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.

Former team-mate Bebe defends Cristiano Ronaldo after Corboda red-card
Former team-mate Bebe defends Cristiano Ronaldo after Corboda red-card

Cristiano Ronaldo's former team-mate at Manchester United, Bebe came to his rescue after the Real Madrid superstar was sent-off at Corboda on Saturday.

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.

Lionel Messi hands Barcelona slender Cup lead over Atletico Madrid
Lionel Messi hands Barcelona slender Cup lead over Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi struck five minutes from time to hand Barcelona a vital 1-0 lead heading into the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final with Atletico Madrid.

Messi strikes to give Barca Cup edge against Atletico

Barcelona seized control of their King’s Cup quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid when Lionel Messi followed up his saved penalty to score and secure a 1-0 first-leg victory at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
 

China`s Wang Jianlin buys 20% of Atletico Madrid for $52m
China`s Wang Jianlin buys 20% of Atletico Madrid for $52m

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin bought a 20 percent stake in Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, his company announced, the first mainland Chinese investment in a top European football club.

Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez
Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez

Parma, joint bottom of Serie A alongside Cesena, have signed Uruguay midfielder Cristian Rodriguez and Portugal forward Silvestre Varela, both on loan, the club said on Tuesday.

Barcelona evoke 1997 Cup thriller before Atletico clash
Barcelona evoke 1997 Cup thriller before Atletico clash

Barcelona have sought inspiration from one of their greatest King`s Cup nights as the players prepare for their quarter-final, first leg at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Chinese plans to buy Atletico Madrid stake
Chinese plans to buy Atletico Madrid stake

Chinese real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin is planning to buy a 20 percent stake in Spanish football league champions Atletico Madrid.

Fernando Torres finds different Atletico beast on return
Fernando Torres finds different Atletico beast on return

 When Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid for Liverpool in 2007, the idea of the Spanish capital`s second club being favourites to beat record winners Barcelona in a two-legged King`s Cup tie would have been unthinkable.

Lionel Messi a class above all season, insists Barcelona boss
Lionel Messi a class above all season, insists Barcelona boss

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi`s consistent brilliance this season after the Argentine took his tally to 28 goals in 27 games with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win away to Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Real Madrid see off Getafe thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double
Real Madrid see off Getafe thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double

Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring either side of a Gareth Bale strike in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique
Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has laughed off suggestions the club have come through an institutional crisis thanks to their best performance of the season to beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.

Xavi resumes training with Barcelona
Xavi resumes training with Barcelona

FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez, who has missed the team's recent games due to a hamstring injury, has resumed training with the rest of the squad and is awaiting medical approval to play on Sunday against Deportivo de La Coruna.

Big guns ready to fire as La Liga reaches halfway point
Big guns ready to fire as La Liga reaches halfway point

The Spanish football season reaches its halfway point this weekend with a crucial set of matches that could prove to be important tests for the top three teams in the La Liga points table.

La Liga: Barca hope calm continues in pursuit of Madrid
La Liga: Barca hope calm continues in pursuit of Madrid

After staving off a full blown institutional crisis with victory over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid last weekend, Barcelona will be hoping their best performance of the season proves to be a turning point in their campaign.

Fernando Torres proving the doubters wrong, says Diego Simeone
Fernando Torres proving the doubters wrong, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres rolled back the years with a King`s Cup double at Real Madrid on Thursday that was a reminder of the talented youngster who made his name at the club before taking England by storm at Liverpool.

I'm not from another planet, says Cristiano Ronaldo after King`s Cup loss
I'm not from another planet, says Cristiano Ronaldo after King`s Cup loss

Cristiano Ronaldo apologised to Real Madrid fans after his miraculous powers deserted him as the holders were knocked out of the King`s Cup by city rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

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.

Mario Mandzukic a doubt for Madrid derby
Mario Mandzukic a doubt for Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic is doubtful for his side`s Copa del Rey last 16, second leg away to holders Real Madrid on Thursday due to a fever.