La Liga

  • Real Madrid's defence needs to improve, says Carlo Ancelotti 31 minutes ago

    Madrid: Performances have improved but it is too early to conclude Real Madrid have put their early-season stutter behind them, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Real lost two La Liga matches in a row, at Real Sociedad and at home to Atletico Madrid, before bouncing back with a 5-1 win...
  • Neymar, Rakitic in doubt for Barcelona trip to Malaga 41 minutes ago

    Barcelona pair Neymar and Ivan Rakitic have picked up minor injuries that could sideline them for Wednesday's La Liga game at Malaga, the league leaders said on Monday. Brazil forward Neymar hurt an ankle and had to be substituted early in the second half of Sunday's 5-0 win at Levante, while...
  • Goals galore as Barcelona blank Levante 5-0 14 hours 33 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi shrugged off a missed penalty and another injury to Neymar by scoring one goal and setting up two more to lead Barcelona to a 5-0 rout at 10-man Levante on Sunday as they stayed top of the Spanish league. Messi set up Neymar for the 34th-minute opener before flubbing...
  • La Liga: Villarreal fight back to beat Rayo, Almeria win 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Villarreal roared back from a two-goal deficit to rout Rayo Vallecano 4-2 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Also, Almeria hung on for a wild 2-1 win at Real Sociedad to claim its first victory of the season after having both a player and its coach sent off. Rayo looked set to...
  • Ronaldo nets thrice as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo 8-2 Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end their two-game losing skid in the Spanish league on Saturday. After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped to a 2-2 draw with Celta...
  • Real Madrid extend contract with Raphael Varene 3 days ago

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid announced they had extended the contract of central defender Raphael Varene until the summer of 2020. The 21-year-old French international arrived at Real Madrid from Lens in the summer of 2011 for 10 million euros (around $12 million) and broke into the first team at...
  • La Liga: Time for Real Madrid to keep the momentum rolling 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid finally got their act together in the Champions League, and now it's time to keep the momentum rolling into the domestic competition following a disappointing start. Madrid won their 10th European title last season and routed FC Basel 5-1 on Tuesday, but started this year's Spanish league with...
  • James Rodriguez starting to make a mark at Real Madrid 4 days ago

    Madrid: Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup. Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80...
  • Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto extends contract 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona say midfielder Sergi Roberto has agreed to sign a contract extension that will keep him at the Spanish club until the end of the 2018-19 season. The Catalan club said that the midfielder will put pen to paper on his new deal on September 26 with a buyout clause...
  • Casillas's fall from grace highlights divisions at Real Madrid 5 days ago

    When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. Born and bred in the Spanish capital and...
  • Real Madrid - minor blips or serious signs? 6 days ago

    "Too many cooks spoil the broth" - an age old proverb which might sound veridical to Madridistas at the moment. Real Madrid finished last season as the Champions of Europe, clinching the "La Decima" after a wait of over ten seasons. For the current generation of Madrid fans, it is...
  • Carlo Ancelotti failing to find Real Madrid's missing balance 1 week ago

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his star-laden side needs to find a balance between attack and defence as they were again humbled by local rivals Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Atletico have yet to be beaten by Real in three meetings already this campaign after...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Espanyol 3-1 to stay undefeated 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Valencia eased by Espanyol 3-1 at home on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the Spanish league under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo and continue their turnaround during a drawn-out sale of the club. Sevilla also extended their unbeaten start to the league with a trouble-free 2-0 win at home over...
  • Whistled Casillas accepts blame for latest Real Madrid flop September 14, 2014

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas accepted some of the blame for the European champions' latest La Liga failure after they were beaten 2-1 by city rivals and champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Casillas, 33, celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday but a section of fans at the Bernabeu...
  • Real Madrid lose 12 against Atletico Madrid at home September 14, 2014

    Atletico Madrid won 21 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival. Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half...
  • Neymar nets double as Barcelona win against Athletic Bilbao September 13, 2014

    Barcelona: Neymar came on as a substitute to score twice from passes by Lionel Messi and give Barcelona a 20 win at home over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Saturday. Neymar again started on Barcelona's bench and had to watch Munir El Haddadi create Barcelona's best chances until he...
  • Lionel Messi fit from muscle injury, to play against Athletic Bilbao September 13, 2014

    Barcelona say Lionel Messi has recovered from a leg injury and has been included in their squad for Saturday's Spanish league match against Athletic Bilbao. Messi had been sidelined since Aug. 31 when he hurt a right leg muscle during Barcelona's 10 win at Villarreal. He played the entire game but...
  • Real Madrid's Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and picked...
  • Almeria draw 11 with Cordoba at home in La Liga September 13, 2014

    Almeria: Almeria were held to a 11 draw at home by Cordoba on Friday, as Spanish league football returned after the international break. Almeria struck first and created more chances than the visitors, but both teams will have to wait for another opportunity to win their first game of the season. Forward...
  • Messi, Neymar fit for Barcelona's La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao September 12, 2014

    Barcelona forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar are fit for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao, with manager Luis Enrique saying on Friday that he has an almost complete squad to choose from. Messi has been recuperating from an adductor muscle injury, while Neymar missed Barca's seasonopening win at...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and...
  • Madrid derby on the menu in La Liga, Barcelona host Bilbao September 13, 2014

    Madrid: The Madrid derby are coming, and Atletico coach Diego Simeone is going to miss it. Simeone is still serving an eightmatch touchline ban after being sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on the head. Atletico beat...
  • Lionel Messi described as 'a little tired' of critics September 11, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi has told at least one football official in Argentina that he's "a little tired of" the criticism he's received since the World Cup. Julio Ricardo Grondona, the president of the Arsenal club, described Mess's mood in an interview on Radio Guemes on Thursday. Messi did not play in...
  • Luis Suarez likely to make La Liga debut against Real Madrid September 11, 2014

    Madrid: FC Barcelona have confirmed that new signing Luis Suarez will be able to make his debut in the 'Clasico' against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Oct 25. The Spanish Football League, announced the date and time for the much anticipated fixture on Wednesday and for a short...
  • Javier Hernandez promises to give his all at Real Madrid September 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez is delighted to be able to continue his career at what he considers to be the best club in the world. Hernandez's situation changed from being a likely substitute at Manchester United for the coming season when he was loaned to Real Madrid at the...
  • Barcelona defender Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury September 10, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu has a right ankle problem and missed training on Wednesday, as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen continued their recuperation from injury, the La Liga club said. Barca did not specify whether France international Mathieu, who joined Barca from Valencia in the close season and...
  • Messi, Iniesta, Vermaelen back in training with Barcelona September 9, 2014

    Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen returned to training with their teammates on Monday as they continued their recuperation from minor injuries. "The session, still missing many of the players on international duty, included Messi, Iniesta and Vermaelen, who completed part of the training with the group," Barca...
  • Ronaldo not happy at Real Madrid and wants to leave: reports September 8, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo it seems is not happy at Real Madrid and has made his intentions clear to leave Bernabau. Moreover, Angel di Maria who recently joined Manchester United from Real also thinks his former teammate is going through a bad phase. It is beleived that Ronaldo is no more the...
  • Too much money being spent on football transfers, says Ferguson September 7, 2014

    Money is the name of the game but the huge sums spent on football transfers are jawdropping, coaching icon Sir Alex Ferguson said on Thursday. Speaking two days after a wideranging study showed that transfer fee inflation in Europe's top leagues has hit 16 percent, and that his old club Manchester...