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Barcelona defender Jordi Alba celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match
2019-04-20, Belfast Telegraph
Barcelona moved another step closer to retaining their LaLiga title with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. Barca were far from their best and relied on goals from...
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with his teammates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 20, 2019
2019-04-20, The Independent
Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and secure the Serie A for an eighth successive season, as Cristiano Ronaldo completed an unprecedented set of...
This Wednesday, March 13, 2019 file photo shows a general view of North Korea's embassy in Madrid, Spain.
2019-04-20, The Hill
U.S. authorities arrested a former Marine after a February raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing two people familiar with...
Chelsea's Diego Costa reacts after his team lost the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, Sunday, April 16, 2017.
2019-04-19, Indian Express
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa refused to train on Thursday after being told that his club was to fine him for a verbal outburst in a recent defeat by Barcelona,...
File - Catalan pro-independence demonstrators wave "esteladas," or separatist flags during a rally in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Tens of thousands are marching in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists standing trial for their attempt to secede from Spain.
2019-04-18, RTE
A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month has said he expected Prime MinisterPedro Sánchez to consider a possible...
Herald-Standard: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema hit a hat trick to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday, extending his scoring run since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane. After not finding the net in Zidane's first game...
Public Technologies: A massively important victory, but it didn't come easy. Villarreal came away with three magnificent points towards their objective of staying up, beating Leganés 2-1 thanks to Carlos Bacca and KarlToko Ekambi's goals. The side from Madrid got one back late on...
The Daily Mail: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dumped Gareth Bale on the bench again on Sunday night but then admitted feeling sorry for him because of his treatment by the club's supporters. Bale's every touch was whistled when he came on as a substitute in Real Madrid's...
The Star: MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Socialists led in a poll published on Monday in newspaper ABC with 31.5 percent of votes, equivalent to between 134 and 139 seats in the 350-seat parliament, but short of a majority ahead of a general election on April 28. ......
This is Money: MADRID, April 22 (Reuters) - Spain's Socialists increased their lead in a poll published on Monday in newspaper ABC that gave them 31.5 percent of votes, but fell short of a majority ahead of a general election on April 28. It is the third poll in two days...
Sky Sports: Karim Benzema helped himself to a hat-trick as Real Madrid finally threw off the shackles to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0. Zinedine Zidane's men laboured through a first half of few chances before exploding into life within two minutes of the restart. Benzema...
Metro UK: Chelsea can go third with a win over Burnley on Monday at Satmford Bridge (Picture: Getty) Maurizio Sarri believes the Champions League is overhyped. The Chelsea boss concedes Europe’s top-tier competition remains the world’s premier club tournament, but...
The Daily Mail: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Karim Benzema as the best No 9 in world football after the French striker hit a hat-trick in the 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Sunday. Benzema's treble took him to 21 La Liga goals for the season,...
The Daily Mail: Marcelo has admitted Real Madrid have been 'really, really damaged' by a disappointing season after Karim Benzema's hat-trick secured a 3-0 LaLiga victory over Athletic Bilbao. Real occupy third place in the table with five games remaining, a distant 13 points...
Public Technologies: by Simon Daish Recently crowned Central American champion in four different categories, in BudapestMexico's Marcos Madrid will have the chance to seal top spot in his men's singles group but to do so he must first topple Croatia's Tomislav Kolarek. Don't miss...
Goal: The PSG star said he'd only be watching Zinedine Zidane's progress at the Bernabeu as an observer ......
AOL: Kylian Mbappe is adamant he will not join Real Madrid at the end of the season, reassuring Paris Saint-Germain fans he is set to stay. Mbappe scored a hat-trick in Sunday's 3-1 win over his former side...
Yahoo Daily News: Madrid: Karim Benzema made it 30 goals for the season on Sunday as he led the way again for struggling Real Madrid with a hat-trick that shot his side to a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. Benzema has been one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise dreary...