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Luis Suarez, Paulinho move Barcelona 11 points clear of Real Madrid

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend's Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.

Five things to look out for in La Liga

Real Madrid’s Club World Cup commitments mean Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid have a huge chance to put even more distance between themselves and the European champions this weekend.

Five things we learned from La Liga

It’s as you were at the top of La Liga after a weekend in which all of the top four won, albeit in contrasting style.

Saul Niguez strike keeps Atletico Madrid on Barcelona’s tails

Atletico Madrid bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their La Liga title challenge afloat by grinding out a 1-0 win at Real Betis on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo stars as rejuvenated Real Madrid thrash Sevilla

Real Madrid sent a warning to Barcelona just two weeks ahead of El Clasico by storming back into form as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in a 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla on Saturday.

Much-changed Barcelona still too good for Sporting

Barcelona rounded off an unbeaten Champions League group stage as Paco Alcacer's header and a late own goal from Jeremy Mathieu secured a 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Barcelona’s DNA demands we win everything – Lucas Digne

Barcelona defender Lucas Digne has explained that there is no chance to relax as a player at Camp Nou as the club’s philosophy demands the highest standards at all times.

Spanish judge refuses to free four Catalan leaders as elections near

Catalonia’s sacked vice president Oriol Junqueras and three other separatist leaders will remain in prison pending a probe over their role in the region’s independence drive, a judge decided Monday, just as Catalan elections approach.

Samuel Umtiti, Andres Iniesta injuries rub salt into Barca wounds

Barcelona’s failure to beat Celta Vigo in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday was compounded by injuries to Samuel Umtiti and captain Andres Iniesta.

Valencia hold Barca amid Lionel Messi ghost goal controversy

Jordi Alba’s late equaliser maintained Barcelona’s four-point lead over Valencia at the top of La Liga in a 1-1 draw at Mestalla on Sunday overshadowed by the league’s lack of goal-line technology.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal in month ensure Real Madrid victory over Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal for over a month ensured Real Madrid closed the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to seven points by squeezing past struggling Malaga 3-2 on Saturday.

Lionel Messi’s new Barcelona contract includes €700m release clause

Lionel Messi has signed his new contract with Barcelona, the Camp Nou side have confirmed.

Revitalised Valencia face title test in Barcelona visit

Both unbeaten and off to club record starts in La Liga, Valencia host Barcelona in the game of the La Liga season so far on Sunday (1945GMT) aiming to prove their title credentials are for real.

Belgian judge weighs extradition bid for Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont

A Belgian court will on Friday consider whether to send axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont back to Spain to face charges of rebellion and sedition over his region’s independence drive.

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