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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea celebrates at the end of Wednesday’s match at the Bernabeu

Did Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea come of age against Real Madrid?

United keeper has been hit and miss this season but his coach tells Ian Herbert the club are confident he has a bright future at Old Trafford

David De Gea repels a shot from Real Madrid with his foot

Manchester United's David De Gea vows to have last laugh when he proves critics wrong in second leg of Champions League against Real Madrid at Old Trafford

David De Gea has vowed to prove his critics wrong in the upcoming fixture against Real Madrid at Old Trafford

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea

Champions League: Alex Ferguson defends 'wobbling' David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper has come in for criticism since moving to Old Trafford

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Wayne Rooney is a 'freckled demon' and a 'hooligan' according to Spanish newspaper

Manchester United striker targeted ahead of Champions League tie against Real Madrid

Cesc Fabrega is congratulated by Santi Cazorla as Spain beat Uruguay

Vicente del Bosque successfully blooding new Spain generation as World Cup winners beat Uruguay

The world and european champions won 3-1 last night

Cesc Fabregas struck for Barça at the Bernabeu last night
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Real Madrid players' ultimatum over future of Jose Mourinho 'totally false'

Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos demanded transfers if manager was not removed according to report

Andres Iniesta of Barcelona celebrates scoring the third goal with his teammates during the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona

Barcelona equal best start to La Liga with entire team developed at academy

As well as equalling the best start to La Liga, Barcelona's 4-0 win at Levante on Sunday was an extra source of pride for the Catalan club as it was achieved playing with an entire team of players developed through their academy for most of the match.

Roberto Mancini managed to inspire a fightback from his side

James Lawton: Roberto Mancini has to retreat but at last his Manchester City side resemble a fighting force

The degree of the failure could only be measured by the ease which Borussia Dortmund were winning the group

Olivier Giroud scored a dramatic late equaliser
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Gordon Banks concerned by lack of competition for England number one jersey

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks believes complacency is England number one Joe Hart's only barrier to becoming the best in the world.

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'Spain rewrites history': The Spanish press reaction to Euro 2012 triumph

The Spanish media has been heaping praise on their national side following their spectacular 4-0 victory over Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo is unceremoniously halted last night

Cristiano Ronaldo conjures tricks aplenty for Portugal - except when it really mattered against Spain

It felt wrong that Cristiano Ronaldo did not take one. Portugal's captain had done everything else last night: left-winger, centre-forward, creative midfielder. He must have been waiting to take the fifth kick, the final kick, to win the shoot-out against Spain. But he never got the chance, as Bruno Alves missed and Cesc Fabregas scored.

Vicente del Bosque stops any Real-Barça rivalry in his squad

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque relishing France quarter-final

Vicente del Bosque has said he is looking forward to facing France in the quarter-finals of the European Championships on Saturday but has warned against complacency on the part of the world champions.

Xabi Alonso: Kept possession. Played simple ball (pictured). Stunning vision. Split Irish defence in half on numerous occasions. Substituted for Javi Martinez after 65 minutes. 7/10
Xavi Hernandez: Technically superb. Pulled the strings in the middle of the park. Teased and probed in possession and sprayed the ball out wide. Seemed to create space for himself. 8/10 Sergio Busquets: Sat deep, plugged holes, and supplied possession to the more creative Spanish players. 6/10

Xabi Alonso relieved after Spain progress by beating Croatia

Midfielder Xabi Alonso was simply happy that Spain won their group after they came through a nerve-wracking clash with Croatia to reach the European Championship quarter-finals.

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