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La Liga News: 3 January 2016; Atletico Madrid Take League Lead, Celta Vigo Lose Again

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James Rodriguez Feared He Was Going to Be Kidnapped as He Fled From Police | Eurosport
Real Madrid star James Rodriguez claims he feared he was at the centre of a kidnap plot as he fled from police in the Spanish capital.The Colombian  attempted to escape police action after he was caught driving 200kph down a Spanish highway en route to training.

James speeding a private matter for Real Madrid Rafa Benitez - ESPN FC
On Friday afternoon €80 million star James was reportedly seen travelling at 200 km/hour in his Audi R8 on Madrid's M40 orbital motorway, and then did not stop when signalled by traffic police, who followed him over six kilometres to the club's Valdebebas training facility.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I will live like a king - and I will not be a coach | Sky Sports
In a wide-ranging interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, he admitted that football doesn't always hold his interest. Ronaldo's Real Madrid will come up Gary Neville's Valencia live on Sky Sports on Sunday, and while his former teammate has made the move into coaching the Portuguese superstar insists his focus will be elsewhere.

Thomas Partey's late goal helps Atletico Madrid to tight win - ESPN FC
Thomas Partey came off the bench to fire Atletico Madrid to a 1-0 win over struggling Levante and take Diego Simeone's side two points clear at the top of the Primera Division. The Ghanaian midfielder scored a scrappy winner with nine minutes remaining to ensure his side took advantage of Barcelona's goalless draw at Espanyol, although the reigning champions have a game in hand.

Gary Neville says coaching is not in his long-term plans
Gary Neville says his future does not lie in coaching despite taking the reins at Valencia. The former Manchester United defender has been linked to taking over at his former club, as well as for England, where he remains an assistant under Roy Hodgson.

Malaga make light work of Celta Vigo - ESPN FC
Malaga eased their way to a fourth straight Primera Division win by beating Celta Vigo 2-0 thanks to early goals from Charles and Raul Albentosa. Both goals were headers facilitated by suspect goalkeeping from Celta goalkeeper Ruben Blanco, whose miserable evening ended on 65 minutes when he was sent off for denying Nordin Amrabat a clear goalscoring chance.

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