La Liga

  • Atletico Madrid hang on to beat promoted Eibar 2-1 in La Liga 6 hours 46 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid held on to beat Eibar 2-1 on Saturday to record an unconvincing first win of the Spanish league season as the defending champions continue to struggle without suspended coach Diego Simeone. Atletico received the trophy as champions of last season before the match to the delight of the...
  • Alex Song joins West Ham on loan from Barcelona 20 hours 21 minutes ago

    Spain: Alex Song is returning to the Premier League after Barcelona agreed to loan the Cameroon midfielder to West Ham. Barcelona say they have loaned Song out for this season. Song played for Arsenal for five seasons before joining Barcelona in 2011. He made 65 appearances in two seasons with Barcelona, mainly...
  • Barcelona rest Iniesta for Villarreal clash, Neymar returns 21 hours 12 minutes ago

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, nursing a knee injury, will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Villarreal, his club confirmed on Saturday. "Iniesta will miss tomorrow's game against Villarreal with an injury to his left knee," Barcelona said in a statement. Neymar, who missed the opening day victory at home to Elchethrough an...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Real Madrid's clash with Sociedad 21 hours 17 minutes ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday to allow him fully recover from injuries, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Portuguese has struggled with injuries since the back end of last season and has also not been called up by Portugal for the...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's visit to Sociedad 21 hours 20 minutes ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo won't play in Real Madrid's first away game of the Spanish league season after Portugal ruled him unfit for their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the Ballon d'Or winner out of his squad for Sunday's game at Real Sociedad. Ancelotti says "we preferred...
  • Valencia romp to 3-0 win over 10-man Malaga Yesterday

    Valencia's Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the first-half dismissal of Malaga's Sergi Darder to win 3-0 at the Mestalla on Friday. Malaga had the better of the opening stages and Roque Santa Cruz failed to make the most of a...
  • Bayern Munich complete transfer for Xabi Alonso 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid says they had completed the sale of midfielder Xabi Alonso to German champion Bayern Munich. Bayern had said on Thursday they were close to inking the deal for the former Spanish international. The 32-year-old Alonso will help fill the void left by the injury to fellow Spaniard Javi Martinez. Alonso...
  • Bayern Munich set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid 3 days ago

    Munich: A Bayern Munich official says the Bundesliga champions are set to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid. Bayern financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen says Alonso was expected in Munich on Thursday for his medical. Alonso and Bayern have "in principle" agreed on a transfer and the two clubs are "in...
  • Federico Fazio joins Tottenham from Sevilla 3 days ago

    London: Tottenham has signed Argentina defender Federico Fazio from Spanish side Sevilla on a four-year deal. The Premier League club announced the signing on Wednesday without disclosing the fee, which is reported in the British media to be 8 million pounds ($13.25 million). Fazio will provide added competition at center back, where...
  • Barcelona confirm five-year deal with defender Douglas 4 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Brazilian defender Douglas for 4,000,000 euros. In a statement, the Catalan club said a performance-based clause could add a further 1,500,000 euros to the transfer fee, as reported. Sao Paulo hold 60 per cent of the player's economic rights with the balance held...
  • Barcelona extend contract of Javier Mascherano 4 days ago

    FC Barcelona announced on Tuesday that the Spanish football giants have reached an agreement to extend the contract of Argentinean midfielder, Javier Mascherano until the summer of 2018. The move ensures the continuity of the Argentinean, who can play in central midfield, but has spent his recent seasons with Barcelona in...
  • Atletico Madrid coach Simeone suspended for eight games 5 days ago

    Spanish champion Atletico Madrid will have to find a way to win without their inspirational coach for the next month. The Spanish football federation suspended Atletico coach Diego Simeone for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on...
  • Manchester United agree record British transfer for Angel Di Maria 5 days ago

    Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) to secure Angel di Maria from Real Madrid and are set to announce his transfer officially on Tuesday, British media reported. The Argentina winger arrived in Manchester on Monday and would have a medical test later...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo seals Real Madrid's 2-0 win to open league 5 days ago

    Barcelona: A bullet header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike allowed Real Madrid kick off their La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Cordoba. Benzema struck on the half-hour with a badly needed goal, having only scored once in the previous 15 games. Cordoba did...
  • Lionel Messi back to old self under new Barcelona coach 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Bad World Cup memories be gone. Lionel Messi is back to his match-winning self. Not even a black cat - regarded as unlucky in Spain and other cultures - zigzagging across his path on Sunday could stop Messi from sending the message that the four-time world player of the year...
  • Barcelona made errors over youth transfers, says president 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona made errors in the transfer of under-age players but will go to CAS over the severity of the FIFA transfer ban for two consecutive windows, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Sunday. FIFA upheld a decision last Wednesday to sanction the Catalan club for breaching rules on the international...
  • Deal still not confirmed but Alonso wishes Di Maria luck at Man United 6 days ago

    The Spain international and Real Madrid teammate, Xabi Alonso has wished the winger well at Old Trafford, with the Argentine ace set to complete a big-money transfer to the Red Devils in the next few days Xabi Alonso has bid farewell Angel Di Maria, who is reportedly on the verge of...
  • Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona defeat Elche 3-0 6 days ago

    Spain: Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last season's disappointments behind him. Messi used a signature burst of speed to dribble free...
  • Injured Neymar to miss Barcelona's opening game with Elche 6 days ago

    Neymar will miss Barcelona's opening game of the La Liga season against Elche on Sunday with an ankle sprain, the club has confirmed. "Despite the positive evolution of the grade one sprain to his left ankle he will be absent from tonight's game," read a statement from the club. Neymar was only...
  • Angel Di Maria on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti 6 days ago

    Angel Di Maria is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Sunday. "Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club," Ancelotti said. "We are thankful for what he has done at this...
  • Manchester United agree British record fee for Angel Di Maria: reports 1 week ago

    Manchester: Manchester United are finalising a British record deal for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria. The reports in England and Spain say Di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer - after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him. United will pay Real Madrid...
  • La Liga: New season of hope for big teams Barcelona, Real Madrid 1 week ago

    Barcelona: The Spanish league opens this weekend with the three main title contenders - Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona - all facing smaller clubs they will be expected to beat. Defending champion Atletico Madrid have the most challenging matchup, playing at Rayo Vallecano, while the two traditional powerhouses start the...
  • Malaga beat Bilbao 1-0 to kick off Spanish league 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Malaga held on to beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 to kick off the Spanish league on Saturday after new coach Javi Gracia's winning debut was almost spoiled by two of his players earning red cards in a wild finale. Gracia's first victory with Malaga was followed by positive starts for Valencia...
  • Atletico coach still believes league title defence impossible August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 1-0 on Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 2-1 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season. Mario...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid to lift Spanish Super Cup August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Supercup 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of the competition in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Friday night. Following a 1-1 draw in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tuesday night, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti made several changes to...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar injures left ankle August 22, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar could miss Barcelona's league opener this weekend after spraining his left ankle in training. Barcelona said in a statement on Friday that the Brazil star complained of pain in his ankle after a training session on Thursday and was later diagnosed with a "grade 1" sprain. It said "his...
  • Atletico Madrid can't compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona: Coach August 22, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists that despite their winning success last season, it's impossible for the team to compete against economic powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season saw Simeone lead Atletico to the BBVA Primera Liga title and to the final of the Champions League, where they...
  • Mascherano backs Messi after World Cup disappointment August 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Javier Mascherano hasbacked his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season. Messi was named the best player at the World Cup after Argentina lost the final to Germany, a decision that was widely questioned after the...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico August 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 1-1...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid August 21, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...