Fernando Torres to return to Atletico Madrid on loan
Fernando Torres to return to Atletico Madrid on loan

Spain forward Fernando Torres has agreed to return to Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season, seven and a half years after leaving his boyhood club, the La Liga champions said on Monday.

Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014
Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014

 Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success.

Early 2015 crucial for Sociedad's Europe goal, says David Moyes
Early 2015 crucial for Sociedad's Europe goal, says David Moyes

 Real Sociedad will know early in the New Year whether their goal of securing a lucrative berth in Europe for next season is viable, according to coach David Moyes.

La Liga: Antoine Griezmann hat-trick leads Atletico Madrid to comeback triumph
La Liga: Antoine Griezmann hat-trick leads Atletico Madrid to comeback triumph

France international Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid produced a stunning second-half display to hammer Athletic Bilbao 4-1 away on Sunday and move to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

Villarreal climb after seventh straight win
Villarreal climb after seventh straight win

Villarreal registered their seventh consecutive win in all competitions to move above Sevilla on goal difference into fifth in La Liga thanks to a 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Luis Suarez opens La Liga account, Lionel Messi at double as Barcelona win big
Luis Suarez opens La Liga account, Lionel Messi at double as Barcelona win big

Luis Suarez scored his first La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted twice as Barcelona moved to within a point of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 thrashing of Cordoba in their final game of the year.

Japan send mission to Spain to probe Javier Aguirre allegations
Japan send mission to Spain to probe Javier Aguirre allegations

The Japan Football Association has sent a delegation to Spain to conduct a probe into the match-fixing scandal that has embroiled national team coach Javier Aguirre.

Luis Suarez opens Barcelona league account
Luis Suarez opens Barcelona league account

Luis Suarez celebrated Barcelona`s final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday.

Atletico launch football talent spotting programme
Atletico launch football talent spotting programme

Indian Super League (ISL) club Atletico de Kolkata and La Liga champions Atletico de Madrid of Spain on Saturday announced a joint grassroots development programme in India for unearthing new football talents.

David Moyes demands mental toughness from Real Sociedad players
David Moyes demands mental toughness from Real Sociedad players

Real Sociedad need to toughen up mentally if they are to reverse a poor away record when they travel to Valencia to face Levante in La Liga on Saturday, according to coach David Moyes.

Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash
Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash

Barcelona forward Neymar has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is available for Saturday`s La Liga game at home to Cordoba, the club said on Friday.

Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment
Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak.

Barcelona hope to end year on Real Madrid`s coattails
Barcelona hope to end year on Real Madrid`s coattails

Barcelona`s star strikers will need to rediscover their scoring touch to stay in the title race in La Liga as the Catalan outfit host struggling Cordoba on Saturday.

Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene
Real Madrid, Spain dominate European club scene

If, after years of unbridled success, 2014 was brutally disappointing for Spain on the international stage, it was a glorious year for the country at club level.

No room for error for Barcelona, Atletico in La Liga
No room for error for Barcelona, Atletico in La Liga

With Real Madrid not playing in the La Liga this weekend, title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have no option but to win their respective matches or run the risk of seeing their title hopes disappear before the end of the year.

Penalty saves highlight Iker Casillas' return to form for Real
Penalty saves highlight Iker Casillas' return to form for Real

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has shown remarkable resilience to bounce back from a run of poor performances and doubts over his future at the club earlier this year.

Five managers in European football whose season could be determined in the remaining half

The European football scenario has taken some important stronghold across the continent and as the 2014-15 season has reached its midway, the race for positions, performances, title run-in, and revival are heating up.

Ander Herrera`s `conscience clear` over fixing probe
Ander Herrera`s `conscience clear` over fixing probe

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera declared that his conscience was "totally clear" on Tuesday after he was one of 41 people named in a Spanish match-fixing probe.

Future uncertain for Javier Aguirre and Asian champions Japan
Future uncertain for Javier Aguirre and Asian champions Japan

The latest twist in a La Liga match-fixing investigation has left the Japanese Football Association and head coach Javier Aguirre in an awkward position with the Mexican`s future unclear less than a month out from their Asian Cup title defence.

Manchester City a very difficult team: Luis Enrique
Manchester City a very difficult team: Luis Enrique

In a repeat of last season's Champions League round of 16 clash, won by Barcelona, the La Liga giants will take on England's Manchester City again, in a "very difficult tie", according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.