Villarreal 3-1 Espanyol: Roberto Soldado plays key role in victory | SkySports
Roberto Soldado grabbed a goal and two assists as Villarreal came from behind to beat Espanyol 3-1 at El Madrigal in La Liga on Friday evening. The striker scored just seven league goals during his two years at Tottenham, but he struck on his Villarreal debut in last weekend's draw against Real Betis and netted again midway through the second half on Friday night to cancel out Felipe Caicedo's fifth-minute opener for Espanyol.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has fear of dying young - ESPN FC
"My greatest fear is dying young," he said in quotes reported by Marca. "I don't want to die young. I want to die an old man, at 80 or 90 years old. "The people around me always spur me on. They are a source of good vibes and positive energy, and that's the most important thing for me."
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo aim for first goals - ESPN FC
After both were shut out on the season's opening weekend, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are tipped to find the net in their next games by ESPN's projection model, which predicts how the two scoring rivals will fare each week and over the whole season in La Liga.
Atletico sign Rafael Santos Borre and Matias Kranevitter - ESPN FC
Santos Borre, 19. completed a €5 million move, signing a six-year deal that will see him stay at the Colombian club Deportivo Cali on loan for the 2015-16 season. Kranevitter, 22, signed a five-year contract after an €8m fee was agreed. He will stay at River Plate on loan until January.
Valencia nearing Abdennour swoop? | Football Espana
Valencia are understood to be closing in on the signing of Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour as a direct replacement for Nicolas Otamendi. According to Marca, an agreement for the Tunisia international has been reached, with Nuno Santo intent on landing another centre-back before September 1, despite the recent arrival of Aderlan Santos.
Carlos Vela to stay at Real Sociedad - Goal.com
Carlos Vela is integral to Real Sociedad and won't leave during this summer transfer window, according to manager David Moyes. The Scottish boss was asked if the Mexican forward will stay with the team and said that while Vela is still dealing with a knee problem he's a crucial member of the San Sebastian side.