Unbeaten Juventus leapfrogged Milan to lead Serie A by a point after winning 2-0 at Palermo, Leonardo Bonucci and Fabio Quagliarella scoring in the second half. Champions Milan suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to struggling Fiorentina at San Siro, where Carvalho Amauri's winner came in the 89th minute. "Now we don't have to rely on anything from anyone else," Juve's head coach, Antonio Conte, said after his team went top for the first time since February.
Leaders Real Madrid will not give the habitual pre-match news conference ahead of the visit of Real Sociedad on Saturday, after the costly loss of composure at Villarreal during the week.
Barcelona can trim Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga to five points when they host Granada on Tuesday after the Real juggernaut took a skid in a 1-1 draw at home to Malaga on Sunday.
Yesterday, Spain was celebrating having a record five teams in the Champions and Europa League quarter-final draws. But only 24 hours earlier, Spanish football was sent reeling from Government figures that confirmed its clubs owe €752m (£625m) in unpaid tax.
The overwhelming dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid in their domestic league will inevitably lead them to abandon Spain for European competition, former Real director general Jorge Valdano said today.
The Primera Division season will finally get under way on Saturday after a second weekend of strike action was averted today.
Real Madrid have completed the signing of Fabio Coentrao from Benfica on a six-year contract, the Primera Division club have confirmed.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to push his summer spending close to £50 million later this week when he completes the signing of goalkeeper David de Gea.
Wigan manager, who is using lessons learnt when he beat relegation with Swansea, is refusing to change his football philosophy to avoid the drop, he tells Ian Herbert
Real Madrid 2 Real Zaragoza 3: Another home defeat and red card, but the controversial coach plays a different tune
Hostilities between Real Madrid and Barcelona show no signs of abating as the two sides prepare for their first league matches since both reported the other to European football's governing body Uefa.
Real Madrid, having broken one hoodoo, will hope to extend another this weekend as they face their city neighbours Atletico tomorrow.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is back in training ahead of tomorrow's Primera Division match at home to Zaragoza and looks set to be fit to face Arsenal in the teams' Champions League last 16 second leg on Tuesday night.
Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid coach, has lashed out at what he called the "hypocrites" who did not agree with his complaints that the La Liga calendar was unfair on his side and favoured Barcelona over other clubs.
Jose Mourinho has lashed out at what he called the "hypocrites" who did not agree with his complaints that the La Liga calendar was unfair on his Real Madrid team and favoured Barcelona over other clubs.