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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 (English: National Professional Football League), also known as the Liga de Fútbol Profesional, and 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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La Liga season to restart on June 11 with Sevilla-Real Betis [Video]

La Liga season to restart on June 11 with Sevilla-Real Betis

Spanish soccer's top-flight will resume after a three-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic on June 11 with the local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis.

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Atletico's Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge [Video]

Atletico's Costa given court date to face tax fraud charge

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa to face tax fraud trial on June 4.

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Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes [Video]

Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes

Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2020 with Lionel Messi knocked off the top spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Atletico's Felix hurts knee in training [Video]

Atletico's Felix hurts knee in training

Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix expected to miss the start of Spanish soccer's return due to knee injury.

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Funes Mori faces surgery after thigh muscle injury [Video]

Funes Mori faces surgery after thigh muscle injury

Villarreal defender Ramiro Funes Mori will undergo surgery for a thigh muscle injury.

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La Liga chief eyes June 11 return, warns players of responsibilities [Video]

La Liga chief eyes June 11 return, warns players of responsibilities

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: INTERVIEW WITH LA LIGA PRESIDENT JAVIER TEBAS ON RETURN OF TOP FLIGHT FOOTBALL IN SPAIN / B-ROLL OF PLAYERS TRAINING / STILL PHOTOGRAPHS OF FOUR SEVILLA

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LaLiga cleared to resume on June 8 [Video]

LaLiga cleared to resume on June 8

LaLiga has been given the go-ahead to restart from June 8, according to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in an address to the nation. The Spanish top-flight was suspended on March 12 because of..

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Spain's top football clubs step up training efforts [Video]

Spain's top football clubs step up training efforts

Spain's top clubs, including Barcelona, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, step up their training efforts as LaLiga looks to make a return after the coronavirus lockdown.

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Real Madrid begin group training [Video]

Real Madrid begin group training

Winger Eden Hazard says he's happy to not only be back in training following an ankle injury, but also being able to do so with the squad.

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Barca and Atletico train in groups for first time since COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Barca and Atletico train in groups for first time since COVID-19 lockdown

Clubs across Spain's top two divisions can train in groups of up to 10 players in the penultimate stage of the league's four-phase plan to return to action.

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La Liga chief confirms clubs will resume group training from Monday [Video]

La Liga chief confirms clubs will resume group training from Monday

a Liga president Javier Tebas confirms clubs in the top two divisions will begin training in groups of up to 10 players from Monday as Spanish soccer edges closer to returning after a long pause due to..

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La Liga to allow players to begin training in groups of ten Monday [Video]

La Liga to allow players to begin training in groups of ten Monday

La Liga to allow top divisions to begin training in groups of up to ten on Monday

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Villarreal and Getafe deny match-fixing [Video]

Villarreal and Getafe deny match-fixing

Villarreal and Getafe deny wrongdoing following reports police are investigating possible match-fixing in match between the two La Liga clubs last year.

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Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Espanyol train as La Liga eyes June reboot [Video]

Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Espanyol train as La Liga eyes June reboot

Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Espanyol hit the training as La Liga prepares to return to play in June.

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Valencia, Sevilla and Villarreal keep up training in pouring rain [Video]

Valencia, Sevilla and Villarreal keep up training in pouring rain

Under strict social distancing measures, players trained in solo sessions spread out over multiple pitches to limit potential coronavirus spread.

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Spanish football league La Liga prepares to resume [Video]

Spanish football league La Liga prepares to resume

La Liga president Javier Tebas said he hopes the season will resume on 12 June and conclude soon after. LaLiga has confirmed that five players have tested positive for coronavirus. All five unnamed..

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Barcelona players cars cleaned and disinfected while they train [Video]

Barcelona players cars cleaned and disinfected while they train

Barcelona players continue training under strict social distancing measures, while their cars are cleaned and disinfected.

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Spanish squads hold individual training sessions as La Liga eyes June reboot [Video]

Spanish squads hold individual training sessions as La Liga eyes June reboot

Spanish clubs Sevilla FC, Real Sociedad, Levante UD, and D Alaves hold individual training sessions as La Liga looks to restart in June.

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La Liga president hopes Spanish football will resume on June 12 [Video]

La Liga president hopes Spanish football will resume on June 12

La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he hopes Spanish football will resume on June 12. He said games will be played every day to finish the season by the end of July. The league has been halted for..

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Barcelona return to the training pitch with individual sessions [Video]

Barcelona return to the training pitch with individual sessions

Barcelona return to the training pitch under strict measures.

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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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European football aiming for mid-May resumption - La Liga boss

La Liga president Javier Tebas says Europe's top leagues and competitions are planning to resume in mid-May.
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Five La Liga players test positive for coronavirus

Five Valencia players and staff are "in good health" after testing positive for coronavirus, the club says.
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Men's tennis, NBA basketball, La Liga soccer: coronavirus shreds sports calendar

The global sporting calendar has been shredded by the coronavirus pandemic, with men's tennis shut down for six weeks, top European soccer leagues on hold and the NBA having announced a suspension..
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'I realise I am a really bad loser' - Klopp says Reds defeat 'doesn't feel right'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Champions League last-16 loss to Atletico Madrid "doesn't feel right" and criticises the La Liga side's style of football.
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Real Madrid's shock defeat by Betis hands title initiative to Barcelona

Real Madrid suffer a shock defeat at Real Betis to hand the initiative to Barcelona in the La Liga title race.
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Late Messi penalty takes Barcelona top of La Liga

Lionel Messi scores a late penalty as Barcelona edge victory over Real Sociedad to move top of La Liga.
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Real Madrid 2-0 Barcelona: Vinicius Junior and Mariano score in key El Clasico

Real Madrid beat Barcelona to move above their rivals and top of La Liga as Vinicius Junior and Mariano score second-half goals.
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Real Madrid v Barcelona: The key questions in Sunday's pivotal El Clasico

With 13 games left and Barcelona leading Real Madrid by two points, Sunday's El Clasico at the Bernabeu could be pivotal in deciding the most compelling La Liga title race for years.
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Real Madrid suffer shock defeat at Levante

Real Madrid spurn the chance to go back above Barcelona at the top of La Liga as mid-table Levante inflicted their first defeat since October.
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Messi scores four as Barcelona thrash Eibar

Lionel Messi scores four goals as reigning champions Barcelona beat Eibar to record a fourth consecutive win in La Liga and put the pressure on title rivals Real Madrid.
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Barcelona 2-1 Getafe: Defending champions gain narrow win over surprise package

Barcelona go level on points with La Liga leaders Real Madrid after grinding out a narrow win over Getafe.
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Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona: La Liga champions cut Real Madrid's lead

Clement Lenglet scores the winning goal and is sent off as Barcelona beat Real Betis to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid extend La Liga lead with comeback win over Osasuna

Real Madrid move six points clear at the top of La Liga after coming from behind to defeat Osasuna.
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Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid: Karim Benzema goal decides derby

Karim Benzema scores the only goal as Real beat Atletico in the Madrid derby to go six points clear at the top of La Liga.
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La Liga wants Espanyol punishment after racism claims

La Liga wants the Spanish FA to punish Espanyol with a partial stadium closure after Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams said he was racially abused at their ground.
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Real Valladolid 0-1 Real Madrid: Nacho header sends Madrid top of La Liga

Real Madrid go three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought win at Real Valladolid.
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Real Madrid beat Sevilla to go top of La Liga

Real Madrid move three points clear of champions Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-earned victory against Sevilla at the Bernabeu.
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Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona: Late Wu Lei goal denies Barca derby win

Wu Lei rescues a late point for Espanyol in their derby with La Liga champions Barcelona.
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Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid: Raphael Varane and Luka Modric score in win

Real Madrid move back to the top of La Liga - for a few hours at least - thanks to victory at neighbours Getafe.
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Real Sociedad invite whole population of Becerril to match after 8-0 thrashing

La Liga side Real Sociedad invite the population of fourth-tier Becerril to watch a game after thrashing them 8-0 in the Copa del Rey.
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Valencia 1-1 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema rescues point for visitors

Karim Benzema scores a dramatic equaliser for Real Madrid against Valencia but it is not enough to take them top of La Liga.
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Barcelona draw at Real Sociedad in entertaining game

La Liga leaders Barcelona play out an entertaining draw with fourth-placed Real Sociedad.
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Barcelona 5-2 Mallorca: Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona top

Lionel Messi celebrates winning his sixth Ballon d'Or with a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Mallorca to move to the top of La Liga.
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Late Messi winner at Atletico sends Barca top

Lionel Messi scores a sublime late winner as champions Barcelona defeat Atletico Madrid to return to the top of La Liga.
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Bale returns to starting XI as Real win to go top of table

Gareth Bale makes his first Real Madrid start since 5 October as Zinedine Zidane's side move top of La Liga with victory at Alaves.
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Real Madrid 3-1 Real Sociedad: Gareth Bale returns as Real fight back

Real Madrid fight back to beat Real Sociedad and stay top of La Liga with Barcelona, as substitute Gareth Bale receives a mixed reception at the Bernabeu.
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Leganes 1-2 Barcelona: La Liga leaders secure important away win

Arturo Vidal scores a scruffy late winner as La Liga leaders Barcelona come from behind to beat bottom club Leganes.
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Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona replace Real at top of La Liga

Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick, including two sublime free-kicks, as champions Barcelona return to winning ways against Celta Vigo in La Liga.
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Eibar 0-4 Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane's side cruise to comfortable win

Real Madrid cruise past Eibar to temporarily move two points clear at the top of La Liga.
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Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis: Zinedine Zidane's side miss out on top spot in La Liga

Real Madrid miss their chance to move top of La Liga as Zinedine Zidane's side are held to a goalless draw against Real Betis at the Bernabeu.
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Levante recover to beat Barcelona

La Liga leaders Barcelona concede three goals in seven second-half minutes as Levante come from behind to defeat Ernesto Valverde's champions.
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Real Madrid 5-0 Leganes: Zinedine Zidane's side move second

Real Madrid move within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona by returning to winning ways with a routine home victory against Leganes.
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Granada: La Liga leaders compared to Leicester

Tony Adams, a small budget and a Chinese owner have all combined to put Granada top of La Liga.
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Granada go top of La Liga with 1-0 win over Real Betis

Granada take advantage of El Clasico being postponed to go top of La Liga with victory over Real Betis.
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La Liga considers legal action over new El Clasico date

La Liga is considering legal action after the postponed El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid was rescheduled for 18 December by the Spanish Football Federation.
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Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid: Los Blancos' unbeaten run ended

Real Madrid suffer their first league defeat of the season as they are beaten by La Liga newcomers Mallorca on Saturday night.
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La Liga asks the Spanish Football Federation for permission to hold December's match between Atletico Madrid and Villarreal in Miami.
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La Liga want Barca v Real match switching from Nou Camp to Bernabeu over civil unrest fears

La Liga ask for El Clasico on 26 October to be moved from Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium to Real Madrid's Bernabeu over fears of civil unrest.
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Real stay top of Liga after draw with Atletico in Madrid derby

Real Madrid stay top of La Liga despite being held to a goalless draw by city rivals Atletico Madrid.
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Granada 2-0 Barcelona: Hosts stun champions to move top of La Liga

Promoted side Granada stun champions Barcelona 2-0 to move top of La Liga.
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