Barcelona face a tough test on Saturday night as they travel to the RCDE Stadium to face Espanyol in the La Liga
Goals from Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez helped Barcelona sweep aside Valencia at the Nou Camp and helped them keep the pressure on league leaders Real Madrid
Yet another marauding performance from the Barcelona's attacking trio ensured they kept the pressure on Real Madrid at the top while steering clear of third placed Sevilla.
We take a look at some of the biggest stories regarding Real Madrid doing the rounds today.
Barcelona look to avoid an upset in the season opener as the Blaugranes' are riddled with injuries to first-team players ahead of the match against Real Betis.
Liverpool are close to agreeing a cut-price €3m deal to sell midfielder Luis Alberto to La Liga side Valencia, according to reports in Spain.
Real Madrid have reportedly turned to Portugal international Joao Mario to be their star midfield signing this summer.
Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano has decided to sign a three-year extension at Barcelona despite talks linking him to an exit from the Camp Nou.
Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to land Euro 2016 star Oguzhan Ozyakup while Manchester United remain interested in the Turkish midfielder.
Real Madrid have reportedly turned their attention to Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.