Tempers were already rising before the derby between Betis and Sevilla. It boiled over when a plastic pole, thrown from the stands, striking a player, writes Alfredo Relaño.
The first round of the Luis Rubiales reformatted Copa del Rey is the polar opposite of what the Superliga breakaways clubs aspire to in the game.
At this time every year Spain's minnows get their day in the sun in the Copa del Rey, which also provides a shock or two and keeps smaller teams afloat.
FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta spoke to the media on Thursday to confirm the club's position in relation to head coach Ronald Koeman
With Barcelona out of the running for LaLiga, the fans of the club are wondering if Xavi will come back to the Camp Nou to take over from Ronald Koeman.
Real Madrid are in the semi-finals of the Champions League, something that looked unlikely in the first half of the season. Alfredo Relaño takes a look.