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Referee who showed Arda Turan a yellow card for boot throw suspended for two weeks

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The referee who showed Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan a yellow card for throwing his boot at a linesman during the Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday has been suspended for two weeks.

While Turan escaped further sanction from the RFEF's Competitions Committee, referee Gil Manzano the man who was in charge of the Atletico-Barcelona match will work this weekend's gamebetween Granada and Elche before being sidelined for two weeks as punishment for "his failure to apply the rules of the game correctly.

Referee who showed Arda Turan a yellow card for boot throw suspended for two weeks

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The referee who showed Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan a yellow card for throwing his boot at a linesman during the Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday has been suspended for two weeks.

While Turan escaped further sanction from the RFEF's Competitions Committee, referee Gil Manzano the man who was in charge of the Atletico-Barcelona match will work this weekend's gamebetween Granada and Elche before being sidelined for two weeks as punishment for "his failure to apply the rules of the game correctly.

Milner, Khedira, Alves – Possible Free Transfers Available for Premier League Teams this Summer

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The Week in Spain

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*The big two both won so Real Madrid stay a point clear of Barcelona put the Merengues made heavy weather of winning 2-1 at Cordoba. They went behind to the 14th placed team in the third minute and although Karim Benzema pulled Real level on 27 minutes, disaster struck when Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off with eight minutes to go.

A Brief History of El Clasico

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El Clasico is one of the most iconic and ferocious matchups in soccer celebrating the intense rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid two teams, which have historically dominated the La Liga. But El Clasico is more than just an intense Red Sox vs. Yankees like matchup; it's another battle in the never-ending war of Catalonia vs.

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Generation Next: Thievy Bifouma – The lost boy finding his way at AFCON 2015

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January Transfer Rumours: Would Saúl Ñiguez suit Everton?

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Transfer News and Gossip

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Real Madrid want Man Utd’s David De Gea for free

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David De Gea ‘signs new Man Utd contract’

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Photo: Arsenal’s Joel Campbell arrives at Villarreal

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Man Utd battle Real Madrid for Aymeric Laporte

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Arsenal secure ‘exceptional talent’ visa for Gabriel Paulista

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Photos: Gabriel Paulista receives a farewell Yellow Submarine ahead of Arsenal move

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Villarreal stars send good luck messages to Arsenal-bound Gabriel Paulista

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Arsenal agree deal to sign Gabriel Paulista, claim Villarreal

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Arsenal negotiations for Gabriel Paulista ‘only going one way’, says Villarreal boss

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Man Utd target Paul Pogba is learning Spanish

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Video: Martin Odegaard explains why he turned down Man Utd and Liverpool

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Gabriel Paulista ‘agent in Spain’ to close Arsenal transfer

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Arsenal have 50/50 chance of signing Gabriel Paulista

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Liverpool target Martin Odegaard signs for Real Madrid

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Man Utd ‘did not bid for Nicolas Otamendi’

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Newcastle United offer deal to Denmark international Michael Krohn-Dehli

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Video: Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan throws his boot at a linesman

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Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan threw his boot at a linesman during last night's defeat to Barcelona and escaped with just a yellow...

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Video: Craig Burley gets tattoo of ex-Chelsea and Liverpool star Fernando Torres after losing bet

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The Rest

Goal vs. Gol

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Real Madrid faced Real Sociedad this morning, and, as predicted (and as per usual), los Blancos came out on top. One of the highlights of the match: Karim Benzema's beautiful goal inthe 75th minute. I was watching the game in English, but afterwards, when I wanted to see the highlightagain, I found a Spanish-language version and the differences in the way each announcer called the goalstruck me.

Raheem Sterling could be as good as Messi and Ronaldo, says Liverpool legend John Aldridge

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Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge says Raheem Sterling could become as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The ex-Republic of Ireland...

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(raising a fist to the sky) DAMN YOU, TWITTEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!!

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Urgh. I had just submitted my confirmation article to MLSS when this went up... I am extremely happy to officially sign minutes ago and be back with the best teammates and coaching staff #NERevs pic.twitter.com/1Lvw36hYbw — AGUDELO (@JuanAgudelo) January 29, 2015 It will still go up with all the exposition, much of which I've had to keep mum for months.

Is James Rodriguez Really Worth €81 Million?

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James Rodriguez is a 23 year old Colombian soccer player, who was recently transferred to Real Madrid after playing for AS Monaco FC. James has been an excellent player for some time now, but gained significantly more fame recently after stellar performance playing for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup.