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Five things we learned from La Liga

Five things we learned from La Liga

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It is as you were at the top of La Liga as all of the top five were victorious this weekend to leave Real Madrid still leading the way at the top of the table.

Here, we look at five things we learned from week 22 in La Liga:

- Horror injuries mar routine wins 
Routine wins for Madrid and Barcelona were overshadowed by two horror injuries suffered by Barca's Aleix Vidal and Tano Bonnin of Osasuna.

Vidal has been ruled out for five...

Five things we learned in Serie A

Five things we learned in Serie A

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Edin Dzeko has lost Roma's penalty privileges, Napoli are relishing a plum Champions League tie with Real Madrid and Serie A minnows Atalanta are looking for a place in the Europa League.

Along with hot-shot Gonzalo Higuain and Chievo giving Sassuolo an 'English' lesson, here are five things we learned in Serie A this week:

Dzeko not spot-on for Roma but top in Serie A 
-- He might be chasing this season's Capocannoniere (top...

Five lessons from the Bundesliga

Five lessons from the Bundesliga

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Bayern Munich left it late to win at Ingolstadt and open a seven-point lead as main rivals RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund all lost.

Here are five things we learned from the 20th round of matches in the Bundesliga:

Bayern ride their luck 
Bayern are happy to ride their luck before Wednesday's Champions League last 16 clash at home to Arsenal after another below-par performance in their five games so far this year. Bayern...

Zlatan coy on contract extension

Zlatan coy on contract extension

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Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to commit his future to the Premier League club despite the Swede saying he has fulfilled the requirements needed to extend his contract.

The 35-year-old has silenced critics who suggested he may struggle to adapt to the pace and intensity of the English game, scoring 20 goals since moving to Old Trafford from Paris St Germain on a free transfer in July.

Manager Jose Mourinho said in November that United...

Win not just down to Mane - Wijnaldum

Win not just down to Mane - Wijnaldum

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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says Saturday's improved performance in the 2-0 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur was a team effort and not solely down to the return to form of Senegalese striker Sadio Mane.

Mane grabbed the headlines with a first-half brace that guided a revived Liverpool past second-placed Tottenham, earning the Merseyside club their first league win of the year after a woeful run of results.

"He is really...

Yakubu joins Coventry on short term deal

Yakubu joins Coventry on short term deal

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English Football League One side, Coventry City, have signed Yakubu Aiyegbeni till the end of the season.

The Sky Blues have brought in the 34-year-old based on his "wealth of top flight experience."

Coventry City manager Russell Slade further shed light on the signing of Yakubu and believes that the club have landed a player with "a terrific goal record."

The former Premier League star will stay at the club "on a deal...

Ronaldo injury scare for Napoli clash

Ronaldo injury scare for Napoli clash

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Cristiano Ronaldo trained apart from the team on Monday just two days ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League last 16 home leg against Napoli.

The Portuguese goal machine with a record 96 Champions League strikes to his name suffered a heavy tackle in a 3-1 win over Osasuna at the weekend.

And as the rest of the Real Madrid squad trained on ball skills on Monday Cristiano Ronaldo and Fabio Coentrão trained inside the facilities, the Real website...

Coach rues Atletico woes from the spot

Coach rues Atletico woes from the spot

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is frustrated by his team's continued struggles from the penalty spot and is keeping his fingers crossed that the situation will improve.

Fernando Torres missed from the spot against Celta Vigo on Sunday, Atletico's sixth failed penalty out of nine in all competitions this season.

The former Spain striker became the third Atletico player to fail to convert a penalty in three games when he smashed the ball against...

Juve march on as Allegri England rumours swirl

Juve march on as Allegri England rumours swirl

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The prospect of Massimiliano Allegri following Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to the Premier League appear on the increase as Juventus travel to Cagliari on Sunday looking to tighten their grip on Serie A.

Conte led the Turin giants to three consecutive league titles before Allegri took over the helm when former Juventus midfielder Conte took the helm of Italy for Euro 2016.

Juventus hold a seven-point lead on title rivals Roma with Napoli in third at nine...

Bayern must raise game for Gunners - Robben

Bayern must raise game for Gunners - Robben

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Evergreen Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich must raise their game for Wednesday's key Champions League clash against Arsenal with time running out for him to again lift the European trophy.

The 33-year-old scored Bayern's winning goal in the 2013 final at Wembley to seal the 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund.

He has a Bayern contract until June 2018, but time is running out for the injury-prone Dutch winger to get his hands on the Champions League...

RVP, Tosic suspended after derby fracas

RVP, Tosic suspended after derby fracas

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Turkey's football federation on Thursday suspended Fenerbahce's star Dutch striker Robin van Persie for three games and Serbian defender Dusko Topic of Besiktas for four after a standoff in a tense Istanbul cup derby this week.

The two had been involved in an off-the-ball incident in the February 5 game which saw Tosic sent off in the 41st minute but Beskitas fans feel Van Persie also deserved red for exaggerating the contact.

Van Persie collapsed to...

Real president backs Navas

Real president backs Navas

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Thursday the club was satisfied with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but refused to deny local press speculation the European champions would sign a replacement.

Manchester United stopper David de Gea and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois have both been linked with a switch to Real Madrid as Coata Rica international Navas's form has dipped.

"We won't deny all rumours, but we won't be working on a transfer...

Suarez handed two-match ban

Suarez handed two-match ban

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will miss the King's Cup final against Alaves in May after being banned for two games following his sending off in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

The suspension was handed down by the Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday and applies to cup matches only.

The Catalan club had anticipated a one-match ban and had already said they would appeal after Suarez received a second...

Wenger calls for Arsenal unity

Wenger calls for Arsenal unity

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged everyone connected with the Gunners to remain "united" despite seeing the club slip further behind in the Premier League title race.

Successive defeats by Watford and leaders Chelsea have left Arsenal 12 points off the summit and only one point ahead of Liverpool in the race for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying position.

Arsenal last won the Premier League in 2004 and with the title once more...

Atletico rule out Costa, Aguero returns

Atletico rule out Costa, Aguero returns

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo quashed rumours the La Liga side could launch bids to bring back Diego Costa or Sergio Aguero should they get a transfer ban overturned.

Aguero has been dropped by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for Brazilian wonder kid Gabriel Jesus in City's last two outings and hinted an exit was looming at the end of the season after Sunday's 2-1 win over Swansea City.

Despite scoring 102 times in a five-year spell at...