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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez send Barcelona to win over Levante

Lionel Messi marked his 400th LaLiga appearance with an early goal as leaders Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp to restore their nine-point advantage.

Diego Costa red card ‘deserved’ – Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said he could not argue with the decision to show Diego Costa a second yellow card for celebrating a goal with the fans in Saturday's 2-0 win at home to Getafe but added that the striker had "transmitted fear" on his first La Liga game since returning to the club.

Diego Costa sent off after scoring Atletico Madrid winner

Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe.

Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann pairing the plan for Atletico Madrid – Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone is planning to partner Diego Costa in attack alongside Antoine Griezmann, but the Atletico Madrid head coach will try different solutions to strike a balance in the team.

Diego Costa’s sizzling return reignites Atletico

Diego Costa's return to Atletico Madrid began in typically explosive fashion on Wednesday night, and his second spell in La Liga has raised hopes that his new team might challenge runaway leaders Barcelona.

Real Madrid spot on while Barcelona held to Cup draw

Two penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie with second-tier Numancia on Thursday, while Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw as the La Liga giants rested their stars.

Ousmane Dembele set to return for Barcelona after long injury lay-off

Barcelona's record signing Ousmane Dembele is set to return from a long injury lay-off in Thursday's Copa del Rey match against Celta Vigo.

Atletico Madrid finally unveil Diego Costa, Vitolo

Atletico Madrid unveiled new signings Diego Costa and Vitolo on Sunday as the Spanish club’s transfer ban finally comes to an end.

Mohamed Salah leads African goal charge in England

Egypt star Mohamed Salah led an African goal charge in the English Premier League with his 21st of the season for Liverpool in a 3-3 thriller at Arsenal.

Beijing Renhe deny offer for Fernando Torres

Newly promoted Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe have denied making an offer for Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres.

Cristiano Ronaldo trails Lionel Messi after mimicking celebration

The defining image of the previous “Clasico’’ in the league last April was the sight of Lionel Messi defiantly showing the back of his shirt to the baying Real Madrid crowd.

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.

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