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Cristiano Ronaldo hit a late winner to hand 10-man Real Madrid a shock 2-1 win in a fiery El Clasico and end Barcelona's long unbeaten run.
The Portuguese star pounced five minutes from the end of a pulsating La Liga clash at the Nou Camp, just moments after his captain Sergio Ramos had been sent off for the 20th time in his career.
Real had already come from behind with Karim Benzema scoring a superb equaliser to cancel out a Gerard Pique header early in the second half.
The defeat, on what was an emotional occasion for Barca in their first outing since the death of Johan Cruyff, was the Catalan side's first in 40 matches in all competitions.
It also provided a potential twist in the Primera Division title race, with Barca's lead over Atletico Madrid at the top now cut to six points and with Real just another point further behind.
It was Real's first win at the Nou Camp for three years and came in Zinedine Zidane's first Clasico in charge of the team.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four second-half goals in Real Madrid's 7-1 thrashing of Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale marked his return from a hamstring injury by scoring in his first appearance in 50 days, while Pepe and Jese also got on the scoresheet for the Merengues.
Iago Aspas got Celta's only goal in their worst defeat of the season, but the afternoon really belonged to Ronaldo, who moved on to 26 Primera Division goals for the season, one ahead of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez.
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David de Gea was set to earn £9.2million a year on a deal to 2021 at Real Madrid had he completed a move from Manchester United last summer, according to the Football Leaks website.
United and Madrid in August agreed a £29million transfer that would have seen the goalkeeper swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu, but the proposed switch fell through after the requisite paperwork was not submitted before the Spanish deadline.
On Monday, Football Leaks published a document it claims is the contract De Gea was due to sign at Madrid.
It shows the Spain international would have received a figure of 11,818,182 euros (£9.2million) for each season from 2015-16 to 2020-21.
There is also mention of a break clause of 500million euros (£388million), which De Gea would have been obliged to pay if he walked out on his contract.
Only a few days after the move failed to materialise, United announced De Gea - who joined them from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal in 2011 - had signed a new four-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.
That deal was reportedly worth £200,000 per week. The figures from the Football Leaks document equate to around £176,000 per week.
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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is facing a spell on the sidelines after tests confirmed he has suffered a calf injury.
Bale was hurt during Madrid's 5-1 hammering of Sporting Gijon on Sunday.
Scans on Tuesday revealed the full extent of the injury and although the club offered no time-frame for the Wales international's return, early reports in Spain suggest he will face at least three weeks out.
"After tests carried out today on the player Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with soleus muscle injury in his right leg," a Madrid statement said. "His recovery will continue to be assessed."
Bale scored the opening goal on Sunday after only seven minutes but was replaced at half-time after suffering the injury.
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Former Real Madird defender Roberto Carlos believes he could be key to taking Barcelona's Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 42-year-old former Brazil international confirmed he was currently involved in talks to join new Real manager Zinedine Zidane's backroom staff at the Primera Division club.
The World Cup winner is confident he could persuade compatriot Neymar, who came third at Monday night's Ballon d'Or ceremony, to join Los Blancos from rivals Barca.
He told marca.com: "I had a meeting with Real Madrid about my future with the club.
"Soon I will know how I can collaborate with Zidane's Madrid."
While, regarding Barca striker Neymar, he added: "I can take him to Real Madrid. He's very young. I am sure next year he will finish even higher in the Ballon d'Or."
Manuel Pellegrini is not surprised by the latest changes at former club Real Madrid but says he feels sorry for Rafa Benitez.
Spanish giants Real, notorious for their high coaching turnover, axed Benitez after just seven months in charge and installed Zinedine Zidane as his replacement.
The 62-year-old said of Real: "At least I finished the year! But I knew from the beginning I was not to continue for the next year. There were some important differences with the president.
"I am sorry about Rafa Benitez because I think he is a manager that deserves respect but it is not strange what has happened at Real Madrid in the last five or six years.
"Yes, (it is) absolutely different (at City). It is another way to think about the role of the manager. A lot of things are different.
"That is why one team is changing manager every year, and at this team it is not the policy of the owners to change immediately when you don't win a title. Different projects for each club."
"Always to manage a big team is very difficult, Real Madrid is a very difficult team. But it is more difficult in the way they manage the club than the position of the manager."