Full Coverage : SPANISH LA LIGA

We committed errors: Rafa Benitez unhappy to drop points against Atletico de Madrid
Real Madrid's coach Rafa Benitez gestures to players during their Spanish first division derby soccer match against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, October 4, 2015.   REUTERS/Andrea Comas
October 5, 2015

Real Madrid are joint second in the table with Celta Vigo and Barcelona on 15 points and a win would have seen them leapfrog Villarreal

Luciano Vietto’s late strike helps Atletico de Madrid escape with a draw against Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid's Luciano Vietto (2nd R) celebrates  after scoring a goal during their Spanish first division derby soccer match against Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, October 4, 2015.        REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Luciano Vietto slotted the ball home with seven minutes to go after Karim Benzema had given visitors Real the lead early on.

We are not anywhere near our best at the moment, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique
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October 4, 2015

With the goal flow slowed, Barcelona’s defending has come under the spotlight.

Barcelona slip to third place in points table after 2-1 loss to Sevilla
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Barcelona remained with 15 points from seven rounds, dropping from second to third place in the standings.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been relentless, season upon season raising that bar: Rio Ferdinand
MALMO : Real Madrid's striker Cristiano Ronaldo arrives to the team's hotel ahead of their Champions League Group A soccer match in Malmo, Sweden, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Real Madrid will play Malmo FF on Wednesday, Sept. 30. AP/PTI(AP9_30_2015_000029A)
October 2, 2015

The ex-England defender noted Cristiano Ronaldo’s growth since arriving at Manchester United as a teenager.

Coach Rafa Benitez blames anxiety after Real Madrid fail to score at home
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September 27, 2015

Real Madrid are now two points behind surprise leaders Villarreal after six games.

Barcelona win match, lose Lionel Messi; Villarreal ascend to top
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Lionel Messi was ruled out for up to two months after damaging knee ligaments.

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba set to miss Celta Vigo clash with neck injury
Roma's Mohamed Salah, right, and Barcelona's Jordi Alba run for the ball  during a Champions League, Group E soccer match between Roma and Barcelona, at Rome's Olympic stadium Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
September 23, 2015

Barcelona will also miss the likes of Claudio Bravo, Thomas Vermaelen, Sandro Ramirez.

Atletico Madrid ascend to top spot in Spanish La Liga after 2-0 win over Getafe
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, top, celebrates with teammate Jackson Martinez after scoring their side's second goal against Getafe during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Getafe at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Atletico de Madrid controlled the game but they eased off for long spells against a side incapable of putting them under pressure.

Spanish La Liga: Keylor Navas ‘pleased’ to be with Real Madrid
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo, Real MadridÂ’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas controls the ball in front of Luka Modric, during a training session in Madrid, Spain. For the first time in its 113-year history, Madrid hasn't conceded a goal in its first five matches of the season, and Navas is a big reason for the success of the team's defense so far. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
September 22, 2015

Keylor Navas was close to moving English Premier League club Manchester United, but the transfer was not successful.

Barcelona look to change top
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September 21, 2015

As Barcelona face Celta Vigo, here are other things to look for in the Spanish league this week.

Real Madrid sluggish in narrow-win over Granada, Atletico Madrid beat Eibar 2-0
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September 20, 2015

Real Madrid beat Granada 1-0 while Atletico win 2-0 at Eibar; Valencia held 0-0 at home to Real Betis.

Raul’s record under threat from Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid gears up for Granada
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Group A Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 17, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo hit five goals in a match for the first time when Real hammered Granada 9-1 at the Bernabeu last season.

Cristiano Ronaldo blasts five for Real Madrid; substitute Lionel Messi wins it for Barcelona
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September 12, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo scores five goals as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 6-0 in Spanish La Liga.

Barcelona include Lionel Messi for Atletico Madrid match, Gerard Pique ruled out
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September 11, 2015

Lionel Messi was included in Barcelona squad list for their La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid president attacks Manchester United over David De Gea transfer fiasco
Real Madrid's new soccer player Mateo Kovacic, right, poses with club President Florentino Perez during his official presentation to the media at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Kovacic, who played before in Italian Inter Milan team, has signed a contract for six seasons. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 4, 2015

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said Manchester United lacked ‘negotiating experience.’

Real Madrid hand Real Betis humiliating 5-0 defeat, Barcelona edge Malaga 1-0
August 30, 2015

Gareth Bale overshadowed an out-of-sorts Cristiano Ronaldo on a night where Real Madrid pumped in five goals.

Neymar likely to return for Barcelona against Malaga
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August 28, 2015

Neymar missed this month’s European and Spanish Super Cups, as well as last weekend’s 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid are not a defensive team, insists Rafa Benitez
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Real Madrid’s hopes of beating Real Betis could be boosted by the return from injury of Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid under pressure to win home opener
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August 27, 2015

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.

Atletico Madrid register scrappy 1-0 win over promoted Las Palmas
August 23, 2015

Atletico de Madrid got their La Liga campaign up and running in less than a convincing fashion.

We are not looking for a striker, says Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez
August 22, 2015

Real begin their latest La Liga campaign on Sunday at promoted Sporting Gijon.

Jordi Alba back for Barcelona’s La Liga opener at Athletic Bilbao

Facing trouble to field the right combination, Jordi Alba’s presence will help Barcelona’s prospects.

Pepe extends contract at Real Madrid until 2017
August 21, 2015

Pepe, 32, has helped Madrid win the Champions League and two Spanish league titles in eight seasons.

Gerard Pique banned for four matches over Super Cup red card
August 19, 2015

Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo acted after Pique strode angrily up to the linesman and yelled in his face.

It does not concern me: Rafa Benitez on misfiring Real Madrid attack

Rafa Benitez’s Real Madrid will kick off their season against Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

Aritz Aduriz, Athletic Bilbao stun Barcelona 4-0 in Spanish Super Cup
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August 15, 2015

The return leg is at the Nou Camp on Monday but even for Lionel Messi and company it may be asking too much to win.

I am not here to replace Xavi: Barcelona new recruit Arda Turan
July 10, 2015

Turkey captain Arda joined Barca this week after four seasons at Atletico Madrid.

Stayed at Barcelona because of Lionel Messi, reveals Dani Alves
June 10, 2015

Alves spoke angrily at a news conference last month when he said he felt that he was not appreciated at Barcelona.

Dani Alves extends his stay at FC Barcelona
Barcelona's Dani Alves and Neymar celebrate after the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona at the Olympic stadium in Berlin Saturday, June 6, 2015. Barcelona won the match 3-1.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 9, 2015

The Brazilian right-back was being linked to a move to Manchester United this summer.

Real Madrid appoint Rafael Benitez as new coach
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June 3, 2015

Benitez will be tasked with ending Madrid’s dismal record of one Spanish title in seven seasons.

Real Madrid vice-president confirms Rafael Benitez deal
May 31, 2015

Former Liverpool, Inter Milan and Chelsea manager Benitez has already announced his exit from Serie A side Napoli.

I won’t change the way I play: Neymar

The Brazilian was treated to a chorus of boos from the Athletic fans and given some rough treatment by rival defenders.

After winning King’s Cup, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique sets sights on treble

Spanish champions look to win the Champions League against Juventus on June 6 to complete the treble.

Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to King’s Cup final triumph over Athletic Bilbao

Barca’s South American attacking trio have netted a Spanish record 120 goals in all competitions this season.

Hope we work together next season: Cristiano Ronaldo backs under-fire coach Carlo Ancelotti
May 24, 2015

After the match, Portugal captain Ronaldo posted a message on his Twitter feed with a photograph of himself and Ancelotti.