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(...)

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(...)

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lione Messi were all on the scoresheet for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Camp Nou. (Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea)

The crisis may not yet be over in Catalonia but it was contained here. Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid for the first time in over a year, with a goal e(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia celebrates putting last year’s finalists 1-0 against Olympiakos at the Vicente Calderon

Atletico Madrid swept into the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare as Mario Mandzukic netted a hat-trick in a crushing 4-0 win at home to Ol(...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

 Atletico Madrid’s Argentine  coach Diego Simeone (left) has been banned for eight games. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo / EPA

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been handed an eight-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation following his actions during Friday’s Superc(...)

Raul Garcia of Atletico  Madrid scored a late header to earn his side a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia netted a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg after substitute James Rod(...)

Manchester United forward Javier Hernández, front, and  midfielder Shinji Kagawa, right, in action at the  International Champions Cup in  Michigan last week, are interesting Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. Photograph: Tony Ding/AP Photo

Louis van Gaal’s attempts to rebuild Manchester United’s squad are likely to be accelerated this week, with Atletico Madrid ready to launch a bid to s(...)

 Brazil’s Fernandinho (right) scoes despite the attention of Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou. Marius Becker/Epa

Cameroon’s football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.The FECAFOOT’s ethics (...)