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#La Liga

# la-liga - Yesterday’s News

'Really, really sad day for democracy' - Guardiola gives take on Catalan crisis

The Manchester City manager once again reflected on the political crisis in Catalonia after his team’s latest victory.

Zidane fires back at Lineker over his 'embarrassing' Benzema jibe

The former Barca striker had labelled Benzema overrated after his display against Tottenham, but Zizou mounted a strong defence of his charge

# la-liga - Friday 20 October, 2017

Neymar told teammates he was leaving Barcelona at Lionel Messi's wedding

The forward insisted at his unveiling he only made the decision to accept PSG’s proposal two days before the deal was completed.

# la-liga - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Real Madrid star accused of half a million euro tax fraud

Authorities believe Marcelo hid €490,917 earned from his image rights.

# la-liga - Saturday 14 October, 2017

This superb strike was not enough to earn Atletico a win over Barcelona Top Class This post contains videos

This superb strike was not enough to earn Atletico a win over Barcelona

The La Liga table toppers drew 1-1 away to Atletico Madrid, despite Saúl Níguez’s moment of magic.

Barcelona met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid

The game is Barca’s first trip to the Spanish capital since an independence referendum.

Ronaldo gets first La Liga goal of the season to earn Madrid a late win against Getafe He's Done Bill This post contains videos

Ronaldo gets first La Liga goal of the season to earn Madrid a late win against Getafe

After a remarkable close-range miss, Cristiano Ronaldo netted his first league goal of the season as Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-1.

# la-liga - Friday 13 October, 2017

'They are people who are not afraid to say what they think, who do not hide behind their fame'

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has split opinion recently, but Filipe Luis is a big admirer of the defender’s outspoken nature.

# la-liga - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Home to roost: ex-Barca and 'Boro man Rochemback arrested on cockfight charges

Fighting cocks, marijuana and a rifle were found at the scene of an alleged cockfight.

# la-liga - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Messi gets 'pissed off' if he doesn't get the ball - Xavi

Xavi Hernandez says both Barcelona and Argentina must maximise Messi’s talent.

# la-liga - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo raises £600k for charity after auctioning 2013 Ballon d'Or

Ronaldo’s donated 2013 Ballon d’Or was sold at a charity auction on Wednesday.

# la-liga - Monday 2 October, 2017

'It was my worst experience as a professional:' Piqué on Barcelona's closed-door win

Gerard Piqué struggled to hold back tears as he discussed Barcelona’s win over Las Palmas.

# la-liga - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Barcelona win behind closed doors amid referendum turmoil

Goals from Messi and Busquets sealed the victory, while some Barca fans threatened a peaceful pitch invasion.

Barcelona's game played behind-closed-doors after violent scenes on the streets of the city

Tonight’s La Liga fixture against Las Palmas will go ahead despite protests surrounding the Catalan referendum vote.

# la-liga - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team'

Xavi believes Argentina will reach the World Cup in spite of fundamental problems on and off the field.

# la-liga - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Ceballos marks full debut with match-winning double as Real bounce back from shock defeat

Earlier, Diego Costa was an interested spectator as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second.

# la-liga - Friday 22 September, 2017

'I shall no longer speak of Madrid. They don't want me'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has opened up about several potential transfers over the past year.

Zinedine Zidane set to come up against his son this weekend

The Frenchman spent much of his young life at the Bernabeu and will come up against his father for the first time

# la-liga - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'I do not think the situation is delicate' - Zidane urges calm

The reigning La Liga champions have slipped seven points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona.

Real Madrid's 73-game scoring run comes to an end with shock last-gasp defeat to Betis

Zinedine Zidane’s side failed to score for the first time in nearly two years and have failed to win their last three home matches.

# la-liga - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Ex-Tottenham midfielder says he has nothing to prove at Barcelona

Paulinho was in bullish mood after scoring his second goal for the Catalan club.

Benzema signs new Real Madrid deal with a reported €1 billion buyout clause

The Frenchman is extending his stay with the European champions until the summer of 2021.

# la-liga - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Watch: Majestic Messi leads Barca romp with four goals World Class This post contains videos

Watch: Majestic Messi leads Barca romp with four goals

Barcelona blew Eibar away at Camp Nou on Tuesday, as the brilliant Argentine superstar again took centre-stage.

Boos can make Gareth Bale better - Zidane

The Wales international has been targeted by a section of the Real Madrid support recently.

# la-liga - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Bale strikes in vital Madrid win at Sociedad

The Welsh star responded to his critics in style.

Massive blow for Barcelona as €105 million signing Dembele set for extended layoff

French international Ousmane Dembele was just 20 minutes into his first La Liga start when he pulled his hamstring on Saturday.

# la-liga - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Watch: Paulinho rescues Barca, €105 million summer signing lasts just 29 minutes on full league debut Mixed Fortunes This post contains videos

Watch: Paulinho rescues Barca, €105 million summer signing lasts just 29 minutes on full league debut

Ousmane Dembele has endured a frustrating start to life in La Liga, after picking up a hamstring injury.

Zinedine Zidane tells under-fire Gareth Bale to 'do more'

The Wales international has been under-par so far this season but his coach believes he will soon be back to his best

# la-liga - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Marcelo worried by Bale boos at Real Madrid

The Wales international has been targeted by sections of the Santiago Bernabeu support.

Manchester United loanee Pereira not hurt by Mourinho criticism

The Man United manager was unhappy to see the midfielder join Valencia on loan, but the player insists it was the right move.

# la-liga - Monday 11 September, 2017

Early Christmas present as La Liga switch first El Clasico of the season to 23 December

The move means there’ll be a full week of games in the build up to Christmas.

# la-liga - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Lionel Messi grabs a derby hat-trick as Barca open up four-point lead over bitter rivals Leading Man This post contains videos

Lionel Messi grabs a derby hat-trick as Barca open up four-point lead over bitter rivals

Despite a chaotic transfer window, things are going well under new coach Ernesto Valverde.

# la-liga - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Mbappe to PSG named worst-value deal, Liverpool's Salah swoop the best bargain

The teenage France international’s loan-to-buy move was the worst value of the most recent transfer window according to the CIES Football Observatory.

Signed up! Simeone commits to Atletico Madrid until 2020

The Argentine has led Atletico to one of the most successful eras in the club’s history.

# la-liga - Monday 28 August, 2017

Bale a key player despite Madrid boos – Zidane

The Welshman was jeered by a section of the Real support on Sunday.

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio proves why he's such a special talent with dramatic leveller Sonic Youth This post contains videos

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio proves why he's such a special talent with dramatic leveller

The 21-year-old scored twice – the second a late free-kick that broke Valencia hearts.

# la-liga - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Patrick O'Connell is very respected here but the man who saved Barcelona? It's a myth, really'

The Irishman is seen as a saviour of the Catalan giants but is it a fair reflection of what actually happened?

# la-liga - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Welcome Messi' - Real Madrid social media accounts hacked

The incident follows a recent takeover of Barcelona’s official Twitter account

# la-liga - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'Does he turn up in big games?' - Souness urges Liverpool to accept Coutinho bid

“With the sort of cash that is being offered now, I’d be snapping their hand off.”

Barca blame Twitter hack for announcement of Di Maria signing

A bizarrely-timed tweet in the early hours of this morning appeared to confirm his arrival from PSG.

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