David Villa

By IndepthAfrica
In Europe Soccer
Mar 22nd, 2013
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(AFP) GIJON, Spain — Teemu Pukki’s goal 12 minutes from time stunned reigning world and European champions Spain who were held to a 1-1 draw by Finland in their Group I qualifier on Friday. The hosts endured a frustrating first 45 minutes as they struggled to find a way through a camped Finnish...
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Mar 12th, 2013
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  Magical: Lionel Messi celebrates after vanquishing Milan’s first leg advantage   Barcelona marched into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory over AC Milan in the second leg of their round of 16 clash at Camp Nou on Tuesday. The Catalans were tipped for an early exit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2013
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It’s strange to be talking about goalscoring problems for a team that’s scored 82 in only 25 league games so far this season, but the biggest issue facing Barcelona coach Jordi Roura is how to address the alarming lack of penetration shown by his team in recent matches. The Catalan club only had one ...
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Feb 26th, 2013
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Madrid: Playmaker Kaka is hoping to be involved as Real Madrid try to salvage their season when they travel to face Barcelona in the second leg of their Spanish Cup semi-final Tuesday with the tie finely poised at 1-1. The Brazilian scored and helped set up Gonzalo Higuain’s winner as Madrid came fro...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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Why Arsenal should not buy David Villa. Throughout the January transfer window and even part of the summer transfer window many publications speculated over the transfer of David Villa to Arsenal. A player with such a pedigree that he would fit into any team but why wouldn’t he fit in Arsenal t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 4th, 2013
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Barcelona:  Lionel Messi extended his record streak by scoring in his 12th consecutive Spanish league game to give leader Barcelona a 1-1 draw at Valencia, while Atletico Madrid remained perfect at home through 20 games in all competitions. Midfielder Ever Banega struck first for Valencia in the 33rd...
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In Nigeria
Jan 27th, 2013
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MADRID — Lionel Messi became the first player to score in eleven consecutive La Liga matches on Sunday when he hit four as leaders Barcelona eased past a ten-man Osasuna with a 5-1 victory. Pedro Rodriguez got the other and Raoul Loe got a consolation for Osasuna, who played for more than an hour wit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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When Barcelona played Granada last matchweek, Lionel Messi and David Villa were spotted having an altercation on the Camp Nou turf. “Give it to me first time” was what the Argentinian maestro was apparently telling his Spanish counterpart, with lip-readers suggesting that Messi was asking for a quick...
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Aug 26th, 2012
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Osasuna play host to Barcelona this evening in Primera Liga. Osasuna have doubts over Emiliano Armenteros (groin) for tonight’s Liga game, with the midfielder set to be assessed ahead of kick-off. The hosts are definitely without defender Nano (thigh), but new signing Anthony Annan could be inv...
By IndepthAfrica
In Euro 2012
May 31st, 2012
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Barcelona striker David Villa has said that the Spanish national team will be affected by his absence during Euro 2012. The prolific forward believes that La Roja have enough attacking talent at their disposal to secure success, singling out Chelsea’s Fernando Torres for praise. “One is a...