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  • Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent Yesterday

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday. Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the match and his frustration saw him first lash...
  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move 2 days ago

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says he is happy at the Bernabeu and has no intention of moving to Manchester United. Despite playing a significant role in Real winning their celebrated 10th European Cup and the King's Cup last season there has been talk of a move back to the Premier...
  • Valencia tie Spain striker Paco Alcacer until 2020 2 days ago

    Valencia: Valencia says Spain striker Paco Alcacer has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2020. The 21-year-old Alcacer is one of the Spain's most promising young talents. He has helped Valencia rise into fourth place in La Liga this season, and has eight goals...
  • Koke commits future to Atletico Madrid 2 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke says he is reluctant to leave the Spanish football club despite lucrative offers from abroad. English clubs Manchester United and Arsenal are believed to be interested in the playmaker. But the Spanish international, approaching his 200th club appearance ahead of his 23rd birthday, said he wants...
  • Arsenal's Joel Campbell joins Villarreal on loan 2 days ago

    London: Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has joined Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. The Costa Rican's move to Spain is part of a deal in which Arsenal are set to sign Villarreal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista, who has passed a medical in...
  • Dream come true to join Real Madrid: Lucas Silva 3 days ago

    Madrid: Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva, who was presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium by club chairman Florentino Perez, said it was his dream come true. Lucas posed with club directors at the event on Monday holding his new shirt with the number 16. "I am very happy...
  • Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. "When you are good friends and have a good relationship off the pitch, everything flows. My friendship with Leo is very strong...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression at Cordoba must be punished: Neymar 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba. Ronaldo was sent off on a straight red card for punching and kicking defender Edimar inside Cordoba's penalty area during a Spanish league clash....
  • Getafe beat Celta Vigo 2-1 in the Spanish league 3 days ago

    Madrid: A late goal by Pablo Sarabia gave Getafe a 2-1 comeback win against Celta Vigo in the Spanish league Monday. Charles had given the visitors the lead when he latched on to a long throw-in and beat Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina in the 15th minute. Alvaro Vazquez levelled with his third...
  • FIFA to investigate Real Madrid for transfer rule violation 4 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid could face the same transfer ban imposed on Barcelona after FIFA opened an investigation into their signings of under-age players. The suspicion in Spain is that the club is preparing for the worst after FIFA's exclusion of Barcelona from the transfer market for the next 12 months, reported...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga 4 days ago

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real Madrid 4 days ago

    Barcelona: A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas. Ronaldo was the inspiration behind that Spanish record-winning streak but he had one of his poorest matches in...
  • Arsenal have 'basis' of deal to sign Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista 5 days ago

    London: Arsenal have reached the "basis" of an agreement to sign Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista with Costa Rica winger Joel Campbell going the other way on loan, the Spanish club's Twitter feed said on Saturday. Brazilian Gabriel said goodbye to Villarreal fans ahead of their La Liga clash with Levante on...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo sees red in Madrid win; Messi nets 2 as Barca rolls 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking an opponent in Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba, and Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for a seventh straight season in the Spanish league on Saturday. Madrid completed its comeback when Gareth Bale converted an 89th-minute penalty, after Ronaldo was given a...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi seal Barcelona's 6-0 win over Elche 5 days ago

    Barcelona forwards Neymar and Lionel Messi scored doubles as Barcelona romped home to a massive 6-0 win over Elche on Saturday. Spanish defender Gerard Pique opened the scoring in the 35th minute to give Barcelona an early lead. Thereafter, the club's Argentine star Lionel Messi doubled their lead on a penalty...
  • Real Madrid win 2-1 against Cordoba after Ronaldo sees red for kicking 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as leaders Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday thanks to late Gareth Bale penalty. The Portuguese kicked out at defender Edimar with seven minutes to go as Real struggled to create chances but they were gifted the win when a Bale...
  • Torres' return to Atletico Madrid good for him and Spain: Del Bosque 6 days ago

    Madrid: Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has expressed his delight at the return of striker Fernando Torres to La Liga holders Atletico Madrid and has predicted that it will be good "for him" and also for the national football team as it will be easier to keep track of the...
  • In-form Barcelona putting off-field woes behind them 6 days ago

    Madrid: Barcelona's recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season. Wednesday's 1-0 King's Cup quarter-final, first leg win at home to Atletico Madrid was Barca's...
  • Sevilla, Valencia battle for Champions League spot 6 days ago

    Madrid: With the top three expected to win comfortably on Saturday, the weekend's standout game in La Liga is Sunday's clash between two ambitious teams fighting to secure a lucrative Champions League berth. Valencia, in fifth, host fourth-placed Sevilla with only a point separating them at the halfway stage of the...
  • Dream come true to join Real Madrid: Martin Odegaard 1 week ago

    Madrid: Martin Odegaard, Spanish football giants Real Madrid's newest recruit, said he feels "no pressure" after joining the club from Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset. "I don't feel pressure. Playing for Real Madrid is very different to playing for my previous team. I'll try to fully enjoy this dream. I've trained a lot....
  • Real Madrid agree to sign Brazil midfielder Lucas Silva 1 week ago

    Cruzeiro have agreed to sell defensive midfielder Lucas Silva to Real Madrid, the Brazilian champions said on Thursday. Spanish media reported the fee would be around 15 million euros ($17.4 million). Silva, 21, is considered to be one of Brazil's most promising young players and has represented his country at junior...
  • Real Madrid sign 16-year-old Norwegian wonder kid Martin Odegaard January 22, 2015

    Real Madrid have agreed to sign teenage Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard from Stromsgodset pending a medical, the La Liga club said on Wednesday. Real did not give details of financial terms but Spanish media reported they had agreed to pay around 3 million euros ($3.5 million) for the 16-year-old. He will be...
  • Manchester United second richest club in world despite nightmare season January 22, 2015

    A leap in commercial and broadcast revenue lifted Manchester United into second place behind Real Madrid on the list of the world's richest clubs in 2013-14, according to Deloitte's latest Football Money League. Despite a poor season on the pitch, United's income surged to 518 million euros ($599.4 million), from 424...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo can overtake Messi to win more Ballon d'Or: Zidane January 20, 2015

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has more to give in the future and will end up winning more Ballon d'Or titles than rival Barcelona star Lionel Messi. "Ronaldo will win more Ballons d'Or," he told Goal.com on Monday. A week ago in Zurich, the 29-year-old Portuguese striker...
  • Barcelona's Douglas out for 4 weeks due to injury January 19, 2015

    Barcelona say Brazilian right-back Douglas will be sidelined for up to a month after he tore a muscle in his left leg in training on Sunday. The 24-year-old was not selected for Sunday's league match at Deportivo La Coruna that Barcelona won 4-0. Douglas has made one start in four appearances this...
  • Fernando Torres finds different Atletico Madrid beast on return January 19, 2015

    Madrid: When Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid for Liverpool in 2007, the idea of the Spanish capital's second club being favourites to beat record winners Barcelona in a two-legged King's Cup tie would have been unthinkable. Now that the 30-year-old Spain forward is back in his boyhood team on loan, he...
  • La Liga: Lionel Messi nets 30th hat-trick as Barcelona crush Deportivo 4-0 January 19, 2015

    Lionel Messi scored his 30th career hat-trick in all competitions as Barcelona tore Deportivo apart 4-0 at the Riazor. Messi hit twice in the first half to end the game as a contest in short order before a brilliantly-hit third silenced all recent concerns that he was unhappy and wants to...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Getafe January 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid moved four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring either side of a Gareth Bale strike in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday. It was hardly a vintage performance from the European champions, who have stumbled at the start of...
  • Valencia win as late goals abound in La Liga January 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Alvaro Negredo struck with a header seven minutes from time to secure a 3-2 victory over Almeria to start an exciting Saturday of late winners in the Spanish league. Two other matches were decided in the final minutes, as Felipe Caicedo netted in the 89th to snatch Espanyol a 1-0...