Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Full Coverage : SPANISH LA LIGA

Isco keen to make most of Gareth Bale’s absence
October 30, 2014

The local media has stepped up pressure on Bale, criticising the Welshman for not helping out more in defence.

Real Madrid hand 4-1 thrashing to Cornella in King’s Cup

Varane converted two corners as a second-string Real Madrid began the defence of their King’s Cup with a win.

La Liga’s best, Cristiano Ronaldo picks up three awards
October 29, 2014

The best coach award went to Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and the League Champion award went to his club.

Real Madrid stab three into Barcelona’s heart
October 26, 2014

There was no dream return for Suarez, making his Barca debut after a four-month ban.

Real Madrid recover to win ‘El Clasico’

Real Madrid come from behind to beat Barcelona 3-1 and move just one point short of the league leaders.

Luis Suarez will play some minutes in Clasico, says coach
October 25, 2014

Real Madrid will have Spain centre back Sergio Ramos available for Saturday’s “clasico” against Barcelona.

Luis Suarez likely to return in Clasico, says Barcelona coach
October 24, 2014

Luis Suarez will play some part in the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, informed Luis Enrique.

Atletico de Madrid win as Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro put Sevilla on second
October 20, 2014

Sevilla beat Elche 2-0 with second-half goals from Bacca and Gameiro to move up to second in La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s double sinks Levante

Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his blistering scoring form with two goals as Real swept Levante aside 5-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace as Real Madrid humble lowly Levante
October 18, 2014

The Portuguese has 15 netted times in the first eight league games and Real move up to second in the table.

Cusp of yet another record

Messi, who completed 10 years in Barcelona, is on the verge of topping La Liga’s all-time scoring charts.

Lionel Messi eyes fresh opportunity for La Liga goals record
October 16, 2014

Lionel Messi is in pursuit of a Telmo Zarra’s six-decade-old La Liga scoring record of 251 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo: In a league of his own
October 7, 2014

Ronaldo matches Alfredo Di Stefano & Telmo Zarra’s record with 22nd La Liga hat-trick; helps Real crush Bilbao 5-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo hits third treble in five games
October 6, 2014

Victory takes Real within four points of leaders Barcelona behind Valencia and Sevilla, but ahead of champions Atletico.

Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr tag team wins it for Barca; Atletico falter

Rayo was spared a larger defeat thanks to Barcelona not exploiting its chances, despite the hosts being two men down.

In first 13 minutes, Valencia seal game against Atletico Madrid, easy win for Barcelona
October 5, 2014

Valencia stunned Atletico Madrid with three goals in the first 13 minutes before holding on to win.

Rafinha back for Barcelona’s tie against Rayo Vallecano; Thomas Vermaelen to sit out
October 3, 2014

Rafinha, the younger brother of Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara, has been sidelined with a muscle injury.

Neymar hat-trick in Barcelona’s 6
September 28, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo kept up his rich scoring form with the second goal for Real Madrid in a 2-0 win at Villarreal.

Lionel Messi, Neymar show gives Barcelona big victory, Real Madrid also win

The win gave Barca the provisional league lead. Valencia can match it on points with a win at Sociedad.

Malaga hold mighty Barcelona; Atletico Madrid edge out Almeria
September 25, 2014

Atletico Madrid stayed close to the pacesetters after a header by Miranda gave the capital club a 1-0 win at Almeria.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Real Madrid thrash Elche 5-1

Ronaldo’s latest scoring burst gave him 12 goals in all competitions this season for Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo fires 25th hat-trick in Elche rout
September 24, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific start to the season with four goals, including two penalties.

Luis Suarez set to play for Barcelona B in friendly against Indonesia
September 23, 2014

The Catalan club splashed out 81 million euros on the controversial Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez.

Barcelona thrash 10-man Levante 5-0
September 22, 2014

Barca now lead second-placed Sevilla by two points with champions Atletico Madrid a further two points adrift.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads eight-goal Deportivo La Coruna rout
September 21, 2014

Real Madrid now trail second-placed Atletico Madrid by two points after they were held 2-2 against Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid will accelerate, says Carlo Ancelotti
September 11, 2014

Real got the better of Atletico in the Champions League final but Atletico came out on top in the Spanish Super Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy with Real Madrid transfer policy
September 3, 2014

Ronaldo’s comments will make uncomfortable reading for construction magnate Perez.

Real Madrid kick off La Liga campaign with 2-0 win
August 26, 2014

Champions Atletico made a sluggish start to the defence of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone suspended for eight matches
August 25, 2014

Simeone was ejected for dissent after he vociferously called for Juanfran Torres to be allowed back.

Lionel Messi nets twice in Barcelona’s 3-0 win

Messi, whose Argentina side were beaten in World Cup final by Germany, was the talisman once again for Barca.

More than just a title
May 19, 2014

Barca and Real’s stranglehold on Spain has grown and has always taken something special to crack.

Atletico Madrid, at last
May 18, 2014

Atletico win their first league title in 18 years after rallying to 1-1 draw at Barcelona.

Nou or never for Atletico Madrid
May 17, 2014

Win or draw against Barcelona away on final day will hand Atletico first La Liga title since 1996.

Diego Costa fit for La Liga showdown, says Diego Simeone
May 16, 2014

Costa missed Sunday’s 1-1 draw to Malaga but returns to try to help Atletico clinch their first domestic league title in 18 years.

Barcelona boosted by Neymar return for Atletico showdown

Neymar, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba were given the all-clear by medical staff for Saturday’s La Liga final clash.

Puyol bids emotional farewell to Barcelona
May 15, 2014

Barca will need to dip into the transfer market in the close season to find a replacement for Puyol.