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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.

Zinedine Zidane reiterates Gareth Bale importance to Real Madrid amid Arsenal & Manchester United...

Zinedine Zidane has talked up Gareth Bale's importance to Real Madrid amid transfer links with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

Valencia boss Marcelino banned from touchline for Barcelona clash

Valencia coach Marcelino will have to watch Sunday's game against La Liga leaders Barcelona from the Mestalla stands.

Lionel Messi should retire at Barcelona after contract renewal – Xavi

Barcelona legend Xavi says it would be best for Lionel Messi to stay at the club until the end of his career after signing a contract extension.

Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi renew rivalry in Turin

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has rediscovered his scoring form just in time as he renews his rivalry with fellow Argentina Lionel Messi in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Five things we learned from Spanish La Liga

Barcelona and Valencia were the big winners of a La Liga weekend that saw Real Madrid's title defence stumble once more in a bad-tempered capital derby at Atletico Madrid.

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barcelona chase

Valencia maintained their pursuit of Barcelona to remain four points off the La Liga leaders thanks to second-half goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina to beat a luckless Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday.

Barcelona appeal Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique yellow cards

Barcelona have announced they will appeal the yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez in Saturday's 3-0 win at Leganes.

Barcelona beat Leganes 3-0 to extend lead

Luis Suarez ended a five-game goal drought with a double as Barcelona extend their lead at the top of La Liga with a flattering 3-0 win at Leganes on Saturday.

Barca braced for week of reckoning – Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde warned against complacency when the La Liga leaders travel to Leganes on Saturday ahead of a testing week with trips to Juventus and Valencia also to come.

Madrid giants face similar struggles ahead of derby

Accustomed to unrelenting success in recent seasons, both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid enter Saturday’s first ever Spanish capital derby at Atletico’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium with little room for error.

Five-star Spain thrash Costa Rica

Spain's stunning form under coach Julen Lopetegui continued as David Silva scored twice in a 5-0 friendly thrashing of Costa Rica in Malaga on Saturday.

Italy face ‘do-or-die’ 2018 World Cup play-off against Sweden – Roberto Di Matteo

Italy face a "do-or-die" World Cup showdown with Sweden but Gian Piero Ventura's side has the experience to qualify for Russia 2018, according to Roberto Di Matteo.

Five things we learned from La Liga

It's as you were at the top of La Liga as all of Barcelona, Valencia, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid won this weekend.

Cries of ‘freedom’ as Barca continue record-breaking run

Barcelona continued their record-breaking start to a La Liga season by beating Sevilla 2-1 thanks to Paco Alcacer’s double on Saturday in an atmosphere at the Camp Nou marked by the political upheaval in Catalonia.

Simone Zaza included in Italy squad for World Cup play-off

Simone Zaza has been handed an international recall ahead of Italy's crunch World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden.

Valencia beat Leganes 3-0 to put pressure on Barcelona

Valencia swept aside Leganes 3-0 on Saturday to continue their stunning form with an eighth straight win to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo left out of latest Portugal squad

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad for the friendly matches with Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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