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Spanish Primera División

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to learn red-card sanction on Wednesday

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the latest action throughout La Liga, where Real Madrid remain atop the league but may be without Cristiano Ronaldo in the Madrid derby following his red card against Cordoba.

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will learn his fate on Wednesday following his red card for violent conduct against Cordoba's Edimar.

La Liga's Competition Committee meets on Wednesday and will decide the sanction, which is expected to be a ban of between one and four games, according to AS.

If it decides to apply the minimum punishment then Ronaldo, 29, will only miss next Saturday's match against Real Sociedad, while if it is two then he will also be out for the Sevilla game on Feb. 4. If...

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Report: FIFA probes Real Madrid over transfers of young players

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains Real Madrid's recent acquisition of 21-year-old midfielder Lucas Silva is great business as he compares the youngster's midfield abilities to that of Xabi Alonso.
Real Madrid have completed the signing of midfield Lucas Silva from Brazilian champions Cruzeiro.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says he won't rush new teenage sensation Martin Odegaard into the first team.

Real Madrid are being investigated by FIFA as it tries to determine whether the Champions League winners have followed rules relating to the transfer of young players, Spanish newspaper AS has reported.

Officials at world football's governing body want to establish whether Real have breached article 19 of its regulations on the transfer of players.

The article prohibits the transfer of players under the age of 18 except in certain predetermined situations.

AS has seen confidential FIFA documents...

Bayern Munich: We'll never sign Lionel Messi as Barcelona will never sell him

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop discusses Barcelona's improving form since the new year, but in particular Lionel Messi's seven goals in five matches in all competitions.

Bayern Munich have ruled out making a move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi, with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying the La Liga club and their player "should not be separated from each other."

Messi, 27, has been at Barca for more than half of his life, but in recent months he has appeared to be considering a transfer away from the club after reportedly clashing with coach Luis Enrique.

The Argentina captain has been linked with a switch to the Premier League, and in the past there has also been speculation...

Ronaldo not happy, Pique helps Barca: 5 things we learned in La Liga

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti breaks down the latest action throughout La Liga, where Real Madrid remain atop the league but may be without Cristiano Ronaldo in the Madrid derby following his red card against Cordoba.

1. Ronaldo not happy at the moment

Cristiano Ronaldo's difficult start to 2015 got even worse on Saturday. With time almost up Real Madrid were struggling at 1-1 at relegation threatened Cordoba, and Ronaldo had been rarely noticed.

Until the Portuguese struck out at his marker Jose Angel Crespo after they battled to reach a corner. Referee Alejandro Jose Hernandez Hernandez missed that incident, but did see Ronaldo's kick out at the Andalusians' left-back Edimar the next time the ball came into...

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7 hours ago

Hislop: Transformation for Barca and Messi

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop discusses Barcelona's improving form since the new year, but in particular Lionel Messi's seven goals in five matches in all competitions.

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