Javier Mascherano admits Barcelona need to improve

Javier Mascherano admits Barcelona need to improve

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano played an important role in his side's 2-0 Champions League win away against BATE Borisov.

Neymar scores four as Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano

Neymar scores four as Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano

Brazilian striker Neymar was FC Barcelona's hero as the Catalan side defeated Rayo Vallecano 5-2 in a game which highlighted their firepower.

Defender Dani Alves back to Barcelona training

Defender Dani Alves back to Barcelona training

Brazilian defender Dani Alves was the latest international footballer to join the Barcelona group in the final training session ahead of Saturday's La Liga clash against Rayo Vallecano in round eight of the competition.

Stuttering Sevilla need to wake up fast, says Vitolo

Stuttering Sevilla need to wake up fast, says Vitolo

Midfielder Vitolo says Sevilla need to wake up quickly, starting with Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Rayo Vallecano, after a woeful start to the campaign has left the Europa League champions rock bottom.

Valencia’s Champions League hopes hit by stormy Rayo draw

Valencia’s Champions League hopes hit by stormy Rayo draw

Valencia dropped more points in their pursuit of a Champions League place with a Dani Parejo free-kick rescuing a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano as both sides finished with 10 men after a stormy La Liga clash on Thursday.

Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano to move up to fourth

Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano to move up to fourth

Europa League holders Sevilla maintained their push for a return to the Champions League next season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo yellow card rescinded by Spanish federation

Cristiano Ronaldo yellow card rescinded by Spanish federation

Real Madrid`s appeal against a yellow card shown to forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday`s 2-0 La Liga win at Rayo Vallecano has been granted by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF), the club said on Friday.

Real Madrid to appeal against Cristiano Ronaldo caution for diving

Real Madrid to appeal against Cristiano Ronaldo caution for diving

Real Madrid have decided to appeal against a yellow card shown to forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Wednesday`s 2-0 La Liga win at Rayo Vallecano that will result in a one-match suspension if it stands.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 300th goal for Real Madrid in Rayo ​Vallecano win

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 300th goal for Real Madrid in Rayo ​Vallecano win

 Cristiano Ronaldo headed his 300th goal for Real Madrid in a laboured 2-0 La Liga victory at neighbours Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday that kept the gap to leaders Barcelona down to four points with eight games left.

Cristiano Ronaldo one shy of his 300th Real Madrid goal

Cristiano Ronaldo one shy of his 300th Real Madrid goal

After scoring five goals against Granada, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to make his Real Madrid tally reach 300 tonight. The European giants will visit Rayo Vallecano and another impressive outing will put pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Gareth Bale doubtful for Real's La Liga clash at Rayo

Gareth Bale doubtful for Real's La Liga clash at Rayo

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has a foot problem and could miss Wednesday`s La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano when Real will look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

La Liga: Selection headache for Ancelotti before Rayo game

La Liga: Selection headache for Ancelotti before Rayo game

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing a midfield selection conundrum for Wednesday`s La Liga match across town at Rayo Vallecano as the European champions look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona.

Third-fourth spots highlight La Liga standings

Third-fourth spots highlight La Liga standings

The battle for third and fourth places in La Liga maintained its tension as Atletico Madrid cruised to a 2-0 win at home to Getafe to keep the pressure on Valencia.

Five Spanish players charged in possible match-fixing scandal

Five Spanish players charged in possible match-fixing scandal

Five Spanish footballers were charged with match-fixing on Friday.

Barcelona set to move four points clear in Eibar visit

Barcelona set to move four points clear in Eibar visit

FC Barcelona have the chance to move four points clear at the top of the La Liga table and continue to pile pressure on Real Madrid when they face SD Eibar at the Ipurua Stadium here on Saturday.

FC Barcelona can't assure Lionel Messi's future at club

FC Barcelona can't assure Lionel Messi's future at club

FC Barcelona director of sport Ariedo Braida said that the club could have problems retaining star striker Lionel Messi.

FC Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 6-0 to go top of La Liga

FC Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 6-0 to go top of La Liga

FC Barcelona marched to the top of the La Liga convincingly thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-1 here.

Elimination unthinkable for out-of-form Real Madrid

Elimination unthinkable for out-of-form Real Madrid

European champions Real Madrid will expect to take another step closer to becoming the first team in 25 years to retain the Champions League when they host Schalke on Tuesday holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg of their last 16 tie.

La Liga: Lionel Messi's hat trick, Luis Suarez's double puts Barca on top

La Liga: Lionel Messi's hat trick, Luis Suarez's double puts Barca on top

Barcelona moved to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November as Lionel Messi struck his 32nd hat-trick for the club in a 6-1 thrashing of 10-man Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

What has gone wrong at Real Madrid?

European champions Real Madrid have been usurped by Barcelona at the top of La Liga for the first time in five months.