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  • Contra calls for positive year

    Getafe coach Cosmin Contra called on his side to thrill their fans and fight for a top-half finish this season.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 10:54 BST
    Cosmin Contra: Wants to excite the fans
  • Simeone talks down title chances

    A look ahead to the weekend's action in the Spanish Primera Division as Atletico Madrid start the defence of their title.

    Friday August 22 2014, 12:54 BST
    Diego Simeone: Admits his side will struggle to compete for first place this season.
  • Sociedad wary of Eibar

    Real Sociedad defender Gorka Elustondo is certain his side will not be in for an easy ride when they take on Eibar.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 11:15 BST
    Real Sociedad will be on their guard against Eibar
  • Atletico clinch Super Cup

    Mario Mandzukic's early goal saw Atletico Madrid claim the Spanish Supercopa at the expense of arch rivals Real Madrid.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 00:13 BST
    Atletico Madrid celebrate their Super Cup success
  • Neymar misses Barca opener

    Neymar has likely been ruled out of Barcelona's season-opening game against Elche after spraining his ankle.

    Saturday August 23 2014, 10:44 BST
    Neymar: Missing with a sprained ankle
  • Di Maria wants Real Madrid exit

    Angel Di Maria has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club and Sami Khedira could also be on the move.

    Thursday August 21 2014, 14:02 BST
    Angel Di Maria: Heavily linked with Manchester United
  • De Guzman joins Napoli

    Napoli have signed midfielder Jonathan De Guzman from Spanish side Villarreal for an undisclosed fee.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 14:32 BST
    De Guzman: caught a number of clubs' attention after a successful World Cup for Holland.
  • Bilboa focused on Malaga

    Athletic Bilbao are focused on their game against Malaga despite their looming Champions League play-off decider with Napoli.

    Friday August 22 2014, 13:02 BST
    Mikel Balenziaga: Is focused on the job in hand.
  • Villarreal have more to do

    Marcelino insists his Villarreal players still have work to do before they can reach the Europa League group stages.

    Friday August 22 2014, 11:28 BST
    Marcelino: Wants his players to push harder to reach the Europa League group stages.
  • Modric commits to Real Madrid

    Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with European champions Real Madrid.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 12:38 BST
    Luka Modric: Extends his contract with Madrid until 2018
  • Valverde satisfied with draw

    Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde is happy with his team's 1-1 draw with Napoli in their Champions League play-off game.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 11:05 BST
    Ernesto Valverde: Believes the tie with Napoli is still wide open
  • European football: Sky Bet verdict

    Get the top tips and opinions from the Sky Bet traders for the new season in Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Holland.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 12:38 BST
    Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid are backed to win La Liga
  • Garcia rescues draw for Atletico

    Raul Garcia rescued a 1-1 draw for Atletico Madrid against city rivals Real in Tuesday's Spanish Supercopa first-leg.

    Wednesday August 20 2014, 00:33 BST
    Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia celebrates after scoring his goal
  • Alves out to prove doubters wrong

    Dani Alves has confirmed he is staying with Barcelona this season and intends to use his critics as a form of motivation.

    Thursday August 21 2014, 15:49 BST
    Dani Alves: wants to prove his worth this season.
  • Napoli held; Leverkusen on top

    A review of Tuesday night's Champions League play-off action, including the draw between Napoli and Athletic Bilbao.

    Tuesday August 19 2014, 23:16 BST
    Iker Muniain: On target as Athletic Bilbao held Napoli in Italy
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