LA LIGA

  • I'm now showing Brazil form with Barcelona, says Neymar 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    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 4 hours 45 minutes ago

    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 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Ronaldo brace helps Real Madrid thrash Levante 5-0 2 days ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to extend his scoring streak with Real Madrid to nine straight appearances and help win 5-0 at Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo opened from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before adding another goal in the 61st, increasing his league-leading tally to 15...
  • Brazilian starlet Lucas Silva 'ready' for Real Madrid move 2 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista says his Cruzeiro team-mate Lucas Silva is "ready" to join the Spanish giants should they make a move for the midfielder. The 21-year-old has also been linked to English club Chelsea but Baptista backed the Brazil under-23 international to be successful at...
  • La Liga: Manucho's late goal gives Rayo Vallecano 1-0 win at Granada 2 days ago

    Granada: Manucho scored deep in stoppage time to give Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 win at Granada in the Spanish league on Friday. With Rayo stalled in attack, Manucho went on in the 84th minute and finished off a last-gasp move when the Angolan striker swept Gael Kakuta's pass in off the...
  • Lionel Messi eyes fresh opportunity for La Liga goals record 2 days ago

    Lionel Messi will have another chance to match or surpass Telmo Zarra's six-decade-old La Liga scoring record of 251 goals when Barcelona host promoted Eibar on Saturday. The Argentina captain and four-times World Player of the Year has netted 249 times in the Spanish top flight since he played his first...
  • Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to miss Levante clash 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's La Liga clash at Levante due to flu, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. The French hitman will be given time to recover ahead of two important matches away to Liverpool in the Champions League next Wednesday followed by the weekend 'Clasico'...
  • Luis Suarez ready for Clasico, says Barcelona coach Luis Enrique 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Luis Suarez is looking a lot sharper since he returned to training and will be ready for his debut in the Clasico against Real Madrid next weekend. The Catalan side take on newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday following the international break, but all eyes are already...
  • Lionel Messi eyes record on anniversary as Barcelona seek Clasico boost 3 days ago

    Madrid: In the week that he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga. The Argentine made his bow as a 17-year-old in a 1-0 win at city rivals Espanyol on October 16, 2004. Now...
  • Luis Suarez receives Golden Boot, eyes Barcelona debut 4 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is looking forward to ending his FIFA ban and says he will be fit to face Real Madrid if selected later this month. "There's not long to go and my eagerness to play is always there," Suarez said Wednesday as he picked up a Golden Boot...
  • My El Clasico comeback is fate, says Luis Suarez 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is likely to play his first competitive game for Barcelona in La Liga's El Clasico against Real Madrid later this month and he says it is no coincidence his four-month biting ban expires the day before one of biggest fixtures in world soccer. FIFA sidelined the controversial Uruguay...
  • Luis Suarez will be ready for Real Madrid return, says Barcelona director 1 week ago

    Barcelona: All eyes will be on Luis Suarez when he returns for Barcelona in the 'Clasico' this month and despite his four-month biting ban, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta expects him to be ready to face Real Madrid. Barca's marquee signing from Liverpool has had to watch from the stands as his...
  • Diploma-less Zinedine Zidane threatened with Real Madrid coaching ban October 11, 2014

    Madrid: France legend Zinedine Zidane has been threatened with suspension from his current role as Real Madrid's reserve team coach because he has not validated his coaching badge, according to a club source. "We've received a notification (from the Spanish Federation) detailing a possible suspension. We have 10 days to present...
  • 'No chance of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United' October 9, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes on Thursday denied that the 29-year-old striker wants to leave the Spanish club to return to his former team Manchester United. Rumours of a return to England for the Portuguese international have been gathering pace recently as Manchester United look to rebuild...
  • 'El Clasico' at risk if Catalonia becomes independent October 8, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Javier Tebas on Tuesday said that in the hypothetical case of the region of Catalonia becoming independent from Spain, FC Barcelona and Espanyol would not be able to continuing playing football in La Liga. Tebas' words add a new dimension to the ongoing debate over...
  • I considered leaving Real Madrid: Iker Casillas October 7, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas admitted that there were moments when he felt like he was "the plague" at the club and that he had considered leaving Spain to play abroad. Casillas has won back his place as first choice keeper at the club this season after difficult 18 months...
  • Free-scoring Ronaldo has Messi's record in his sights October 6, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of the Champions League last season, Cristiano Ronaldo is already well on the way towards breaking Lionel Messi's La Liga best haul of 50 goals in one campaign. Ronaldo netted his third hat-trick this term in Sunday's 5-0...
  • Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 October 6, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo had another hat trick to extend his scoring streak to eight consecutive games and lead Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday. It was Ronaldo's second treble to go with one four-goal game already this season and gave the Ballon d'Or...
  • Sevilla beat Deportivo 4-1 to go 3rd in La Liga October 5, 2014

    Midfielder Stephane M'Bia scored two goals as Sevilla beat visitors Deportivo La Coruna 4-1 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Also, Moi Gomez scored back-to-back goals in two minutes to help Villarreal win 3-1 at 10-man Celta Vigo, dealing the hosts their first loss of the season. While M'Bia got his double,...
  • Valencia denounce own fans after Atletico bus pelted October 5, 2014

    Valencia have denounced fans of the club who pelted the Atletico Madrid team bus with objects before Saturday's La Liga match at the Mestalla. Television footage showed objects which appeared to be cans of drink striking the Atletico bus as it arrived at the stadium before mounted police intervened to disperse...
  • La Liga: Easy win for Barcelona, Atletico Madrid lose to Valencia October 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Record-chasing Lionel Messi and Neymar scored as Spanish league leader Barcelona eased to a 2-0 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Messi chipped goalkeeper Antonio "Tono" Rodriguez in the 35th minute for his 249th league goal, leaving him two behind the all-time scoring record held by Telmo Zarra since...
  • Lionel Messi, Neymar lead Barcelona to 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano October 4, 2014

    Record-chasing Lionel Messi and Neymar scored as Spanish league leader Barcelona eased to a 2-0 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Messi chipped goalkeeper Antonio "Tono" Rodriguez in the 35th minute for his 249th league goal, leaving him two behind the all-time scoring record held by Telmo Zarra since 1955. A...
  • Valencia beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 for provisional lead October 4, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid failed to build on Wednesday's notable Champions League success against Juventus when they were beaten 3-1 at a resurgent Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. Valencia last won the Spanish league title in 2004 but have started their latest campaign in impressive form and made a thrilling start...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 'perfect shape' before Bilbao clash October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team-mates on Saturday and coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was in "perfect shape" ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao. The World Player of the Year took a knock to the ankle near the end of...
  • Judge refuses to drop Messi tax fraud charges October 4, 2014

    Barcelona: A Spanish judge rejected an appeal filed by Lionel Messi's lawyers on Friday to drop tax fraud charges against the Barcelona star. The judge rebutted the counter demand that Messi be excluded from the case against him and his father, who are accused of withholding 4 million euros ($5.3 million)...
  • Getafe salvage 1-1 draw with Cordoba in La Liga October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Getafe substitute Baba Diawara scored two minutes from time to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Midfielder Patrick Ekeng scored in the 78th minute to put Cordoba on the verge of their first victory in their first season in the top flight...