Real Madrid’s hopes of beating Real Betis could be boosted by the return from injury of Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid’s new coach Rafa Benitez is under pressure early in his stint with the club as they face Real Betis in their League opener.
Sergio Ramos, 29, will sign his new deal together with Real president Florentino Perez at Bernabeu later on Monday.
La Liga has 38 of the 42 professional clubs in Spain’s top two divisions on board.
Lionel Messi scored 41 goals in 37 La Liga appearances this term.
Lionel Messi scores his 400th goal for Barcelona in hard-fought win over Valencia.
Lionel Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in scoring charts as Barcelona won 2-0 at Eibar to stay top.
Barcelona beat Villarreal 6-2 on aggregate while Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 on aggregate.
Rodriguez’s surgery on a broken bone in his right foot was a success. His return is not clear yet.
James Rodriguez headed the opener before going off injured in Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla.
Raul Garcia converted a 57th minute penalty before Jose Gimenez headed Atletico’s 2nd goal in 76th.
Barcelona lost at Real Sociedad in the league on Sunday. Messi only played the second half of the match.
A World Cup and double European Championship winner with Spain, Torres joined Atletico at the age of 11.
Ronaldo’s 23rd career hat trick in La Liga gave him one more treble than Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo Zarra.
Malaga win helped Real surpass their previous best of 15 successive wins in all competitions set in 1960-61 and 2011-12.