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bale-trophyStrong words from Real Madrid star Gareth Bale who says he is happy in the Spanish capital and insists he has no thoughts of leaving the European champions any time soon. The Welsh attacker has scored ten goals in 16 La Liga appearances this season, is under contract until June 2019.

Bale has been strongly linked in recent weeks with a move to Manchester United. However, the 25-year-old told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser:

“I don’t see myself at Manchester United.

ronaldo-red-cardIn an unbelievable decision, Spain’s football’s disciplinary committee on Wednesday only suspended Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo for two-matches instead of three following his red card in Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Cordoba on Saturday.

Ronaldo was sent off for kicking Cordoba’s Edimar Fraga, while his punch at another Cordoba earlier in the match went unpunished.

As a result, Ronaldo will miss the home games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla, but more importantly, he will be available for the Madrid derby against Atletico.

After the game Ronaldo used Twitter to apologise to Crespo saying:

neymarIt looks like Barcelona is in the market for a new kit deal after saying that they are reviewing are their current deal with Qatar die to the worsening ‘social and political’ situation in the Gulf State.

Speaking to RAC1, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted that a change in the ‘social and political’ situation in Qatar has caused the club to reconsider.

‘We will look at other options – we are obliged to do that,’ he said.

‘It ends in 2016. We are sensitive to the current situation in Qatar, which has changed since four years ago. Now there are social and political aspects which were not there when we signed.

suarez-neymar-messiBarcelona came from a goal down to defeat nine-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in an ill-tempered Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg clash at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.

Barcelona led 1-0 from the first leg, but that lead was wiped out within a minute of the kickoff when Fernando Torres repeated the same feat he achieved in the previous round versus Real Madrid – scoring inside the first minute, with a goal on 41 seconds against Barcelona to even the aggregate 1-1.

But Barça were back on level terms within ten minutes when Lionel Messi linked up with Luis Suarez to put Neymar through and the Brazilian gave Barca a valuable away goal.

Santiago-BernabeuFIFA has confirmed that it is investigating Real Madrid for alleged irregularities in signing minors. This is the same issue that resulted in Real’s bitter rivals Barcelona being handed a transfer embargo on the club signing any new players until 1st January 2016 due to irregularities in signing and registering players under the age of 18 between 2009 and 2013.

“FIFA is currently gathering information and documents to be able to correctly evaluate this matter”, a spokesperson for football’s governing body told the German press agency dpa.

iker-casillasSpain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas on Monday reiterated his wish to someday play in Major League Soccer.

“I have no problem of saying that I would like to play in the U.S.,” Casillas told The Wall Street Journal, although he didn’t indicate any timetable for his departure. “This has been a tough past year and a half, but it has made me tougher mentally.”

The 33-year=old Casillas is under contract at Real under 2017 and he has openly signalled his intentions to not look for a new deal at the Bernabeu, and said MLS is the perfect option because he

With many feeling Andrés Iniesta is performing below his usual high standards, we take a look at his form for Barcelona from the 2010/11 season to the present La Liga campaign.

cr7-ballonWhen Cristiano Ronaldo was sent-off on Saturday the common belief was that the Real Madrid star would get a three match ban for violent conduct, which would see him miss the upcoming games against Real Sociedad, Sevilla and Atlético

Ronaldo completely lost the plot on Saturday against Córdoba when with the score level at 1-1 he kicked out at Edimar in an off-the-ball incident and earned a straight red card.

in his post match report referee Alejandro Hernández wrote that:

“In the 83rd minute, the player (7) Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the following reason: kicking out at an opposition player with no possibility of playing the ball”,

luis-enrique-barcaLuis Enrique assured that Barcelona’s win over Elche augurs well, in light of the fact that some of the less regular players featured in the line-up.

“It gives us great hope for the future, for this squad and for what we can become in the near future”, said the Barça manager, before adding that the win “was not easy”, despite the 6-0 scoreline.

The manager admitted that Barcelona had a tough time opening the scoring, although he described this as

suarez-neymar-messiLionel Messi and Neymar scored twice each as Barcelona recorded an emphatic 6-0 win over Elche on Saturday.

Barca had already beaten Elche three times this season — and scored 12 goals in the process — ahead of the La Liga clash at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero and the Catalan giants heaped more misery on Fran Escriba’s struggling side.

Gerard Pique marked his 200th La Liga appearance with the opening goal in the first half and Barca ran riot in the second, with Messi scoring from the penalty spot before Elche had Faycal Fajr sent off for a second bookable offense.