Real Madrid vs Valencia is more often than not one of the standout games of each LaLiga season. The historic rivalry between Spain’s first and third-biggest cities has always been intense, both on and off the pitch.
Humiliated in the cup by Segunda B's Alcoyano, a week after being outfought and largely outplayed in the Spanish Super Cup by Athletic Bilbao, Madrid find themselves in another slump.
LaLiga: Lionel Messi's future will depend on Barcelona elections and sporting project, says former Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro
Former Real Madrid defender and captain Fernando Hierro spoke about Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and the on-going LaLiga season where Atletico Madrid are in command.
Champions League: Manchester City rally with late goals to beat Real Madrid in 1st leg of Last-16 tie; Lyon beat Juventus
With two late goals in five minutes, Manchester City turned the tables on Real Madrid and boosted their chances of finally winning an elusive Champions League title while they can.
LaLiga: Lionel Messi's assists help Barcelona prevail in tense match against Real Betis; Real Madrid win to stay atop league table
Real Madrid and Barcelona rebounded from disappointing Copa del Rey eliminations with away victories in the Spanish league on Sunday to continue their closely fought title race.
The crucial moment in the game came when Real midfielder Federico Valverde deliberately fouled Alvaro Morata when he was through on goal in the 115th minute, avoiding a clear chance for Atletico but earning a straight red card
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: Vinicius Junior becomes Real Madrid's latest player to be recovered by Zinedine Zidane after making first start in two months
After a long time being overlooked, Vinicius Junior put in an exciting performance in the team’s 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday, being loudly cheered by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd.
LaLiga: Real Madrid's injury woes worsen as Isco faces upto three weeks on sidelines after picking up thigh injury
The injury to Isco is another setback for Zinedine Zidane's team which already has a lengthy injury list featuring Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez, Brahim Díaz, Rodrygo and Marco Asensio
LaLiga: German midfielder Toni Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid untill 2023 ahead of expected overhaul at club
Germany international Toni Kroos has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2023 ahead of an expected summer overhaul at the club.
German midfielder Toni Kroos has scored 13 goals in 233 appearances for Real since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2014 after helping Germany win the World Cup in Brazil
LaLiga: Zinedine Zidane enjoys winning start to second Real Madrid coaching stint; Atletico Madrid beaten at Athletic Bilbao
The victory ends a run of four consecutive home defeats for Madrid and means they are now two points behind Atletico, nine back on Barca.
LaLiga: Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says outcasts Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo have future at club
Zinedine Zidane has offered a way back for Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo at Real Madrid as he prepares for his first game since being re-appointed as coach.
Champions League: Calls for Jose Mourinho's return as Real Madrid manager intensify after Ajax humbling
Jose Mourinho, who won a La Liga title with 100 points, is already being touted as the man best suited to the lead the transformation at Real Madrid.
LaLiga: Onus on Real Madrid to avenge midweek El Clásico loss against Barcelona and revive fading title challenge
The onus will be solely on Real Madrid as they try to find their feet again in a league which is constantly evolving, yet getting dominated by Barcelona.
Isco has started only three matches under the Argentinian, two in the Copa del Rey and one in the Champions League.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho's sacking from Manchester United 'a shame', says Real Madrid's Marcelo
Jose Mourinho was dismissed by Manchester United after a poor run of form left the club sixth in the Premier League table and 19 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
LaLiga: Real Madrid fans need to get behind team, says manager Santiago Solari following team's loss to CSKA Moscow
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari says the fans need to get behind the team after they were whistled off following their humiliating 3-0 home defeat by CSKA Moscow.
LaLiga: Barcelona travel to Levante looking to settle scores; Real Madrid play host to Rayo ahead of Club World Cup excursion
Barcelona drew at home to Tottenham on Tuesday when Valverde took the chance to rest several key players, including Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
International friendlies: Spain bounce back from Nations League disappointment with lacklustre win over Bosnia
Spain needed debutant Brais Mendez, on as a substitute, to score the only goal of a scrappy game, in which neither side would have been unfairly represented by a stalemate.