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Bournemouth v Liverpool: Premier League – live!

1 min Blow your whistle! Blow your hoooorn! [embedded content] Out they come. Bournemouth payers are hugging and stuff; in the studio, Graeme Souness is doubtless stroking his thighs as though Gennaro Gattuso has just offered out Joe Jordan. The players are tunnelled; Jordan Henderson is modelling his gameface. So how do you defend Salah? On the ball, by forcing him outside, but what do you do once he’s on the move? Have his full-back follow him? Detail a midfielder to be on the look out? A centre-back? What we’re…

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Chelsea news: Real Madrid hope Barcelona win Champions League clash for shock reason

Real Madrid are eyeing Chelsea forward Hazard with their current attack in sore need of a revamp. Cristiano Ronaldo’s best days appear to be behind him with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio also failing to fire. As a result, Zinedine Zidane wants Hazard in order to ensure Los Blancos keep pace with Barcelona at the La Liga summit in the future. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims the club want to open negotiations as soon as possible – with Barcelona now key to the deal. Chelsea have been…

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Real Madrid equal Barcelona record for Club World Cup wins – who else has lifted trophy?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick was enough to seal victory over Gremio in the Club World Cup final yesterday, sealing Los Blancos’ third tournament victory. The win – Real’s second consecutive triumph and third in the last four years – equalled the trophy tally of La Liga rivals Barcelona in the FIFA competition. While the Spanish giants have dominated in recent seasons, Brazilian sides also have a superb record in the competition. Despite Gremio meekly stepping aside in this year’s final, Corinthians have triumphed twice while Sao Paulo and Internacional have also…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star makes surprise Barcelona demand… will they do this?

Ronaldo scored the winner for Real in their Club World Cup final against Gremio yesterday with an incredible free-kick. It means Real have now won the competition a joint-record three times, level with rivals Barcelona. But their focus will swiftly switch back to La Liga action next week when they face Barcelona on Saturday (12pm). Real can ill afford to drop points against their rivals having fallen eight points behind them in the league. Zinedine Zidane’s side won their first La Liga title for five years last season, as well…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star makes stunning revelation regarding future

Ronaldo has four years remaining on his current contract but has regularly been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu. His tax evasion case in the summer led to suggestions he had grown frustrated with life in Madrid and he wasn’t happy with the lack of support shown from club officials. Florentino Perez later defended Ronaldo’s situation, leading to speculation cooling over Ronaldo’s possible exit. And he proved his worth for Real once again in their Club World Cup final against Gremio yesterday, scoring the winner with a sensational…

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Real Madrid news: Cristiano Ronaldo provides injury update ahead of crucial Barcelona game

The Portuguese was the La Liga giants’ leading light on Saturday, scoring the winning goal as they beat Gremio in the Club World Cup final. Ronaldo stayed on for the full 90 minutes of the encounter in Abu Dhabi with the result far from certain due to Real’s slender 1-0 lead. He revealed post-match that he was feeling “a little discomfort” having played the full game against the Brazilian outfit. Ronaldo says he will be available to play when Real take on arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico next Saturday though….

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Diego Maradona makes controversial Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo claim

Messi and Ronaldo are tied record holders with five each as they continue to dominate football. Ronaldo sealed his fifth gong earlier this month as he joined Messi at the top table. No one else has won the award in its current format and you need to go back to 2007 to find someone else voted as the best player of the year. But Maradona believes he would have won even more – had he been eligible for it. “There were more [contenders] before,” Maradona told AS.  “I’d have more…

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Dengue and Yellow fever outbreak ALERT issued as deadly mosquito found on Canary Islands

GETTY The mosquito causes fever and severe joint pain Regional health officials sounded the alarm after discovering Aedes type mosquitoes behind the spread of the painful diseases on the holiday island of Fuerteventura. The insect – the Aedes aegypti – can also spread other viruses common in tropical and sub-tropical areas including Zika fever, Mayaro and Chikungunya which has no cure and like the other viruses associated with the mosquito causes fever and severe joint pain. A small pocket of the mosquitoes, which in 2005 were blamed for 30 cases…

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Cristiano Ronaldo TAUNTED by Lionel Messi chant… His reaction was hilarious

Real looked to be on the wrong end of a huge upset when Brazilian forward Romarinho gave the Abu Dhabi side a 1-0 lead just before half-time. Ronaldo managed to level the scores after the break but Al-Jazira were able to frustrate the reigning La Liga and Champions League champions until the final minutes. It took Gareth Bale’s introduction to secure the win with the Welshman scoring on 81 minutes to set up a final against Gremio on Sunday. However, despite the result and Ronaldo getting on the scoresheet, some…

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Arsenal news: Real Madrid scared and amused by Karim Benzema transfer bid

Benzema has been linked with a move to Arsenal with the France forward struggling to find his best form for Real Madrid. The former Lyon hitman has mustered just five goals from 17 outings so far this season, with many fans consequently angry at Los Blancos’ decision to sell Alvaro Morata to Chelsea in the summer. Arsenal, though, seem undeterred with Arsene Wenger desperate to bring the 29-year-old to the Emirates. But Spanish outlet Diario Gol say that, though the Gunners have launched a bid for Benzema, it has not…

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