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COPA DEL REY

Madrid Confirm Solari As Permanent Manager

Real Madrid have made Santiago Solari the club’s new permanent coach, after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions' fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. Solari was handed the role of caretaker manager of Real on 29 October and has led Real to four wins out of four games, with 15 goals scored and only two conceded - the best start of any manager in the club's history. The club were ninth when he assumed control and they are now sixth, four points adrift of leaders Barcelona and are…

Record Barcelona Signing Coutinho Out For Three Weeks

Barcelona have confirmed Philippe Coutinho will not be able to make his debut until at least the end of January due to a thigh injury. The 25-year-old, who will finalise a move to the LaLiga leaders on Monday for a reported fee of €160million, has not played since December due to a muscle complaint. The Brazil star passed his Barca medical on Monday but tests confirmed he will be sidelined for roughly 20 days. Coutinho is therefore expected to miss Thursday's Copa del Rey clash with Celta Vigo and league matches…

Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar Make Final Three-Man FIFA Best Player Shortlist

Neymar was named alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the three-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, which was announced in London on Friday. Brazil superstar Neymar, 25, won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona last season before joining Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster 222 million euros ($266 million) move that smashed the world transfer record. Ronaldo, 32, is the overwhelming favourite to win the award, having led Real Madrid to the La Liga title and a third Champions League success in four…

Diego Simeone Extends Atletico Madrid Stay

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has signed a new two-year contract with the Spanish La Liga club. The Argentine international was appointed in 2011 and helped Atletico to win the La Liga in 2014, he also won the Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Europa League and UEFA Cup as well as reaching two Champions League finals, both of which ended in defeats by rivals Real Madrid. Simeone has recorded 200 wins, drawn 67 and lost 54 in the 321 games he has managed. The 47-year-old who has won a total 5 trophies at the…
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