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Top professional Spanish football division

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La Liga: Top professional Spanish football division
The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known as La Liga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division.

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Koeman delighted with dream Barca start [Video]

Koeman delighted with dream Barca start

Ronald Koeman is pleased with his team's first-half performance as Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-0 in La Liga.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:26Published
Barcelona still has a special place in Luis Suarez’s heart despite departure [Video]

Barcelona still has a special place in Luis Suarez’s heart despite departure

Luis Suarez insisted he will always remain a Barcelona fan in an emotionalfarewell press conference. Barca announced on Wednesday that they had reachedagreement with LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid for..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

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Promoted Cadiz earn shock win over Real Madrid to draw level at top

Newly promoted Cadiz stun defending champions Real Madrid with a deserved victory that moves them level at the top of La Liga.
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Levante 0-2 Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema score

Real Madrid continue their unbeaten start in La Liga as goals from Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema see off Levante.
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Teenager Fati scores again in Barcelona win at Celta

Ansu Fati becomes only the second 17-year-old to reach 10 La Liga goals for Barcelona as they beat Celta Vigo.
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'No signs of discontent here' - Messi nets as Barca win La Liga opener

Lionel Messi scores a penalty as Ronald Koeman's era as Barcelona boss begins with a comfortable La Liga win over Villarreal.
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Atletico Madrid sign Suarez from Barcelona

Atletico Madrid complete the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona.
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Yunus Musah: Who is Valencia's exciting English teenager?

Yunus Musah has captained England at youth level and is now proving his ability in La Liga after becoming Valencia's first English player.
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Champions Real Madrid held to goalless draw

Champions Real Madrid are held to a goalless draw at Real Sociedad in their opening game of the new La Liga season.
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Real begin title defence with Barcelona in turmoil - La Liga preview

Real Madrid begin their La Liga title defence on Sunday knowing their fierce rivals Barcelona are in turmoil on and off the pitch.
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Barcelona's 700m euro release clause not valid, says Messi's father

Lionel Messi's father and agent tells La Liga that the 700m euro (£624m) release clause in the forward's Barcelona contract is not valid.
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Ivan Rakitic: Sevilla sign Croatia midfielder from Barcelona

Sevilla have signed Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic on a four-year deal from La Liga rivals Barcelona.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward's release clause remains valid, says La Liga

The 700m euros (£624m) release clause in Lionel Messi's Barcelona contract is still valid, says La Liga.
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Man City legend Silva joins Real Sociedad

Former Manchester City playmaker David Silva signs with La Liga side Real Sociedad.
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Ferran Torres: Man City sign Valencia winger

Manchester City complete the signing of Spain Under-21 winger Ferran Torres from La Liga side Valencia.
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Villarreal appoint ex-Arsenal boss Emery as manager

La Liga side Villarreal appoint former Arsenal boss Unai Emery as their manager on a three-year contract.
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Leganes relegated despite draw with La Liga champions Real Madrid

Champions Real Madrid draw their final La Liga game which relegates opponents Leganes to the second division.
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Messi set for seventh La Liga golden boot after scoring twice as Barca beat Alaves

Lionel Messi looks set to win his seventh La Liga golden boot after scoring twice in Barcelona's win over Alaves on the final day.
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'Things have to change' - Messi reacts as Barca concede title to Real

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi says "things have to change" at the club as they lose to Osasuna and Real Madrid win La Liga.
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Zizou the mastermind & brilliant Benzema - how Real Madrid won back La Liga

From securing the defence to getting the best out of his fringe players, Zinedine Zidane may have found the way to end Barcelona's dominance in Spain.
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Real Madrid 2-1 Villarreal: Real win first La Liga title in three years

Real Madrid wrap up their first La Liga title in three years as they beat Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
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Spain's health minister doubts return of fans in La Liga in September

Spain's health minister says he does not think fans will be able to return to football matches in the country when the new season starts in September.
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Real two points from La Liga title after surviving Granada scare

Leaders Real Madrid move to within one win of the La Liga title after surviving a scare against Granada.
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Vidal winner keeps alive Barcelona title hopes

Barcelona move within a point of leaders Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with a narrow win at Real Valladolid.
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Real two wins from title after beating Alaves

Real Madrid are two wins away from clinching La Liga title after Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio goals give them victory over Alaves.
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Suarez gives Barcelona victory and relegates city rivals Espanyol

Barcelona keep alive their hopes of winning La Liga with a victory over Espanyol at Nou Camp that also relegated the visitors.
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Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona: Lionel Messi sets up two in fine win

Barcelona keep alive their slim La Liga title hopes with an excellent victory at in-form Villarreal.
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Ramos scores again as Real move closer to La Liga title

Sergio Ramos scores the only goal again as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to go seven points clear at the top of La Liga.
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Ramos penalty sends Real four points clear

Sergio Ramos' penalty sends Real Madrid four points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought win over Getafe.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward scores 700th goal with Panenka penalty

Lionel Messi scores the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga game with Atletico Madrid.
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Real Madrid top of La Liga after beating Espanyol

Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga after grinding out a victory at bottom club Espanyol.
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Real Madrid go top of La Liga as Mallorca give 15-year-old debut

Vinicius Junior and Sergio Ramos both score delightful goals as Real Madrid return to the top of La Liga by easing past Mallorca.
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Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao: Ivan Rakitic goal sends Barca top of table

Ivan Rakitic scores the only goal as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao to move back to the top of La Liga.
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Real Betis sack Rubi after three games of La Liga resumption

Real Betis, 14th in La Liga, sack coach Joan Francesc "Rubi" Ferrer three matches into the resumption of the season.
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Teenager Fati joins Messi on scoresheet in Barcelona win

Seventeen-year-old Ansu Fati scores his fifth La Liga goal of the season as Barcelona extend their lead at the top of La Liga with victory over Leganes.
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Lionel Messi: Pitch-invader who tried to get selfie with star 'should be charged'

La Liga says it wants criminal action brought against a pitch-invader who tried to get a selfie with Lionel Messi at a behind-closed-doors game.
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Bale & Hazard in squad as Real Madrid return to action

Wales forward Gareth Bale could feature for Real Madrid when they return to La Liga action against Eibar on Sunday.
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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez fit for Barcelona run-in

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are set to feature for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders return to action at Mallorca.
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Fans outside and virtual support as Sevilla win derby on La Liga return

Sevilla beat Real Betis in the Seville derby as La Liga returned after a three-month gap - with some teething problems off the pitch.
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La Liga returns: What you need to know as Spanish football resumes

It's tight at the top and the bottom - here's what to expect from the remainder of the Spanish season.
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Guilt, tiredness and stress - what it's like managing a La Liga team as football returns

Getafe manager Jose Bordalas explains that guilt, tiredness and stress are among the emotions he is feeling as La Liga gets ready to return.
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Barcelona to resume La Liga title defence against Real Mallorca on 13 June

Barcelona will resume their La Liga title defence against Real Mallorca following the coronavirus shutdown.
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La Liga to resume on 11 June, says Spanish league's president Javier Tebas

Spain's La Liga will resume on 11 June with next season starting on 12 September, says the league's president Javier Tebas.
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La Liga can resume from 8 June, says Spain's PM

La Liga can resume from 8 June, says Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez.
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La Liga clubs set to start group training on Monday

La Liga clubs are set to start group training on Monday as they step up a return to action behind closed doors in June.
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La Liga president Tebas hopes for 12 June restart

La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes Spain’s top-flight will restart on 12 June and says coronavirus tests will mean “practically zero” risk to players during games.
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La Liga's plan to restart football safely in Spain after coronavirus

BBC Sport looks at the path La Liga is following to allow top-flight football to resume safely in Spain.
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La Liga aiming for June restart as clubs return to training this week

La Liga organisers are aiming for a June restart to the season, which was halted by the coronavirus crisis, as clubs return to training this week.
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La Liga plans rapid return to training

La Liga is working towards its clubs returning to training as soon as possible after being given the green light by the Spanish government.
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European football news: No fans at Italian games until 2021? 1bn euro bill to end La Liga?

Experts from Spain and Italy report on how the the coronavirus pandemic is affecting football clubs, players and fans in their countries.
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La Liga could restart by end of May at earliest - Tebas

La Liga could resume as early as 28 May in the best-case scenario as the league discusses its options, says its president Javier Tebas.
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La Liga: Spanish football suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus crisis

All football in Spain, including La Liga, is put on hold indefinitely while the country deals with the continued spread of coronavirus.
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