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Thomas Allnutt

Thomas Allnutt

Allnutt is a Spanish Football Correspondent, Agence France-Presse, based in Madrid, covering Real, Barcelona and La Liga.
    Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis
    Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis
    Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on...
    Solari pledges to continue after Madrid dumped out by Ajax
    Solari pledges to continue after Madrid dumped out by Ajax
    Santiago Solari vowed to fight on but the reign of Real Madrid in Europe is over and their season effectively is too after they were stunned by a...
    Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear
    Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear
    Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called "monstrous", as Barcelona terrorised Eibar to...
    Mourinho says 'nothing' surprised him about Valencia defeat
    Mourinho says 'nothing' surprised him about Valencia defeat
    Jose Mourinho said "nothing surprised" him about Manchester United's miserable performance against Valencia on Wednesday but dismissed the...
    Lopetegui gambled everything and lost the lot after being sacked by Real Madrid
    Lopetegui gambled everything and lost the lot after being sacked by Real Madrid
    Julen Lopetegui's brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid  coach lasted just 139 days after the club confirmed he had been sacked on...
    Suarez hits hat-trick as Barcelona blow away Madrid
    Suarez hits hat-trick as Barcelona blow away 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...
    Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia
    Ronaldo sent off but 10-man Juventus ease past Valencia
    Juventus believe they can win the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, but they had to start by beating Valencia without him after he was...
    Pogba will always be welcome at Barça, says Suarez
    Pogba will always be welcome at Barça, says Suarez
    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez believes Paul Pogba should be fighting for more trophies than he is at Manchester United and that he would always be...
    Spain's blame game after World Cup penalty heartache
    Spain's blame game after World Cup penalty heartache
    Spain's World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a...
    Salah could be out for 'three to four weeks' — Liverpool physio
    Salah could be out for 'three to four weeks' — Liverpool physio
    Mohamed Salah faces a fight to play in any of Egypt's World Cup group games, according to one of Liverpool's physiotherapists.
    Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured
    Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured
    Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona's unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating...
    Zidane hopeful Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final
    Zidane hopeful Ronaldo will be fit for Champions League final
    Zinedine Zidane is optimistic Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool despite Real Madrid's star player...