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Real Madrid goalkeeper emerges as a target for Manchester City

Euro Zone: Messi is magic as Ronaldo fails again

"It's not about me being better than Cristiano Ronaldo it is about Barcelona being better than Real Madrid," said Lionel Messi after his 40th goal of the season gave the Spanish champions their fourth win over their great rivals inside two years.

Spotlight on the World Cup contenders: Spain

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England move up to eighth as Egypt drop out of top 10

Egypt's presence in the top 10 of Fifa's world rankings proved short-lived as the Africa Cup of Nations winners dropped from 10th to 17th in the latest edition published before they took on England in last night's friendly match at Wembley.

Guardiola delighted with Barcelona character

"Pep Guardiola is a bit like Cervantes" one Spanish journalist had written on the morning of Barça versus Madrid. "Cervantes did not invent the Spanish language but nobody has ever used it better."

Messi and Ronaldo lead World Player shortlist

Reigning FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is in the running to retain his title after being named on a 23-man shortlist for this season's award.

Clubs and FA failing the next generation

Talking point

Torres wants Alonso to stay

Striker Fernando Torres has insisted it would be "a serious loss to Liverpool" if Xabi Alonso completed a move to Real Madrid.

Madrid insist Fabregas is not a target

Real Madrid sporting director Miguel Pardeza insists Cesc Fabregas is not a target as the Spanish giants search for an alternative in case they cannot persuade Liverpool to part with Xabi Alonso.

Dempsey condemns Spain to first defeat in three years

Spain 0 United States 2

Casillas denies interest from Manchester United

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has heard nothing from Manchester United or any other club about a possible transfer and sees his long-term future at the Bernabeu.

Dimitar Berbatov: 'If someone has great qualities, they don't need effort'

His attitude wins few admirers, but Dimitar Berbatov won't change for Wednesday's big match. He tells Sam Wallace about smoking, his work rate, and why he would rather leave penalties to others

Robben to miss El Clasico

Arjen Robben has been ruled out of next month's El Clasico with yet another muscle injury.

Reds go on the rampage as Real are ripped apart

Liverpool 4 Real Madrid 0 (Liverpool win 5-0 on aggregate)

James Lawton: Torres lights up Anfield with his sheer brilliance

Rafa Benitez no doubt mentioned it to all his players. It was time to lay down a little bit of intimidation, the kind that might reach into every corner of Europe. But then, who knows, he might have had a special word with Fernando Torres.

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