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La Liga News: 19 May 2015; Real Madrid to Take Part in Audi Cup, Atletico Madrid Move up in UEFA Rankings

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Real Madrid to join Bayern Munich in Audi Cup in August - ESPN FC
Bayern Munich have announced that Real Madrid will be among the teams taking part in the Audi Cup in Munich in early August. The biennial tournament -- which will feature a further two as-yet-unnamed clubs -- will start on Tuesday Aug. 4 at Bayern's Allianz Arena, with the third-place playoff and final taking place on Wednesday Aug. 5.

Will Real Madrid summer overhaul be big or small? - ESPN FC
For most clubs in Europe, finishing runners-up in their league, reaching the domestic cup quarterfinals and making a Champions League last-four appearance would be regarded as a pretty decent season. Real Madrid, of course, are not one of those clubs.

Barcelona win La Liga Cristiano Ronaldo top scorer - ESPN FC
Barcelona claimed their 23rd La Liga title on Sunday in a way that was very typical of their season, with a solid defence and superstar Lionel Messi making the difference at the other end. The 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid means Luis Enrique has won the title in his first season as coach, while the blaugrana have won seven of the 11 La Liga titles played for since Messi became established in the first team.

Keylor Navas: I haven’t enjoyed my season at Real Madrid | Eurosport
The Costa Rica international was signed from Levante last summer for a reported €10m but has made just 11 official appearances this term – six in La Liga, three in the Copa del Rey and two in the Champions League. It is a situation Navas concedes he did not expect, but insists he has no intention of quitting the club this summer even if, as seems likely, a new shot-stopper such as David de Gea is signed.

Is Ronaldo failing Real Madrid? | Sky Sports
"I think Ronaldo is in a crucial moment of his career because in a way he has failed Real Madrid and he needs to change. This reminded me of Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan in the NBA. Phil Jackson goes to Chicago Bulls as the coach. At the time, Michael Jordan is the best player in the world. He's the best assister, best rebounder and best scorer but he hadn't won a league with Chicago Bulls."

Atletico up in UEFA rankings | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid have moved up two places to fifth in the latest UEFA club rankings, behind Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Real Madrid are the top-ranked side ahead of Barcelona, although the Catalans can earn further points when they take on Juventus in the Champions League final on June 6, as can the Italians, who are 14th in the table.

David Moyes not keen to sell Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez to Liverpool | Eurosport
Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers had the 23-year-old, a product of La Real’s youth academy, watched in the Basques’ recent 2-0 defeat to Barcelona and is reportedly contemplating a summer bid in an attempt to bolster his defensive options. However, former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes insists the player, who has represented Spain once at international level, is going nowhere.

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