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La Liga News: 3 October 2015; Real Madrid Honor Cristiano Ronaldo, Celta Vigo Draw With Getafe

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Atletico vs Real Madrid is La Liga game of the season - ESPN FC
And so the Madrid derby rolls round again, the match that Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa this week described as the game of the season ... "for them." It was a line offered casually, but it was calculated too; Arbeloa's deadpan delivery was designed to make the dismissiveness all the more damaging, and it didn't go uncontested.

Selecting the Atletico Real Madrid combined XI - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid versus Real Madrid is a game that divides families, a city and classes. Atleti's fans loathe Real Madrid -- and with good reason. They are the upstarts from uptown with the cool clothes and designer haircut, plying their trade in the city's plush business district.

Cristiano Ronaldo honoured by Real Madrid for goals record - ESPN FC
Real Madrid held a special ceremony to honour Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday after he became the club's all-time leading scorer. Ronaldo scored his 322nd and 323rd goals on Wednesday in Madrid's 2-0 win over Malmo in a Champions League game in Sweden, matching the mark previously held by Raul Gonzalez.

Keylor Navas Toni Kroos and Marcelo in Madrid Combined XI - ESPN FC
The first Madrid derby of the season is finally upon us. On Sunday evening, Atletico Madrid will host neighbours Real Madrid in a match that supporters from both teams have been anticipating since the season started. While Atletico's week wasn't exactly what they hoped it would be, Real Madrid overcame a surprising 0-0 draw at home to Malaga in La Liga with a comfortable win against Malmo in the Champions League.

James to miss Madrid derby? | Football Espana
Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will reportedly miss Sunday's derby against Atletico Madrid after suffering a recurrence of his thigh injury. According to Caracol Radio, the 23-year-old faces a few more weeks out, despite being called up by Colombia for their first two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Uruguay over the next fortnight.

Marcelo's defensive naivety could cost Real Madrid | FourFourTwo
When you’re as good at the back as Real Madrid have been this season, bringing up defensive issues in Rafa Benitez’s side seems ill-timed. Madrid have conceded just one goal all season - the best record across Europe's top leagues thus far. But the Merengues have an elephant in the room, a situation on their hands that might cause their downfall during the apex of the season.

Match Report - Celta Vigo 0 - 0 Getafe | Sky Sports
Celta Vigo missed the chance to take over at the top of La Liga after being held goalless at home by Getafe in an entertaining encounter at Balaidos. Celta would moved up from fourth to first place with a three-point haul, but, incredibly in a match which produced scores of chances and saw the woodwork hit three times, neither they nor Getafe could find a breakthrough.