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Messi nets 300th, 301st goals in Barcelona win

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, is tackled by Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo of Chile, bottom, during their Spanish League soccer match at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st career goals for Barcelona and extended his record-scoring run to 14 Spanish league games in a 2-1 comeback win at Granada on Saturday, four days before it visits AC Milan.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ronaldo-inspired Madrid ready for United

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) vies with Granada’s midfielder Guilherme Siqueira during the Spanish League football match Real Madrid vs Granada on September 2, 2012 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. AFP / DANI POZO

Real Madrid assistant manager Aitor Karanka believes his side are hitting form at the right time as they swept aside Sevilla 4-1 thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick.

The Spanish champions take on Manchester United on Wednesday in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie and Karanka is hoping Ronaldo can carry his recent form into the clash against his former club.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Ronaldo own-goal condemns Madrid to Granada defeat

FILE - FC Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara, left,  in action with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, top, during a semifinal, first leg, Copa del Rey soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Real Madrid’s dismal season went from bad to worse when Cristiano Ronaldo scored an own-goal to hand relegation-threatened Granada a shock 1-0 win on Saturday.

Real coach Jose Mourinho had already given up winning the league before Christmas and this latest blow means that Barcelona can increase their lead over them to 18 points if they win at Valencia on Sunday.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Celta ousts Almeria from Copa to meet Madrid

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BARCELONA, Spain — Enrique de Lucas scored in extra time as Celta Vigo came from behind in dramatic fashion to oust second-tier club Almeria 3-0 from the Copa del Rey on Thursday after Roberto Lago had netted in the dying moments to extend the match. Celta will face 2011 cup winner Real Madrid in the […]

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Xavi gives Barcelona 2-0 win over Granada

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Xavi Hernandez scored three minutes from time to seal Barcelona’s hard-fought 2-0 home win over Granada on Saturday, keeping the Spanish leaders perfect through five rounds.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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