European football’s governing body UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Atletico Madrid over an allegedly “racist” banner shown by their fans at Wednesday’s Europa League final against Marseille.
Real Madrid are likely to be relying on the Champions League again for another trophy this season but there was room for encouragement against Barcelona on Wednesday beyond their resounding defeat.
Real Madrid threw away their lead and perhaps their hopes of catching Barcelona as Girona came from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari was thrilled by his team’s 3-1 derby victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday as the European champions forced their way back into the La Liga title race.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa faces a long spell on the side lines after the La Liga club said on Monday he has taken the decision to undergo surgery in his home country of Brazil to treat a chronic foot injury.
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has confirmed Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play as Real Madrid look to end their goal drought against Alaves on Saturday.
Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann is hoping to get his hands on a first major trophy with Atletico Madrid as the Spanish club prepare to take on Marseille in Wednesday’s Europa League final.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said on Wednesday (May 9) he is only focused on the matches the team has left, not the future of French striker Antoine Griezmann.
Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres with his 130th goal for Atletico Madrid.