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Real Valladolid lost 1-0 to Real Madrid (Nacho). Here’s our quick reaction. Still to come- Player ratings, post-game podcast, post-game quotes, and plenty more.

La Liga: Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia.
Spanish football team Real Madrid confirmed that 20-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has left the club to join Real Oviedo on loan until the end of the season.

Real Madrid confirm transfer deal of goalkeeper

Spanish football team Real Madrid confirmed that 20-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has left the club to join Real Oviedo on loan until the end of the season.
Lionel Messi’s ‘short bursts of effort’ in games help him maintain the same levels of performance he had as a younger player, according to his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola: Lionel Messi’s ‘short bursts of effort’ help Barcelona star perform like a...

Lionel Messi’s ‘short bursts of effort’ in games help him maintain the same levels of performance he had as a younger player, according to his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
The list of the 30 players to contend for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award has been released by France Football.

Full list of the 30 nominees for Ballon d’Or

This time Liverpool players are more in the list than any other club players with seven nominees, with their Premier League rival Manchester City right behind with five players, Barcelona has four players in the list while Real Madrid has just two players added to the list.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Matthijs de Ligt make 40-man shortlist for 2019 Golden Boy...

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Joao Felix and Matthijs de Ligt are some of the names on the 40-man list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Boy award.
Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze bagged an assist as Villarreal recorded their second win of the season following a 2-0 home win against Real Valladolid in their LaLiga clash on Saturday

Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze bags assist in 2-0 home win against Valladolid

Nigeria winger Samuel Chukwueze bagged an assist as Villarreal recorded their second win of the season following a 2-0 home win against Real Valladolid in their LaLiga clash on Saturday.
Zinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale's reluctance to leave Real Madrid is causing no consternation at the La Liga club.

Zinedine Zidane explains Gareth Bale U-turn

Zidane made no secret of the fact Bale was surplus to requirements this summer with the manager even saying it would be “best for everyone” if the Welshman left the Bernabeu.
Andriy Shevchenko

Friendly: Ukraine draw battle line with Nigeria

Andriy Shevchenko, coach of Ukrainian national football team has called up twenty-four players for the international friendly against Nigeria and the upcoming European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.
Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has named Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko and West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko in his squad for his next month’s friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.

Ukraine coach names Manchester City, West Ham stars in squad for Super Eagles friendly

Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has named Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko and West Ham United’s Andriy Yarmolenko in his squad for his next month’s friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Dnipro Arena in Kyiv.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is adamant Gareth Bale has to play for the club this season having proven his worth repeatedly since joining from Tottenham in 2013.

Casemiro: Gareth Bale has to play for Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro is adamant Gareth Bale has to play for the club this season having proven his worth repeatedly since joining from Tottenham in 2013.
People refresh themselves on a fountain at La Concha beach in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian on June 26, 2019 at the start of a heatwave tipped to break records across Europe. ANDER GILLENEA - AFP

Two die in Spanish heatwave as France braces for 45 degrees

Temperatures in France are expected to hit a record high on Friday, as Europe swelters in a heatwave blamed for several deaths, including a 17-year-old farm worker in Spain.
Raul Bravo

Former Real Madrid star Raul Bravo arrested in Spanish match-fixing investigation

Former Real Madrid star Raul Bravo is one of several high-profile figures to have been arrested as part of a match-fixing investigation by Spanish authorities.
Valencia defender Gabriel celebrates after his side secured fourth place in La Liga

Valencia clinch Champions League qualification on final day

Valencia beat Real Valladolid 2-0 away from home to secure fourth place in LaLiga and qualification for next season's Champions League ahead of Getafe and Sevilla.
Paco Jemez

Rayo Vallecano and Huesca relegated from Spanish LaLiga

Huesca's relegation in their first season in the Spanish top flight was confirmed on Sunday with a 6-2 home thrashing at the hands of Valencia.
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Barcelona aim to seal title with home win against Levante

FC Barcelona will be crowned this season’s Liga Santander Champions if they win their home game against Levante in the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday night.
Wales' forward Gareth Bale celebrates after winning the Euro 2016 group B football match between Wales and Slovakia at the Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux on June 11, 2016. - AFP PHOTO - NICOLAS TUCAT

Gareth Bale in Wales squad for Euro 2020 qualifier

Gareth Bale has been included in Wales' squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia, despite missing Real Madrid's win over Real Valladolid on Sunday through injury.
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg on March 9, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP) - DFL

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.
Real Madrid coach Santi Solari

Santiago Solari vows to ‘give the best I have’ amid talk of imminent Real...

Santiago Solari has refused to offer any updates on his future at Real Madrid and insists he will give his all to turn their fortunes around, amid talk that he will be sacked this weekend.

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