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Friday, April 22, 2005

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Ronaldo fires Figo warning

Ronaldo has warned Luis Figo he will not win his place back by moaning in the media.

Osasuna v Atlético Madrid: Preview

Atletico Madrid and Osasuna face each other in Pamplona for the second time in four days on Saturday, but visiting midfielder Gonzalo Colsa believes the league encounter will be totally different to Wednesday's Copa del Rey semi-final first-leg.

Ronaldinho would sign for Barcelona "for ten years"

Ronaldinho says he'd happily sign for "another ten years" with Barcelona.

Robinho: Real Madrid can catch Barcelona for title

Santos winger Robinho is backing prospective employers Real Madrid to catch Barcelona and pip them for the championship this season.

Watch Barcelona-Getafe goals (Video)

Barcelona 2 : 0 Getafe

Rijkaard accuses Sacchi

Frank Rijkaard has accused Arrigo Sacchi of showing nerves after the Real Madrid man declared that Villarreal are a better side than Liga leaders Barcelona.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Hornos targets return

Uruguayan forward German Hornos is confident he will be able to play again next season after surviving a car crash.

Barca brush off transfer talk

Barcelona's Txiki Beguiristain has refused to be drawn on the latest round of transfer speculation surrounding the club.

Juanito rejects Malaga

Malaga defender Juanito has rejected the club's final contract offer and now seems certain to move on in the summer.

Di Vaio back in Valencia squad

Italian striker Marco Di Vaio will be allowed to return to training with the Valencia squad on Thursday, the club said on Wednesday.

La Liga: Barca, Real enter final straight

With six games left in the Primera Liga the mind games are starting to come into play from both Barcelona and Real Madrid as they fight it out for the title.

David Beckham Compilation (Video)

Arguably the most famous player on the planet.Goals for Man Utd, England and Real Madrid from another Galactico. Free kicks, chips and great passes from the England captain.
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Valencia players angry at Di Vaio punishment

Valencia players are angry with the treatment of teammate Marco Di Vaio this week.

Man Utd target Kameni already too big for Espanyol

Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni is preparing himself to leave the club in the summer.

Barcelona president puts Rijkaard talks on-hold

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refused to comment on coach Frank Rijkaard's contract status

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Levante - Real Madrid (Video)

Copa Del Rey SF: Osasuna Gain Advantage

Osasuna secured a first leg victory in their semi-final clash with Atlético Madrid in El Sadar with a 1-0 victory that leaves the tie on a knife edge.

Figo chides Luxemburgo for lack of communication

Luis Figo criticized Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo on Wednesday for not notifying him of his omission for the last two games.

Barca Restrain Eto’o

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o is desperate to return to training after his recent knee injury.

Only Maradona Better Than Ronaldo-Sacchi

Real Madrid’s ‘director tecnico’ Arrgio Sacchi hailed Ronaldo as second only to the great Diego Armando Maradona.

Spanish Segunda Update

The form of the Spanish premier division’s most hapless competitors - Mallorca, Numancia and Albacete - suggest hopes of Liga survival have vanished as the trio lay nailed with resignation to the gloomy basement of the relegation places.

Copa Del Rey Semi-Final Preview: Real Betis - Athletic Bilbao

Real Betis host Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey - a competition thrown wide open by the early exits of Spain's big four. Both sides have the quality in attack to take the game to the opposition, something also apparent from the 4 - 4 result the last time they met.

Irureta talks on hold

Deportivo la Coruna boss Javier Irureta has revealed talks over his future at the club have been put on hold until the end of the season.

Edmilson sets comeback date

Barcelona's Edmilson has targeted a return to action for the final two games of the Spanish season.

Owen aware of Real chances

Michael Owen has reiterated that his future lies firmly with Real Madrid, and insists that he knew what the situation would be at the club before he became a galactico.

Liga round-up: Figo weighs up future

Portuguese winger Luis Figo is reconsidering his decision to retire from international football after being dropped by Real Madrid. The 32-year-old also hinted at a possible departure from Real before his contract expires at the end of next season. Elsewhere, the issue of racism still rages in Spain

Atletico fined little for racist abuse

Atletico Madrid have escaped serious punishment for the third successive time after being handed a 600 euro (£400) fine for racist incidents during last Saturday's home game against Espanyol.

Woodgate ready to play in three months, specialist says

The specialist treating Jonathan Woodgate has predicted that the Real Madrid stopper will be back in top-level action within three months.

Gravesen's principles could cause him to miss Madrid game

Midfielder Thomas Gravesen's insistence on natural methods to treat his sprained ankle could prevent him from playing in Real Madrid's league match against Villarreal, news reports said Wednesday.

Liga round-up: Ronaldo approaches 100

With Real Madrid cranking up the pressure on Barça to throw away the Liga title, a free-scoring Ronaldo is not exactly top of the Catalan giants' wish list. However, the Galacticos will have to temporarily make do without centre-back Ivan Helguera, who has been laid low by gastro-enteritis.

Getafe president reveals Barcelona talks over Sergio

Getafe president Angel Torres has revealed he held talks with Barcelona counterpart Joan Laporta and their sports chief Txiki Begiristain on Sunday about taking on-loan some of their players next season.

New Espanyol deal for Man Utd, Arsenal target Kameni

Espanyol president Daniel Sanchez Llibre says goalkeeper Carlos Kameni will be offered a new contract at the end of this season.

Pressure puts squeeze on Barcelona contracts

AS says meetings between president Joan Laporta and his fellow directors have revealed a growing tension with the Liga's situation.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Di Vaio Offers Anger Explanation

Marco Di Vaio has revealed the reason behind his fury at being substituted by Valencia in the game against Mallorca on Sunday that led to him being suspended by the club.

PREV: Copa Del Rey/ Osasuna v Atlético Madrid

Osasuna striker Richard Morales has thrown down the gauntlet to Copa del Rey opponents Atletico Madrid by claiming the Pamplona club have what it takes to go all the way in the competition.

Beckham still happy in Madrid

David Beckham insists the only way he will leave Real Madrid is if the club force him out.

Helguera Checks Into Hospital

Iván Helguera has been taken to hospital after being diagnosed with gastroentiritis and is unlikely to play Real Madrid's clash with Villarreal next Sunday.

Giuly Says Barça Will Win The League

Ludovic Giuly is convinced that Barcelona will win the league title and reckons that if the team win their next two games it will be in the bag.

Fernando Torres Compilation (Video)

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Iker reiterates Real plan

Iker Casillas has reiterated he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid for Manchester United.

Real fans reported for racist chanting

A group of Real Madrid fans has been reported to the Spanish Football Federation for racist chanting during their side's league match at Levante during the weekend.

Torres eyeing glory in King's Cup

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes one goal in his team's King's Cup first leg semi-final away to Osasuna on Wednesday could be enough to guarantee a place in the final.

Hands up if you love Getafe

Getafe's gambling goalie might be a few pairs short of a glove shop, but the Primera Division minnows have responded to Spain's youngest manager to survive their top-flight debut and book another.

Karpin: No going back on retirement

Real Sociedad winger Valeri Karpin has no plans of going back on his decision to hang up the boots at the end of this season.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Perez: We'll resist offers for Owen

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he will hold onto Michael Owen over the summer - despite the interest of big spending Arsenal and Newcastle United.

Schuster: Real Madrid's Casillas best in Europe

Levante coach Bernd Schuster has described Real Madrid No1 Iker Casillas as the "best goalkeeper in Europe".

Rijkaard congratulated Motta on Barcelona return

Barcelona's Liga prospects were boosted on Sunday with the successful return from injury of midfielder Thiago Motta.

Robinho contradicts Santos president

Robinho has contradicted his Santos president, Marcelo Teixeira, by insisting he is ready to leave Brazil for Europe at the end of this season.

Laporta: Six finals now left

Barcelona president Joan Laporta refused to get over-excited after Sunday's victory over Getafe.

Salgado slams Camacho for walking

Real Madrid fullback Michael Salgado has blamed their disappointing season on the sudden resignation of coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Villarreal president fighting to keep Riquelme

Villarreal president Fernando Roig hasn't given up on holding onto on-loan Barcelona midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme next season.

Ronnie hails vital win

Ronaldinho believes Sunday's win over Getafe was a key victory in their title charge.

Denilson happy at Betis

Denilson has stated he is happy at Real Betis and is willing to see out his contract with the club.

Di Vaio thrown out of Valencia squad

Italian striker Marco Di Vaio has been excluded from Valencia's first-team squad for indiscipline, coach Antonio Lopez said on Monday.

Monaco's Saviola desperate for Barcelona return

AS Monaco striker Javier Saviola has declared his future remains with Barcelona.

Figo determined to "fulfill Real Madrid contract"

Real Madrid winger Luis Figo has declared he wants to see out his contract.

Owen determined to win over "everyone at Real Madrid"

Striker Michael Owen is determined to win over Real Madrid fans.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Barca Answer Back

Barcelona held their nerve to produce a classy display in a 2-0 win over Getafe to maintain their advantage at the top of La Liga.

La Liga round-up

Real Madrid piled on the pressure at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 win at Levante cutting Barcelona's lead to just three points.

Preview: April 17 Action

Barcelona v Getafe: Preview
Real Zaragoza v Numancia: Preview
Albacete v Málaga: Preview
Mallorca v Valencia: Preview
Racing Santander v Athletic Bilbao: Preview
Villarreal v Real Betis: Preview
Levante v Real Madrid: Preview

Ricardo delighted with Getafe interest

Manchester United goalkeeper Ricardo welcomes reports linking him with Getafe next season.

Athletic Bilbao president reveals mystery coach appointment

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed they've agreed terms with an unnamed coach for next season.

Caparros: We expected to beat Osasuna

Osasuna dented Seville's Champions League hopes with a 1-0 win.Seville coach Joaquin Caparros admitted afterwards: "Without a doubt, this is a big blow."

Lotina: Kameni saved us

Cameroon goalkeeper ace Carlos Kameni earned Espanyol a point in the Vicente Calderon as he pulled off two top-class saves to hold Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Rivaldo/ Barcelona Compilation (Video)

A Brilliant video on Rivaldo in his barca days, amazing goals and runs
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La Liga Round-Up

Sevilla's hopes of claiming a UEFA Champions League place suffered a setback after a 1-0 home defeat to struggling Osasuna.

Rijkaard wants coaching deal for Albertini

Barcelona trainer Frank Rijkaard wants to add midfielder Demetrio Albertini to his coaching staff at the end of this season.

Santos president tells Real Madrid to forget Robinho

Santos president Marcelo Teixeira is digging in his heels over the possible move to Real Madrid for star turn Robinho.

Denilson ready to ask away from Betis

Brazilian wing ace Denilson admits he is considering his future at Real Betis.

Real Madrid v Barcelona- Full Match (Video)

First Half
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Second Half
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Friday, April 15, 2005

Nihat Hints At La Real Exit

Nihat has hinted that he may leave Real Sociedad in the summer as the club has endured another season of struggle.

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Tests reveal Woodgate nearing fitness

Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has yet to make his debut for the Primera Liga side, should make a complete recovery from a long-term thigh injury by the end of the season, the club said on Friday.

Barçelona - The Movie

Barcelona -- The Movie Volume 1
A Sensational mix of the past and the present of Barcelona FC
One of the best compilations on the internet
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Barcelona--The Movie Vol. 2
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Lotina: Aragones should have quit

Espanyol coach Miguel Angel Lotina says Spain boss Luis Aragones should have resigned after making racist comments about France striker Thierry Henry last year.

PREV: Primera Liga matches, April 16-17

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard will be hoping his team have taken on board his criticism of recent performances and can rediscover their form with a victory over Getafe at the Nou Camp on Sunday.
April 16:
Real Sociedad v Deportivo La Coruña: Preview
Atlético Madrid v Espanyol: Preview
FC Sevilla v Osasuna: Preview

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Edu blow for Betis

Real Betis star Edu has been ruled out of action for three weeks.

Getafe keeper bets on Barca upset

Getafe goalkeeper, Sanchez Broto, is so confident that his team can cause a shock in Camp Nou on Sunday that he is willing to bet 5,000 pairs of gloves that his side beat Barcelona.

Prev.: Injury-hit Barca brace for Getafe

The crowd in the Nou Camp will be collectively crossing their fingers on Sunday when an injury-hit Barcelona entertain Getafe in one of the most important games of their Primera Liga season.

Real Madrid confident of resisting Man Utd offers for Casillas

Casillas, 23, is one of Real's lowest-paid stars on £30,000 a week and Madrid are stalling on a new contract as he has a season left on his deal. But Real vice-president Emilio Butragueno is confident Casillas, who is having English lessons, will stay.

'Barca must rediscover work ethic'

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has warned his team that they risk throwing away their chance of winning the league title if they do not knuckle down and work harder until the end of the season.

Zidane quashes return talk

Former France international midfirelder Zinedine Zidane has crushed rumours about his possible return to the team by saying he would definitely not be coming out of retirement. "I have made a decision and I will not reconsider it, full stop," the Real Madrid playmaker told his website.

Parents of Real Madrid target Robinho house-hunting in city

While he has denied an agreement with Real Madrid, its been revealed the parents of Santos winger Robinho were house-hunting in Madrid last month.

Ibagaza: I've apologised to Toche

Ibagaza had Toche in tears after the youngster celebrated Numancia's late winner against Atletico. The young striker is playing on-loan at Numancia this season from Atletico.

Real Madrid ace Roberto Carlos raps Barcelona's Eto'o

Real Madrid players are furious with Samuel Eto'o's criticisms of the way they played on Sunday.

Juan Roman Riquelme Compilation (Video)

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Robinho in no hurry to leave Santos

Santos forward Robinho has again refused to be drawn on how long he will stay with the Brazilian champions and says his future belongs to God. Brazil's new star has been linked several times with a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Madrid's Gravesen doubtful for Levante

Midfielder Thomas Gravesen may miss Real Madrid's Spanish league match at Levante after spraining his right ankle Wednesday during training.

Dortmund ace Rosicky offered to Atletico Madrid

Borussia Dortmund midfield ace Tomas Rosicky is ready to follow the path of older brother Jiri and sign for Atletico Madrid at the end of this season.

Trotters in pole for Juanito

Malaga defender Juanito has all but resolved to move to Bolton in the summer, unless the Primera outfit substantially improve their latest contract offer.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Owen Repeats Madrid Desire

Michael Owen has reiterated his desire to stay at Real Madrid persistent rumours that he will return to the Premiership in the summer.

Del Bosque rules out return to Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid coach Vicente Del Bosque said Wednesday he won't consider a return to the club because of the manner of his dismissal nearly two years ago.

Villareal hopeful on Riquelme

Villarreal are confident of landing Argentine star Juan Roman Riquelme on a permanent basis in the summer.

Claudio Lopez targets Che return

Argentine forward Claudio Lopez has revealed he would jump at the chance to return to Valencia.

Barcelona coach Rijkaard held player talks

The Dutchman was calm, assuring his players that he remained fully confident of their ability to see off Real's late challenge and lift this season's Liga title.

Malaga's Baiano: I can match Ronaldinho

After his stunning goal against Valencia on Sunday, Fernando Baiano is urging Malaga to make his loan deal permanent.

Mallorca president: We want Cuper to fulfill contract

Real Mallorca president Mateo Alemany insists coach Hector Cuper is not walking away from his job.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Eto'o Rules Out Madrid

Samuel Eto’o has claimed that Real Madrid walked through their win over Barcelona before declaring that he believes that the Bernabeu club have no chance of winning the league.

Owen: Barcelona now feel Real Madrid pressure

"I am very happy by the victory and the goal," declared Owen afterwards. "We are now closer to Barcelona. We will continue pressing until the end to try to win the Liga. We still have a chance.

Luxemburgo: I know Figo is upset

Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo insists he will continue to count on winger Luis Figo to the end of this season.

Arteta reveals heart problem

Real Sociedad midfielder Mikel Arteta has revealed he suffered from serious heart problem as a child.

Valdes: Barcelona can't let nerves get to us

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes insists they're still in the boxseat for the championship, despite Sunday's defeat at Real Madrid.

Perez: I spoke with players before win

"I spoke with the players before the game and I know they will do all that is humanly possible to win the championship," said Perez.

Six weeks out for Scaloni

Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Lionel Scaloni has been ruled out of action for six weeks with a thigh injury.

Bilbao boss already in place

Reports in Spain suggest Athletic Bilbao have already decided to install Eibar manager Jose Luis Mendilibar as their coach next season.

Robinho in fresh Real denial

Robinho has again insisted he has not already agreed a transfer to Real Madrid.

Barcelona still on course, says Laporta

Barcelona are confident they will win the Spanish title despite their weekend defeat by arch-rivals Real Madrid, Barca president Joan Laporta said.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Ronaldo To Name Child After Pope

Ronaldo will become a dad for the second time following the first child he had from footballer Milene Domingues. Back then, Ronaldo had called his son Ronald, in “honour” of McDonald’s mascot which both him and his former wife used to adore.

Zaragoza plan Galletti talks

With Savio having signed a two-year contract last week, Real Zaragoza are now hoping to tie Luciano Galletti to a new deal.

Canizares says sorry

Santiago Canizares has apologised after his blunder allowed Malaga to snatch a late, late equaliser in Valencia's 2-2 draw with the Andalucian side on Sunday.

Zidane ready to exploit Barca slip-ups

Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane said his side would exploit any slip-ups by Barcelona after Sunday's 4-2 win over the leaders cut the deficit between the teams to six points.

No Everton return for Gravesen

Thomas Gravesen will not return to Everton at the end of the season, according to his agent.

Sevilla to appeal Navarro ban

Sevilla will take legal action to have defender Javi Navarro's five-match ban lifted, the Primera Liga side said in a statement on Monday.

Eto'o boost for Barcelona

Barcelona's title challenge received a huge lift on Monday when it was announced Samuel Eto'o's knee injury was not as serious as first thought.

Watch La Liga goals/Video

Real Madrid 4 - 2 Barcelona

Rijkaard Says Barca Must Keep Cool

Despite seeing his side lose 4-2 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard insisted after the game: "There's no need to make a drama out of it - the players have just got to pick themselves up for the next few games."

Valencia's Lopez won't hit back at Benitez

Benitez claimed he rescued Lopez from the dole queue when he was still coaching Valencia, making him the club's sports director.

Laporta praises Real Madrid

Barcelona president Joan Laporta paid tribute to the performance of Real Madrid after last night's 4-2 defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Luxemburgo expects to stay in charge

Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo insists he expects to be in charge of the club next season.| Real Madrid coach: Nothing personal against Figo

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Rijkaard bemoans cost of early errors

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard said lack of concentration and poor finishing were responsible for his side's 4-2 defeat against Spanish title rivals Real Madrid on Sunday.

Owen happy with Real life

Michael Owen insisted he is happy at Real Madrid after scoring in the 4-2 win over Barcelona.

La Liga Round-Up

Sevilla went into third place in La Liga after beating Espanyol 3-1 in Barcelona.

Eto'o may miss rest of season

Samuel Eto'o could be out for up to eight weeks after suffering an injury on his right knee during the 'Clasico' on Sunday. The Barça striker had to be substituted in the second half of his side's 4-2 defeat to Real Madrid and faces an anxious wait to discover if the problem will end his season.

Real take Barca thriller

Real Madrid hauled themselves back in the Spanish title race with a thrilling 4-2 win over arch rivals Barcelona.

La Liga Gamecast, Reports

Van Bronckhorst: Eto'o wants Real Madrid revenge

Gio van Bronckhorst says Barcelona teammate Samuel Eto'o is determined to score against former club Real Madrid tonight.

Barcelona's Sylvinho ready for Owen job

Barcelona fullback Sylvinho is looking forward to playing against Real Madrid striker Michael Owen today.

El Clasico Preview: Real Madrid - Barcelona

It’s the big one. Until very recently this titanic sporting event was nothing more than an opportunity for the Galactico’s to gain face, or for the Blaugrana to rub the Merengues royal noses in it. But with the gap reduced to nine points there are whispers on the Madrid wind of a dramatic comeback.

Xavi to win new Barcelona contract

Barcelona are ready to hand midfielder Xavi an improved contract. The Spanish international's current deal expires in 2007 and is worth £1.2 million-a-year.

La Liga Saturday Wrap: Athletic Win Derby, Numancia Upset Atléti

Athletic Bilbao cruised to victory in the Basque Country derby against a depleted Real Sociedad side and pushed themselves back into European contention, while Numancia caused a surprise by defeating Atlético Madrid.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

La Liga Preview

If a top-of-the-table showdown between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona was not enough for one Primera División weekend, the fight for fourth position and the Basque derby also take place.

Zidane: Real Madrid only thinking of defeating Barcelona

Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane insists they'll defeat Barcelona tomorrow at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid president: I'd sell Eto'o to Barcelona again

Ahead of Sunday's big clash, Perez declared: "I would have no problem making the decision again because Real Madrid's squad has the two best strikers in the world - Raul and Ronaldo."

Owen plays down Liverpool return

Real Madrid striker Michael Owen has played down talk this week suggesting he wants a return to Liverpool.

Perez delighted with Joaquin's Real Madrid ambition

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez admits he is delighted to hear Real Betis winger Joaquin wants to join them in the summer.

Reports: Figo dropped for Barcelona game

Luis Figo has been left out of the Real Madrid starting team for its vital game with Spanish league leader FC Barcelona, news reports said Saturday.

Eto'o ready for derby

Samuel Eto'o claims that he has no interest in gaining revenge when Barcelona meet Real Madrid on Sunday and says he will be just as happy if another player scores the winning goal for the Catalans.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Joaquin happy at Betis

Joaquin has said that if Real Betis want him to stay then he would be happy to sign a new deal at the club, despite interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Lotina Backs Madrid

The Espanyol coach has stated that he wants Real Madrid to beat Barcelona on Sunday, but he has an ulterior motive.

Ronaldo Praise For Hitman Owen

Ronaldo has praised Michael Owen amid reports that the England international could start against Barcelona in place of Luis Figo on Sunday.

Puyol And Ronaldinho Set To Face Madrid

Carles Puyol and Ronaldinho will both train on Saturday and look set to be included in Barcelona's starting line-up for the clash with Real Madrid on Sunday.

Owen hints at return to Liverpool

Michael Owen has said he would have "nothing against" going back to Liverpoool - and repeated he is unhappy with his limited role at Real Madrid.

Barca: No van Bommel deal

Joan Laporta has stated that no deal has been struck with Mark van Bommel and that midfielder Gerard will be offered a new deal at Barcelona.

Zizou happy at Deco absence

Zinedine Zidane believes that Deco's absence for Barcelona's visit on Sunday is good news for Real Madrid and joked that he hoped Ronaldinho's illness would continue.

Preview: Will Nine Become Six After Bernabeu Clasico?

That question must be answered in the affirmative if Real Madrid are to cradle any hope, whatsoever, of catching a Barcelona side that stuttered last week.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Arango offers olive branch

Mallorca's Juan Arango will resume full training at the end of the month, and says he bears no grudge against Sevilla defender Javi Navarro.

Stomach complaint hits Ronaldinho

Barcelona forward Ronaldinho has missed training for the second day in succession in the run-up to the weekend clash against Real Madrid because of a stomach complaint.

Wanchope free to leave Malaga

Malaga have said they would be prepared to release former Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope if he wanted to leave the club at the end of the season.

Puyol and Raul will be ready

Real Madrid and Barcelona both look set to receive major boosts ahead of 'El Gran Clasico' on Sunday with the news that their respective skippers, Raul and Carles Puyol, are on course to play in the game.

Real out to spoil Barca's title march

Real Madrid are preparing for this weekend's 'clasico' against Barcelona in the unusual position of underdogs at their own Bernabeu stadium as they bid to spoil their rivals progress towards the title.

Salgado: Real Madrid can forget title if Barcelona win

"To not beat Barcelona, it would mean saying goodbye to the Liga," said Salgado. "It would be very difficult to take, even if mathematically there was still the chance."Nevertheless perhaps, if we win, then winning the Liga is feasible.

Roberto Carlos: Don't write off Real Madrid

Ahead of this weekend's massive game against Barcelona, Brazil international wing-back Roberto Carlos declared: "It's very important the supporters are with us.

Riquelme flattered by interest

Juan Roman Riquelme has admitted he is flattered by all the interest being shown in him, but insists that he will not be speaking to anyone until the end of the season.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Navarro fumes at ban

Sevilla defender Javi Navarro has spoken of his anger at the five-game ban imposed on him by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Iuliano slams Spanish refs

Mallorca defender Mark Iuliano has launched a scathing attack on the standard of Spanish referees.

Real Madrid v Barça: History, Finance & Intrigue

Barcelona and Real Madrid have their bitter hatred of each other rooted in history and politics, but these days keeping the rivalry is as much about financial gain and publicity.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Corradi blasts Valencia management

Valencia striker Bernardo Corradi has hit out at management over their lack of support.Corradi joins Italian teammate Stefano Fiore in criticising Valencia chiefs as they bear the brunt of criticism for a disappointing campaign.

Barcelona offered Puyol to Real Madrid

A former Barcelona representative has revealed captain Carles Puyol was offered to Real Madrid after the 2002 World Cup.

Defeat would hand Barca title - Raul

Captain Raul says Real Madrid can wave goodbye to their chances of depriving Barcelona of the league title if they fail to beat their arch-rivals on Sunday.

Ronaldinho: Real Madrid visit like Cup final

Barcelona ace Ronaldinho admits this week's clash with Real Madrid will "be like a Cup final". Victory for Barca would take them 12 points clear of nearest rivals Real on the Liga table, but defeat would open up the championship race again.

Luxemburgo: Liga race very alive

Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo says victory next week against Barcelona will make the championship "alive".

Grateful Larsson agrees new Barca deal

Former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson looks set to repay the faith shown in him by Barcelona by signing a new deal with the Spanish league leaders.

Navarro handed suspension

Sevilla defender Javi Navarro has been handed a five-match ban.Navarro was charged after his challenge on Real Mallorca forward Juan Arango.

Becks eyes Barca clash

Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham is hoping to be fit in time to face bitter rivals Barcelona in Sunday's La Liga clash.

Owen not planning Real exit

Michael Owen says he has no plans to leave Real Madrid.

Larsson: Future uncertain

Henrik Larsson fears he may never be able to recapture his best form following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Watch La Liga goals/Video (2nd Update)

Albacete-Real Madrid 1 : 2

Owen Says Madrid Can Catch Barcelona

Michael Owen believes that Real Madrid can still win the league and hopes that he can spearhead their late battle to wrestle the title away from Barcelona.| Owen Still Chasing "Galactico"Glory.

Márquez Thinks Barça Can Clinch Title In Madrid

Rafael Marquez has announced that if Barcelona win against Real Madrid next Sunday then the league title race will be over.

Joaquin: The Referee Has Laughed At Us

Betis winger Joaquin was incensed by the performance of referee Alfonso Pino Zamorano after his side’s 3-3 draw against Barcelona.

Savio Set To Sign Zaragoza Extension

Zaragoza winger Savio is expected to put pen to paper on a new two-year deal this week.

Queiroz blasts Real Madrid president Perez

In an interview on Barcelona radio, Queiroz spoke of his difficult season in charge at Real, saying: "Florentino Perez is the only one who is in charge at Madrid. Only he makes decisions, even against the opinion of the trainer."

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Liga round-up

Real Madrid closed the gap on Barcelona to nine points following their win over Albacete while the leaders claimed a last-gasp point at home to Real Betis.

La Liga Results, Match stats, Reports

Pellegrini delighted as Villarreal move to 3rd

Villarreal's impressive season took another turn for the better on Saturday as the side moved up to third in the Primera Liga with a commanding 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Spanish Primera División Results, Match Stats, Reports

Read also, La Liga Saturday Wrap: Villarreal On The Up, Valencia Fight Back

Ronaldo return delayed

Real Madrid striker Ronaldo has had to delay his return to Spain following Brazil's World Cup qualifiers because of problems at home, the Primera Liga club said on Friday.

Irureta Hits Back At Pandiani

Javier Irureta has slammed Walter Pandiani for claiming that Depor players turn up for training drunk and stated that the Uruguayan striker knows very little about football.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Valladolid appoint Alonso

Spanish second division club Valladolid have installed Marcos Alonso as coach until the end of the season following the sacking of Croatian Sergio Kresic.

Preview: Ex-Pat Serra Ferrer Plotting Barca Double

Former Blaugrana youth and first team boss Llorenc Serra Ferrer will be plotting the second chapter of the green and whites’ dismantling of the Catalans - this time at the Nou Camp.

De la Pena won't consider Espanyol exit

Espanyol midfielder Ivan de la Pena has told his agents not to entertain any approaches from interested clubs.

Beckham will miss weekend game against Albacete in Spanish league

David Beckham will miss Real Madrid's league match this weekend due to a muscle injury, the club said on Thursday.