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HISTORIC: Villa scores first goal in New York City FC history

Wednesday February 11 2015,

Tags: David Villa, MLS, Frank Lampard, New York FC

Second consecutive debut that Villa scores in. Frank Lampard will be his teammate once he is done with Manchester City.
David Villa is already making an impact with his new MLS team and the season has not even started. The striker scored the first ever goal in the history of his new team, New York City FC.

It happened on Tuesday night against Scottish side St. Mirren at the new Manchester City Academy. Even for someone who has played for bigger clubs such as Valencia, Atletico and Barcelona, this was something...

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MLS at the Crossroads—Donovan and Henry exit under a cloud of labor unrest

As Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry leave, Frank Lampard, David Villa and Kaka arrive to take their place
The champagne soaked streamers have been discarded and the Stubhub Center has been shuddered until next spring.  Landon Donovan, the face of the league for the past decade, has cleaned out his locker and has moved on to greener (or grayer) pitches. The LA Galaxy, winners of three of the past four MLS Cups, will fight on with Robbie Keane, the reigning league MVP and defensive stalwart Omar Gonzalez....

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David Villa kisses Spain goodbye [Pics, stats, reaction]

Monday June 23 2014,

Tags: FIFA World Cup, World Cup 2014, Australia, Spain, David Villa

The game against Australia was David Villa's last international game.
David Villa played his last game with his national team against Australia, in a game that was irrelevant for the 2014 World Cup. With 97 caps and 59 goals, the Spanish striker will no longer be playing for la Furia Roja.

Casillas consoles Villa after getting subbed off in his last game for La Roja.

— Alex (@RM_Insider) June 23, 2014

After Villa...

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TRANSFER: NYC FC has secured signature of Spanish striker David Villa

Monday June 2 2014,

Tags: David Villa, MLS, Atletico Madrid, La Liga

La Furia Roja's all time top scorer has decided to move across the pond to continue his club career.
New Major League Soccer club New York City FC (known as NYC FC) have signaled their intent at becoming one of the top sides the league.

It is a milestone for football in the United States, as the club will not only be the first ever in sports-congested New York City but also is the second for the New York surrounding area after the New York Red Bulls.

Certainly, they face stiff competition...

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Barcelona vs Atletico live: Watch Spanish Super Cup crowning on August 28, 2013

It's time for the second leg of the 2013 Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid. The Camp Nou will be on fire with this huge fixture which you need to watch live.
Preview: Which player will be the Supercopa de Espana hero?

With Lionel Messi back from injury, it is hard to predict which star will settle the game for his respective team, tonight; that is, if the battle sees a clear Man of the Match winner. In the first leg, David Villa’s opening goal almost gifted Atleti a valuable victory at the Vicente Calderon. 

However, Neymar had...

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Barcelona vs Atletico: Messi, David Villa or Neymar - Who will steal the show?

A 1-1 first leg between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona has setup an exciting return fixture at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
Will David Villa's return to the Nou Camp be a pleasant one?

As time went on at the Vicente Calderon, Atletico Madrid fans were growing anxious for the final whistle. David Villa's first match against his former club saw him slot a well struck volley into the Barcelona goal, giving Atletico fans hope.

With Messi on the bench due to an apparent injury, Neymar had to come to the rescue...

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Atletico vs Barcelona - Supercopa de Espana 2013: Watch live on August 21

David Villa will meet his former teammates in Wednesday's first leg of the Spanish Supercup at the Vicente Calderon. How will Barcelona do against Diego Simeone's dangerous Atletico Madrid?
Preview: Gerardo Martino to make justice to 'favourites' tag

Martino's career at Barcelona could not have started any better than it did. A 7-0 victory over Levante had Barcelona fans happy, and despite the astonshing result, Barcelona's style of play looked similar to the style they played under Pep Guardiola.

Their match on Wednesday night will be a tougher task for the Catalans, but...

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Transfer debate: David Villa's low fee marks Barcelona's poor strategy

The recent sale of David Villa to Atletico Madrid has definitely raised quite a lot of questions on the credibility of Barcelona’s poor strategy that was never a subject of interest earlier.
Reigning La Liga champions, Barcelona have agreed to sell star forward, David Villa to Atletico Madrid for just 5.1 million euros, a deal that is indeed a bargain for the capital club as they have just acquired a player who has won everything club and international football has on offer. 

Villa’s joining is subject to a medical and if he leaves Vicente Calderon before his contract...

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Barcelona transfer: David Villa going to Atletico for rejuvenation?

Tuesday July 9 2013,

Tags: Atletico Madrid, David Villa, Barcelona

After beating Tottenham Hotspur to his signature, Atletico Madrid have indeed acquired the services of a highly talented player. However, it remains to be seen if Villa will hit the same heights at Vicente Calderon or not
Barcelona confirmed that they have reached an agreement with fellow La Liga rivals, Atletico Madrid over the transfer of Spanish forward, David Villa. The World Cup winner will move to the Vicente Calderon after he agrees on personal terms and passes a medical. The signing is a bargain for Atleti who make an initial payment of 2.1 million euros and will then pay 3 million euros to the Catalonians if...

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BREAKING: Barcelona agree deal to sell David Villa to Atletico Madrid

Monday July 8 2013,

Tags: David Villa, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid

Barcelona star David Villa is set for his fifth spell at a Spanish club after the Catalan club confirmed of a deal being agreed with Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish sensation was hotly linked with a move to the Premier League, where he was being tracked by the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. Arsenal had reportedly made an inquiry for the 31 year old during the January transfer window, but the deal never materialized.

The deal is believed to yield a total of 5.1 million Euros, with Barcelona receiving 2.1 million this season with the...

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Social Media Rankings: Top 10 Footballers of June 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar had the strongest influence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; whereas David Beckham was the winner on Tencent.
The social media data compiled by our friends over at Starcount for the top ten footballers in June 2013 revealed that the Premier League still has some walls to scale when it comes to player popularity.

La Liga vastly garnered the most attention, with its superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kaka underlining the weight of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s online fan base, along with...

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Transfer: Barcelona’s Villa and Thiago Alcantara joining Spurs and Man United?

Barcelona are set to lose two of their star players, as David Villa and Thiago Alcantara attract interest from Premier League sides.
Both players saw limited outings last season for Barcelona and will be hoping that a switch to Premier League clubs can better their chances to cement a place in the Spanish squad as it prepares for the World Cup in Brazil next year.

Thiago Alcantara had his release clause reduced from a massive 90 million Euros to just 18 million thanks to his lack of playing time for the club last season....

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Barcelona face selection headache in the absence of mercurial Lionel Messi

Saturday April 6 2013,

Tags: Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, Lionel Messi

When Mallorca visits Camp Nou later tonight, the 19th placed side will be hoping for a less severe encounter due to the absence of star striker Lionel Messi.
Messi picked up a hamstring injury recently and is fighting hard to find fitness for the match against PSG.

Meanwhile, manger Tito Villanova will be forced to make a decision regarding whom to play in the centre up-front. The possible choices he has have been discussed below:

Cesc Fabregas

Since his move to Spain, the Spaniard’s reputation as an efficient force up front has...

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Should Vicente Del Bosque shun the false nine role for the important tie against France?

After seeing Cesc Fabregas struggle for the national team in a false nine role, Vicente Del Bosque might be looking at other players who could perform better down the middle.
Over the years, we have seen trends in modern football change quite drastically. From the fall of the 4-4-2 formation, to the rise of 4-5-1, managers have been modifying their tactics with varying success since the turn of the current millennia.

However, there is one tactical choice that has been used with extreme caution by a selected few top managers of the game. Out of these managers, most...

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Barcelona debate: Is rejuvenated striker David Villa the Catalans’ Plan B?

Tuesday March 19 2013,

Tags: David Villa, Barcelona

A deadly Messi-Villa combination ensured Barcelona maintain their 13 point lead at the top of the table, defeating Rayo Vallecano 3-1, the prolific duo played part in all three goals scored in the night.
After suffering a lengthy spell on the Barcelona bench, David Villa has made an inspiring comeback into the first team.

The Spanish international suffered a horrific injury back in December 2011, forcing him out of action for almost seven months. His prolonged absence kept him out of Spain’s successful Euro 2012 campaign, but the worst was yet to come for El Guaje. Upon his anticipated return...

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Transfer Deadline: Five players likely to make a last-minute move

With deadline day quickly approaching, managers are preparing to make last ditch bids to secure some new signings.
Deadline day has to be one of the most interesting days in the world of football. Whether it is the August transfer deadline or January, football fans look forward to seeing if their favorite club will bring in any new faces.

For some, it is a day to celebrate some new signings, while for others, it is a day to ask questions of their clubs management.

Thursday will bring us some very...

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Transfer news: David Villa is going nowhere, says Barcelona’s Tito Vilanova

Monday January 14 2013,

Tags: Transfer, Barcelona, Arsenal, David Villa, Copa del Rey

David Villa is not going anywhere. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is adamant that the player’s future is with the Blaugrana as Arsenal have reportedly ended their pursuit of the Spanish striker.
“David will not leave, we are very happy with him,” Tito Vilanova was quoted as saying by reporters on Sunday night.

Referring to the Spanish striker’s feat against Cordoba last Thursday, the Barcelona coach recalled:

“The other night, he scored two good goals.”

David Villa has indeed proven to be a great asset for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey. He...

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Málaga vs Barcelona Preview

Saturday January 12 2013,

Tags: Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Malaga, La Liga, David Villa, Alexis Sanchez

Fresh from their massive triumph in midweek, Barcelona will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga on Sunday when they come up against fourth place Malaga at La Rosaleda.
Team News & Analysis

There were doubles for Alexis Sanchez and David Villa on Thursday in Barca’s 5-0 win over Cordoba. Yet, the two forwards could miss the challenge against Los Boquerones for fitness reasons. Following the full availability of newly-crowned Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Pedro – who were all absent in the Copa del Rey this week...

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Barcelona vs Córdoba Preview

Tuesday January 8 2013,

Tags: David Villa, Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Cordoba

Barcelona won the first leg in this tie by two goals and Barca coach Tito Vilanova surprised everyone by fielding a strong team with Lionel Messi leading the attack.
This fixture, however, could be different considering the away goals and home advantage that Barca enjoys over second division side Cordoba. 

Match analysis

Lionel was stretchered off the pitch in a match before he faced Cordoba, and many feared that the Argentinean would be out for weeks. However, he shook off the injury and scored a brace in that match.

He was recently crowned...

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Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid Preview

Saturday December 15 2012,

Tags: Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Llorente, Messi, David Villa

Atletico Madrid suffered the most humiliating defeat at Camp Nou last season losing five goals to nil against Barcelona.
Now the circumstances have changed and Atletico are competiting with Barcelona for the title. With six points behind the league leaders, this is a must win game for the  Los Colchoneros.

Team news

Cesc Fabregas was substituted early in the first half for Alexsis Sanchez, after the Spainiard complained of a thigh injury and he may not play until next year. 

Atleti player...

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