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La Liga: Ronaldo rescues Real, Atletico hit five

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal for over a month ensured Real Madrid closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to seven points by squeezing past struggling Malaga 3-2 on Saturday. Ronaldo’s relief was clear to see when he fired home the rebound after seeing his penalty saved by Roberto 15 minutes from time. Atletico Madrid remain tied with Real in ...

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward signs new deal until 2021

Lionel Messi, signing his new deal with Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu, made his debut in 2004 (Image credit: EPA)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with a buyout clause worth 700m euros (£626m). The 30-year-old Argentina international’s deal now runs until the end of the 2020-21 season. Since joining the club at the age of 13, Messi has helped Barcelona win eight Spanish league titles and won the Champions League four times. Messi, whose previous deal ...

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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Derby ends in rare stalemate

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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. The last time a LaLiga clash between the two capital clubs finished 0-0 was back in 2005, and since then only one of 39 meetings between the rivals in all competitions had failed to ...

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Partey goal seals win for Atletico Madrid

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Black Stars midfielder, Thomas Partey, scored in the 90th minute to hand Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win away to Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish League on Saturday. The match was a closely-fought tie and looked like was heading to a stalemate until Atletico Madrid captain Gabi nudged the ball slightly from a free kick for Partey to side-foot a ...

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Ronaldo draws blank but Real Madrid beat Eibar

Marcelo came on in the second half to score his first goal of the season (Getty Images)

Real Madrid moved back into third place in La Liga with a comfortable win over struggling Eibar. The defending champions led 2-0 after half an hour, with Paulo Oliveira heading Marco Asensio’s cross into his own net and the Real forward then lashing in Isco’s bouncing delivery. Real rarely looked troubled and Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo both went close. Marcelo ...

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Barcelona 2-0 Malaga: Deulofeu scores controversial goal in victory

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A controversial early goal from Gerard Deulofeu set Barcelona on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Malaga at the Nou Camp. Simply predict six correct scores to win the £250k jackpot. Enter your selections for free here. It took Barcelona just two minutes to open the scoring through Deulofeu’s first goal for the club but replays showed ...

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Late Ronaldo goal helps Real Madrid beat Getafe

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal was his first in four La Liga matches this season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner as Real Madrid won at Getafe to move up to second position in La Liga. Real, who were without the injured Gareth Bale, started the day in fifth position and went ahead just before half-time through Karim Benzema’s goal. The hosts equalised in the second half when Jorge Molina slid the ball past Real ...

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Betis stun Real Madrid on Ronaldo return

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Antonio Sanabria scored a 94th-minute winner as Real Betis shocked Real Madrid to win at the Bernabeu in La Liga for the first time in 19 years. The 21-year-old dived onto Antonio Barragan’s cross to head past Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Zinedine Zidane’s side dominated for large spells, but Cristiano Ronaldo was among the home players to waste chances ...

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La Liga round-up: Villarreal, Las Palmas, Sevilla pick up wins

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Cedric Bakambu scored two goals as Villarreal claimed a comfortable 3-0 home victory over struggling Alaves on Sunday. The Congolese striker fired Victor Ruiz’s assist into the bottom corner just after the half-hour mark and Carlos Bacca added a close-range second seven minutes after the break. Bakambu completed his double 10 minutes later thanks to Samu Castillejo’s well-placed through ball ...

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