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Real Madrid will benefit from improved defence over replacing Ronaldo

The FC panel answer your tweets on whether Zinedine Zidane could save Manchester United and if Neymar is still the biggest name at PSG.
A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.

MADRID -- Real Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 on Sunday night at the Santiago Bernabeu with the visiting team unable to register a single shot on target until late in the game. Keylor Navas remains the team's first-choice goalkeeper despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois during the summer, and while Getafe showed little interest in attacking until they went two goals down, Real Madrid were assured in their defensive duties.

All in all, with an emphasis on fixing the attack, it seems that Julen Lopetegui...

Gareth Bale delivers assured performance in Real Madrid's La Liga opening win over Getafe

A goal and an assist from Gareth Bale against Getafe got Julen Lopetegui's side off to a perfect start in La Liga.
Steve Nicol explains the role he thinks Gareth Bale should play in Real Madrid's attack, and Julien Laurens explains how Karim Benzema factors in.

Real Madrid put the European Super Cup debacle behind them with an assured 2-0 win over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night.

In Julen Lopetegui's first game in charge of Real Madrid in domestic competition, Dani Carvajal and Gareth Bale scored in either half against an organised visiting side.

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Lopetegui showed off his ability to tinker without really losing any defensive solidity. He went without Casemiro, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane as they continue to get up to speed after...

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid saving €300m for Neymar but Icardi, Rodrigo and Werner backups

The FC panel answer your tweets on Real Madrid's needs, Bayern Munich's UCL expectations and whether Higuain or Ronaldo will score more this season.

The English transfer window is closed, but the rest of Europe is still open for business, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

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Real Madrid to save €300m for Neymar but target other options

Marca have claimed that Real Madrid have €300m burning a hole in their pocket,...

La Liga in North America: How NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and Rugby fared overseas

Relevent Sports chairman Charlie Stillitano explains his vision to build and promote the La Liga brand through games played in the U.S.
With La Liga agreeing a 15-year joint venture to bring games to the U.S., FC's Craig Burley explains the benefits he sees for all parties involved.

La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday's announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could line up for a league game in America. 

While such an occurrence would be a first for a European football league, other sports have been playing games overseas for years, as our ESPN colleagues explain.

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What is the history of playing overseas?

The NFL began staging...

La Liga in North America: The global game gone too far? Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid reaction

With La Liga agreeing a 15-year joint venture to bring games to the U.S., FC's Craig Burley explains the benefits he sees for all parties involved.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes the club are working hard to build their brand in the United States and help improve the popularity of the sport.

La Liga is coming to the U.S.! Thursday's announcement of a 15-year partnership with Relevent, a multinational media, sports and entertainment company, means Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates could line up for a league game in America. 

But how do fans in Spain feel about the news? ESPN FC's La Liga correspondents and bloggers have their say, and you can too by voting in the poll. 

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Sam Marsden: In theory, the idea has some good elements (and we've...

Antoine Griezmann trolls Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos with 'coronation' image

Atletico Madrid drew first blood in their annual season-long tussle with city rivals Real on Wednesday evening, claiming the UEFA Super Cup with a 4-2 win out in Tallinn, Estonia.

Despite taking the lead in the very first minute, Atletico were still forced to come from behind, battle back to parity and ultimately wrap things up a couple of spectacular goals in extra time.

It didn't take long after the match for Antoine Griezmann to start rubbing it in, as the World Cup-winning France international...