The Substitution
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Max Grieve (@maxjgri)
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    We tried to resist, but the sight of David Beckham and his glorious moustache turned us. For the next two-and-a-bit weeks, we’re going Olympic. Because we don’t know much about Greco-Roman wrestling, this just means more photos. Godspeed, athletarum.

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  • Ronaldo calls for calm after scoring his team’s second goal at the Camp Nou – effectively winning the league for Madrid for the first time in four years. Check out our reaction to the Clásico – "This is not a post-mortem".

    Photograph: Getty Images

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  • Oh, it’s football left, right and centre! Chelsea face a trip to the Emirates to try to keep up with Newcastle and Tottenham in the race for fourth, before they head to the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Real Madrid will be there first though, as they look to effectively wrap up La Liga at their rival’s home ground. From London to Barcelona, there’s much to be won before the day is over.

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