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Despite having one eye on El Clasico on Saturday, Sumeet Paul notes that Barcelona put in a commanding performance against Ajax.
Madrid head to Anfield in flying form, but in truth they haven’t been tested in weeks. Terrance Ross asks if their midfield can cope.
Barcelona claimed victory over Eibar on the weekend, but as Yousef Teclab explains, little weaknesses leave much to concern Luis Enrique.
Lionel Messi has his 250th La Liga goal and needs just two more to break the Primera scoring record. The achievement makes him Mike Barnes’ Player of Week 8.
Many wondered if Los Armeros would survive in La Liga, but as Yousef Teclab explores, they have surpassed all expectations.
The international break saw Spain lose their qualifier since 2006 as Garreth Nunn tells how it was overshadowed by events in the courtroom.
While Paco Alcacer’s strength has been praised and Nicolas Otamendi’s heroics noted, the Valencia man we ought to commend is Nuno Espirito Santo, writes Mina Rzouki
Xabi Alonso is loving life in Munich. Rhys Clayton reports on the Spaniard’s recent performance, and if Madrid were wrong to sell.
Oli Coates looks at the possibility that the incredible goalscoring feats of Lionel Messi may be coming to an end as he hits a decade at the Camp Nou.
Spain’s win over Luxembourg saw a first La Roja goal for Diego Costa and third for Paco Alcacer. Andrew Tuft looks at their contributions…
Change was expected after Spain’s disastrous World Cup but it’s yet to arrive. Alvaro de la Vega argues Vicente Del Bosque needs to open his eyes…
Paco Alcacer and Rodrigo Moreno’s Spain call-ups illustrate Valencia’s progression, according to Yousef Teclab…
Zinidine Zidane is at the centre of a spat between Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti and his Rayo counterpart Paco Jemez. Garreth Nunn explains…
Spain’s defeat by Slovakia has led to more questions over Iker Casillas and Diego Costa. Andrew Tuft examines the problem.
As Cristiano Ronaldo continues his extraordinary scoring streak at the start of the new season, Oli Coates wonders whether the Portuguese knows his time at the Bernabeu is coming to an end.  
As Cristiano Ronaldo leads the latest chorus of praise for the Real Madrid striker, Sumeet Paul backs Karim Benzema to continue to shine this season.
Gareth Bale has at times failed to impress in his overall play this term. Terrance Ross puts his shortcomings into context, arguing there is a lot more to come. 
A high-scoring Week 7 is assessed by Rhys Clayton, with Sevilla and Valencia catching the eye as well as Real Madrid…
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