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Cedric Bakambu bags brace as Villarreal maintain European push

Cedric Bakambu bags brace as Villarreal maintain European push

Cedric Bakambu scored twice as Villarreal maintained their push for a European place next season with a comfortable 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon.

Sevilla beat 10-man Celta Vigo to go level with Atleti

Sevilla beat 10-man Celta Vigo to go level with Atleti

Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder scored three minutes after coming on as Sevilla moved level on points with third-placed Atletico Madrid with a 2-1 win at home to 10-man Celta Vigo.

James double helps Real Madrid keep pace with Barca in La Liga

James double helps Real Madrid keep pace with Barca in La Liga

First-team misfit James Rodriguez scored twice as Real Madrid kept pace with their La Liga title rivals Barcelona by beating Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 at the Riazor.

Messi brace as Barcelona keep pressure on Real with easy win

Messi brace as Barcelona keep pressure on Real with easy win

Barcelona blitzed Osasuna with four goals in 10 second-half minutes to temporarily move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a 7-1 victory at the Camp Nou.

Villarreal deal Atleti Champions League setback with late winner

Villarreal deal Atleti Champions League setback with late winner

Atletico Madrid suffered a blow in the race for a top-three finish in La Liga as Roberto Soriano's late goal gave Villarreal a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderon.

Messi brace pulls Barcelona even in La Liga after thrilling Clasico win

Messi brace pulls Barcelona even in La Liga after thrilling Clasico win

Barcelona gave their La Liga title hopes a huge boost with a 3-2 defeat of arch-rivals Real Madrid in a thrilling Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Griezmann nets 100th goal in La Liga as Atleti beat Espanyol

Griezmann nets 100th goal in La Liga as Atleti beat Espanyol

Antoine Griezmann kept Atletico Madrid focused on a strong finish in La Liga on Saturday despite their looming Champions League semifinal with Real Madrid.

Ibai Gomez, Rodrigo Ely score as Alaves deal UCL blow to Villarreal

Ibai Gomez, Rodrigo Ely score as Alaves deal UCL blow to Villarreal

Ibai Gomez and Rodrigo Ely scored first-half goals as Alaves dealt Villarreal's Champions League hopes a blow with a 2-1 win.

Lionel Messi brace helps Barcelona to win over Real Sociedad

Lionel Messi brace helps Barcelona to win over Real Sociedad

Lionel Messi supplied two goals and an assist as Barcelona saw off Real Sociedad 3-2 at the Camp Nou to keep up the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid ahead of El Clasico.

Isco strikes late to keep Real Madrid in control of title race

Isco strikes late to keep Real Madrid in control of title race

A last-minute goal from Isco saw La Liga leaders Real Madrid snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at relegation battlers Sporting Gijon, where manager Zinedine Zidane had made some nine changes to his team.

Yannick Carrasco scores twice as Atletico Madrid beat Osasuna

Yannick Carrasco scores twice as Atletico Madrid beat Osasuna

Atletico Madrid kept themselves ahead in the battle with Sevilla for third place after a 3-0 win over bottom club Osasuna at the Vicente Calderon, but missed two late penalties.

Barcelona stunned at Malaga as Neymar gets sent off

Barcelona stunned at Malaga as Neymar gets sent off

Barcelona failed to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they were beaten 2-0 at Malaga, where Brazil forward Neymar was sent off.

Real Madrid denied derby win as Antoine Griezmann snatches point

Real Madrid denied derby win as Antoine Griezmann snatches point

Real Madrid's La Liga title hopes were dented after they were held to a 1-1 derby draw by Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sevilla back to winning ways with 4-2 win over Deportivo

Sevilla back to winning ways with 4-2 win over Deportivo

Sevilla were celebrating victory for the first time in over a month after beating Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 -- although the hosts had it far from easy at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Villarreal enhance credentials with victory over Athletic Bilbao

Villarreal enhance credentials with victory over Athletic Bilbao

Villarreal strengthened their grip on fifth place in La Liga with an entertaining 3-1 home victory over fellow European hopefuls Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid maintain La Liga lead with thrilling win vs. Leganes

Real Madrid maintain La Liga lead with thrilling win vs. Leganes

Real Madrid regained their position at the top of La Liga but not before being put through their paces by a spirited Leganes in a pulsating 4-2 victory.

Lionel Messi scores brace as Barcelona cruise past Sevilla

Lionel Messi scores brace as Barcelona cruise past Sevilla

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona produced a scintillating first-half display in their 3-0 win against Sevilla.

Atletico Madrid edge Real Sociedad to remain third place in La Liga

Atletico Madrid edge Real Sociedad to remain third place in La Liga

Atletico Madrid took another step toward securing a spot in the Champions League next season by defeating Real Sociedad 1-0 on Tuesday for their fifth win in a row in La Liga.

Barcelona maintain pressure on Real with 4-1 thrashing of Granada

Barcelona maintain pressure on Real with 4-1 thrashing of Granada

Barcelona kept up the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they won 4-1 at struggling Granada.

Real Madrid beat Alaves to stretch their lead at the top

Real Madrid beat Alaves to stretch their lead at the top

Real Madrid moved five points clear at the top of the Primera Division table with a 3-0 victory over Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Sevilla frustrated in Sporting Gijon stalemate

Sevilla frustrated in Sporting Gijon stalemate

Sevilla suffered a fourth La Liga game without a win when they were held to a goalless draw at home by lowly Sporting Gijon on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid return to top three in La Liga after win

Atletico Madrid return to top three in La Liga after win

Atletico Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to secure their fourth consecutive win and regain third place in La Liga on Saturday.

Lionel Messi brace helps Barcelona defeat 10-man Valencia

Lionel Messi brace helps Barcelona defeat 10-man Valencia

Lionel Messi scored twice to help Barcelona keep pace in La Liga's title race with a 4-2 defeat of 10-man Valencia at the Camp Nou on Sunday night.

Atletico Madrid power past Sevilla to close gap on top three

Atletico Madrid power past Sevilla to close gap on top three

Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann and Koke fired Atletico Madrid to a crucial 3-1 victory over rivals Sevilla.

Casemiro scores winner as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao

Casemiro scores winner as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid moved five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.

Kevin-Prince Boateng leads Las Palmas past 10-man Villarreal

Kevin-Prince Boateng leads Las Palmas past 10-man Villarreal

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored and forced the sending off of a Villarreal player to help Las Palmas win 1-0 at home in La Liga on Friday.

Real Madrid move back atop La Liga thanks to late Ramos winner

Real Madrid move back atop La Liga thanks to late Ramos winner

Real Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga after Sergio Ramos' late winner earned a 2-1 comeback victory against 10-man Real Betis at the Bernabeu on Sunday.

Barcelona stunned at Deportivo La Coruna, open door for Real Madrid

Barcelona stunned at Deportivo La Coruna, open door for Real Madrid

Barcelona were brought back to earth after their remarkable Champions League victory over Paris St Germain as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at lowly Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Sunday.

Sevilla lose ground in La Liga title race

Sevilla lose ground in La Liga title race

Sevilla lost ground on Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Leganes.

Antoine Griezmann's late goal gives Atletico victory at Granada

Antoine Griezmann's late goal gives Atletico victory at Granada

Antoine Griezmann scored an 84th-minute winner to move Atletico Madrid closer to the top three with a 1-0 victory at Granada at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.

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Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021
Real Madrid news

Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021

Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that interim manager Santiago Solari has signed a contract to make him the permanent coach of the club until 2021.

Karim Benzema stars as Real Madrid maintain winning run under Santiago Solari
Celta 2 - 4 Real Madrid

Karim Benzema stars as Real Madrid maintain winning run under Santiago Solari

Real Madrid notched a fourth straight win under interim coach Santiago Solari by winning 4-2 at Celta Vigo on Sunday to move to within four points of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi returns from injury as Real Betis stun Camp Nou
Barcelona 3 - 4 Real Betis

Barcelona's Lionel Messi returns from injury as Real Betis stun Camp Nou

Lionel Messi scored twice on his return to action following a broken arm but could not stop Barcelona suffering a surprise defeat at home to Real Betis.

Diego Godin shakes off injury to give Atletico Madrid win over Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid 3 - 2 Athletic Bilbao

Diego Godin shakes off injury to give Atletico Madrid win over Athletic Bilbao

Atletico Madrid twice came from behind to pull off a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, completing their comeback with a stoppage-time header from limping captain Diego Godin.

Sevilla fall further behind leaders Barcelona with draw at Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 0 - 0 Sevilla

Sevilla fall further behind leaders Barcelona with draw at Real Sociedad

Sevilla failed to capitalise on a weekend of slip-ups for La Liga's chasing pack when they were held to a goalless draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday, opening up a four-point gap behind leaders and champions Barcelona.

Luis Suarez goal completes late comeback, puts Barcelona four points clear
Rayo Vallecano 2 - 3 Barcelona

Luis Suarez goal completes late comeback, puts Barcelona four points clear

Late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez earned La Liga champions Barcelona a 3-2 win at struggling Rayo Vallecano on Saturday to keep them clear at the top of the standings.

Atletico Madrid blow chance to lead La Liga following Leganes draw
Leganes 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid blow chance to lead La Liga following Leganes draw

Atletico Madrid threw away the chance to go top of La Liga by conceding a late equaliser to draw 1-1 away to neighbours Leganes on Saturday as their miserable run at the Madrid minnows dragged on.

Vinicius Jr. makes difference as Real Madrid win in Solari's La Liga debut
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Real Valladolid

Vinicius Jr. makes difference as Real Madrid win in Solari's La Liga debut

Real Madrid ended their long wait for a La Liga victory by beating Real Valladolid 2-0 on Saturday with two late goals in interim coach Santiago Solari's first home game in charge of the struggling European champions.

Barcelona beat Cultural Leonesa in Copa del Rey with Clement Lenglet header
Cultural Leonesa 0 - 1 Barcelona

Barcelona beat Cultural Leonesa in Copa del Rey with Clement Lenglet header

Holders Barcelona scraped a 1-0 win at third-tier Cultural Leonesa thanks to Clement Lenglet's late header in their Copa del Rey first-leg match.

Vinicius Jr. stars for Real Madrid as Santiago Solari wins first match in charge
Melilla 0 - 4 Real Madrid

Vinicius Jr. stars for Real Madrid as Santiago Solari wins first match in charge

Santiago Solari got off to the perfect start as Real Madrid's interim coach when his side thrashed Melilla 4-0 in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.

Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui following El Clasico humiliation
Real Madrid news

Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui following El Clasico humiliation

Real Madrid have sacked Julen Lopetegui after just four months in charge, with the ex-Spain coach paying the price following Sunday's 5-1 humiliation against Barcelona in El Clasico.

Luis Suarez scores hat trick as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid in Clasico
Barcelona 5 - 1 Real Madrid

Luis Suarez scores hat trick as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid in Clasico

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as his side thrashed arch-rivals Real Madrid 5-1 on Sunday in a highly entertaining Clasico which surely will signal the end of hapless coach Julen Lopetegui's spell in charge of Real.

Atletico Madrid go top of La Liga after seeing off Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Real Sociedad

Atletico Madrid go top of La Liga after seeing off Real Sociedad

Atletico Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Saturday, easing the pain of their humbling 4-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.

Lionel Messi's arm injury casts shadow as Barcelona beat Sevilla
Barcelona 4 - 2 Sevilla

Lionel Messi's arm injury casts shadow as Barcelona beat Sevilla

Barcelona moved back to the top of the La Liga table with their 4-2 win over Sevilla on Saturday night, but saw Lionel Messi exit early with a right arm injury.

Mario Gaspar's equaliser earns Villarreal draw with Atletico Madrid
Villarreal 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Mario Gaspar's equaliser earns Villarreal draw with Atletico Madrid

Struggling Villarreal derailed Atletico Madrid's hopes of taking top spot in La Liga with a 1-1 draw at home on Saturday and were unfortunate not to win the game after squandering a number of chances in the second half.

Real Madrid avoid setting new goal-drought record in home defeat to Levante
Real Madrid 1 - 2 Levante

Real Madrid avoid setting new goal-drought record in home defeat to Levante

Real Madrid narrowly avoided setting a new club-record goal drought as they fell to their fourth defeat in five games with a 2-1 defeat to Levante at the Bernabeu.

Lionel Messi's super strike not enough as Barcelona draw at Valencia
Valencia 1 - 1 Barcelona

Lionel Messi's super strike not enough as Barcelona draw at Valencia

Champions Barcelona's domestic strife continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia in an absorbing La Liga game on Sunday, with Lionel Messi again coming to their rescue by equalising with an 11th goal in 10 games this season.

Angel Correa strikes as Atletico Madrid hold off Real Betis late
Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Real Betis

Angel Correa strikes as Atletico Madrid hold off Real Betis late

Atletico Madrid defeated Real Betis 1-0 in a tight game on Sunday through a second-half strike from forward Angel Correa as coach Diego Simeone's substitutions paid off.

Sevilla go top with Celta win, Atletico subs see off Betis
Sevilla 2 - 1 Celta

Sevilla go top with Celta win, Atletico subs see off Betis

Sevilla moved provisionally top of La Liga by beating visitors Celta Vigo 2-1 on Sunday for a fourth straight victory that saw them climb above Atletico Madrid, who had led the table for a couple of hours after a 1-0 home win over over Real Betis.

Real Madrid goalless again in shock loss to Alaves
Alaves 1 - 0 Real Madrid

Real Madrid goalless again in shock loss to Alaves

Manu Garcia scored a last-minute winner as Deportivo AlavГ©s beat Real Madrid 1-0 at the Mendizorroza in La Liga.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale limps off during derby draw with Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid 0 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale limps off during derby draw with Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid missed the chance to go two points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga as they drew 0-0 with Atletico Madrid on Saturday in an edgy, but entertaining, local derby in which the outstanding players were the two goalkeepers.

Barcelona held by Athletic Bilbao as Ernesto Valverde defends decision to bench Lionel Messi
Barcelona 1 - 1 Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona held by Athletic Bilbao as Ernesto Valverde defends decision to bench Lionel Messi

Barcelona's run of poor form continued following a surprise 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Andre Silva's brace gives Sevilla emphatic win over Real Madrid
Sevilla 3 - 0 Real Madrid

Andre Silva's brace gives Sevilla emphatic win over Real Madrid

Real Madrid crashed and burned in a 3-0 defeat at a rampant Sevilla on Wednesday, losing for the first time in La Liga under coach Julen Lopetegui and missing the chance to capitalise on Barcelona's shock 2-1 defeat at Leganes.

Barcelona drop first game of La Liga season in shock defeat to Leganes
Leganes 2 - 1 Barcelona

Barcelona drop first game of La Liga season in shock defeat to Leganes

La Liga leaders Barcelona slumped to a shock first loss of the season on Wednesday, suffering a 2-1 defeat at struggling Leganes after conceding twice in two second-half minutes as coach Ernesto Valverde's squad rotation backfired.

Atletico Madrid ease to comfortable win over Huesca ahead of weekend derby
Atletico Madrid 3 - 0 Huesca

Atletico Madrid ease to comfortable win over Huesca ahead of weekend derby

First-half goals from Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Partey and Koke helped a resurgent Atletico Madrid secure a 3-0 home victory over Huesca in La Liga on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique score to give Barcelona 2-2 draw with Girona
Barcelona 2-2 Girona

Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique score to give Barcelona 2-2 draw with Girona

Barcelona's 100 percent winning start to the season came to a halt on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 La Liga draw by Girona on Sunday, having been reduced to playing the final 55 minutes with 10 men.

Marco Asensio scores as Real Madrid go one point clear in La Liga
Real Madrid 1 - 0 Espanyol

Marco Asensio scores as Real Madrid go one point clear in La Liga

Marco Asensio's strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 win over dogged Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday.

Thomas Lemar bursts to life to help Atletico Madrid past Getafe
Getafe 0 - 2 Atletico Madrid

Thomas Lemar bursts to life to help Atletico Madrid past Getafe

Thomas Lemar produced an impressive performance as he scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid in their 2-0 win at Getafe that provisionally lifted them to fifth in La Liga on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid frustrated by Eibar as poor start continues
Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 Eibar

Atletico Madrid frustrated by Eibar as poor start continues

Atletico Madrid averted an embarrassing home defeat to minnows Eibar by drawing 1-1 thanks to a strike from teenage debutant Borja Garces deep in stoppage time but continued their poor start to the La Liga season.

Real Madrid's perfect season ends after 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao 1 - 1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid's perfect season ends after 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid's perfect start to the La Liga season came to a halt on Saturday as they drew 1-1 in an ill-tempered game at Athletic Bilbao and fell two points behind champions Barcelona at the top of the standings.