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Love Him Or Loathe Him, José Mourinho Is A Winner

José Mourinho is one of the most successful managers ever but has divided opinion ever since his extraordinary Champions League success with Porto in 2003.  Chelsea fans loved him when he led them to consecutive Premier League titles in 2004/05 and 05/06, backed him when he was sacked by owner Roman Abramovich, rejoiced at his return in 2013 and then …

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Julen Lopetegui Has Been Sacked After Barca Humiliation

Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, has been sacked after the 52-year-old oversaw the club’s worst start to a season since 2001-02.  The straw which broke the camel’s back was clearly the 5-1 loss to their bitter rivals Barcelona at the weekend. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane this summer but the latest loss to Barcelona was their fifth loss in six games. …

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Lopetegui Set For Sack As Real Madrid Line Up Conte

Julen Lopetegui’s brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach could come to an end on Monday with the defending European champions believed to have lined up Antonio Conte as his replacement.  Lopetegui took training as usual on Monday morning but is not expected to be in post for the Copa del Rey game against minnows Melilla on Wednesday. According …

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Suarez Hits Hat-Trick As Barcelona Decimate Madrid

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s spell as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. All the failures that have underlined their …

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Poll: Vote For Your Barcelona/Real Madrid Combined XI

Sunday night’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga will be the first El Clásico to feature neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Messi is out of the game with an arm injury, while Ronaldo completed a £100 million move to Juventus last summer. Ahead of the clash at the Nou Camp, pick your combined …

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Marcelo Hits Out At “Envious” Media As He Defends Lopetegui

In response to a campaign to get Real Madrid manager Lopetegui sacked, Marcelo has said the media are full of “envy” and blamed them for the club’s poor form. Lopetegui’s future in Madrid has come under fire following a five-match winless streak, though last night’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Viktoria Plzen offered some respite for the La Liga giants. Real …

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Lopetegui The Fall-Guy For Wider Malaise At Madrid

Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the coach or the club president? Just over 80,000 replies were credited – almost 17,000 more than had attended the Santiago Bernabeu the day before – and 86 per cent of them answered …

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European Round-Up: Dreadful United, Madrid Upset

In the midst of another crisis, Manchester United failed to show much fight against Valencia. The return of Alexis Sanchez to the squad wasn’t enough to help the Red Devils overcome Valencia at home, let alone even score a goal. It’s now four games without a win for the perennially beleaguered Jose Mourinho after a turgid nil-all draw with the …

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Injured Bale Out Of Squad For Champions League Trip To Moscow

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid’s squad to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.  Bale picked up a thigh injury during the goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday and had to come off at half-time. He will miss the reigning European champions’ Group G game in Russia, along with captain Sergio Ramos, who …

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Barcelona & Real Madrid Lose On Same Day For First Time Since 2015

Real Madrid failed to capitalize on Barcelona’s defeat at Leganes as both clubs lost league matches on the same day for the first time since January 2015. Barca’s 2-1 loss to relegation fighters Leganes was the greater shock but Madrid’s beating was more emphatic, blown away 3-0 by Sevilla after a torrid 39 minutes at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. For …

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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including a thriller at Camp Nou. Spain  Gerard Piqué salvaged a point for 10-man Barcelona after clearing one shot off the line and making mistakes for each of Girona’s goals in an enthralling 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick as …

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Real Madrid “More Of A Team” Without Ronaldo Says Bale

Gareth Bale believes Real Madrid can be even better this season in their quest for a 14th European crown despite the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale has shone in the spotlight since Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus, scoring in all of Real’s opening three La Liga wins and providing the equaliser for Isco in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on …

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