Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to hit 30 La Liga goals in six consecutive seasons as he inspired Real Madrid to a 4-0 thrashing of Eibar. Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Barcelona’s Anoeta Stadium jinx struck again when they lost 1-0 at Real Sociedad on Saturday, their second successive defeat in La Liga. Elsewhere, (...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the winning goal Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Barcelona 1 Real Madrid 2 Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late winner to hand 10-man Real Madrid a shock 2-1 win in a fiery El Clasico and end Barcelona’s (...)

 Gary Neville reign as manager of Valencia did not go to plan. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

Back to José. Back to last October, back to London, to Harrods and to an interview given eight weeks before Chelsea decided they had had enough of Jos(...)

Alexis Sánchez of Arsenal takes on Dani Alves of Barcelona during their Champions League clash which Barca won 2-0: “What surprised was the level of Barcelona’s superiority.” Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

It was a German managed by a French man but it said something stereotypical about English football: Arsenal versus Barcelona on Tuesday night and as t(...)

Chelsea’s former Brazilian midfielder Ramires is to join Jiangsu Suning.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Transfer deadline day may have been fairly tame in England this year – Pep Guardiola’s bombshell move to Manchester City aside – but in China, the bus(...)

Real Madrid’s  Gareth Bale celebrates scoring against Deportivo de la Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo/AFP/Getty Images

Gareth Bale insisted he is happy at Real Madrid after scoring a hat-trick on Zinedine Zidane’s managerial debut at the Santiago Bernabéu – but admitt(...)

Tottenham Hotspur captain Danny Blanchflower holds the FA Cup aloft after his side’s 2-0 victory over Leicester City in the 1961 FA Cup final at Wembley. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

At the end they were made to stand in line and listen to God Save The Queen. It makes for remarkable viewing. Tottenham Hotspur had just won the 19(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo takes a free kick against Getafe. Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez had particular praise for Karim Benzema on Saturday after the France forward struck twice to lead his team to a 4-1 wi(...)

Luis Suarez,  Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate a goal from Neymar during Barcelona’s 4-0 victory over  Real Sociedad. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

A Gareth Bale header and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Real Madrid a much-needed 2-0 victory over Eibar in La Liga on Sunday, following thei(...)

Perez on Benitez: “We are convinced that we have a great squad that will give much happiness to a fanbase that deserves everything. Rafael Benitez is the chosen one to bring success to this squad.”

Real Madrid have given under-fire coach Rafael Benitez a vote of confidence and said he will remain in charge of the team. Club president Florentino P(...)