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LaLiga 2020-21 season starts without fans; Luis Milla shines for Granada on debut
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LaLiga 2020-21 season starts without fans; Luis Milla shines for Granada on debut

Eibar needed goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic to step up to salvage a 0-0 draw with Celta Vigo at home in their first LaLiga match of the season.

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation

Diego Simeone and the rest of the team were tested on Friday. Atletico Madrid did not say if anyone else was infected.

LaLiga opener rescheduled as league and Spanish football federation clash over matches on Fridays and Mondays
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LaLiga opener rescheduled as league and Spanish football federation clash over matches on Fridays and Mondays

LaLiga was set to begin with a match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao on Friday night, but the federation forced the game to be moved to the weekend because it opposes matches on Mondays and Fridays.

'Here we go again': Second wave of coronavirus grips 'canary in the coal mine' Spain
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'Here we go again': Second wave of coronavirus grips 'canary in the coal mine' Spain

As beds continued to fill up in Málaga’s hospitals this weekend, residents were still cramming into bars along certain beach fronts until well past midnight. In some bars, the tables were tightly packed together

Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal could leave Barcelona as LaLiga club plans for complete overhaul of squad
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Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal could leave Barcelona as LaLiga club plans for complete overhaul of squad

Suarez and other players' departures would be part of the “profound” changes to the first team that the club announced after its season ended with a humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

'We are not afraid': Hundreds protest in Madrid against face masks, other COVID-19 restrictions
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'We are not afraid': Hundreds protest in Madrid against face masks, other COVID-19 restrictions

Attendees, including conspiracy theorists, libertarians and opponents of vaccination, held up placards with slogans that read; 'The virus does not exist' and 'Masks kill'

Spain and Real Madrid football legend Iker Casillas announces that he's hanging up his gloves
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Spain and Real Madrid football legend Iker Casillas announces that he's hanging up his gloves

Casillas said announcing his retirement was one of the “hardest” and “most difficult” days of his career.

Spain's second division side Fuenlabrada's promotion hopes dented as last league game postponed amid new COVID-19 cases
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Spain's second division side Fuenlabrada's promotion hopes dented as last league game postponed amid new COVID-19 cases

The league made the announcement after new test results took the total number of COVID-19 cases at club Fuenlabrada to 28, with players and staff members among those infected.

LaLiga: This is Real Madrid’s toughest ever league victory, says club president Florentino Perez
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LaLiga: This is Real Madrid’s toughest ever league victory, says club president Florentino Perez

Real Madrid clinched their 34th LaLiga crown after beating Villareal 2-1 on Thursday, their 10th consecutive victory since the resumption of the league after the COVID-19-forced hiatus.

Spain orders culling of almost one lakh minks after many test positive for coronavirus
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Spain orders culling of almost one lakh minks after many test positive for coronavirus

According to reports, so far eight employees of the mink farm in the Aragon province of Spain have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19 Immunity: Lancet study suggests herd immunity may not be possible, antibodies found only in 5% of test population in Spain
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COVID-19 Immunity: Lancet study suggests herd immunity may not be possible, antibodies found only in 5% of test population in Spain

Herd immunity of importance as for the pandemic to be over, enough people in a community have to develop immunity against the coronavirus either after getting the disease or through vaccination

LaLiga: Lionel Messi to break ties with Barcelona, unwilling to renew contract, says report
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LaLiga: Lionel Messi to break ties with Barcelona, unwilling to renew contract, says report

The report said Lionel Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, but that he no longer wishes to stay at the Camp Nou.

LaLiga: Villarreal move closer to Champions League spot after win against Real Betis; Valencia suffer third straight loss
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LaLiga: Villarreal move closer to Champions League spot after win against Real Betis; Valencia suffer third straight loss

Villarreal's Gerard Moreno converted a seventh-minute penalty kick and added to the lead from inside the area in the 30th to become the league's top-scoring Spaniard with 15 goals

Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas bids quiet goodbye to professional career at Porto
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Spain's World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas bids quiet goodbye to professional career at Porto

Casillas was given a role on the team’s technical staff at the start of this season and was included in the first-team squad, although he was never named in a matchday squad.

LaLiga: Jaime Mata's brace moves Getafe closer to Champions League spot with win over Real Sociedad
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LaLiga: Jaime Mata's brace moves Getafe closer to Champions League spot with win over Real Sociedad

It was the first post-break win for Getafe, which had drawn three in a row after resuming with a loss at Granada.

LaLiga: Karim Benzema's clever assist helps Real Madrid beat Espanyol and go clear at top; Villarreal score win over Valencia
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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.

Noted Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón, known for 2011 best-selling thriller The Shadow of the Wind, passes away aged 55
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Noted Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón, known for 2011 best-selling thriller The Shadow of the Wind, passes away aged 55

The Spanish publisher, Planeta, said in a news release on 19 June that Carlos Ruiz Zafón died in Los Angeles. It gave no cause of death, but Zafón was known to have cancer.

LaLiga says first round of matches after coronavirus break witnessed 48% hike in viewership
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LaLiga says first round of matches after coronavirus break witnessed 48% hike in viewership

La Liga said its biggest audience bounce came in Africa, where it received a 73 percent boost in viewers.

Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas no longer running for Spanish football federation presidency
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Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas no longer running for Spanish football federation presidency

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas said Monday he will not run for the presidency of the Spanish football federation.