Marco Asensio's strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 win over dogged Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday.
Julen Lopetegui's side were tested by the visitors at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Borja Iglesias hitting the crossbar, but Real held on for the victory.
After an emphatic Champions League win over AS Roma on Wednesday, Lopetegui shuffled his pack for the visit of Espanyol, sixth in the table after a good start to the season.
The coach rested Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Toni...
Thomas Lemar produced an impressive performance as he scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid in their 2-0 win at Getafe that provisionally lifted them to fifth in La Liga on Saturday.
The France winger forced the opener, an own goal from goalkeeper David Soria, then grabbed the second as Diego Simeone's team got back on track after a stuttering start to the season during which they earned just five points from their first four games.
Lemar struck the crossbar with a powerful long-range effort...
BARCELONA -- Ernesto Valverde has said he is not thinking about renewing his Barcelona contract despite having less than 12 months to run on his existing terms.
Valverde signed a two-year deal with an option for a third when he replaced Luis Enrique last year, and president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Spanish radio last week that talks would take place on extending it.
However, the coach is reluctant to look that far ahead and wants to focus on the immediate future, starting with Sunday's game against...
Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed that Barcelona are among several clubs tracking forward Nicolas Pepe.
Pepe, 23, has started the French season with four goals and three assists in only in five Ligue 1 appearances.
Mundo Deportivo reported earlier this week that the France-born Ivory Coast international had caught the eye of Barca sporting director Eric Abidal.
"It is true," Lopez told RMC when asked about the reports of interest from Barcelona. "There are a few big clubs interested in...