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.

Atletico title hopes dented by shock loss, Real held

Atletico Madrid squandered a chance to all but wrap up their first La Liga title since 1996 when they slumped to a surprise 2-0 defeat by Levante on Sunday that trimmed their lead at the top to three points.

Barca title hopes in tatters after Getafe draw

Barcelona`s slim hopes of retaining their La Liga title were all but ended after they were held 2-2 at home by struggling Getafe.

Little change in La Liga relegation fight

With Real Madrid`s game away to Valladolid postponed to allow them more time to prepare for next week`s Champions League tie at home to Bayern Munich, the attention turned to sides battling to avoid relegation to the second division.

Messi will keep leading Barcelona, says club chief

Lionel Messi will continue to be Barcelona`s leading light despite the Argentine superstar suffering a stream of criticism in recent weeks, the Spanish team`s president said Saturday.

Barca blow as foot injury rules Neymar out for four weeks

Brazilian star Neymar could miss the rest of the club season after being ruled out for four weeks with an injured left foot, dealing Barcelona a worrying blow to their La Liga hopes.

Costa hurt in goalpost collision as Atletico maintain charge

Atletico Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga with 2-0 win at Getafe on Sunday, but victory came at a price as Diego Costa was stretchered off after colliding with the goalpost as he scored his side`s second goal.

Costa back in Atletico squad for Getafe game

Atletico Madrid top scorer Diego Costa has been given the all clear by medical staff and included in the squad for Sunday`s game at Getafe after shaking off a thigh strain, the La Liga leaders said on Saturday.

Bilbao stay on course for Champions League shot

Athletic Bilbao remain on course for a place in Champions League qualifying after a Markel Susaeta strike secured a 1-0 win at home to Getafe in La Liga on Saturday that strengthened their grip on fourth.

Getafe and Granada share spoils in six-goal thriller

Getafe and Grenada played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in La Liga on Friday.

Struggling Getafe sack Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia`s three-year reign in charge of La Liga side Getafe came to an end on Monday as he was sacked with former player Cosmin Contra set to take over.

Iniesta out of Barca`s league game at Levante

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has not recovered sufficiently from a bruised knee to feature in Sunday`s La Liga game at Levante (1800 GMT).

Barcelona players hail Xavi after 700th appearance

Lionel Messi and some of his Barcelona colleagues paid warm tribute to team mate Xavi on Friday after he extended his appearances record to in the midweek King`s Cup match at Getafe.

Barca boss plays down Neymar injury fears

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino insisted he doesn`t believe Neymar will be out for a signficant period of time after the Brazilian forward sprained his right ankle in the Catalans` 2-0 win away to Getafe in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.

Barcelona`s Neymar carried off with ankle injury

Neymar lasted less than 25 minutes of his return to Barcelona`s starting lineup for their King`s Cup last 16 clash at Getafe as he was carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury.

Messi strikes twice but Neymar injured in Barca cup win

Quicksilver Lionel Messi hit a double as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 and qualified 6-0 on aggregate for the King`s Cup quarter-finals but they lost Neymar to injury midway through the first half.

Neymar suffers ankle sprain in Barca Cup tie

Barcelona`s Brazilian forward Neymar suffered a sprained right ankle which forced his substitution just 22 minutes into the Catalans` Copa del Rey, last 16 second-leg match at Getafe on Thursday.

Messi makes first start on injury return

Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will make his first start of 2014 after being included in Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino`s starting line-up for the second-leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie away to Getafe.

Messi ready for return to Barca starting line-up

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino could put Lionel Messi back into the starting lineup for the King`s Cup game against Getafe on Thursday as he continues to ease him back from injury.

Martino defends decision to bench Messi, Neymar

Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino said any coach would have taken the same decision as he did after leaving star forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar on the bench for his side`s 0-0 draw away to Atletico Madrid on Saturday.