Spain

Simeone talks up Hernandez

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has praised Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez amidst rumours he could join the Spanish champions.

Pedro: Suarez ban too severe

Pedro Rodriguez believes new Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini is too excessive.

No Barca pressure on Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado's agent has moved to quash speculation that Barcelona are turning the screws in a bid to hasten his proposed transfer from Fiorentina.

Chygrynskiy lauds Ibra character

Ukraine defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy has praised former Barcelona team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his "personality" and "character".

Ancelotti not at all anxious

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is not in the least bit perturbed by his side's poor string of results during pre-season thus far.

James Rodriguez

La Liga wants '500 best players'

La Liga president Javier Tebas says he is hopeful Spain's top division can one day boast the "500 best players" in the world.

Rakitic calls for teamwork

New Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes there will be more to the Bluagrana's game this season than their attacking trio.

Griezmann pens Atletico deal

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that winger Antoine Griezmann has officially completed his move from Real Sociedad.

Butragueno backing for James

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has backed new signing James Rodriguez to cope with the pressure of playing at the Bernebeu.

Granero relishing switch

Real Sociedad midfielder Esteban Granero is looking forward to the new La Liga season after completing his move from Queens Park Rangers.

Simeone admits pre-season woe

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has conceded the pre-season has been a struggle due to the club's lack of players following the World Cup.

Mathieu: I can't replace Puyol

New Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has admitted that it is impossible to replace Carles Puyol in the Catalans' back line.

Simeone praise for Griezmann

Ateltico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes new signing Antoine Griezmann will give the club more 'attacking options' in the new season.

Atletico agree Griezmann deal

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Real Sociedad over the transfer of forward Antoine Griezmann.

Vertonghen flattered by Barca link

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has admitted to being flattered by the attention he has received from Barcelona of late.

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South African ABSA Premier League
Saturday 10th May
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Cardiff City 1 - 2 Chelsea
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