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Forward Mikel Oyarzabal continues to thrive at Real Sociedad and could be in line for a big-money transfer this summer, writes Kaustubh Pandey.
Villarreal have recovered from a long winless run to stand on the brink of safety. But their next two games, against Celta and Barcelona, remain crucial…
Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos are just two of La Liga's stars to build business portfolios away from football, as Rob Hemingway explains.
The second installment of El Clasico in four days on Saturday offers Real Madrid the chance of redemption, but Rajan Hothi argues Barcelona remain favourites.
Alaves have been one of the unexpected high-fliers of this La Liga season, but Kieran Thomas questions if they can hold onto an unlikely European spot.
Rob Hemingway analyses the role of the assistant coach at each of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid - and why each is so significant. 
Gareth Bale has had a topsy-turvy six years at Real Madrid but time has now run out for him in the Spanish capital, writes Kieran Thomas.
Diego Simeone has signed a new contract at Atletico Madrid and he appears hungrier than ever for success ,as Rob Hemingway explains.
Celta Vigo must build on their impressive home win over Sevilla if they are to pull away from the relegation battle in La Liga, writes Kieran Thomas.
Athletic Club Bilbao are a club transformed under new Coach Gaizka Garitano and can shock champions Barcelona this weekend, writes Rob Hemingway.
Saturday's Madrid derby is likely to be a typically fiesty affair but it is Atletico who enter the game as favourites, writes Rajan Hothi.
Barcelona may be stronger than ever in global football but away from the Camp Nou, Kieran Thomas explains how Catalan football is facing a crisis.
Barcelona are the strong favourites for this season's La Liga title and only Atletico Madrid look capable of stopping them, writes Kieran Thomas.
Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend, including trouble for Villarreal and impressive midfield performances.
Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend, including big trouble in Bilbao and star players elsewhere.
Sevilla have only won one La Liga title in their history and that came 73 seasons ago, but Kieran Thomas argues they are shaking up Spain's elite this year.
Spain’s first team are suffering but – despite some questionable moves from a new regime – their woes should only be temporary, writes Rob Hemingway.
Spain suffered a dramatic defeat to Croatia on Thursday, in a game which showcased both the best and worst of La Roja, writes Daryl Hammond.
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