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"¡No pasaran!", the cry on Madrid's barricades in the Spanish Civil War, could serve as a slogan for Real Madrid's defence at present were it not so politically inappropriate, Real being aligned, in the public mind, with the forces of General Franco rather than the left-wing Republic.

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Why reservoirs cannot supply southern England's water

Real destruction by Deportivo marred by racism

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Beckham's sublime touch inspires Real

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Ronaldo double destroys Atletico

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