R Madrid 5 - 0 Real Betis - SkySports
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez scored two goals each as Real Madrid claimed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Real Betis in a high-tempo Primera Division match at the Bernabeu. Cristiano Ronaldo was denied many times as Rafael Benitez took charge of his first home game for the Spanish giants as they moved up to third in the table.
James Rodriguez's skill 'unquestionable' - Rafa Benitez - Goal.com
Despite watching James Rodriguez star at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez defended his decision to omit the Colombian from the starting XI last week. The Spanish media were stunned when Benitez preferred Isco to Rodriguez for Madrid's opening match of the La Liga season away to Sporting Gijon, which ended 0-0.
Madrid confident over De Gea | Football Espana
Real Madrid are reportedly confident about signing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea before the transfer window closes on Tuesday. According to AS, the Red Devils are ready to accept €40m from Los Blancos for the Spaniard, who has been exiled by manager Louis van Gaal.
Inter ready €9 million bid for Atletico Madrid full-back | Forza Italian Football
Inter are keen on bringing in Atletico Madrid’s Guilherme Siqueira to bolster their squad after failing to lure the likes of Fabio Coentrao and Domenico Criscito to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The Brazilian originally joined the Nerazzurri as an 18-year-old in 2004 before making his senior breakthrough at Udinese, and looks likely to return to play in Serie A as his position with Atleti has been filled by Filipe Luis.
Valencia seal €30m Abdennour deal - Goal.com
Valencia has confirmed the signing of center back Aymen Abdennour from Monaco. Abdennour had been linked with a move to Barcelona earlier in the summer but has now joined los Che for an estimated 25 million euros ($27.6 million), plus €5 million ($5.6 million) in add-ons.
Everton to pay release clause for talented Spanish striker - Everton Forum
Everton are set to pay the release clause for Sevilla striker Juan Munoz Munoz according to Spanish news outlet Mucho Deporte. The 19 year old striker has entered the final year of his contract and would be available for a bargain fee of €3m although the Spanish club are trying to negotiate a new contract with the youngster.
Celta Vigo maintain impressive start with comfortable home win - ESPN FC
The visitors had goalkeeper Tono sent off when the game was barely 10 minutes old and Nolito converted the subsequent penalty to put Eduardo Berrizo's side on their way to a second successive victory. The Celta forward struck again early in the second half, while midfielder Andreu Fontas added a third moments before the final whistle.
Real Sociedad 0-0 Sporting Gijon - ESPN FC
Sporting held Real Madrid to a goalless draw the previous week and also produced a solid display here. Forwards Miguel Angel Guerrero and Carlos Carmona both narrowly failed to get on the end of a ball that spun across the box in the opening stages, and then the former tested La Real's goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli.
Survival in their sights | Football Espana
Whenever a new batch of clubs win promotion to the top flight, it becomes almost ritualistic for experts to instantly tip them for relegation. However, the opening weekend of the season was a surprise to many, to the extent that the promoted teams from La Segunda - Real Betis, Sporting Gijon and Las Palmas - could confound the experts and stay up.