Sevilla slip-up hands Atletico Champions League return
Sevilla slip-up hands Atletico Champions League return

Atletico Madrid secured their place in the Champions League for next season despite only managing a 2-2 draw at Levante on Sunday as Sevilla were held 1-1 at Celta Vigo.

Fernando Torres salvages point for Atletico Madrid at Levante
Fernando Torres salvages point for Atletico Madrid at Levante

Atletico Madrid failed to secure their place in next season`s Champions League as Fernando Torres`s late strike only salvaged a point in a 2-2 draw at Levante.

Valencia boost Champions League hopes
Valencia boost Champions League hopes

Valencia moved back to within a point of third-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante in the Valencian derby on Monday.

David Beckham backs Garteh Bale to recover from Real Madrid troubles
David Beckham backs Garteh Bale to recover from Real Madrid troubles

David Beckham has backed Gareth Bale to return to his best at Real Madrid, claiming that the Welshman had the "perfect" first season at the club last term.

Gareth Bale answers critics with double for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale answers critics with double for Real Madrid

 Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale answered his critics in emphatic style when he ended a nine-game goal drought with a double for the European champions in a 2-0 La Liga victory against Levante at the Bernabeu on Sunday.

Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78
Real Madrid goalkeeping great Antonio Betancort dies at 78

A minute`s silence will be held before Real Madrid`s La Liga game at home to Levante later on Sunday and the players will wear black armbands following the death of former Real goalkeeper Antonio Betancort at the age of 78.

Real Madrid to sign River Plate teenage goalkeeper Augusto Batalla
Real Madrid to sign River Plate teenage goalkeeper Augusto Batalla

Real Madrid will sign Argentine football cub River Plate's 18-year-old goalkeeper Augusto Batalla in the summer.

Sergio Ramos back in Real Madrid squad for Levante clash
Sergio Ramos back in Real Madrid squad for Levante clash

Real Madrid have centre back Sergio Ramos back in the squad for Sunday`s La Liga game at home to Levante, when Carlo Ancelotti`s men will try to end a run of three matches without a win.

Carlo Ancelotti looks to returnees as Real Madrid face Levante
Carlo Ancelotti looks to returnees as Real Madrid face Levante

Real Madrid will look to returnees Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos to give them a lift and clear the storm clouds hanging over them when they entertain Levante UD in a La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday.

La Liga: Crisis-hit Madrid in desperate need of pre-Clasico boost
La Liga: Crisis-hit Madrid in desperate need of pre-Clasico boost

Real Madrid go into Sunday`s clash at home to Levante with little room for error ahead of next weekend`s El Clasico away to Barcelona after a three-game winless streak.

Lionel Messi to be enjoyed, says Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi to be enjoyed, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique said he is savouring the chance to watch Lionel Messi after the Argentine notched his fifth hat-trick of the season in a 5-0 romp over Levante on Sunday.

La Liga: Lionel Messi hits record treble in Barca win, Atletico lose at Celta
La Liga: Lionel Messi hits record treble in Barca win, Atletico lose at Celta

Lionel Messi marked his 300th La Liga appearance with a record-equalling hat-trick and an assist for Neymar as Barcelona stayed hard on the heels of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 romp at home to Levante on Sunday.

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.

Fernando Torres keen for titles after hero`s welcome
Fernando Torres keen for titles after hero`s welcome

Fernando Torres has targeted trophies to add to the love of the Atletico Madrid faithful after he was presented in front of 45,000 fans at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

Antoine Griezmann double keeps Atletico on Real`s shoulders
Antoine Griezmann double keeps Atletico on Real`s shoulders

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid remained in the race to retain their title with a comfortable 3-1 win over Levante on Saturday thanks to two goals from Antoine Griezmann.

La Liga kicks off after Christmas break
La Liga kicks off after Christmas break

The La Liga football returns to action this weekend following the Christmas break with several sides hoping the fortnight's inactivity could change their fortunes, while others hoping a weekend off would have done nothing to interrupt their form.

Senior Japan players defend under-fire coach Javier Aguirre
Senior Japan players defend under-fire coach Javier Aguirre

Japan`s senior players have leapt to the defence of their under-fire head coach Javier Aguirre, who again denied any involvement in a match-fixing case that continues to overshadow their Asian Cup preparations.

Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies match-fixing, calls for calm
Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies match-fixing, calls for calm

Japan coach Javier Aguirre denied on Saturday any involvement in match-fixing in Spain and called for calm from the team`s supporters during their Asian Cup defence.

Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations
Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations

Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday denied allegations that he was part of a match-fixing scandal that has rocked world football.

Late lapse highlights problems facing David Moyes at Sociedad
Late lapse highlights problems facing David Moyes at Sociedad

 Real Sociedad were left frustrated after a late Levante penalty denied them a first league away win of the season on Saturday with their inability to hold on to the lead a further indication of the tough job facing coach David Moyes.