A blow to his arm will rule Lionel Messi out of the next three weeks, with this the 21st injury of the 31-year-old’s career. In total, he has missed 80 club matches through injury and is now expected to miss another six. Over these 80 matches, Barcelona have won 48 times, drawn 17 times and lost on 15 occasions, making 

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It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win the Ballon d’Or this year with Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric being the three finalists. Lionel Messi isn’t contesting the award for the first time since 2006, leaving the door wide open for a newcomer to break the long-running dominance held by himself and Ronaldo. In truth, few 

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors who accused him of a €3.3 million (£3 million) tax fraud. The Old Trafford boss was handed six-month jail sentences for each of two charges of financial crimes, as part of the plea bargain with prosecutors, Spanish newspaper 

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Former Brazilian international striker Ronaldo has become majority owner of newly-promoted La Liga side Real Valladolid. The Real Madrid and Inter Milan legend has bought 51 per cent of the Spanish club’s shares for a reported £27.4m, the club announced at a press conference on Monday. Despite now being the majority shareholder, the two-time Ballon 

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Real Madrid’s high-flying start to the LaLiga season continued with a convincing 4-1 victory over Leganes on Saturday night at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. A brilliant Karim Benzema bagged a brace, while Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos added scores to earn Real three points against their crosstown rivals. There were moments during the first half when memories of last season’s Copa del Rey defeat to Leganes in the Bernabeu 

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