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Rafael Benitez named new Real Madrid coach

Rafael Benitez will take charge of Real Madrid next season after the club confirmed he signed a three-year deal with the Spanish giants on Wednesday.

Messi leads Barca from crisis club to champions

The mercurial Argentine Lionel Messi has guided the Catalans from potential disaster to Spanish glory.

Madrid’s crumbling season hanging by a thread

Los Blancos must overcome a 2-1 deficit against Juve if they are to retain any hope of top honours after Barcelona tightened their grip on La Liga.

Germany rout ‘worst day of my life’, says Brazil coach

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for Germany's 7-1 thrashing of his star-studded side that took him to rock bottom.

Messi stunner breaks Iran hearts in injury time

A stunning from Lionel Messi spared Argentina's blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Iran.

Nadal cruises past Youzhnv to possibly face Federer

Rafael Nadal has edged closer to a possible Madrid Masters semifinal showdown against Roger Federer by easing past Russia's Mikhail Youzhny.

Bayern’s Chelsea defeat should be a lesson when facing Dortmund

Jupp Heynckes believes Bayern Munich will have learnt from their loss to Chelsea in the Champions League last season when they take on Dortmund.

Barcelona’s win against Bayern relies on Messi’s fitness

Barcelona has admitted that overturning a 4-0 first-leg defeat to Bayern in the Champions League semifinal depends on the fitness of Lionel Messi.

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