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La Liga News: 9 December 2016; Villarreal Through in Europe League, Filipe Luis Suffers Thigh Tear

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La Liga has been unpredictable fun as Barcelona and Real Madrid both hit highs and lows - ESPN FC
On Monday night Real Sociedad, the team on the best run in La Liga, were defeated by Deportivo, the side who had gone into the game in the relegation zone and who had conceded five in their past two games. Not just defeated, in fact: they were hammered 5-1. From battering Barcelona -- it finished 1-1 but even Luis Enrique admitted that was a "miracle" -- to a kicking in A Coruña in just eight days.

Is time finally starting to catch up with Cristiano Ronaldo? - ESPN FC
In the final minutes of the first half, Cristiano Ronaldo tried to control a long pass from Raphael Varane. His first touch was not perfect and the ball escaped, going a bit farther than he intended. The Portuguese star and his marker, Borussia Dortmund's left-back, raced to the ball, apparently starting at a similar distance away. Ronaldo arrived in second place.

Cristiano Ronaldo's tax form shows he earned over 227 million euros in 2015 - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo's management company on Thursday published financial records showing that the Real Madrid star declared an income of €227.3 million in 2015. The revelation comes amidst accusations of tax evasion after a large data leak contained documents that said Ronaldo hid €150 million in image rights in the British Virgin Islands.

Spanish prosecutors present tax charges against ex-Real Madrid players Xabi Alonso, Angel Di Maria and Ricardo Carvalho | Football News | Sky Sports
Madrid's provincial prosecutor confirmed in a statement it had presented tax charges against three footballers and said it was investigating two others, after acting on information from Spain's tax authorities. It did not name the players involved or detail the exact charges it was pursuing.

Atletico Madrid Filipe Luis suffers thigh tear -
Filipe Luis is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury during training on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid have announced. The left-back has been a mainstay in Atletico's defence under Diego Simeone, playing 18 of their 20 matches in all competitions this season.

Villarreal 2 - 1 Steaua Bucureşti -
Nicola Sansone opened the scoring in the first half, but Vlad Achim's leveller meant the Romanians were only one goal from qualifying at the Spaniards' expense. Gabriel Tamas' red card 10 minutes from 10 meant their task was too great, though, and the hosts got a winner two minutes from the end via Manu Trigueros.

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