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The Scot, who managed the forward at Manchester United, hailed the 31-year-old as the “special footballer” of his era following Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph on Sunday Cristiano Ronaldo is the "special footballer" of his generation, according to his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The ex-Manchester United boss was on hand to witness Ronaldo finally convert his phenomenal club success into international honours as the injured Portugal captain rallied his country from the sidelines to Euro 2016 glory on Sunday. And Ferguson, 74, insists that Ronaldo's work rate and hunger –…

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How has football changed? England Italy Latest News Spain 

How has football changed?

Football has changed in the past eight years, a time in which Barcelona's 'defend with the ball' dominance under Pep Guardiola transformed into another successful style under Luis Enrique, full of quick transitions and clinical attacking. It was also a period in which Spain dominated the international stage with tiki-taka, monopolising the ball on their way to two European Championships and a World Cup. If 2008 was the birth of possession football, 2016 saw the confirmation of its death. There were several funerals. Leicester were the special guests, Atletico Madrid…

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Ronaldo to be crowned best player of his generation EURO Latest News Portugal 

Ronaldo to be crowned best player of his generation

Obviously, it would be the highlight of Ronaldo's already stellar career. Few would begrudge him such a moment of personal glory. Even those that dislike the Real Madrid superstar for his perceived arrogance would find it difficult to dispute his greatness – an international title would only cement his status as the best player of his generation. Cristiano Ronaldo feels, though, that Portugal would be worthy recipients of the European Championship trophy in Paris on Sunday evening. "I believe that all these boys deserve it," the Seleccao skipper stated after…

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Barca’s bad Messi “campaign” Latest News Spain 

Barca’s bad Messi “campaign”

When Barcelona launched their hashtag campaign to gather support for Lionel Messi in the wake of his conviction for tax fraud, they must have expected fans across the globe would get behind the best player on the planet. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was sentenced to 21 months in jail, alongside his father, while the forward has been fined €2 million, after they were found guilty of defrauding Spain's tax authority of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009. Barca launched the #WeAreAllLeoMessi campaign on Twitter to generate support from the club's fans…

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Real Madrid 1 : 1 Atletico Madrid Latest Highlights 

Real Madrid 1 : 1 Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid earned Europe's biggest club trophy for a record 11th time by defeating Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties, as the Champions League final finished 1-1 after extra-time on Saturday. Sergio Ramos' first-half goal was cancelled out by Yannick Carrasco in the 79th minute, but neither team could find a winner in 120 minutes. In the shootout, Atletico's Juanfran hit the post and Cristiano Ronaldo delivered the clinching penalty for Real to secure their second Champions League title in three years, and their fifth since 1998. Real were in control…

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Luckiest Champions League finalists ever? Champions League Latest News Spain 

Luckiest Champions League finalists ever?

If Real Madrid win the Champions League, nobody can say they didn't deserve it. However, Zinedine Zidane's side sit just 90 minutes from the trophy having faced Roma, Wolfsburg and Manchester City en route to the final – probably the most accessible route to the final fixture. After winning a group that featured Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo with Rafa Benitez in charge, Madrid changed coach in January and under Zidane, the 10-time champions have made it all the way to Milan. First up for Madrid in the knockout rounds…

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RUMOURS: Kante to Real Madrid? England Latest News Spain 

RUMOURS: Kante to Real Madrid?

Real Madrid told to sign Kante          Real Madrid's hierarchy have been told by the club's scouts to sign Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante and see him as the 'new Claude Makelele'. Terry offered Brondby manager job          Chelsea captain John Terry is set to be offered a quick route into football management by Danish side Brondby, whose owner Jan Bech Andersen is friends with the 35-year-old. Atletico step up Lukaku interest          Atletico Madrid's pursuit of a new striker has led them to…

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Real Madrid kiss goodbye to La Liga Latest News Spain 

Real Madrid kiss goodbye to La Liga

Real Madrid can kiss goodbye to La Liga for another year. Zinedine Zidane's men dropped two more points in the Primera Division on Sunday and now need a miracle to catch Barcelona. It isn't going to happen. Barca beat Las Palmas in a hard-fought match on Saturday and after their 2-1 win in Gran Canaria, goalscorer Luis Suarez said: "These are the games that win you league titles." And 24 hours on, those seemed like wise words. While Barca came through their tough test, Madrid flunked theirs with a 1-1…

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Las Palmas 1 : 2 Barcelona Latest Highlights Spain 

Las Palmas 1 : 2 Barcelona

The Uruguayan opened the scoring by turning in a fine cross from Jordi Alba, and his strike partner was on hand to seal three points by converting a rebound from close range Liga leaders Barcelona were made to sweat in the Canary Islands, but finally prevailed over determined Las Palmas thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Neymar.  Suarez, who now boasts a phenomenal tally of 41 goals in 37 games for the Spanish, European and world champions, saw his early opener cancelled out by Willian Jose in the 10th…

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Neymar: Lionel Messi’s penalty pass was meant for me, not Luis Suarez England Latest News Spain 

Neymar: Lionel Messi’s penalty pass was meant for me, not Luis Suarez

Barcelona forward Neymar said Lionel Messi’s penalty pass to Luis Suarez in Sunday’s 6-1 win over Celta Vigo was meant for him instead.¬†With Barcelona leading 3-1 in the 82nd minute, Messi stepped up to the penalty spot, but instead of shooting, he laid the ball off for Suarez to rush onto it and complete his hat trick. But Neymar claimed he was the intended target when the players initially tried out the audacious attempt.”It was for me, we had practiced it in training!” he said with a smile. “Leo and…

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