Is the English Premier League title race done and dusted? Manchester United's Alex Ferguson gives us his opinion.
Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his seventh hat-trick of the season as Real Madrid won the capital derby against Atletico 4-1 Wednesday.
Lionel Messi scored his 60th goal of the season on Saturday as Barcelona came from behind to beat 10-man Zaragoza 4-1 to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to three points.
Real Madrid moved 13 points clear at the top of La Liga with a 4-0 win over Racing Santander at the Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday.
Real Madrid maintained a seven-point lead over Barcelona on Saturday night with a 1-0 win away to mid-table Getafe.
AC Milan stayed just one point behind Serie A leaders Juventus with a convincing 3-0 win over Cagliari in the San Siro Sunday.
Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League have taken a knock after a shock 1-0 Premier League defeat at struggling Fulham on Monday.
Real Madrid moved six points clear in Spain after winning a fiery derby match against nine-man Atletico on Saturday and then seeing defending champions Barcelona suffer a shock first La Liga defeat this season.
Demba Ba scored a superb hat-trick to help Newcastle United win 3-1 at Stoke City on Monday, a result that lifts the unbeaten Magpies up to third place in the English Premier League.
New Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri suffered his first defeat on Saturday as Joel Obi was sent off in an ill-tempered 3-0 home reverse against new Serie A leaders Napoli.
Real Betis missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of Spain's La Liga after meekly succumbing 1-0 to Getafe.
Turin giants Juventus continued their excellent start to the Serie A season with a 1-1 draw at Catania Sunday to leave them top of the standings after four rounds.
Gian Piero Gasperini was fired just five games into the new Italian season
Veteran coach Claudio Ranieri has been given the chance to restore Inter Milan's fortunes following the short, unsuccessful tenure of Gian Piero Gasperini at the Italian club.
Real Madrid hit four goals against Getafe to go top of the Spanish league.
Spain international Juan Mata is poised to Join English club Chelsea after they agreed a deal for the player with Valencia.
So, Sergio Canales will play for Valencia for the whole of the next two seasons. Well, not the whole of them exactly. Canales has moved to Mestalla for two years. According to the agreement reached, Valencia will pay his wages for the two seasons and, at the end of each campaign, it will have a €12 million ($17M) option-to-buy. The other thing the agreement stipulates is that Canales will not be able to play against the club that owns him, Real Madrid. The crapping-yourself-clause strikes again.
Barcelona clinched a third successive Spanish league title with two matches to spare despite being held 1-1 at Levante on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in successive matches to help Real Madrid thrash city neighbors Getafe 4-0 on Tuesday and keep alive their slim hopes of winning the Spanish Primera Liga title.
Getafe became the third Spanish football club to pass into foreign ownership on Thursday after signing a deal with Dubai's Royal Emirates Group.
A late winner from teenage winger Iker Muniain boosted Athletico Bilbao's European hopes, sealing a 2-1 victory at Osasuna as the derby ended with both teams reduced to 10 men.
Jose Mourinho's remarkable nine-year unbeaten home league record came to an end on Saturday as Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by Sporting Gijon which allowed Barcelona to take an eight-point lead in Spain's La Liga.
Real Madrid kept the pressure on Spanish leaders Barcelona with a 2-1 victory in the capital derby against Atletico on Saturday.
Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the game with 14 minutes remaining to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Valencia on Wednesday and send them 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish League.
Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday night with a hard fought 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona revenged their early season defeat to Hercules with a 3-0 win in their La Liga match in Alicante on Saturday night.
A solitary goal from Karim Benzema kept Real Madrid in touch with league leaders Barcelona on Sunday night as Jose Mourinho's side overcame Mallorca 1-0 at the Bernabeu.
Week 17 in La Liga ended and here's the news: Real Madrid and FC Barcelona almost didn't win. In the end, they did win but, hey, they almost didn't. Barcelona struggled to break down an ultra-defensive Levante side, eventually winning 2-1. Real Madrid cruised and almost got caught against a Getafe side that used the ball nicely, eventually winning 3-2. And everyone got kind of excited about it. Wow! Those were games!
He's the most expensive footballer in the world, but Cristiano Ronaldo is proving to be an absolute bargain buy for Real Madrid.
Barcelona battled into the quarterfinals of the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday night as veteran French defender Eric Abidal scored his first goal for the Spanish champions in a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid closed again to within two points of leaders Barcelona with a hard-fought 3-2 win at local rivals Getafe on Monday night with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice.
Spanish champions Barcelona will kick off 2011 without the services of world player of the year Lionel Messi and key defenders Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique.
Spanish champions Barcelona were held to a battling 0-0 draw by Athletic Bilbao in their Spanish Cup last-16 first-leg tie at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.
Napoli maintained the pressure on Serie A pacesetters AC Milan and Lazio with a 1-0 away win against Genoa on Saturday night.
A deflected Mikel Arteta shot secured a late point for Everton in a pulsating English Premier League encounter with Sunderland.
Real Madrid saw off city rivals Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Sunday night to maintain their leadership of Spain's La Liga.
Big-spending Manchester City slumped to their third successive defeat as two late goals gave Lech Poznan a shock 3-1 Europa League Group A victory on Thursday.
Former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Ruben de la Red officially announced his retirement from football in an emotional press conference on Thursday.
Barcelona produced a masterful second-half display to come from behind and defeat Valencia 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
Palermo secured their first win of the Serie A season with a shock 3-1 defeat of Juventus in the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.
Italian striker Giuseppe Rossi helped himself to a double as Villarreal secured their first Spanish Primera Liga win of the season with a 4-0 thumping of Espanyol on Sunday.
Every summer, football clubs all over the world throw their money away. In Granada CF's case, quite literally. One morning in July, the Spanish second-division team awoke to find that the money earned from season-ticket sales -- which it had handily "stored" in bin bags -- had been thrown out by the cleaner. Already racked by debt and in administration, Granada had lost an estimated $500,000 thanks to a woman with a mop and bucket. Luckily, in the end most the cash was found in a recycling box.
Roberto Mancini will take Manchester City back to his homeland after the English club were paired with Italian giants Juventus in the Europa League draw.
Desperation makes for strange bedfellows. And no, we're not talking about David Cameron and Nick Clegg coming together to find the keys for No. 10 Downing Street after a British general election that left a hung parliament and no outright winner -- although there is certainly plenty of politics involved.
The battle for the La Liga title between Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will go down to the last day of the season, after wins from both teams on Saturday insured the Catalan's slender one-point lead over their rivals at the top of the division was maintained.
Real Madrid recovered from going a goal behind to beat rivals Atletico Madrid 3-2 on Sunday to return to the top of the Spanish Primera Liga ahead of Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain each scored twice as Real Madrid beat city rivals Getafe 4-2 on Thursday to move back above Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga table.
Cristiano Ronaldo was to the fore as Real Madrid came from behind to defeat Sporting Gijon 3-1 on Saturday night and move three points clear of Barcelona at the top of Spain's La Liga.
Valencia have moved four points clear of fourth-placed Sevilla in the Spanish Primera Liga after a hard-fought 2-1 home win over Getafe on Monday evening.
Substitute Mario Balotelli scored a second-half equalizer to earn Inter Milan a 1-1 draw at Parma in their re-arranged Italian Serie A match on Wednesday.
Spanish champions Barcelona remained five points clear of Real Madrid despite having two players sent off against Getafe on Saturday.
Spanish club Villarreal will wait until the end of this season to appoint a permanent new manager after deciding to give reserve coach Juan Carlos Garrido the reins on a short-term basis.
Inter Milan came from behind to defeat Juventus 2-1 in Thursday's Italian Cup quarterfinal, increasing the pressure on Juve coach Ciro Ferrara.
CNN's Tracey Holmes joined a packed crowd in Abu Dhabi for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match.
Lionel Messi scored an extra-time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Estudiantes 2-1 in the Club World Cup final on Saturday to confirm the Spanish and European champions as the top team on the planet.
Real Madrid reduced Barcelona's league lead to one point after returning to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Getafe on Saturday night despite having a man sent off.
Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini is under intense pressure after his side's humiliating 4-0 defeat to third-flight minnows Alcorcon in the Spanish Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his sensational scoring form as Real Madrid again flattered to deceive before overwhelming bottom club Xerez 5-0 to take top spot in Spain.
Barcelona and Real Madrid made it two wins from two in Spain as star signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored for a second successive match for their new clubs.
With the shock death of Daniel Jarque - the 26 year-old Espanyol captain who suffered a cardiac arrest after training on Saturday - fans were left wondering how a man in such peak condition could endure a fate typically associated with the ageing and obese.
Substitute Victor Obinna came off the bench to score twice as Nigeria beat Kenya 3-0 in Abuja, to claim their first victory in African World Cup qualifying Group B.
In an interview for African Voices, footballer Kanu tells CNN's Pedro Pinto about his dreams for playing in his last World Cup.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola paid the price for fielding a team of reserves as his Primera Liga champions suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Osasuna on Saturday night.
Barcelona were crowned Spanish champions for the first time since 2006 after Real Madrid were beaten 3-2 at Villarreal on Saturday night.
Three goals from captain Raul Gonzalez helped Real Madrid come from behind to complete a 4-2 home win over Sevilla on Sunday, closing the gap with arch-rivals Barcelona to four points at the top of the Premira Liga.
Gonzalo Higuain struck in time added on as Real Madrid rode their luck to move within three points of Primera Liga leaders Barcelona with a 3-2 win over Getafe at the Bernabeu.
Valencia beat 10-man Sevilla 3-1 on Sunday to step up their bid for the fourth Champions League qualifying spot from Spain.
Lionel Messi scored a 19th minute winner as Barcelona moved ever closer to regaining the Spanish title with a 1-0 victory at Getafe on Saturday night.
David Villa converted two penalties as Valencia hammered 10-man Getafe 4-1 to leapfrog Atletico Madrid into fifth in the Primera Liga table and strengthen their bid for a Champions League place.
Barcelona continued their free-scoring form with a 6-0 thrashing of Malaga which maintains their six-point lead at the top over Real Madrid.
Brazilian Renato proved the hero once again as Sevilla followed up their win over Real Madrid with a 1-0 home victory over title rivals Villarreal on Sunday to go third in the Primera Liga table.
Real Madrid's injury crisis deepened on Wednesday with reports that star midfielder Mahamadou Diarra could miss the rest of the season because of a right knee problem.
Barcelona returned to winning ways in the Spanish Primera to open up a six-point lead on arch-rivals Real Madrid who were beaten 3-1 at Getafe on Saturday.
Spanish champions Real Madrid gave coach Bernd Schuster a much-needed boost, scraping to a 1-0 win over Recreativo Huelva to close to within two points of leaders Barcelona.
Second half goals by Lionel Messi and substitute Seydou Keita saw Barcelona go three points clear in the Spanish Primera Liga after their ninth successive victory.
New Argentina coach Diego Maradona has left Boca Juniors striker Juan Roman Riquelme out of his first squad, for the friendly against Scotland in Glasgow on November 19.
Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain and Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o scored four goals apiece for their respective sides as the Spanish giants stepped up their title challenges on Saturday.
Former Valencia coach Enrique Sanchez Flores has been named as new coach of Benfica on a two-year contract, the Portuguese side announced on Saturday.
Diego Forlan scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 on Sunday in the penultimate round of Spanish league matches.
In the age of super-rich and ultra spoiled footballers, it's difficult to come across a player who has not lost touch with reality and whose ego hasn't inflated to the size of a blimp.
Real Madrid can claim a 31st Spanish title success this weekend if they beat Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona and Villarreal fail to win.
Bayern Munich defender Lucio headed into his own net to give Zenit St Petersburg a crucial away goal ahead of next week's return match in Russia, after Thursday night's UEFA Cup semifinal first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.
Real Madrid are poised to clinch a second successive Spanish league title after going 10 points clear at the top with a 2-0 victory at Racing Santander on Sunday.
Juan Manuel Mata and Alexis Ruano scored early goals to help Valencia beat Getafe 3-1 in the Copa del Rey final at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid on Wednesday.
Eight goals, two matches and three days may have transformed Bayern Munich's season from a good one into a great one.
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