Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent
Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent

Real Madrid`s Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday.

English clubs dominate international transfer deals - FIFA
English clubs dominate international transfer deals - FIFA

 English clubs are spending more money in the international transfer market than any other country in the world according to a FIFA report published on Wednesday.

Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi
Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi

 Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression must be punished: Neymar
Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression must be punished: Neymar

Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba.

Valencia down Sevilla to move into fourth
Valencia down Sevilla to move into fourth

Valencia leapfrogged Sevilla into fourth in La Liga with a 3-1 win over the Andalusians in a match filled with controversy and three penalties on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real
Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real

A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas.

La Liga: Gareth Bale nets winner as Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, Barcelona hit six against Elche
La Liga: Gareth Bale nets winner as Cristiano Ronaldo sent off, Barcelona hit six against Elche

Gareth Bale scored a late winner from the penalty spot after Cristiano Ronaldo had been sent off for the ninth time in his career as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Cordoba 2-1 on Saturday.

Bale penalty rescues Real after Ronaldo sent off against Cordoba
Bale penalty rescues Real after Ronaldo sent off against Cordoba

 Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as leaders Real Madrid came from behind to beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday thanks to a late Gareth Bale penalty.

Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco enters politics
Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco enters politics

Cuauhtemoc Blanco, one of Mexico's most popular professional football players, has filed papers to run for mayor of Cuernavaca, a city 30 minutes from the Mexican capital.

Arsenal handed defender Gabriel Paulista boost
Arsenal handed defender Gabriel Paulista boost

Premier League giants Arsenal appear to have received a boost in the race to sign defender Gabriel Paulista in the January transfer window.

Luis Enrique brushes off concern about Suarez form
Luis Enrique brushes off concern about Suarez form

Barcelona are not concerned about Luis Suarez`s lack of goals in his first few months in Spain and are confident the Uruguay forward will rediscover his scoring touch soon, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.

In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them
In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them

Barcelona`s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season.

China`s Wang Jianlin buys 20% of Atletico Madrid for $52m
China`s Wang Jianlin buys 20% of Atletico Madrid for $52m

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin bought a 20 percent stake in Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, his company announced, the first mainland Chinese investment in a top European football club.

Barcelona evoke 1997 Cup thriller before Atletico clash
Barcelona evoke 1997 Cup thriller before Atletico clash

Barcelona have sought inspiration from one of their greatest King`s Cup nights as the players prepare for their quarter-final, first leg at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Chinese plans to buy Atletico Madrid stake
Chinese plans to buy Atletico Madrid stake

Chinese real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin is planning to buy a 20 percent stake in Spanish football league champions Atletico Madrid.

We need to improve, both attack and defence: Luis Enrique
We need to improve, both attack and defence: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique Monday said his side needs to put up an improved display to remain in contention for the Spanish title.

Lionel Messi a class above all season, insists Barcelona boss
Lionel Messi a class above all season, insists Barcelona boss

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi`s consistent brilliance this season after the Argentine took his tally to 28 goals in 27 games with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win away to Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Real Madrid see off Getafe thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double
Real Madrid see off Getafe thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double

Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring either side of a Gareth Bale strike in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

La Liga: Alvaro Negredo winner lifts Valencia up to third
La Liga: Alvaro Negredo winner lifts Valencia up to third

Former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo came off the bench to score the winner as Valencia moved into third in La Liga thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Almeria on Saturday.

Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique
Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has laughed off suggestions the club have come through an institutional crisis thanks to their best performance of the season to beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.