Real Madrid Isco gets two-game ban Clasico red card report - ESPN FC
Real Madrid star Isco has been banned for two games after he was sent off for kicking Barcelona attacker Neymar during the 4-0 Clasico thrashing at the Bernabeu, AS has reported. Isco, who came on as a second-half substitute at the Bernabeu, was sent off by referee David Fernandez Borbalan for a late hack at the Brazil captain.
Casemiro must replace Toni Kroos in Real Madrid best XI - ESPN FC
It has been a long audition, but Casemiro's performances this season should lead to a curtain call for Toni Kroos in the Real Madrid engine room. After the 4-0 Clasico debacle and given Casemiro's current form, there is simply no way to justify the German's inclusion in the side at the expense of the Brazilian.
La Liga president Tebas: Clasico was hard to watch
Real Madrid fan and La Liga president Javier Tebas has conceded the Clasico was "hard to watch".Barcelona were outstanding at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, two goals from Luis Suarez and further strikes from Neymar and Andres Iniesta handing Luis Enrique's men a comprehensive 4-0 victory.
Real Madrid fans condemned for offensive chanting in Clasico - ESPN FC
La Liga's authorities have formally denounced Real Madrid fans for offensive chanting during last weekend's La Liga Clasico against Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. LFP (Liga de Futbol Profesional) observers at the game, which Barca won 4-0, say they witnessed the chants coming from the official "Animation Section" of Madrid fans in the Bernabeu's south stand.
FIFA delay Madrid transfer ban? | Football Espana
FIFA has reportedly hit Real Madrid with a transfer ban for some time but not yet applied the punishment for reasons unknown. According to Mundo Deportivo, the governing body’s Disciplinary Committee made the decision to sanction Los Blancos over a year ago but showed "a total lack of transparency" when it was chased up by the newspaper.
REVEALED: The full extent of Gareth Bale's poor year at Real Madrid - Goal.com
Gareth Bale showed glimpses of form as Real Madrid survived a late fight back to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in a seven-goal thriller in the Champions League, but the statistics are against him at the moment. The Welshman created both of Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals as Los Blancos raced into a four-goal lead in Ukraine, with Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal also on target.
Rafa does it his way - but problems persist for Real Madrid - Goal.com
It wasn't convincing, but it was enough. Real Madrid returned to winning ways on Wednesday after its calamitous Clasico defeat against Barcelona. Unlike on Saturday, Rafa Benitez did it his way and signs were positive for most of the game, although a late comeback from Shakhtar Donetsk showed that problems persist for the under-fire coach.
Undecima chance? Rafa deserves the time Perez promised - Goal.com
Rafa Benitez raises his arms aloft to salute the fans. It's May 28, 2016, and Real Madrid has just claimed La Undecima at San Siro in Milan. For the Spanish coach, it represents a remarkable triumph, and one that seemed highly improbable after Los Blancos were humiliated by Barcelona back in November.
Villarreal take top spot off Rapid Wien - UEFA.com
Bruno Soriano's late strike halted Rapid's 100% start to the UEFA Europa League as Villarreal replaced them at the top of Group E.
Aduriz sends Athletic through as group winners - UEFA.com
Leading scorer Aritz Aduriz struck twice late on to send Athletic through as group winners and leave Augsburg needing a big victory in a fortnight.
Ever Banega in talks over new Sevilla contract - ESPN FC
Sevilla playmaker Ever Banega says his representatives are talking with the club about a new contract despite rumours linking him with the Premier League. Despite being troubled by injury so far this season, Banega has put in a string of impressive performances, but he is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.
Spanish La Liga opens office in Johannesburg | Eurosport
The goal of the new office is to extend the global positioning of the La Liga brand as well as to remain close to loyal African fans who follow Spanish football.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula expressed his delight at the opening of the office in Johannesburg, its first on the African continent, and his words were echoed by La Liga president Javier Tebas, who also attended this historic event.
Chimhavi: La Liga believes South African players are important to world football | Eurosport
Safa Communications Manager, Dominic Chimhavi, says that the partnership between La Liga and Safa will boost the country’s football image and strengthen youth development.He believes that it will boost the nation in terms of upgrading its development structures and in helping the formulation of a playing identity.