La Liga

  • Atletico coach still believes league title defence impossible 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 1-0 on Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 2-1 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season. Mario...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid to lift Spanish Super Cup 9 hours 52 minutes ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Supercup 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of the competition in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Friday night. Following a 1-1 draw in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tuesday night, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti made several changes to...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar injures left ankle Yesterday

    Barcelona: Neymar could miss Barcelona's league opener this weekend after spraining his left ankle in training. Barcelona said in a statement on Friday that the Brazil star complained of pain in his ankle after a training session on Thursday and was later diagnosed with a "grade 1" sprain. It said "his...
  • Atletico Madrid can't compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona: Coach Yesterday

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists that despite their winning success last season, it's impossible for the team to compete against economic powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season saw Simeone lead Atletico to the BBVA Primera Liga title and to the final of the Champions League, where they...
  • Mascherano backs Messi after World Cup disappointment Yesterday

    Barcelona: Javier Mascherano hasbacked his Argentina team mate Lionel Messi to respond to his World Cup disappointment on the pitch for Barcelona in the new season. Messi was named the best player at the World Cup after Argentina lost the final to Germany, a decision that was widely questioned after the...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico Yesterday

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 1-1...
  • Manchester United, PSG target Angel Di Maria as he wants to leave Real Madrid Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped them win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says "Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer...
  • Barcelona to appeal to CAS against FIFA ban 2 days ago

    Madrid: Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after FIFA upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players. FIFA's decision on Wednesday means that Barcelona will...
  • Ten European Cups in hand, Real Madrid aim to win La Liga this season 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid are set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending their quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown...
  • Luka Modric commits to Real Madrid with new four-year deal 3 days ago

    Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric will remain at the European Champions for the next four years after signing a new contract, the La Liga giants announced on Wednesday. "Real Madrid C. F. announces the extension Luka Modric's contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons," the club...
  • FIFA rejects Barcelona appeal against transfer ban 2 days ago

    Zurich: Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters. The Spanish giants will now ask sport's highest court to overturn the punishment, which resulted from the signing of 10 players under...
  • Spanish league keeps growing star power 3 days ago

    Two months after Spain's national team flopped at the World Cup, the country's domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power. Already boasting the sport's two biggest names in Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the Spanish league got even richer in individual talent with the...
  • Champions Atletico Madrid aim to upstage La Liga big spenders again 3 days ago

    While Real Madrid and Barcelona have once more spent vast sums to win back the La Liga crown, they are set to face dogged competition again from champions Atletico Madrid who have a side built on a fraction of the cost. Atletico became the first team since Valencia in 2004 to...
  • Risks and rewards for Barcelona in Spanish league 3 days ago

    Aligning Luis Suarez with Lionel Messi and Neymar to spear Barcelona's attack looks like a winning formula, if the three can set aside their problems and possible distractions. The club has turned to former midfielder Luis Enrique, known for his forthright approach, to lead the rebuilding project that will likely have...
  • Luis Suarez pledges not to bite again 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase" his history...
  • Real Madrid aim high ahead of Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid 4 days ago

    European champions Real Madrid could be without the world's most expensive player in Welshman Gareth Bale and Portuguese defender Pepe when they meet city rivals and domestic champions Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Both players were unable to train on Friday when they nursed injuries...
  • Suarez, Neymar make winning return to action with Barcelona 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez made his first appearance following his biting controversy for new side Barcelona and Neymar scored twice as the Spanish giants beat Mexican side Leon 6-0 in a pre-season friendly on Monday. Suarez, named as a substitute at the Nou Camp, came on for the final 15 minutes in...
  • Neymar recovered from back injury, fit to play 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Neymar has been cleared to play for Barcelona's by the team's doctors after recovering from a broken vertebra in his back that he suffered during last month's World Cup. The forward is now available for selection and could feature in a friendly against Mexican club Leon at Camp Nou...
  • Barcelona coach wants Suarez to debut in friendly 5 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says he plans to let Luis Suarez debut in a friendly on Monday while the Uruguay forward completes his competitive-match ban for biting another player. Enrique says "I would like him to have some minutes." Suarez was cleared on Thursday to play friendlies for Barcelona after the...
  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti rules out further signings 6 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotii on Sunday ruled out any further signings before the end of the month. Real Madrid lost a pre-season friendly game 1-2 to Italian side Fiorentina late Saturday night, reports Xinhua. Real Madrid cruised past Sevilla in the European Supercup Tuesday to lift the first title of...
  • Barcelona submit bid for Sao Paulo defender Douglas 6 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona have submitted a 6,000,000 euro bid for Sao Paulo defender Douglas, media reports said. The 24-year-old is seen as a candidate to fill the right-back spot of compatriot Daniel Alves, who the Blaugrana want to sell, Xinhua cited from the Terra news portal. Douglas has made 131 first-team...
  • Luis Suarez trains for first time with Barcelona August 15, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez has begun training with Barcelona a day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport softened his suspension for biting an opponent in the World Cup. The CAS upheld FIFA's decision to ban Suarez from playing for four months but lessened its restriction on other football-related activities, including practicing...
  • EPL Team Preview: Bojan Krkic arrival highlights Stoke's ambition August 15, 2014

    Stoke: There are two ways of looking at Spanish forward Bojan Krkic's decision to join Stoke from Barcelona. It either shows the scale of a one-time wonderkid's decline, or is an indication of the rise to prominence of an unfashionable Premier League team that is making headway under manager Mark Hughes. "Anyone...
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport upholds Suarez's 4-month playing ban August 14, 2014

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him to train with Barcelona. CAS says FIFA's sanctions against Suarez are "generally proportionate to the offence committed." Suarez cannot play for Barcelona until Oct. 26, and he remains...
  • Neymar returns to team practice with Barcelona August 14, 2014

    Neymar has returned to team training with Barcelona for the first time since fracturing a vertebra in his back at the World Cup. Barcelona say Neymar completed his first full training session with the rest of the team on Wednesday, although he has not yet been cleared by team doctors to...
  • CAS to announce Luis Suarez appeal verdict on Thursday August 13, 2014

    The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Suarez was suspended for nine competitive internationals and from all football-related activity for four months after sinking his teeth...
  • 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 2-0 win over Sevilla in an all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional...
  • Luis Suarez desperate to start playing again: Andres Iniesta August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Spain and Barcelona star Andres Iniesta said Tuesday that Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is desperate to return to the pitch as soon as possible in order to start playing with his new club. Suarez will know later this week whether or not the Court for Arbitration in Sport in Geneva...
  • Sami Khedira not leaving, says Carlo Ancelotti August 12, 2014

    London: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for German midfielder Sami Khedira. The German international was a subject of transfer rumours linking him to three English clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Ancelotti, however, has denied outright any move away for Khedira. "He's...
  • Thomas Vermaelen starts Barcelona stint with injury August 11, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona says Thomas Vermaelen has a lingering muscle injury from the World Cup that will keep him from training with his new teammates. Barcelona says Vermaelen still has a right-leg muscle injury from playing for Belgium at the World Cup. The club says the speed of his recovery will determine...