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  • Levante draw Espanyol 2-2 in the Spanish league 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Valencia: Levante twice came from a goal down to hold Espanyol to a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league on Friday. Victor Casadesus salvaged a point for the host when took a pass from Juan Francisco Garcia to score in the 88th minute. Espanyol midfielder Lucas Vazquez opened the scoring when he...
  • La Liga: Barcelona need to avoid another slip against Valencia 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona need to avoid a repeat of their slip against Valencia last season to protect their lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona enter the match at Camp Nou strengthened by their 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, with two spectacular goals from Luis Suarez, in the first leg of...
  • Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona Yesterday

    Madrid: Peter Lim's takeover of Valencia has given the club's long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire's investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again. Saturday's La Liga game at leaders Barcelona is another chance for coach Nuno and the players...
  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea to play in US in pre-season tour 2 days ago

    Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday. The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America's Major League Soccer. Barcelona, 22-times...
  • La Liga: Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk 3 days ago

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has sought to play down Neymar's petulant reaction when the Brazil forward was substituted in Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Sevilla. Neymar, who scored a superb free kick to make it 2-0 to Barca after Lionel Messi's opener, was clearly furious at being replaced by...
  • La Liga: Valencia pushing Atletico hard in battle for third 4 days ago

    Madrid: Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the fight for third place in La Liga when a 3-0 derby victory at home to Levante on Monday lifted the Singapore-owned club to within a point of the champions with seven games left. Paco Alcacer nodded Valencia in front from...
  • La Liga: Villarreal held by Getafe as Musacchio suffers injury 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Villarreal's slide continued as a Diego Castro header gave Getafe a 1-1 draw in La Liga on Sunday but the match was overshadowed by a serious injury to Mateo Musacchio. The Villarreal defender was carried off on a stretcher with 13 minutes to go after his ankle buckled when...
  • Mateo Musacchio injures ankle in Villarreal draw at Getafe 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio suffered a gruesome ankle injury near the end of a 1-1 draw at Getafe in the Spanish league on Sunday. The Argentine center back was running after the ball in the 76th minute when his left ankle doubled completely over, sending him to the turf in...
  • Barcelona need to rediscover defensive solidity for title charge 5 days ago

    Barcelona need to rediscover the defensively solidity that has underpinned their championship charge alongside their sharp attack after an error by Gerard Pique in the drawn match against Sevilla reduced their lead to two points at the top of La Liga. Pique has looked assured and led from the back over...
  • La Liga: Barcelona squander two-goal lead to draw at Sevilla 6 days ago

    Barcelona stumble to a 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Saturday, letting Real Madrid pull within two points of the Spanish league leader. Messi and Neymar both scored stunning strikes to give Barcelona a commanding lead just after the half-hour mark at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. But Ever Banega pulled one back against the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again as Real Madrid win to pressure Barcelona 6 days ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his Spanish league-leading 38th goal of the season to help Real Madrid ease to a 3-0 win over Eibar on Saturday and keep the pressure on Barcelona. Madrid pulled to within one point of leader Barcelona which later visits a Sevilla side that hasn't lost at home...
  • Big weekend in La Liga as Real Madrid hope to close gap with Barcelona 6 days ago

    Madrid: The La Liga is heading for one of its most important weekends of the season as the sides prepare for the 31st round of games with hardly time to rest following the week's midweek fixtures. Real Madrid will almost certainly have a red ring around Saturday in their calendar as...
  • Gareth Bale absence, suspensions force Real Madrid reshuffle for Eibar game 1 week ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be rested for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, meaning the Welshman joins suspended midfielders Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez on the sidelines. Ancelotti said he had not made a final decision on who would come...
  • Barcelona's Jordi Alba fit for La Liga clash at Sevilla 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona have Jordi Alba available for Saturday's game at fifth-placed Sevilla after the Spain left back completed his recovery from a leg muscle injury, the La Liga leaders said on Friday. "The defender is healthy again after suffering a right adductor injury in Spain's Euro 2016 qualifier versus Ukraine (last...
  • Dani Alves to leave Barcelona at season end, says agent 1 week ago

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona have been hit by the news that Brazilian international rightback Dani Alves will not be renewing his contract and plans to leave the club when his current deal expires at the end of the season. Alves' agent Dinorah Santana gave the news at a press conference on Friday,...
  • Aritz Aduriz's late goal gives Athletic Bilbao 1-1 draw with Valencia April 10, 2015

    Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao's Aritz Aduriz scored in the last minute to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Valencia in the Spanish league on Thursday. The striker tapped in a shot that had come off the post as his team pushed for an equalizer following the dismissal of Valencia's Nicolas...
  • Deportivo name former player Victor Sanchez del Amo coach April 9, 2015

    A Coruna: Suggling Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna have hired former player Victor Sanchez del Amo as their new coach. Sanchez del Amo was named manager on Thursday, a day after predecessor Victor Fernandez was fired following a 1-1 draw at home with bottom-side Cordoba. As a player, Sanchez del Amo helped...
  • Deportivo La Coruna fire coach after draw with bottom side Cordoba April 9, 2015

    Deportivo La Coruna have fired coach Victor Fernandez after a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Cordoba on Wednesday left the Galician club hovering just above the La Liga relegation places. "The board of directors has informed Victor Fernandez that from tonight he is no longer the first team coach,"...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona win as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo score April 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Spanish league leader Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo later made sure that Real Madrid stayed in contention for the league title by scoring his competition-leading 37th goal of the season in...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Almeria April 9, 2015

    Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday, keeping the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league title race. Barcelona's 20th win in 21 games in 2015 lifted them seven points clear at the top of...
  • Valencia coach expects protracted Champions League fight April 8, 2015

    Madrid: The battle between Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla for a lucrative Champions League berth will go down thtoe wire, Valencia coach Nuno predicted on Wednesday as his side prepare for Thursday's La Liga match at Athletic Bilbao. Leaders Barcelona and second-placed Real Madrid look destined to finish in the...
  • Atletico Madrid hard on Sociedad's heels, Sevilla down Levante April 8, 2015

    Atletico Madrid made a typically aggressive start to lay the foundations for a 2-0 victory at home to mid-table Real Sociedad on Tuesday that lifted the champions to within two points of second-placed Real Madrid. Diego Simeone's men came roaring out of the blocks at the Calderon and, after Arda Turan...
  • Gareth Bale doubtful for Real Madrid's La Liga clash at Rayo April 7, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has a foot problem and could miss Wednesday's La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano when Real will look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Bale's absence, if confirmed, would allow Ancelotti to put off having to make a...
  • Mario Mandzukic out of Atletico's game against Sociedad April 6, 2015

    Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has an ankle problem and will miss Tuesday's La Liga game at home to mid-table Real Sociedad, coach Diego Simeone said on Monday. Mandzukic made little impact for the champions in Saturday's 2-0 win at bottom side Cordoba before making way for Fernando Torres after just...
  • Selection headache for Carlo Ancelotti before Rayo Vallecano game April 6, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing a midfield selection conundrum for Wednesday's La Liga match across town at Rayo Vallecano as the European champions look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Second-placed Real, who hammered Granada 9-1 on Sunday with Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo netting his first five-goal...
  • Barcelona edge past Celta Vigo 1-0 in La Liga April 6, 2015

    Jeremy Mathieu scored a brilliant header to lead Barcelona to a narrow 1-0 victory against Celta Vigo at the Balaidos stadium on Sunday. Barcelona had to work much harder at Celta Vigo, but Mathieu scored in the 73rd minute to eke out a 1-0 victory that maintained their advantage with nine...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores five as Real Madrid hammer Granada 9-1 April 5, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo struck the quickest hat-trick of his career on his way to netting five goals in Real Madrid's 9-1 drubbing of second-from-bottom Granada on Sunday which took Real to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes after Gareth Bale...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid leapfrog Valencia in battle for third April 5, 2015

    Atletico Madrid turned up the heat on Valencia in the battle for La Liga's third automatic Champions League berth when club top scorer Antoine Griezmann set them on the way to a 2-0 stroll at bottom side Cordoba on Saturday. The victory for the champions at Cordoba's El Arcangel stadium in...
  • La Liga: Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao to stay in hunt for 4th place April 4, 2015

    Barcelona: Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 at home on Saturday to stay in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Spanish league. Aleix Vidal headed a long pass over onrushing goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz before slotting the ball into the open net for the third-minute lead. Carlos Bacca then finished off a...