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In Madrid, tensions run high before El Clasico
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November 19, 2015

Tensions are running high for El Clasico with Europe on high alert following last week’s deadly attacks in Paris.

Stiff security measures in place for ‘El Clasico’ in aftermath of Paris terror attacks
An armed police officer stands outside Horseguards on Whitehall in London, Britain November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Europe is on high alert following the deadly bombings and shootings in the French capital last Friday.

Lionel Messi looking sharp but in doubt for El but Clasico, says Luis Suarez
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November 18, 2015

Lionel Messi is in a fitness battle having returned to training on Monday following a knee injury he picked up at the end of September.

No reason to call off El Clasico, says Spain official
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November 17, 2015

Miguel Cardenal said officials would meet on Wednesday to discuss security at the match at Real’s Bernabeu stadium.

Real Sociedad sacks under-fire coach David Moyes
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November 10, 2015

David Moyes took over at Sociedad almost exactly a year ago after a disappointing spell in charge of Manchester United,

Real Madrid slump to defeat at Sevilla; Barcelona surge to top spot
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Gareth Bale look dejected after the first goal of Sevilla team during their Spanish first division soccer match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, southern Spain, October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
November 9, 2015

Barcelona lead the table with 27 points from 11 games, three more than Real Madrid while Atletico Madrid are on 23 points.

Valencia score five to go past Celta Vigo
(L-R) Valencia's Daniel Parejo, Andre Gomes and Santos react after their Champions League Group H soccer match against Gent at Ghelamco Arena in Ghent, Belgium, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Yves Herman
November 8, 2015

Valencia have not lived up to expectations so far this season following heavy investment in players.

Under fire David Moyes ‘not worried’ about Real Sociedad job
Real Sociedad's head manager David Moyes of Scotland, gestures during their Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and Atletico de Madrid, at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.  Atletico de Madrid won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
November 7, 2015

David Moyes, former Manchester United manager, was considered a risky appointment due to his inability to speak Spanish.

Cristiano Ronaldo tired of Lionel Messi comparisons
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November 6, 2015

Portugal’s star winger Cristiano Ronaldo added that he and Messi are two different persons and have different personalities.

Barcelona strong even without Lionel Messi: Luis Enrique
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November 1, 2015

Barcelona continue to pick up wins despite Lionel Messi’s injury-enforced absence, losing just once since September.

Luis Suarez, Neymar keep Barcelona on track, Real Madrid beat Las Palmas
Barcelona's Neymar, right, celebrates after scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain,  Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Despite the absence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez led Barcelona to 2-0 win.

Jose Maria Gimenez commits howler, Atletico Madrid remain third in La Liga
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October 31, 2015

Jose Maria Gimenez howler gifts Deportivo La Coruna late goal to draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid; latter remain third in table.

Real Madrid won’t rush back injured players, says Rafa Benitez
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October 30, 2015

Real Madrid are joint top on 21 points with Barcelona after nine matches, with the champions playing at Getafe on Saturday.

Luis Suarez hat-trick powers Barcelona to 3-1 win over Eibar
Barcelona's Luis Suarez (R) celebrates his third goal against Eibar during their Spanish first division soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Albert Gea      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
October 26, 2015

This victory takes Barcelona level with Real Madrid on 21 points in the Spanish La Liga table.

Real Madrid stretch lead at top after 3-1 win over Celta Vigo
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October 24, 2015

Real Madrid beat second-placed Celta Vigo 3-1 to go three points clear of the Galicians at the top of the table.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits new high; Neymar leads Barcelona in goal fest
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October 17, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 324th goal with Real Madrid, to surpass Raul Gonzalez’s mark as the club’s all-time leading scorer.

Luis Suarez, Dani Alves return to Barcelona training
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during a Champions League Group E soccer match between Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Barcelona won 2-1. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Luis Suarez, who had a sore hamstring muscle, was finally back in the field.

Barcelona set to take Arda Turan transfer dispute to CAS
FC Barcelona's Arda Turan, left, talks with his teammate Ivan Rakitic during a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.  FC Barcelona will play against Bayer Leverkusen during a Champions League Group E on Tuesday . (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 15, 2015

Barceona face transfer ban until January for violation of guidelines and therefore Arda Turan’s transfer stands invalid.

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 Madrid’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.