Spain

Martino: Focused on the future

Martino searches for positives

Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has rubbished claims that his side's reign as one of the world's best teams has come to an end.
Bale: Over the moon

Bale hails 'perfect night'

Gareth Bale admitted he was left overjoyed by a "perfect night" of football after scoring the winning goal in the Copa del Rey final.

Bale (L): Match winner

Boss hails 'extraordinary' Bale

Carlo Ancelotti admits Real Madrid "are lucky" to have Gareth Bale in their ranks after the Welshman netted the winner against Barcelona.

Bale: Bagged the winner

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Gareth Bale's goal made the difference as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey at the Mestalla on Wednesday night.

Iniesta: Values Lionel Messi

Iniesta still has faith in Messi

Andres Iniesta still thinks Lionel Messi will play a significant role in Wednesday night's Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid.

Ronaldo: Out through inury

Ancelotti: Real not just Ronaldo

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has moved to remind Europe that Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only match winner employed at the club.

Barcelona v Real Madrid

The Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and Barcelona is one of the more important El Clasico fixtures in recent history.

Valverde full of confidence

Ernesto Valverde says Athletic Bilbao's 3-0 win against Malaga on Monday will do his team's confidence the world of good.

Simeone open to Costa exit

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hinted that he will not stand in his striker Diego Costa's way should he decide to move on.

Barca dispel Messi rumours

Andoni Zubizarreta reassured the football public that relations with their star striker Lionel Messi are as strong as they had ever been.

Di Maria up for cup El Clasico

Angel Di Maria believes last month's El Clasico defeat will have no bearing when the sides resume hostilities in the Copa del Rey final.

Pepe prepped for cup final

Real Madrid defender Pepe is confident about his team's prospects of winning the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona.

Iniesta devastated by defeat

Andres Iniesta admits he is devastated by some of the poor results Barcelona have produced over the past few months.

Real Madrid 4-0 Almeria

Real Madrid took advantage of an earlier surprise Barcelona defeat as they strolled to a 4-0 win over Almeria at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

Granada 1-0 Barcelona

Granada produced a mature defensive display as they held on against a Barcelona onslaught to dent the visitors' title challenge with a 1-0 win.

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