Real Madrid to face under-strength Villarreal in La Liga
Real Madrid to face under-strength Villarreal in La Liga

Real Madrid continue their quest for the La Liga title with one of the most difficult games that remains for them at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Sunday night.

Real Madrid need to keep nerves as Barcelona, Atletico seek to close in
Real Madrid need to keep nerves as Barcelona, Atletico seek to close in

FC Barcelona have the chance to pile the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid this weekend.

Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby
Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his side won't change its way of play despite accusations of at times being excessively violent in its style of football.

Real defender Sergio Ramos ruled out for up to six weeks
Real defender Sergio Ramos ruled out for up to six weeks

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has suffered a hamstring tear that could keep him out for up to six weeks, the La Liga leaders said on Friday. Ramos limped off during the first half of Real’s victory over Sevilla on Wednesday and tests revealed a more serious injury than first anticipated. 

Cristiano Ronaldo returns for depleted Real in Madrid derby
Cristiano Ronaldo returns for depleted Real in Madrid derby

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo returns for a Real Madrid side otherwise stricken by injuries and suspensions as they look to beat Atletico Madrid for the first time in six meetings this season on Saturday.

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos out for a long haul
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos out for a long haul

Real Madrid will be without the services of midfielder James Rodriguez for around two months, while Sergio Ramos' left hamstring injury will keep him out for around three weeks.

Fernando Torres double dumps Real Madrid out of King's Cup
Fernando Torres double dumps Real Madrid out of King's Cup

Fernando Torres scored his first Atletico Madrid goals in eight years as the La Liga champions dumped holders Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid are biggest winner on the night
Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid are biggest winner on the night

At Ballon d`Or awards night in Zurich, which was held on Monday, one of the biggest football clubs in the world -- Real Madrid -- came out as real winners, with four of its players receiving awards in the gala event.

Fernando Torres subdued on return but Atletico sink Real
Fernando Torres subdued on return but Atletico sink Real

  A subdued Fernando Torres helped Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win over local rivals Real in the first leg of their King’s Cup last-16 tie on Wednesday in his first start since his return to his boyhood club.

Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid
Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona kick off the new year with difficult away games Sunday as the La Liga returns to action.

Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award
Sergio Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award

 Decorated Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has dubbed 2014 "the best year of my life" after playing a key role for the Spanish giants as they swept to four titles including a record-extending 10th European crown.

Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014
Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014

Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.

James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final
James Rodriguez fit, Sergio Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is available for Saturday`s Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo but centre back Sergio Ramos needs a late fitness test, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Real Madrid sail into Club World Cup final with 4-0 romp
Real Madrid sail into Club World Cup final with 4-0 romp

European champions Real Madrid turned on the party tricks as they sailed into the Club World Cup final by crushing Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday.

Cesc Fabregas hits back at Sergio Ramos in Spain commitment row
Cesc Fabregas hits back at Sergio Ramos in Spain commitment row

 Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said he was offended by Spanish international teammate Sergio Ramos questioning his commitment to La Roja after pulling out of games against Belarus and Germany earlier this month through injury.

Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos bury hatchet in Spain commitment spat
Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos bury hatchet in Spain commitment spat

Cesc Fabregas was "pissed off" with Spain team mate Sergio Ramos for raising doubts about his commitment to the national team but said the pair had buried the hatchet.

Spain fully committed despite Sergio Ramos comments, says Vicente del Bosque
Spain fully committed despite Sergio Ramos comments, says Vicente del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has no doubts about the commitment of Diego Costa and other members of his squad following the suggestion from Sergio Ramos that they are not giving their all.

Bale on target in Real win, Suarez inspires Barca revival
Bale on target in Real win, Suarez inspires Barca revival

Gareth Bale scored on his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up for the first time in a month as the European champions beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 on Saturday.

Freescoring Real Madrid move top of La Liga
Freescoring Real Madrid move top of La Liga

Real Madrid moved to the top of La Liga for the first time this season as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and a James Rodriguez double handed them a 4-0 win at Granada.

Chelsea can win Premier-Champions League double: Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea can win Premier-Champions League double: Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois reckons Chelsea are capable of achieving what the Belgium keeper came agonisingly close to doing at Atletico Madrid last season - winning a European and domestic double.