La Liga: Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Madrid in touch with eight-goal Barca
La Liga: Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Madrid in touch with eight-goal Barca

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick maintained Real Madrid`s La Liga title aspirations as they ended Sevilla`s 34-game unbeaten run at home with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Madrid`s title aspirations on line in Seville
Madrid`s title aspirations on line in Seville

European champions Real Madrid will need to inflict Sevilla`s first home defeat in over 13 months to realistically maintain their bid for the La Liga title when they visit the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday.

Free-scoring Real Madrid face tough test at Sevilla
Free-scoring Real Madrid face tough test at Sevilla

Real Madrid have defied injuries to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona and notched up over 100 La Liga goals but they now face arguably the toughest test of their title charge in an away match to Sevilla on Saturday.

La Liga: James Rodriguez cracker helps Real Madrid keep pressure on Barcelona
La Liga: James Rodriguez cracker helps Real Madrid keep pressure on Barcelona

Real Madrid warmed up for a big week by moving back to within two points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win over Almeria on Wednesday.

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema likely to be fit for Juventus clash: Carlo Ancelotti
Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema likely to be fit for Juventus clash: Carlo Ancelotti

 Holders Real Madrid are likely to have forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema back for next week`s Champions League semi-final first leg at Juventus, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Valencia climb back above Sevilla in battle for fourth
Valencia climb back above Sevilla in battle for fourth

Valencia recaptured fourth place in La Liga from Sevilla when Sofiane Feghouli scored the pick of the goals in a 4-0 stroll at home to second-from-bottom Granada on Monday.

Real Madrid battling hard to thwart Barcelona treble charge
Real Madrid battling hard to thwart Barcelona treble charge

 Real Madrid have never won the Spanish treble and are fighting tooth and nail in La Liga to prevent arch-rivals Barcelona scooping Champions League and domestic league and Cup titles for a second time.

Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano to move up to fourth
Sevilla beat Rayo Vallecano to move up to fourth

Europa League holders Sevilla maintained their push for a return to the Champions League next season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Sevilla`s Nico Pareja suffers cruciate ligament injury
Sevilla`s Nico Pareja suffers cruciate ligament injury

Sevilla defender Nico Pareja is set to be out of action for up to seven months after suffering cruciate ligament damage in the Andalusians` Europa League tie away to Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday.

Barcelona face Guardiola re-union; Sevilla face Fiorentina in Europa League
Barcelona face Guardiola re-union; Sevilla face Fiorentina in Europa League

The Champions League and Europa league draw were made on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.

Holders Sevilla through to Europa League semis
Holders Sevilla through to Europa League semis

Holders Sevilla sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.

Sevilla`s road to Warsaw must go through Russia
Sevilla`s road to Warsaw must go through Russia

Sevilla put their Europa League crown on the line on Thursday with a treacherous trip to Zenit St Petersburg, while two of the other quarter-finals remain on a knife-edge but Napoli are all but qualified after routing Wolfsburg last week.

Sevilla slip-up at Granada harms Champions League chances
Sevilla slip-up at Granada harms Champions League chances

Sevilla`s push for a Champions League place suffered a major blow as they could only manage a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Granada.

Scrappy win huge boost for Barcelona: Luis Enrique
Scrappy win huge boost for Barcelona: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed his players efforts despite a far from convincing display in a 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday.

After Sevilla loss, Zenit refocus on domestic duties
After Sevilla loss, Zenit refocus on domestic duties

Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg hope to bounce back from their 2-1 Europa League defeat at Sevilla when they travel to Kuban Krasnodar on Sunday.

Europa League: Clinical Napoli destroy Wolfsburg, Sevilla down Zenit
Europa League: Clinical Napoli destroy Wolfsburg, Sevilla down Zenit

Rafa Benitez worked his European magic again on Thursday as a rampant Napoli produced a superb display to beat VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 in Germany in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Sevilla aim to shut out under-strength Zenit
Sevilla aim to shut out under-strength Zenit

Sevilla continue their quest for a fourth Europa League title in 10 years when they welcome Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg to the fortress Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday.

Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk
Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has sought to play down Neymar`s petulant reaction when the Brazil forward was substituted in Saturday`s 2-2 La Liga draw at Sevilla.

Barca need to rediscover defensive solidity for title charge
Barca need to rediscover defensive solidity for title charge

Barcelona need to rediscover the defensively solidity that has underpinned their championship charge alongside their sharp attack after an error by Gerard Pique in the drawn match against Sevilla reduced their lead to two points at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona blow two-goal lead at Sevilla, leave La Liga title race wide open
Barcelona blow two-goal lead at Sevilla, leave La Liga title race wide open

Sevilla came from 2-0 down to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a 2-2 draw against leaders Barcelona on Saturday.