Tebas plays down corruption claim | Football Espana
LFP President Javier Tebas has played down reports that a linesman was pressured into favouring Real Madrid over Barcelona in next month’s Clasico. The Spanish Press on Thursday reported the claim that a member of the Referees Technical Committee had tried to influence the decision-making in November’s Clasico against Barcelona - to which the League chief says there is "little" credence.
Karim Benzema resumes squad training - Goal.com
Real Madrid has received some encouraging news ahead of this weekend's La Liga encounter with Celta Vigo as Karim Benzema has resumed squad training. The France striker suffered a thigh injury while away on international duty earlier this month and has since been out of action.
Ronaldo ahead of Messi as football's most valuable brand - ESPN FC
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world's top 10 athlete brands, the latest Forbes ranking show -- but there is no place on the list for Lionel Messi. Ronaldo is number eight in the ranking -- down a place from last year -- which calculates athlete brand value as sponsorship income minus the average of endorsement income of the top 10 athletes in the same sport.
Can Cristiano Ronaldo pull away from Lionel Messi - ESPN FC
With Lionel Messi still up to a month away from a playing return, Cristiano Ronaldo has time to build up a sizable advantage in their pair's season-long scoring battle. Last weekend, the Portuguese forward extended his lead with a goal vs. Levante.
Bakambu at double as Villarreal beat Dinamo - UEFA.com
Two first-half goals from Cédric Bakambu helped the Spanish side back to winning ways as Dinamo's search for their first goal in Group E goes on.
Athletic conquer Partizan's Belgrade fortress - UEFA.com
Partizan went into the match as Group L leaders with a 100% record, but it was Athletic who seized the early initiative, pressing their hosts high up the pitch, with Etxebarria pulling the strings in midfield. Xabier Etxeita had a powerful shot beaten away by Živko Živković in the 18th minute, while Aritz Aduriz spurned a good opportunity on the half-hour, heading over after good work from Óscar de Marcos down the visitors' right.
March in support of Recre | Football Espana
Recreativo have been under a financial embargo for more than 18 months over a €14.5m debt and the protest is to highlight the situation under majority shareholder, Uruguay-based company Gildoy Espana and their representative Pablo Comas, the club President.