Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona

The first meeting of the ‘big two’ in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup ended in a 2-2 draw.

Real Madrid sack Jorge Valdano

Real Madrid have director general Jorge Valdano after a board meeting at the Bernabeu stadium, part of a Real reorganisation that strengthens coach Jose Mourinho’s position at the club.

Valencia 3-6 Real Madrid

Despite several players being rested, Real Madrid swept past Valencia 3-6, Higuaín grabbing a hat-trick, Kaka getting a pair and Benzema getting one.

Real win the Copa del Rey

A goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in the first period of extra time was enough for Real Madrid to collect the Copa del Rey in an often ill-tempered, but highly entertaining, match. It is Mourinho’s first piece of silverware with Real Madrid and it means he has won at least one trophy every year since 2003. It was also Real Madrid’s …

Real Madrid 2-0 Levante

First half goals from Benzema and Carvalho were enough to see Real Madrid move, at least temporarily, to within two points of leaders Barcelona.

Nerja continue their good run

A 5-0 win for Nerja over Churriana sees them stay in second place in the Primera Andaluza Grupo 3, four points adrift of leaders San Pedro who beat Atletico Benamiel 3-1.

Big win for Real Madrid

In the Copa del Rey fifth round first leg matches, Real Madrid are in a strong position after a 8-0 victory over Levante. There were hat-tricks for Benzema and Ronaldo, with Özil and Pedro León getting the other two.

Wins for the top two

The Saturday night La Liga football fixtures were all affected by the wildcat strike by air traffic controllers, teams having to travel by road and rail. The Barcelona match was delayed by forty-five minutes.

Fine and ban for Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been fined by Uefa and banned for two Champions League matches, although the second match is suspended for three years.

El Classico

In 1943, outraged at Barcelona’s 3-0 win at the Nou Camp in the first leg of the Copa del Generalissimo, as it was then known, General Franco, an ardent Real Madrid fan, sent his staff to have a quiet word with the Catalan players before the return leg. Barca lost the second leg 11-1.