European football talking points: Luis Suarez steps up for Messi-less Barcelona; Premier League’s three musketeers shine and more
Barcelona's Luiz Suarez sinks Real Madrid in Lionel Messi's absence, England's top three continue unbeaten run and other talking points from a weekend of exciting football action
El Clasico: Luis Suarez weaved his magic and Jordi Alba demonstrated how full-backs must play in Real Madrid demolition
Srijandeep Das writes about a night when Luis Suarez showed he thrives in the chaos around him, and Jordi Alba gave a demonstration of how a modern full-back must play.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 71: An El Clasico sans Messi and Ronaldo, Elina Svitolina’s WTA Finals title and more on our daily podcast
An El Clasico sans Ronaldo and Messi but still a lot of goals, Elina Svitolina wins the WTA Finals title — we discuss these stories and more on our daily sports podcast
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 71 of Spodcast where we discuss the El Clasico, Elina Svitolina’s WTA Finals title and more
An El Clasico sans Ronaldo and Messi but still a lot of goals, Elina Svitolina wins the WTA Finals title — we discuss these stories and more on our daily sports podcast. Here's the full script.
La Liga: Luis Suarez's hat-trick helps Barcelona thrash Real Madrid, deal fatal blow to manager Julen Lopetegui
Barcelona ran riot to win the Clasico 5-1 on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that could spell the end of Julen Lopetegui's time as Real Madrid coach.
La Liga: Defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico may mark demise of Julen Lopetegui's tumultuous Real Madrid career
Long-time watchers of football will tell you that karma is a dog from hell and Lopetegui was primed to be bit. Fast forward to the present and Lopetegui has lost as many games as he has won.
La Liga: Atletico Madrid go top of the league ahead of El Clasico with Real Sociedad win; Valencia held for 10th draw of season
Despite a stuttering start to the campaign, the poor form of both Barcelona and Real Madrid have allowed Atletico to drag themselves to the summit after a seven-game unbeaten run in the league.
LaLiga: Barcelona's victory over Sevilla tarnished after Lionel Messi fractures arm; Real Madrid's woes continue
Due to the fracture in his right arm, Messi will miss the Champions League match at home to Inter Milan on Wednesday, and probably the return trip to Italy on 6 November, as well as league games against Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in between.
La Liga plans to stage a match involving either Barcelona or Real Madrid in United States as part of expansion drive
Spain's La Liga plans to stage a match in the United States, its first venture outside Europe, as part of a north American expansion drive, the league said Thursday.
La Liga: Barcelona to host Real Madrid in first El Clasico fixture as Spanish football officials unveil 2018-19 calendar
Defending Spanish champions Barcelona will host Real Madrid on 28 October in the first Clasico of the 2018-19 season, the Spanish football federation said Tuesday.
Japanese club Vissel Kobe deny making 'unrealistic' offer for outgoing Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta
Japan's Vissel Kobe have denied making a big-money offer to bring Barcelona star Andres Iniesta to the J-League, local media reported on Wednesday
Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto will miss the rest of the Liga season and the first match of the next campaign after being given a four-game ban for striking Real Madrid’s Marcelo in last Sunday’s tension-filled 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp.
Madrid Open: Longtime Real fan Rafael Nadal grilled by Spanish media after appearing with Atletico jersey
A longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with an Atletico Madrid jersey during the club's Europa League match against Arsenal last week.
The Portugal forward sustained his injury on Sunday while scoring Real's first goal in El Clasico against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, which ended in a 2-2 draw, and he was later substituted, reports Efe.
La Liga: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo on target as 10-man Barcelona keep unbeaten season alive with El Clasico draw
Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep Barcelona's unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.
El Clasico, Barcelona vs Real Madrid, highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on target as match ends in a draw
Catch all the latest updates of the El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
El Clasico: Real Madrid must halt Barcelona's 41-game unbeaten run to build momentum for Champions League title clash
Real Madrid will be looking for a win at Camp Nou to end Barcelona's unbeaten streak and build momentum ahead of the Champions League final against Liverpool
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Where and when to watch El Clasico in La Liga, coverage on TV and live streaming
Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the last "El Clasico" of the season on Sunday. Here's all you need to know about watching the match live.
Zinedine Zidane named French coach of 2017 for leading Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League double
"I want to show that I can also be a good coach in tough circumstances," Zidane said in an article published on Tuesday in France Football magazine, which gives the award.
La Liga: Real Madrid can still snatch title from Barcelona despite El Clasico loss, says defender Dani Carvajal
"La Liga is not won or lost in December," said Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal.