Javier `Chicharito` goal lifts Mexico 1-0 over Ecuador
Javier `Chicharito` goal lifts Mexico 1-0 over Ecuador

A goal by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and an impressive performance from goalkeeper Jesus Corona lifted Mexico to a 1-0 friendly win over Ecuador on Saturday.

Real Madrid should stick with Carlo Ancelotti: David Beckham
Real Madrid should stick with Carlo Ancelotti: David Beckham

Real Madrid should stick with manager Carlo Ancelotti because he is the best candidate they could hope for, former England star striker David Beckham has claimed.

Surreal to be called a Galactico: Gareth Bale
Surreal to be called a Galactico: Gareth Bale

Winger Gareth Bale is approaching the end of his second season at Real Madrid, but the world's most expensive footballer admits he still finds it surreal to be called a 'Galactico'.

La Liga: Tough trip to euphoric Athletic awaits Real Madrid
La Liga: Tough trip to euphoric Athletic awaits Real Madrid

Real Madrid`s search for a return to form will be severely tested when the La Liga leaders travel to face an Athletic Bilbao side still high from reaching the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.

Neymar, Luiz Suarez goals lead Barcelona to Copa del Rey final
Neymar, Luiz Suarez goals lead Barcelona to Copa del Rey final

Barcelona eased into their fourth Copa del Rey final in five years as they completed a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal with a 3-1 win at El Madrigal on Wednesday.

La Liga Gameweek 24 Preview: Barcelona target perfect 12 ahead of Manchester City trip
La Liga Gameweek 24 Preview: Barcelona target perfect 12 ahead of Manchester City trip

Barcelona can move to the top of La Liga for the first time since early November when they look to stretch their winning run to 12 games against Malaga on Saturday.

Barcelona ease towards Copa del Rey final
Barcelona ease towards Copa del Rey final

Barcelona took a huge step towards their fifth Copa del Rey final in seven years with a 3-1 win over Villarreal in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday.

Results change everything here: Xavi Hernandez
Results change everything here: Xavi Hernandez

FC Barcelona captain and Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez has said that his team should not be judged solely on results, contending that the Catalans did actually play well in the match they lost 0-1 to Real Sociedad at Anoeta stadium Jan 4.

Villarreal to face Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi-final

Villarreal will face Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey as Gerardo Moreno`s late strike sealed a 2-0 aggregate win away to Getafe.

Barcelona edge nine-man Atletico Madrid to enter Copa del Rey semis
Barcelona edge nine-man Atletico Madrid to enter Copa del Rey semis

Neymar bagged a double as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory.

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.

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.

Copa del Rey: David Moyes sees red in Sociedad Cup exit
Copa del Rey: David Moyes sees red in Sociedad Cup exit

David Moyes was sent to the stands as his hopes of a trophy in his first season in charge of Real Sociedad ended with a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Villarreal in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

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.

Patience the key to Real Madrid revival: Carlo Ancelotti
Patience the key to Real Madrid revival: Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has called on his players to approach Thursday`s Copa del Rey last-16, second leg tie against Atletico Madrid with a cool head if they are to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit.

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to hold off Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer to retain Ballon d`Or
Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to hold off Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer to retain Ballon d`Or

 Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win the Ballon d`Or for the second year in succession at Monday`s gala ceremony in Zurich ahead of Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi.

 I`ll leave Barcelona if players don`t back me: Luis Enrique
I`ll leave Barcelona if players don`t back me: Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique claimed he hadn`t been affected by rumours that he could become the latest high-profile exit from the Camp Nou should his side fail to beat Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

Diego Simeone confirms Fernando Torres will start against Real Madrid
Diego Simeone confirms Fernando Torres will start against Real Madrid

 Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has confirmed that Fernando Torres will start up front when his side face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on Wednesday.

Fernando Torres eyes dream homecoming in Madrid derby
Fernando Torres eyes dream homecoming in Madrid derby

Fernando Torres was responsible for the second highest attendance of the season at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday despite the fact there was no match to see as 45,000 Atletico Madrid supporters welcomed `El Nino` home.

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.