LA LIGA

  • Luka Modric injury gives Carlo Ancelotti midfield problem 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces a dilemma following an injury to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric when the leaders return to La Liga action after the international break at promoted Eibar on Saturday. Modric is likely to be out until at least January and replacing him with Spain playmaker Isco,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo 16 hours 19 minutes ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the third time, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo. The 29-year-old forward led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title in May and has already scored 18 goals from 10 La Liga matches this season, reports Xinhua. "I...
  • Lionel Messi's father plays down son's 'Barca exit' comments 19 hours 3 minutes ago

    Lionel Messi's father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona. Lionel Messi said in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday if it was up to him he would stay at the...
  • Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal Yesterday

    Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world. Real president Florentino Perez and Orlando Ayala, a Microsoft vice president, presented the platform at a ceremony at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital on...
  • Lionel Messi hints he may one day leave Barcelona 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Argentina captain Lionel Messi has given the strongest hint yet he could consider leaving Barcelona, saying in an interview published in Ole newspaper on Tuesday "things can change a lot in soccer". The four-times World Player of the Year, who joined Barca's academy at the age of 13, has not...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario 2 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...
  • Real Madrid's midfielder Luka Modric suffers injury blow 2 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set to miss the rest of the year with a thigh injury, the La Liga leaders said in a statement on Monday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris Nemec's...
  • Lionel Messi should beat Cristiano Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or: Martino 2 days ago

    Debates about who is world's best player will rage when Lionel Messi faces Cristiano Ronaldo as Argentina play Portugal at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but for Argentina coach Gerardo Martino there is only ever one choice. Barcelona's Messi and Real Madrid's Ronaldo continually go head-to-head to top the scoring charts in...
  • David Moyes arrives at Spanish club Real Sociedad 1 week ago

    San Sebastian: Former Manchester United coach David Moyes has arrived in Spain to take over at Real Sociedad. The team posted photographs of Moyes at the club's Zubieta training ground watching the squad exercise in bright sunlight. Moyes is taking over from Jagoba Arrasate, who had earned only one win in 10...
  • Pep Guardiola rules out future Barcelona return November 12, 2014

    Madrid: Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has said that he has no intention of returning to the club. Guardiola, who is now at Bayern Munich, assured he would not be back in the dugout of the Catalan club where he grew as a player and where he had four successful years...
  • Barcelona get date for FIFA transfer ban appeal November 11, 2014

    Lausanne: Barcelona's appeal against a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA for breaking youth transfer rules will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on December 5. CAS says it will give a fast-track verdict before the transfer window opens in January. Barcelona protected itself against another possible legal defeat...
  • David Moyes can restore tarnished reputation at Real Sociedad November 11, 2014

    New Real Sociedad coach David Moyes faces a tough challenge to get the Basque club back on La Liga track but it is also a chance for the Scot to restore his reputation after a failed stint at Manchester United. Sociedad announced late on Monday Moyes, who has been without a...
  • Former Manchester United manager Moyes takes over as head coach of Real Sociedad November 11, 2014

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has agreed to take over as head coach of Real Sociedad until 30 June 2016, the La Liga club announced in a statement on Monday. Moyes, 51, replaces Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked by the San Sebastian-based club on Nov. 2 after a poor start...
  • 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...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to stay at top November 9, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored again as Real Madrid stayed at the top of the table on Saturday. Madrid stayed two points ahead of Barcelona by routing Rayo Vallecano 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu for their 13th straight victory in all competitions. Ronaldo polished off the lopsided win with his league-leading 18th goal and...
  • Luis Suarez leads Barcelona 2-1 comeback at Almeria November 8, 2014

    Luis Suarez set up two late goals to lead Barcelona's 2-1 comeback victory at Almeria in the Spanish league on Saturday. With Barcelona facing a third straight loss in the competition, Suarez went on at halftime and orchestrated the visitors' fight back. The Uruguay forward used a burst of speed to shed...
  • LaLiga: Cordoba held 0-0 by 10-man Deportivo in Spain November 8, 2014

    Cordoba squandered a great chance to finally end their 42-year wait for their first win in Spain's first division when it was held 0-0 at home by 10-man Deportivo La Coruna on Friday. Cordoba, who returned to the topflight for the first time since 1972 last season, remained in last place...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo aiming to be best ever November 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will work to be the best player of all time after being presented with his third European Golden Boot award. The 29-year-old was speaking at a lavish ceremony in Madrid where he received the trophy for being the joint top scorer last season...
  • La Liga: Lionel Messi eyes Zarra's record as Barcelona visit Almeria November 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi has another scoring record in sight when Barcelona visit Almeria on Saturday looking to bounce back from consecutive losses that have cost it the Spanish league lead. Messi scored his 70th and 71st goals in the Champions League in a 2-0 win at Ajax on Wednesday to equal...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo receives his third Golden Boot award November 5, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has many years and a lot of football to come as he picked up his third Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo shared the award with Luis Suarez, who also scored 31 goals. At a lavish ceremony...
  • Fit-again Greth Bale to start at weekend, says Carlo Ancelotti November 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will return to the starting line-up this weekend against Rayo Vallecano after the Welshman successfully played the final 30 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Bale showed no signs of the muscle injury that had kept him out for a month, looking...
  • Real Sociedad axe coach Jagoba Arrasate, David Moyes linked November 3, 2014

    Real Sociedad have sacked coach Jagoba Arrasate following their poor start to the season, the La Liga club said on Sunday. The Basque outfit were beaten 1-0 at home by Malaga on Saturday which left them one point off the bottom with six points from 10 games. "Real Sociedad have decided to...
  • La Liga: Valencia beat Villarreal 3-1 to move to second November 3, 2014

    Barcelona: Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi scored twice in a 3-1 win at Villarreal to help his team climb into second place on Sunday as the logjam continued at the top of the Spanish league. Valencia's win - and Sevilla's 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao - kept the top five teams...
  • Jeremy Mathieu injury setback for Barcelona November 2, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish football club FC Barcelona will be without the services of French defender Jeremy Mathieu for around three weeks, the club confirmed on Sunday. Mathieu injured his right calf muscle during Saturday night's shock 0-1 home defeat to Celta Vigo in Camp Nou, although he played all 90 minutes alongside...
  • Luis Enrique expects flak after another Barca defeat November 2, 2014

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is expecting a stream of criticism after Saturday's La Liga defeat at home to Celta Vigo but said he was already focusing on Wednesday's Champions League game at Ajax Amsterdam. Barca missed a host of chances and were beaten 1-0 at the Nou Camp by Celta, where...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid take lead as Barcelona lose to Celta November 2, 2014

    Luis Suarez's home debut with Barcelona was spoiled by Celta Vigo as Joaquin Larrivey scored in the second half to deal the host a 1-0 loss that let Real Madrid take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona's second consecutive loss and first at home in the league...
  • Joaquin Larrivey scores as Celta Vigo stun Barcelona 1-0 in La Liga November 2, 2014

    Luis Suarez's home debut with Barcelona was spoiled by Celta Vigo as Joaquin Larrivey scored in the second half to deal the hosts a 1-0 loss that let Real Madrid take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona's second consecutive loss and first at home in the league...
  • Two-goal Rodriguez hits stunner as Real Madrid thump Granada 4-0 November 1, 2014

    Real Madrid turned up the heat on their La Liga title rivals when James Rodriguez scored twice, including a stunning volley, in a 4-0 win at Granada on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo set the European champions on their way in the second minute at the Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium when he clipped...
  • La Liga: Five teams jostle at top of tight Spanish league November 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez will make his Camp Nou debut in official competition on Saturday. The Barcelona striker played in a home friendly to start the season while serving out a four-month biting ban. That ended in time for Suarez to set up Neymar's goal in Barcelona's loss at Real Madrid last...