Real Madrid have been crowned La Liga champions for the 34th time after Karim Benzema scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Villarreal which clinched the title with one game to spare.
The second of Europe's five major leagues, La Liga, kicked off in Spain as two local rivals, Sevilla and Real Betis met in a hotly contested derby behind closed doors.
In February, Spain’s Cadena Ser radio network reported that a company hired by Barcelona used fake social media accounts to discredit opposition figures and even some of its players when they expressed views that went against the club.
Police are investigating footballers, ex-players and club executives over suspicions of forming a match-fixing group to profit from betting on games, Spanish newspaper El Pais reports.
Real Madrid's Champions League reign is over.
Messi scored Barcelona's second goal against SD Eibar shortly after halftime to reach a milestone in the competition after 435 league matches.
Messi's fifth win breaks the tie he had with Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored 34 goals in the Spanish league last season to lead Barcelona to the title.
The Superclasico between River Plate and Boca Juniors on November 24 was postponed after River fans attacked the Boca team bus near the Monumental stadium, injuring fans and players.
Speaking after Madrid's 3-0 loss at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday, Sergio Ramos says a report in a German magazine claiming he broke anti-doping rules is an attempt to sabotage his career.
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