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2dDermot Corrigan

Ramos 4/10 as red card caps off Madrid misery

Real Madrid appeared to be easing to victory vs. Girona in before game turned around as Sergio Ramos saw red in his 601st appearance for the club.

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2dSamuel Marsden

Pique 8/10, Alena 7/10 as Barca edge Valladolid

Barcelona were a tad off in their final tune-up before their UCL tie in midweek but not Gerard Pique, who continues to shine in 2018-2019.

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3dESPN

Ramos tricked over Ajax booking - Solari

Real Madrid head coach Santi Solari believes Sergio Ramos answered "trick question" over his late yellow card vs. Ajax.

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3dSid Lowe

Why Betis and Quique Setien will never change

Real Betis are a controversial club in Spain thanks to a manager, Quique Setien, who won't change his style of play. Then again, why should he?

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4dAdriana Garcia

Atletico cut ties with youth academy founder

In an interview with El Pais, Manuel Brinas said earlier this week that he had sexually abused a minor when he was a friar between 1973 and 1975.

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5dDermot Corrigan

Bale faces 12-game ban for Atletico celebration

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could receive a La Liga ban after being reported for 'a gesture of possible obscene and derogatory meaning.'

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6dReuters

Barca boss: La Liga should play 3 games abroad

The Catalan giants were to play Girona in Miami last month but those plans were scrapped in December due to opposition from various football bodies.

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7dDermot Corrigan

Real resurgence owes a lot to "new" Benzema

Karim Benzema was used to being part of the supporting cast at Real, but since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure, he's taken an active leadership role.

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8dSam Marsden

Sources: Barca have doubts over Coutinho fit

Philippe Coutinho has been taken off in each of Barca's last three matches and his position is now under threat with the return of Ousmane Dembele.