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The Champions League groups are out. Here are four must-see matches.
The World Cup is the largest soccer tournament in the world, but if you ask the purists, the Champions League offers the highest-quality matches.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Real claim victory, Atletico held
It took Karim Benzema 30 minutes to find a way past the second division play-off winners with a powerful header and Real toiled in vain for the best part of an hour with the second goal proving to be frustratingly elusive.
Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Atletico Madrid: Champions begin title defence with dour draw
New signing Mario Mandzukic had his chances but the former Bayern Munich man failed to take any of them as the Rojiblancos were held by their city rivals Suspended Atletico Madrid boss watched on helplessly as his side began their Liga title defence with a dismal 0-0 draw at Rayo Vallecano on Monday night.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Barcelona Transfer News: Last-Minute Deals Eyed by Luis Enrique Prior to Ban
Barcelona are reportedly still looking at pulling off some last-minute transfer business before the end of the 2014 summer window in the knowledge they won't be able to make any moves in 2015 as a result of a transfer ban imposed by FIFA.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Mandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over Reala (Sport
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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Atletico out to gatecrash Barca, Real party again
Koke is still at Atletico Madrid but the departures have been many - something which has prompted coach Diego Simeone to start playing mind games by saying his troops will not be contenders to retain their La Liga title this season and finishing third will be their motive.
Rodriguez scores but Real held by Atletico in Super Copa
James Rodriguez scored on his Bernabeu debut but Real Madrid were denied a win in the first leg of the Super Copa by a late Raul Garcia equaliser for Atletico Madrid.
Transfer Talk: Fazio flies in for Tottenham medical
Barcelona have made a shock attempt to sign Real Madrid's wantaway attacker Angel Di Maria.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Atletico Ready For Another Title Tilt
After the departures of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea, plenty are saying Atletico Madrid won't retain their title.
Atletico Madrid - Real Madrid Preview: Simeone out to seal Supercopa success at home
After their late equaliser at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, Los Rojiblancos need only a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Vicente Calderon to claim their first trophy of the season James Rodriguez will have the winning goal in his sights when Real Madrid visit Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana second leg on Friday.
How Barcelona, Real Madrid & La Liga's big clubs will line up in 2014-15
Spanish Football Writer La Liga is back this weekend. Spain's top 20 teams return to action on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as competition resumes again after ending on May 17 last season.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Barcelona's spectacular plot for a 60m Manchester United and Chelsea ...
Atletico Madrid maestro Koke is the subject of late interest from Barcelona, who aim to push through a deal before the transfer deadline.
La Liga transfer latest: Barcelona line-up stunning triple swoop for Manchester United targets
The big news of the day from La Liga was concerning Barcelona 's transfer ban. The club were initially prevented from signing or selling players on April 2nd having breached regulations over the signing of Under-18 players, but the Catalan club appealed to FIFA , meaning there was a huge delay in the process, allowing Barcelona to snap up the likes ... (more)
Atletico Madrid: Full Report Card for Every Position Entering La Liga Season
It's rare that the champions of a league go into the next season as third favourites to triumph, but that's what's happening to Atletico Madrid .
Garcia rescues draw for Atletico
A late Raul Garcia goal rescued a 1-1 draw for Atletico Madrid against city rivals Real in Tuesday's Spanish Supercopa first-leg encounter at the Bernabeu.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Football: Atletico struggle to keep up in arms race with Real, Barca
"With a 95 million we have signed nine players, Real Madrid have signed two players for a 95 million.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Atletico have a great attack, says Simeone
The Argentine insists his side remain a force to be reckoned with despite the exit of several key players this summer after their Liga-winning season Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes his side have a fearsome attack going into the new season.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of August 9-10
Another weekend of top-class action has come and gone in the football world, and plenty of sides have put in performances worthy of mention and memory.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
NEWWhy Atletico Madrid shouldn't be written off just yet
So-called experts have already discredited the chances of a La Liga rentention as a bare minimum and if they are to be believed, then there's little point in Simeone and his staff trying to make a decent fist of things.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Jamie Carragher picks the best central midfielder of his generation and it isn't Gerrard
The Liverpool legend says that Xavi is the greatest central midfielder he has seen play, following the Spaniard's retirement from international football.