EURO BITES: La Liga - Real & Barça match blow for blow, Valencia in disarray
In Atletico’s case their objective is to be an outside bet for the La Liga title, but a defeat to Villarreal and a draw against city rivals Real made it look like they weren’t quite ready for that. They welcomed Valencia to El Calderon at weekend in yet another test of their progress and this time passed with flying colours.
Real Madrid sign 15-year-old Independiente midfielder on pre-contract | golazo argentino
Real Madrid’s interest in Independiente youngster, Lucas Patanelli was reported some months ago but according to Spanish newspaper, Marca, Los Merengues have now sealed a pre-contract deal which will see the 15-year-old switch Avellaneda for the Spanish capital when he is old enough to complete the move.
Tebas rejects Madrid KO complaint | Football Espana
"The schedule was released 40 days ago and the first statement I heard regarding this was 24 hours before the match," he argued, AS reports. "Madrid must not look at the schedule, otherwise they would have seen it before. It’s going to happen to all the clubs, soon Valencia, or Barcelona. It happens to everyone, for better or worse."
Madrid quartet back in training | Football Espana
James Rodriguez, Karim Benzema, Pepe and Alvaro Arbeloa are all back in training for Real Madrid, but not all of the quartet are in contention for the weekend. Marca reports Benzema is the nearest to a comeback and could play against Las Palmas, and worked with the ball with defender Arbeloa.
Real Madrid injuries due to 'many factors' - doctor Ximo Mas - ESPN FC
The 2015-16 season so far has seen Madrid suffer 11 different injuries in 96 days -- with James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Pepe and Mateo Kovacic suffering various different muscle problems, while Danilo and Sergio Ramos have missed games due to "trauma" injuries picked up in clashes with opponents.
Real Madrid announce new system to stop Ultras at away games - ESPN FC
Real Madrid have introduced a new ticketing system aimed at ensuring hooligans do not attend the team's away games. Madrid banned the extremist Ultras Sur from the Bernabeu in December 2013 after a series of violent incidents around games amid an internal battle for leadership of the group.
Marcelo has become indispensable for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
A quick glance at players that Real Madrid have brought in for €6 million or thereabouts over the last decade is hardly a who's who of greats. Excluding loan deals or buy-back options, Alvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool, €4), Sergio Canales (Racing Santander, €6m) and Diego Lopez (Sevilla, €3.5m) are the only players to have arrived at the Bernabeu for anything in the region of what Real paid Fluminense for Marcelo in January 2007.
Levante confirm Rubi appointment | Football Espana
Levante have confirmed the appointment of Rubi as the club’s new Coach, replacing Lucas Alcaraz, who was sacked on Sunday. A statement on Les Granotes’ official website reveals a deal was reached on Tuesday night and Rubi signs a contract to the end of the season with an option for a two-year extension.
Villarreal U-21 squad defeat PSV Eindhoven, 4-0 - Villarreal USA
Villarreal's under-21 squad, made up mostly of B-team players, easily dispatched PSV Eindhoven's youth side 4-0 this evening in a match played at the home of Wycombe Wanderers, Adams Park. The young Submarine squad dominated throughout, though the first goal didn't arrive until the half-hour mark. Fran Sol scored it, and also added a goal on the hour mark. Alfonso Pedraza and Leo Suarez were the other scorers.