Del Bosque: “We moved the ball around quickly and well”

Spain defeats Italy in pre-World Cup friendly as Ronaldo becomes Portugal’s top scorer

Costa and Ramos bury hatchet in new role as Spain teammates

On-field club hostility to be set aside for match against Italy

Diego Costa may make Spain debut on home soil at Calderón

Brazil-born striker in squad to face Italy next week

Sevilla and Betis to meet in Europe for the first time

Seville clubs to play each other in Europa League last 16

No surprises in King’s Cup

With the hard work already done, Real and Barcelona ease through to final

Racist chants directed at Real Madrid’s Marcelo after cup match

Brazilian subjected to taunts by Atlético fans during training session

Real and Barça halfway to final

Both sides fortunate in victory as Atlético and Sociedad have it all to do

Cup half full for Liga kings Atlético

Madrid’s southern side goes into derby clash as top dog for first time in 18 years

Spain on the ropes in Davis Cup tie against Germany

Roberto Bautista-Agut and Feliciano López lose in opening round of World Group

Wawrinka defeats injured Nadal to win Australian Open

Spaniard tweaks back in warm-up but Swiss a deserved winner after beating top two seeds

Real back on track as leaders derail

Atlético and Barcelona both held to leave a single point between the top three Opposing fortune for Betis and Sevilla on coach selection

Costa’s drought whets appetite

Atlético hosts Sevilla, one of the Brazilian’s favorite victims, as Real travels to Betis

Ferrer in a hurry as Robredo survives Rosol test

No luck in women’s draw on first day of Australian Open

Tough ride for Nadal in Melbourne

Tomic, Monfils, Hewitt, Del Potro, Federer and Murray in Spaniard’s path to final

Gloves off in the Vicente Calderón

Table-topping clash should serve up a fiery match between Atletico and Barça

Barça, Atlético maintain Liga pace

Leaders both win as domestic action resumes

Nadal lifts title in Doha

World number one defeats Gaël Monfils to win opening tournament of season for first time

Portugal’s Eusébio passes

The striker, one of the all-time world greats, dies aged 71

Barça survives year’s last test

Champion goes top in 2-5 win at Getafe after Atlético battled to victory over Levante

Atleti and Barça duel for top spot

Just a single goal separates the Liga leaders going into the winter break

Old acquaintance thickens plot

Several reunions await after Champions League and Europa draws while Atlético and Milan will meet for first time

Neymar leads Barça rout of Celtic

Brazilian forward scores three as Catalans, Real and Atlético top Champions League groups

Few surprises, and fewer to come

Lower league sides do what they can in King’s Cup, but format favors the gold

Spain gets tough draw for World Cup group stage

Holder will face the Netherlands, Chile and Australia in opening round

Atlético benefits from Barça blip

Diego Simeone sticks to script but chance of title never better than this season

Winter of discontent for Betis?

Bottom side travels to 19th-placed Rayo three points adrift in relegation battle

La Liga now a table for three

Coaches lament “boring” two-club league but Atlético's claim bolstered in 7-0 win