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  • Messi's hat-trick breaks scoring record in Spain as Barcelona thrash Sevilla 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to emphatically break the Spanish league's all-time scoring mark in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona's all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. Messi equaled Zarra's mark in the 21st minute and...
  • La Liga: Levante earn 1-1 draw at Sevilla November 9, 2014

    Seville: Victor Casadesus struck late to give lowly Levante a 1-1 draw at Sevilla in a fierce Spanish league match on Sunday. Sevilla left-winger Víctor Machin headed in Gerard Deulofeu's pinpoint cross in the 31st minute, boosting his team's bid to reach third place behind leader Real Madrid and Barcelona. But Casadesus...
  • Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials October 30, 2014

    Atletico Madrid proved last season that with an inspirational coach, a group of committed players and an enthusiastic support, it is possible to get the better of wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga. Sevilla and Valencia, both sporadically able to keep pace with Real and Barca domestically in the...
  • Sevilla stun Villarreal 2-1 to move second in La Liga October 27, 2014

    Barcelona: Sevilla scored twice in the final minutes to stun visiting Villarreal 2-1 and move level on points with Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday. Villarreal substitute Luciano Vietto appeared to have grabbed the winner at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium with a goal in the 79th minute. But...
  • La Liga: Sevilla move second in Spain, Valencia suffer first loss October 20, 2014

    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...
  • Sevilla beat Deportivo 4-1 to go 3rd in La Liga October 5, 2014

    Midfielder Stephane M'Bia scored two goals as Sevilla beat visitors Deportivo La Coruna 4-1 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Also, Moi Gomez scored back-to-back goals in two minutes to help Villarreal win 3-1 at 10-man Celta Vigo, dealing the hosts their first loss of the season. While M'Bia got his double,...
  • Sevilla snatch draw at Rijeka in Europa League October 3, 2014

    Defending champion Sevilla rescued a 2-2 draw at Rijeka in the Europa League, while Everton also snatched a point at impressive Russian side Krasnodar on Thursday. Substitute Stephane Mbia leveled in stoppage time after Zoran Kvrzic's deflected shot appeared to have given the Croatian side the win. Iago Aspas gave Sevilla the...
  • Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut September 19, 2014

    Sevilla's love affair with the Europa League was immediately rekindled as last season's champions and threetimes winners began this year's group stage with a 20 home victory over Feyenoord on Thursday. Onloan midfielder Gerard Deulofeu's setpieces proved too hot to handle for Feyenoord as two of his firsthalf free kicks were...
  • Federico Fazio joins Tottenham from Sevilla August 27, 2014

    London: Tottenham has signed Argentina defender Federico Fazio from Spanish side Sevilla on a fouryear 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...
  • Liverpool confirm Moreno set to sign from Sevilla August 13, 2014

    Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Spain fullback Alberto Moreno from Sevilla, the Premier League club said in a statement on Tuesday. The 22yearold defender, who has played three times for his country, will cost the Anfield club about 12 million pounds ($20.17 million) according to local media in Spain...
  • Real Madrid lift Super Cup thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double August 13, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strike force ever assembled, powered to a 20 win over Sevilla in an allSpanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional...
  • James Rodriguez to make Real Madrid debut in Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Cardiff: After exquisite touches and exceptional goals established him as the World Cup's breakthrough star, James Rodriguez has a new platform to showcase his skills at Real Madrid starting with his debut in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The versatile 23yearold playmaker, who landed a $108million move from Monaco...
  • Sevilla, Real Madrid prepare for European Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla and Real Madrid will play for their first title of the new football season on Tuesday when the two Spanish clubs contest the European Super Cup in Cardiff. The traditional game between the winners of the Europa League and the Champions League should serve as a barometer of the...
  • Real Madrid to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup August 11, 2014

    European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world's most expensive strikeforce including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday. Three months after winning the allSpanish Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon,...
  • Unai Emery proud of Sevilla's 'capacity to suffer' May 15, 2014

    Few teams can have taken more tortuous routes to European success than Sevilla this season and coach Unai Emery hailed his team's "capacity to suffer" after they beat Benfica on penalties to win the Europa League on Wednesday. Sevilla played 19 matches on their way to winning the competition for a...
  • Sevilla beat Benfica on penalties to win the Europa League title May 15, 2014

    Turin: Sevilla beat Benfica 42 in a penalty shootout to win the Europa League after a 00 draw in the final on Wednesday, claiming another international title for Spanish football. Sevilla goalkeeper Beto saved two penalty kicks from Benfica forwards Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo who failed to deceive with stutterstep approaches...
  • Benfica to take on Sevilla in Europa League final May 14, 2014

    Turin, Italy: Looking for their first European club title in 52 years, Benfica will play Sevilla on Wednesday in the Europa League final. The Portuguese club, which won backtoback European Cup titles in 196162, has lost seven straight finals, including last year's Europa Cup. Sevilla will be aiming to win UEFA's...
  • Late Mbia strike lands Sevilla in Europa final May 2, 2014

    Sevilla snatched a lastgasp place in the Europa League final when a 94thminute Stephane Mbia header put them through on away goals after their semifinal against Valencia ended 33 on aggregate on Thursday. Despite going down 31 in their second leg at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, Mbia's dramatic late strike set up...
  • Valencia seal historic win to reach Europa League semi-finals April 11, 2014

    Valencia fought back from a three-goal first-leg deficit on Thursday to beat Basel 5-0 and qualify for the Europa League semi-final, while competition favorite Juventus advanced after a tense 2-1 win at home to Lyon. Pablo Alcacer scored a hat trick in Valencia, with the third coming in extra time after...
  • La Liga: Sevilla thump Espanyol to trim gap to Bilbao April 7, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla kept up the pressure on Athletic Bilbao in the battle for Spain's fourth Champions League spot when Kevin Gameiro struck twice in a 4-1 win at home to mid-table Espanyol on Sunday. The victory for fifth-placed Sevilla at a festive Sanchez Pizjuan trimmed the gap to Bilbao to three...
  • Costa header keeps Atletico on top as Real Madrid lose again March 27, 2014

    Madrid: Diego Costa's header gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory over Granada on Wednesday that lifted them a point clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga as Real Madrid slipped to third after losing 2-1 at Sevilla. Neymar struck twice to inspire Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Celta...
  • Lionel Messi nets twice as Barcelona defeat Sevilla 41 February 10, 2014

    Spain: Lionel Messi scored two goals and set up another to lead Barcelona to a 41 comeback victory at Sevilla on Sunday, moving the defending champions into a threeway tie for the Spanish league lead. Despite Barcelona showing the same vulnerability in defense, Messi's best performance since returning from a lengthy...
  • Atletico Madrid held to a 11 draw by Sevilla in Spanish league January 20, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both stumbled to draws on Sunday, tightening the Spanish league title race with Real Madrid now only one point behind the coleaders. Barcelona's potent attack led by Lionel Messi were held 11 at Levante, leaving the door open for Atletico to later claim sole possession of...
  • Sevilla president steps down with prison looming December 9, 2013

    Seville: Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido has quit the Spanish league club after being sentenced to seven years in prison. Del Nido presided over the most successful period in club history with a pair of UEFA Cups among the trophies won since his arrival in 2002 as president and a...
  • Sevilla president sentenced to seven years in prison December 5, 2013

    Madrid: A Spanish court has sentenced the president of Sevilla's football club to seven years in prison for embezzlement and corruption. Madrid's Supreme Court upheld most of a 2011 ruling by a lesser court that found Jose Maria del Nido guilty of involvement in the embezzlement of public funds in the...
  • Tottenham, Valencia, Sevilla advance in Europa League November 29, 2013

    Barcelona: Spanish sides Valencia, Sevilla and Real Betis booked their spots in the Europa League's round of 32 on Thursday, while Tottenham locked up first place in their group with a fifth victory in as many matches. Tottenham claimed top spot in Group K by winning 20 at Tromso after defender...
  • Bale's double upstaged by Ronaldo hattrick against Sevilla October 31, 2013

    Madrid: Gareth Bale finally made his mark at Real Madrid on Wednesday, only for Cristiano Ronaldo to upstage his twogoal performance with a hattrick in a 73 victory over Sevilla. The Welshman celebrated his first league start at the Santiago Bernabeu by scoring twice and setting up two more. But it was...
  • Xabi Alonso to play first game of season against Sevilla October 29, 2013

    Madrid: Xabi Alonso is set to play his first game since last season when his Real Madrid host Sevilla on Wednesday in the Spanish league. The 31yearold Spain midfielder hasn't played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. Madrid...
  • La Liga: Sevilla beat 10man Osasuna 21 October 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Sevilla beat 10man Osasuna 21 for a third straight Spanish league win at home on Sunday. Osasuna lost a player in the 34th minute at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium when defender Damia Abella got a direct red card for pulling down Kevin Gameiro from behind with only the goalkeeper to beat. Osasuna...
  • Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheriff 20 to stay perfect in Europa October 25, 2013

    Tournament favorite Tottenham ground out a 20 win at FC Sheriff to stay undefeated in the Europa League and move to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages on Thursday. Eintracht Frankfurt, Fiorentina, Salzburg and Ludogorets Razgrad also made it three wins out of three, while Swansea, Sevilla, Rubin Kazan...