Sport Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks on after the la Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia ended 1-1

The top two teams both missed a chance to break clear

Palermo maintain interest in Arsenal target

Palermo have not given up hope of signing Arsenal target Ricardo Alvarez but know they face stiff competition to acquire the Argentina star.

Atletico coach hopes Sergio Aguero stays

Atletico Madrid's new coach Gregorio Manzano said today that he hopes forward Sergio Aguero stays at the Spanish club.

Sevilla appoint Marcelino as coach

Sevilla have completed the signing of Marcelino Garcia as their new coach in place of Gregorio Manzano, the La Liga club said today.

Barça joy as amazing Abidal in line for final after cancer scare

After all that had taken place before it, the fact that an 89th-minute substitution became the moment of the night at the Nou Camp on Tuesday is a measure of Eric Abidal's incredible story this season.

Strike action averted in La Liga

Spain's league programme will go ahead this weekend after a Madrid court upheld a challenge from six breakaway clubs and blocked proposed strike action.

Emmanuel Adebayor fires Real Madrid to final showdown with Barcelona

Emmanuel Adebayor spoke of his delight after making a goalscoring home debut for Real Madrid to help his side through to a Copa del Rey final showdown against Barcelona.

Real Madrid 'not mentally prepared' says Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid are not mentally prepared for a hectic fixture programme at this time of year following early exits from the Champions League and King's Cup in recent seasons, coach Jose Mourinho said today.

Aguero signs new deal with Atletico

Sergio Aguero has ended speculation linking him with a move to Tottenham after signing a contract extension with Atletico Madrid.

Emmanuel Adebayor backs Manchester City to win Premier League

Emmanuel Adebayor believes Manchester City can go all the way in their pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title this season.

Real Madrid offer Jose Mourinho more control

Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano sought to mend his fractured relationship with coach Jose Mourinho on Wednesday by offering the Portuguese more autonomy within the La Liga club.

Valencia coach: Mourinho a 'crybaby' for ref rant

Jose Mourinho was branded a 'crybaby' by Valencia coach Unai Emery on Monday following his criticism of the match referee after Real Madrid's scrappy 1-0 home win over Sevilla on Sunday.

Luis Fabiano: Sevilla can win La Liga

Brazil international Luis Fabiano believes that is not impossible for Sevilla to win the Primera Division title in the future.

Alves agent issues Barcelona with warning

The agent of Barcelona wing-back Dani Alves has warned the Catalan giants that they risk losing his client, unless they agree a lucrative new contract with the Brazil international.

Kaka dismisses Real Madrid exit talk

Kaka has dismissed suggestions that his injury-plagued spell at Real Madrid could be ended by a January transfer.

Scotland expect tough Spain match

Gary Caldwell will take no notice of Spain's lengthening injury list ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifying clash at Hampden next Tuesday night.

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