SPANISH LEAGUE

  • Barcelona, Real Madrid face tough away games in Spanish league Yesterday

    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, Luis Suarez score as Barcelona beat Valencia 2-0 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener before adding a goal of his own in stoppage time to give Spanish league leader Barcelona a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. Suarez netted his 12th goal in his last 12 appearances to give Barcelona the lead 55 seconds into...
  • La Liga: Barcelona squander two-goal lead to draw at Sevilla April 12, 2015

    Barcelona stumble to a 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Saturday, letting Real Madrid pull within two points of the Spanish league leader. Messi and Neymar both scored stunning strikes to give Barcelona a commanding lead just after the half-hour mark at Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. But Ever Banega pulled one back against the...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Almeria April 9, 2015

    Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday, keeping the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league title race. Barcelona's 20th win in 21 games in 2015 lifted them seven points clear at the top of...
  • Danilo is like Dani Alves: Roberto Carlos April 4, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos says new Real Madrid signing Danilo has the potential to be as good as Barcelona's Dani Alves. Real earlier this week struck a deal with Porto to sign the 23-year-old at the end of the season for 31.5 million euros, reports Xinhua. Carlos,...
  • Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo as Barcelona beat Eibar 2-0 March 15, 2015

    Lionel Messi moved ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo with his 31st and 32nd Spanish league goals of the season as Barcelona won 2-0 at Eibar on Saturday to stay atop the standings. Messi earned and converted a penalty in the 31st minute before netting with a header in the 55th, giving...
  • Five Spanish footballers charged in possible match-fixing scandal March 14, 2015

    Madrid: Five Spanish footballers were charged with match-fixing on Friday. A judge in the northern province of Navarre indicted the five, who were named as Jorge Molina and Jordi Figueras of Betis Seville, Sergio Garcia, the captain of Espanyol, Patxi Puñal, formerly of Osasuna, and Antonio Amaya, a former Betis player...
  • Levante beat Eibar 2-1 in Spanish league March 7, 2015

    Madrid: Goals by David Barral and Kalu Uche lifted Levante from the relegation zone as it beat Eibar 2-1 in the Spanish league on Friday. Eibar had taken the lead when Saul Berjon scored his third goal of the season in the 55th minute by rising to strike a beautifully-timed high...
  • Must-win La Liga match for Barcelona against Granada February 28, 2015

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona travel to struggling Granada FC Saturday knowing anything other than a win will almost certainly mean the end of their challenge for the La Liga. The past seven days have seen the Jekyll and Hyde sides of Barcelona's character as they produced a horrible display at home to...
  • Barcelona stunned by Malaga at home in Spanish league February 21, 2015

    Malaga stunned Barcelona with a 1-0 victory at Camp Nou on Saturday to end the host's 11-game winning streak and prevent them from taking an overnight lead in the Spanish league. Malaga struck early and hung on after Juanmi Jimenez took advantage of a shared defensive error by Dani Alves and...
  • Sevilla lose at Getafe to falter in race for 4th in La Liga February 8, 2015

    Sevilla lost 2-1 at Getafe on Sunday to lose their grip on fourth place in the Spanish league. Getafe substitute Pedro Leon scored the winner with five minutes to play to help the hosts move five points clear of the relegation zone. Sevilla have only won once in four rounds, opening the...
  • Diego Simeone rejects claims of violent play ahead of Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his side won't change its way of play despite accusations of at times being excessively violent in its style of football. Speaking to the press Friday ahead of the sixth Madrid derby of the season against Real Madrid, Simeone was asked about the...
  • James Rodriguez scores as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-1 in La Liga February 5, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid held on to beat Sevilla 2-1 and increase their lead of the Spanish league on Wednesday despite a spate of injuries and not counting on suspended forward Cristiano Ronaldo. In a match postponed from December for Madrid's participation in the Club World Cup, Madrid lost Sergio Ramos and...
  • Barcelona president suggests Real Madrid behind Neymar court case February 4, 2015

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he has been called to give evidence. "We have done nothing wrong and we will keep saying the truth. The signing of Neymar took place using the...
  • Lionel Messi hits winner as Barcelona keep up pressure February 2, 2015

    Lionel Messi struck the winner for Barcelona who twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 at home and move a point behind leaders Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday. Barca dominated possession and Luis Suarez had several early chances but it was Villarreal who took the lead with Denis...
  • Improving Neymar key to Barcelona's pursuit of Real Madrid January 31, 2015

    Neymar took time to settle but is finally shining in Barcelona's devastating attacking trident with Villarreal the next La Liga opponents in their sights on Sunday as the Catalans continue their pursuit of Real Madrid. The pressure of expectation and scandal over the true cost of his transfer fee from Santos...
  • Getafe beat Celta Vigo 2-1 in the Spanish league January 27, 2015

    Madrid: A late goal by Pablo Sarabia gave Getafe a 2-1 comeback win against Celta Vigo in the Spanish league Monday. Charles had given the visitors the lead when he latched on to a long throw-in and beat Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina in the 15th minute. Alvaro Vazquez levelled with his third...
  • Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 to take over 4th place in La Liga January 26, 2015

    Dani Parejo scored twice to lead Valencia to a 3-1 win over Sevilla as the hosts moved past the Andalusian side into fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sevilla fell two points behind Valencia, but they still have a game in hand at leader Real Madrid on February 4. Elsewhere,...
  • Sevilla, Valencia battle for Champions League spot January 24, 2015

    Madrid: With the top three expected to win comfortably on Saturday, the weekend's standout game in La Liga is Sunday's clash between two ambitious teams fighting to secure a lucrative Champions League berth. Valencia, in fifth, host fourth-placed Sevilla with only a point separating them at the halfway stage of the...
  • Barcelona's Douglas out for 4 weeks due to injury January 19, 2015

    Barcelona say Brazilian right-back Douglas will be sidelined for up to a month after he tore a muscle in his left leg in training on Sunday. The 24-year-old was not selected for Sunday's league match at Deportivo La Coruna that Barcelona won 4-0. Douglas has made one start in four appearances this...
  • La Liga: Lionel Messi nets 30th hat-trick as Barcelona crush Deportivo 4-0 January 19, 2015

    Lionel Messi scored his 30th career hat-trick in all competitions as Barcelona tore Deportivo apart 4-0 at the Riazor. Messi hit twice in the first half to end the game as a contest in short order before a brilliantly-hit third silenced all recent concerns that he was unhappy and wants to...
  • Barcelona looking to improve away form on Coruna trip January 17, 2015

    Barcelona: If Barcelona are to overhaul leaders Real Madrid and wrest the La Liga title back from Atletico Madrid for a fifth Spanish top-flight triumph in seven years they will have to improve their form away from home. Barca have won eight out of nine games at their Nou Camp stadium,...
  • La Liga: Bale's free kick helps Real Madrid end 2-game losing run January 10, 2015

    Spain: James Rodriguez scored first after a long pass from Bale was headed back to the Colombian by Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 12th minute. Bale made it 2-0 in the 28th when Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla could only watch as he rifled a left-foot free kick off...
  • David Moyes praises Real Sociedad defence after Barcelona win January 5, 2015

    Real Sociedad coach David Moyes praised his side's determined defending after their 1-0 victory over Barcelona on Sunday. Moyes has had little to cheer about over the last year but was all smiles after his side held on to beat Barca after taking the lead in the second minute through an...
  • Valencia end Real Madrid's 22-win streak, Barcelona stumble against Real Sociedad January 5, 2015

    Valencia ended Real Madrid's 22-game winning streak by fighting back for a 2-1 victory on Sunday, but the blow was softened by Barcelona also stumbling to a 1-0 loss at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league. Cristiano Ronaldo extended his stunning tally to 26 league goals in the 14th minute at...
  • Fernando Torres unveiled in return to Atletico Madrid January 4, 2015

    Madrid: Fernando Torres said on Sunday that he had returned to Atletico Madrid to rekindle his competitive spirit with his boyhood club. Torres was presented to tens of thousands of fans at the packed Vicente Calderon Stadium while waiting for his loan from AC Milan to become official when the Italian...
  • David Moyes says struggling Sociedad can floor Barcelona January 3, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad coach David Moyes faces his biggest La Liga challenge yet when second-placed Barcelona visit on Sunday and says his players have shown they are capable of beating the best. The former Manchester United manager took charge of the relegation-threatened club in November. Since then they have lost only...
  • Fernando Torres poised to re-join Atletico Madrid December 25, 2014

    London: Fernando Torres is poised to re-join boyhood club Atletico Madrid after they outlined a deal with AC Milan that should see Alessio Cerci go in the opposite direction. Torres is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but has failed to impress and Atletico are convinced they can rekindle the player...
  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid defeat Almeria 4-1 in La Liga December 13, 2014

    Two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid stretch their Spanish record winning streak to 20 matches as it beat Almeria 4-1 in the league on Friday. Madrid bettered the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06 when they beat Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League on Tuesday. Francisco "Isco" Alarcon...
  • Real Madrid look to continue record winning streak in La Liga December 12, 2014

    Madrid: Fresh from setting a Spanish record with their 19th straight win, Real Madrid can take a step toward the overall record by beating Almeria on Friday. Madrid beat Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the Champions League, bettering the 18-game winning streak set by Barcelona in 2005-06. The world record of...