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In April, Levante were 3-0 down at half-time, and in the dressing midfielder Jose Barkero accused some of his team-mates of deliberately not trying

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Xavi and Cristian Tello join Lionel Messi on the Barcelona injury list

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Portuguese defender claims he is already at the best club in the world and is determined to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti's side

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Football League clubs vote to close loan loophole

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Barcelona striker David Villa in hospital with kidney stones

Spain international has failed to recover from kidney stones

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La Liga match abandoned after linesman is hit by umbrella

A Spanish league match between Granada and Mallorca on Sunday was abandoned in the 63rd minute after a linesman was hit in the face by an umbrella hurled from the stands at Los Carmenes stadium.

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Cuts are now biting deep into civic life. One council has even bet its budget on the lottery

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