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The Brazil international is ruled out for up to a month

Barcelona set for jittery La Liga showdown

Barcelona will need to keep the euphoria in check if they are to hold onto the La Liga title in what promises to be a nerve-jangling final day of the Spanish season on Sunday.

Howard Jacobson: A one-eyed giant nearly stopped me getting home

Having a column to write, I went in search of other Englishmen as anxious to escape as I was

Ronaldo confident of overturning ban

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo thinks his two-match suspension for Sunday's red card against Malaga is excessive and is confident the club's appeal will succeed.

'Jekyll and Hyde' Ronaldo slammed in Spanish press

Cristiano Ronaldo was widely criticised today after his sending off for violent conduct in Sunday's 2-0 win over Malaga again highlighted what some termed his Jekyll and Hyde character.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defends red card actions

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defended his actions after being sent off during his side's 2-0 victory over Malaga.

The Traveller's Guide To: Spain 2010

The most popular destination for British tourists has plenty of new ways to entice us to its shores in the year ahead. By Cathy Packe

British holidaymaker dies in fall

A British woman has died in the Spanish holiday resort of Marbella after reportedly falling as she tried to climb into her apartment from outside.

Manchester City plan renewed Lescott bid

Everton are bracing themselves for another Manchester City bid for Joleon Lescott but insist they will not sell the England international even for £30m.

Eto'o inspires rout of Malaga

Barcelona demolished Malaga 6-0 at the Nou Camp last night with an irresistible display of attacking football that re-established their six-point lead at the top of La Liga but it was not enough to satisfy their demanding coach Pep Guardiola.

The great fly past: why you should visit Malaga

This city is our gateway to the Costa del Sol, yet few of us explore beyond its airport. We're missing out.

Jet caused Malaga blast scare

Two loud booms rattled windows and frightened residents in the southern city of Malaga today, but Spain's Interior Ministry said the noise was caused by a plane breaking the sound barrier, and police reported no incidents anywhere in the city.

Milner request alerts Villa

Aston Villa are expected to step up their bid to sign Newcastle's want-away winger James Milner, who has handed in a transfer request.

The Traveller’s Guide To: The train in Spain

Relax and savour the wide Spanish vistas from the comfort of your window seat. It's the best way to get around, says Simon Calder - and it can save you money too
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