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Neymar opens account as Barca extend win streak


Barcelona extended their winning start to their title defence to six games when Neymar scored his debut La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted his seventh of the season in an entertaining 4-1 victory at

Messi paid off his tax dues: court

Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father have repaid five million euros ($6.6 million) owed to the taxman before facing court on tax evasion charges, according to a judge’s ruling obtained Thursday.

Real move was stressful, concedes Bale

Gareth Bale said his drawn-out move to Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee was “stressful to say the least”.

Bale unfazed by pressure of huge price tag

Gareth Bale insists he will not be overcome by the pressure of his huge price tag after being officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player in front of 20,000 fans on Monday.

Leo turns neat trick


A first-half hat-trick by Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent start to the La Liga season with a thrilling 3-2 win over Valencia as Real Madrid also made it three wins from th

Spanish government prepares new abortion law

Spain’s justice minister says the conservative government will present by the end of October its proposed changes to the country’s abortion law, with the amendments expected to introduce new restrictions on pregnancy terminations.

Focus on big two as gap widens


Looking at the Spanish sports pages over the typically baking summer months, it would appear the Spanish game was in rude health both on and off the pitch.

Spain PM admits error of trust in corruption scandal

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admitted for the first time Thursday he made a mistake in trusting a party colleague at the centre of a major corruption scandal but denied any wrongdoing and vowed to stay in power.

Spain train crash: Driver was on phone

The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barrelled ahead at 95 mph, almost twice the speed limit.

Barca look at life after Vilanova

Barcelona were mourning the enforced exit of ailing coach Tito Vilanova on Saturday but there was also a sense the Spanish champions were prepared to move swiftly to appoint a successor and focus on p

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