LA LIGA

  • Fernando Torres to return to Atletico Madrid on loan 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Madrid: Spain forward Fernando Torres has agreed to return to Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season, seven and a half years after leaving his boyhood club, the La Liga champions said on Monday. Torres, 30, has been struggling for goals since joining Chelsea...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid, says agent 2 days ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has ruled out a Manchester United return, claiming the Portuguese winger will retire at Real Madrid. And Mendes, on Friday, even went so far as to claim that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time, and his club should retire the famous number 7...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 2 days ago

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...
  • Fernando Torres poised to re-join Atletico Madrid 4 days ago

    London: Fernando Torres is poised to re-join boyhood club Atletico Madrid after they outlined a deal with AC Milan that should see Alessio Cerci go in the opposite direction. Torres is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but has failed to impress and Atletico are convinced they can rekindle the player...
  • Khedira would be happy to extend Real Madrid contract 5 days ago

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has indicated he would be happy to extend his contract with Real Madrid beyond June 2015 if an agreement can be reached. Khedira, whose season has been disrupted by injuries, is not a first-choice starter under coach Carlo Ancelotti, with Germany team mate Toni Kroos, Croatia international...
  • Early 2015 crucial for Real Sociedad's Europe goal, says David Moyes 6 days ago

    Madrid: Real Sociedad will know early in the New Year whether their goal of securing a lucrative berth in Europe for next season is viable, according to coach David Moyes. The Basque club, who have been weakened by a need to cash in on a number of their best players in...
  • James Rodriguez most searched athlete on Google in 2014 1 week ago

    Madrid: Colombia's football star James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete on Google during 2014. Rodriguez, who had an outstanding Brazil 2014 World Cup and was then signed by Spanish giants Real Madrid in a big money move, was the most searched athlete on Google, said Colombia's local press cited by...
  • Manchester City and Barcelona turn heat up on leaders 1 week ago

    Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points but Chelsea can regain their...
  • Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup December 21, 2014

    Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans. Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all...
  • La Liga: Suarez finally scores, Lionel Messi nets brace in Barca win December 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez's long wait for a goal in the Spanish league finally ended when he added to Lionel Messi's brace to give Barcelona a 5-0 win over Cordoba on Saturday. After putting Barcelona ahead two minutes in at Camp Nou, Pedro Rodriguez passed in the 53rd for Suarez to net...
  • Neymar recovers from ankle injury December 20, 2014

    Madrid: Brazilian striker Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and is available to face Cordoba in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday night. The club said that Neymar trained normally on Friday, reports Xinhua. Neymar missed the match against Getafe last weekend with the two teams tied 0-0. Neymar has scored 11...
  • Barcelona need goals to keep pace with Real Madrid December 20, 2014

    Madrid: With Real Madrid still playing at the Club World Cup in Morocco, Barcelona will have a chance to close the gap on the Spanish leaders on Saturday. Madrid was due to play Sevilla, but the match will be played at a later date because the Champions League winners have reached...
  • Neymar sued by Santos supporter for joining Barcelona December 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona football star Neymar has been sued by a supporter of his former club Santos for quiting the Brazilian team for the Spanish side, according to reports in Brazil. Brazilian lawyer and a lifelong Santos fan Luciano Pereira Caparroz has sued Neymar for signing a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona before...
  • David Moyes wants more improvement from Real Sociedad players December 15, 2014

    David Moyes has seen signs of progress at Real Sociedad since he took over last month, but believes that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Moyes was denied victory in his first Basque derby on Sunday when Sociedad let slip an early lead and drew 1-1 at home...
  • La Liga: Villarreal end Atletico's home unbeaten run December 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Villarreal ended Atletico Madrid's streak of 27 straight home games without a loss in the Spanish league after striker Luciano Vietto scored late to grab a 1-0 win on Sunday. Vietto received a pass and used a quick change of foot to shed Diego Godin before firing the winner past...
  • La Liga: Barcelona held to goalless stalemate at Getafe December 13, 2014

    Madrid: Barcelona lost ground on Real Madrid when they turned in an uninspired performance and slipped to a 0-0 draw at rain-lashed Getafe on Saturday that left them four points behind the in-form La Liga leaders. Real jetted off to the Club World Cup in Morocco after Friday's 4-1 win at...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar sidelined for Getafe game December 13, 2014

    Barcelona say Neymar will miss Saturday's Spanish league match against Getafe as a precaution because of a sore left ankle. In a statement released Friday, the Catalan club said the Brazil star's recovery would be monitored to determine when he can begin training again. Neymar, who scored in Barcelona's comeback 3-1 win...
  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid defeat Almeria 4-1 in La Liga December 13, 2014

    Two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid stretch their Spanish record winning streak to 20 matches as it beat Almeria 4-1 in the league on Friday. Madrid bettered the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06 when they beat Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday. Francisco "Isco" Alarcon...
  • Unpredictability is key for Barcelona, says Luis Enrique December 12, 2014

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique introduced a new system against Paris St Germain in the Champions League and will continue to alter tactics as they prepare to face Getafe on Saturday. Barca side are on a strong run and achieved their eighth win in a row when they came from behind to...
  • Real Madrid look to continue record winning streak in La Liga December 12, 2014

    Madrid: Fresh from setting a Spanish record with their 19th straight win, Real Madrid can take a step toward the overall record by beating Almeria on Friday. Madrid beat Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the Champions League, bettering the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06. The world record of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo December 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football great Ronaldo described Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring run as "unthinkable", and said the Portuguese forward is a clear favourite for the Ballon d'Or award. Ronaldo has scored 32 goals in 26 matches in all competitions this season for Spanish giants Real Madrid and is in...
  • Rodriguez injury could prompt Real Madrid to dip into transfer market December 8, 2014

    An injury to playmaker James Rodriguez could prompt Real Madrid to dip into the transfer market next month and they are interested in Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva among others, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Tests have confirmed Rodriguez suffered a calf strain in Saturday's La Liga win at home to...
  • La Liga: Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona thrash Espanyol 5-1 December 7, 2014

    Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to reach the 400-goal mark for Barcelona and spark his team's 5-1 comeback victory over Espanyol in Sunday's Catalan capital derby, keeping the winners in second place in the Spanish league. Messi matched Cristiano Ronaldo's three-goal performance in Real Madrid's win the day before to...
  • La Liga: Barcelona lifted by Iniesta return before derby December 7, 2014

    Barcelona have been boosted by the successful return from injury of talismanic playmaker Andres Iniesta as they prepare to host city rivals Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday. Iniesta played for the first time since damaging a calf muscle at the end of October in Wednesday's 4-0 King's Cup last-32, first...
  • Ronaldo sets a new hat-trick record as Real Madrid register their 18th straight win December 7, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo turned in another multi-goal performance by scoring three goals to lead Real Madrid to a record-tying 3-0 win over Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo's 21st, 22nd and 23rd goals through 14 rounds ensured Madrid claimed their 18th consecutive victory across all competitions, matching a...
  • Arsenal suit me better than Barcelona: Alexis Sanchez December 6, 2014

    London: Alexis Sanchez's ability to adapt to English football has been praised by his manager Arsene Wenger but the Chilean has admitted that he believes the Premier League is more suited to his style of play than La Liga. The 25-year-old Sanchez joined Arsenal last summer in a 30 million euros...
  • Manchester City to face Real Madrid in Melbourne friendly December 5, 2014

    English Premier League champions Manchester City will play European champions Real Madrid in an exhibition match next year at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, organisers said on Friday. The teams will play each other as part of the International Champions Cup, a series of pre-season matches involving top European clubs. A third...
  • Sergio Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City December 4, 2014

    London: Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club. The two attackers are said to be close friends having been together in the Argentina youth national squad and the senior team. Aguero, who was married to Giannina,...
  • Brazilian youngster Lucas Silva gets Real Madrid call December 4, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Highly rated Brazilian mid-fielder Lucas Silva revealed his agent has received a call from Real Madrid about a move to the Spanish club. In an interview with Sportv Wednesday, Silva said that his representative, Luiz Rocha, had told the 21-year-old to focus on playing for Brazilian club Cruzeiro...