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  • TV rights law to improve competitiveness in La Liga 2 days ago

    Jordan: A Spanish football marketing executive says a new collective bargaining arrangement for TV rights will boost finances of poorer clubs and give them a better shot against giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in buying players. A law approved in Spain last week regulates rights to transmit first and second division...
  • Barcelona are a brilliant team, says Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has termed Barcelona a "brilliant team" after they thrashed Cordoba 8-0 on Saturday. "Barcelona are a brilliant team. Their attackers are very effective. They are all so good. It's no surprise they can score so many goals," Ancelotti was quoted as saying by goal.com. Ancelotti also...
  • Luis Suarez brings more than just goals to Barcelona attack 3 days ago

    Barcelona: After a slow start at Barcelona, Luis Suarez now has a strike rate comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while his selfless style has also helped instill a spirit of camaraderie within their deadly attack. In recent seasons, Barca's play was emphasised by their short-passing football but now it...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-2 3 days ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo hit a record-breaking 25th La Liga treble as Real Madrid won a tricky match at Sevilla 3-2 on Saturday. Barca moved a step closer to their fifth La Liga title in seven years but Real trail them by only two points with three games left in the season. Champions Atletico...
  • Luis Suarez grabs a hat-trick as Barcelona rout Cordoba 8-0 in La Liga 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi bagged a brace as Barcelona thrashed bottom side Cordoba 8-0 on Saturday to move a step closer to their fifth La Liga title in seven years. Barca have a five-point lead over Real Madrid, who face a tough away match against Sevilla...
  • I hope Neymar surpasses me, says Brazilian great Ronaldo 4 days ago

    Rio de Janerio: Brazil football great Ronaldo said he hopes Neymar overtakes his scoring records at both club and international level. Neymar's strike in Barcelona's 6-0 win over Getafe on Tuesday saw him equal Ronaldo's tally of 47 goals for the Catalan club, Xinhua reported. Now Ronaldo wants Neymar to eclipse his...
  • La Liga: Real Sociedad beat Levante 3-0 to end winless streak in Spain 4 days ago

    San Sebastian: Real Soceidad beat Levante 3-0 at home on Friday to give coach David Moyes a much-needed win in the final stretch of the Spanish league season. Sociedad's first victory in seven rounds provisionally lifted them into 11th place with another three games remaining. Xabi Prieto set up Sociedad's opening goal...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid face tough test at Sevilla 4 days ago

    Real Madrid have defied injuries to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona and notched up over 100 La Liga goals but they now face arguably the toughest test of their title charge in an away match to Sevilla on Saturday. While Barca's attacking trident have hit a club record 102 goals...
  • Barcelona coach warns of Cordoba threat to title charge 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has warned of the potential threat to the La Liga leaders' title charge posed by a Cordoba side who are five points adrift at the bottom and on the brink of relegation. Barca, who hit six goals past Getafe without reply on Tuesday, play at the...
  • Gareth Bale rejoins Real Madrid training 5 days ago

    Madrid: Spanish football giants Real Madrid's forward Gareth Bale rejoined the team's training session after recovering from his recent muscle injury, proving to Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti that he can feature in Saturday's match against Sevilla in La Liga. Bale can now return to the field after being sidelined for 12...
  • Casillas prefers Champions League title over La Liga 5 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas said he would prefer to win the Champions League over La Liga and emphasised the merit of 'Los Blancos' to become the first club to win the Champions League for two consecutive seasons. "Real Madrid fans are particularly fond of the European cup. If you're...
  • Valencia's Champions League bid hit by Rayo draw 5 days ago

    Valencia dropped more points in their pursuit of a Champions League place with a Dani Parejo free-kick rescuing a 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano as both sides finished with 10 men after a stormy La Liga clash on Thursday. Fourth-placed Valencia, who have just two wins from their last six games,...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid beat Almeria 3-0 to stay two points behind Barcelona 6 days ago

    Barcelona: James Rodriguez scored a stunning goal to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Almeria on Wednesday that kept his side two points behind leader Barcelona in the final stretch of the Spanish league title race. Rodriguez snapped Madrid out of their lethargic first-half performance by volleying home a...
  • Real Madrid deny reports of transfer ban by FIFA 1 week ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid has denied a Spanish media report saying FIFA would punish the team for breaking rules regarding the signing of youth players. In a statement on Wednesday, Madrid says the report is "absolutely false" and that the club has not violated any rules. Cadena SER radio reported that FIFA would...
  • Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann aims to get better 1 week ago

    New Delhi: He is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the La Liga scoring chart this season but Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is not overawed at being spoken of in the same breath as the two superstars, saying his aim is to get better than the rest. The...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez on target as Barcelona rout Getafe 6-0 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Getafe 6-0 on Tuesday to stay on course to reclaim the Spanish league title. Barcelona's ninth win in 10 rounds provisionally lifted it five points clear of Real Madrid before the second-place side hosts Almeria on Wednesday. There will...
  • Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez a dilemma for Real Madrid April 28, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid have a tough decision to make in the next few days as the club decide whether or not to take up the option to buy Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez. Hernandez, whose nickname 'Chicharito' means 'little pea' (because of his green eyes) joined Real Madrid on loan from...
  • Valencia beat lowly Granada 4-0 in Spanish league April 28, 2015

    Valencia: Two goals in each half gave Valencia a 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Granada in the Spanish league on Monday. Granada had managed to slow the host's pace in the first half until Javier Fuego rose to head in from a corner in the 26th minute. Antonio Barragan earned a penalty for...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid battling hard to thwart Barcelona treble charge April 28, 2015

    Real Madrid have never won the Spanish treble and are fighting tooth and nail in La Liga to prevent arch-rivals Barcelona scooping Champions League and domestic league and Cup titles for a second time. Barca became the first, and so far only, Spanish side to achieve the feat in 2009 and...
  • Vermaelen will have to win his place, says Barca coach April 27, 2015

    Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will have to win a place in the team like any other player now that he finally appears to have put his long-term injury woes behind him, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday. The Belgium centre back sustained a hamstring injury at last year's World Cup in...
  • I enjoy playing for Real Madrid: Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez April 27, 2015

    Madrid: Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez says he is enjoying life at Spanish football club Real Madrid despite having been just a bit-part player for much of the season. The forward joined Real on loan from Premier League club Manchester United last season but has only started thrice in the league so far. However,...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid win 4-2 thriller at Celta Vigo to stay in title hunt April 27, 2015

    Javier Hernandez scored twice as Real Madrid fought back for a thrilling 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday to keep the pressure on Spanish league leader Barcelona. Four days after Hernandez's late goal put Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, the Mexico striker struck a brace to help an injury-depleted...
  • Malaga held 1-1 by Deportivo at home in La Liga April 26, 2015

    Barcelona: Malaga was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Deportivo La Coruna Sunday as both failed to end winless streaks in the Spanish league. Forward Nordin Amrabat scored from outside the area to give Malaga the lead two minutes after halftime. But Oriol Riera headed in Lucas Perez's free kick...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi help Barcelona win, Atletico Madrid beat Elche April 26, 2015

    Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as 10-man Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 on Saturday while Antoine Griezmann's double helped Atletico Madrid beat Elche 3-0. Brazil's Neymar followed his two goals against Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol April 25, 2015

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's...
  • La Liga: Bilbao push Cordoba closer to relegation with 1-0 win April 25, 2015

    Cordoba: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria scored with a deflected shot to secure a 1-0 win at last-place Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Cordoba's 15th straight game without a win left them eight points from safety before the rest of the teams play this round. Etxebarria's shot went in...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests April 24, 2015

    Sant Joan Despi: A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said. On the eve of their La Liga game against Espanyol, and...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid face tough away games in Spanish league April 24, 2015

    Barcelona: Having booked their spots in the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona and Real Madrid now face tough away fixtures in the Spanish league this weekend with just two points separating the title rivals as the season enters the final stretch. After their 5-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona will aim...
  • Lionel Messi can play for Barcelona till his retirement, says club President April 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Tuesday said he would like star player Lionel Messi to play for the club until his retirement. The Argentine has been at the club since he was 13, making his way through the youth system to win six Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and...