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  • Bale, Ronaldo give stuttering Real Madrid relief at Eibar

    Real Madrid got their La Liga title challenge back on course despite an underwhelming performance as goals from Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo handed them a 2-0 win at Eibar on Sunday. In front of a capacity 6,000 crowd at Ipurua, Madrid did little to dispel the doubts caused by their 4-0…

  • Benitez hails hard-working Madrid bounceback win

    Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez lauded his players' work rate despite another underwhelming display as they beat Eibar 2-0 on Sunday to close to within six points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga. Gareth Bale's first Madrid goal in three months just before half-time and Cristiano Ronaldo's late…

  • Messi, Neymar, Suarez strike to keep Barca rolling

    Barcelona maintained their four-point lead at the top of La Liga on Saturday thanks to another clinical display from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez to down Real Sociedad 4-0. Atletico Madrid kept the pressure on the European champions thanks to Antoine Griezmann's solitary goal in a 1-0 win…

  • 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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  • Luis Enrique sees Ronaldinho traits in Neymar

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes Neymar is following in the footsteps of fellow-Brazilian Ronaldinho after he sealed another two-goal display with a fabulous individual effort as Barca beat Villarreal 3-0 on Sunday. Neymar has now scored 11 times in just 10 La Liga appearances this season as…

  • 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…