LaLiga: Atletico Madrid edge past Barcelona to earn title boost; Villarreal hold Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw
Yannick Carrasco finished brilliantly from range after mistakes from Gerard Pique and Marc-Andre ter Stegen left the goal gaping but Barca, and a below-par Lionel Messi, failed to respond at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Neither player will feature in the side to take on Valencia on Sunday. Nor will they be able to join up with their respective national teams during the coming international window as both are required to go into isolation.
Zidane had to experiment in Real Madrid's defence with Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal serving suspensions and Marcelo and Nacho Fernández injured.
LaLiga: Karim Benzema's clever assist helps Real Madrid beat Espanyol and go clear at top; Villarreal score win over Valencia
Real Madrid and Barcelona have six games left with Madrid leading by two points. Madrid holds the tiebreaker on head-to-head results in the event they finish level on points.
LaLiga: Real Madrid lacked everything in miserable defeat at Real Betis, says manager Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane called their showing in 2-1 defeat at Real Betis, the worst of the campaign
Casemiro's performance in the Clasico, to contain Lionel Messi, suggests the showing against Manchester City was only a blip for the remarkable player.
LaLiga: Vinicius Junior revels in decisive 'clasico' goal to put Real Madrid on top; Atletico Madrid held by Espanyol
The 19-year-old Vinicius Junior had scored eight goals with Madrid since arriving two seasons ago, but none as big as this one.
LaLiga: Casemiro defends 'incredible' Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale, says what he does off the field should be respected
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says people need to appreciate his team mate Gareth Bale more and stop focusing on what he does away from the pitch.
LaLiga: Casemiro's brace guides Real Madrid to narrow win over Sevilla; Atletico Madrid lose to Eibar
Defensive specialist Casemiro scored his first brace for Real Madrid to ensure a 2-1 home win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Saturday.
Spanish Super Cup: Real Madrid kick off tournament in Saudi Arabia with comfortable semi-final win over Valencia
Real Madrid midfielder Kroos curled in an exquisite right-footed shot from the corner flag in the 15th minute after spotting Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech out of position
LaLiga: El Clasico losing grandeur as reality checks abound in goalless draw between Barcelona and Real Madrid
Real Madrid travelled to Camp Nou last night to play out a goalless draw vs Barcelona in the LaLiga. This is the first time in the last 17 years that this fixture ended 0-0.
Barcelona and Real Madrid come into the Clasico with 35 points for both teams. Catalans sit top courtesy better goal difference but it would count for nought come end of the season.
LaLiga: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hints Casemiro could play against Valencia, says he wants best players available
The Brazilian has started all of Real’s 15 games this season as well as every Champions League match. But if he were to earn a yellow card against Valencia he would be a huge loss to Zidane’s side when they visit the Camp Nou on Wednesday.
Real coach Zinedine Zidane faces a difficult decision on whether or not to rest midfield general Casemiro for the trip to Mestalla. The Brazilian is one booking away from missing the Clasico
LaLiga: Spanish police smash burglary ring that reportedly targeted Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid players
The members of the gang, made up of four Albanians and a Spaniard, were arrested on Wednesday in a series of coordinated raids in Madrid and Toledo, Europol said in a statement.
Copa America 2019: Brazil coach Tite strives to find right balance as uninspiring hosts aim to beat Peru in final
Brazil failed to ignite at this Copa America. They haven’t conceded a single goal, a testimony to their defensive solidity, but the team hasn’t played attractive football either.
Brazil are aiming to win the Copa America without conceding a single goal in the entire tournament when they face Peru in the finals on Sunday
Copa America 2019: Star-studded Brazil hammer Peru 5-0 to top Group A; Venezuela beat Bolivia to enter quarter-finals
Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese committed a horrendous error as Brazil ensured top spot in their Copa America group on Saturday with a 5-0 victory in Sao Paulo.
Copa America 2019: Brazil midfielder Casemiro says his team can still win tournament despite Neymar's absence
Star forward Neymar's injury absence changes nothing for Brazil at the Copa America, midfielder Casemiro said on Thursday, insisting that the hosts must triumph come what may.
Copa America hosts Brazil began preparations for the tournament at their training centre in Teresopolis on Wednesday, despite missing most of their team.