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Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and talking about football for Newstalk and others.

La Liga Betting: Messi Uncertainty Could Lead To A Nervy Camp Nou — Atletico are without regular centre-half Miranda, who picked up a hamstring injury with Brazil last week. The loss is on first glance a blow for Colchoneros coach Diego Simeone, however the 30-year-old's form had not been great, and he was poor in the 2-1 win at Real Sociedad before the international break.

Cristiano Ronaldo deserves 2014 Ballon d'Or win says Brazil great Ronaldo — Former Brazil international Ronaldo says that Cristiano Ronaldo is having a more memorable 2014 than Lionel Messi, and has backed the Real Madrid superstar to win this year's Ballon d'Or award.

Barcelona president blames 'outside' pressure for Lionel Messi exit rumours — Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists that Lionel Messi is happy at the club, and suggests external issues including his tax issues were behind suggestions the 26-year-old could leave the Camp Nou in the coming years.

Lionel Messi happy but would not rule out Barcelona exit — Lionel Messi's father says his son is happy at Barcelona, but if the club were to accept an offer from elsewhere then a move would be considered. Messi Jr. re-opened the debate over his future this week when he surprisingly suggested to Argentine newspaper Ole that he could leave the Camp Nou next summer, in quotes which suggested he felt he was being pushed away by some inside the Catalan club.

Lionel Messi unlikely to leave Barcelona says Gerardo Martino — Argentina coach Gerardo Martino feels it would be "difficult" for Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, while saying the most important thing is that Messi enjoys his football wherever he is playing.

Lionel Messi hints at uncertainty over long-term Barcelona future — Lionel Messi has appeared to suggest that he could leave Barcelona next summer, in a surprise interview in which he appeared to suggest that some at the Camp Nou would be prepared to let him go.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo better for competition, says Mascherano — Javier Mascherano says personal competition between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has driven both superstars to ever greater heights. Messi, 27, and Ronaldo, 29, have clashed many times over recent years in club level clasicos between Barcelona and Real Madrid, with the Argentine having the upper hand for some years, but the Portuguese having had the better of things over more recent times.

Belgium's Vincent Kompany to miss Wales tie, out for up to 12 days — Vincent Kompany will miss Belgium's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales due to a calf problem which could keep the Manchester City captain sidelined for up to 12 days. Kompany, 28, suffered the injury in City's 2-1 Champions League defeat to CSKA Moscow last week, and underwent a scan in Manchester on Monday.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots plans talks with Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen — Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has said he plans to travel to Barcelona to talk to Thomas Vermaelen and find out why he has not yet featured for the club. Defender Vermaelen joined Barcelona from Arsenal for 15 million euros in the summer but has yet to feature for his new club, with fitness issues having kept him on the sidelines so far.

Luis Suarez: I was treated like a criminal; Barcelona move done 'in secret' — Luis Suarez has revealed that he felt he was finalising his summer transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona in an "undercover operation" and that he felt like a criminal after being told to leave the Uruguay camp at the World Cup this summer.
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Nov 22, 2014

Moyes: "I came here tonight expecting, hoping and doing everything possibly we can to win, but in the end maybe a draw was the fair result.”

Nov 22, 2014

Moyes on first half incident: “I was in my dugout and he was in his. I dont know what happened. But he seemed quite angry about someting.”

Nov 22, 2014

RT @OptaJose: 0 - Real Sociedad have kept their first clean sheet in a La Liga game since April of 2014 against Real Betis. Bolt.

Nov 22, 2014

Moyes off bench on final whistle and onto pitch to applaud the [few] travelling fans in far corner. Sends players over to em too.

Nov 22, 2014

FT Depor 0-0 Real Sociedad. Moyes first game in La Liga not exactly a thriller, but he'll likely be happy enough with performance & point.

Nov 22, 2014

Decent tackle by Granero in the box to stop Cuenca in tracks. He's worked hard / got stuck in pretty well tonight.

Nov 22, 2014

On loan Real Madrid teenager Jose Rodriguez not settling for this yet .... nice run into the box and shot bringing save from Zubikarai.

Nov 22, 2014

Both coaches / teams looking happy enough with a point now.

Nov 22, 2014

Decent chance for Vela... played in by Pardo but forced a bit wide and shot into side netting.

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