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Celta stuns Madrid 2-1 in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarters
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MADRID (AP) — Celta Vigo took advantage of its breakaway chances in the second half to stun Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, handing Zinedine Zidane's team its second consecutive defeat after a record run of 40 games unbeaten. Iago Aspas
Liverpool beats fourth-tier Plymouth 1-0 in FA Cup replay
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LONDON (AP) — Liverpool managed to eliminate Plymouth at the second attempt in the FA Cup on Wednesday, edging past the fourth-tier club 1-0 to reach the fourth round. Liverpool's Brazilian duo combined for the goal with Lucas Leiva heading in from Philippe Coutinho's corner in the 18th minute
FA fines Man City defender Sagna over Instagram message
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LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has fined Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna 40,000 pounds (around $50,000) for an Instagram post about a referee. Sagna posted a photo with the caption "10 against 12.. but still fighting and winning as a team" on the social network site
Ibrahimovic's late goal earns United 1-1 draw vs Liverpool
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic compensated for Paul Pogba's moment of recklessness by scoring Manchester United's late equalizer in a 1-1 draw against fierce rival Liverpool, a result that damaged both teams' Premier League title chances on Sunday. Ibrahimovic maintained his hot
Ramos own goal as Sevilla ends Real Madrid's unbeaten run
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MADRID (AP) — Sevilla fans enjoyed the last laugh over Sergio Ramos. Sevilla twice scored late — including an 85th-minute own goal by Ramos — to end Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten streak and move within one point of its rival atop the Spanish league with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. It was
City loses 4-0 at Everton for more misery on Merseyside
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City endured more misery on Merseyside by losing 4-0 at Everton in the Premier League on Sunday, leaving Pep Guardiola's team out of the Champions League positions after the heaviest league defeat of the Spaniard's coaching career. Two weeks after a 1-0
Messi and Suarez score as Barcelona routs Las Palmas 5-0
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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi didn't need a free kick this time, scoring from close range to help Barcelona rout Las Palmas 5-0 and move within two points of Spanish league leader Real Madrid on Saturday. Luis Suarez added two goals and Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal also scored as Barcelona easily
Costa, Payet absent but Chelsea, West Ham still both win 3-0
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LONDON (AP) — Top-scorer Diego Costa wasn't missed by English Premier League leader Chelsea. Dimitri Payet's absence wasn't felt by West Ham. Both teams won their games 3-0 despite missing their talisman on Saturday, but uncertainties linger about the future of the duo in English
Barcelona official relieved from role after Messi comment
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Barcelona official has been dismissed from an institutional-relations role after he said Lionel Messi would not be as good if he didn't have great teammates, the club announced on Friday. Barcelona said it relieved Pere Gratacos from his responsibilities because "he
Chelsea drops Diego Costa amid rift, unsettling Chinese link
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LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa's Chelsea career could be coming to a fiery abrupt end, in a setback to the English Premier League leaders' pursuit of the title. The league top-scorer has not traveled with Chelsea to Leicester following a dispute with the coaching staff, and won't be playing against
Mata, Fellaini put Man United on course for League Cup final
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United closed in on the final of the English League Cup by beating injury-hit Hull 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal thanks to second-half goals by Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini on Tuesday. Mata put United on course for a ninth straight win in all
FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament which is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan — for 16 three-team groups with the top two advancing to a round of 32 — was unanimously approved
Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time
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ZURICH (AP) — Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday. The double European champion with Portugal and Real Madrid beat great rival Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual
Lionel Messi saves Barcelona from 2nd straight loss
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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi saved Barcelona from its second straight defeat by scoring with a 90th-minute free kick in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday. Three days after losing 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao in a first-leg match in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, Barcelona
Klopp's decision to field youngest ever side backfires
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Juergen Klopp's decision to field Liverpool's youngest ever team backfired Sunday as the Premier League title contender was held 0-0 at home by fourth-tier Plymouth in the third round of the FA Cup. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino also made sweeping changes, and was made to sweat as his