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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Simeone’s troops go to war in Madrid derby


Diego Costa goal vs Real Madrid

La Liga is officially a three horse race. Not since Javi Irrueta’s Deportivo or Los Che under Rafa Benitez have we really been able to say it without real conviction.

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Marcelo: Why the Real Madrid man is key to Brazil’s 2014 World Cup hopes


Marcelo playing for Bazil

If Marcelo dreamt of making his debut for Brazil, he probably envisaged a backdrop more glamorous than a dreary Tuesday evening in North London. White Hart Lane will now forever be in the memory of the Real Madrid left back as the ground where he first laced those boots up to step out for the  Seleção. I was there that night in 2006 to see the Brazilian supporters out in full force and a game that Brazil were worthy of a 2-0 win.

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Mahamadou Diarra: A great signing that has fallen under the radar


Mahamadou Diarra Fulham FC

I may well be in the minority when it comes to getting excited about a defensive midfielder, and while I would never expect a 30-year old joining a mid-table Premier League side to bump talk of England off the back pages, Fulham fans will surely not be the only ones fascinated by the arrival of Mohamadou Diarra.

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