Real Madrid win appeal over Cristiano Ronaldo booking against Rayo Vallecano - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo's yellow card against Rayo Vallecano has been rescinded after Real Madrid launched an appeal. Ronaldo scored his 300th Real Madrid goal in Wednesday's 2-0 La Liga win but the reigning Ballon d'Or holder was also booked for simulation in the 51st minute after referee Mario Melero Lopez felt he had tried to win a penalty.
Gareth Bale out of Eibar game, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Gareth Bale will miss Saturday's La Liga game against Eibar through injury, but should be fit to face Atletico Madrid in next Tueday's Champions League quarterfinal first leg.
James should start for Real Madrid while Luis Suarez eclipses Neymar - Five things we learned in La Liga - ESPN FC
Barcelona's 4-0 win over struggling Almeria at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night was far from a thriller. Lionel Messi provided the first half's only moment of excitement with an exquisite left-footed curler that opened the scoring just past 30 minutes.
Real Madrid Castilla wary of Martin Odegaard publicity - Goal.com
The club's reserve team has had mixed feelings over the Norwegian being treated like a household name following his January signing, Goal Spain reports. Martin Odegaard has endured a tough start to life at Real Madrid, and Goal Spain understands that members of the club's Castilla squad were unhappy with the level of publicity generated by his arrival in the Spanish capital.
La Liga match report: Athletic Bilbao v Valencia | Sky Sports Football
Former Valencia striker Aritz Aduriz denied his old team victory with a last-gasp equaliser at San Mames Stadium. Aduriz pounced in the 90th minute to secure a share of the La Liga spoils after Valencia had been reduced to 10 men. Nicolas Otamendi harshly received a straight red card eight minutes earlier for a high challenge, and Valencia were unable to hold out in his absence.
Valencia demands apology after refereeing 'outrage' in Bilbao - Goal.com
Valencia coach Nuno Santo has called Fernando Teixiera's handling of Thursday's Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao "an outrage," while club president Amadeo Salvo is demanding an apology from the referee. Los Che looked set to claim a crucial victory in their pursuit of Champions League football for next season when Rodrigo De Paul put them ahead just after the hour mark.
La Liga match report: Villarreal v Espanyol | Sky Sports Football
Caicedo had a slice of fortune in opening the scoring as Javi Lopez's miscued header deflected off the Ecuadorian and he then he thumped home his second of the evening after the break at Sergio Asenjo's near post. Asenjo had a night to forget as he also spilled Sergio Garcia's cross 11 minutes from time to allow Victor Sanchez to roll the ball into an empty net to complete Villarreal's misery.
La Liga match report: Elche v Getafe | Sky Sports Football
Getafe bolstered their hopes of securing their Primera Division status for next season after moving 10 points clear of the bottom three by edging to a 1-0 win at struggling Elche. Fredy Hinestroza scored the only goal of the game with only five minutes remaining in a rare attack for Getafe, after the hosts had spurned a series of chances in the first half.
Deportivo La Coruna hire Victor Sanchez as new head coach | Sky Sports
Deportivo La Coruna have hired former player Victor Sanchez as coach to replace Victor Fernandez. Fernandez was sacked on Wednesday after a 1-1 home draw with Cordoba left them just above the La Liga relegation place. And the relegation-threatened La Liga side are now looking to Sanchez to haul them towards safety.
La Liga’s manager cull continues with Deportivo’s coach the latest to go | Sid Lowe | The Guardian
Victor Fernández wasn’t leaving, not officially, not yet, but he came to say goodbye anyway. Although the axe that had long hovered over his neck, blade glistening, still hadn’t fallen, he was sure it would be along presently and so he bade farewell to them before they bade farewell to him. The Deportivo de La Coruña manager settled into his seat behind the bottles of beer and water and the board with the insurance company’s name on it, coughed, adjusted the mic and waited, doughy eyes wide.