Malcom: Messi is a football alien (0:52)
Can Solari emulate Zidane at Real Madrid? (1:42)
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23hDermot Corrigan

Solari named Real Madrid manager until 2021

Solari, 42, had been coaching the club's Castilla youth side and stepped up when Julen Lopetegui was sacked after the 5-1 Clasico loss to Barcelona.

Griezmann remembers Paris terror attacks three years on (0:30)
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1dLiam Twomey

Conte in no rush to return to coaching

Antonio Conte insists he is in no rush to return to coaching after Real Madrid confirmed Santiago Solari will remain in charge of the club.

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1dGraham Hunter

How Barcelona were exposed by Real Betis

Pep Guardiola took Barcelona to the next level by urging them to always work hard. In Sunday's defeat, Real Betis worked much, much harder.

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1dIan Holyman

Dembele's agent hits back at criticism

Ousmane Dembele will not question his future at Barcelona despite "unfounded" criticism of his lifestyle, according to his agent.

Mariner: Solari has steadied the ship at Real Madrid (2:28)
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2dSam Marsden

Messi named La Liga POTY for sixth time

Lionel Messi has said he is relishing the competitiveness of La Liga this season after being named the league's best player.

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2dDermot Corrigan

Real Madrid to hire Solari as permanent coach

Santiago Solari, who had been coaching the club's Castilla youth side, stepped up to the senior role when Julen Lopetegui was sacked.

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3dDermot Corrigan

Solari's Real Madrid fate to be decided Monday

League rules mandate that an interim coach cannot stay longer than a fortnight in the post, meaning Madrid's hierarchy have until Monday to decide.

Betis loss shows Barca's defensive woes, preparation issues (3:05)
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3dDermot Corrigan

Benzema 9/10 in dominant display for Madrid

Karim Benzema followed up a two-goal outing vs. Viktoria Plzen in midweek with a stellar showing vs. Vigo as Santi Solari made it four out of four.

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3dSam Marsden

Messi 8/10 in return but Barca shocked by Betis

Lionel Messi scored twice and was Barcelona's best on his return but a leaky defence and a Marc-Andre ter Stegen error doomed Barca vs. Real Betis.

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Messi returns but Barca shocked by Betis

Lionel Messi made a scoring return to action following a broken arm but could not stop Barcelona suffering a surprise defeat at home to Real Betis.