup Team Guides: Spain

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SPAIN Group B 13 June vs Netherlands 8pm* (Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador) 18 June vs Chile 8pm (Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro)...

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Jersey Review: Spain Home 2014

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I mentioned earlier today how I had two jersey reviews to do, click here to see the US away kit review. Now it is time for another one.

Soccerloco sent me the new Spain home jersey to view for the upcoming World Cup. The defending champions kit is a beautiful adidas kit that is simple and fits perfectly.

Top Secret Adidas 2014 World Cup Boots and Kits

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Top Secret Adidas 2014 World Cup Boots and Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new Adidas collection press preview came to London this week, with Soccerlens granted exclusive access to some of the hottest upcoming lines from the brand, including a sneak peek at some of the most eagerly anticipated World Cup boots for this summer's showpiece event.

Copa del Rey

What is wrong with Barça?

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Bale's wonder strike capped a miserable season for the Blaugrana Marc Bartra heading an equalizer and Neymar hitting the post in the final of the Copa del Rey encapsulated Barcelona's hit and miss season, while Real Madrid march on.

Barça might be third in La Liga but more worryingly failed to make the last four of the 2014 Champions League.

A crown for a new king who couldn’t be stopped He was...

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A crown for a new king who couldn't be stopped

He was shoved out. He could have dived. He could have taken the foul and slowed the game down. Instead, he stayed on his feet, knowing more than anyone that nothing could stop him.Gareth Bale stepped up, and now there are no doubts.

The Rest

Gerard Deulofeu set for second season at Everton

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Barcelona youngster will spend next season on loan at Everton, according to reports in Spain. The 20-year-old is set to return to Goodison Park for a...

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Top five conclusions: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

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1. Barcelona are not playing to their strengths Under Pep Guardiola, Barcelona were the best team in the world because they had world class players...

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Copa Del Rey Final Tactical Review: Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti clearly did his homework on how Atletico Madrid managed to prevent Barcelona from using their strengths. Tata...

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Video: Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale’s stunning Copa Del Rey winner (Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona)

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Gareth Bale scored a dramatic late winner for Real Madrid in last night's Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona. The former Spurs man made a trademark...

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History Tells Us That Brazil May Not Actually Be Favorites for 2014 World Cup

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With the 2014 World Cup taking place in the warm confines of Brazil this summer, many experts and fans alike have basically come to the consensus that this the Brazilian World Cup to lose.

The host nation has an incredibly talented squad, a pure striker in Neymar who is ready to burst on the international scene, and a pride that is simply unmatched by any other soccer nation on the planet.