Barcelona laboured to a 1-1 draw at Segunda Division B side Hercules in the first leg of their Copa del Rey fourth-round tie.
With El Clasico on the horizon this weekend, manager Luis Enrique made the expected sweeping changes for the trip to Alicante.
However, the visitors found themselves behind early in the second half when David Mainz bundled the ball in at the far post.
Barcelona soon equalised through a long-range effort from midfielder Carles Alena, his first goal for the club, on 58 minutes,...
The Madrid city government said on Monday it would give Real Madrid a bill for €18.4 million ($20.6m) in illegal state aid after the European Commission ordered the club to repay the money.
The commission ruled that Real had been given an "unfair advantage" through tax breaks and land transfers.
"The city hall will establish the measures necessary to carry out the decision of the European Commission to recover the aid of €18.4m granted to Real Madrid," the local government said in a...
The European Commission ruled on Monday that seven La Liga clubs have received illegal state aid in recent years -- and that the money must now be repaid to the government coffers. We take a look at what the ruling actually means and how things might play out.
Q: What happened on Monday?
A: The European Commission ruled that various parts of the Spanish government had broken EU state-aid rules by providing illegal assistance to seven different La Liga clubs.
The headline finding was that Real Madrid...
Real Madrid, Barcelona and five other La Liga clubs were ordered Monday by the European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, to repay money to the Spanish government over various instances of the state providing aid to them.
European champions Real Madrid, Spanish league champions Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna were ordered to repay state tax credits given to them by Spain that date back 20 years.
The initial sum total was estimated to be €68.8 million euros, according to...