Revenge on Spanish Minds Before Netherlands Friendly
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Revenge on Spanish Minds Before Netherlands Friendly

Spain crumbled to a humiliating 5-1 loss against the Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup, last June. The Spanish never recovered from the thrashing and failed to make the knockouts.

La Liga: Real Madrid win as warm-up injury halts Gareth Bale's home bow
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La Liga: Real Madrid win as warm-up injury halts Gareth Bale's home bow

Despite going a goal down to Getafe, Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Isco and Pepe gave Real a 4-1 victory.

UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo treble guides Real Madrid to 6-1 Galatasaray rout
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UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo treble guides Real Madrid to 6-1 Galatasaray rout

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti made Gareth Bale wait to make his European debut with the nine-time winners as he started on the bench before coming on for the final half-hour.

Isco, David Silva to miss Spain's friendly against Chile
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Isco, David Silva to miss Spain's friendly against Chile

Chile play Spain in a friendly meant to prepare them for their respective regional qualifying tournaments. So far, Chile, led by coach Jorge Sampaoli, have at least secured a place in the playoffs for a ticket to the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

La Liga round-up: Real Madrid wins before Gareth Bale joins, Lionel Messi scores 3
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La Liga round-up: Real Madrid wins before Gareth Bale joins, Lionel Messi scores 3

Having gone scoreless in Madrid's first two wins to start season, Ronaldo headed in Madrid's second goal in first-half injury time to add to Francisco "Isco" Alarcon's 26th-minute opener from Karim Benzema's pass. Benzema assisted Isco again in the 73rd for his third goal in as many games since joining from Malaga this offseason.

La Liga: Isco double maintains perfect start for Real Madrid
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La Liga: Isco double maintains perfect start for Real Madrid

Isco's brace and Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the season gave Real Madrid a 3-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao.

La Liga: Karim Benzema winner helps Real Madrid grind out Granada win
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La Liga: Karim Benzema winner helps Real Madrid grind out Granada win

Real Madrid made it two wins from two games under Carlo Ancelotti after Benzema swept home from close range after just 10 minutes.

Let Gareth Bale join Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane tells Tottenham
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Let Gareth Bale join Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane tells Tottenham

Although he has yet to make a formal transfer request, Bale is thought to be frustrated by Spurs' refusal to sell him, while the English club are said to be holding out for in incredible 100 million pounds.

Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid hit six past Bournemouth
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Cristiano Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid hit six past Bournemouth

Real's visit to the English holiday resort was one of the more unlikely warm-up fixtures in recent memory, but the presence of such a star-studded line-up sparked a frenzied response in the usually sleepy south-coast town.

Isco signing confirmed by Real Madrid
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Isco signing confirmed by Real Madrid

The midfielder will presented on July 3 after undergoing a medical. "Real Madrid and Malaga have reached an agreement for the transfer of Francisco Roman Alarcon Isco, who will be tied to the club for the next five seasons," said a statement on Madrid's website.

Real Madrid say they are set to sign Isco from Malaga
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Real Madrid say they are set to sign Isco from Malaga

Since Malaga lured him away from Valencia in 2011, Isco quickly became a team leader with his passing, dribbling and goal scoring. He netted 12 goals in all competitions for the Costa del Sol side last season. Isco will now have to compete for playing time with a star-studded group of attacking players that features Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil...

Isco deal done claims Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
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Isco deal done claims Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

The former Valencia man will become Madrid's first major signing of the close season with Real set to pay around 30 million euros ($39 million,

Real Madrid set to sign Malaga's Isco: reports
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Real Madrid set to sign Malaga's Isco: reports

Madrid are expected to spend 30 million euros ($39.6 million,

Thiago Alcantara hat-trick sees Spain retain European U-21 title with 4-2 win over Italy
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Thiago Alcantara hat-trick sees Spain retain European U-21 title with 4-2 win over Italy

Spain, who have the upper hand in Under-21 finals with Italy - leading 2-1 after this victory that handed them a fourth title - took less than seven minutes to open the scoring with a nicely worked goal.

Manchester City, Real Madrid offers 'on the table' - Isco
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Manchester City, Real Madrid offers 'on the table' - Isco

Malaga midfielder Isco has had offers from Manchester City and Real Madrid to leave the Andalusian club in the coming weeks, he revealed in comments published on Monday.

Isco gets maiden Spain call-up as Torres misses out
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Isco gets maiden Spain call-up as Torres misses out

Isco, who recently signed a contract extension with Malaga, is just 20 but is one of the most exciting prospects in the Spanish game right now and has been linked with a host of top European clubs.

Isco brace helps Malaga trounce Zenit
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Isco brace helps Malaga trounce Zenit

Two stunning goals from Spanish forward Isco helped Malaga to a 3-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg in their Champions League group stage opener.

Spanish newcomers vie for Euro 2012 spot
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Spanish newcomers vie for Euro 2012 spot

A fresh crop of Spanish players are vying for a spot on the reigning champions' squad for Euro 2012 during two pre-tournament friendlies over the coming week.

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