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Three reasons why Ronaldo might be leaving Real Madrid next summer

Rumours that “The Best” might soon be leaving the comfort of Madrid are making headlines across the globe. Although Ronaldo has only scored one La Liga goal so far this season, his ability is unquestionable. If he departs Real Madrid next summer it would be a real blow for Los Blancos. There are a number of reasons that it is suggested Ronaldo is leaving. He has actually said himself that after his contract ends in four years he does not want to sign a new deal. However, reports from El…

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Are Barca too reliant on Messi and ter Stegen?

On Sunday evening Barça’s official Twitter account tweeted an image of Lionel Messi and Marc-André ter Stegen embracing, with the caption “The two biggest reasons we are where we are right now.” It’s hard to argue with that statement. Yet it seemed an odd message for the official club account to tweet. Especially given that there are a fair number of Barça supporters feeling disillusioned for that very reason. Clearly, by disillusioned I’m referring to a very “Barça / Madrid supporter form of disillusionment.” It’s not a word that is…

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Jack Wilshere in La Liga: A match made in heaven?

When a 16-year old Jack Wilshere stepped out on to Premier League turf to become Arsenal’s youngest ever debutant, the world appeared to be at his feet. His England debut soon followed, and he won numerous admirers across the footballing world by the time he hit 20. A world-class performance against Barcelona in the Champions League aged just 18 led to Barca manager Pep Guardiola heaping praise on the youngster from Stevenage. It appeared Wilshere had all the makings of a player that could make it to the very, very…

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Is the time for Gareth Bale and Real Madrid to part ways moving closer? Why Bale’s latest setback could be the start of the end

Gareth Bale has been hit by yet another injury setback, casting further doubts over his future in the Spanish capital. The Welshman has suffered a staggering 24 injuries since making the move to Real Madrid, costing him a total of 56 league games. His latest arrived this week when it was revealed that he will miss next week’s Madrid derby and possibly the rest of 2017. A statement from Real Madrid on Friday read: “Our player Gareth Bale, who felt some discomfort in his left leg at the end of last Thursday’s training,…

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Las Palmas fight breaks out in training

This morning Marca revealed that a fight broke out in Las Palmas training on Thursday. The club is currently in a bad state and this ‘Las Palmas fight’ deepens the crises at the Gran Canaria club. When Manolo Marquez resigned early on in the season due to not being able to handle the situation, it highlighted some deep issues in Las Palmas. After his stepping down, Pako Ayesteran took over. He has since gone on to become the first manager in history to lose 11 straight games in La Liga….

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Is it second season syndrome for Alaves?

After ten seasons out of La Liga, Deportivo Alaves shone on their first campaign back in the top flight last year. A ninth-placed finish and 14 wins to their name, including a 2-1 victory over Barcelona, along with reaching the Copa del Rey final may have given them some false hope that they could replicate it again this time around. The Basque club have found life difficult this year, currently sitting rock-bottom with just three points and four goals, and while there were quality acquisitions in the summer, things have…

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CD Leganes: Incredible rise to becoming Madrid’s third club

Being the third-best team in your city may not sound all that amazing, but when the two above you are 12-time European Cup winners Real Madrid and 2014 La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, it is some feat that CD Leganes are achieving. It is more incredible that just two seasons ago, the Legionaries were in the second division, having never played in the Spanish top flight in their history. With the likes of Rayo Vallecano and Getafe featuring frequently in La Liga, it is not an easy task to be…

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Will José Arnáiz be Dembele’s temporary replacement at Barcelona?

22-year-old José Arnáiz is fast becoming a talisman for Barcelona B. Reports are that Ernesto Valverde is now considering giving him first team time while Dembele is out injured. The winger featured again in Saturday’s match at the Mini Estadi and his goal made the difference in the 1-0 win. Barcelona B only signed Arnáiz this August from Real Valladolid for 3.4 million euros. Arnáiz was considered one of the club’s top performers last season with 12 goals in 35 appearances. He now has a three-year contract with Barcelona B….

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Joaquín Sánchez: A Betis Legend

Tonight, Real Betis face Valencia at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in what promises to be an exciting clash between two teams who have started the season on fire. One player that fans of both teams will be looking out for in particular is Joaquin Sanchez. The Betis captain spent five years playing for tonight’s opposition but he will have no qualms about putting a dent to their Europa League hopes in order to further those of his beloved Real Betis. Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez was born in the coastal town of…

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Diego?

On the first of January, Diego Costa will officially be known as an Atletico Madrid player for a third time. Since his fall out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, with the striker feeling like he was being treated “like a criminal” at the club and publicly sharing that Conte sent him a text message telling him he is not in the manager’s plans in the future, we haven’t heard or seen much of Costa, with him returning to Brazil over summer and refusing to go back to London until a…

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