Real Madrid buy back winger Lucas Vazquez

Real Madrid have bought back winger Lucas Vazquez from Spanish rivals Espanyol on a five-year contract. The 24-year-old Vazquez came up through Madrid's youth system before playing last season at Espanyol on loan. Espanyol exercised a clause to purchase Vazquez, but Madrid then reached a deal with the Barcelona-based club to buy

Riera released by Udinese

Midfielder Albert Riera has been released by Udinese after failing to make a single appearance for the Serie A club. Udinese announced the signing of the Spaniard in March on a pre-contract agreement after he was released by Turkish giants Galatasaray. Riera spent the remainder of last season on loan at Watford

Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid: Match Report

Real Madrid closed to within three points of the Primera Division leaders with a 1-0 victory over Espanyol at Estadi Cornella-El Prat. Centre-back Pepe headed home the only goal of the game at the start of the second half as Madrid took full advantage of the goalless draw between joint pacesetters

Jese Rodriguez doubtful for Espanyol clash

Jese Rodriguez is a doubt for Real MadridÔÇÖs match with Espanyol after suffering a minor sprain to his left calf.┬áThe young striker had to leave the pitch during Los Blancos Copa del Rey win over Osasuna on Thursday evening. And despite medical reports confirming that the forward had not torn his

Gareth Bale absent from Spurs’ friendly against Espanyol

Andr├® Villas-Boas said that┬áGareth Bale┬áhad been under no "obligation" to report to White Hart Lane for┬áTottenham Hotspur's 1-1 friendly draw against Espanyol┬áon Saturday because of injury as the Wales forward's proposed transfer to┬áReal Madrid┬ácontinued to cast its inescapable shadow. Bale's no-show for the club's only home fixture of the pre-season was

Verdu to quit Espanyol?

Joan Verdu is expected to announce at a Press conference tomorrow that he will leave Espanyol at the end of his contract this summer. The playmaker has been in contract talks on and off through the season with Los Pericos, to extend beyond his current dealÔÇÖs expiry this June. However, with the

Espanyol turn down Verdu’s demands

Espanyol have declined to offer midfielder Joan Verdu a new contract after rejecting the playerÔÇÖs demands. The 30-year-old, whose existing agreement runs out at the end of June,revealed last month that it was him who proposed a fresh offer to the club,but it has emerged that President Joan Collet has chosen

Barca on course to reach 100 points

Barcelona will look to extend their winning streak in La Liga when they visit neighbours Espanyol on Sunday night. The Catalans enjoyed a comfortable 2-1 win over Real Valladolid on Sunday night before they were officially presented with the La Liga trophy. Tito VilanovaÔÇÖs side increased their tally to 94 points and

Every game vital for Real

Imanol Agirretxe has admitted that Real Sociedad can afford few mistakes if they are to have any chance of holding on to fourth spot. The Basques have spent the recent international break in the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot, after a run of form that has elevated them up

Primera Division Round-up

If there was any team in Europe that needed a swift response during the weekend round of league matches, then it definitely would be Barcelona. The Blaugranas were stunned 2-0 in San Siro by a relatively young and less-experienced AC Milan in the UEFA CL knock-out first leg match. Against