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Real Madrid's James Rodriguez set to miss clasico vs. Barca with injury

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti expands on the rumours that Carlo Ancelotti has been warned a second time by the Real Madrid board, but doesn't believe the coach is in any real danger of losing his job.

James Rodriguez is not expected to be fit in time for the clasico against Barcelona on March 22.

James fractured a metatarsal on Feb. 4 during the Sevilla match and underwent an operation the following day.

The Colombia international was given an estimated recovery time of two months, with doctors predicting he would be able to return to action on April 14 or 15 -- the Champions League quarterfinals.

To date, the midfielder has missed the Champions League last-16 first leg with Schalke and five...

Mario Mandzukic given chance to shine in Antoine Griezmann's absence

ESPN FC's Tommy Smyth weighs in on Atletico Madrid's nil-nil draw with Sevilla.

When Atletico Madrid's squad was disbanded last summer there were a number of players that were going to be hard to replace, however the biggest question marks surrounded how Diego Simeone was going to supplant Diego Costa and his 27 La Liga goals.

Los Colchoneros looked to share the burden, bringing in Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich and a diminutive sidekick in the form of Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. Initially, there were teething problems; while Mandzukic may have scored on debut...

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Dani Alves' agent says he is close to signing with another club

Luis Enrique says he may play Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Villareal.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says his side will play to win their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg against Villarreal, despite holding a 3-1 lead.

Dinorah Santana, Dani Alves' agent, says that while contract negotiations with Barcelona have gone to the wire in years past, this year may be different for the Brazilian right-back.

"We are close to signing with another club, we are in advanced conversations," Santana told Rac1's "Tu Diras" program on Wednesday. "Barca? Dani [Alves] is still available, but he won't wait much longer."

Dani Alves is out of contract with Barcelona this summer.

Alves, 31, is out of...

Jerome Boateng: Barcelona wanted to sign me from Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is pleased with how many goals his side have been scoring of late, but still thinks they can get even better.
ESPN FC analyst Gabriele Marcotti talks about how comfortable Robert Lewandowski is in Bayern's set up.
Manuel Neuer made a number of world class saves, as Bayern Munich ran away with a 4-1 win at home to Cologne.

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has revealed that Barcelona made attempts to sign him last year, saying he wants to stay with the Bundesliga champions for years to come.

Boateng, 26, returned to German football in 2011 after a year at Manchester City and has become a key component of the Bayern back line.

He signed a contract extension until 2018 in December and explained that Barcelona had tried to lure him to La Liga in the summer.

He told Sport Bild: "I don't know how much they bid for me...