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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a brace against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona and Real Madrid win 3-0 as La Liga draws closer to conclusion

Tito Vilanova's side close in on title

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates one of his goals against Galatasaray as Lionel Messi prepares for PSG quarter-final

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The stars of Barcelona and Real Madrid are vying to be Champions League top scorer

Barcelona's goalkeeper Victor Valdes is unable to react to PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi's defelcted shot

PSG must sustain high tempo at Nou Camp against Barcelona says Carlo Ancelotti

The French side recorded a 2-2 draw in Paris

David Beckham: Former England captain has indicated he would like to stay on at PSG

Bayern Munich rev up for Juventus Champions League test

Bayern Munich will be in buoyant spirits for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final match with Juventus tomorrow after they thrashed Hamburg 9-2 at the weekend, the biggest Bundesliga win for 13 years, keeping them 20 points clear at the top. Juventus, meanwhile, beat Internazionale 2-1 on Saturday at San Siro, to keep their nine-point lead at the top of Serie A.

Lionel Messi trains with his Barcelona team-mates

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AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani hopes Ballon d'Or winner has a night off

<b>David Beckham - £175m</b><br/>
The Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder played an important role in both teams' success domestically and in European competitions. David Beckham recently signed a five month deal with Paris Saint-Germain and committed his entire salary to a local children's charity.

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Frenchman also says former team-mate can expect a warm reception from the Old Trafford faithful

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