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Real Madrid suffer worst goalless run in over three decades

Real Madrid’s scoring woes are now the worst they’ve been in over three decades after failing to find the net against Deportivo Alaves.
Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne: Lionel Messi the best in the world but I had to get...

Lucas Digne enjoyed his time working alongside “best in the world” Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but admits to having pleaded with the Liga giants to let him join Everton.
Frenkie De Jong

Barcelona made €30m offer for Ajax’s De Jong

The Liga side made an offer of €30 million (£27m/$35m) for the 21-year-old and were willing to let him stay at Ajax on loan for another year.

Union: Players will have final say on La Liga game in US

Players will have the final say on plans to play Girona's 'home' match against Barcelona in Miami, according to the Spanish players' union (AFE).
Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique (L) talks to Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti during the Spanish league football match between Real Valladolid and FC Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla Stadium in Valladolid on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Benjamin CREMEL

Real Madrid, Barcelona turn focus to staying perfect in La Liga

After learning who they must face in this season’s Champions League group stage, holders Real Madrid and rivals Barcelona sink their teeth into Liga opponents this weekend as the only sides to have won their first two games.

Marco Asensio refuses to rule out future away from Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio has refused to rule out a future move away from the club, although he insists he is happy at Santiago Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi

Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi sees things others don’t

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Lionel Messi’s start to the Liga season after the Argentine bounced back from a disappointing World Cup with two goals against Alaves, AFP reports.
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi ‘sees things others don’t’ – Barcelona coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Lionel Messi’s start to the Liga season after the Argentine bounced back from a disappointing World Cup with two goals against Alaves.

Lionel Messi named as new Barcelona captain

Lionel Messi has been named as the new captain of Barcelona following Andres Iniesta's departure from Camp Nou.

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona likely to make more signings

Barcelona's summer transfer business is not over, according to coach Ernesto Valverde, who says the Blaugrana are likely to make more signings before the close of the window.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Gianni Infantino: Real Madrid, La Liga must find way to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Real Madrid must look to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and predicted a three-way La Liga title race this season between Madrid, reigning champions Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Watford sign Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona for €13 million

Watford reached an agreement to sign Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent basis from Barcelona, both clubs confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Ernesto Valverde: Neymar transfer turned Barcelona inside out

Barcelona preparing for life without club great Andres Iniesta will not be as daunting as when Neymar jumped ship to Paris Saint-Germain last August, according to head coach Ernesto Valverde.

Sevilla’s Vincenzo Montella given until end of season after five-hour board meeting

Under-fire Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella has been backed by the club's hierarchy until at least the end of the season.

Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane confirms interest from Manchester United

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane admitted Manchester United were, at one point, interested in his services.

Zidane not ready to leave ‘tiring’ Real Madrid job

Zinedine Zidane admits managing Real Madrid is "very tiring" — but is adamant he is not ready to leave his current job just yet.

Deportivo La Coruna sack coach Cristobal Parralo

Deportivo La Coruna sacked their coach Cristobal Parralo on Sunday with the club rooted in the relegation zone on the back of a poor run of results.

Porto match against Estoril abandoned over stadium safety fears

Porto's game against Estoril was abandoned on Monday amid fears a stand collapse was imminent.

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