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Courtois backs VAR introduction to Champions League

12 Feb 2019

MADRID Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has backed the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) into the Champions League ahead of their last-16 first leg at Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Barca president says La Liga should play three games overseas

12 Feb 2019

MADRID Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has suggested that La Liga, Spanish football's top flight, should host three games per season overseas.

Ramos leads rejuvenated Real in 600th appearance

12 Feb 2019

MADRID When Real Madrid slumped to a 3-0 defeat against CSKA Moscow in their last Champions League group game in December they looked far removed from the defending champions, let alone like the side that had just won the competition for the third straight time.

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

10 Dec 2018

MADRID Lionel Messi was at his scintillating best for Barcelona as they moved clear at the top of the table, while Atletico swept aside fifth-placed Alaves and Gareth Bale scored his first league goal for 99 days as Real Madrid snuck past bottom of the table Huesca. Here are five talking points from the La Liga weekend.

Five talking points from the weekend in La Liga

29 Oct 2018

MADRID La Liga leaders Barcelona thrashed great rivals Real Madrid to all but seal coach Julen Lopetegui's fate while surprise package Alaves kept the heat on the Catalans by downing Villarrealto move second.

Replacing Ronaldo has proved tougher than Real Madrid expected

26 Oct 2018

MADRID When Real Madrid sold Cristiano Ronaldo in July, fans and local media alike all asked the same question: how do you replace him?

Soccer-Barcelona snatch Brazilian Malcom from under Roma's nose

24 Jul 2018

MADRID Barcelona have swooped to sign Brazilian forward Malcom on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux for an initial 41 million euros (36.46 million pounds)in a surprise move after AS Roma had struck a deal with the French club.

Soccer-Barcelona sign Brazilian Malcom from under Roma's nose

24 Jul 2018

MADRID, July 24 Barcelona have swooped to sign Brazilian forward Malcom on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux for an initial 41 million euros ($47.89 million) plus an extra million in variables.

Soccer-La Liga fixtures: Atletico travel to Valencia on opening day

24 Jul 2018

MADRID The 2018-19 La Liga fixtures were announced on Tuesday, with Atletico Madrid, who finished second last season, travelling to fourth-placed Valencia in the pick of the opening day's games.

Cazorla delighted to be back on pitch after long injury layoff

19 Jul 2018

MADRID Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla said it was "very special" to be playing top-level football again after making his comeback following an injury-plagued 21 months.

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