Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "La Liga"

    Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario Luis de Lima, has bought La Liga club Real Valladolid following the completion of his €30m (£27m) takeover.The former Real Madrid star now owns 51 percent of the club.He was unveiled in the town's city hall alongside president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente on Monday.According to El Larguero, Valladolid are in debt to the [...]

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    ‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be "difficult" for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City.Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success."I don't think he can reach that level of [...]

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    Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Watford FC winger Isaac Success has joined Málaga CF on loan until the end of the season.Watford made the announcement on its official website on Wednesday.The Nigerian forward, who arrived Watford on July 1, 2016 for a club record fee of £12.5 million, has scored only one goal for the club.Success has made only one appearance this season owing to [...]

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    La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga, Spain's football league, has asked Uefa to investigate Manchester City's summer of heavy spending in the transfer market.According to Sky Sports, the Spanish league says the club’s financial power "distorts European competitions" and “is irreparably harming the football industry".Javier Tebas, La Liga president, was said to have also urged Uefa to investigate whether Paris Saint-Germain breached Financial Fair Play rules.In [...]

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    Finally, Neymar joins ‘ambitious’ PSG for world record £199m

Finally, Neymar joins ‘ambitious’ PSG for world record £199m

Paris Saint Germain have completed a world record £199 million signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona.The French champions were able to seal the deal after paying the humongous release clause, which was more than double the previous transfer world record.Neymar has been offered a basic salary of £26.8m (€30m) per year after tax, which is around £515,000 weekly."Since I [...]

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    Real Madrid pip Barcelona to La Liga title

Real Madrid pip Barcelona to La Liga title

Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to emerge champions of the Spanish La Liga.Zinedine Zidane, a Galactico in charge of the Galacticos, took the title back to the Spanish capital after five years.Although Barcelona defeated Eibar 4-2 at Nou Camp, Real held their composure to register one last win for a hard-fought title.As early as the second minute, Cristiano Ronaldo made [...]

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    Bale: If you play well for 45 minutes, you won’t win a match in the EPL

Bale: If you play well for 45 minutes, you won’t win a match in the EPL

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says teams in the English Premier League have to play at a high level for 90 minutes to win games as opposed to their counterparts in the Spanish La Liga."Every game in the Premier League, you have to be at 100 per cent for 90 minutes or you will lose," the player who transferred from [...]

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    ‘Guardiola’s loyalty to Barcelona philosophy affecting job at Man City’

‘Guardiola’s loyalty to Barcelona philosophy affecting job at Man City’

Oscar Bruzon Barreras, assistant coach of RCD Mallorca, believes that Pep Guardiola has not performed as expected in the English Premier League because of his loyalty to Barcelona's style of play.According to Bruzon, the challenges being faced by Guardiola are normal because the philosophy of coaching in Spain is completely different from that of Germany and England.Bruzon, however, expressed optimism [...]

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    Ronaldo hat trick wins Club World Cup for Real Madrid

Ronaldo hat trick wins Club World Cup for Real Madrid

Real Madrid won the Club World Cup Sunday afternoon by defeating Kashima Antlers 4-2 courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick.Ronaldo, who was recently named the best among his peers, delivered the trophy to his club at the Yokohama international stadium.In a match that was fast, frantic and frenetic, a committed Kashima Antlers side gave Real Madrid a scare by forcing [...]

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    Real Sociedad sack Moyes

Real Sociedad sack Moyes

La Liga strugglers Real Sociedad have sacked David Moyes after one year in charge.Under the 52-year-old, the Basque club finished 12th last season after taking charge on November 10, 2014.But before his sack, Sociedad were only outside the relegation zone on goal difference and Friday's 2-0 defeat at Las Palmas was their fourth in five league games.Former Barcelona assistant coach [...]

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    Cruyff ‘diagnosed with lung cancer’

Cruyff ‘diagnosed with lung cancer’

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to reports in Spain.Radio station RAC1 and Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo  have said the 68-year-old was diagnosed on Tuesday and is currently undergoing tests to discover the extent of his illness.The story in Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, says the ex-Barcelona manager was given the news by doctors on Tuesday [...]

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    Chelsea agree deal for Pedro

Chelsea agree deal for Pedro

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign winger Pedro for a fee of £21m.According to the BBC, the 28-year-old is flying to London to finalise terms on the transfer.The Spain international, who was a target for Manchester United, is a product of La Liga club's academy and has scored 99 goals in 326 appearances since his debut in [...]

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    Barcelona sign Turan for £24m

Barcelona sign Turan for £24m

Barcelona have signed Turkey captain Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid for an initial fee of £24m.The UEFA Champions League and La Liga winners said the four-year deal for the 28-year-old could reach £29m with potential add-ons.The former Galatasaray player will not be able to play an official game for Barcelona until January 2016 due to a transfer ban imposed by [...]

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    Emotional Benitez takes charge of Real

Emotional Benitez takes charge of Real

New Real Madrid coach, Rafa Benitez, couldn’t contain his emotions as he was unveiled as the club’s manager.The 55-year-old was unveiled earlier today, having agreed a three-year contract following his exit from Napoli.But few would have expected the Spaniard to shed a tear at the presentation and that’s exactly what happened when the former Liverpool coach was appointed to replace [...]

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    La Liga strike called off

La Liga strike called off

The final two match-days in La Liga will go on after the week-long Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) suspension and players' union (AFE) strike were lifted by Spain's high court.The RFEF had suspended the end of the season while the AFE decided to go on a strike action over a TV rights dispute.The AFE had moved to strike from May [...]

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    Ronaldo thanks fans after ‘five-goal’ performance

Ronaldo thanks fans after ‘five-goal’ performance

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has thanked the fans for their support following his five-goal performance in the 9-1 win against Granada at the Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.The Portuguese first three came within eight minutes following Gareth Bale's opener, putting Real 4-0 up at half time.His fourth came in the second half between two from Karim Benzema.The visitors pulled one [...]

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