Spanish soccer strike ends, deal reached

The Spanish soccer season will start Friday after players and league officials reached a deal to end a strike that had postponed the opening round of games in the top two divisions.

Spanish top leagues to strike: Association chief

Football players from Spain`s top two divisions are to go on strike at the start of the season, the head of the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) announced on Thursday.

Real `more mature` this season – Ozil

Real Madrid are stronger and more mature than last season says German playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Barca agree to sign Chilean Sanchez from Udinese

Barcelona have agreed to sign Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Udinese on a five-year contract, the La Liga club said.

Betis recruit Montero, Matilla from Villarreal

Newly promoted Spanish club Real Betis announced the signings of Jefferson Montero and Javier Matilla from La Liga rivals Villarreal.

Ronaldo eyes La Liga goal record

Cristiano Ronaldo aims to beat all-time La Liga goals record of 38 on the final day of the season.

Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Barca waiting for title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a 4-0 home win over Getafe, denying leaders Barcelona the chance to win the La Liga title without kicking a ball.

Barca humbled 2-1 at Sociedad, Real beaten at home

Barcelona missed a chance to stretch their advantage over chasing Real Madrid and virtually wrap up a third straight La Liga title

Messi sets 50-goal mark as Barca stay eight clear

Lionel Messi became the first player to score 50 goals in a Spanish season as Barcelona beat Osasuna.

La Liga title favourites Barcelona look to bury Cup woe

Barcelona, who are clear favourites to win the league with an eight-point lead, prepare to face Osasuna this weekend.

LA Liga: Valencia trounce Villarreal

Valencia staked their claim for third place in La Liga with a stylish 5-0 win in a head-to-head clash with local rivals Villarreal.

Barca maintain title surge with Almeria victory

Barcelona took another step towards the title after coming from behind to beat Almeria 3-1 and keep their eight point lead at the top of the table.

Casillas the hero as Real edge derby

Real Madrid continued their 12-year dominance of neighbours Atletico Madrid with a narrow 2-1 win at the Vicente Calderon to close to within five points of Spanish league leaders Barcelona.

Bilbao snatch point at the death in rainy Getafe

Athletic Bilbao forward Urko Vera netted his first La Liga goal deep into added time to snatch a 2-2 draw for the Basque club at Getafe on Monday.

Barca lead trimmed after thriller in Sevilla

Barcelona`s advantage over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga was cut to five points when they surrendered the lead and were held to a 1-1 draw in a thrilling clash at battling Sevilla on Sunday.

Keita strike puts Barcelona ten clear of Real

Keita scored only his second goal as Barcelona moved ten points clear of Real Madrid.

Barca stretch La Liga lead to seven points as Real held

Barcelona moved seven points clear in La Liga after Real Madrid drew 0-0 against Deportivo.

Ten-man Real beat Espanyol to trim Barca`s lead

Real Madrid recovered from the second-minute dismissal of goalkeeper Iker Casillas to secure a battling 1-0 win at Espanyol on Sunday and cut Barcelona`s lead at the top of La Liga to five points.

Malaga fume at referee after defeat in Valencia

Malaga were furious with referee Antonio Rubinos Perez after he sent off two of their players and coach Manuel Pellegrini in a dramatic 4-3 defeat at Valencia in La Liga on Saturday.

Barca march on at top, Valencia squeeze 4-3 win

Barcelona cranked up the pressure on Real Madrid by moving seven points clear at the top of La Liga on Saturday after sweeping aside Racing Santander 3-0 at the Nou Camp.