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  • Lionel Messi aims for record vs Cristiano Ronaldo in clasico 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    Saturday's game between Real Madrid and Barcelona will last 90 minutes like any other, but this clash between the Spanish giants promises to be a classic among clasicos. Barcelona and Madrid almost always offer scintillating contests, and this one is set up to offer so much more. Not only can Lionel Messi...
  • Real Madrid against Barcelona: the 'Clasico' in numbers 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    The numbers behind Saturday's La Liga "Clasico" between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium. 1 - The number of 'Clasico' victories Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has presided over in three meetings since taking over from Jose Mourinho at the end of the 2012-13 season, a 2-1 win in April's...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...
  • El Clasico: Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut after biting ban 16 hours 16 minutes ago

    Luis Suarez's long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes on Saturday against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup. "(Suarez) will have some minutes for sure, how many is the million-dollar question," Barcelona manager Luis...
  • Match against Real Madrid always a battle: Andres Iniesta 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    Madrid: Barcelona mid-field maestro Andres Iniesta said that Saturday's much awaited Primera Liga football clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu is going to be to one of the toughest games as the two traditional rivals face-off for the first time this season. "It's always a battle. You have to...
  • Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico 2 days ago

    Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time LaLiga goals tally. His partnership with Neymar is blossoming this season after a slow start and he set...
  • Levante hire Lucas Alcazar as new coach to replace Mendilibar 3 days ago

    Valencia: Spanish club Levante has named Lucas Alcaraz to replace Jose Mendilibar after firing the coach earlier on Tuesday. Mendilibar replaced Joaquin Caparros this season but failed to maintain the same level of play, with the team scoring a league-low four goals through eight rounds and sitting next-to-last in the standings. Alcaraz,...
  • Levante fire coach Jose Mendilibar in Spain 3 days ago

    Levante have fired Jose Mendilibar, becoming the second Spanish club in as many days to remove a head coach. The 53-year-old Mendilibar replaced Joaquin Caparros this season but failed to maintain the same level of play, with the team scoring a league-low four goals through eight rounds and sitting next-to-last in...
  • I'm now showing Brazil form with Barcelona, says Neymar 4 days ago

    Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said on Monday that he was now feeling more relaxed. Neymar had a difficult first 2013-14 season in Spain with injuries and turmoil over his transfer fee, which was initially said to be worth 57.1 million euros ($72.92 million) by...
  • Luis Suarez feared Barcelona would not sign him after biting ban 4 days ago

    Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup. The Uruguayan signed for Barca from Liverpool for 81 million euros ($103.5 million) despite the ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini when playing against Italy...
  • La Liga: Sevilla move second in Spain, Valencia suffer first loss 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Sevilla scored twice in the second half to win 2-0 at Elche and rise into second place in the Spanish league after Deportivo La Coruna beat Valencia 3-0 to hand the visitor their first defeat of the season on Sunday. Sevilla took control of a drab match with goals by...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol, extend home unbeaten run 5 days ago

    Atletico Madrid brushed aside Espanyol 2-0 to extend their unbeaten home streak in the Spanish league to 24 games on Sunday, while Deportivo La Coruna beat Valencia 3-0 for its first defeat of the season. Atletico limited Espanyol to one shot on goal and earned 12 corners to just one for...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona defeat Eibar 3-0 6 days ago

    Lionel Messi edged one closer to La Liga's all-time goalscoring record as Barcelona easily beat Eibar 3-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi is now poised to equal Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that has stood since 1955 next week at rival Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo also...
  • Ronaldo brace helps Real Madrid thrash Levante 5-0 6 days ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to extend his scoring streak with Real Madrid to nine straight appearances and help win 5-0 at Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo opened from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before adding another goal in the 61st, increasing his league-leading tally to 15...
  • Brazilian starlet Lucas Silva 'ready' for Real Madrid move 1 week ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista says his Cruzeiro team-mate Lucas Silva is "ready" to join the Spanish giants should they make a move for the midfielder. The 21-year-old has also been linked to English club Chelsea but Baptista backed the Brazil under-23 international to be successful at...
  • La Liga: Manucho's late goal gives Rayo Vallecano 1-0 win at Granada 1 week ago

    Granada: Manucho scored deep in stoppage time to give Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 win at Granada in the Spanish league on Friday. With Rayo stalled in attack, Manucho went on in the 84th minute and finished off a last-gasp move when the Angolan striker swept Gael Kakuta's pass in off the...
  • Lionel Messi eyes fresh opportunity for La Liga goals record 1 week ago

    Lionel Messi will have another chance to match or surpass Telmo Zarra's six-decade-old La Liga scoring record of 251 goals when Barcelona host promoted Eibar on Saturday. The Argentina captain and four-times World Player of the Year has netted 249 times in the Spanish top flight since he played his first...
  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to miss Levante clash 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's La Liga clash at Levante due to flu, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. The French hitman will be given time to recover ahead of two important matches away to Liverpool in the Champions League next Wednesday followed by the weekend 'Clasico'...
  • Luis Suarez ready for Clasico, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. The Catalan side take on newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday following the international break, but all eyes are already...
  • Lionel Messi eyes record on anniversary as Barcelona seek Clasico boost October 17, 2014

    Madrid: In the week that he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga. The Argentine made his bow as a 17-year-old in a 1-0 win at city rivals Espanyol on October 16, 2004. Now...
  • Luis Suarez receives Golden Boot, eyes Barcelona debut October 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is looking forward to ending his FIFA ban and says he will be fit to face Real Madrid if selected later this month. "There's not long to go and my eagerness to play is always there," Suarez said Wednesday as he picked up a Golden Boot...
  • My El Clasico comeback is fate, says Luis Suarez October 14, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is likely to play his first competitive game for Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico against Real Madrid later this month and he says it is no coincidence his four-month biting ban expires the day before one of biggest fixtures in world soccer. FIFA sidelined the controversial Uruguay...
  • Luis Suarez will be ready for Real Madrid return, says Barcelona director October 13, 2014

    Barcelona: All eyes will be on Luis Suarez when he returns for Barcelona in the 'Clasico' this month and despite his four-month biting ban, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta expects him to be ready to face Real Madrid. Barca's marquee signing from Liverpool has had to watch from the stands as his...
  • Diploma-less Zinedine Zidane threatened with Real Madrid coaching ban October 11, 2014

    Madrid: France legend Zinedine Zidane has been threatened with suspension from his current role as Real Madrid's reserve team coach because he has not validated his coaching badge, according to a club source. "We've received a notification (from the Spanish Federation) detailing a possible suspension. We have 10 days to present...
  • 'No chance of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United' October 9, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes on Thursday denied that the 29-year-old striker wants to leave the Spanish club to return to his former team Manchester United. Rumours of a return to England for the Portuguese international have been gathering pace recently as Manchester United look to rebuild...
  • 'El Clasico' at risk if Catalonia becomes independent October 8, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Javier Tebas on Tuesday said that in the hypothetical case of the region of Catalonia becoming independent from Spain, FC Barcelona and Espanyol would not be able to continuing playing football in La Liga. Tebas' words add a new dimension to the ongoing debate over...
  • I considered leaving Real Madrid: Iker Casillas October 7, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas admitted that there were moments when he felt like he was "the plague" at the club and that he had considered leaving Spain to play abroad. Casillas has won back his place as first choice keeper at the club this season after difficult 18 months...
  • Free-scoring Ronaldo has Messi's record in his sights October 6, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of the Champions League last season, Cristiano Ronaldo is already well on the way towards breaking Lionel Messi's La Liga best haul of 50 goals in one campaign. Ronaldo netted his third hat-trick this term in Sunday's 5-0...
  • Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 October 6, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo had another hat trick to extend his scoring streak to eight consecutive games and lead Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday. It was Ronaldo's second treble to go with one four-goal game already this season and gave the Ballon d'Or...