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 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(...)

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(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels doesn’t seem to interested in transfer talk. Photograph: Marius Becker/EPA

Borussia Dortmund’s battle to avoid relegation will not be derailed by constant transfer talk regarding top players leaving the Bundesliga club, defen(...)

All-German Champions League final 2013, Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen. Photograph: Martin Rose/Getty Images

The Bundesliga posted record turnover of €2.45 billion euros for 2013/14, up by more than 12 per cent, marking uninterrupted growth for the 10th strai(...)

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) quarter final first leg football match FC Barcelona vs Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis/Getty Images

Barcelona’s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gear(...)

  Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal is confident David de Gea will resist Real Madrid’s overtures and sign a new contract with Manchester United. Van Gaal completed his (...)

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 (...)

 Ander Herrera of Manchester United among accused in Spanish match-fixing allegations.  Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, Japan manager Javier Aguirre, Atlético Madrid captain Gabi and 38 others have been named in an alleged ca(...)