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Some things to know about the Spanish league

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, reacts after missing a chance during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Real Madrid and Basel at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid finally got its act together in the Champions League, and now it’s time to keep the momentum rolling into the domestic competition following a disappointing start.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, center, and Kole Calhoun, right, congratulate Howie Kendrick after he scored on a throwing error by Seattle Mariners right fielder Chris Denorfia during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Bayern beats Man City 1-0 in Champions League

Bayern's Thomas Mueller reacts during the Champions League Group E soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City at Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

GENEVA (AP) — Jerome Boateng scored in the 90th minute to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory over visiting Manchester City on Wednesday in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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Atletico Madrid tops AP soccer poll

Atletico de Madrid’s Arda Turan, top, celebrates his a goal with teammates during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

LONDON (AP) — Spanish champion Atletico Madrid replaced Chelsea at the top of the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday after beating Real Madrid 2-1 over the weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

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Bilbao counting on home advantage in return

FC Barcelona's Neymar, from Brazil, left, duels for the ball with Athletic Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Athletic Bilbao has a long-standing tradition of only fielding players with Basque connections, a policy that has sometimes worked to its advantage but more often made it hard to progress at Europe’s top level.

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