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5hDermot Corrigan

Madrid stars sleep at training base before Plzen

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insisted his players stay together at the club's training ground the night before the game against Viktoria Plzen.

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15hChris Borg

Transfer Talk: Madrid eye shock Ibra move

Real Madrid are reportedly considering making a shock move to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic from LA Galaxy in January. Transfer Talk has the latest.

If not Zlatan for Real Madrid, than who? (3:34)
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1dSam Marsden

Fan fury forces Barca to drop badge changes

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said the club will not move ahead with plans to change their badge after the proposal was met with anger.

How will Barcelona cope without Lionel Messi? (1:40)
Should Real Madrid look in-house for a new manager? (1:56)
ICYMI: Messi hurt, Real slumping and Inter rule Milan (1:55)
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2dGraham Hunter

Sacking Lopetegui won't save Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane warned Real Madrid of a squad on the verge of decline. He's being proved correct, and Julen Lopetegui looks set to pay the price.

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3dSam Marsden

Suarez, Ter Stegen both 9/10 as Barca go top

Under-fire Luis Suarez delivered a trademark performance in Barcelona's win over Sevilla but all attention is on Lionel Messi, who went off injured.


Messi injury casts shadow as Barca win

Barcelona moved back to the top of the La Liga table with their 4-2 win over Sevilla, but saw Lionel Messi exit early with a right arm injury.

Nicol: Real Madrid players don't have structure under Lopetegui (3:51)
3dDermot Corrigan

Real Madrid axe swinging over Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui has lost five games in all competitions and Real Madrid are struggling. With Barcelona on the horizon, he may not last much longer.

Lopetegui not thinking about Madrid sacking (0:59)
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3dSam Marsden

Barcelona vote on new club badge postponed

Club members had been due to decide on the new design at Barca's AGM on Saturday, but Josep Maria Bartomeu cancelled the vote.

Mariner: Real Madrid's players are still playing for Lopetegui (2:21)