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La Liga News: 6 May 2015; Real Madrid Lose First Leg to Juventus, Saul Niguez Signs Contract Extension

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Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Carlos Tevez penalty hands Juve first-leg lead | Sky Sports Football
The hosts took the lead early on through former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled against the run of play just before the half-hour mark with a simple header. Carlos Tevez restored Juventus' advantage from the penalty spot after being brought down Dani Carvajal, and came close in the latter stages to securing the Serie A giants a two-goal lead ahead of next week's trip to Spain.

Arda Turan hints at referees favouring Real Madrid -
The Spanish right-back escaped a booking and referee Martin Atkinson's decision riled Arda - who was sent for an early shower by the same official in Atletico's last-eight second leg against Carlo Ancelotti's men in April for two bookable offences. The Turkey international wrote on his official Twitter account: "Funny that the referee who gave me two yellow cards is applying the same rules as the referee who didn't give two yellow cards to Carvajal, isn't it?"

Come in number nine - Juve star Morata shows Madrid what it's missing -
The former Madrid front man haunted his old side with an excellent display in attack as the Serie A champion won in Turin, says Kris Voakes. If Real Madrid was missing one thing on Tuesday, it was the guy doing most of the damage for Juventus as the Italian side recorded a thrilling 2-1 victory in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal in Turin.

Is Sergio Ramos in midfield really the best solution for Real Madrid? | Football News | Sky Sports
"Within a minute of Luka Modric getting injured, I knew I would play Sergio Ramos," said Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti after seeing the defender help the team to a 1-0 second-leg victory over Atletico Madrid in the Bernabeu last month by playing in an unfamiliar midfield role. After Tuesday's performance, it remains unclear whether such conviction on this matter was hasty or inspired.

Carlo Ancelotti tactics rather than Gareth Bale to blame for Real Madrid's defeat at Juventus, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Gareth Bale should not shoulder the blame for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat at Juventus, according to Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The defending European champions slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the Juventus Stadium as goals from Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez – either side of Cristiano Ronaldo’s equaliser – handed the Serie A champions the advantage ahead of next week’s second leg.

Gareth Bale struggled in Real Madrid's Champions League loss to Juventus | Sky Sports
The Champions League semi-finals are precisely the sort of occasions on which a team like Real Madrid are grateful to have paid €100million for a decisive intervention. But for world record signing Gareth Bale, it brought only a frustrating night in Turin as he spent the match on the periphery, watching on as Juventus secured a 2-1 advantage ahead of next Wednesday's second leg in Madrid.

'De Gea deal complicated' | Sky Sports
The La Liga side have been linked with the 24-year-old Spaniard over recent months, with his contract expiring at Old Trafford next summer. But Hunter says Real now have to make a decision on the future of current goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who has won five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns in his 16 years at the Bernabeu.

La Liga goals of the season... featuring James Rodriguez, Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema | Football News | Sky Sports
He may have taken time to get going, but the blistering finishing we saw from Suarez in the Premier League came to light in La Liga with this audacious overhead kick. It was only his fourth league goal but started a run of 13 goals in 13 games.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez signs new deal until 2020 | Sky Sports
Saul Niguez has committed his future to Atletico Madrid by signing a new five-year deal. The homegrown 20-year-old midfielder, who has been linked with Manchester United, has enjoyed a big breakthrough season at the Vicente Calderon after spending last term on loan at Rayo Vallecano.

Almeria still to hear if they face points deduction in La Li - ESPN FC
In early March, FIFA announced that Almeria were to have the the three points removed from this season's tally as punishment for the late payment of a relatively small sum due to Danish club Aalborg relating to the transfer of defender Michael Jakobsen in the summer of 2012. The Andalusian club quickly announced they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), however latest published list of hearings at CAS does not mention the case in its schedule running until June 2015.

AFE refuse to rule out La Liga strike | Football Espana
The Spanish Professional Footballers’ Association (AFE) have not ruled out calling a strike for round 37 of La Liga, scheduled for May 17. According to Cadena SER’s ‘El Larguero’ programme, the AFE are unhappy at some of the criteria laid down by the new law concerning the distribution of television money, which is set to be implemented for the 2016-17 season but could be pushed through before then.

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