Benitez frustrated by injuries to Danilo and Rodriguez - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has bemoaned the loss of Brazil defender Danilo and Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, both ruled out through injuries suffered while playing for their countries. Current rules say that if a player is injured for more than 28 days after an international, FIFA is required to pay a portion of his salary until he is fit again.
Cristiano Ronaldo will start scoring goals soon - Benitez - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has said he believes Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be back in the goal-scoring routine. Portugal captain Ronaldo failed to score in his side's first two La Liga games of the season after striking 61 times in all competitions last season.
Cheryshev continues to be a forgotten man at Real Madrid - Inside Spanish Football
Cheryshev was one of the most coveted transfer targets of the summer, but the club refused to sell the youth product, despite rumours of a €30 million bid from Liverpool as they felt he would play a role with the club this season. However, when manager Rafa Benitez named his squad for their Week 3 match against Espanyol, Cheryshev was once again left off the 20-man list as the Spanish coach refuses to make the 24-year-old a part of the squad.
'Real Madrid wanted Anderson' | Football Italia
A FIFA agent reveals "if Carlo Ancelotti stayed at Real Madrid," Lazio would likely have sold Felipe Anderson this summer. The Brazilian talent was also wanted by Manchester United, but the Aquile kept hold of him and extended the contract to 2020. "I thought Anderson was madness, but instead he’s been a great buy for Lazio," agent Dario Canovi told 1900 TV.
Match Report - Levante 1 - 1 Sevilla | Sky Sports
Steven N’Zonzi scored his first goal for Sevilla but his side were held 1-1 by Levante at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. The result means both sides remain without a win in the league this season.
'Catalonia & La Liga need each other' | Football Espana
Espanyol President Joan Collet has claimed that his club and Barcelona "can't afford not to participate in the Spanish League" and vice versa. Catalonia's relationship with Spain has been revisited this week following the boos directed at Barca defender Gerard Pique - known for his pro-independence stance - while representing La Roja, but Collet believes politics and football should not be mixed up.