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.
Champions League: Real Madrid defender Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Inter Milan clash
Militao, who has featured three times in the league and in Europe this, returned the result after tests on Sunday.
LaLiga: Barcelona endure 1-1 draw against Alaves to remain winless in four matches; Eden Hazard inspires Real Madrid's win
Hazard has had a terrible time with injuries since joining Madrid for 100 million euros ($113 million) from Chelsea in 2019 but the Belgian will hope his stunning strike from distance at the Alfredo di Stefano can kick-start his career in Spain.
LaLiga: Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. moving on after spat
"There was a discussion" between Benzema and Vinicius, Frenchman Zidane said. "And that's it, it's over."
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.
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.
Champions League: Zinedine Zidane calls for cool heads after Real Madrid are stunned by Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk were without 10 first-team players and nine members of staff due to coronavirus infections but recorded a remarkable win at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium, after scoring three times.
Champions League: Bayern Munich crush Atletico Madrid 4-0; Real Madrid suffer shock defeat against Shakhtar
Bayern Munich began their defence of the Champions League title in ominous fashion by crushing Atletico Madrid 4-0 on Wednesday, while Liverpool and Manchester City also won but Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat.
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.
A former Bohemians and Rapid Vienna playmaker, the 71-year-old Panenka was put in intensive care in a serious condition last week after testing positive for COVID-19.
Hazard played in 22 of Madrid's 51 games in all competitions last season, scoring only one goal, after Madrid paid Chelsea a club record 100 million euros (then $113 million) for him.
Vinicius capitalised on some chaotic defending in the Valladolid penalty area after coming on for Luka Jovic, Madrid's misfiring striker who was committed but ultimately fruitless again in front of goal.
LaLiga: Eden Hazard's injury woes continue as Real Madrid attacker picks up muscle injury days ahead of return
Hazard was due to make his first appearance of the season but instead is expected to be out for at least two weeks, raising doubts around his availability for the Clasico against Barcelona in October.
LaLiga: Eden Hazard ready to make Real Madrid return after missing opening two games through ankle injury
Hazard last played for the Spanish champions in August's Champions League loss at Manchester City in his first campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu where he scored just once after suffering various injuries.
Karim Benzema, the heart of Madrid’s title run last season, set up Federico Valverde for the 14th-minute opener, and pressured Emerson into scoring an own goal
Bale fell out badly with coach Zinedine Zidane and on a number of occasions was subject to booing from sections of the Madrid support.
LaLiga: Real Madrid kickstart title defence with goalless draw against Real Sociedad; Granada edge Alaves
With a squad mostly unchanged from last season, Madrid looked out of rhythm and couldn't get more than a point in a lacklustre match at the Reale Arena in the Basque Country.
Premier League: Gareth Bale returns to Tottenham on season-long loan; Sergio Reguilon signs for 30 million euros
Bale, 31, won four Champions League and two La Liga titles with Madrid after moving for a then world-record fee of £85 million (today $110 million, 93 million euros) in 2013.