Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta does not believe that the European champions will end up quitting La Liga for France's Ligue 1 should Catalonia gain independence. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and, ahead of regional elections there last month, La Liga president Javier Tebas warned that the Spanish league would be "nothing" without the city's football club.
Di Maria is counting the hours to his Santiago Bernabéu return. He will be the star of the show when PSG travel to Madrid next Tuesday.
Zinedine Zidane has rubbished rumours Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale could be on their way back to the Premier League. The Real Madrid coach, who led the side to Champions League glory as a player, said they were a club which bought the best players in the world and not one that sells them.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has set his sights on a move to La Liga in the future, but only when he decides the time is right to leave Borussia Dortmund. The Gabon international has been in sensational form in the Bundesliga this season with 13 goals in 10 appearances, making him the top goalscorer in the league ahead of Robert Lewandowski.
Deportivo La Coruna Coach Victor Sanchez believes Friday’s opponents Atletico Madrid may have the best defence in La Liga. Victor spoke to reporters prior to the game at Riazor and commended Diego Simeone’s team, and spoke of what Deportivo would need to offer to come away with three points.
Atletico Madrid youngsters can help spark La Liga title challenge, says Diego Simeone | Daily Mail Online
Atletico Madrid's young side are ready to challenge for the La Liga title this season, according to manager Diego Simeone. After their title triumph in 2014, Atletico could only manage a third-place finish last term, ending the campaign 16 points behind winners Barcelona. In a major overhaul of the squad, which included the departures of Arda Turan and Mario Mandzukic, the club have invested in youth and have now clicked into gear following a slow start.