La Liga hoping international outreach continental glory can help league grow - ESPN FC
Selling Spanish football to the world means moving past local club allegiances and old ways of thinking, La Liga's head of international sport projects Fernando Sanz tells ESPN FC. Throughout the past three years, La Liga has devoted considerable resources to growing its brand internationally, with ex-Real Madrid forward Raul Gonzalez the most high-profile face as country manager for the United States.
Celta Vigo 2-2 Real Madrid (4-3 agg): Zinedine Zidane's side out of Copa del Rey | Sky Sports
The La Liga leaders, who lost the first leg by a 2-1 scoreline to their eighth-placed opponents at the Bernabeu, remained in contention to advance until an 85th-minute goal from Daniel Wass effectively secured Celta's progress to the competition's final four.
Real Madrid form not a worry for Zinedine Zidane after Copa del Rey exit | Sky Sports
A 2-2 draw on the night at Balaidos saw Celta Vigo progress to the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate. Real have now failed to win in three of their last four games following a Spanish record 40-match unbeaten run and next face Real Sociedad on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play until he is 41 but does not see himself as a coach | Sky Sports
The Real Madrid forward turns 32 early in February, and penned a five-year deal with the club in November, insisting he wants to finish when he is 41. And the Portuguese star, who also says he does not believe he will be a coach or manager, insists if he feels good, he will keep playing and playing.
Eibar 2-2 Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone's side cruise into Copa del Rey semi-finals | Sky Sports
Holding a comfortable 3-0 first leg lead, Atletico boss Diego Simeone left top scorer Antoine Griezmann back in the Spanish capital, while Diego Godin and Koke were also left on the bench. However, there was no hope of a famous comeback for Eibar on their first ever appearance in the quarter-finals once Jose Maria Gimenez fired home a corner to open the scoring four minutes into the second half.
Las Palmas striker Sergio Araujo issues apology for attitude off the pitch - ESPN FC
Las Palmas striker Sergio Araujo has issued an apology for "my attitude off the pitch" after departing on loan to AEK Athens until the end of the season. The Spanish club announced that the 24-year-old Argentine will play the next five months in Athens subject to a medical.
Adrian Ramos joins Granada on loan ahead of Chongqing Lifan summer move - ESPN FC
Adrian Ramos has completed his loan move from Borussia Dortmund to Granada ahead of joining Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan in the summer. Ramos, 31, had been linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion, having struggled for game time at Dortmund and appearing mainly as a substitute.