La Liga clubs want greener grass for more appealing television broadcasts - ESPN FC
The grass is getting greener in Spanish football. In an attempt to catch up with the financially dominant Premier League, Spain's top teams are coming up with new ways to promote the sport in their country and improve its global audience share.
Cristiano Ronaldo can only be upset with himself for substitution, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
You could see against Las Palmas that they had enough to beat them. They had 26 shots on goal, they should have never lost the game, they deserved the three points. But credit to Las Palmas for sticking to their principles even though it seemed to everybody it left them short against Real. Sometimes luck is in your side.
Toni Kroos plays down Cristiano Ronaldo rage rumours - Goal.com
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos played down any notion of a rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and head coach Zinedine Zidane. Ronaldo was substituted 18 minutes from time during Saturday's LaLiga match at Las Palmas, a decision he appeared unhappy with before Madrid subsided to a 2-2 draw.
Real Madrid form is no great concern but Borussia Dortmund pose a serious test - ESPN FC
Don't be surprised if there isn't a better football match anywhere on the planet this week than Borussia Dortmund's clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday. It might also be the perfect examination of whether the Spanish patient has something fundamentally wrong -- or is just in temporary pain.
Athletic Bilbao defender Mikel Balenziaga gets goal after 10 years - ESPN FC
It took him 10 years and 323 games -- but Athletic Bilbao left-back Mikel Balenziaga has finally scored the first goal of his career. Balenziaga, 28, scored his team's second in Saturday's 3-1 win over Sevilla at the San Mames stadium as he burst into the area and fired a diagonal shot past goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.
Alaves end goal drought at home to defeat struggling Granada - ESPN
Alaves finally found their scoring touch at home to beat La Liga strugglers Granada 3-1. The promoted Basques had made a promising start to life in the top flight by losing only one of their first five games.