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First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Nigeria winger, Samuel Chukwueze, just went through a successful surgery in Germany to remove a troublesome groin issue, his Spanish club, Villarreal, confirmed.
Francisco Trincão did come close twice late on to his first goal for the club only to be denied by some smart goalkeeping but they did get the second they needed when Riqui Puig came off the bench to head home after brilliant build-up play from De Jong.
It had been expected that he would be banned for four games after being sent off against Athletic Club in the Supercopa de España for an altercation with Asier Villalibre.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday after suffering a shock second-round 1-0 defeat by third-division Cornella.
Diego Simeone hinted at the idea he could leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season after their awful Copa del Rey defeat to third-tier Cornella.
Real Madrid beat an in-form Celta Vigo 2-0 at home on Saturday, thanks to a goal and assist apiece from Spanish pair Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio.
Hazard only managed 22 appearances last season and, while there have been flashes of brilliance, the 29-year-old has failed to replicate the form which earned him his €100 million (£88m/$112m) move from Chelsea in 2019.
The Frenchman has found the net 261 times in 531 appearances for the Blancos, winning 18 trophies including three La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.
Diego Costa has informed Atletico Madrid of his desire to leave the club in the January transfer window, Goal can confirm.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has playfully described Luis Suarez as a ‘b******’ after his team-mate broke his goalless run on the same day as his fellow forward returned from injury.
Luis Suarez scored twice as LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid secured a comfortable 3-1 home victory over Elche.
Samuel Chukwueze was on parade for Villarreal in their 0-0 draw against Elche in Sunday’s La Liga game at Estadio de la Ceramica.
Villareal manager Unai Emery has urged Samuel Chukwueze to improve his game so as to fulfill his huge potential for the club.
Erling Braut Haaland hit a 17-minute hat-trick and finished with four goals as Borussia Dortmund ran out 5-2 winners at Hertha Berlin to move within a point of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
A Senegalese opposition collective on Saturday called for fresh protests starting Monday, following days of clashes that have left at least four people dead.
While the slight improvement in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) recorded in Q4 is good news, analysts say it is not significant enough to mark economic recovery.
Richard Madiebo, acting chief digital officer at Fidelity Bank, said this during the bank’s inaugural edition of its diaspora webinar series on Saturday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria recorded 195 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday — representing the lowest single-day count of 2021.
The Chinese government’s top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a “brighter future” for the city.
Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.
Akwa United goalkeeper Jean Efala has been named in Cameroon’s squad for this month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Cape Verde and Rwanda.
Thomas Tuchel has urged Tammy Abraham to fight for his Chelsea place after leaving the England striker out of Sunday's squad to face Manchester United.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that repealing the Treaties (Making Procedure, etc) Act of 1993 represents a bold and long overdue step in the country’s quest for perfect democracy.
Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas to break up anti-junta demonstrations in Myanmar’s two biggest cities on Wednesday, witnesses said, a day after a regional diplomatic push to help end the month-long crisis made little headway.