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Rampant Real riding high after ‘Clasico’ triumph

Rampant Real riding high after ‘Clasico’ triumph

October 26, 2014

MADRID, Oct 26 — Real Madrid’s decision to sell midfielders Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria left many scratching their heads and consecutive La Liga defeats as well as a reverse to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup set alarm bells ringing at the Bernabeu. Toni Kroos, who joined from Bayern Munich while Alonso went the other way, was seen as a poor substitute for the experienced Spain midfielder, while James Rodriguez, top scorer at the World Cup finals in Brazil with six goals,... Read more

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Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy is surrounded by fans after the warm up session of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur October 26, 2014. — Reuters pic

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy is surrounded by fans after the warm up session of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur October 26, 2014. — Reuters pic Read More