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La Liga News: 1 November 2015; Real Madrid Continue Winning Ways, Villarreal End Winless Streak

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Ronaldo scores as Real Madrid top Las Palmas atop La Liga - ESPN FC
Real Madrid remained top of the Primera Division after comfortably beating struggling Las Palmas 3-1 at the Bernabeu. Isco gave Rafael Benitez's side a dream start by opening the scoring after just four minutes and then Cristiano Ronaldo's diving header 10 minutes later doubled their advantage.

Jese Rodriguez contribution hailed by Real Madrid Benitez - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez had words of praise for young attacker Jese Rodriguez after Saturday afternoon's 3-1 stroll past Las Palmas at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Early goals from Isco and Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid in control, and while Hernan's header got one back for the visitors, Jese's fine individual strike made it 3-1 by the break.

Jose Mourinho welcome back Real Madrid says Ramon Calderon - ESPN FC
In an interview with BeIn Sports, Calderon said that current Real president Florentino Perez actually wanted Mourinho to replace Carlo Ancelotti for the 2015-16 season, but the Special One refused. Joachim Low and Jurgen Klopp were both preferred prospects for the job ahead of Benitez, as well, he said.

Villarreal end recent barren spell with win over Primera Division rivals Sevilla - ESPN FC
Villarreal got back to winning ways with a morale-boosting 2-1 win at home to Primera Division rivals Sevilla. Spain international Mario Gaspar's scrappy finish gave the hosts the lead and top scorer Cedric Bakambu doubled the lead, before on-loan Fernando Llorente's header made for an exciting final 15 minutes.

Late Celta Vega winner hurts Real Sociedad and David Moyes | Sky Sports
David Moyes' side had twice gone ahead through Imanol Agirretxe only to see Iago Aspas draw the visitors level on both occasions before Hernandez turned the game on its head with an 89th-minute winner. The 3-2 win sees Celta leapfrog Villareal and Atletico Madrid and to within three points of both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Derby defeat to Valencia leaves Levante propping up La Liga - ESPN FC
Levante remain rooted to the foot of the Primera Division after suffering defeat against local rivals Valencia on Saturday night. With only one win to their name heading into the derby not much would have been expected from the visitors at the Mestalla, and the match went to form as Nuno Espirito Santo's side went sixth with a 3-0 win.

How much would Diego Maradona be worth in 2015? -
Those were days when clubs looked at transfers as purely sporting investments. Publicity, shirt sales and image rights did not come into the equation. Boca's directors knew it: buying Maradona would practically secure a title in pretty lean times, as the side had reached a plateau after their great success in the 1970s.

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