Messi given two-game ban for Super Cup red card

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has escaped a lengthy ban for lashing out at Athletic Bilbao’s Asier Villalibre in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final defeat and will only serve a two-game suspension. The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Tuesday Messi had been banned for two matches, meaning he will miss Thursday’s Copa del Rey last-32 […]

‘No decision yet’ on Alaba’s Madrid move

David Alaba’s father and agent on Tuesday denied press reports claming the Bayern Munich defender had signed a contract with Real Madrid. On Monday, Spanish newspaper Marca said Austria centre-back Alaba had agreed a four-year deal with the La Liga giants starting next season and had passed a medical. “No decision has been taken yet […]