La Liga

Saturday, 13 December 2014

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The Blaugrana trail the Primera Division leaders by four points after 15 rounds of action but their coach calls for calm despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Getafe

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COMMENT: The Catalans' disappointing draw at Getafe leaves them four points behind Real in La Liga and they will need to improve greatly to have any chance of winning the title

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The Blaugrana fell a further two points behind Real Madrid in the title race after failing to find the net as they laboured to a goalless draw with the mid-table Azulones

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Lionel Messi hit the bar with a second-half free kick but Luis Enrique's men were forced to settle for a frustrating share of the spoils in the Spanish capital

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After Real Madrid's success on Friday, Luis Enrique's men are forced to play catch-up - find out if they can close the gap LIVE!

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The former midfielder, now leading his national team from the sidelines, has weighed in on Europe's top title-races and the build-up to the 2014 Ballon d'Or

Friday, 12 December 2014

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Carlo Ancelotti's side were uncomfortable until wrapping up the win at Almeria late on and now head to Morocco on the best-ever streak in the team's history

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The goalkeeper, who saved a penalty in the 4-1 win over Almeria, felt his side were fortunate to emerge victorious on Friday night, despite the convincing nature of the scoreline

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The 22-year-old attacker has a problem with his ankle and has been withdrawn from the squad for Saturday's clash as a precaution

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The trio ensured Carlo Ancelotti's men avoided an upset against the home side, who briefly levelled in first half and missed a second half penalty

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The European champions play their last league game before they travel to Morocco to begin their Club World Cup campaign

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The Barcelona and Real Madrid aces are again favourites to lift the prize in January, but the Manchester United legend feels both should be awarded after similarly impressive years

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The former Argentina boss believes being heavy favourites to secure global glory in Morocco could be a disadvantage if the much-fancied Blancos arrive expecting an easy ride

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The Costa Rican goalkeeper has reminded his team-mates at Santiago Bernabeu that it would be dangerous to let their guard slip for even a moment as the winter break approaches

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The Cruzeiro ace could provide something that the Brazil national team have been sorely missing in recent years - but is he ready for a switch to La Liga and Los Blancos?

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The €94 million summer signing has yet to net in the Primera Division but will be brimming with confidence after striking for the second time in the Champions League in midweek

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The Premier League champions have abandoned hope of signing the Borussia Dortmund forward having been given indication that he would prefer a move to Real Madrid