Andres Iniesta

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Spain have been crowned European champions for the second consecutive time after beating Italy 4-0 in a commanding performance in Kiev on Sunday night. Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sealed victory for La Roja in a one-sided game, and put Vicente del Bosque's men into the record books. There…
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Euro 2012’s final between Spain and Italy is set to be an interesting tactical battle, as the sides look to outfox their opponents in the pursuit of glory. A number of individual match-ups across the park will play their role in deciding the victor; here are five to watch. Andres Pirlo vs Xavi – As…
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Sunday's Euro 2012 final sees holders Spain take on dark horses Italy in Kiev, in what should be a cagey last game to the tournament. Although the world champions go into the game as overwhelming favourites, the manner of the Azzurri's win over Germany will be a cause for concern for Vicente del Bosque and…
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Spain and France meet on Saturday in a mouth-watering Euro 2012 quarter-finals clash, with a close game predicted between two of the tournament's favourites. Spain qualified top of Group C after beating Republic of Ireland and Croatia, and drawing with Italy. Vicente del Bosque's men have not been at their ominous best as yet in…
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So often the question is posed – What if Barcelona and Real Madrid were one? Who would get in the final 11? It would be easy to just select Barca players throughout, seeing as how they are the current Spanish and European champions, but here is my take. Goalkeeper – Iker Casillas: The undisputed Real…
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Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gomez are pals off the field, and a dream duo on it, as they proved with Bastian’s superb right-wing cross and Mario’s headed goal just 88 seconds into Saturday's meeting with Nürnberg. “They combined brilliantly," said Christian Nerlinger, although the goal was a touch unusual in one respect, as Schweinsteiger long…
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has hailed David Silva as one of the best players in the world and admits he is grateful that Spain's loss is City's gain. The City boss admitted surprise that Barcelona and Real Madrid overlooked the chance to sign the midfielder, who signed for City from Valencia in 2009. Mancini…
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Cesc Fabregas made his Barcelona debut last night in an explosive Spanish Super Cup encounter against bitter rivals Real Madrid. The Spanish midfielder marked his £40 million move from Arsenal by coming on as a late substitute and being at the centre of yet another brawl between the two sides. Barcelona triumphed 3-2 on the…
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Improving a team which has won La Liga three times in a row as well as two of the last three Champions League titles is a difficult task. Pep Guardiola however has brought in the excellent Chilean Alexis Sanchez whilst Cesc Fabregas is still very much on the radar. With a wealth of attacking talent…
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Manchester United remain in limbo over the future of top-target Wesley Sneijder after the player admitted he is happy to remain at Inter Milan. The Dutch international is valued at £35 million and United are said to be willing to meet the price as well as his wages of around £200,000 a week. Sneijder has…
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When 7-year-old Kai Fifield set off for a family holiday to Barcelona, little did he know that his life could be set to change forever. The aspiring footballer asked to join a five-a-side game in the shadow of the Nou Camp but had no idea the players he were facing were products of the Barcelona…
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Cesc Fabregas will report back to Arsenal today to begin pre-season training, but he is hoping to return to Spain for good when Barcelona president Sandro Rosell returns to the Nou Camp tomorrow. The Spanish midfielder was due to catch a plane to England from Spain last night and join up with his Arsenal team-mates…