LaLiga: Real Madrid ease pressure on Zinedine Zidane with win over Barcelona in El Clasico; Atletico beat Betis
Barcelona might feel hard done by, especially as Ramos' penalty was awarded after a check by VAR and a hugely exaggerated fall by Madrid's captain after Clement Lenglet tugged his shirt.
Real Madrid won the first Clasico of 2020-21 LaLiga season 3-1 at an empty Camp Nou. It is Barcelona's second consecutive league defeat and a third straight winless game.
LaLiga: Sergio Ramos leads Real Madrid to victory over Barcelona as club bounces back from woeful run
Real Madrid lead the league with 13 points. Barcelona have seven with a game in hand.
Barcelona and Real Madrid come into 'El Clasico' a shadow of their previous unbeatable best. Both enter this fan-less spectacle hoping to avoid defeat than get all three points.
“Not having fans is the worst thing that can happen in a Barça-Madrid match,” Barcelona boss Koeman said.
Zidane said Sergio Ramos will be available to face Barcelona after recovering from the knee injury that kept him out of the loss to Shakhtar on Wednesday.
Barcelona extend contracts of Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen; salaries adjusted temporarily due to pandemic
Barcelona said the agreements for the extensions came after “weeks of negotiations” and included a “temporary salary adjustment” because of the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"These 'underground' projects only look good when drafted at a bar at five o'clock in the morning," said LaLiga president Javier Tebas.
LaLiga: Real Sociedad go top of table with victory over Betis to extend Spanish league's surprise start
Real Sociedad are the sixth different team to lead LaLiga after six rounds of fixtures so far, as Real Madrid gave up their place at the top of the pile after a surprise loss at home to Cadiz on Saturday.
Around European football on Sunday, Gareth Bale would be hopeful of featuring against West Ham in his return to Tottenham. In Spain, Valencia play Villarreal in derby.
Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at half-time but could not spark a lethargic Madrid into life as his team fell 1-0 at home to newly-promoted Cadiz.
Cádiz are playing in the first division for the first time in 15 years. But coach Álvaro Cervera’s well-disciplined squad has won all three of its away games this season.
LaLiga: Barcelona could rest Lionel Messi for Getafe clash; leaders Real Madrid aim to continue unbeaten run
Lionel Messi has not missed a single minute for Barcelona since football resumed in June following the coronavirus shutdown.
Suarez was informed of Barcelona's decision to get rid of him through a call from new coach Ronald Koeman, hired after the team was thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final.
8 weeks have passed since the humiliation against Bayern Munich and what has been a miserable period for everyone associated with the historic club.
Barcelona reported losses of 97 million euros for the 2019-20 season, blaming the deficit on “the effects of COVID-19.”
LaLiga: Real Betis climb to top of league table with win over Valencia; Villarreal hold Atletico Madrid to goalless draw
Atletico Madrid struggled again with Luis Suarez in attack, and were held by Villarreal for their second straight 0-0 draw. Meanwhile, Eibar claimed a 2-1 victory over Valladolid.
Matchday previews: Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds host Manchester City; Roma seek first win of season against Udinese
Roma seek their first win of the season when they visit Udinese, who lost their opening two matches.