James Milner of Liverpool is fouled  by Casemiro of Real Madrid during the  Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Anfield. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 0 (Real win 3-1 on agg) The Anfield factor was not the vital ingredient that Liverpool ultimately missed most in their attemp(...)

Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring Real Madrid’s opener against Real Sociedad from the penalty spot. Photograph: Andre Gillenea/Getty/AFP

Real Sociedad 1 Real Madrid 2 Real Madrid took control of the Spanish title race by beating Real Sociedad 2-1 away on Sunday to move top of La Liga a(...)

Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio celebrates his goal against Valencia. Photograph: Getty Images

Marco Asensio spoke of an “emotional and satisfying goal” after finding the net with his first touch in a year as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0. The (...)

Luis Suarez scores Barcelona’s fourth goal with a backheel during the La Liga match against Mallorca at  the Nou Camp. Photograph:  Alex Caparros/Getty Image

Barcelona 5 Mallorca 2 Lionel Messi scored the 53rd hat-trick of his astonishing career to help Barcelona crush Mallorca 5-2 at the Nou Camp to retai(...)