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  • Valencia's Champions League bid hit by Rayo draw 2 days ago

    Valencia dropped more points in their pursuit of a Champions League place with a Dani Parejo free-kick rescuing a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano as both sides finished with 10 men after a stormy La Liga clash on Thursday. Fourth-placed Valencia, who have just two wins from their last six games,...
  • UEFA not taking action over Carvajal bite allegations April 15, 2015

    UEFA are not taking any action against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal over allegations that he bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. European soccer's governing body said in a statement that proceedings had been opened against hosts Atletico over "blocked stairways" and a pitch invasion....
  • UEFA must act if Carvajal bite evidence conclusive, says Gabi April 15, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has called on UEFA to act if there is evidence Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. Carvajal, who could in any case be sanctioned by European soccer's governing body over a punch he threw at...
  • Dani Alves to leave Barcelona at season end, says agent April 10, 2015

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona have been hit by the news that Brazilian international rightback Dani Alves will not be renewing his contract and plans to leave the club when his current deal expires at the end of the season. Alves' agent Dinorah Santana gave the news at a press conference on Friday,...
  • Valencia beat Deportivo 2-0 to move 3rd in Spanish league March 14, 2015

    Valencia: Dani Parejo and Paco Alcacer scored goals in the second half to help Valencia beat Deportivo la Coruna 2-0 and move into provisional third place in the Spanish league on Friday. Deportivo held its own at Mestalla Stadium through the first half, but Valencia increased the pace after the restart...
  • Resurgent Valencia well placed to secure Europe return March 9, 2015

    Madrid: After failing to qualify for Europe last season, Valencia are heading into the final weeks of the La Liga campaign in a strong position to secure a lucrative berth in continental competition for next term. The recent takeover of the club by Singapore billionaire Peter Lim appears to have breathed...
  • Barcelona stars return to training, Dani Alves trains individually February 6, 2015

    Madrid: Following two days of rest, FC Barcelona players returned to training with the notable absence of Brazilian right-back Dani Alves, who trained individually. Barca were Thursday preparing for Sunday's game against Athletic Bilbao in Spanish La Liga's 22nd round, in which Brazilian defender Douglas Pereira will be absent due to...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga January 26, 2015

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them January 24, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona's recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season. Wednesday's 1-0 King's Cup quarter-final, first leg win at home to Atletico Madrid was Barca's...
  • Champions League: Arsenal and Galatasaray charged over flares October 2, 2014

    Arsenal and Galatasaray are facing disciplinary action after supporters of the Turkish club lit red flares and threw them onto the pitch, briefly holding up play, in their Champions League group match on Wednesday. UEFA said in a statement that disciplinary proceedings had been opened against Arsenal for "insufficient organisation" and...
  • Barcelona defender Dani Alves back for Champions League September 17, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Dani Alves has recovered from a left knee problem and has been included in the team's squad for their Champions League opener. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has also included Brazilian back Douglas for the first time since his signing. Barcelona play Cypriot club APOEL at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Luis...
  • Barcelona likely to have Dani Alves back for APOEL game September 16, 2014

    Barcelona should have right back Dani Alves back for Wednesday's Champions League Group F opener against Cypriot side APOEL, coach Luis Enrique said on Tuesday. Brazil international Alves has yet to be given the allclear by club medical staff due to a sore knee and missed Saturday's 20 La Liga win...
  • Now Showing: Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic on his movie 'Tigers' September 6, 2014

    Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic speaks about his movie 'Tigers' which is likely to be released in India in 2015. Emraan Hashmi plays the lead in this movie. ...
  • Valencia romp to 30 win over 10man Malaga August 30, 2014

    Valencia's Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the firsthalf dismissal of Malaga's Sergi Darder to win 30 at the Mestalla on Friday. Malaga had the better of the opening stages and Roque Santa Cruz failed to make the most of a...
  • Dani Alves discussing Barcelona future with coach July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Brazil back Dani Alves is meeting new Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in hopes of locking down his future at the Spanish league club. The 31yearold right back is in the last year of his deal, and has been linked with French club Paris SaintGermain. Alves arrived on Tuesday to speak with...
  • Brazil's Dani Alves says opening match as important as final June 10, 2014

    Teresopolis, Brazil: Brazil are looking to send a message to supporters and rivals in the World Cup's opening match, right back Dani Alves said on Monday, raising the stakes for the clash against Croatia. A lacklustre 10 win over Serbia in Friday's warmup game brought jeers from the home crowd and...
  • World Cup pressure giving Brazil's Luiz sleepless nights May 21, 2014

    Brazil defender David Luiz says he is having sleepless nights worrying about the World Cup, while his team mate Dani Alves describes the intense pressure of being tournament hosts as "delicious". "We are anxious, I wish it was starting tomorrow," Luiz said at a commercial event in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. "Some...
  • Villarreal fined for Alves 'banana' incident May 8, 2014

    Madrid: Villarreal have been fined 12,000 Euros ($16,700) by the Disciplinary Committee of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) for the racist incident in their El Madrigal Stadium April 27 which saw a fan throw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves. The club, which has no previous history of racism among...
  • La Liga: Villarreal fined over bananathrowing incident May 7, 2014

    Villarreal have been fined 12,000 euros by the Spanish soccer federation after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona's Dani Alves during last month's La Liga match at El Madrigal, the club said on Wednesday. The penalty comes after widespread support from celebrities and public figures for the Brazil defender, who...
  • Dani Alves slams 'backward' Spain, wants bananathrower shamed April 29, 2014

    Dani Alves has hit out at Spain for being "very backward" in its approach towards racism and believes the fan who hurled a banana on the pitch in Barcelona's game away to Villarreal on Sunday should be publicly shamed. Images of the Brazilian picking up the banana and taking a bite...
  • Footballers go 'bananas' on social media in support of Dani Alves April 29, 2014

    Barcelona have defended Dani Alves for his response to a racist taunt when a banana was thrown at him in Sunday's 32 win at Villarreal, and he responded by picking it up and eating. Soon after the incident, Alves' Barca teammate Neymar posted a photo of himself with a peeled...
  • Barcelona back Dani Alves in racist banana taunt April 28, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona have defended Dani Alves for his response to a racist taunt and teammate Neymar posted a photo of himself with a peeled banana on the internet in support. Alves, who is black, was about to take a corner in Sunday's 32 win at Villarreal when a banana was thrown...
  • Watch: Barcelona defender Dani Alves picks up, peels, coolly eats a banana thrown at him by racist heckler before taking corner kick April 28, 2014

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves showed the world how to deal with racial abuse on Sunday night. Alves, who has had bad experiences in the past, nonchalantly picked up a banana thrown at him by someone in the crowd, peeled and ate it before taking his position for a corner kick...
  • Knee injury sidelines Arbeloa for 6-8 weeks March 15, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa will be sidelined for nearly two months by a knee injury, putting the Spain international's participation at the World Cup in jeopardy. Arbeloa said his right knee is worse than he thought "but if everything goes well, I'll be out from six-to-eight weeks." The 31-year-old right...
  • City win shows Barca's strength, says Martino March 13, 2014

    Barcelona showed their true quality by eliminating Manchester City from the Champions League, their coach Gerardo Martino said in response to questions about a poor run of form by his team. While it was not a vintage performance from the Catalan side, they showed the right intensity and flashes of quality...
  • Valencia stun Barcelona 32 in Spanish league February 1, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona stumbled to a 32 home loss against Valencia on Saturday, giving Atletico Madrid a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Spanish league. The Spanish champion's decision not to sign a defender during the January transfer window may have backfired after Valencia took advantage of...
  • Southampton's Osvaldo heading to Juventus in loan deal January 31, 2014

    Southampton's controversial forward Dani Osvaldo is set to join Serie A leaders Juventus on loan after only six months with the English Premier League club, Italian media reported on Thursday. Gazzetta dello Sport said the fiery Italy international, who became Southampton's clubrecord signing when he joined for 15 million pounds from...
  • Southampton suspend record signing Dani Osvaldo January 23, 2014

    Southampton suspended their club record signing Dani Osvaldo for two weeks on Thursday following an incident at the club's training ground. Southampton did not reveal what had happened but in a statement on their website (www.saintsfc.co.uk) said: "The club has taken swift and proper action for what it considers a breach...
  • Southampton striker Osvaldo suspended for 3 games January 4, 2014

    London: Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has been suspended for three matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($65,000) for violent conduct during a Premier League match against Newcastle. The 27yearold Italian was charged by the Football Association for his angry reaction to Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin being shown a yellow card for a...