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Mourinho second-season syndrome kicking in at Real


Jose Mourinho has often said his teams do better in his second season in charge and Real Madrid's thrashing of Olympique Lyon in the Champions League provided further evidence to back his claim.


Jose Mourinho suspended for two matches for eye poke


Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be banned for two matches for jabbing his finger into the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach, the Spanish football federation said Wednesday.

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Real overwhelm Ajax to take control of group

Nine-time European champions Real Madrid strolled to a 3-0 victory over Dutch giants Ajax on Tuesday in their Champions League match to make it maximum points from their first two matches.

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Spanish League: Real Madrid go down 0-1at Levante


Ten-man Real Madrid crashed to a 1-0 defeat at modest Levante on Sunday, a morale-sapping setback coming just 24 hours after bitter rivals Barcelona had staged an eight-goal masterclass against Osasun

Lionel Messi hat-trick sparks Barcelona eight-goal victory


Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick as Barcelona responded emphatically to questions over their motivation by demolishing Osasuna 8-0 in a staggering display of attacking football at Camp Nou on Saturday

Thief who swallowed diamond is caught on X-ray

A thief in Spain who stole a diamond from a British woman, and then swallowed it was caught when police stopped him at a checkpoint and forced him to undergo an X-ray.

The theft occurred when two Bri

Ronaldo on fire as Real thrash Zaragoza

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick helped Real Madrid get their Primera Liga campaign off to a perfect start with a commanding 6-0 victory over Real Zaragoza on Sunday as they look to claw the league title

Thousands protest pope visit to Madrid, police violence


Thousands of protesters marched in central Madrid late Friday to protest a visit by Pope Benedict XVI and police violence during previous demonstrations, as the pontiff presided over a service a few h

Toilet paper in Vatican colours on sale ahead of papal visit

Renova, one of Europe's biggest producers of household paper products, has launched toilet paper in the colours of the Vatican flag in honour of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Spain next week.

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Real Madrid signs Leo, 7-year-old soccer prodigy


Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prodigy from Argentina who goes by the name Leo — just like Lionel Messi.

Leonel Angel Coira signed with the Spanish club and will begin training Sept. 6, M

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