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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.
    Boost to women's football in Spain sparks fresh power battle
    Boost to women's football in Spain sparks fresh power battle
    Spain's domination of men's football in Europe may be over but in the women's game it leads the way after a season of unprecedented interest and...
    Messi shows Barcelona the way
    Messi shows Barcelona the way
    Lionel Messi has shown many different faces during his spell-binding career but in Barcelona's win over Liverpool on Wednesday, the dominant one...
    United target another rescue act against Barcelona
    United target another rescue act against Barcelona
    Manchester United will need another great escape if they are to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League on Tuesday and reach the semi-finals....
    Solskjaer draws upon spirit of 99 for another Camp Nou miracle
    Solskjaer draws upon spirit of 99 for another Camp Nou miracle
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed Manchester United's most famous comeback at Camp Nou in 1999 and he will try to oversee another there...
    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...