Spain

Simeone: Real have improved

Ateltico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has suggested that Real Madrid are a much stronger outfit than last season ahead of Tuesday's Spanish Super Cup clash.

Cerci denies Atletico link

Torino winger Alessio Cerci has denied that he sent out a tweet claiming he is set to join La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid.

Suarez makes Barca debut

Luis Suarez returned to action on Monday night for the first time since biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, as he made his Barcelona debut.

Ancelotti coy over Di Maria

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will continue to utilise Angel di Maria amidst continued speculation over the future of the winger.

Banega to leave Valencia

Argentina international Ever Banega is expected to join Spanish club Sevilla before the start of the new Primera Division season.

Suarez may return on Monday

Luis Suarez may make his Barcelona debut on Monday in a friendly against Mexican champions Club Leon at the Nou Camp.

Jimenez settling in well

Atletico Madrid recruit Raul Jimenez has very little to complain about following his debut performance for the Spanish champions on Saturday.

Atletico deny Reus interest

Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin has dismissed reports linking the La Liga champions to Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus.

Liverpool finalise Moreno deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno from Sevilla for a reported transfer fee of 12 million pounds.

Mascherano to extend Barca stay

Argentina international Javier Mascherano is expected to stay at Barcelona until June 2018 when he signs a contract extension with the club.

Rakitic: Barca are still 'scary'

New Barcelona signing Ivan Rakitic believes the club are still "able to be scary" as they look to make up for a trophyless finish last season.

Simeone fancies Atleti's chances

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists that his team is not to be trifled with ahead of the coming season.

Martino reflects on Barca stint

Newly-appointed Argentina manager Gerardo Martino has accepted full responsibility for Barcelona's failures last season.

Deulofeu joins Sevilla on loan

Sevilla have confirmed the capture of Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu on a loan deal for the 2014/15 La Liga campaign.

Suarez ban upheld by CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has announced that Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini has been upheld.

Results
South African ABSA Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Monday 18th August
Burnley 1 - 3 Chelsea
Sunday 17th August
Newcastle United 0 - 2 Manchester City
Liverpool 2 - 1 Southampton
Saturday 16th August
West Ham United 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Arsenal 2 - 1 Crystal Palace
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