The Spanish League has given up on its plan to play a regular-season match in the United States next month because Barcelona backed down from its commitment.
Chelsea suspended four people from attending its matches as police investigated whether Raheem Sterling was racially abused during a Premier League match.
Villarreal, Valencia, and Athletic Bilbao entered the season with high hopes. Halfway through, they are just fighting to stay away from the relegation zone.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at the Los Angeles Galaxy after the MLS club agreed with his requests, according to AC Milan sporting director Leonardo.
AC Milan failed to make the most of slips by its Champions League rivals as it was held at home to a 0-0 draw by Torino.
British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said.
Borussia Moenchengladbach left it late before beating Stuttgart 3-0 to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga.
Gareth Bale scored early in the first half and Real Madrid held on for a harder than expected 1-0 win at last-placed Huesca.
Lionel Messi scored twice from free kicks in a league match for the first time in his career, leading Barcelona to a 4-0 rout of Espanyol.
Not only did City lose for the first time in the league this season but it also lost top spot to Liverpool.