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Sevilla's Champions League hopes dealt blow in loss to Malaga

Sevilla's Champions League hopes dealt blow in loss to Malaga

Malaga inflicted an Andalusian derby defeat on Sevilla that has hampered their hopes of automatically qualifying for next season's Champions League group stages.

Luis Suarez ends goal drought to lead Barcelona past Espanyol

Luis Suarez ends goal drought to lead Barcelona past Espanyol

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona moved back to the top of La Liga after a 3-0 derby win at Espanyol.

Atletico Madrid enjoy huge win over Las Palmas

Atletico Madrid enjoy huge win over Las Palmas

Atletico Madrid scored three goals in the opening 18 minutes as they romped to a 5-0 win at 10-man Las Palmas, which keeps them ahead of Sevilla in third place.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores, misses penalty as Madrid beat Valencia

Cristiano Ronaldo scores, misses penalty as Madrid beat Valencia

Real Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga after a late goal from Marcelo secured a 2-1 win over Valencia at the Bernabeu.

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.

Barcelona beat Leganes with super-sub Lionel Messi to extend La Liga lead
Barcelona 3 - 1 Leganes

Barcelona beat Leganes with super-sub Lionel Messi to extend La Liga lead

Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 3-1 win over a dogged Leganes side on Sunday, creating one goal and scoring another to keep the Catalans five points clear at the top of La Liga.

Real Madrid beat Sevilla to strengthen Champions League hopes
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Sevilla

Real Madrid beat Sevilla to strengthen Champions League hopes

Real Madrid midfielders Casemiro and Luka Modric struck late to earn a 2-0 home win over Sevilla as Santiago Solari's stuttering side leapfrogged the Andalusians into third spot in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid bounce back with easy win over Huesca in La Liga
Huesca 0 - 3 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid bounce back with easy win over Huesca in La Liga

Atletico Madrid eased the pain of their midweek Copa del Rey exit to Girona by strolling to a 3-0 win at basement club Huesca on Saturday, moving to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Barcelona see off Levante, but Copa del Rey future still in doubt
Barcelona 3 - 0 Levante

Barcelona see off Levante, but Copa del Rey future still in doubt

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target as the Copa del Rey holders thrashed Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Thursday for a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the quarterfinals.

Real Madrid reach Copa del Rey quarters despite lacklustre loss to Leganes
Leganes 1 - 0 Real Madrid

Real Madrid reach Copa del Rey quarters despite lacklustre loss to Leganes

Real Madrid limped into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, losing 1-0 at Leganes with an another lacklustre performance yet still advancing 3-1 on aggregate.

Dani Ceballos rescues Real Madrid over Betis with late free kick goal
Betis 1 - 2 Real Madrid

Dani Ceballos rescues Real Madrid over Betis with late free kick goal

Injury-hit Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday, earning their first La Liga win of the year thanks to a late free kick from Dani Ceballos to return to the top four.

Messi scores 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar to extend lead at top
Barcelona 3 - 0 Eibar

Messi scores 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar to extend lead at top

Luis Suarez scored twice while Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona re-opened a five-point lead over second place Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Eibar.

Bilbao's Inaki Williams strikes twice as Sevilla's hopes fade
Bilbao 2 - 0 Sevilla

Bilbao's Inaki Williams strikes twice as Sevilla's hopes fade

Sevilla's hopes of staying in the La Liga title race faded further with a 2-0 defeat on Sunday at struggling Athletic Bilbao, who boosted their chances of survival with two wonderful goals from Inaki Williams.

Griezmann strikes for fifth game in a row to give Atletico narrow win over Levante
Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Levante

Griezmann strikes for fifth game in a row to give Atletico narrow win over Levante

Antoine Griezmann proved to be Atletico Madrid's decisive figure yet again as the Frenchman struck the only goal in a 1-0 win at home to Levante on Sunday which kept Diego Simeone's side in touch with La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Levante take first-leg lead over Barcelona in Copa del Rey round of 16
Levante 2 - 1 Barcelona

Levante take first-leg lead over Barcelona in Copa del Rey round of 16

Barcelona's recent iron grip on the Copa del Rey came under threat as they lost 2-1 at Levante in their last-16 first-leg tie on Thursday after resting a host of first team regulars, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Vinicius Jr. has goal and assist in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey win against Leganes
Real Madrid 3 - 0 Leganes

Vinicius Jr. has goal and assist in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey win against Leganes

Real Madrid pulled away from Leganes in the second half for a 3-0 win in their Copa del Rey first-leg tie on Wednesday.

Griezmann strikes again as Atletico held to Copa del Rey draw at Girona
Girona 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Griezmann strikes again as Atletico held to Copa del Rey draw at Girona

Atletico Madrid earned a 1-1 draw away to Girona in a chaotic and entertaining Copa del Rey last 16 first-leg match on Wednesday, leaving the tie finely balanced.

Messi, Suarez score as Barcelona increase La Liga lead to five points
Getafe 1 - 2 Barcelona

Messi, Suarez score as Barcelona increase La Liga lead to five points

Barcelona increased their lead atop La Liga to five points with a 2-1 victory at Getafe on Sunday.

Lucas Vazquez sent off as Real Madrid lose at home to Real Sociedad
Real Madrid 0 - 2 Real Sociedad

Lucas Vazquez sent off as Real Madrid lose at home to Real Sociedad

Real Madrid's nightmarish start to the new year continued on Sunday with a shock 2-0 home defeat by struggling Real Sociedad which left the European champions sitting outside the top four in La Liga.

Antoine Griezmann special earns Atletico Madrid 1-1 draw at Sevilla
Sevilla 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann special earns Atletico Madrid 1-1 draw at Sevilla

A stunning free kick goal from Antoine Griezmann earned Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw against Sevilla in an entertaining game between La Liga's second and third-placed sides on Sunday which weakened both team' pursuit of leaders Barcelona.

Santi Cazorla double helps Villarreal hold Real Madrid in La Liga
Villarreal 2 - 2 Real Madrid

Santi Cazorla double helps Villarreal hold Real Madrid in La Liga

Real Madrid endured a frustrating start to the new year as they drew 2-2 at struggling Villarreal on Thursday and were left seven points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Ten-man Sevilla score late to snatch draw at Leganes
Leganes 1 - 1 Sevilla

Ten-man Sevilla score late to snatch draw at Leganes

A stoppage-time strike from Wissam Ben Yedder allowed 10-man Sevilla to avoid an embarrassing defeat to lowly Leganes on Sunday as they snatched a 1-1 draw but still lost ground in their chase of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Messi, Dembele strike as Barcelona ease past Celta Vigo
Barcelona 2 - 0 Celta Vigo

Messi, Dembele strike as Barcelona ease past Celta Vigo

La Liga champions Barcelona ensured they will end the year sitting top of the table by strolling to a comfortable 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, inspired by another superb display from Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barca top Levante and remain top of La Liga table
Levante 0 - 5 Barcelona

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barca top Levante and remain top of La Liga table

Lionel Messi netted his first hat trick of the La Liga season and provided two assists in yet another sensational individual display as a rampant Barcelona won 5-0 at Levante to strengthen their lead at the top of the table on Sunday.

Sevilla put pressure on leaders Barcelona with win over Girona
Sevilla 2 - 0 Girona

Sevilla put pressure on leaders Barcelona with win over Girona

Sevilla overcame a dangerous Girona side to win 2-0 at home in an entertaining game on Sunday, climbing up to second place in La Liga to breathe down the necks of leaders Barcelona.

Karim Benzema nets early winner as Real Madrid edge Rayo Vallecano
Real Madrid 1 - 0 Rayo Vallecano

Karim Benzema nets early winner as Real Madrid edge Rayo Vallecano

Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game after 13 minutes as Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

Late Griezmann strike ends Atletico's away day hoodoo
Real Valladolid 2 - 3 Atletico Madrid

Late Griezmann strike ends Atletico's away day hoodoo

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann struck the decisive goal in a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Valladolid on Saturday, after they had thrown away a two-goal lead, taking them level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Gareth Bale grabs winner as Real Madrid beat Huesca to go fourth
Huesca 0 - 1 Real Madrid

Gareth Bale grabs winner as Real Madrid beat Huesca to go fourth

Gareth Bale scored an early winner as Real Madrid won 1-0 away to a spirited Huesca and moved up to fourth in La Liga, five points behind leaders Barcelona.

Atletico Madrid move into second with 3-0 win over Alaves
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Alaves

Atletico Madrid move into second with 3-0 win over Alaves

Atletico Madrid moved into provisional second place in La Liga with a 3-0 win over fourth-placed Alaves on Saturday to join leaders Barcelona on 28 points.

Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona thrash Espanyol in Catalan derby
Espanyol 0 - 4 Barcelona

Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona thrash Espanyol in Catalan derby

Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday's Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga.

Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. scores first senior goal in Copa thrashing of Melilla
Real Madrid 6-1 Melilla

Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. scores first senior goal in Copa thrashing of Melilla

Real Madrid trounced third division side Melilla 6-1 in a Copa del Rey round of 32 second leg on Thursday, completing a 10-1 aggregate victory, to ease into the round of 16 of the competition.

Denis Suarez brace fires Barcelona into Copa del Rey round of 16
Barcelona 4 - 1 Cultural Leonesa

Denis Suarez brace fires Barcelona into Copa del Rey round of 16

Denis Suarez struck twice for Copa del Rey holders Barcelona as they thrashed Cultural Leonesa 4-1 on Wednesday to progress to the round of 16 with a 5-1 aggregate victory.

Atletico Madrid beat Sant Andreu to reach Copa del Rey round of 16
Atletico Madrid 4 - 0 Sant Andreu

Atletico Madrid beat Sant Andreu to reach Copa del Rey round of 16

A second-half salvo from Atletico Madrid helped them sweep past Sant Andreu 4-0 on Wednesday and into the Copa del Rey round of 16 5-0 on aggregate.

Pique and Alena lead the way as Barcelona see off Villarreal
Barcelona 2 - 0 Villarreal

Pique and Alena lead the way as Barcelona see off Villarreal

Champions Barcelona overcame a dogged Villarreal side to win 2-0 at home on Sunday, with goals from stalwart defender Gerard Pique and youngster Carles Alena, to provisionally return to the top of La Liga.

Atletico Madrid salvage draw at Girona with late own goal
Girona 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid salvage draw at Girona with late own goal

Atletico Madrid's La Liga title ambitions suffered a setback on Sunday as they drew 1-1 away at Girona, only averting a first league defeat since September thanks to a late own goal by Jonas Ramalho.