Valencia up to second, Sevilla blow chance to move top
Valencia up to second, Sevilla blow chance to move top

Valencia moved to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid in second with an impressive 3-1 win away to Villarreal on Sunday.

Sevilla go joint top, Atletico Madrid win at Getafe
Sevilla go joint top, Atletico Madrid win at Getafe

 Sevilla moved joint top of La Liga alongside Barcelona as two late goals from Denis Suarez and Carlos Bacca gave them a 2-1 win over Villarreal.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo on target again as Real Madrid down Villarreal
La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo on target again as Real Madrid down Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his hot scoring streak as Real Madrid moved up to fourth in the La Liga table with a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Villarreal.

Manchester United  fans fly Cristiano Ronaldo plea banner
Manchester United fans fly Cristiano Ronaldo plea banner

A Manchester United fan group "United Reel" flew a banner over Villarreal`s El Madrigal stadium during their clash with Real Madrid on Saturday pleading with Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the Premier League side.

Misfiring Karim Benzema told to forget hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo
Misfiring Karim Benzema told to forget hot-shot Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid`s misfiring striker Karim Benzema has been told by coach Carlo Ancelotti to forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring exploits and concentrate on helping the team.

I want to help young Indian talent grow through ISL: Joan Capdevila
I want to help young Indian talent grow through ISL: Joan Capdevila

Spanish star and member of the 2010 World Cup winning squad Joan Capdevila feels that a chance to play for the NorthEast United in the upcoming cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) starting next month will enable to guide the young Indian players with his oodles of experience.

Monchengladbach, Villarreal share the spoils in Europa League
Monchengladbach, Villarreal share the spoils in Europa League

Monchengladbach and Villarreal shared the spoils following a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Europa League Group A opener.

Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win
Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win

Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, the club said.

“He has pulled the hamstring of his right leg, it is a minor injury,” Barca said in statement.

Sociedad stun Real Madrid, Barca sink Villarreal
Sociedad stun Real Madrid, Barca sink Villarreal

 David Zurutuza scored twice to help Real Sociedad seal a remarkable 4-2 comeback win over Real Madrid and Barcelona struck late to beat Villarreal 1-0 in La Liga on Sunday.

Sandro Ramirez strikes late to seal Barcelona win
Sandro Ramirez strikes late to seal Barcelona win

 Substitute Sandro Ramirez slotted home eight minutes from time to continue Luis Enrique’s winning start as Barcelona coach with a 1-0 La Liga victory over Villarreal on Sunday. Barca were frustrated by opponents who defended well but the introduction of fit-again forward Neymar for the final half hour gave them an extra attacking edge.

Tough away games for Barca, Real Madrid
Tough away games for Barca, Real Madrid

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid both face testing away trips as they play their second game of the Spanish Primera Liga season Sunday.

Barca welcome back Neymar, lose Iniesta
Barca welcome back Neymar, lose Iniesta

Brazilian star Neymar will make his first appearance of the season when Barcelona travel to face Villarreal on Sunday, but the Catalans will have to do without the injured Andres Iniesta.

Diego Lopez thanks Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti in open letter

Former Real Madrid goal-keeper Diego Lopez expressed his gratitude to the “two greatest managers (Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti)” for giving him the chance to play for Real Madrid.

Corinthians eyeing former Brazil striker Nilmar

Brazil`s Corinthians are preparing an offer to sign former Villarreal and Selecao striker Nilmar.

Former Sweden defender Olof Mellberg calls time on career

Former Sweden defender Olof Mellberg announced his retirement on Thursday in a statement via his final club FC Copenhagen.

French international and Gunners legend Robert Pires in ISL

One of the most celebrated players of the golden generation of French football, Robert Pires, has decided to feature as a marquee figure in the inaugural edition of Indian Super League (ISL) scheduled to be held later this year.

Football threat to Murray at Wimbledon

Defending champion Andy Murray targets a place in the Wimbledon last 16 Friday when he faces a man who could have been playing Spanish professional football if his life had taken a different turn.

FIFA official says fines for racism are `disrespectful`

FIFA`s anti-racism chief Jeffrey Webb has called on national soccer associations to start implementing tougher sanctions to rid the game of discrimination, describing the use of monetary fines as "disrespectful" and little more than a "slap on the wrist."

Villarreal should face `heavier` sanction for banana slur

The Spanish government on Thursday demanded Villarreal face a heavier punishment after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona star Dani Alves.

Saha calls for racism crackdown

Former France striker Louis Saha has called for football clubs to be punished with multi-million pounds fines if their fans are found guilty of racist abuse.