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.

Javier Aguirre, Ander Herrera named in Spanish matchfixing case
Javier Aguirre, Ander Herrera named in Spanish matchfixing case

Spanish prosecutors filed match-fixing allegations against Japan coach Javier Aguirre and Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera on Monday, accusing them and 39 others of rigging a decisive 2011 league match.

David Moyes wants more improvement from Sociedad players
David Moyes wants more improvement from Sociedad players

 David Moyes has seen signs of progress at Real Sociedad since he took over last month but believes there is still a lot of room for improvement.

David Moyes denied victory in debut Basque derby
David Moyes denied victory in debut Basque derby

David Moyes was denied a win in his first Basque derby when his Real Sociedad side let slip an early lead and were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday.

Barcelona slip up in Getafe stalemate
Barcelona slip up in Getafe stalemate

Barcelona`s La Liga title hopes suffered a blow as they fell four points behind leaders Real Madrid after being held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at Getafe on Saturday.

Barcelona's Neymar to miss Getafe match
Barcelona's Neymar to miss Getafe match

Barcelona forward Neymar will miss the La Liga clash at Getafe on Saturday due to an ankle injury, the club said on Friday.

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid extend record winning run
La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes twice as Real Madrid extend record winning run

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late double as La Liga leaders Real Madrid thumped Almeria 4-1 to extend their Spanish record winning run to 20 matches on Friday.

Unpredictability is key for Barcelona, says Luis Enrique
Unpredictability is key for Barcelona, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique introduced a new system against Paris St Germain in the Champions League and will continue to alter tactics as they prepare to face Getafe on Saturday.

Real Madrid chase 20th consecutive victory
Real Madrid chase 20th consecutive victory

Real Madrid will play struggling Almeria in a La Liga clash tonight and a win in Andalusia will give Carlo Ancelotti's side their 20th successive win in all competitions.

Luis Suarez happy in Lionel Messi's shadow, angry at racist label
Luis Suarez happy in Lionel Messi's shadow, angry at racist label

Luis Suarez is unconcerned at being overshadowed by Lionel Messi’s scoring feats at Barcelona but remains angry about being labelled a “racist” and a “cheat” in England.

Almeria name Martinez as new coach
Almeria name Martinez as new coach

Juan Ignacio Martinez has been appointed as new Almeria coach until the end of the season, the La Liga club has confirmed.

Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty
Real Madrid seeking perfect twenty

La Liga leaders Real Madrid will look to make it 20 consecutive victories in all competitions as they travel to managerless Almeria on Friday for their final league outing of the year.

Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid have potential to eclipse Pep Guardiola's Barca
Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid have potential to eclipse Pep Guardiola's Barca

Carlo Ancelotti`s record-breaking Real Madrid side are sweeping aside all before them with a brand of counter-attacking football that could see the Spanish giants eclipse the achievements of Pep Guardiola`s Barcelona.

Carlo Ancelotti's Real have potential to eclipse Pep Guardiola's Barca
Carlo Ancelotti's Real have potential to eclipse Pep Guardiola's Barca

Carlo Ancelotti`s record-breaking Real Madrid side are sweeping aside all before them with a brand of counter-attacking football that could see the Spanish giants eclipse the achievements of Pep Guardiola`s Barcelona.