Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa hoping 'friends in Granada' upset Barcelona - ESPN FC
Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa says his team are hoping for help from Granada this weekend to win the Liga title, while admitting that success in the Champions League final seems more likely at this stage. Madrid go into their final La Liga game of the season at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday a point behind leaders Barcelona, who
Real Madrid would win more if Ronaldo and Bale helped each other - Gento - Goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are two of the best players in the world but Real Madrid would be more successful if they helped each other more, according to club legend Francisco Gento. The form of Ronaldo and Bale has been influential in Madrid's resurgence in the Liga title race and run to the Champions League final this season, with the former scoring 49 goals in another prolific season, while his team-mate has 20.
Juventus could keep Morata but will not sign Isco - Marotta - Goal.com
Juventus have a "50 per cent chance" of keeping Alvaro Morata but will not be signing Isco from Real Madrid, says general manager Giuseppe Marotta. The Serie A champions are poised to hold talks over the future of Morata, with speculation persisting that Madrid will utilise their buy-back option on the striker before potentially selling him on to another club in order to fund their pre-season spending.
Gus Poyet confirmed as new head coach of La Liga's Real Betis | Sky Sports
Poyet had been in charge of Greek side AEK Athens, but the 47-year-old was recently labelled as "immoral" by owner Dimitris Melissanidis after announcing he would be leaving at the end of the season. The former Brighton and Sunderland manager will take over a Betis side currently 14th in Spain's top division, and safe from relegation with only one game remaining in the season.
Cheryshev out for four months | Football Espana
Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev, on loan from Real Madrid, is facing four months on the sidelines and will miss Euro 2016. The Russia international went down with tendonitis and AS reports Madrid, his parent club, made the call that he should have the problem operated on.
Is Aymeric Laporte the answer to Man City's defensive issues? | Football News | Sky Sports
Pep Guardiola counts Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa as one of his biggest influences so perhaps it is not surprising that he shares his idol's admiration for Aymeric Laporte. The French centre-back was schooled by Bielsa as a teenager at Athletic Bilbao, and Guardiola is eager to continue his education at Manchester City next season.
La Liga president Javier Tebas unconcerned about 'bonus payments' - ESPN FC
There has been controversy in Spain for some time over "maletines" ("briefcases"), a term referring to incentive payments made by teams involved in the title race or relegation struggle for a mid-table side to beat one of their rivals.