As the first matches in the major European leagues loom large, clubs have been making some final changes to their squads before the big kick-off, with Roberto Soldado, Bernard and Park Jisung among the players on the move.
Côte d'Ivoire midfielder Romaric has joined Ligue 1 side Bastia on a free transfer after spending last season with Real Zaragoza.
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Barcelona will attempt to cut into Real Madrid's ten point lead without top scorer Lionel Messi as the champions host Sporting Gijon on Saturday, while their rivals face Espanyol a day later.
The race for La Liga's title remains as it was as slender wins for both Real Madrid and Barcelona saw the gap between the leading pair remain at seven points, while Athletic Bilbao were held to a six-goal draw by Espanyol.
Juan Albin capped off a thrilling encounter between Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol, which ended 3-3, after both sides had lead the game.