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  • Atletico up to second with Betis win

    Atletico Madrid moved up to second in La Liga as Koke's early strike was enough to earn all three points in a 1-0 win away to Real Betis on Sunday. Diego Simeone's men close to within four points of leaders Barcelona, but now lead city rivals Real Madrid by two points after Barca thrashed Real 4-0…

  • Five conclusions from Barca's thrashing of Madrid

    Barcelona took a huge step towards retaining their La Liga title by moving six points clear at the top with a 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid on Saturday. Here, AFP Sports looks at what can be learned from a bleak evening for Madrid boss Rafael Benitez. Who needs Messi?

  • Suarez, Neymar humiliate Real in 4-0 'Clasico' romp

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona dealt a stinging blow to Real Madrid's title hopes when Luis Suarez and Neymar continued their scintillating form to fire the champions to a stunning 4-0 victory in the La Liga 'Clasico' on Saturday. Suarez struck twice either side of goals from Neymar…

  • Madrid patience running thin with Bale, Ronaldo

    Real Madrid head into Saturday's blockbuster clash with Barcelona on the verge of crisis and in need of the world's two most expensive players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, to prove their worth. Madrid trail Barcelona by three points at the top of La Liga as their "Galacticos" have failed to…

  • Unprecedented security for Madrid-Barca clash

    An unprecedented series of security measures will be put in place for Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in response to the attacks that killed 129 people in Paris last week. Authorities in Madrid confirmed that 1,200 police officers will be deployed, six times the usual…

  • El Clasico to hold minute of silence for Paris victims

    Players and spectators at this weekend's mammoth clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Spanish capital will hold a minute of silence for victims of the Paris attacks, the Spanish football league said Wednesday. The so-called El Clasico that pits the two fiercely rival teams against each…

  • My loyalty wasn't rewarded, says sacked Moyes

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes revealed on Tuesday that he had rejected job offers from other clubs prior to his dismissal by Spanish side Real Sociedad last week. In his first job since being sacked by United in April 2014, Moyes led La Real to a 12th-place finish in La Liga last…

  • New York Cosmos send football great Raul out a winner

    Former Real Madrid great Raul went into retirement in style as his New York Cosmos beat the Ottawa Fury 3-2 to win the NASL title in his final match. The 38-year-old, a multiple La Liga and Champions League winner with Real Madrid, played the full game, setting up third goal of Gaston Cellerino's…

  • Neymar continues to make a case for 2015 Ballon d'Or over injured Messi

    Calling Neymar the best player in the world over Lionel Messi may not sound so crazy with the way the Brazilian has led Barcelona in La Liga and Champions League.

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  • Ronaldo motivated by Messi rivalry

    Cristiano Ronaldo says his fierce rivalry with Lionel Messi provides all the motivation he needs to keep striving for even more success. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo has jousted with Barcelona striker Messi for the La Liga title, the Champions League crown and a host of individual awards since…

  • La Liga goes abroad to try to keep pace with Premier League

    Spain's main soccer league is fighting back against the commercial domination of England's Premier League and is embarking on an aggressive international drive to introduce its top stars and traditional clubs to a greater audience. La Liga has the two best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo…

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  • Suarez, Neymar keep Barca on track, Madrid down Las Palmas

    Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Saturday as Luis Suarez and Neymar once again compensated for the absence of Lionel Messi with a goal apiece in a 2-0 win at Getafe. Madrid were comfortable 3-1 winners over Las Palmas thanks to goals from Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo and…

  • Enrique hails Busquets 'world's best midfielder'

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique described Sergio Busquets as the "best midfielder in the world" after the Spanish international produced another near perfect performance in the Catalans' 2-0 win at Getafe. Luis Suarez and Neymar again carried the goalscoring burden in the absence of the injured…

  • Atletico miss chance to go top with Deportivo draw

    Atletico Madrid passed up the chance to move top of La Liga as Lucas Perez's equaliser 14 minutes from time handed Deportivo la Coruna a 1-1 draw at La Riazor on Friday. The visitors looked set to usurp Real Madrid and Barcelona when Tiago's finely struck opener handed them a half-time lead. …

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  • Real's Benitez rests recovering stars ahead of Paris match

    Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will sit out Saturday's Liga visit from Las Palmas due to injuries, Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has revealed. Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas has been Madrid's outstanding player of the season so far, conceding just three…

  • Barcelona look to youth for Copa del Rey tie

    Copa del Rey holders Barcelona begin their defence of the trophy when they go to third-tier Villanovense for the first leg of their last-32 tie on Wednesday evening. The match has been brought forward from the first midweek in December because of Barcelona's involvement in the Club World Cup in…

  • Ronaldo on target as Madrid end Celta run

    Real Madrid inflicted Celta Vigo's first defeat of the season to move three points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a 3-1 win at Balaidos on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Danilo struck within the first 23 minutes for Madrid, who were also grateful to another spectacular goalkeeping display…