LA LIGA

  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi help Barcelona win, Atletico Madrid beat Elche 5 hours 11 minutes ago

    Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as 10-man Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 on Saturday while Antoine Griezmann's double helped Atletico Madrid beat Elche 3-0. Brazil's Neymar followed his two goals against Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol 16 hours 5 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town rival. Messi's...
  • La Liga: Bilbao push Cordoba closer to relegation with 1-0 win Yesterday

    Cordoba: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria scored with a deflected shot to secure a 1-0 win at last-place Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Cordoba's 15th straight game without a win left them eight points from safety before the rest of the teams play this round. Etxebarria's shot went in...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez among other Barcelona players to undergo dope tests Yesterday

    Sant Joan Despi: A list of 10 players from Spanish football club FC Barcelona including Argentine striker Lionel Messi and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez underwent drug tests on Friday conducted by European football's governing body, the UEFA, the club said. On the eve of their La Liga game against Espanyol, and...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid face tough away games in Spanish league 2 days ago

    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 can play for Barcelona till his retirement, says club President 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Tuesday said he would like star player Lionel Messi to play for the club until his retirement. The Argentine has been at the club since he was 13, making his way through the youth system to win six Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and...
  • I was nervous about playing for Barcelona, says Luis Suarez 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted he was nervous at the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar when he joined the club. The Uruguayan, who arrived under a cloud following his ban for biting at last year's World Cup, has made a rapid adjustment to life at...
  • La Liga: Granada's Diego Mainz scores for both sides in draw with Sevilla 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Granada defender Diego Mainz scored goals for both teams in a 1-1 draw against visiting Sevilla in the Spanish league on Sunday. Villarreal were also held to a 0-0 draw by last-place Cordoba as both failed to break their respective winless runs, while Celta Vigo won 1-0 at Eibar and...
  • Injury crisis threatens Real Madrid's trophy aspirations 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's trophy aspirations could well depend on how well they cope with an injury crisis that sees Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the treatment room. Both were substituted during Real's 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday and tests are being carried out to establish the...
  • Luka Modric set to miss rest of La Liga season with knee injury 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has suffered knee ligament damage and could miss the rest of the La Liga season, the club said on Sunday. Modric went off injured during the second half of Real's 3-1 victory over Malaga on Saturday. "A sprained medial collateral ligament of his right knee hasbeen...
  • Real Madrid's Luka Modric has injured knee ligament 6 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid will be without injured midfielder Luka Modric as the season enters a critical phase with both the Champions League and Spanish league titles at stake. Madrid says medical tests show the Croatia international has a "strain to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee" after he hurt...
  • La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid grab big wins 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. The 27-year-old Argentine is the all-time leading scorer for both Barcelona and the Spanish league. His 400th goal...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 1 week ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo made up for a missed a penalty by also scoring in injury time to reach the 50-goal mark for a fifth consecutive season as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 at home to stay two points behind Barcelona with six rounds left. The win, however, proved costly with both Gareth...
  • 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...
  • Levante draw Espanyol 2-2 in the Spanish league April 18, 2015

    Valencia: Levante twice came from a goal down to hold Espanyol to a 2-2 draw in the Spanish league on Friday. Victor Casadesus salvaged a point for the host when took a pass from Juan Francisco Garcia to score in the 88th minute. Espanyol midfielder Lucas Vazquez opened the scoring when he...
  • La Liga: Barcelona need to avoid another slip against Valencia April 18, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona need to avoid a repeat of their slip against Valencia last season to protect their lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona enter the match at Camp Nou strengthened by their 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, with two spectacular goals from Luis Suarez, in the first leg of...
  • Valencia can show their mettle at Barcelona April 16, 2015

    Madrid: Peter Lim's takeover of Valencia has given the club's long-suffering fans hope the Singapore billionaire's investment will help propel their team back to the top in Spain and make them contenders in Europe again. Saturday's La Liga game at leaders Barcelona is another chance for coach Nuno and the players...
  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea to play in US in pre-season tour April 15, 2015

    Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday. The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America's Major League Soccer. Barcelona, 22-times...
  • La Liga: Luis Enrique plays down Neymar substitution sulk April 14, 2015

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has sought to play down Neymar's petulant reaction when the Brazil forward was substituted in Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Sevilla. Neymar, who scored a superb free kick to make it 2-0 to Barca after Lionel Messi's opener, was clearly furious at being replaced by...
  • La Liga: Valencia pushing Atletico hard in battle for third April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the fight for third place in La Liga when a 3-0 derby victory at home to Levante on Monday lifted the Singapore-owned club to within a point of the champions with seven games left. Paco Alcacer nodded Valencia in front from...
  • La Liga: Villarreal held by Getafe as Musacchio suffers injury April 13, 2015

    Barcelona: Villarreal's slide continued as a Diego Castro header gave Getafe a 1-1 draw in La Liga on Sunday but the match was overshadowed by a serious injury to Mateo Musacchio. The Villarreal defender was carried off on a stretcher with 13 minutes to go after his ankle buckled when...
  • Mateo Musacchio injures ankle in Villarreal draw at Getafe April 12, 2015

    Barcelona: Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio suffered a gruesome ankle injury near the end of a 1-1 draw at Getafe in the Spanish league on Sunday. The Argentine center back was running after the ball in the 76th minute when his left ankle doubled completely over, sending him to the turf in...
  • Barcelona need to rediscover defensive solidity for title charge April 12, 2015

    Barcelona need to rediscover the defensively solidity that has underpinned their championship charge alongside their sharp attack after an error by Gerard Pique in the drawn match against Sevilla reduced their lead to two points at the top of La Liga. Pique has looked assured and led from the back over...
  • 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...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again as Real Madrid win to pressure Barcelona April 11, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his Spanish league-leading 38th goal of the season to help Real Madrid ease to a 3-0 win over Eibar on Saturday and keep the pressure on Barcelona. Madrid pulled to within one point of leader Barcelona which later visits a Sevilla side that hasn't lost at home...
  • Big weekend in La Liga as Real Madrid hope to close gap with Barcelona April 11, 2015

    Madrid: The La Liga is heading for one of its most important weekends of the season as the sides prepare for the 31st round of games with hardly time to rest following the week's midweek fixtures. Real Madrid will almost certainly have a red ring around Saturday in their calendar as...
  • Gareth Bale absence, suspensions force Real Madrid reshuffle for Eibar game April 10, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be rested for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, meaning the Welshman joins suspended midfielders Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez on the sidelines. Ancelotti said he had not made a final decision on who would come...
  • Barcelona's Jordi Alba fit for La Liga clash at Sevilla April 10, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona have Jordi Alba available for Saturday's game at fifth-placed Sevilla after the Spain left back completed his recovery from a leg muscle injury, the La Liga leaders said on Friday. "The defender is healthy again after suffering a right adductor injury in Spain's Euro 2016 qualifier versus Ukraine (last...
  • Dani Alves to leave Barcelona at season end, says agent April 10, 2015

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona have been hit by the news that Brazilian international rightback Dani Alves will not be renewing his contract and plans to leave the club when his current deal expires at the end of the season. Alves' agent Dinorah Santana gave the news at a press conference on Friday,...