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Arsenal were left with a sense of injustice after seeing Robin van Persie controversially sent off as they were knocked out of the Champions League again by Barcelona in the Camp Nou following a 3-1 loss.The Dutchman was a shock inclusion for the Gunners, who led 2-1 from the first leg, having recovered quicker than expected from the knee injury he sustained in the Carling Cup final. Continue reading

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid (L) looks on as Eric Abidal (2ndR) of Barcelona gestures after Barcelona  scored five goals againts Real Madrid, during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou Stadium on November 29, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.

A second-half brace from David Villa led Barcelona to an incredible 5-0 rout of Real Madrid in El Clasico and saw the Catalans leapfrog their fierce rivals – who lost for the first time under Jose Mourinho – at the top of the Primera Division. Continue reading

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (L) and his teammate Xavi Hernandez look on during the La Liga match between Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona won the match 3-1.
Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona overcame an unjust offside decision to beat Villarreal 3-1 at the Nou Camp and move provisionally above fierce rivals Real Madrid – who play Sporting Gijon on Sunday – at the top of the Primera Division table after 11 matches. Continue reading