La Liga

Rakitic agrees to extend Barcelona deal until 2021

Ivan Rakitic has agreed a new four-year deal with Barcelona, the club announced Thursday.

Luis Enrique confirms decision to quit; Madrid draw leaves Barcelona top

Barcelona (dpa) - Barcelona beat Sporting Gijon 6-1 on Wednesday and coach Luis Enrique announced after the game he would quit at the end of the season.

Real Madrid stage comeback to stay top; Messi scores in Barcelona win

Lionel Messi scored the winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Sunday to move top of the Spanish first division.

Real Madrid equal record unbeaten run with easy win over Granada

Barcelona (dpa) - Real Madrid made it a record-equalling 39 games unbeaten with a 5-0 Spanish league win over Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Ramos earns Real Madrid a dramatic draw in El Clasico

Sergio Ramos earned Real Madrid a dramatic late draw in El Clasico by heading in a Luka Modric free-kick to hold Barcelona 1-1 on Saturday.

Ronaldo scores twice as Real extend lead with 2-1 defeat of Gijon

Real Madrid extended their lead atop the Spanish Liga to seven points on Saturday, with a 2-1 home defeat of lowly Sporting Gijon

Real cruise 3-0 at Atletico, with Ronaldo hat-trick

Real Madrid opened up a four-point gap atop the Spanish Liga with a 3-0 win at neighbours Atletico on Saturday, after a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real Madrid keep top spot

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his goal drought with a timely hat-trick as Real Madrid kept top spot in the Spanish Liga with a 4-1 romp at midtable Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona go top late on in Valencia but captain Iniesta injured

Barcelona stumbled to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with a late 3-2 win at spirited Valencia but may have lost captain Andres Iniesta to a knee injury.

Neymar extends contract with Barcelona to 2021

Brazil striker Neymar has agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona for two more years, until 2012, the Spanish champions said on Monday.

Messi returns in style as Barcelona enjoy 4-0 rout

Barcelona cruise up to second in the Spanish Liga with a 4-0 exhibition at home to Deportivo La Coruna and Lionel Messi scoring just three minutes after returning from a month's injury absence.

Atletico miss two penalties in 2-0 win at Valencia to go top

Atletico Madrid stumbled to the top of the Spanish Liga on Sunday in an eventful 2-0 win at lowly Valencia, in which local keeper Diego Alves saved two penalties from the visitors.

Sevilla go level with leaders Real after beating Alaves

Sevilla joined Spanish leaders Real Madrid on 14 points on Saturday courtesy of a brace from Wissam Ben Yedder in the 2-1 home defeat of dogged Alaves.

Barcelona go top with 5-0 romp in Gijon, ahead of Real match

Neymar scored a late brace as Barcelona cruised to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with an impressive 5-0 romp at 10-man Sporting Gijon.

Real Madrid held 1-1 by Villarreal, fail to establish new record

Spanish leaders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by defiant Villarreal on Wednesday as they failed to score a record 17th straight victory in La Liga.

Barcelona go top with 5-1 romp at Leganes

Barcelona cruised to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with an emphatic 5-1 romp at Leganes.

Handsome wins for Madrid teams Real and Atletico

Real Madrid cruised to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with a 5-2 home slaughter of feeble Osasuna, straight after neighbours Atletico had prevailed 4-0 at Celta Vigo for their first win of the season.

Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao

Spanish leaders Barcelona battle out a tight win 1-0 at dogged Athletic Bilbao, to keep pace with Las Palmas and Real Madrid atop La Liga.

Three-goal Suarez leads the charge as Barcelona thump Betis 6-2

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi bagged two as Barcelona started their defence of their Spanish league title with a 6-2 destruction of Real Betis on Saturday.

Is Real Madrid's Perez losing his purchasing power?

Is Real Madrid president Florentino Perez losing his legendary ability to attract world football's top talents to the Estadio Bernabeu? This is the question being asked in Spanish and world football, after a second straight frustrating summer for the millionaire construction magnate.

Rejuvenated Barcelona set to continue their reign in Spain

Spanish champions Barcelona look set fair to continue their domination of La Liga, especially after their purchase of a handful of promising young guns