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Ronaldo cries injustice as last appeal rejected

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the “incomprehensible decision” to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday.

Spain’s administrative sports court (TAD) dismissed Real Madrid’s latest appeal for the suspension handed out to the World Player of the Year for pushing a referee after being sent-off in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona.

Final Ronaldo appeal against 5-game ban rejected

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s final route of appeal against his five-match ban for pushing a referee after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup was rejected by Spain’s administrative sports court (TAD) on Tuesday.

“TAD has rejected the appeal presented by Real Madrid against the five-match ban,” a TAD spokesperson confirmed to AFP.

Final Ronaldo appeal against 5-game ban rejected

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s final route of appeal against his five-match ban for pushing a referee after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup was rejected by Spain’s administrative sports court (TAD) on Tuesday.

“TAD has rejected the appeal presented by Real Madrid against the five-match ban,” a TAD spokesperson confirmed to AFP.

More of the same demanded from relentless Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane has lifted Real Madrid to such heights in less than two years in charge as coach that the challenge now facing the Frenchman is simply maintaining the status quo.

Real kick off their La Liga defence away at Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday as European and world champions and having added the UEFA and Spanish Super Cups to their trophy haul in the past fortnight.

More of the same demanded from relentless Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane has lifted Real Madrid to such heights in less than two years in charge as coach that the challenge now facing the Frenchman is simply maintaining the status quo.

Real kick off their La Liga defence away at Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday as European and world champions and having added the UEFA and Spanish Super Cups to their trophy haul in the past fortnight.

Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid Take First Blood As Marco Asensio Bullet Seals 5-1 Aggregate Win Over Barcelona (Photos & Video)

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The £4.5million that Real Madrid paid Mallorca for Marco Asensio looks ever more certain to go down as the finest bargain in transfer history, with the 21-year-old forward continuing to mine his rich vein of form in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup last night.

Asensio was on target with a sumptuous finish in the first leg and repeated the feat in the second, scoring the opening goal of the night as Real romped to a 2-0 win at the Bernabeu.

Barcelona edging closer to signing Liverpool and Dortmund stars

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Barcelona are closing in on the signings Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.

Barca sporting manager Pep Segura has confirmed to Spanish television station TV3, as per Reuters, that the club are discussing terms with the attacking duo.

Speaking after Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup that gave their big rivals a 5-1 aggregate victory he said:

“We are close to Coutinho and Dembele – we are discussing their conditions but we do not know when they will be sealed.

Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win.

Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg, but his replacement Marco Asensio enhanced his reputation as one of world football’s rising stars as he smashed Madrid into the lead after just four minutes.

Ronaldo appeal against five-game ban rejected

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup, second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday evening after his appeal against a five-game ban was dismissed.

The Spanish football federation’s (RFEF) appeals committee “dismissed the appeal presented by Real Madrid”, the RFEF said in a statement on Wednesday.

Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona on Sunday.

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal and an extra four games for his reaction as “a sign of his disapproval” the RFEF said in a statement.

Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona on Sunday.

The World Player of the Year received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal and an extra four games for his reaction as “a sign of his disapproval” the RFEF said in a statement.

Ronaldo sent-off, but Real roll over Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) – Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.

Barcelona seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona host rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday (2000GMT) badly in need of a morale-boosting win following the world record sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite banking 222 million euros ($261 million) for the Brazilian, Barca’s scattergun approach to finding a replacement has so far been unsuccessful with bids for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund so far rebuffed.

Barcelona seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona host rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday (2000GMT) badly in need of a morale-boosting win following the world record sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.

Despite banking 222 million euros ($261 million) for the Brazilian, Barca’s scattergun approach to finding a replacement has so far been unsuccessful with bids for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund so far rebuffed.

Iker Casillas Makes History After Club World Cup Triumph

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When Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday to become Club World Cup champions, skipper Iker Casillas made history as he became the first captain to win eight major trophies, the Club World Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, Champions League, World Cup and the European Championships.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid, Spanish Super Cup 2nd Leg: Open Thread

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After a 1-1 draw earlier this week at Santiago Bernabeu, Atletico Madrid holds a slight advantage against their neighbors in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

The derby, which features the winners of the La Liga title against the Copa del Rey champs, will be shown live on US TV and Internet at:

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, 4:25pm ET, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Spanish Super Cup 1st Leg: Open Thread

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One week after winning the UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid has the opportunity to take a big first step to gain a satisfactory result in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup today against Atletico Madrid.

The derby, which features the winners of the La Liga title against the Copa del Rey champs, will be shown live on US TV and Internet at:

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, 4:45pm ET, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3

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Atletico Madrid And Real Madrid Agree On Spanish Super Cup Schedule

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The Spanish Super Cup (Supercopa deEspaña) between La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and the Copa del Rey/Champions League winners Real Madrid will be played on Tuesday August 19 and Friday August 22.

The first leg will be played at Santiago Bernabeu, with the second leg kicking off at Vicente Calderon three days later.

Which Argentinian Manager Will Become the First Champion in the 2013-14 Season in Spain?

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The second clash between Gerardo "Tata" Martino and his countryman Diego Pablo Simeone will crown today the first champion in the 2013-14 season in Spain. Both managers will enter the Camp Nou this evening for the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Simeone and his men had to defeat Real Madrid last season in the Spanish Cup to guarantee a place to face off the 2012-13 La Liga champions, FC Barcelona, in the Cup.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV (and SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch)

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Barcelona and Real Madrid have already done battle this season in the late summer's Spanish Super Cup (won by Real Madrid), but their battle for the La Liga title begins at the Camp Nou on Sunday in the latest installment of 'El Clasico'.

It may just be October but the match is already a must-win for Real Madrid.

Spain: All square in Super Cup classic (+video)

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The first leg of the 2011 Spanish Super Cup took place in the capital city of Madrid last night with those two arch-rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona doing battle once more. After five Clásico meetings last season one would imagine that these two giants of world football would be sick of the sight of each other by now.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Raging Ronaldo ‘persecuted’ as appeal against ban rejected

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo blasted his treatment by the Spanish Football Federation as “persecution” after his appeal against a five-game ban was rejected on Wednesday.

The World Player of the Year will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday (kick off 2100GMT) and Madrid’s first four games of the season in La Liga.

In Case You Missed It: Fabregas Fight in Spain

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We've mourned the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to La Liga in the past taken from us as Fantasy Premier League managers and sent to a warmer climate, and now Cesc Fabregas has returned to his hometown club. Well, ... Continue reading →

FC Barcelona

Barca lack firepower without Neymar – Busquets

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reiterated his call for the club’s board to strengthen in the transfer market on Tuesday, but warned replacing the departed Neymar will be almost impossible.

The Brazilian’s absence was noticeable as Barca fell to a 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg defeat at home to Real Madrid in the Catalans first game since Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record 222 million euro fee ($262 million).

With The Spanish Super Cup In The Bag, Luis Enrique Has Now Won Every Trophy There Is To Win As Barcelona Coach

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His side'sthumping of Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup last night saw Luis Enrique become only the third Barcelona coach of the modern era (i.e, post 1955) to complete a grand slam of available silverware.

Arda Turan scored twice and Lionel Messi once as Barca won3-0 on the night to complete a 5-0 aggregate rout, thus landing Enrique the only trophy missing from his collection having lost out (heavily) to Athletic Bilbao in the Super Cup last season.

Mikel San Jose Scores 50-Yard Ripper As Athletic Bilbao Trounce Barcelona In Spanish Super Cup (Video)

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Athletic Bilbao stuck four past Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup last night, with Mikel San Jose getting the Basque chaps off to a flyer just 13 minute in.

With Marc-Andre ter Stegen stranded on the edge of his box after heading away a high ball, the clearance fell to San Jose in the centre circle.

Barcelona Win Spanish Super Cup

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Barcelona won the Spanish Super Cup after a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid secured an away goals win for the reigning champions. The triumph was Tata Martino's premier silverware as the new Barcelona boss bringing La Blaugrana's total Super Cup haul to a record eleven. The match was best remembered for Lionel Messi missing an [.

VIDEO: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona; Spanish Super Cup; Messi Injured

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Atletico Madrid and Barcelona played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Vicente Calderon with Lionel Messi suffering a suspected thigh injury. Messi was substituted at half-time for Cesc Fabregas due to precaution for pain in the back of his left thigh caused by a knock with [.

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: First Leg of Spanish Super Cup Preview and Projected Lineups

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If you add up Barcelona and Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup titles, it comes up to 19 trophies-- 10 being awarded to Barca and nine to Real out of the 29 contested times. In addition, the two Spanish powerhouses have battled in the last two seasons for the Super Cup.

But Atletico Madrid have now broken the pattern and will challenge the 2012-13 La Liga Champions in the 2013 edition of the Super Cup, as Atletico won the Copa Del Rey last season.

Messi Break Pele’s Record Of 75 Goals In A Year

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Another game and another remarkable milestone for Barcelona's Lionel Messi. His two goals at the weekend, gave him 76 goals this calendar year, moving him ahead of Pele and within reach of Gerd Müller's record of 85 goals from 1972.

Of his 76 goals this year, Messi has scored 64 for Barça and 12 for Argentina.

Super Barcelona destroy Sevilla at the Camp Nou

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from Portugal

Barcelona hit 4 past Sevilla to conquer their 9th Spanish Super Cup title. The Super Messiah was the star of the show netting a hat-trick, but the whole team played an influential role in the goals.

Video: FC Barcelona 4 – Sevilla 0 (Spanish Super Cup 2nd Leg Highlights)

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FC Barcelona came back from last week's 3-1 loss in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup to take the 2010 title by an aggregate score of 5-3 following their 4-0 trouncing of Sevilla at the Camp Nou earlier today in the second leg of the tie. The Catalan giants dominated play throughout the match [.

Sevilla Draw First Blood

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from Lisbon

After Barcelona were 1-0 up at half time, it seemed that the Spanish champions were going to win the Super Cup first leg. However, Sevilla's lethal attacking partnership fought back in the second half to produce a 3-1 comeback.

Video: Sevilla 3 – FC Barcelona 1 (Spanish Super Cup 1st Leg Highlights)

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Copa del Rey champions Sevilla came from a goal down to beat an unrecognizable FC Barcelona 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup on Saturday. The teams will meet at the Barca's Camp Nou next weekend in the return leg of the annual home and away series between the previous season's Copa del Rey [.

Video: Sevilla 3 – FC Barcelona 1 (Spanish Super Cup 1st Leg Highlights)

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Copa del Rey champions Sevilla came from a goal down to beat an unrecognizable FC Barcelona 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup on Saturday. The teams will meet at the Barca's Camp Nou next weekend in the return leg of the annual home and away series between the previous season's Copa del [.

Spanish Super Cup Preview: Sevilla vs Barcelona

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By Dominic Vieira, writing from Portugal

The 2010/2011 La Liga season kicks-off with the traditional Spanish Super Cup curtain-raiser between league winners FC Barcelona and cup champions Sevilla.

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Sunday European Rewind: Man United roll to victory, Neymar scores in PSG debut and more

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Manchester United rolled their way to three points in their Premier League season opener on Sunday, blanking West Ham United 4-0.

Romelu Lukaku scored a brace in the home victory, while Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba also added goals. Lukaku's 33rd-minute strike opened the scoring at Old Trafford which saw the hosts lead 1-0 at halftime.