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Fernando Torres scores winner as Atletico Madrid keep pace in title race

Fernando Torres scores winner as Atletico Madrid keep pace in title race

Fernando Torres again proved his worth to Atletico Madrid by scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao to keep the pressure on Primera Division leaders Barcelona.

Barcelona title hopes dealt another blow in home loss vs. Valencia

Barcelona title hopes dealt another blow in home loss vs. Valencia

Barcelona's title ambitions were dealt a further blow as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Valencia, suffering a third consecutive league defeat for the first time since 2003.

Atletico Madrid ease past Granada to keep pressure on Barcelona

Atletico Madrid ease past Granada to keep pressure on Barcelona

Atletico Madrid built on their Champions League success over Barcelona by beating Granada 3-0 to pile extra pressure on Luis Enrique's side in the title race.

Real Madrid close the gap on Barcelona with Getafe away win

Real Madrid close the gap on Barcelona with Getafe away win

Real Madrid continued to keep the pressure up in Spain as they beat Getafe 5-1 on the road to move to a point behind leaders Barcelona having played a game more.

Villarreal with a 2-0 victory over strugglers Getafe

Villarreal with a 2-0 victory over strugglers Getafe

Villarreal consolidated their grasp on fourth place with a 2-0 victory over strugglers Getafe.

Late Negredo strike sinks former club Sevilla and lifts Valencia

Late Negredo strike sinks former club Sevilla and lifts Valencia

Substitute Alvaro Negredo notched a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Valencia brought their Primera Division losing streak to an end with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla at the Mestalla.

Real Sociedad beat Barcelona to leave Primera Division title race wide open

Real Sociedad beat Barcelona to leave Primera Division title race wide open

An early goal from teenager Mikel Oyarzabal saw Real Sociedad beat Barcelona 1-0 and blow the Primera Division side wide open.

Atletico Madrid defeat Espanyol to stay in La Liga title race

Atletico Madrid defeat Espanyol to stay in La Liga title race

Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Koke were among the scorers as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Espanyol 3-1 and remain in the title race.

Real Madrid hammer Eibar to bounce back after Wolfsburg upset

Real Madrid hammer Eibar to bounce back after Wolfsburg upset

Real Madrid eased the pain of their shock defeat at Wolfsburg as Cristiano Ronaldo scored and provided two assists in a resounding 4-0 win over Eibar.

Sevilla's winning run ended by Real Sociedad

Sevilla's winning run ended by Real Sociedad

Sevilla's incredible run at home finally came to an end as they were beaten 2-1 by 10-man Real Sociedad, halting a run of 13 straight Primera Division wins.

Villarreal hit back to beat Eibar

Villarreal hit back to beat Eibar

Villarreal strengthened their grip on fourth place as they ended their Primera Division winless streak with a 2-1 come-from-behind triumph at Eibar.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores late to give Real Madrid victory at Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scores late to give Real Madrid victory at Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scored late as 10-man Real Madrid stunned Barcelona 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday to win El Clasico and end their rivals' 39-game unbeaten streak.

Atletico Madrid crush Real Betis ahead of Barca test

Atletico Madrid crush Real Betis ahead of Barca test

Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Atletico Madrid got in the mood for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona by thrashing Real Betis 5-1 in the Primera Division.

Lionel Messi: It would be nice to score 500th career goal in El Clasico

Lionel Messi: It would be nice to score 500th career goal in El Clasico

Lionel Messi is one goal shy of 500 career goals and aims to hit that milestone against Real Madrid in El Clasico.

Gary Neville sacked by Valencia after failing to turn fortunes around

Gary Neville sacked by Valencia after failing to turn fortunes around

Gary Neville has been sacked by Valencia after less than four months in charge, with former coach Pako Ayestaran taking charge until the end of the season.

Barcelona lose two-goal lead to draw at Villarreal

Barcelona lose two-goal lead to draw at Villarreal

Barcelona missed out on the chance to go 11 points clear at the top of the Primera Division as they squandered a two-goal advantage in a 2-2 draw at Villarreal.

Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema score as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla at the Bernabeu

Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema score as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla at the Bernabeu

Cristiano Ronaldo scored and missed a penalty as Real Madrid cut the gap to neighbours Atletico in second place in the Primera Division to a single point by thrashing Sevilla 4-0 at the Bernabeu.

Atletico Madrid shocked by Sporting Gijon as Carlos Castro nets late

Atletico Madrid shocked by Sporting Gijon as Carlos Castro nets late

Atletico Madrid stumbled in their pursuit of Barcelona for the Liga title after conceding two late goals to lose at relegation-threatened Sporting Gijon 2-1 on Saturday.

Real Madrid overcome Las Palmas thanks to late Casemiro goal

Real Madrid overcome Las Palmas thanks to late Casemiro goal

Brazilian midfielder Casemiro's late header gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory at Las Palmas where Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 20th time in his career.

Sevilla triumph in Villarreal thriller

Sevilla triumph in Villarreal thriller

Yevhen Konoplyanka scored a brilliant long-range goal as Sevilla beat Villarreal 4-2 win in a thrilling game to keep Unai Emery's side's hopes of a top-four finish alive.

Atletico Madrid stay in touch with leaders as Antoine Griezmann strikes again

Atletico Madrid stay in touch with leaders as Antoine Griezmann strikes again

Antoine Griezmann fired his 23rd goal of the season as Atletico Madrid kept the gap to leaders Barcelona to eight points with a comfortable 3-0 home win against Deportivo La Coruna.

Barcelona thrash Getafe as La Liga leaders edge closer to title

Barcelona thrash Getafe as La Liga leaders edge closer to title

Lionel Messi created three goals and scored another as Barcelona warmed up for their Champions League showdown with Arsenal by thrashing Getafe 6-0 at the Camp Nou to equal a club record 12 consecutive La Liga wins.

Inspired subs help Atletico top Valencia, pull within 8 points of Barca

Inspired subs help Atletico top Valencia, pull within 8 points of Barca

Two inspirational substitutions from Diego Simeone helped give Atletico Madrid a 3-1 win at Valencia that keeps the Rojiblancos within eight points of Primera Division leaders Barcelona.

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona hammer Eibar

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona hammer Eibar

A mesmeric performance from Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona barely noticed the absence of Neymar as they eased to a 4-0 win at Eibar.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Real Madrid thrash Celta Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Real Madrid thrash Celta Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the top of the Primera Division scoring charts by grabbing four goals in the second half as Real Madrid thrashed Celta Vigo 7-1 at the Bernabeu.

David Garcia goal helps Las Palmas shock Villarreal

David Garcia goal helps Las Palmas shock Villarreal

Las Palmas took another step towards Primera Division survival by unexpectedly beating Champions League hopefuls Villarreal 1-0 to record a third consecutive victory.

Lionel Messi nets hat trick as Barca win at 9-man Rayo Vallecano

Lionel Messi nets hat trick as Barca win at 9-man Rayo Vallecano

Lionel Messi scored a third hat trick of the season as Barcelona smashed nine-man Rayo Vallecano 5-1 and recorded a tenth straight league win.

Ronaldo scores in Madrid win

Ronaldo scores in Madrid win

A depleted Real Madrid side failed to produce a galvanising performance at Levante following their derby defeat to Atletico Madrid but still earned a 3-1 win.

Atletico Madrid ease past Real Sociedad in La Liga

Atletico Madrid ease past Real Sociedad in La Liga

Atletico Madrid built on their Madrid derby triumph by comfortably beating Real Sociedad 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon to record their biggest home league win of the season.

Barcelona equal Spanish record of 34 games unbeaten with Sevilla victory

Barcelona equal Spanish record of 34 games unbeaten with Sevilla victory

Goals from Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique saw Barcelona come from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Nou Camp and equal a Spanish record of 34 games without defeat in all competitions.

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Suarez, Paulinho both score twice as Barcelona thrash Depor
Barcelona 4 - 0 Deportivo La Coruna

Suarez, Paulinho both score twice as Barcelona thrash Depor

Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice as Barcelona tuned up for next week's Clasico with a handsome 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Fernando Torres' goal carries Atletico Madrid into second place
Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Alaves

Fernando Torres' goal carries Atletico Madrid into second place

Fernando Torres' first goal in La Liga this season gave Atletico Madrid a hard-fought 1-0 win over Alaves on Saturday and lifted the club into second place behind Barcelona.

Sevilla held to disappointing draw by Levante in Berizzo's return
Sevilla 0 - 0 Levante

Sevilla held to disappointing draw by Levante in Berizzo's return

Eduardo Berizzo's return to the Sevilla dugout delivered some defensive steel but no cutting edge up front as Levante ground out a goalless draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Suarez, Messi goals restore Barcelona's cushion atop La Liga
Villarreal 0 - 2 Barcelona

Suarez, Messi goals restore Barcelona's cushion atop La Liga

Barcelona seized on the second-half dismissal of Dani Raba to beat Villarreal 2-0 and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday night.

Saul Niguez nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Real Betis
Real Betis 0 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Saul Niguez nets winner as Atletico Madrid edge Real Betis

Saul Niguez scored the only goal as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 to keep Diego Simeone's team in the chase for the La Liga title.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla
Real Madrid 5 - 0 Sevilla

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d'Or award with a brace as Real Madrid swept past Sevilla 5-0 following a blistering first-half display at the Bernabeu.

Valencia suffer shock defeat against 10-man Getafe
Getafe 1 - 0 Valencia

Valencia suffer shock defeat against 10-man Getafe

Markel Bergara fired 10-man Getafe to a shock victory over second-placed Valencia to leave Barcelona five points clear at the top of the La Liga table.

Sergio Ramos sees red again as Real Madrid held to draw
Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos sees red again as Real Madrid held to draw

Sergio Ramos was sent off for a record 19th time in La Liga as Real Madrid drew 0-0 Athletic Bilbao and failed to take advantage of Barcelona's earlier slip.

Atletico Madrid battle back to beat Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid 2 - 1 Real Sociedad

Atletico Madrid battle back to beat Real Sociedad

Atletico Madrid cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points with a 2-1 comeback win against Real Sociedad.

Barcelona thwarted in Celta Vigo thriller at the Camp Nou
Barcelona 2 - 2 Celta Vigo

Barcelona thwarted in Celta Vigo thriller at the Camp Nou

Barcelona failed to stretch their lead at the top of the Liga table to seven points as Celta Vigo held them to a 2-2 draw in a fine match at the Bernabeu.

Fernando Torres brace helps Atletico Madrid see off Elche
Atletico Madrid 3 - 0 Elche

Fernando Torres brace helps Atletico Madrid see off Elche

Fernando Torres scored his first two goals of the season to help Atletico Madrid reach the Copa del Rey last 16 with a 3-0 win over Elche on Wednesday.

Barcelona reach Copa del Rey last 16 with rout of Murcia
Barcelona 5 - 0 Murcia

Barcelona reach Copa del Rey last 16 with rout of Murcia

Barcelona swept into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 win over Real Murcia at the Camp Nou.

Gareth Bale returns to save Real Madrid blushes in Copa
Real Madrid 2 - 2 Fuenlabrada

Gareth Bale returns to save Real Madrid blushes in Copa

Gareth Bale made a welcome return from injury to spare Real Madrid embarrassment in their Copa del Rey clash with Segunda B leaders Fuenlabrada.

Barcelona see Messi goal denied in controversial draw at Valencia
Valencia 1 - 1 Barcelona

Barcelona see Messi goal denied in controversial draw at Valencia

Lionel Messi had a legitimate goal controversially denied as La Liga leaders Barcelona hit back to snatch a 1-1 draw at second-placed Valencia.

Griezmann, Gameiro doubles as Atleti ease past Levante
Levante 0 - 5 Atletico Madrid

Griezmann, Gameiro doubles as Atleti ease past Levante

Atletico Madrid romped to a 5-0 win at Levante, which put them back above their city rivals Real into third place.

Cristiano Ronaldo ends scoring drought as Real Madrid edge Malaga
Real Madrid 3 - 2 Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo ends scoring drought as Real Madrid edge Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo struck on the rebound after his penalty was saved to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory over Malaga in their LaLiga clash at the Bernabeu.

Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona contract
Barcelona news

Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona contract

Lionel Messi has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Barcelona until 2021.

Valencia remain four points behind Barcelona with win vs. Espanyol
Espanyol 0 - 2 Valencia

Valencia remain four points behind Barcelona with win vs. Espanyol

Valencia kept pace with Spanish leaders Barcelona on Sunday by beating Espanyol 2-0 for an eighth straight league win despite having coach Marcelino Garcia Toral sent off.

Real Madrid and Atleti end goalless, lose ground to Barcelona
Atletico Madrid 0 - 0 Real Madrid

Real Madrid and Atleti end goalless, lose ground to Barcelona

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid shared a rare goalless draw in the first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano in a result that will have delighted league leaders Barcelona.

Luis Suarez bags a brace as Barcelona beat Leganes
Leganes 0 - 3 Barcelona

Luis Suarez bags a brace as Barcelona beat Leganes

Luis Suarez scored a brace as Barcelona recorded a 3-0 victory against Leganes to extend their lead at the summit of LaLiga.

Sublime Asensio strike helps Real past Las Palmas, stay in third
Real Madrid 3-0 Las Palmas

Sublime Asensio strike helps Real past Las Palmas, stay in third

Marco Asensio struck an instant classic as Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas.

Paco Alcacer brace guides Barcelona to victory over Sevilla
Barcelona 2 - 1 Sevilla

Paco Alcacer brace guides Barcelona to victory over Sevilla

Paco Alcacer was Barcelona's match-winner as his brace helped the LaLiga leaders make it 10 victories from 11 games with a 2-1 success over Sevilla.

Thomas Partey's late free kick gives Atletico victory at Depor
Deportivo La Coruna 0 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Thomas Partey's late free kick gives Atletico victory at Depor

Atletico Madrid needed an stoppage-time goal to avoid another poor result in La Liga, earning a hard-fought 1-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna from Thomas Partey's free kick on Saturday.

Real Madrid's La Liga win streak ends with shock defeat at Girona
Girona 2 - 1 Real Madrid

Real Madrid's La Liga win streak ends with shock defeat at Girona

Girona claimed a stunning 2-1 victory over Real Madrid to deal a major blow to the La Liga champions' hopes of retaining their title.

Lionel Messi and Paulinho fire Barcelona past Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao 0 - 2 Barcelona

Lionel Messi and Paulinho fire Barcelona past Athletic Bilbao

Lionel Messi and Paulinho hit the target as Barcelona crept past Athletic Bilbao to maintain their four-point lead in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid concede late in disappointing draw with Villarreal
Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 Villarreal

Atletico Madrid concede late in disappointing draw with Villarreal

Atletico Madrid are still undefeated and in fourth place in La Liga after notching their fifth draw, a disappointing 1-1 result at home versus Villarreal.

Valencia keep pressure on Barcelona
Alaves 1 - 2 Valencia

Valencia keep pressure on Barcelona

Valencia extended their winning streak to seven matches to stay on Barcelona's heels at the top of La Liga with a 2-1 victory at Alaves.

Real Madrid edge past third-tier Fuenlabrada in first leg
Fuenlabrada 0 - 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid edge past third-tier Fuenlabrada in first leg

Real Madrid needed two second-half penalties to secure a 2-0 win over third-tier side Fuenlabrada in their first outing in this season's Copa del Rey

Gerard Deulofeu stars as Barcelona win at Murcia in Copa del Rey
Murcia 0 - 3 Barcelona.

Gerard Deulofeu stars as Barcelona win at Murcia in Copa del Rey

Gerard Deulofeu had a goal and an assist and Jose Arnaiz scored on his senior debut as Barcelona secured a comfortable 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie against Real Murcia at Estadio Nueva Condomina.

Marco Asensio stars as Real Madrid beat Eibar, win fourth straight
Real Madrid 3 - 0 Eibar

Marco Asensio stars as Real Madrid beat Eibar, win fourth straight

Marco Asensio had a hand in two goals as Real Madrid recorded their fourth successive La Liga win with a routine 3-0 success over Eibar.