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La Liga: Top professional Spanish football division
The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known as La Liga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (English: National Professional Football League), also known as the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), and is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division.


Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut [Video]

Real Madrid players agree to 10-20 percent wage cut

Real Madrid's playing and coaching staff voluntarily agree to take a wage cut of between 10 and 20 percent to help the club deal with the coronavirus stoppage.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published
La Liga organise charity event to fight coronavirus crisis [Video]

La Liga organise charity event to fight coronavirus crisis

Event aims to raise money with contributions from recording artists and player representatives from all La Liga clubs.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:17Published
Coronavirus forces postponement of Baku F1 race [Video]

Coronavirus forces postponement of Baku F1 race

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix becomes the eighth race of the Formula One season to fall victim to the coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 06:32Published
'You ask me this question, but fly from Madrid to here. Stay there' Klopp tells journalist on coronavirus issue [Video]

'You ask me this question, but fly from Madrid to here. Stay there' Klopp tells journalist on coronavirus issue

Juergen Klopp responds angrily to a journalist asking him about his fear of players catching the coronavirus, questioning the reporter about why he had travelled from Madrid, a city also suffering from..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:21Published
Zidane pleased to see Real earn 2-0 win over Barca after difficult week [Video]

Zidane pleased to see Real earn 2-0 win over Barca after difficult week

Zinedine Zidane pleased to see Real Madrid bounce back with 2-0 defeat of Barcelona after difficult week

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Leganes have "suffered a lot of damage" says CEO as Barcelona sign Braithwaite [Video]

Leganes have "suffered a lot of damage" says CEO as Barcelona sign Braithwaite

Martin Ortega says the club cannot understand the rule that has allowed Barcelona to sign Martin Braithwaite, causing 'irreparable damage'.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published
Five Records That Lionel Messi Still Holds [Video]

Five Records That Lionel Messi Still Holds

1. Messi is Argentina’s top scorer and top assister too. 2. No one in La Liga has ever scored more free-kicks than Messi. 3. He has scored La Liga’s most hat-tricks. 4. Messi was featured on the..

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La Liga prepares for return to training and sets target dates for season restart

la liga prepares for return to training and sets target dates for season restart
League president Javier Tebas looking at options from 28 May ‘We think we can finish in August,’ Tebas says Spain is preparing a protocol for clubs’ return to training with three proposed dates..
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La Liga could restart by end of May at earliest - Tebas

La Liga could resume as early as 28 May in the best-case scenario as the league discusses its options, says its president Javier Tebas.
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Broadcaster Predicts La Liga Restart in July But Without Fans

broadcaster predicts la liga restart in july but without fans
Barcelona: Spain’s La Liga could recommence in July without spectators, the head of a major broadcaster has said, adding that the season was likely to be cancelled if a player tested positive for the..
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Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man Utd in touch with Sancho's agent

transfer news and rumours live: man utd in touch with sancho's agent
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La Liga: Spanish football suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus crisis

All football in Spain, including La Liga, is put on hold indefinitely while the country deals with the continued spread of coronavirus.
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La Liga clubs to take part in online tournament

la liga clubs to take part in online tournament
MADRID – La Liga and Santander bank have joined the #LaLigaSantanderChallenge, designed by Spanish video game influencer, Ibai Llanos. The company invited the La Liga clubs to take part in an online..
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European football aiming for mid-May resumption - La Liga boss

La Liga president Javier Tebas says Europe's top leagues and competitions are planning to resume in mid-May.
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Real Madrid star Luka Jovic blames 'incorrect advice' after he 'broke coronavirus isolation to party ...

real madrid star luka jovic blames 'incorrect advice' after he 'broke coronavirus isolation to party ...
Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic says that he wasn't given "the correct instructions" after being found to have breached self-isolation rules in Serbia amid massive public measures across the continent..
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Five La Liga players test positive for coronavirus

Five Valencia players and staff are "in good health" after testing positive for coronavirus, the club says.
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Men's tennis, NBA basketball, La Liga soccer: coronavirus shreds sports calendar

The global sporting calendar has been shredded by the coronavirus pandemic, with men's tennis shut down for six weeks, top European soccer leagues on hold and the NBA having announced a suspension..
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'I realise I am a really bad loser' - Klopp says Reds defeat 'doesn't feel right'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Champions League last-16 loss to Atletico Madrid "doesn't feel right" and criticises the La Liga side's style of football.
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Next two La Liga and Segunda matches behind closed doors

next two la liga and segunda matches behind closed doors
The next two La Liga and Segunda Divsi�n matches will take place behind closed doors. This is the opinion of the Council of Ministers, which told LaLiga that the matches will be held without fans due..
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Real Madrid's shock defeat by Betis hands title initiative to Barcelona

Real Madrid suffer a shock defeat at Real Betis to hand the initiative to Barcelona in the La Liga title race.
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Late Messi penalty takes Barcelona top of La Liga

Lionel Messi scores a late penalty as Barcelona edge victory over Real Sociedad to move top of La Liga.
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'The worst Real Madrid performance I've seen' - Gerard Pique jibe at arch rivals despite Clasico defeat

'the worst real madrid performance i've seen' - gerard pique jibe at arch rivals despite clasico defeat
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique rued his side's failure to take a stranglehold on the Liga title race as they lost 2-0 at Real Madrid in Sunday's 'Clasico' after dominating the first half and failing..
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Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona: Vinicius Junior and Mariano score in key El Clasico

Real Madrid beat Barcelona to move above their rivals and top of La Liga as Vinicius Junior and Mariano score second-half goals.
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Zidane says Clasico will not decide title

zidane says clasico will not decide title
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Real Madrid v Barcelona: The key questions in Sunday's pivotal El Clasico

With 13 games left and Barcelona leading Real Madrid by two points, Sunday's El Clasico at the Bernabeu could be pivotal in deciding the most compelling La Liga title race for years.
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Messi restores peace at Barca; Madrid in slump before City

messi restores peace at barca; madrid in slump before city
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi demanded that Barcelona settle its inner turmoil and regain the focus needed for a successful title run. Then he backed up that talk with action. Messi scored..
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La Liga: Levante 1-0 Real Madrid

la liga: levante 1-0 real madrid
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Real Madrid suffer shock defeat at Levante

Real Madrid spurn the chance to go back above Barcelona at the top of La Liga as mid-table Levante inflicted their first defeat since October.
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Messi is four-some as Barcelona blow Eibar away

messi is four-some as barcelona blow eibar away
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Barcelona 2-1 Getafe: Defending champions gain narrow win over surprise package

Barcelona go level on points with La Liga leaders Real Madrid after grinding out a narrow win over Getafe.
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Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona: La Liga champions cut Real Madrid's lead

Clement Lenglet scores the winning goal and is sent off as Barcelona beat Real Betis to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid extend La Liga lead with comeback win over Osasuna

Real Madrid move six points clear at the top of La Liga after coming from behind to defeat Osasuna.
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Rumour Has It: Barca and Madrid want Adama Traore, Man Utd enter Lionel Messi race

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Barca dumped out of Cup by last-gasp Athletic strike

barca dumped out of cup by last-gasp athletic strike
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Real Madrid vs Atletico result: Karim Benzema leads leaders past city rivals

real madrid vs atletico result: karim benzema leads leaders past city rivals
Karim Benzema fired Real Madrid to a 1-0 win in the city derby against Atletico Madrid on Saturday which underlined Real's La Liga title...
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Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Karim Benzema goal decides derby

Karim Benzema scores the only goal as Real beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to go six points clear at the top of La Liga.
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Real Madrid vs Atletico predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of La Liga fixture today

real madrid vs atletico predicted line-ups: team news ahead of la liga fixture today
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"I'm not contemplating Bale leaving Madrid"

i'm not contemplating bale leaving madrid
The Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, had a press conference to Saturday's La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid which will be played on Saturday 1st February at the Santiago Bernabeu. The French coach..
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La Liga wants Espanyol punishment after racism claims

La Liga wants the Spanish FA to punish Espanyol with a partial stadium closure after Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams said he was racially abused at their ground.
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Real Valladolid 0-1 Real Madrid: Nacho header sends Madrid top of La Liga

Real Madrid go three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought win at Real Valladolid.
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Valencia inflict first defeat of Setien reign on Barcelona

valencia inflict first defeat of setien reign on barcelona
Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona boss as Valencia secured a 2-0 victory at Mestalla to preserve their unbeaten home record in LaLiga this season. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced a..
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Valencia 2-0 Barcelona: Inspirational Gomez sinks Setien's side despite penalty miss

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Maxi Gomez atoned for an early penalty miss and fired Valencia to a rare 2-0 LaLiga home win against Barcelona, handing Quique Setien his first defeat as head coach. Valencia came into Saturday's clash..
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Zidane defends Bale amid injury criticism

zidane defends bale amid injury criticism
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has launched a strong defence of Gareth Bale following criticism of his latest injury. Bale limped out of Wednesday’s 3-1 Copa del Rey victory at Unionistas, in which..
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Real pull ahead as Casemiro double downs Sevilla

real pull ahead as casemiro double downs sevilla
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Real Madrid beat Sevilla to go top of La Liga

Real Madrid move three points clear of champions Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-earned victory against Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
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Luis Suarez out for four months after knee surgery

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is set to miss the majority of the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery, the Spanish champions said on Sunday in a huge blow to their hopes of winning the..
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Espanyol hold 10-man Barcelona to derby draw after late leveller

espanyol hold 10-man barcelona to derby draw after late leveller
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Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona: Late Wu Lei goal denies Barca derby win

Wu Lei rescues a late point for Espanyol in their derby with La Liga champions Barcelona.
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Atletico Madrid 2-1 Levante: Felipe makes it four wins in a row

atletico madrid 2-1 levante: felipe makes it four wins in a row
Felipe's first LaLiga goal helped in-form Atletico Madrid to a 2-1 home win over Levante. Three goals during a manic five-minute spell in the first half settled the match but did not typify an..
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Real overcome Getafe test to put pressure on Barca

real overcome getafe test to put pressure on barca
Defender Raphael Varane helped Real Madrid to a hard-fought 3-0 win at Getafe on Saturday, their first La Liga victory in four matches, to provisionally go ahead of Barcelona at the top of the...
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Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid: Raphael Varane and Luka Modric score in win

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Tebas re-elected as LaLiga president

tebas re-elected as laliga president
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Atletico go fourth with win at Betis

atletico go fourth with win at betis
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Barca end 2019 top of La Liga as front three blitz Alaves

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Real Sociedad invite whole population of Becerril to match after 8-0 thrashing

La Liga side Real Sociedad invite the population of fourth-tier Becerril to watch a game after thrashing them 8-0 in the Copa del Rey.
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First goalless Clasico in 17 years follows pre-match demonstrations in Barcelona

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Barcelona maintained their slender advantage over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga after El Clasico ended goalless for the first time in 17 years. Gareth Bale had a second-half effort ruled..
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Barcelona and Real Madrid share spoils in goalless ‘Clasico’ marked by Catalan protests

Real Madrid outplayed Barcelona for large parts of Wednesday's La Liga clash but were unable to make their dominance count and the 'Clasico' ended goalless to leave the Catalans top of the standings on..
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