Zinedine Zidane hailed 'special' Gareth Bale after the Welshman marked his return with a goal as Real Madrid beat RCD Espanyol 2-0 in La Liga Santander.
Real Madrid are reportedly pondering a summer swoop for Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi, to replace the Portuguese Pepe.
The Catalan giants showed Alaves no mercy at the Mendizorrotza as Messi, Suarez and Neymar all got on the scoresheet to smash 6 goals past their opponents for the Copa del Rey final.
With rumours of Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata departing in the summer intensifying by week, Real Madrid have been linked with host of strikers and now according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, AS Roma's Edin Dzeko and Olympique Lyonnais' Alexandre Lacazette have joined that list.
Barcelona recently had a bid for youngster Timothy Tillman rejected by Bayern Munich.
La Liga's postponed weekend game that was to feature Celta Vigo and Real Madrid has ensued chaos in Spain
La Liga leaders Real Madrid have set their sights on Chelsea playmaker Cesc Fabregas.
Luis Enrique has been handed a huge boost and more options, with the return of some key players to first team training.
If they are to keep themselves alive in the title race, Barcelona will have to get past an Athletic Bilbao side seeking revenge for their exit from the Copa Del Rey last month.
In what was a tie largely determined by some questionable refereeing, the defending champions only just managed to salvage a point at against Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín, thanks to a 90th minute Luis Suarez goal