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.
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.
MADRID When Real Madrid sold Cristiano Ronaldo in July, fans and local media alike all asked the same question: how do you replace him?
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.
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.
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.
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.
MADRID Spain's new coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that his tenure in charge of the 2010 world champions would be all about "evolution, not revolution" but the former Barcelona manager also promised plenty of surprises in his first squad.
MADRID, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has vowed that his club will make a splash in this summer’s transfer market.
MADRID At midday on Tuesday, Spain's biggest worry heading into their crucial World Cup opener with Portugal on Friday was who would make their talent-filled team.