David Villa

  • Atletico Madrid favourite to advance in Champions League against Milan 11-03-2014 08:36 AM

    Madrid: David Villa has been unable to rediscover his consistency since he broke his leg in late 2011 but Spain's record scorer could still be crucial to Atletico Madrid's hopes of Champions League success this season. The 32-year-old Asturian, who has played second fiddle to Atletico's Brazil-born forward Diego Costa...
  • Atletico go top as Barca, Real stumble in La Liga 03-02-2014 09:04 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid took full advantage of Barcelona's rare slip-up as they pummeled Real Sociedad 4-0 on Sunday to take sole possession of the lead in the Spanish league for the first time this season. David Villa, Diego Costa, Miranda, and the newly arrived Diego scored the goals that put...
  • Valencia offered cash injection by Singapore billionaire 23-12-2013 10:56 AM

    Barcelona: Debt-ridden Valencia have an offer on the table from Singapore billionaire Peter Lim to pump money into the club with a view to becoming one of the top sides in Europe. Club president Amadeo Salvo has been searching for investors with Spanish banking conglomerate Bankia, which is owed 300...
  • Spain heavyweights upbeat on FIFA World Cup defence 13-11-2013 07:39 PM

    Madrid: Spain have what it takes to defend their title at next year's World Cup in Brazil, four of the team's key players said on Wednesday. Captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, centre back Sergio Ramos, midfielder Xabi Alonso and forward David Villa all sounded an upbeat note at the unveiling...
  • Costa, Villa fire Atletico past Athletic 2-0 04-11-2013 09:27 AM

    Madrid: Diego Costa and David Villa delivered again for Atletico Madrid, whose Spanish league title charge continued to gain strength on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Villa enjoyed Atletico's best opportunities at the Vicente Calderon Stadium and put the hosts ahead after 32 minutes by volleying Juanfran's...
  • Atletico Madrid thrash Betis to stay just behind Barcelona 28-10-2013 08:45 AM

    Madrid: Promising teenager Oliver Torres scored 13 seconds into his first start for Atletico Madrid on Sunday before veteran David Villa added a brace in their 5-0 rout of Real Betis, keeping the team pegged one point behind Spanish leader Barcelona. Oliver connected with a squared ball from Jorge "Koke"...
  • David Villa to lead Spain with Diego Costa unavailable 04-10-2013 04:22 PM

    Madrid: With Diego Costa unavailable and Fernando Torres injured, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque will rely on David Villa to spear his attack as the World Cup champion aims to seal its spot in the 2014 tournament. Diego Costa was born in Brazil but became a Spanish citizen this year....
  • Neymar helps Barcelona to 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid 22-08-2013 07:11 AM

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar came off the bench to head his first competitive goal for Barcelona and rescue a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday. David Villa struck a superb 12th-minute volley against the club he left in the close...
  • Neymar to decide between wearing No.11 or No.7 16-07-2013 11:14 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has been told he has a choice between wearing the number 7 or 11 for new club Barcelona. The No.11 shirt became available Monday after Bayern Munich confirmed the signing of midfielder Thiago while No.7 is also free following the departure of David Villa to Atletico...
  • Atletico Madrid sign Tottenham target David Villa 08-07-2013 09:21 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid have reached a deal with Barcelona to sign Spain striker David Villa, boosting its attacking options after losing leading scorer Radamel Falcao. Barcelona said on their website Monday that the deal is worth up to 5.1 million euros, with 2.1 million euros due this season. Villa has...
  • Liverpool eyeing Villa as potential Suarez replacement 29-06-2013 09:08 PM

    Liverpool have shifted their interest in Spaniard David Villa incase their premiere striker Luiz Suarez decides to end his tenure at Anfield. According to a report in Footylatest.com, the Mersyside club are targeting the Catalan as a possible replacement for arguably the best striker in England. The Reds are trying...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Saturday 29-06-2013 07:41 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Saturday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich, Franck Ribery agree on contract extension Frenchman Franck Ribery put pen to paper on a new contract with Bayern Munich until 2017, the German...
  • Tottenham target Barcelona forward David Villa 29-06-2013 05:02 PM

    According to a report in The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are still in the race to sign David Villa from Barcelona to strenthen their forward line. Further talks are expected to take place between the club's new technical director, Franco Baldini, and the Spain international's representatives after the Confederations Cup. The...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours 16-06-2013 05:07 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Sunday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Man Utd want Fergie to persuade Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid English champions Manchester United will use the influence of their former boss Alex Ferguson to...
  • Barcelona register easy win over 10-man Espanyol 27-05-2013 09:43 AM

    Barcelona: With Lionel Messi injured and Brazil striker Neymar yet to arrive, Barcelona still had little trouble beating 10-man Espanyol to leave the Spanish league champions only one victory away from equaling the Spanish league's record point haul. Forward Alexis Sanchez scored in the 14th minute after a passing combination...
  • Ibrahimovic's one-man show sinks England 15-11-2012 08:50 AM

    London: Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a low-key night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 30 yards to cap his four-goal display in Sweden's 4-2 win over England. Ibrahimovic's one-man show in Stockholm - featuring what both his opponents and pundits hailed as one of the greatest...
  • Barca beat Celta 3-1 to mark their best start in La Liga 04-11-2012 02:04 AM

    Madrid: Barcelona's 3-1 home win over Celta Vigo on Saturday marked the Catalan club's best start to the Spanish league in their 113-year history. Barcelona's ninth win through 10 rounds opened up a provisional 11-point gap over defending champion Real Madrid ahead of their match against Real Zaragoza. Adriano and...
  • Barcelona begin Copa defence beating Alaves 3-0 31-10-2012 08:36 AM

    Madrid: Barcelona didn't need Lionel Messi to secure a successful start to their Copa del Rey defence on Tuesday, beating third-tier Alaves 3-0 after goals by David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. Villa opened the scoring in the 40th minute when he perfectly timed his run past Alaves' back...