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IBTimes Special: A tour of Ronaldo-owned Spanish club Real Valladoid’s home stadium ‘José Zorrilla’ [Pics and Video]

In the heart of the region of Castille and Leon, lies one of the most historic cities in Spain: Valladolid. The city has been home to kings, poets, dramatists, perfectly preserved medieval architecture and, of course, a passion for good football. It is also the hometown of Real Valladolid, one of the clubs with the longest history in LaLiga Santander.
After an extraordinary promotion in their LaLiga campaign of 2017/18, the club managed to avoid relegation on the penultimate match day to extend their stay in the league for another year. It was a rapturous end to the season for Los Pucelanos, as Valladolid fans are known, who filled the stands of their beloved José Zorrilla stadium throughout the season.
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Bangalore club South United FC aim for the stars by appointing former Manchester City player Terry Phelan as Director

Terry Phelan and Alfred Fernandes.IBTimes India Football in Bengaluru has seen a massive boom in the last decade with many clubs being founded and academies being made, dedicated to the sport. The success story of Karnataka football started with Bengaluru FC who brought the city's name in the map of Indian football. Since inception, the club from the garden city has won the I-League, ISL and also played the AFC Cup 2016 final as the first Indian club to do so.
During the early days of Bengaluru FC as one of the giants of Indian football, another club by the name of South United FC was formed in the city of Bengaluru, with a vision of providing a base to the youngsters and creating a team, having Indian youth for the future.
The journey of the club has not been that easy for the last few years, as they struggled to get in the top five of the Bengaluru Super Division league last season and also could not qualify for the final round of I-League second division. But they have the vi..

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Durand Cup 2019, semi-final: Gokulam Kerala vs Quess East Bengal: Preview, Live Streaming and how to watch in India

QEB vs GKFC.Twitter Quess East Bengal FC are going to fight it out against Gokulam Kerala FC in the first semi-final of the ongoing Durand Cup 2019 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The Red and Gold brigade who won all the group fixtures will be riding high on confidence whereas the Kerala-based football club are also on a winning spree in the tournament.
Preview, Prediction and Schedule QEB.Instagram Quess East Bengal had a good start to their Durand Cup campaign winning the first two matches without even conceding a goal. They comfortably defeated Army Red in their first fixture of the tournament followed by a 6-0 drubbing of Jamshedpur FC. Alejandro Menendez's men faced a minor hiccup in their third and final fixture against Bengaluru FC.
A young and fast Bengaluru side were running all over the park in the first half of the match. Ajay Chettri drew first blood slotting one home past QEB goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte to make it 1-0 for the Bangalore-based side.
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Transfer news: Lionel Messi requests Barcelona chiefs to sign Neymar?

Lionel Messi and Neymar.Reuters Argentina's football star Lionel Messi has reportedly requested Barcelona chiefs to sign Brazilian striker Neymar from PSG. The Barcelona officials are actively trying to get the signature of the Brazilian star to please the Argentine, reported Spanish newspaper Marca.
Neymar has earlier expressed his desire to move out of the French club and also had not gone to training so that the club officials sell him. He desperately wanted to move back to Barcelona but according to speculations, he was also in talks with Real Madrid for a move in exchange of Luka Modric plus cash.
The Real Madrid players have talked with the 27-year-old star player and informed him that he would be welcomed in the colours of the Los Blancos.
Neymar.Reuters However, Barcelona is also set to make an offer for the striker on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy next season. According to reports, PSG are open for talks with Barcelona and can let go of the 27-..

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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, EPL 2019-20, Week 2: Live streaming, how and where to watch in India

Manchester City.Twitter Defending English Premier League champions Manchester City will fight it out against Tottenham Hotspur in their second fixtures of this year's edition of the tournament at the Etihad Stadium on August 17.
The Sky Blues are riding high on confidence after they thumped West Ham at the London stadium whereas Tottenham will try to build on their 3-1 win against Aston Villa after they came back from a goal down.
Preview, Prediction and Schedule Manchester City.Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images The defending champions have started their premier league season in style with a dominating 5-0 victory over the Hammers as Raheem Sterling netted a hattrick. The best thing about their victory was that their whole team performed well and it was not due to any individual brilliance. Moreover, City were without the services of Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva and the way they played was very much positive for their coach Pep Guardiola.
Riyad Mahrez caught the eye..

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Real Madrid vs Celta Vigo, La Liga 2019-20: Preview, Prediction, Schedule, Live Streaming, how and where to watch in India

Real Madrid.Twitter The 33-time La Liga champions Real Madrid will fight it out against Celta Vigo in their first fixture of this year's edition of the tournament at the Balaidos stadium on August 17. The Los Blancos will be looking forward to a good start to the tournament after a miserable last season in both La Liga and Champions League whereas Celta Viga also will look forward to getting a good start to their season.
Preview, Prediction and Schedule Real Madrid.Twitter Real Madrid after having a horrifying season last year have made many changes in their whole set-up. They have brought in star players like Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo Goes to give a major boost to their squad. The Los Blancos had a very poor pre-season campaign and had troubles with their defence. Last season they were placed third in the league table at the end of the season having a 19 points difference with champions Barcelona. After the Catalan club's los..

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La Liga 2019-20, Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao: Preview, Schedule, Live Streaming, how and where to watch in India

Barcelona.Twitter Defending La Liga champions Barcelona will take on Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames stadium in the opener of this year's edition of the tournament on August 16. The Blaugrana will be looking forward to a winning start after a good pre-season campaign while Bilbao will have their task cut out to keep their opponents at bay.
Preview, Prediction and Schedule Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Nathan Stirk/Getty Images The 26-time La Liga champions will be aiming to start their campaign on a high. They have been impressive in their pre-season games and are raring to go for a superb display against Napoli. The Catalan club will miss the services of their leader and legendary footballer Lionel Messi who is still recovering from an injury.
But they have an impressive attacking trio to start with, consisting of Ousmane Dembélé, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann. The defending champions also have a promising young footballer named Frenkie De Jong who was a very impo..

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[Watch] Argentine footballer shakes a leg on Shah Rukh Khan’s famous ‘Baazigar O Baazigar’ song

Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images Shah Rukh Khan better watch out! He may have competition for his stardom from an unexpected quarter. Argentine footballer Roberto Pereyra, who plays for Watford FC in the English Premier League, decided to leave his fans as well as lay viewers enthralled by his dance performance to the famous Bollywood song 'Baazigar O Baazigar' from the 1993 Bollywood thriller 'Baazigar' featuring King Khan himself.
The 28-year old footballer is a multi-faceted talent who plays in both the midfield and as a forward. His club career started in his own country with the team River Plate in 2009 before he moved to the Italian Serie A in 2011 and played for Udinese. His career took a positive turn when the heavyweight of Italian football, Juventus, bought him on loan from Udinese in 2014 before including him as a full-time recruit.
While being with Juve, Pereyra enjoyed considerable success as his team won back to back titles in the Serie A. He joined the Eng..

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Durand Cup 2019, Bengaluru FC vs Quess East Bengal FC: Preview, Schedule, Live Streaming and where to watch in India

Durand Cup. Twitter Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC will fight it out against Quess East Bengal in a group-stage fixture of the Durand Cup 2019 at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. The Red and Gold Brigade who won their first two fixtures in a convincing manner will be riding high on confidence whereas the Blues will be on the back foot after a lacklustre draw in the first match of the tournament.
Preview, Prediction and Schedule QEB.Twitter The Bangalore-based team played out a hard fought 1-1 draw in their first fixture of the tournament. They will be looking forward to being back to winning ways for their survival in the tournament. The defending ISL champions are not fielding their first team in the tournament. So, the best thing they can do is to keep their defence organised and not let Quess East Bengal score. It will be difficult for the Naushad Moosa-managed outfit to stop the attacks of the Red and Gold Brigade as they are without anyone from their first ..

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EPL Week 1 Manchester United vs Chelsea: Preview, prediction, schedule, live stream and where to watch

David de Gea.Reuters. Twenty-time English Premier champion Manchester United will take on Chelsea at the Old Trafford stadium on August 11. The Red Devils had a good pre-season campaign and they will look forward to starting the tournament with a win. Chelsea also had an unbeaten pre-season campaign and are raring to go on the field.
PREVIEW, PREDICTION AND SCHEDULE
Manchester United players train.Nathan Stirk/Getty Images Manchester United finished in the sixth spot last season. They had a pretty mediocre season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and saw manager Jose Mourinho been removed and replaced. The Norwegian coach had a dream start as the caretaker coach but when he was made the permanent coach United got a reality check.
After last year's below-par performance, United fans hope to see some major signings this season. The Red Devils signed Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James. They even sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan without getting any replacement, w..

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