La Liga Preview: Bathrooms, Benzema and Espanyol’s bright new world | Eurosport
La Liga Loca appreciates that not everyone may have the time to plough through a thousand words or so on another fine mess of a week in the world of Spanish football, and the upcoming posers for the weekend.
La Liga talking points: All eyes on Benzema, Eibar's rise and El Clasico coming - Goal.com
The 11th round of La Liga is here already and it presents some interesting stories ahead of the forthcoming international break. After more mid-week action in Europe, Spain's sides return to domestic duties with some fascinating fixtures in the Primera Division - not least for Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Borja & Valverde named October’s best | Football Espana
Eibar striker Borja Baston and Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde have been named La Liga’s player and Coach of the month for October respectively. Borja, a summer arrival from Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan, scored three goals against Las Palmas, Sevilla and Barcelona last month to keep Los Armeros firmly in European contention.
Karim Benzema hasnt confessed to Valbuena blackmail lawyer - ESPN FC
Karim Benzema's lawyer denied reports on Friday that the Real Madrid striker had confessed to telling France teammate Mathieu Valbuena that he should hand over money to people attempting to blackmail him. Benzema, 27, was charged with conspiracy to blackmail on Thursday as part of an investigation as part of an investigation over a sex tape involving Valbuena.
Explained: Karim Benzema arrest and Mathieu Valbuena sex tape scandal - Goal.com
Karim Benzema has been charged with conspiracy to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbeuna over an alleged sex tape. The criminal case came to light Oct. 13, when ex-France forward Djibril Cisse was among four people questioned by police.
Cristiano Ronaldo rested by Portugal ahead of El Clasico - ESPN FC
Portugal coach Fernando Santos has defended his decision to rest the Real Madrid forward, as well as a number of other senior players including Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago and Monaco centre-back Ricardo Carvalho, for the games in Krasnodar on Fri, Nov. 14, and at minnows Luxembourg the following Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo definitely thinking about Real Madrid exit, MLS move - Goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is "definitely thinking" about leaving Real Madrid for a year in MLS, despite his agent Jorge Mendes saying the star will end his career at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo, 30, has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and his former club, Manchester United, although Mendes said earlier on Friday that Ronaldo "will finish his career at Real Madrid, for sure."
Gimenez blow for Atleti | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez faces a fortnight out after pulling up with a thigh injury in training. As reported on Los Colchoneros’ official website, the Uruguayan felt discomfort in the latter stages of Friday’s session and was consequently diagnosed with a grade II tear in his right thigh, ruling him out of Saturday’s match against Sporting Gijon in La Liga.
Krychowiak ‘proud’ of Sevilla renewal | Football Espana
Grzegorz Krychowiak says he is "happy and proud" to have extended his contract with Sevilla until 2019. The midfielder ended speculation about his future on Friday by putting pen to paper to a new four-year deal with the Andalucians and agreeing a buyout clause of €45m.
Alvaro Negredo is out of favour at Valencia - ESPN FC
For a second last Saturday, it wasn't easy for Alvaro Negredo to suppress a smile. The second half had just started against city rivals Levante when the Valencia supporters began to shout his name and soon the chant was going round Mestalla, getting louder and louder.
Nuno facing Valencia mutiny? | Football Espana
Nuno Santo has reportedly lost the Valencia dressing room over his handling of Alvaro Negredo ahead of Saturday’s trip to Celta Vigo in La Liga. Superdeporte claims Los Che’s players are fully behind the striker, who is due to sit out his sixth straight game, to the extent that "the fracture is total and there is no turning back" with their Coach.
David Moyes in the dock as Real Sociedad lose again - ESPN FC
Pressure continued to mount on Real Sociedad boss David Moyes as goals from Jonathan Viera and Sergio Araujo clinched lowly Las Palmas a 2-0 home win to send his side spiralling into a relegation battle.