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Buy low, sell high: 14 of transfer guru Monchi’s best deals for Sevilla

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For almost two decades, one man has been synonymous with modern day Sevilla. Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo – commonly known as Monchi – has led Sevilla to success both on and off the field. Monchi's remit...

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Everton keep tabs on exciting young defender tracked by Barcelona

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Mauricio Lemos is the subject of renewed transfer interest from both Spanish and Premier League clubs, with FC Barcelona and Everton named among the most eager suitors to date. The Uruguayan...

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The Basque derby: A history of Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad’s intense rivalry

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Since the late 1920s, two clubs have been fighting for bragging rights as the best team in the Basque country. Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad have played one another on over 150 occasions, with...

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Pochettino? Wenger? Koeman? 7 candidates to be the next Barcelona manager

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On Wednesday night, Luis Enrique gave the announcement many had been expecting for weeks that he would leave his job as FC Barcelona manager at the end of the season. It is unusual for a...

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Arsenal star Hector Bellerin ‘Barcelona’s number one transfer target’

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Barcelona have renewed their interest in Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin and could potentially make a move for the Spain international should Arsene Wenger leave in the summer, according to reports...

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PSG, Monaco and Ajax stars among our #JF70 young talents of the week, week 11

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Our #JF70 review is back for another week on Just Football. From our chosen 70 best young talents to watch in Europe in 2016/17 which stars are standing out lately? Deji Faremi selects a handful of...

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Real Madrid set to beat Chelsea and Bayern Munich to Isak signing

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Swedish sensation Alexander Isak could be set to join Spanish giants Real Madrid, in a multi-million pound, five-year deal that would smash Swedish football's transfer record. Embed from...

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How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

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by Asif Norat Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez has enjoyed making the most out of the Galactico policy, using the unlimited transfer funds to bring in at least one expensive signing every...

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How Real Madrid success proved Zidane right to defy Galactico policy this summer

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by Asif Norat Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez has enjoyed making the most out of the Galactico policy, using the unlimited transfer funds to bring in at least one expensive signing every...

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Real Madrid v Barcelona in trophies: Which club has won more titles?

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When the footballing giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona face off it is perhaps the biggest rivalry in club football: El Clásico. Watched by millions of people all over the world the match is steeped...

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Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos, 10 years later. Did Spurs and Arsenal’s Mexican wonderkids match the hype?

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It's now ten seasons since Giovani Dos Santos and Carlos Vela made their professional debuts. Both highly-rated as youngsters, the Mexican pair have shared fairly similar paths during their up and...

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Gareth Bale at Real Madrid: Top 10 moments that define Bale’s Madrid career so far

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Following Barcelona's recent announcement that Neymar had signed a new five-year deal, rivals Real Madrid have also decided to tie down one of their own to a new long-term contract, announcingthat...

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Neymar at Barcelona: Brilliant Brazilian’s top 10 defining moments so far

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October came bearinggood news forBarcelona fans in the form of starforward Neymarsigning a new five-year deal that will keep him with the Catalan club until June 2021. The Brazilian told the...

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Ballon D’Or 2016 shortlist: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Jamie Vardy?

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Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has been nominated among 30 candidates for the Ballon d'Or. The only English player to make the Ballon d'Or 2016 shortlist, Vardy joins the likes of Cristiano...

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Diogo Jota and the Manchester City loan starlet on fire – #JF70 best youngsters in Europe, week 2

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The #JF70 is our regular feature on Just Football keeping tabs onthe 70 best young players to watch in Europe in 2016/17. Having selected 10 players from seven of the best leagues in Europe,...

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European Weekend Preview: Chelsea-Man United , AC Milan-Juventus, and more

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This weekend features an exciting slate of matches all around Europe, with a major headliner in every league.

The big game in England this weekend comes on Sunday as Chelsea welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge in the return of Jose Mourinho to his former club. Neither side has started the season how they hoped, with Chelsea in fifthand Manchester United in seventh, but each has an opportunity to turn things around by leaving with all three points.

Early season problems for Real Madrid and Barcelona.. but who’s in better shape?

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It has been a mixed start to the season for Spain's big hitters Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real saw their 16-match winning run end and are now winlessin their last four games in all competitions,...

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European Weekend Rewind: Spurs run past City, Barca and Real Struggle and more

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Europe's top clubs had a weekend to forget over the past three days.

Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona failed to win, as Madrid drew 1-1 and Barcelona fell 4-3 away from home. Atletico Madrid topped the standings after a 2-0 victory against Valencia.

Borussia Dortmund failed to close the gap with Bayern Munich, as both sides failed to get three points against Cologne and Leverkusen, respectively.

European Weekend Preview: Man City-Tottenham, Roma-Inter and more

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It's another week that'll see all eyes on England in European football.

The clear headliner around the continent (plus the British Isles) is a top-two showdown in the Premier League between Tottenham and Manchester City. The only two unbeaten teams left in the EPL enter after midweek Champions League play, with Man City failing to winfor the first time under Pep Guardiola and Tottenham cruising to a victory.

European Weekend Preview: Arsenal-Chelsea, Man United-Leicester City and more

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All eyes are on England this weekend as the Premier League hosts some of the most high-profile matchups of the coming days.

Two titanic clashes take place in the EPL as Manchester United hosts Leicester City in the early Saturday match before Arsenal and Chelsea close the day out with a managerial showdown between Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte.

How to fix Valencia: A 7-step guide to saving a Spanish giant in crisis

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It has been a difficult year for Valencia. This time last year, Nuno Espirito Santo was still in charge of the club, before he resigned in November of last year and was replaced by Gary Neville....

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European Weekend Preview: Liverpool face Chelsea, Inter take on Juventus and more

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Plenty of big name matchups headline action across all five major European leagues this weekend after a fantastic slate of midweek European fixtures.

In England, the Premier League slate is led by a big Friday showdown between Liverpool, coming off a huge victory over Leicester City, and Chelsea, coming off their first dropped points of the year against Swansea City.

From Manchester United’s loan star to the Barcelona wonderkid: The #JF70 2017 – Top 10 best La Liga young talents to watch in Spain 2016/17

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We've reviewed and graded 2015/16's most exciting young talentsto watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it's time for us to...

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Isaac Success to Inaki Williams.. Grading our JF60 Top 10 La Liga best young players of 2015/16

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The #JF60 is our annual special feature on Just Football bringing you the best young footballers in Europe across six major leagues. Before we release our Class of 2017 later this week the 10...

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La Liga transfer deadline day: 6 possible deals and 3 Real Madrid players who could be leaving

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There have already been plenty of interesting transfers both in and out of La Liga this summer, but with a matter of hours to go before the transfer window closes there is still time for clubs to do...

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Marco Asensio: The swift evolution of Real Madrid’s newest wonderkid

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On the evening of August 9th, Real Madrid lined up against Sevilla in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup. The Norwegian city of Trondheim was the setting for the annual match between the winners of the previous...

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La Liga 2016/17 season preview: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid gear up for battle

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Another La Liga campaign gets underway this weekend with the top 20 clubs in Spanish football all looking to take the first step towards a memorable season. Over the last few years the El Clásico duo...

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Andre Gomes, Ganso, Gaitan: 10 La Liga summer transfers to get excited about for 2016/17

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England's Premier League is the place to go foroutrageous spending this summer.Manchester United securedPaul Pogba's world record transfer and mid-table players are changing hands for...

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Manchester United or Real Madrid: What is the best move for Paul Pogba?

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It's been weeks since we had a major international tournament and it's not even August yet, so here we are in Silly Season. So it's time to revive our Transfer Tracker on Just Football,...

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Why Brexit is a major threat to the Premier League… and how MLS and European clubs can profit

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by Clement Williams On June 23rd, Britain voted to leave the European Union, thus changing the landscape of finance across the football world. Before the vote, the colossal financial prowess of...

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Anthony Martial, Paulo Dybala, Marco Asensio… The best young players in Europe 2015/16 – in numbers

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by Adrian Gillis There is always an argument to be had over just how useful statistics are. Much, for example, has been written on Fenway Sports Group's use of 'Moneyball' in...

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The importance of being Casemiro: Real Madrid’s unsung hero key to La Undecima

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by Adam Boufkir This year, the famous San Siro was the venue for one of the biggest matches in club football, the UEFA Champions League Final between cross-city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico...

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Why I fell out of love with La Liga… until Atletico Madrid came along

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On a quest to find a new team to support, Bror Johannes Larsen decided to explore the delights of La Liga. What he found, however, wasn't quite what he expected... The reasons to support a...

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Martin Odegaard: Time to move on from Real Madrid (already)?

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by Bror Johannes Larsen Since his big-money move (at least by Norwegian standards) to Real Madrid in 2015, Martin Ødegård has become a more-or-less household, mispronounced name. Ødegård made a name...

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney tops list of 10 richest young sportsmen in Britain

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Wayne Rooney is Britain's richest young sportsman with a fortune of £82 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – to be published...

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Atletico Madrid discussion: What does the future hold for Diego Simeone?

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Recently our manJake Meador had the chance to speak with English-language Atletico Madrid blogger Robbie Dunne of Into the Calderon. The conversation began with a focus on Simeone and player...

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Barcelona v Real Madrid – Preview, match facts, team news, quotes, betting and more

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The biggest game of the season? Or not even the biggest game of the week? It's all a question of perspective this weekend in La Liga as eternal rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in El...

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Brilliant Sergio Busquets: FC Barcelona’s quiet catalyst for success

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Is there a more underrated, understated player in world football than Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets? Danny Ryan takes a look at the man who's become the heartbeat of one of the greatest...

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Hector Bellerin, Jonathan Tah, Leroy Sane… #JF60 Best Young Players in Europe – week 20

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After Kostic, Alli, Bamford & Co in week 19, we're checking back in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you've missed out so far, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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European Weekend Rewind: Barca, Man City cruise; Man United flounders; and more

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Huge victories by huge teams studded the landscape of European football this weekend.

Teams such as Barcelona, Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund, and Paris Saint-Germain all cruised to massive victories as upsets were few and far between for once in this early season.The biggest upset this week came in the Premier League as Watford dismantled Manchester United 3-0 at home, with the latter now in the midst of a three-match losing streak.