Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tag "La Liga"

    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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    Atletico give Madrid real thrashing in derby

Atletico give Madrid real thrashing in derby

Real Madrid were stunned at the Vicente Calderon as Atletico Madrid convincingly beat their city rivals 4-0 on Saturday.Cristiano Ronaldo completed his two-match ban for kicking out at Cordoba left-back Edimar a fortnight ago but the visitors were otherwise depleted without the injured Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Luka Modric, James Rodriguez and the suspended Marcelo.First-half goals from Tiago and Saul Niguez [...]

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    Rayo Vallecano rename gate after Agbonavbare

Rayo Vallecano rename gate after Agbonavbare

La Liga side, Rayo Vallecano, have immortalised Wilfred Agbonavbare by renaming one of the gates leading to Estadio del Rayo Vallecano aka De Vallecas Teresa Rivero in honour of their fallen hero.Agbonavbare, who played for the club between 1990 and 1996, lost the battle against cancer on Tuesday.And in a show of appreciation for his contribution to the club [...]

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    Ronaldo handed two-match ban

Ronaldo handed two-match ban

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has received a two-match ban for kicking Edimar in last Saturday's 2-1 win against Cordoba in La Liga.FIFA Ballon d'Or winner lashed out at the defender in the closing stages after appearing to become frustrated by the close attention of the Brazilian.The 29-year-old will now be ineligible for Saturday's visit of Real Sociedad and the [...]

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    La Liga club ‘waiting’ for NPL record goalscorer Udoh

La Liga club ‘waiting’ for NPL record goalscorer Udoh

Ahead of his move to Spain, Nigeria Professional Football League top scorer, Mfon Udoh of Enyimba of Aba, has expressed his happiness at being the first player to score 23 goals in a season in Nigerian football.The 22-year-old striker, who got a brace in Enyimba's 3-1 home win against champions Kano Pillars at the Enyimba Stadium on Sunday, broke the 20-goal [...]

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    Moyes appointed Real Sociedad coach

Moyes appointed Real Sociedad coach

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has been named the new manager of Spanish club Real Sociedad.It is the 51-year-old's first job since he was sacked by the Red Devils in April after a 10-month spell in charge.Moyes replaces Jagoba Arrasate, who was dismissed by the Spanish side after a poor run of form that currently sees them lie 15th in [...]

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    Uche gunning for ‘all three points’ against Real Madrid

Uche gunning for ‘all three points’ against Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be away to Villarreal this Saturday in La Liga, and Nigerian striker Ikechukwu Uche is not in the mood to be a good host, as he is keen to see his side take all three points at El Madrigal.Uche is aware that it will be difficult, but he remains confident his side has what it takes to [...]

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    Uche: It’s an honour to play for Nigeria

Uche: It’s an honour to play for Nigeria

Ikechukwu  Uche has denied the allegations made by Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi that he is waiting to be begged before honouring any national call-up.Keshi during a media chat in Calabar Wednesday said Uche is expecting apologies from him for dropping him from the World Cup squad before returning to the national team.However, Uche via his twitter handle @ikeuche9, [...]

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    Africa’s most decorated player, Eto’o, ends international career

Africa’s most decorated player, Eto’o, ends international career

Samuel Eto'o has called time on his international career with Cameroon.The four-time African footballer of the year confirmed his retirement from international football just days after he was stripped of the captaincy of the national side.Capped 116 times, Eto'o won two Africa Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2008, a competition in which he is the all-time leading scorer [...]

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    Five players who should follow Drogba into retirement

Five players who should follow Drogba into retirement

Before fans start getting creative and inserting their names in nursery rhymes, certain players who, based on their performance at the last World Cup, should toe the honourable line of Didier Drogba in bidding international football bye.We will understand your reasons for taking the bold step. In fact, any reason would do. “…make space for the youngsters…” Good. “…concentrate on [...]

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    Ike Uche: My aim is always to improve

Ike Uche: My aim is always to improve

Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche cannot wait for the start of the new season in Spain.Uche, who finished last campaign as the club’s leading scorer in La Liga with 14 goals in 30 games, is keen on improving his tally in the upcoming season, but will take each game has it comes.“Personally speaking, my aim is always to improve and that’s [...]

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    Gareth Bale: La Liga is the most exciting league in the world

Gareth Bale: La Liga is the most exciting league in the world

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions.Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry.Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina?Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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    Making a case for Iker Casillas, a true leader

Making a case for Iker Casillas, a true leader

It is a scene we have gotten used to in recent years: Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, captain, and spiritual leader, Iker Casillas yelling while lifting trophy after trophy.Be it the Copa Del Rey, the La Liga title, the European Championship Cup, the Confederations Cup or the 6.1 kg 18-karat gold World Cup trophy, he sure knows how to [...]

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