Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema ruled out for at least three weeks


Real Madrid are set to be without Karim Benzema for at least the next three weeks after he suffered a hamstring injury. Benzema, who has scored 19 goals for Real this season, was taken off at half-time during the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Saturday. It was a result that saw Atletico close the gap on leaders Barcelona to ...

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Our players would never say what Ronaldo said – Barcelona Vice President


Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for calling out his own team-mates. The Real Madrid star is embroiled in an internal row after laying into members of his own squad following defeat in the Madrid derby against Atletico. Ronaldo said several players who replaced injured galacticos Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Pepe were not at his level and he ...

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Messi scores 30th goal in Barca’s 2-1 win over Sevilla

Messi has scored six direct free-kick goals this season, more than any other La Liga player

Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for the eighth consecutive season as he helped Spanish leaders Barcelona come back from behind to beat Sevilla. Sixth-placed Sevilla, the last team to beat Barca back in early October, led when Vitolo volleyed in a left-wing cross at the far post. Messi’s sublime 20-yard free-kick levelled before he teed up Gerard Pique to ...

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Real Madrid held at Málaga


Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty as Real Madrid dropped points they could ill afford to squander in a 1-1 draw at Málaga that allowed Barcelona to build a nine-point lead over their great rivals. Barcelona, who won 2-1 at Las Palmas on Saturday, have 63 points to Real’s 54 with 13 matches remaining. Atlético Madrid, who play at home to ...

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Messi scores his 300th La Liga as Barca beat Gijon

Lionel Messi has scored 50 goals more than anyone else in La Liga history (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi became the first player to reach 300 La Liga goals as he scored twice in Barcelona’s victory over Sporting Gijon. Barca are six points clear at the top thanks to a 31st game without defeat – extending their Spanish record. Messi opened the scoring from just outside the box for goal number 300 but Carlos Castro levelled moments ...

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Neymar’s assets, including yacht and jet, frozen in Brazil

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Brazilian authorities have moved to block assets of Barcelona star Neymar, including a yacht, a jet and several properties in his home nation. The Sao Paulo federal court has started issuing warrants to freeze the assets worth 192 million reals (almost $50m, €45m). Last year, Neymar, his family and related businesses were found guilty of evading 63m reals in Brazil ...

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Ronaldo grabs brace as Real Madrid go past Bilbao

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Athletic Club Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 13, 2016. / AFP / GERARD JULIEN        (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s prolific start to life under Zinedine Zidane continued on Saturday as they defeated Athletic Bilbao 4-2, despite Raphael Varane’s red card. Zidane revealed at his pre-match Press conference that Isco would be rested for Mateo Kovacic in Madrid’s midfield, and he kept to his word, while Marcelo’s shoulder injury meant Danilo was drafted in at left-back. Athletic, on ...

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Rampant Barca rout Celta 6-1


Luis Suarez scored three and Lionel Messi netted a stunning free kick as Barcelona beat a resolute but outclassed Celta Vigo. Messi netted just before the hour mark after Suarez was fouled roughly 30 yards from goal, but Celta had been well worth the draw to that point. Parity was restored when John Guidetti beat Claudio Bravo from 12 yards ...

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Messi wins La Liga Player of the Month award for first time


Lionel Messi has been named Spain’s La Liga Player of the Month for January – the first time he has won the monthly award. The award has been given out since the beginning of the 2013/14 Primera Division season, but the five-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner had not won it until now. The Barcelona forward finally came out on top ...

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