Madrid: Marcelo & Casemiro out | Football Espana
Real Madrid will be without Marcelo, Casemiro and James Rodriguez for Saturday’s match against Osasuna in La Liga. Zinedine Zidane confirmed at a Press conference on Friday that the trio would be rested, with AS citing ‘the FIFA virus’ as the reason for their absence.
Real Madrid Osasuna Zidane can test plans B and C as he eases Ronaldo into mix - ESPN FC
The season has started fairly well for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid. The manager's squad are one of only three clubs with maximum points from the opening two rounds of fixtures and they have beaten two decent sides in Real Sociedad (3-0) and Celta Vigo (2-1), the latter in extremis in a game that this time last season would have probably seen points dropped.
Real Sociedad 1-1 Espanyol - ESPN
Da Silva Willian Jose struck 12 minutes from time to earn Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw with Espanyol and deny the 10-man visitors a first win of the LaLiga season. Pablo Piatti had given Espanyol the lead 17 minutes after the interval before Willian Jose struck.
Las Palmas the tiny club revived and reborn and briefly leading La Liga - ESPN FC
They never dreamed of this, and their manager never really dreamed at all. Have a look at the league table, just as they have had a look daily -- hourly, even -- for the last fortnight as if scared that it might have changed, determined to enjoy every moment of this. You'll see what they see. The best team in Spain right now, the team at the top of the league, isn't FC Barcelona or Real Madrid. It's Unión Deportiva Las Palmas.