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Barcelona signed Kevin Prince Boateng from Italian side Sassuolo on an initial six-month loan with n option to make the deal permanent for €8m.
Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost €19 million ($21.6 million) for tax fraud on Tuesday but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence.
Barcelona's ethos comes naturally to Philippe Coutinho, but instead of simple tiki-taka football, too often he's trying to be Lionel Messi 2.0.
Barcelona have signed Sassuolo's Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan until the end of the season, the club announced on Monday.
Senegal international Moussa Wague was sent off in the second half after tangling with a home fan as he tried to get the ball back for a throw-in.
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Ousmane Dembele opened the scoring against Leganes and produced one his best performances in a Barca shirt before being forced off injured.
Ousmane Dembele scored one, could have scored more and should have had several assists if not for some sloppy finishing in Barca's win vs. Leganes.
Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 3-1 win over a dogged Leganes side on Sunday, creating one goal and scoring another.
(Adds Rayo result, Athletic coach quotes)
Atletico Madrid eased the pain of their midweek Copa del Rey exit to Girona by strolling to a 3-0 win at basement club Huesca.
A Barcelona delegation went to Amsterdam this week in an attempt to persuade Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong to sign, sources have told ESPN FC.
Real Madrid beat a direct rival for a UCL place, in Sevilla, as midfielders Luka Modric and Casemiro provided the necessary offensive punch.
Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Saturday to go three points clear above them in third place in La Liga.
A man arrested on suspicion of extortion and secrecy violations hacked documents that were then published on Football Leaks, his lawyers claim.
Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and a fine ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo's tax trial.
Europe's 710 top-tier football clubs pulled in a record €20.11 billion, but almost half that amount went to 30 of them, a UEFA study shows.
Levante president says the club will lodge a formal complaint against Barcelona with the Spanish FA [RFEF] for fielding an ineligible player.