LaLiga: From Zinedine Zidane to Vicente del Bosque, 10 legends who have won league as player and manager
It’s not easy to win the LaLiga title as a player or a coach, and it’s even harder to win it as both a player and a coach. In fact, only a handful of stars have achieved over the years.
Ahead of the crucial encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium, here's a look at the fixture through the ages.
LaLiga: Barcelona endure 1-1 draw against Alaves to remain winless in four matches; Eden Hazard inspires Real Madrid's win
Hazard has had a terrible time with injuries since joining Madrid for 100 million euros ($113 million) from Chelsea in 2019 but the Belgian will hope his stunning strike from distance at the Alfredo di Stefano can kick-start his career in Spain.
LaLiga: Barcelona dismiss Lionel Messi's injury concern reports after footballer misses group training session
Barcelona said there was no reason to worry about Messi, and that he simply underwent an alternative training program in the gym, some reports said there could be more to it.
LaLiga: 38-year-old Real Betis captain Joaquin Sanchez becomes oldest player to score hat-trick after bagging three against Athletic Bilbao
Sanchez made it 3-0 with a superb first-time finish into the bottom corner in the 20th minute, overtaking the late Alfredo di Stefano as the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick, whose last treble was in 1964 when he was 37
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said the football world must get used to the idea that Lionel Messi will retire in the near future, adding that he will cherish being able to tell people he was able to coach the Argentine.
How Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid's greatest ever player despite recurring tensions with the club
After sealing his move to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid following nine eventful, trophy laden seasons at the aristocrats of Spanish football having established himself as their most influential player since Alfredo Di Stefano.
Cristiano Ronaldo will remembered in the same light as Alfredo Di Stefano, says Real Madrid manager Zinedin Zidane
Ronaldo is now trying to lead another prolonged period of European success, with Real gunning for their third consecutive Champions League triumph, and fourth in five
Ronaldo, who also won the FIFA Men's Player of the Year award in October, added the 2017 Ballon d'Or to his previous wins in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Real Madrid might be a model for other super clubs to follow, those which are not in thrall of a particular way of playing. By setting an example, Zidane has earned the right to be called great once again. It is time for the gates of the pantheon to reopen.
Zinedine Zidane's former club Juventus stand between the Real Madrid coach and football history in Saturday's star-studded Champions League final in Cardiff.
Raul Gonzalez and Lionel Messi led the list of the best footballers in La Liga's history, according to a study conducted by the Centre for Research on Spanish Football History and Statistics.
Real Madrid great Alfredo di Stefano died at the age of 88.
One of the true greats of all time, Argentina-born Di Stefano was taken to the intensive care unit of Madrid's Gregorio Maranon hospital after an 18-minute respiratory arrest.
Di Stefano said that the pair had gone to the same school and lived close to each other in the Argentine capital.