Visiting Barcelona humiliated Real Madrid 4-0 in the Spanish "Clasico" to move six points clear at the top. Barca's dominance prompted the angry Real fans to roundly whistle their own team and chant for president Florentino Perez to step down.
Spain's La Liga returns to action this weekend under the shadow of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 dead and dozens injured. Many in the sporting world have expressed their condolences.
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has said that he has settled his tax fraud case in Spain. He had been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of millions of euros between 2011 and 2012.
The October 1 independence vote will decide whether Catalonia would break away from Spain or not. For football fans, an equally important question is where would the Barcelona football club play if the "yes" vote wins?
Borussia Dortmund's Champions League campaign faces a crucial juncture as they host holders Real Madrid. A strong home record against their opponents bodes well, but a suspect defense could be their downfall.
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