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Madrid, Barcelona, Oviedo.
Sports Columnist — Guardian

Football, politics, history, sunsets, Estela, mugs, bad jokes, #tsfp. Author 'Fear And Loathing in La Liga' & 'Catholicism, War and the Foundation of Francoism'

David Moyes’s first taste of La Liga has a distinctly British flavour — The plane came down and went up again, then came down and went up again. Twice it tried to land and twice it failed, so it climbed back through the wind and the rain and turned south, inland away from the Atlantic.

David Moyes’s Real Sociedad held at Deportivo La Coruña in first game — At the whistle, David Moyes emerged from the bench and applauded the two hundred Real Sociedad fans who had gathered high in the far corner. His new supporters applauded back. Twelve days after taking over, Moyes's debut ended with a 0-0 draw at Deportivo La Coruña.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi breaks La Liga goalscoring record vs. Sevilla — Barcelona's Lionel Messi broke Telmo Zarra's all-time La Liga goal-scoring record of 251 goals with a hat trick vs. Sevilla on Saturday. Messi opened the scoring on 21 minutes to equal Zarra's feat before netting again on 72 minutes to make it 252 Liga goals in 289 appearances and take him beyond the former Athletic Bilbao forward.

Telmo Zarra was La Liga's undisputed goal king -- until now — The station master at Asua station in the province of Vizcaya, northern Spain, was handing out tickets when he heard the fireworks go off. He looked up from his desk and asked, "What was that?" Was there some kind of local fiesta going on?

Lionel Messi's words bring his Barcelona future into question — "I live the present. All I am thinking about is making this a great year and winning titles, and that's it," Lionel Messi said. But that was not it. "After that, we'll see," he continued. "Football is full of unexpected twists and turns ...

Lukas Podolski: I must speak to Arsène Wenger about my Arsenal future — Lukas Podolski has admitted that he wants to speak to Arsène Wenger about his future at the club. The 29-year-old said that while he is happy at the Emirates he is concerned at how little he is playing this season.

Spain 0-1 Germany | International friendly match report | Football | The Guardian — Between them, they have won international football's last four major tournaments but for eighty-nine minutes Spain and Germany could not manage a goal. And then Toni Kroos struck a superb winner from twenty-five yards. The Real Madrid midfielder's shot skidded low and flew into the bottom corner beyond Casilla.

'FIFA virus' wreaking havoc on Spain — Cesc Fabregas briefly joined up with the Spain squad this week. He was only at the federation's headquarters for a couple of hours, but at least he was there; Diego Costa did not make it at all.

David Moyes: Real Sociedad job is the biggest challenge of my career — New Real Sociedad coach David Moyes believes taking over at the Basque club represents the biggest challenge of his career and said he was itching to show what he can do as he seeks to restore his tattered reputation.

David Moyes can restore Real Sociedad back to where they properly belong — Real Sociedad needed a convincing performance and David Moyes needed convincing. There were about 10 minutes to go until kick-off against Atlético Madrid on Sunday when the club's president, Jokin Aperribay, spoke to a reporter from Canal Plus, the channel broadcasting the game.
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Nov 25, 2014

RT @migerucb: If Agüero had played at 60% of his potential, Argentina would have won the World Cup. It can't be said enough

Nov 25, 2014

RT @MattGWilson92: @sidlowe Harsh on the opener, was a brilliant ball from Lampard that Aguero probably would have buried had he not been fouled

Nov 25, 2014

RT @RealOviedoWFC: NOTICE! Join Real Oviedo supporters for Spanish Cup game vs Real Sociedad (D.Moyes) in London. FF @ROviedoLondon

Nov 25, 2014

RT @OptaJoe: 10 - Sergio Aguero has now scored 10 goals in 11 Champions League appearances since the start of last season. Deadly.

Nov 25, 2014

Aguero. The milk, the dog's dinglie-danglies

Nov 25, 2014

Aguero hat-trick. 3 assists from Bayern.

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