LA LIGA

  • La Liga: Suarez finally scores, Lionel Messi nets brace in Barca win 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 20 minutes ago

    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 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Concussed Sami Khedira released from hospital December 3, 2014

    Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been released from hospital after spending a night under observation due to a concussion sustained in Tuesday's King's Cup game at home to Cornella. Khedira collided with Cornella midfielder David Garcia shortly after halftime at the Bernabeu and after playing on for a few minutes...
  • Barcelona to rest regulars for King's Cup game December 2, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is planning to give some of the lesser lights in his squad a chance to impress when the record winners play at third-tier Huesca in the King's Cup on Wednesday. "It's a good chance to see players who have not had many minutes," Luis Enrique told...
  • La Liga: Kakuta gives Rayo Vallecano 1-0 win at Almeria December 2, 2014

    Almeria: Gael Kakuta scored with four minutes to play to give Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 win at Almeria in the Spanish league on Monday. The forward, who is on loan from Chelsea, used one touch to volley home Alberto Bueno's well-placed cross after Manucho had headed the ball forward to...
  • Valencia plan life ban for fan who threw bottle at Lionel Messi December 2, 2014

    Valencia will hand out a life ban when they identify the fan who hit Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle, the club said on Monday. Messi was celebrating Barca's 94th-minute winner with his team mates near the corner flag at the Mestalla stadium on Sunday...
  • Valencia vow to banish fan who threw bottle at Messi December 1, 2014

    Valencia will banish a fan who hit Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on the head with a plastic bottle on Sunday for life once they have been identified, the club said on Monday. Messi was celebrating Barca's 94th-minute winner with his team mates near the corner flag when someone threw the bottle...
  • Spain soccer fan clash leaves 1 dead, 11 injured December 1, 2014

    Madrid: One man died and 11 others suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out outside Atletico Madrid's soccer stadium between its fans and those of visiting team Deportivo La Coruna, officials said Sunday. Madrid's Clinico San Carlos hospital said a man died of injuries sustained in the clash between rival...
  • Sergio Busquets scores as Barcelona beat Valencia 1-0 in La Liga December 1, 2014

    Sergio Busquets' goal deep in injury time to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Valencia that was overshadowed by a fan's death following a violent clash between supporters of Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. Busquets blasted in a rebound to secure the victory at Mestalla Stadium that kept...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid up to second after home win over Deportivo November 30, 2014

    Atletico Madrid climbed above Barcelona into second in La Liga when Saul Niguez and Arda Turan fired the champions to a 2-0 win at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. The match at the Calderon was overshadowed by a street battle between dozens of rival fans a few hours before...
  • Carlo Ancelotti in dreamland after Real Madrid set club win record November 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he felt like he was dreaming after watching his team secure a club record 16th consecutive victory with Saturday's 2-1 success at Malaga in La Liga. Ancelotti's side have won all their games across the Spanish top flight, the Champions League and the King's...
  • Real Madrid set club record with 16th consecutive win November 30, 2014

    Real Madrid won their 16th straight match - a historic record - to down the hometown Malaga squad unbeaten at La Rosaleda stadium until now. From the opening minutes, Malaga handed over the initiative and the ball to Real Madrid. Malaga on defence had Rosales on the right and the Ivory Coast's...