Always a menacing presence, Darth Vader walks on the pitch prior to start of Atletico Madrid's match against Villarreal at the Vicente Calderon.
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"La Masia, Don't Touch It"
Barcelona fans display a large banner protesting FIFA's decision to ban the club from signing players until the summer 2015 transfer window before Barca's La Liga match vs. Real Betis.
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Fortunate enough to finish the match, Schalke's Joel Matip takes a hard shot to the face during his side's clash against Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Bayern Munich players pose for the camera prior to their Bundesliga match at SGL Arena. Bayern's 53-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Augsburg on Saturday.
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Real Betis' Lorenzo Reyes pleads to La Liga referee Prieto Iglesias before being shown a yellow card against Barcelona.
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PSG captain Thiago Silva looks on while sporting a Zorro-like mask in Paris Saint-Germain's victory over Reims (Editor's note: Thiago Silva suffered a slight fracture of the left zygomatic and wears the protective mask during matches).
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Protect and serve
Portland Police officer Cassandra Wells sits atop Asher as she watches the crowds before the match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders at Providence Park.
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts after missing a goal-scoring opportunity against Real Sociedad at Estadio Anoeta.
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Christoph Hemlein hopes for divine intervention during the match between NEC Nijmegen and SC Cambuur at Stadion de Goffert.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his two sons, Vincent and Maximilian, look on during PSG's Ligue 1 match against Reims at Parc des Princes. What a guy!
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(L-R) Adelina Chivu, Cristian Chivu, FC Internazionale Milano President Eric Thohir and and Ivan Cordoba pose with Cristian Chivu's after the Romanian footballer announced his retirement from football before Inter's match against Bologna.
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Jaws of life
Making their voices heard, Newcastle fans protest over the club's ownership ahead of their Premier League match between Manchester United at St. James' Park.