Marcelo ends Brazil exile - Eurosport
Marcelo had not featured for Brazil since October 2015 and did not see eye to eye with former Coach Dunga, who had questioned the full-back’s defensive ability at the beginning of his reign. However, he has been picked for 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Russia in the first week of September.
Risk for Real Madrid to sell James Rodriguez and Isco, says Terry Gibson | Sky Sports
Terry Gibson thinks selling both James Rodriguez and Isco during this transfer window would be a risk for Real Madrid. Both players have been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu this summer after struggling to break into Zinedine Zidane's starting line-up last season.
Odegaard to Rennes off | Football Espana
A proposed loan move of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid to Rennes has been cancelled due to the player’s age and the possible FIFA embargo. It had been suggested that 17-year-old Odegaard would spend the season in Ligue 1 but as he doesn’t turn 18 until December, Rennes advisor Mikael Silvestre, said Los Blancos had gotten cold feet.
Mustafi and Alcacer not for sale, says Valencia's Ayestaran - Goal.com
Pako Ayestaran has insisted that neither Shkodran Mustafi nor Paco Alcacer are up for sale during the current transfer window. The German defender has been strongly linked with Arsenal, while Alcacer's name has come up repeatedly in connection with a move to Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao condemn racist abuse of Inaki Williams at Sporting Gijon - ESPN FC
Athletic Bilbao has condemned racist abuse directed at their Spanish striker Inaki Williams during their La Liga opener at Sporting Gijon on Sunday. The 22-year-old Williams, born in Bilbao to a Ghanaian father and Liberian mother, was targeted by a section of Sporting fans during Athletic's 2-1 defeat at El Molinon stadium.
Celta Vigo vs. Leganes - Football Match Report - August 22, 2016 - ESPN
Leganes announced themselves to LaLiga with a 1-0 win away to Celta Vigo. Victor Diaz scored the historic goal as the newcomers won their first ever top-flight game. Iago Aspas missed Celta's best chances as a lively game petered out in the second half.
Valencia vs. Las Palmas - Football Match Report - August 22, 2016 - ESPN
Las Palmas snatched a shock 4-2 win over Valencia at the Mestalla as they punished their hosts on the break. Santi Mina struck first for Valencia but Las Palmas stunned their hosts with three goals in the space of quarter of an hour as Marko Livaja, Jonathan Viera and debutant Kevin-Prince Boateng silenced the home fans.