Moreno: Real Madrid playing with a mindset of fear (2:08)

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Luis Suarez is back, but on the bench, for Barcelona against Valencia on Saturday. Ansu Fati, 16 years old, will make his first start for Barca.

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Eden Hazard is on the bench for Real Madrid against Levante on Saturday. I'm switching to Nabil Fekir as my La Liga fantasy Tier 1 midfielder. Fekir has scored in back-to-back games for Real Betis.

How Eden Hazard's presence impacts Real Madrid (1:13)
Lowe: Messi commenting on Neymar is a big deal (1:28)
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2dAdriana Garcia

'Difficult' for Messi to play Barca's UCL opener

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has all but ruled out Lionel Messi's return from injury for next week's Champions League game at Borussia Dortmund.

Is Jose Mourinho flirting with a Real Madrid return? (1:21)
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2dAdriana Garcia

Valencia sacked me for winning Copa - Marcelino

Marcelino has said he is "absolutely certain" that winning the Copa del Rey last season triggered his sacking as Valencia coach this week.

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2dAdriana Garcia

Real Madrid must be careful with Hazard - Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he will not rush Eden Hazard into action despite the club's top summer signing ready to play.

Do Messi's Neymar comments show disconnect at Barca? (2:02)
Would a move to Man City enhance Messi's legacy? (1:41)
Lionel Messi opens up about Barcelona contract (1:21)
Messi: I would've loved to have Neymar back (2:20)
Messi hoping for an injury free Ousmane Dembele (1:14)
Messi 'obviously accepts' Ronaldo's dinner invite (0:49)
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3dRodrigo Faez

Modric injured, likely to miss PSG-Madrid clash

Real Madrid's Luka Modric has a groin injury, bringing to 11 the total of injured players. Modric could miss 2-3 weeks, including the clash vs PSG.

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Valencia sack Marcelino, appoint Celades

Marcelino has been sacked as Valencia coach with Albert Celades hired as a replacement, the Spanish La Liga club said on Wednesday.

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4dMoises Llorens and Sam Marsden

Sources: Messi a major doubt for UCL opener

Lionel Messi is expected to miss Barcelona's match against Valencia on Saturday and is a major doubt for next week's Champions League opener.