Real Madrid’s prolific start to life under Zinedine Zidane continued on Saturday as they defeated Athletic Bilbao 4-2, despite Raphael Varane’s red card.
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Mateo Kovacic, as expected, enters the Real Madrid fold for this afternoon’s La Liga visit of Athletic Bilbao, but there is no Marcelo.
Marcelino has warned his Villarreal players that only their best will do when Malaga visit El Madrigal in La Liga on Saturday.
Deportivo La Coruna have been given a pre-Real Betis boost with the announcement of Pedro Mosquera’s contract until 2021.
Paco Jemez was “immensely pleased” with Rayo Vallecano’s performance in their 2-2 draw at Sporting Gijon on Friday.
Spain No 1 Iker Casillas was revered as a saint after his heroics in Porto’s 2-1 Classico victory over Benfica on Friday.
Luis Suarez has confessed that he had doubts over whether he would adapt to Barcelona’s style of play upon his arrival from Liverpool in 2014.
Luka Modric has revealed that Carlo Ancelotti is his favourite Real Madrid Coach but is backing Zinedine Zidane to sustain his encouraging start.
Barcelona are reportedly preparing a summer assault on former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil as doubts linger over his future at Arsenal.
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Paco Jemez has admitted that “I don’t know if I’ll stay or go” ahead of Rayo Vallecano’s trip to Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Friday.
Zinedine Zidane agrees with Real Madrid fans’ stance against hosting the Copa del Rey final but insists “it’s for the club to decide”.
Zinedine Zidane has claimed that Athletic Bilbao on Saturday will prove his “most difficult opponents” since taking charge of Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has claimed that Jackson Martinez “didn’t suit the team” following the striker’s sudden move to Guangzhou Evergrande.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named La Liga’s Player of the Month for January.
Valencia boss Gary Neville has insisted that he is not playing for his job ahead of Saturday’s encounter with Espanyol in La Liga.
Sevilla boss Unai Emery would prefer the Copa del Rey final to be played in China over Camp Nou as “it’d be like giving Barcelona a second Messi”.
Antonio Cassano claims Guti could have been “the best ever” and expects Zinedine Zidane to prove himself as a “top Coach” at Real Madrid.
Antonio Cassano has admitted that “only a fool could’ve played the way I did” at Real Madrid after reflecting on his tumultuous time in Spain.
Benfica starlet Renato Sanches has become an “object of desire” for Real Madrid, according to AS.
Xavi Hernandez admits he sees Marco Verratti and Paulo Dybala as “future stars” at Barcelona due to the pair possessing the club’s “DNA”.
Real Madrid are reportedly refusing to put a date on Gareth Bale’s return from a calf injury after the winger was wrongly advised on his recovery.
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Ernesto Valverde dismissed talk of a Cristiano Ronaldo decline as Athletic Bilbao face Real Madrid this weekend and he ‘doesn’t want to make him angry.’
Lionel Messi is back in training after treatment for kidney stones and could be involved as Barcelona play Celta Vigo this weekend.
Joan Gaspart believes the reason Real Madrid are reluctant to host the Copa del Rey Final is they don’t want to see Barcelona celebrate at their stadium.
Sofiane Feghouli wants to extend his Valencia contract but ‘details’ haven’t been agreed, and he is thankful for the fans’ support.
Sofiane Feghouli is at a loss to explain why Valencia are struggling, but wants the whole club to be pulling in the same direction.
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has been touted as Chelsea’s preferred option to replace captain John Terry.
Espanyol decided against sacking Constantin Galca but are still looking for alternatives, with Jose Antonio Camacho among them.
Hristo Stoichkov believes Neymar will stay loyal to Barcelona and not be a ‘Judas’ who accepts an offer from Real Madrid.
Eduardo Berizzo has told Celta Vigo to ‘attack continuously as we always do’ to try and overturn Sevilla’s Copa del Rey semi-final lead.
Unai Emery warns of the danger of assuming Sevilla are already in the Copa del Rey Final. ‘Celta Vigo beat Barcelona 4-1…’
Saul Niguez describes Fernando Torres as his idol growing up and will remember the moment he scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal.


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