Eventually the goals came. It took a moment of genius, with Cesc Fabregas' perfect chip incredibly volleyed home on the spin by Mario Gaspar breaking the deadlock. Then another well worked strike was superbly finished by Santi Cazorla to give Spain a victory they deserved.
The Professional Football League (LFP) has set out a change of scheduling for their elite La Liga matches, which will move to Saturday at 13.00. The new timings were outlined in the terms the governing body published for bidding on La Liga and Copa del Rey audiovisual content exploitation rights for the next three seasons (2016-17, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019).
Angel Di Maria believes Real Madrid's lack of silverware since his departure proves he left at the right time, calling the Bernabeu crowd "very demanding." Di Maria, 27, joined Manchester United in summer 2014 having lifted La Decima -- a 10th European Cup -- with Madrid.
David Beckham has advised Cristiano Ronaldo to re-sign for Manchester United if he decides to leave Real Madrid, with the former England captain saying he would have "crawled back" to Old Trafford given the chance. Ronaldo, 30, has recently suggested he could leave Madrid at the end of the current season, with the forward "definitely thinking" about MLS and also speaking of his "amazing memories" of life at United before making an £80 million switch to the Bernabeu in 2009.
Jose Mourinho to reject Man Utd job to 'rejoin Real Madrid' if Chelsea get rid | Football | Sport | Daily Express
Mourinho has come under increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge as the reigning Premier League champions languish 16th in the standings. And Calderon believes should Real part ways with boss Rafael Benitez then a move for Mourinho might be an option, especially given his relationship with current president Florentino Perez.
Man United make stunning approach for top La Liga winger | Football | Premier League Transfer News, Scores, Results & More | Daily Star
The 25-year-old is in the final year of his contract at the La Liga club and has yet agree a new deal. Corriere dello Sport claims Louis van Gaal has made an approach for the Algerian international, looking to take advantage of his contractual situation. Feghouli is also a target for Tottenham and Inter and he could sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January.
Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul on the cusp of one final trophy with New York Cosmos | The National
Former Spain international Raul could be just 90 minutes from lifting one last trophy on Sunday, capping a remarkable playing career in professional football with a win in the North American Soccer League’s championship game. Raul launched the New York Cosmos into the final — and postponed his retirement — with a goal in the previous game, a strike that ensured the final against the Ottawa Fury FC will be played in the Cosmos home stadium in Hempstead, New York.