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Jose Mourinho: Perfect reunion for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid

Having coached the Spanish giants between 2010 and 2013, Mourinho had been linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu to replace Santiago Solari, who was sacked following Madrid's Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax.
Kiko Casilla

Leeds United complete signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid

Leeds United have completed the signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper penning a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Whites.

Spanish federation delays approval of Girona-Barca match in Miami

La Liga’s plans to move Girona’s fixture with Barcelona on Jan. 26 to Miami hang in the balance, after the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) declined to authorise the move until it received more information on the game.

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho lauds ‘unpredictable’ Lionel Messi

Philippe Coutinho has lauded the “unpredictable” ability of Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi following another memorable performance from the Argentine.

Ronaldinho chooses ‘best player’ between Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has picked his ‘best player’ between Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi, and Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ernesto Valverde wants Rafinha to stay at Barcelona despite Real Betis interest

Ernesto Valverde expressed his desire for Rafinha to stay at Barcelona but stopped short of ruling out a move to Real Betis, who have confirmed their interest in the midfielder.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi - AFP PHOTO - Pau Barrena

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start

Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.

Ernesto Valverde: Spanish La Liga matches in US seem ‘strange’

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says La Liga's plan to take one fixture per season to the United States or Canada strikes him as "strange."

Spanish La Liga announces plans to play regular season games in US, Canada in...

La Liga’s organising body announced on Thursday that it plans to hold regular season Spanish top flight games in the United States in the future.
Atletico Madrid celebrate after beating their bitter rivals to Super Cup glory - Agence France-Presse

Spanish La Liga moves into post-Cristiano Ronaldo era as Atletico Madrid threaten Real Madrid,...

The Spanish season kicks off this weekend with La Liga entering a new era following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta, and with Atletico Madrid posing a huge threat to the big two.

Roque Mesa: VAR introduction in La Liga means players can no longer cheat

Sevilla midfielder Roque Mesa has said the introduction Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology means players "can no longer cheat or trick [the official]."
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Lionel Messi breaks Barcelona trophy record with Spanish Super Cup title

Lionel Messi became the most honoured player in Barcelona history on Sunday, winning his 33rd trophy for the club as the La Liga champions beat Sevilla 2-1 to win the Spanish Super Cup.
Barcelona will continue to target the United States market and want to promote the growth of football in the country, particularly in the women's game, president Josep Maria Bartomeu

Barcelona president refuses to rule out Paul Pogba move

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has hinted that the club could do further business this summer amid speculation linking them with a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

Video technology introduced in Spanish football

It was used to award midfielder Pablo Sarabia with Sevilla’s opening goal against FC Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.
Barcelona - Sevilla

Barcelona fight back to win Spanish Super Cup

Barcelona battled back to defeat Sevilla 2-1 and win the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday with French World Cup winner Ousmane Dembele hitting a sensational winner to help give Lionel Messi a winning start as captain.
Sevilla FC

Sevilla threaten to quit Super Cup in row over Barcelona’s non-EU players

Sevilla say they could withdraw from Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup if opponents Barcelona name more than three non-European Union players for the match.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique retires from Spain duty

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has revealed that he has retired from Spain's national team.
Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde refuses to rule out Ousmane Dembele exit

Ernesto Valverde doesn't know if Ousmane Dembele has offers to leave Barcelona this summer but hopes the France forward will stay.

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