Luis Enrique said his Barcelona players were fatigued and praised their commitment in sealing a 2-0 La Liga win over Valencia.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Ballon d'Or holder reached half a century of goals this term having played 45 games for Real Madrid, despite missing a spot kick earlier in the Liga tie with Malaga.
Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 to move two points behind Barceona in La Liga.
Goal took in the action at the Bernabeu, where the home side was far from its best but rode Ronaldo's form to a vital win that keeps it within two points of Barcelona.
Gareth Bale suffered an apparent calf injury during Real Madrid's La Liga clash with Malaga, limping out of the action in the fifth minute.
Antoine Griezmann's first-half brace helped Atletico Madrid claim a 2-1 win at struggling Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
Antoine Griezmann's first-half double proved to be enough for the Rojiblancos, as they held off a late push from the hosts with Diego Simeone watching from the stands.
The Argentine attacker scored his 400th goal for Barca, but it was his overall contribution that helped his sluggish side secure a vital win over Valencia, writes Ben Hayward.
The goalkeeper made a penalty save in Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Valencia.
Carlo Ancelotti's men will be desperate to keep up the pressure on Primera Division leaders Barcelona but their visitors are chasing a Europa League place
Goal offers images from Lionel Messi's career as he reaches the milestone of 400 goals for Barcelona.
Luis Suarez struck in the first minute and Lionel Messi reached another career landmark as Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 in La Liga.
The Argentine's strike against Valencia took him to another milestone for the Catalan club in only his 471st competitive match in Blaugrana colors
Luis Enrique's side was able to extend its lead over Real Madrid thanks to goals in either half from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
The visitors need three points to remain ahead of Valencia and Sevilla in the race for third place in the Primera Division but their hosts are fighting against relegation
Out of action since November last year, Mikel Arteta believes there will be no problems when contract talks with Arsenal begin.
Porto coach Julen Lopetegui has poured cold water on reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
There will be no new goalkeepers at Real Madrid next season, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The home side scored a late equalizer to earn a draw with Espanyol on Friday, but remains in deep trouble in La Liga.
The Real Madrid coach has come under pressure this season but the Italy midfielder only has fond memories from his time in charge of PSG.