Spanish football authorities on Friday demanded the government enforce centralised bidding for broadcast rights for first and second division matches to defend smaller clubs against their richer top-league rivals.
Spanish football looks set to be thrown into another match-fixing scandal after a former general manager of Osasuna football club admitted that the club had offered money to players from other clubs to fix matches.
Spain`s professional league (LFP) has demoted Real Murcia from the second division to the third tier (Segunda B) and fined them 180,000 euros ($240,800) after they failed to meet the competition`s financial criteria.
Osasuna and Valladolid were relegated to the Spanish second division on Sunday, but the final round of La Liga matches was overshadowed by the collapse of a barrier which injured 25 fans at Osasuna`s El Sadar stadium in Pamplona.
Atletico Madrid have the "character and strength" to go to Barcelona this weekend, beat their only remaining title rivals and seal their first La Liga triumph since 1996, according to midfielder Jose Sosa.