Ronaldo out of Madrid squad for Sevilla clash

Ronaldo also missed the first leg of the round of 16 tie, with Madrid cruising to a 3-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu without their star attacker.

He then returned to the starting XI for the 5-0 win over Granada at the weekend, but will be allowed to sit out Thursday's clash again.

Modric, meanwhile, has featured for the full 90 minutes in Madrid's first two games of 2017, but Zidane does not need the Croatia international at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Barcelona win La Liga title

The defending champions made light work of the home side courtesyt of a hat-trick from Luis Suarez, who claims the Pichichi prize for top scorer after finishing on 40 for the season.

Suarez struck twice in the first half against a Granada side who had little to play for, after they secured their survival with a 4-1 win over Sevilla last week.

Clattenburg to referee Champions League final

Mark Clattenburg will referee this month's Madrid derby Champions League final, UEFA has announced.

The Referees Committee of European football's governing body has selected the Englishman to take charge of the showpiece between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at San Siro on May 28.

A UEFA statement released on Tuesday confirmed: "The match will be refereed by 41-year-old English referee Mark Clattenburg, who has been an international referee since 2007.

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Neymar and Bayern Munich lead AP Global Football 10

Neymar was player of the week after scoring twice in both of Barcelona's 3-0 victories, against BATE Borisov in the Champions League and Villarreal in the Spanish league.

Bayern striker Thomas Mueller equaled Neymar's feat but was second behind the Brazilian. Mueller scored two against both Arsenal in the Champions League and Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

Alexandre Lacazette was third after scoring a hat trick as Lyon beat Saint-Etienne 3-0 in the French league.

In the team poll, Barcelona is second behind Bayern while Sevilla is third after beating Real Madrid 3-2.

Real Madrid, Man City ensure Champions League progress

Madrid had substitute Nacho Fernandez to thank for a hard-fought 1-0 win over previously unbeaten PSG which broke Barcelona's group-stage record of 18 games unbeaten.

City won 3-1 in Seville to move top of Group D on nine points, one ahead of Juventus, which eliminated Borussia Moenchengladbach with a 1-1 draw.

Manchester United moved top of Group B thanks to a 1-0 home win over CSKA Moscow, and Benfica took advantage of Atletico Madrid's scoreless draw at Astana by beating Galatasaray 2-1 at home to move atop Group C.

De Bruyne scores injury-time winner, City beats Sevilla 2-1

Playing as a lone striker in the final minutes, the Belgium playmaker collected a pass from Yaya Toure, cut inside and drove a low left-footed shot inside the far post in the first of four minutes of stoppage time.

Yevhen Konoplyanka put Sevilla ahead in the 30th minute with a first-time shot from 12 meters (yards) as the Spanish team caused City problems on the counter-attack in an open game at Etihad Stadium.

Sevilla defender Adil Rami unwittingly bundled the ball into his own net in the 36th to put City level.

Villarreal looking to keep momentum going in Spain

Villarreal plays at winless Levante on Sunday, while Barcelona — still without Lionel Messi — is at Sevilla and Real Madrid faces a difficult game at city rival Atletico Madrid.

Unbeaten and playing some entertaining football, Villarreal has 16 points from six games, one more than Barcelona and two more than Real Madrid.

The team from eastern Spain, whose best-ever result in the Spanish league was a second-place finish in 2008, has been relying on solid defense to keep its momentum going.

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Barcelona lead Spanish clubs' charge in Champions League

There will be five of them fighting for this year's title, the most ever for a country in the tournament's group phase.

That's because Europa League winner Sevilla joins the four teams who qualified through their league positions.

Among those, of course, are defending champion Barcelona and 2014 winner Real Madrid, who are both having terrific starts to their seasons.