Barcelona’s Leo Messi during their defeat to Malaga at the Nou Camp last Saturday. Albert Gea/Reuters

At the end of Barcelona’s match with Málaga on Saturday afternoon, the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, insisted: “Now we have to think about M(...)

Real Madrid celebrate during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Real Madrid - manager Carlo Ancelotti forsees the league title being decided on the final match day. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Real Madrid may have extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to four points on Sunday but coach Carlo Ancelotti still (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo heads home a goal  during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg  match against   Schalke  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Bernd Thissen/EPA

Schalke 0 Real Madrid 2Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ended a three-game goal drought as the holders beat Schalke 2-0 on Wednesday to take a big step(...)

Carlo Ancelotti: ‘Atletico were better than us in everything’ in Madrid derby. Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Real Madrid scored twice against Deportivo La Coruña on Saturday evening, but the loudest noise heard at the Santiago Bernabéu was not the cheers that(...)

 Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria (L) displays his new shirt and number on the pitch at Old Trafford with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Ashley Young is sure Manchester United did not make an expensive mistake when they spent €80 million and broke the British transfer record to sign Ang(...)

Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo held his birthday party after 4-0 loss against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish Primera Division league soccer match. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has defended the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner after he was criticised for throwing a lavish 30th birthday party on Saturday hours(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo (right) of Real Madrid after  Atletico  Madrid scored their third goal  at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid tore apart city rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at home to open up the La Liga title race on Saturday in a triumph crowned by a spectacular ov(...)

Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United is closed down by Leicester players during the Premier League match between the sides at Old Trafford on January 31st. Photograph: Getty Images

Adnan Januzaj awoke on Thursday to his 20th birthday, though any celebrations may have been tempered with doubt when contemplating his Manchester Unit(...)

In-form Neymar is challenged by Villarreal’s Sergio Asenjo. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi struck the winner for Barcelona as they twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 at home and move a point behind leaders Real Madrid(...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale has ruled out a potential move to Manchester United. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Gareth Bale has brushed aside reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and has no thoughts of leaving the European champions any time soon.The Wales forwa(...)