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Bale scores as Real Madrid begins season with a win

Bale scores as Real Madrid begins season with a win

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Gareth Bale scored one and assisted another as Real Madrid began their La Liga title defence with an easy victory at Deportivo La Coruna, although Sergio Ramos was sent off in injury time. With Cristiano Ronaldo suspended,Bale tapped in from Karim Benzema's scuffed shot to put Madrid ahead. Casemiro ended a move with 44 passes by converting Marcelo's cross, before Toni Kroos smashed in from Bale's pass. Keylor Navas then saved Florin Andone's penalty, before Ramos was dismissed. The Madrid defender picked up his second yellow card for a high elbow in an aerial challenge, having received his first for shoving Fabian Schar's face. Ramos has now been sent off 23 times in his Madrid career Depor centre-back Schar had pushed his head close to Ramos' in an angry confrontati...
Barcelona return to winning with 2-0 over Betis

Barcelona return to winning with 2-0 over Betis

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Barcelona made a winning start to their La Liga campaign by defeating Real Betis on an emotional night at the Nou Camp. The Spanish giants were playing for the first time since the terror attack in the city on Thursday and both teams paid their respects to the victims with a minute's silence before kick off. Barcelona took the lead in the game when Betis Alin Tosca deflected Gerard Deulofeu's cross into his own net. Sergi Roberto then swept in a second. It was a much-needed result for Barcelona after a difficult start to their season. Forward Neymar left the club to join Paris St-Germain in the summer before they were beaten 5-1 on aggregate by rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. Lionel Messi, the focal point of the Barcelona forward line in the absence of Neymar an...
Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward suspended for five games

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward suspended for five games

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had been sent off. The bookings at the Nou Camp were for taking off his shirt to celebrate his goal to make it 2-1 and for a dive. He will miss Wednesday's second leg. Ronaldo, 32, will have 10 days to appeal. The Portugal international will be able to play in the Champions League but will not return to domestic action until 20 September against Real Betis. Madrid had already signalled their intent to appeal against Ronaldo's second yellow card shown for diving eight minutes from time whe...
Ghana’s Wakaso joins Alaves on a three-year deal

Ghana’s Wakaso joins Alaves on a three-year deal

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Ghana international midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has joined La Liga side Alaves on a three - year deal. The 26-year-old joins the Spanish side after leaving Panathinaikos in Greece. The midfielder has extensive experience of playing in Spain, having previously turned out for Granada, Las Palmas, Espanyol, Villareal and Elche. The player has played for the Black Stars since 2012 and played five matches at this year's Africa Cup of Nations. "Deportivo Alaves want to welcome Wakaso and wish him much luck in this new stage," the club said in a statement. He has also played in Russia, with Rubin Kazan, and Scotland, with reigning champions Celtic. Alaves finished in La Liga last season.
Thomas Partey scores first season goal for Athletico

Thomas Partey scores first season goal for Athletico

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Ghanaian player Thomas Partey was on the score sheet for Athletico Madrid as they wallop Las Palmas in their La Liga game played on Saturday. The Ghanaian midfielder scored one for his side as they beat their opponents by 5 - 0 at the at Estadio de Gran Canaria. The 23-year-old added his name on the scorers of the day five minutes on the pitch after Kevin Gameiro, Saul Niguez and Fernando Torres had scored earlier for Athletico. This is Partey's first goal of the season after he miss the opportunity to score his first goal with a penalty miss some weeks back. In that same game, his countryman Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent off after accumulating two yellow cards.
Journalist Kwabena Yeboah slams Kevin Boateng

Journalist Kwabena Yeboah slams Kevin Boateng

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The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) President, Kwabena Yeboah has slammed Kevin-Prince Boateng for his recent criticisms of the Black Stars. The Las Palmas star called for 'big changes' after the Black Stars failed to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Boateng, who was thrown out of Ghana's camp at the 2014 FIFA World Cup for insulting Head Coach, Kwesi Appiah, was not explicit about the changes. But Kwabena Yeboah says the German-born has no moral right to criticize his former teammates. "We continue to even waste time on Kevin Prince Boateng, it's complete waste of every body’s time, he is not somebody who should even engage our attention," Mr. Yeboah told Angel FM. "He is not somebody we should spend time on, he is completely irrelevant so far as I’m concerned.
Gareth Bale ruled out till 2017

Gareth Bale ruled out till 2017

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss next week's El Clasico against Barcelona after being ruled out up to three months with an ankle injury. Bale sustained the injury during Madrid's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Scans have shown that Bale has damaged the peroneal tendon in his right ankle and will be out for two to three months. The European champions confirmed the winger will undergo an operation next Tuesday at the King Edward VII Hospital in London. "The Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Services have decided that Gareth Bale will undergo an operation following the traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons of his right ankle," read a statement released by Real Madrid on Thursday. Most importantly, however, the Wales forward...
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale a doubt for El Clasico

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale a doubt for El Clasico

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale faces a wait to see if he will be fit for El Clasico against Barcelona. The Wales star, 27, hobbled out of Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League win at Sporting Lisbon with an ankle injury. "He suffered more of a twist than a knock, but we will have to wait and see what the problem is," said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. La Liga leaders Real, who have a four-point advantage over Barca, go to the Nou Camp on Saturday, 3 December. Zidane added: "On Wednesday, he will be examined by our medical staff and after that, we will find out more." The Champions League holders booked their place in the last 16 by beating Portuguese side Sporting with a late goal. France defender Raphael Varane put them ahead, but Adrien Silva's 81st-minute penalty appeared to...
Spanish court calls for Barcelona forward Neymar to serve two-year prison sentence

Spanish court calls for Barcelona forward Neymar to serve two-year prison sentence

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Spanish prosecutors have called for Barcelona forward Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013. Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and a fine of 8.4million euros (£7.2m) for the club. It asked to drop charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Rosell, Neymar and his father are set to stand trial. The case stems from a complaint by Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar's transfer rights and alleges it received less money than it was entitled to from transfer fee. Rosell resigned as the club's president in 2014 for his role in the affair and testified in court in February alongside Bartomeu, Ne