Spain

Setback delays Vermaelen debut

Thomas Vermaelen continues to wait for his Barcelona debut after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring injury which ended his World Cup in Brazil early.

Gundogan reveals Madrid snub

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ikay Gundogan has revealed the club turned down an offer from Real Madrid prior to his devastating back injury.

Alonso: CR7 worthy of Ballon d'Or

Xabi Alonso admits Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer he has ever played with, and wouldn't be surprised if the Portuguese was again named World Footballer of the Year.

Moyes pleased with first point

David Moyes says he was happy to have begun his reign as Real Sociedad manager with a point following Saturday's goalless draw against Deportivo La Coruna.

Messi dedicates record to fans

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi admits he never dreamed he would one day become La Liga's all-time record scorer after netting his 253rd top-flight goal on Saturday.

Barcelona 5-1 Sevilla

A brilliant performance from Barcelona saw them dismantle Sevilla 5-1; in truth, it could have been so much more.

Valverde thrilled with Espanyol win

Atheltic Club manager Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on his squad following their dominant 3-1 win over Espanyol on Friday.

Eibar 0-4 Real Madrid

Real Madrid made it 14 successive wins in all competitions following a comfortable 4-0 win over Eibar on Saturday evening.

Simeone: Cerci interest a compliment

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has played down reports that Alessio Cerci is keen on a return to the Serie A.

Bayern rubbish Khedira rumours

Bayern Munich have moved to distance themselves from reports claiming that Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is bound for the Allianz Arena.

Bartomeu: Messi happy at Barca

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims Lionel Messi's father says the Argentina international remains "delighted" to be part of the Spanish club.

Mascherano: Messi will stay

Barcelona midfielder Javier Macherano has dismissed suggestions that compatriot Lionel Messi is looking to leave the club.

Alonso in Real admission

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed there were several factors that persuaded him to leave Real Madrid in the off-season.

Alonso backs Neuer for top gong

Xabi Alonso has backed Bayern Munich team-mate Manuel Neuer to win the Ballon d'Or, saying the German is the best goalkeeper he has played with.

Cerci: Play me or lose me

Alessio Cerci has warned Atletico Madrid that his patience is wearing thin after finding himself on the bench since his off-season arrival from Torino.

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