Sevilla slip-up hands Atletico Champions League return
Sevilla slip-up hands Atletico Champions League return

Atletico Madrid secured their place in the Champions League for next season despite only managing a 2-2 draw at Levante on Sunday as Sevilla were held 1-1 at Celta Vigo.

Javier Hernandez stars for Real Madrid in six-goal thriller
Javier Hernandez stars for Real Madrid in six-goal thriller

Javier Hernandez struck twice as Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga by reducing the Catalans` lead to two points with a enthralling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday.

La Liga: Jeremy Mathieu proving doubters wrong in Barcelona victory
La Liga: Jeremy Mathieu proving doubters wrong in Barcelona victory

Barcelona`s outlay of 20 million euros ($22 million) on Jeremy Mathieu last July prompted plenty of criticism but the France centre back has been worth his weight in gold in the La Liga leaders` last two outings.

Barcelona, Real Madrid renew La Liga title battle on Sunday
Barcelona, Real Madrid renew La Liga title battle on Sunday

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid renew their battle for the La Liga title on Sunday two weeks after the Catalans defeated their traditional rivals in the 'Clasico'.

Lionel Messi in `perfect condition`: Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi in `perfect condition`: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes there are no injury concerns over star man Lionel Messi ahead of his side`s trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Lionel Messi foot injury a concern as La Liga resumes
Lionel Messi foot injury a concern as La Liga resumes

Lionel Messi is a major doubtful starter in FC Barcelona's return to La Liga action this weekend after Argentina coach Gerard Martino admitted that the striker was suffering from a foot injury.

La Liga: Lionel Messi hits record treble in Barca win, Atletico lose at Celta
La Liga: Lionel Messi hits record treble in Barca win, Atletico lose at Celta

Lionel Messi marked his 300th La Liga appearance with a record-equalling hat-trick and an assist for Neymar as Barcelona stayed hard on the heels of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 romp at home to Levante on Sunday.

Transfer window closes in Spain with few major moves
Transfer window closes in Spain with few major moves

The winter transfer market for Spain came to a close with most clubs refraining from doing any business.

James Rodriguez injury could prompt Real Madrid's transfer market foray
James Rodriguez injury could prompt Real Madrid's transfer market foray

  An injury to playmaker James Rodriguez could prompt Real Madrid to dip into the transfer market next month and they are interested in Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva among others, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday.

Spanish league targets abusive Real Madrid fans
Spanish league targets abusive Real Madrid fans

Spain`s professional league (LFP) has moved to show it is serious about tackling violence and abuse by vowing to report Real Madrid fans who sang insulting chants about Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and the Catalan club.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits 23rd career hat-trick in Real Madrid win
Cristiano Ronaldo hits 23rd career hat-trick in Real Madrid win

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 23rd hat trick of his career, taking his La Liga club Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Celta Vigo Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run
Carlo Ancelotti hails Karim Benzema goal run

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on his in-form striker Karim Benzema on Friday as the in-form Frenchman looks to build on 11 goals in ten games at home to Celta Vigo this weekend.

La Liga: Rampant Real Madrid eye new record territory
La Liga: Rampant Real Madrid eye new record territory

La Liga leaders Real Madrid will look to continue their sparkling form with a record-equalling 18th consecutive victory in all competitions as they host Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Stuttering Barcelona calm before Ajax clash, coach says
Stuttering Barcelona calm before Ajax clash, coach says

Barcelona are calm heading into Wednesday`s Champions League Group F game at Ajax Amsterdam despite consecutive defeats in La Liga, according to coach Luis Enrique.

Luis Enrique in firing line after latest Barca slip-up
Luis Enrique in firing line after latest Barca slip-up

Barcelona started afresh this season under new coach Luis Enrique but his position is already being questioned with the team suffering back-to-back La Liga defeats and failing to play the dashing football expected of them.

Luis Suarez hurt by `unjust` defeat on home debut
Luis Suarez hurt by `unjust` defeat on home debut

Luis Suarez remains without a victory in a Barcelona shirt as the Catalans suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on his home debut on Saturday.

Madrid giants atop of La Liga after Barcelona lose at home
Madrid giants atop of La Liga after Barcelona lose at home

Barcelona followed up last weekend`s 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid with another reverse on Saturday, squandering a host of chances to lose 1-0 at home to Celta Vigo and handing the lead in La Liga to their arch rivals.

Luis Enrique expects flak after another Barcelona defeat
Luis Enrique expects flak after another Barcelona defeat

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is expecting a stream of criticism after Saturday`s La Liga defeat at home to Celta Vigo but said he was already focusing on Wednesday`s Champions League game at Ajax Amsterdam.

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.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta sidelined by calf injury
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta sidelined by calf injury

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta could miss next week`s La Liga clash with Celta Vigo and the Champions League tie against Ajax Amsterdam after injuring himself against Real Madrid on Saturday.