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  • Barcelona face tough Valencia in Spanish league 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    Madrid: Lionel Messi will be looking for a hat trick of hat tricks when Barcelona take on Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. The Argentina forward scored three goals last weekend against Sevilla to become the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer with 253. A few days later, he scored another...
  • David Moyes wants 'excitement' in Real Sociedad home debut 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    David Moyes wants "excitement, speed and commitment" from his players when the former Manchester United and Everton manager makes his home debut as Real Sociedad coach in Friday's La Liga game against Elche. Moyes took charge of the team for the first time in an uninspiring 0-0 draw at promoted Deportivo...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez endorsed by club legend Luis Suarez Yesterday

    Barcelona's Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has been given a ringing endorsement by one of the Catalan club's legendary players following his debut Barca goal on Tuesday - his namesake Luis Suarez. The elder Suarez played for Barca in the 1950s and early 60s, winning France Football's Ballon d'Or in 1960 before...
  • Xavi fundamental to Barca says coach Luis Enrique 3 days ago

    Barcelona's Xavi has gone from a being a bit part figure to once again leading the midfield and coach Luis Enrique believes he is now fundamental to the team as they prepare to face APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday. The veteran captain looked a dejected figure watching from the...
  • Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirms contract negotiations 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday that he is already negotiating a contract extension with the Spanish football club. Ancelotti expressed his contentment after leading the club to their 10th Champions League title last season and to the leadership of La Liga this current campaign, reports Xinhua. "I hope...
  • Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need surgery 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen may need an operation to cure his thigh injury, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Monday. The Belgium centre half is still waiting to make his competitive debut after joining from Arsenal in the close season and his signing is turning into something of an embarrassment...
  • Real Madrid to play at Melbourne Cricket Ground 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Real Madrid has been confirmed as one of three European teams to contest the International Champions Cup Australia tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next July. The 100,024-seat stadium will host matches on July 18, 21 and 24 when the International Champions Cup expands to including an Asia-Pacific tournament running...
  • What's next on Lionel Messi's record-breaking list 5 days ago

    Following is a selection of targets and achievements that still elude Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades ago. - One glaring absence from...
  • Lionel Messi breaks La Liga's all-time scoring record of 253 goals 5 days ago

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year. The previous mark was held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra since 1955, which...
  • Messi's hat-trick breaks scoring record in Spain as Barcelona thrash Sevilla 5 days ago

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to emphatically break the Spanish league's all-time scoring mark in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona's all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. Messi equaled Zarra's mark in the 21st minute and...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid's 4-0 win at Eibar 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the 19th and 20th time in the Spanish league this season after setting up Real Madrid's opening goal in a 4-0 win Saturday at Eibar to stay top of the table. Ronaldo has scored in all 11 league matches he has played in this campaign and...
  • Zinedine Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban 6 days ago

    Madrid: A Spanish sports court backed Zinedine Zidane's appeal against a three month ban from coaching Real Madrid's reserve team over his disputed qualifications. Spain's football federation imposed the ban at the end of October, arguing the former France midfielder did not have the right licence to coach in Spain. Real...
  • La Liga: Athletic Bilbao rise to ninth thanks to dynamic Aduriz 6 days ago

    Aritz Aduriz nodded the first goal and set up another as Athletic Bilbao beat Espanyol 3-1 to climb to ninth in La Liga on Friday. Bilbao were on top but needed some luck to take the lead in the 29th minute when Aduriz's header deflected off Christian Stuani and went...
  • Late kickoffs in La Liga a culture shock for new Sociedad boss David Moyes 6 days ago

    New coach David Moyes says it will be something of a culture shock to have his first game in charge of struggling Real Sociedad at 10pm on a Saturday night, at Deportivo La Coruna. The former Manchester United boss replaced Jagoba Arrasate earlier this month and will have to adapt quickly...
  • Carlo Ancelotti earmarks Khedira as replacement for injured Modric 6 days ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar on Saturday. Khedira has made few starts this season, having suffered with a succession of injuries...
  • Court lifts Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban 6 days ago

    Madrid: A Spanish court has lifted Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, allowing the Real Madrid great to manage its reserve team. The same court had already suspended the ban this month while it considered its ruling. On Friday, it ruled in favor of Madrid's appeal of the three-month ban. The now-voided ban had...
  • Luis Enrique convinced Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is convinced Lionel Messi is happy at the club despite the Argentine hinting this week that he could be open to a move away from the Nou Camp. Messi said that ideally he would stay at Barca forever before adding that not everything happens in the...
  • Lionel Messi chases record amid stir over Barcelona exit 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi will chase the Spanish league scoring record on Saturday amid a state of near panic at Camp Nou caused by his comments that his future at Barcelona may not be secure. Barcelona host a strong Sevilla side on Saturday while trailing leader Real Madrid by two points. Madrid...
  • Andres Iniesta back in training before Sevilla clash 1 week ago

    Barcelona's Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was back in training on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a calf strain. Iniesta sustained the injury in last month's 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid in the La Liga 'Clasico' and although he has yet to be given the all-clear by the club's medical...
  • Luka Modric injury gives Carlo Ancelotti midfield problem November 20, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces a dilemma following an injury to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric when the leaders return to La Liga action after the international break at promoted Eibar on Saturday. Modric is likely to be out until at least January and replacing him with Spain playmaker Isco,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo November 20, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the third time, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo. The 29-year-old forward led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title in May and has already scored 18 goals from 10 La Liga matches this season, reports Xinhua. "I...
  • Lionel Messi's father plays down son's 'Barca exit' comments November 20, 2014

    Lionel Messi's father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona. Lionel Messi said in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday if it was up to him he would stay at the...
  • Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal November 19, 2014

    Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world. Real president Florentino Perez and Orlando Ayala, a Microsoft vice president, presented the platform at a ceremony at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital on...
  • Lionel Messi hints he may one day leave Barcelona November 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday "things can change a lot in soccer". The four-times World Player of the Year, who joined Barca's academy at the age of 13, has not...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario November 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...
  • Real Madrid's midfielder Luka Modric suffers injury blow November 18, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set to miss the rest of the year with a thigh injury, the La Liga leaders said in a statement on Monday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris Nemec's...
  • Lionel Messi should beat Cristiano Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or: Martino November 18, 2014

    Debates about who is world's best player will rage when Lionel Messi faces Cristiano Ronaldo as Argentina play Portugal at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but for Argentina coach Gerardo Martino there is only ever one choice. Barcelona's Messi and Real Madrid's Ronaldo continually go head-to-head to top the scoring charts in...
  • David Moyes arrives at Spanish club Real Sociedad November 13, 2014

    San Sebastian: Former Manchester United coach David Moyes has arrived in Spain to take over at Real Sociedad. The team posted photographs of Moyes at the club's Zubieta training ground watching the squad exercise in bright sunlight. Moyes is taking over from Jagoba Arrasate, who had earned only one win in 10...
  • Pep Guardiola rules out future Barcelona return November 12, 2014

    Madrid: Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has said that he has no intention of returning to the club. Guardiola, who is now at Bayern Munich, assured he would not be back in the dugout of the Catalan club where he grew as a player and where he had four successful years...
  • Barcelona get date for FIFA transfer ban appeal November 11, 2014

    Lausanne: Barcelona's appeal against a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA for breaking youth transfer rules will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on December 5. CAS says it will give a fast-track verdict before the transfer window opens in January. Barcelona protected itself against another possible legal defeat...