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Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona: Our Combined XI Ahead Of El Clásico

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 22: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is chased by Jese (20), Toni Kroos (8) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF (7) during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on March 22, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou on Saturday to contest the first Clásico of the season. Zinedine Zidane’s side head into this fixture having created something of a gap between themselves in first place and their rivals in second, six points being the current difference. Where both of these sides have at times looked imperious in the past, …

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Ranking The Best Ever Goals Scored Against Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 7: Thierry Henry of France celebrates after scoring during the World Cup Group 4 Qualifying match between Republic of Ireland and France at Lansdowne Road on September 7, 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

There have been some truly remarkable strikes against Ireland down through the years. When going through the history of Irish football, there have been many heart-breaks. When mentioning the low points for the Boys in Green in modern times, names like Toto Schillaci and Antoine Griezman spring to mind. However, while these were the highest profile goals, what were the …

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Poor Form Is Tearing The Real Madrid Dressing Room Apart [Report]

SEVILLE, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts during the match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Madrid CF as part of La Liga at Benito Villamrin stadium October 15, 2016 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s dressing room is becoming increasingly fractious, as their star man is failing to perform. Spanish television show El Chiringuito (as reported by the Mirror) have claimed that the dissent surrounding Ronaldo’s form is growing ever louder, with Pip Estrada claiming that certain players, though not yet criticising Ronaldo to his face, have taken to grumbling behind his back: …

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Manchester Clubs Set To Face Off For Real Madrid Superstar’s Signature [Report]

January transfer window chatter has already started, with the latest whispers indicating a potential battle between Manchester United and Manchester City for the signature of Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos. According to the Manchester Evening News, both Manchester-based managers, José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, are keen on luring the Germany international away from the Bernabeu during the January transfer window. The 26-year-old …

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Paul Scholes Identifies Two Players United Need To Buy To Bring Out Best In Pogba

Manchester United made Paul Pogba the world’s most expensive footballer this summer, forking out upwards of €100 million to bring their former academy player back to Old Trafford. The deal divided opinion, with some claiming it was a good investment while others reacted in horror. Five games into the new season and it appears those who had originally expressed concerns …

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UEFA Announces Ten-Man ‘Best Player In Europe’ Shortlist

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 06: Gareth Bale of Wales and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal embrace after the UEFA EURO 2016 semi final match between Portugal and Wales at Stade des Lumieres on July 6, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez are among the nominees for the UEFA Best Player in Europe award. The three La Liga-based superstars are among the ten-man shortlist announced by the organisation this morning, but there is no place on the list for Brazilian international Neymar. Following (but not limited to) their Euro 2016 heroics, Portugal’s Pepe and Antoine Griezmann …

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The Magnificent And Mental Stats From Euro 2016 So Far

Euro 2016

The group stage of Euro 2016 came to an end on a brilliant Wednesday night of football, which culminated in the Republic of Ireland’s safe passage into the last 16, where they’ll face the French. Pfft. They beat the Italians, Robbie Brady and co fear no one. So far, the tournament has been the stage for some truly awful encounters …

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Euro 2016: Team Of The Tournament So Far

BORDEAUX, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Wales player Gareth Bale in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Wales and Slovakia at Stade Matmut Atlantique on June 11, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

While many had predicted that expanding Euro 2016 to 24 teams from 16 would lessen the excitement, if anything it has made things far more interesting. Granted, it makes the prospect of a shock group stage exit almost non-existent, but going into the final round of games we have a situation where of the 24 teams involved, only one (Ukraine) …

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Juve Slap Mammoth Price Tag On Pogba As Real Join The Hunt [Report]

Manchester United

If there is one thing that always happens during the summer transfer season, it’s that confusion will reign at some point. That critical moment has now been reached in the battle to recruit Juventus’ in-demand star, Paul Pogba, as Real Madrid have now waded into the chase. Joining Manchester United in the hunt for the French midfielder, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admits that …

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Champions League: A Real Madrid/Atlético Combined XI

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 04: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Tiago Mendes (L) of Atletico de Madrid during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The two sides will contest the Champions League final at the San Siro on May 28th (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid will do battle with city rivals Atlético at the San Siro in this weekend’s Champions League final – a repeat of the 2014 showpiece. On that occasion, Real needed a last minute equaliser from Sergio Ramos to take the tie into extra time, where they duly demolished jaded Atlético to win 4-1. Although Diego Simeone swears he is not looking …

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World Champions Germany Name Stupidly Talented Euro 2016 Squad

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 08: Germany pose for a team photo during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The squad lists for the upcoming European Championships are now starting to roll in, and 2014 World Cup winners have this afternoon announced their provisional list. Manager Joachim Löw has named a 27-man squad, to be trimmed down by four at a later date, and of course, it is positively brimming with world class talent. There are no massive shocks in Löw’s squad, though …

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