It was a great week for both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the Champions League football, but now they face the task of taking that form back into week 25 of the Spanish La Liga over the weekend.
Real Madrid will again look up to their impressive home record to stand up to the pressure and remain in the race for the Spanish La Liga football title when they take on struggling Celta Vigo on Monday.
Lionel Messi is back and raring to go as FC Barcelona prepare to kick off 2014 with a home match against Elche in the Spanish La Liga Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao came from behind to win 2-1 at struggling Malaga in La Liga on Monday and heap the pressure on German coach Bernd Schuster.
Gareth Bale has said he is relishing life at Real Madrid now that he is clear of the niggling injuries that blighted his start to life in the Spanish capital.
Football legend Pele has said Lionel Messi does not yet deserve to be rated ahead of former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane.
Barcelona`s injury woes deepened when tests showed Xavi had a hamstring strain, Valdes limped out of Spain`s friendly in South Africa and Cristian Tello suffered ankle ligament damage.
Real Madrid`s hopes for the season have suffered a setback with the confirmation that German midfielder Sami Khedira will be out of action for the rest of the season.
Football legend Pele has backed Diego Costa`s decision to commit his future to Spain, describing the Brazil-born striker`s move as "courageous" and "correct".
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will be looking for more of the same from his star-studded front line when his team travel across town to face Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday.
Iker Casillas will be back to being Real Madrid`s starting goalkeeper in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League after having been reduced to a backup in the Spanish La Liga.
Gerardo Martino was delighted with Barcelona’s first-half display as they brushed aside Real Sociedad 4-1 at the Camp Nou to extend their winning start to the league campaign to six games.
Neymar scored his first league goal in Spanish football as Barcelona maintained their 100 percent start to the campaign with a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
A Swedish club announced on Monday the transfer of their nine-year-old prodigy, Zico Jr Marecaldi, to Spanish giants Barcelona.
FC Barcelona had to fight off a late surge from Sevilla to beat them 3-2 in an Spanish La Liga match at the Camp Nou Stadium.
Real Madrid and Barcelona will be looking to maintain their 100 percent starts to the Liga season when they face tough tests against Athletic Bilbao and Valencia on Sunday.
Real Madrid made it two wins in two La Liga outings this season when Karim Benzema`s scuffed 10th-minute strike secured an uninspiring 1-0 win at Granada on Monday.
Andre Villas-Boas insists Gareth Bale`s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid has yet to be concluded, but expects negotiations to move on within the next 48 hours.
Barcelona survived a couple of second-half scares to secure a nervous 1-0 win at Malaga on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to their La Liga title defence.
After three years of Jose Mourinho provoking a reaction from anyone he could during his time at Real Madrid, a relative calm has descended over the club.
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