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Villarreal's Pires eyes first away win over Real

January 1, 2009
After a decade of trying, Sunday could be the day Villarreal finally claim three Primera Liga points from Real Madrid at the Spanish champions' Santiago Bernabeu home, according to midfielder Robert Pires.

Villarreal have failed to beat Real away in nine attempts since making their top-flight debut in the 1998-99 season, but the Frenchman said their battling performance against leaders Barcelona in the last round has given them confidence.

"On the one hand we are happy with ...

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