LA LIGA

  • Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    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...
  • Isco keen to impress during Gareth Bale absence 17 hours 50 minutes ago

    While Gareth Bale is fully expected to regain his place in the Real Madrid side when he returns from injury, team-mate Isco is making the most of his chance to prove his worth on the pitch. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear that a fit Bale, who became the world's...
  • James Rodriguez delighted to adapt to life at Real Madrid Yesterday

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Colombian international James Rodriguez said that he has been a fan of the club for virtually all his life. Rodriguez, who joined Real Madrid for 80 million euros after the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, said he had "been with Madrid since the time they had Zinedine Zidane,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins three La Liga awards 2 days ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up three awards at the Spanish league's gala including last season's best player. The Real Madrid star was also given the "Best Forward of La Liga 2013-14" and best goal awards late Monday. Ronaldo said he had "a hat-trick of awards, it's spectacular," and added he would...
  • Real Madrid to appeal Zidane suspension over coaching licence 2 days ago

    Real Madrid will appeal a three-month suspension slapped on assistant B team coach Zinedine Zidane for not having the correct licence, the club said on Monday. The former Real and France midfielder was sanctioned by the Spanish football federation for allegedly acting as head coach of third tier Real Madrid Castilla...
  • El Clasico: Lionel Messi did not received pre-match treatment 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona say Lionel Messi did not received treatment before playing a subdued Clasico match against Real Madrid on Saturday. Press reports appeared Monday saying the Argentina forward had received infiltrations - injections by rheumatologists to relieve discomfort - in a heel. Messi had only one good chance when he raced toward...
  • Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta sidelined by calf injury 4 days ago

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta could miss next week's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo and the Champions League tie against Ajax Amsterdam after injuring himself against Real Madrid on Saturday. Iniesta has had plenty of highs and lows during his career but will quickly want to forget a nightmare 'Clasico'. Not only...
  • Sevilla stun Villarreal 2-1 to move second in La Liga 4 days ago

    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...
  • Real Madrid win sets up season-long fight with Barca 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid's commanding 3-1 win over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday leaves the two Spanish giants poised to dispute the title that escaped them last season. Barcelona arrived in the capital unbeaten and aiming for a win that would have increased their lead over Madrid to seven...
  • Malaga rout Rayo Vallecano 4-0 for 3rd straight win in La Liga 4 days ago

    Forward Nordin Amrabat scored one goal and set up two more to lead Malaga to a 4-0 rout of visitors Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Sunday. Malaga's third straight league win lifted it provisionally to seventh place after only losing twice in nine rounds under new coach Xabi Gracia. Amrabat...
  • Rampant Real Madrid riding high after 'Clasico' triumph 4 days ago

    Real Madrid's decision to sell midfielders Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria left many scratching their heads and consecutive La Liga defeats as well as a reverse to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup set alarm bells ringing at the Bernabeu. Toni Kroos, who joined from Bayern Munich while Alonso...
  • Carlo Ancelotti delighted after Clasico win 4 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema gave them a well deserved 3-1 win over arch rivals FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Madrid had fallen behind to an early Neymar goal on Saturday night, but reacted well and...
  • Luis Suarez makes strong return from biting ban 5 days ago

    Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid. Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute opener and provided the most constant danger up front for the visitors,...
  • Real Madrid cut Barcelona's lead to a point, Valencia in third place 5 days ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling 'El Clasico' on Saturday that handed the visitors their first loss of the Spanish league season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a...
  • El Clasico: Real Madrid come from behind to beat Barcelona 3-1 5 days ago

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match on Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game...
  • Biting is appalling but harmless, says Luis Suarez 5 days ago

    Biting opponents may be appalling but it is harmless and should not be punished as severely as a bad tackle, says controversial Barcelona striker Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan marksmen is set to make his long-awaited Barca debut in El Clasico at Real Madrid later on Saturday after completing a four-month ban...
  • Peter Lim completes purchase of Valencia football club 5 days ago

    Madrid: Singapore businessman Peter Lim has completed the purchase of Spanish BBVA Primera Liga football club Valencia. The deal was signed late Friday night to end a torturous 10 months of negotiations, which finished with Lim purchasing 70 percent of the club's shares for a price reported to be 94 million...
  • Lionel Messi aims for record vs Cristiano Ronaldo in clasico 5 days ago

    Saturday's game between Real Madrid and Barcelona will last 90 minutes like any other, but this clash between the Spanish giants promises to be a classic among clasicos. Barcelona and Madrid almost always offer scintillating contests, and this one is set up to offer so much more. Not only can Lionel Messi...
  • Real Madrid against Barcelona: the 'Clasico' in numbers 6 days ago

    The numbers behind Saturday's La Liga "Clasico" between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium. 1 - The number of 'Clasico' victories Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has presided over in three meetings since taking over from Jose Mourinho at the end of the 2012-13 season, a 2-1 win in April's...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...
  • El Clasico: Luis Suarez to make Barcelona debut after biting ban 6 days ago

    Luis Suarez's long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes on Saturday against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup. "(Suarez) will have some minutes for sure, how many is the million-dollar question," Barcelona manager Luis...
  • Match against Real Madrid always a battle: Andres Iniesta 6 days ago

    Madrid: Barcelona mid-field maestro Andres Iniesta said that Saturday's much awaited Primera Liga football clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu is going to be to one of the toughest games as the two traditional rivals face-off for the first time this season. "It's always a battle. You have to...
  • Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico October 22, 2014

    Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time LaLiga goals tally. His partnership with Neymar is blossoming this season after a slow start and he set...
  • Levante hire Lucas Alcazar as new coach to replace Mendilibar October 22, 2014

    Valencia: Spanish club Levante has named Lucas Alcaraz to replace Jose Mendilibar after firing the coach earlier on Tuesday. Mendilibar replaced Joaquin Caparros this season but failed to maintain the same level of play, with the team scoring a league-low four goals through eight rounds and sitting next-to-last in the standings. Alcaraz,...
  • Levante fire coach Jose Mendilibar in Spain October 21, 2014

    Levante have fired Jose Mendilibar, becoming the second Spanish club in as many days to remove a head coach. The 53-year-old Mendilibar replaced Joaquin Caparros this season but failed to maintain the same level of play, with the team scoring a league-low four goals through eight rounds and sitting next-to-last in...
  • I'm now showing Brazil form with Barcelona, says Neymar October 20, 2014

    Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said on Monday that he was now feeling more relaxed. Neymar had a difficult first 2013-14 season in Spain with injuries and turmoil over his transfer fee, which was initially said to be worth 57.1 million euros ($72.92 million) by...
  • Luis Suarez feared Barcelona would not sign him after biting ban October 20, 2014

    Luis Suarez feared he had destroyed his career and that Barcelona would not want to sign him following his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup. The Uruguayan signed for Barca from Liverpool for 81 million euros ($103.5 million) despite the ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini when playing against Italy...
  • 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...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol, extend home unbeaten run October 19, 2014

    Atletico Madrid brushed aside Espanyol 2-0 to extend their unbeaten home streak in the Spanish league to 24 games on Sunday, while Deportivo La Coruna beat Valencia 3-0 for its first defeat of the season. Atletico limited Espanyol to one shot on goal and earned 12 corners to just one for...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona defeat Eibar 3-0 October 19, 2014

    Lionel Messi edged one closer to La Liga's all-time goalscoring record as Barcelona easily beat Eibar 3-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi is now poised to equal Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that has stood since 1955 next week at rival Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo also...