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Iain Rogers

Benitez sacked, club hero Zidane handed the Real hot seat

Real Madrid have axed Rafa Benitez less than halfway through the season and have handed the high-pressure job to the much-loved Zinedine Zidane.

Real riding high after Clasico triumph over Barcelona

Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barca suggests coach Carlo Ancelotti has successfully integrated Kroos and Rodriguez into a fearsome attacking side.

Spain, Netherlands announce final World Cup squads

The Fifa World Cup 2010 winners and runners-up have announced their final squads for the upcoming football tournament in Brazil.

Ancelotti outwits Simeone to secure Real’s 10th title

Carlo Ancelotti delivers the 10th continental crown the world's richest club have been chasing since their last title in 2002.

Thulani Serero shoots Ajax to victory over Barcelona

Ajax players Thulani Serero and Danny Hoesen have shocked Barcelona fans when their two goals secured their victory at the Champions League.

Messi’s 86th goal cleans out 40-year record

Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi has beaten a 40-year-old record after scoring his 86th goal in a year in a Real Betis match at the weekend.

Messi’s magic record inches Barca closer to Real

Lionel Messi's hat-trick has set a Barcelona record of 234 goals as they beat Granada 5-3 to close within five points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Argentina trounces Spain with Davis Cup doubles win

Despite playing together for the first time, Argentina's Nalbandian and Schwank overwhelmed Spain's Nadal and David Ferrer in the Davis Cup final.

Barca masterclass humbles Real 5-0

Barcelona produced a scintillating performance to crush arch-rivals Real Madrid 5-0 and move two points clear at the top of La Liga on Monday.

Villa gives Spain 1-0 win over Paraguay

Spain striker David Villa fired his team into the World Cup semifinals with a late goal to sink plucky Paraguay 1-0 at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Villa on song as Spain beat Chile 2-1

An inspired David Villa scored one sublime goal and created another for Andres Iniesta as European champions Spain beat 10-man Chile 2-1.

Villa double gives Spain win over Honduras

Spain got their campaign firmly back on track when David Villa struck twice to lead the European champions to a 2-0 win over minnows Honduras.

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