La Liga wrap
The Vancouver Whitecaps signed English midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker on Thursday.
Real Madrid eased to a relatively easy 2-0 derby win over Rayo Vallecano at the Bernabeu on Sunday despite playing over 70 minutes with a man less following Sergio Ramos' dismissal.
Lionel Messi scored on his 15th straight start to seal a thrilling 4-2 win for Barcelona at Malaga on Thursday
Cristiano Ronaldo netted two goals and set up another to power Real Madrid's blistering attack to a 5-0 demolition of Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday
Lionel Messi celebrated his fourth successive Ballon d'Or award by once again inspiring Barcelona to a 3-1 win at Malaga.
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has thrown his support behind Jose Mourinho as the Blancos brace for their crucial city derby this weekend.
Arda Turan's second-half goal gave 10-man Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Granada to stay three points behind Spanish league leader Barcelona on Sunday.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said Friday "any manager" would want Radamel Falcao in his team as he admitted Chelsea may need reinforcements up front in January.
Twenty-year-old substitute Alvaro Morata earned Real Madrid a late 2-1 win over Levante at a waterlogged Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.
Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao told a Spanish TV show Tuesday that Atletico Madrid is his "only reality."
Real Madrid bounced back from its Champions League loss at Borussia Dortmund by strolling to a 5-0 win at Mallorca.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone called red-hot striker Radamel Falcao one of the top three players on the planet
With Lionel Messi running rampant in attack, Barcelona must tighten its leaky defense against Celtic knowing a win on Tuesday will give it total control of Group G in the Champions League.
Radamel Falcao showed again why he is rated as one of the best goalscorers on the planet after curling in a brilliant late free kick to earn high-flying Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad.
Even as he insisted he will work to keep Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo on Tuesday reiterated that if a club buys out Falcao's contract, he would OK his transfer.