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Real Madrid beat Celta to take Liga top spot

Real rebounded from a draw with promoted Elche on Wednesday to move one point clear at the top of the table, but second-place Atletico Madrid have played three fewer games and can regain the lead ...

Real Madrid beat Celta to take Liga top spot

Draw with Eibar ends Barcelona’s gloomy year on drab note

Although Barcelona dominated possession and took far more shots, Eibar took the lead after 57 minutes. Their captain Kike Garcia pounced after a defensive mistake from Ronald Araujo

Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on 29 December 2020

Real ease past Granada to join Atletico at top of Liga

After a goalless first half, Real began to press their advantage and the introduction of Marco Asensio for the injured Rodrygo upped the tempo for the home side

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (C) celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Granada FC at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, on the outskirts of Madrid on 23 December 2020

Messi surpasses Pele as top scorer at a single club

Lionel Messi beat Pele's record of goals for a single club when he scored his 644th for Barcelona in a 3-0 victory against Valladolid

Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal in a La Liga match against Real Valladolid at the Jose Zorilla stadium, Valladolid on December 22, 2020

Ill feeling from failed Barca exit affected form: Messi

The Argentine struck for the 643rd time for Barca on Saturday to equal Pele's goals record for a single club. However, he has drastically underperformed this campaign, as have his side

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman during a La Liga match against Valencia at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain on 19 December 2020

Real Madrid push for league title as Atletico lose marathon unbeaten record

Real Madrid reignited their La Liga title push on Saturday beating leaders Atletico 2-0 as their city rivals suffered a first league defeat of the season

Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal celebrates with Sergio Ramos after Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak scored an own goal in a La Liga match at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain on 12 December 2020

Stress of playing with Messi too much for some: Ex-Barca assistant

He self-demands to himself to keep being the best and, as a result, also wants the best around him, team mates, physio, or coach. That produces a great stress that some team mates are not capable of ...

Lionel Messi reacts during a Champions League against Juventus at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain on 8 December 2020

Alaves down Real as Atletico go level with leaders Sociedad

Madrid’s night went from bad to worse when Eden Hazard was forced off on 28 minutes after taking a knock, the latest in a long list of injury setbacks for the Belgium star

Alaves' Spanish midfielder Borja Sainz (L) vies with Real Madrid's Spanish defender Nacho Fernandez during the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, on 28 November 2020

Depleted Real Madrid draw at Villarreal

Zinedine Zidane’s side were missing seven players through injury and illness, including the indispensable trio of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Casemiro

Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno scores their first goal from the penalty spot in a La Liga match against Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain on 21 November 2020

Atletico’s 10-year wait to beat Barcelona ends

Lionel Messi had won the fixture last season with a late solo goal but the Barca captain had a match to forget this time, creating very little danger and appearing hesitant in front of goal

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi reacts in a La Liga match against Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain on 21 November 2020
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