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La Liga News: 6 August 2015; Real Madrid Lose Audi Cup Final, Pepe Injury Not Serious

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Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the Audi Cup final | Sky Sports
Bayern Munich have won the Audi Cup after Robert Lewandowski scored a late winner against Real Madrid in the final at the Allianz Arena. Lewandowski missed a sitter midway through the second half but made no mistake in the closing stages and Bayern were worthy of their victory.

Pepe injury fears for Real Madrid eased by coach Benitez - ESPN FC
Pepe was substituted just 15 minutes into Wednesday's 1-0 loss against Bayern with an apparent thigh muscle problem, and is set for tests on his return to Madrid with the squad on Thursday. Should the Portugal international, 32, be unavailable for the start of Madrid's La Liga campaign at Sporting Gijon on Aug. 23, it could further complicate the much-talked-about possible move of Ramos to Old Trafford.

What is Gareth Bale's best position for Real Madrid? | Sky Sports
"It's my best position." That is Gareth Bale's assessment of his ability in a central attacking midfield role, having played as a number 10 during pre-season for Real Madrid. After scoring against former employers Tottenham from a starting berth behind forward Jese - in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema - this week, Bale is hoping to make the spot his own in Rafa Benitez's adopted 4-2-3-1 formation.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I want to look beautiful -
"Hi guys, I'm cutting my hair here with my friends," the former Manchester United winger said in accompanying video. "What do you think with the line or with no line? Let me know because I want to look beautiful! Take care." Ronaldo missed Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Tuesday due to a minor injury and also did not feature on Wednesday when Rafa Benitez's men lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

Asier Illarramendi to Liverpool: Real Madrid midfielder closes in on Reds switch after being told he has 'no future' at Real - The Independent
Liverpool have received a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid's Asier Illarramendi, after the midfielder was reportedly told that he is surplus to requirements at the Spanish giants. The 25-year-old has been strongly linked with a £15m move to the Reds this summer, and after being told by Rafa Benitez that he is not in his plans at the Bernabeu,.

Man City eyeing Godin | Football Espana
Manchester City are casting admiring glances towards Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin, according to reports from Spain. AS say Manuel Pellegrini has identified the Uruguay international as the player to build his defence around, with Godin’s experience in mind.

Moreno heading to PSV | Football Espana
Hector Moreno is about to leave Espanyol for PSV Eindhoven despite earlier reports suggesting he favoured a switch to Fiorentina. It was said that the Mexico international would choose Serie A over the Eredivisie as he has already played in the latter, during his time at AZ Alkmaar.

Juan Carlos makes Vallecano switch | FourFourTwo
Cordoba goalkeeper Juan Carlos has completed an immediate return to La Liga after agreeing a two-year deal with Rayo Vallecano. Rayo Vallecano have moved to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Liga campaign with the signing of Juan Carlos from Cordoba.

Westermann, Vargas to Betis | Football Espana
Heiko Westermann and Juan Manuel Vargas will reportedly sign for Real Betis on free transfers and both have connections to the club already. Westermann has left Hamburg, where he played with Rafael Van Der Vaart, who signed for the newly-promoted Verdiblancos earlier in the summer.

Glory sign Spanish winger Castro - News - SportsFan
He's scored against Real Madrid, and now Perth Glory's newest recruit Diego Castro Gimenez has set his sights on lighting up the A-League. Castro has been lured to Perth as the club's new international marquee, with the Spaniard's arrival a major boost following the departures of attacking stars Andy Keogh, Jamie Maclaren, and Youssouf Hersi.

La Liga agrees five-year deal to show games in China | Eurosport
Spanish football matches will be broadcast in more than 300 Chinese cities under a new deal, La Liga confirmed on Wednesday.The five-year deal with Suning Corporation to show matches begins with the new season from Aug. 21. The fee was not disclosed.

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