Real, Atletico Madrid both win in La Liga
Real, Atletico Madrid both win in La Liga

Real Madrid remained on top of the Spanish Primera Liga after coming back from a goal down to defeat Real Sociedad 4-1 while rivals Atletico stayed in touch with the football league leaders with a 3-1 win over Eibar.

Ronaldo-less Madrid too strong for Moyes`s Sociedad
Ronaldo-less Madrid too strong for Moyes`s Sociedad

 Real Madrid recovered from an awful start to move four points clear at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar
Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar

 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has told Neymar to carry on regardless after the Brazilian received criticism for provoking Atletico Madrid players with his "nutmegging and talking".

Monaco sign Brazilian striker Matheus Carvalho on loan
Monaco sign Brazilian striker Matheus Carvalho on loan

French top flight club Monaco have agreed a loan deal to bring Brazilian striker Matheus Carvalho from Atletico Barra da Tijuca to the Louis II stadium, the club announced Saturday. 

Results change everything here: Xavi Hernandez
Results change everything here: Xavi Hernandez

FC Barcelona captain and Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez has said that his team should not be judged solely on results, contending that the Catalans did actually play well in the match they lost 0-1 to Real Sociedad at Anoeta stadium Jan 4.

Cristiano Ronaldo's absence can boost Gareth Bale's game
Cristiano Ronaldo's absence can boost Gareth Bale's game

Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will not be available for his team for the next two games due to suspension.

David Moyes tests Real Madrid mettle without Cristiano Ronaldo
David Moyes tests Real Madrid mettle without Cristiano Ronaldo

David Moyes will face the biggest test of his brief spell in charge of Real Sociedad when the Basques visit Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Michael Laudrup eyes retirement despite Qatar success
Michael Laudrup eyes retirement despite Qatar success

Michael Laudrup could quit coaching in a year, with the Dane reluctant to grow old on the bench after turning 50 last June, the former Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker told Reuters.

Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent
Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent

Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday.

English clubs dominate international transfer deals - FIFA
English clubs dominate international transfer deals - FIFA

 English clubs are spending more money in the international transfer market than any other country in the world according to a FIFA report published on Wednesday.

Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi
Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi

 Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression must be punished: Neymar
Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression must be punished: Neymar

Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba.

Valencia down Sevilla to move into fourth
Valencia down Sevilla to move into fourth

Valencia leapfrogged Sevilla into fourth in La Liga with a 3-1 win over the Andalusians in a match filled with controversy and three penalties on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real
Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real

A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas.

La Liga: Gareth Bale nets winner as Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, Barcelona hit six against Elche
La Liga: Gareth Bale nets winner as Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, Barcelona hit six against Elche

Gareth Bale scored a late winner from the penalty spot after Cristiano Ronaldo had been sent off for the ninth time in his career as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Cordoba 2-1 on Saturday.

Bale penalty rescues Real after Ronaldo sent off against Cordoba
Bale penalty rescues Real after Ronaldo sent off against Cordoba

 Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as leaders Real Madrid came from behind to beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday thanks to a late Gareth Bale penalty.

Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco enters politics
Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco enters politics

Cuauhtemoc Blanco, one of Mexico's most popular professional football players, has filed papers to run for mayor of Cuernavaca, a city 30 minutes from the Mexican capital.

Arsenal handed defender Gabriel Paulista boost
Arsenal handed defender Gabriel Paulista boost

Premier League giants Arsenal appear to have received a boost in the race to sign defender Gabriel Paulista in the January transfer window.

Luis Enrique brushes off concern about Suarez form
Luis Enrique brushes off concern about Suarez form

Barcelona are not concerned about Luis Suarez`s lack of goals in his first few months in Spain and are confident the Uruguay forward will rediscover his scoring touch soon, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.

In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them
In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them

Barcelona`s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season.