VILLARREAL

The Fan That Chucked A Banana At Dani Alves Was Banned For Life

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After a fan threw a banana at FC Barca's Dani Alves, Villarreal revoked the fan's membership card and banned him for life.

VIDEOS

Champions League: Has the Rest of Europe Caught Up To The Top Teams?

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Upsets are common in world football but when so many top clubs fall simultaneously, its no fluke.

VIDEOS

10 Points From The Champions League Semi-Finals

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Begrudgingly, I was denied an El Clasico Champions League Final.

VIDEOS

Champion’s League Semi-Finals Recap: Bayern Munich Outduels Real Madrid, Chelsea Beats Barcelona

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A <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/real-madrid">Real Madrid</a> vs <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fc-barcelona">FC Barcelona</a> Final.

VIDEOS

Champions League Recap: Madrid, Munich & Chelsea Win, Milan & Barcelona Scoreless

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The Champions League's version of the elite eight kicked off their first leg match ups this week.

VIDEOS

The Greater Goal: Messi’s Free Kick Or Ronaldo’s Backheel?

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Michael Jordan didn't give fair warning <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJfhWRTUgnI&feature=related">when he jammed home a missed</a> Scottie Pippen free throw.

Zenit

Champions League: Week One Recap

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The first week of matches in the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League didn't provide too many surprise results but with top clubs like AC Milan and defending champions FC Barcelona listed on the fixture schedule, great soccer was sure to be seen.

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Ronaldo Not Enough: Real Madrid Falls To Barcelona Yet Again

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The last time FC Barcelona and Real Madrid met in the Copa del Rey, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/cristiano-ronaldo">Cristiano Ronaldo</a> and company took the trophy in the Final.

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Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid 3-1 In Final Clasico Of 2011

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fc-barcelona">FC Barcelona's</a> goalkeeper flubbed a clearance resulting in a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/real-madrid">Real Madrid</a> goal in the first minute of the game but with a little luck and resiliency, Barcelona won 3-1 to tie their rivals as league leaders in Spain.

VIDEOS

Champions League Recap 11.23: FC Barcelona Rolls AC Milan, Chelsea Falls

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Soccer fans don't have NBA withdrawal; we have the Champions League.

SOCCER

Why Would Someone Ever Cheat On Shakira?

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Gerard Piqué has a lot going for him.

SOCCER

The Best Football Played In Dallas Since 1995

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Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has two notable features -- a facade that looks like it could start independently spinning and become the Event Horizon at any moment, and an enormous, punt-blocking, mid-field scoreboard that takes up most of the stadium's free space and threatens to fall and crush us all.

WAYNE ROONEY

The Dust Settles: Domestic League Title Races Wrap In Europe

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/on-futbol-usa-vs-paraguay-and-precipitation"> Over in the soccer world, championships were decisively won and lost this past weekend. Beginning in Spain, only five points separated <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fc-barcelona">Barcelona</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/real-madrid">Madrid</a> in their annual two-horse race at the start of Saturday morning.

#Facebook

Manchester U. Fans Win This Round

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A new study by the social media service FanGager has determined that the “fans” on Manchester United’s Facebook page are the most active of any fan page on Mark Zuckerberg’s cash cow.

Spotlight

Lace Up: FIFA 11 Demo For PS3 & Xbox 360

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=134085"> Fifa 11 follows NBA 2K11's footsteps with a recent release on the PS3 and <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802454108f3/?of=1">Xbox 360</a>.

Spotlight

The Transfer Season Begins: Villa to Barca, Aguero to Chelsea?

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<a href="http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=779543&sec=transfers&cc=5901"> In the midst of a tight title race, Barcelona seems to be eager for greater separation from Madrid come next season. If <a href="http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=779543&sec=transfers&cc=5901">preliminary reports</a> out of Spain are to be believed, then the biggest transfer of the summer is complete and David Villa will soon don the blaugrana.

Xavi Hernandez

Lionel Messi & FC Barcelona As The Little Giants

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<a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/377427-lionel-messi-the-undisputed-king-of-football"> Any recent soccer coverage (especially from that of a non-football site) must make mention of Lionel Messi. Over <a href="http://soccernet.espn.go.com/match?id=275769&cc=5901">the past month</a> in particular, <a href="http://soccernet.espn.go.com/report?id=290169&cc=5901&league=UEFA.CHAMPIONS">the play</a> of the little Argentine has suggested that he could be the greatest soccer player ever—at 22, mind you.

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic FTW!

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The first <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cl%C3%A1sico">El Clásico</a> of the season has come to pass, and the evenness of the affair shouldn't have been too surprising.




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