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Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic keep Barcelona top; late Marcelo strike rescues Real Madrid against Valencia

Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic keep Barcelona top; late Marcelo strike rescues Real Madrid against Valencia

Barca top the standings on 81 points due to their superior head-to-head record over Real, who also have 81 and have a game in hand.

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

La Liga: Gareth Bale back with a bang as Real Madrid crush Espanyol to extend lead

Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring when he bulleted home Isco`s cross 12 minutes before half-time.

La Liga: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi script Barcelona win over Espanyol 4-1, moves closer to Real Madrid in points

La Liga: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi script Barcelona win over Espanyol 4-1, moves closer to Real Madrid in points

Barcelona ends Espanyol's 10-game unbeaten run, to move to within three points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Real Madrid equal Barcelona's La Liga record with 2-0 win over Espanyol

Real Madrid equal Barcelona's La Liga record with 2-0 win over Espanyol

It was the 16th straight league victory for Madrid, going back to last season, thus matching Pep Guardiola`s Barcelona record in 2010-11 season.

Not Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but this footballer is likely to be Jose Mourinho's first signing

Not Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but this footballer is likely to be Jose Mourinho's first signing

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to United -- having left French champions Paris Saint Germain at the end of the season just finished -- as he enjoyed a good relationship with Mourinho at Italian side Inter Milan.

Barcelona lose appeal of Luis Suarez Copa del Rey 2-match ban

Barcelona lose appeal of Luis Suarez Copa del Rey 2-match ban

Suarez reportedly provoked a fracas in the Camp Nou tunnel after last week's 4-1 win over Espanyol in the last 16 first leg match, and was subsequently banned for two cup matches.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez banned for two matches after Copa del Rey scuffle

Barcelona's Luis Suarez banned for two matches after Copa del Rey scuffle

The Uruguayan is alleged to have threatened opposition players in the tunnel following Wednesday's first leg tie at Camp Nou on Thursday.

FC Barcelona: Lionel Messi scores brace as Catalans see off nine-man Espanyol in King's Cup

FC Barcelona: Lionel Messi scores brace as Catalans see off nine-man Espanyol in King's Cup

FC Barcelona thrashed sorry Espanyol 4-1 in first leg and are virtually through to next round.

Barcelona star Neymar allegedly subjected to racist comments at Espanyol

Barcelona star Neymar allegedly subjected to racist comments at Espanyol

Barcelona star Neymar subjected to alleged racist chants during their La Liga match at Espanyol on Saturday.

FC Barcelona held by Espanyol, Atletico Madrid go top

FC Barcelona held by Espanyol, Atletico Madrid go top

Espanyol's physical approach was rewarded with a first point against Barca in eight matches.

Tiago breaks leg during Atletico Madrid victory

Tiago breaks leg during Atletico Madrid victory

Tiago, 34, was carried off in the first half after attempting to tackle Espanyol`s Marco Asensio and taken straight to hospital.

Chinese company buys Spanish club Espanyol

Chinese company buys Spanish club Espanyol

Rastar Group is a company dedicated to technology.

Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez praises record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez praises record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid head coach Rafael Benitez piled the praise on star striker Crisitiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese football team captain became his club's all-time top scorer in the La Liga after scoring five goals against a hapless Espanyol on Saturday.

Five-goal Cristiano Ronaldo powers Real Madrid rout over Espanyol

Five-goal Cristiano Ronaldo powers Real Madrid rout over Espanyol

 Cristiano Ronaldo opened his account for the season in spectacular fashion with five goals as Real Madrid thrashed Espanyol 6-0 on Saturday.