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Gareth Bale’s injury misfortune continues with calf problem

January 5, 2019 8:03:53 pm

The injury definitely rules Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid's La Liga games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis in addition to the two Copa del Rey last-16 games against Leganes this month.

Gareth Bale ‘nowhere near’ being Real Madrid’s leader, says Predrag Mijatovic

January 4, 2019 10:04:14 pm

Gareth Bale, who has scored only four goals in the league this season, has been injured over 20 times since his 105 million euro signing from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

Atletico Madrid must shake dismal away form to maintain title push

January 3, 2019 6:57:39 pm

Atletico Madrid have earned the best home record in La Liga at their shiny new ground, but their title ambitions are being held back by their dismal away form.

Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain

Diego Godin leads list of Atletico defenders with unclear futures

January 2, 2019 10:24:04 pm

Diego Godin leads a list of four players who have all been the fulcrum of that reliable rearguard in recent years but have an unclear status at the club whose fortunes they have transformed.

La Liga Stadiums: By the sea lies Celta Vigo’s Balaidos

December 26, 2018 6:45:31 pm

Celta Vigo's Balaidos Stadium can host nearly 30,000 fans and the most noise can be heard when local rivals Deportivo la Coruna come calling.

What happened to Real Madrid after Cristiano Ronaldo is a warning to Barcelona, says Jordi Cruyff

December 26, 2018 3:27:42 pm

Former Barcelona player Jordi Cruyff said that Real Madrid's form after Cristiano Ronaldo's departure is a 'warning' to Blaugrana when it comes to Lionel Messi.

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La Liga Roundup: Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele protect Barcelona’s lead before winter break

December 23, 2018 8:34:15 am

Lionel Messi scored Barcelona's second goal to take his league-leading tally to 15 in 17 rounds, including six goals in his last three matches.

FC Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi, left, celebrate after scoring the 0-3 goal with his teammate FC Barcelona's defender Jordi Alba, center, and FC Barcelona's midfielder Arturo Vidal, right, during their La Liga soccer match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain

La Liga Roundup: Lionel Messi scores hat trick to hit 50-goal mark in 2018

December 17, 2018 10:32:55 am

Lionel Messi's brilliance powered Barcelona to a 5-0 victory at Levante and kept the defending champions three points ahead of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league.

Sevilla put pressure on leaders Barcelona with win over Girona

December 16, 2018 10:26:22 pm

Sevilla are second in the standings, locked on 31 points with leaders Barca, who visit Levante later on Sunday as well as third-placed Atletico Madrid, who beat Real Valladolid 3-2 on Saturday.

Antoine Griezmann

La Liga: Atletico Madrid win to pull level with Barcelona, Benzema gives Real Madrid win

December 16, 2018 10:56:54 am

Griezmann scored twice, including a late winner, after setting up Atletico's opener to earn a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Valladolid on Saturday to pull level on points with Spanish league leader Barcelona.

I don’t like to talk about money, especially to a woman, says Atletico Madrid president

December 12, 2018 2:08:39 pm

Enrique Cerezo was speaking to Cristina Garcia Tirado of Spanish television station Cuatro before Atletico's Champions League game away to Club Bruges.

La Liga remains hopeful of overseas games despite Barcelona setback

December 11, 2018 6:04:03 pm

La Liga president Javier Tebas told reporters on Tuesday that he understood Barcelona's decision, while adding the league would not relent on its future plans.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fourth goal against Espanyol with team mates

Spanish league scraps plan to play January match in US

December 11, 2018 11:27:53 am

Barcelona's board of directors said the club remained behind the idea of the game aboard, but the ``project will not prosper until there is an agreement between all parties.''

Villarreal sack coach Javi Calleja

December 10, 2018 6:31:57 pm

Calleja took over as coach in September 2017, leading the Yellow Submarine to a fifth-placed finish and Europa League football last season.

Gareth Bale strike gives Real Madrid narrow win over struggling Huesca

December 10, 2018 12:16:16 pm

Gareth Bale ended a three-month goal drought in La Liga to give Real Madrid a nervy 1-0 win away to basement club Huesca on Sunday, taking his side back into the top four at the expense of Alaves.

Lionel Messi

La Liga: Lionel Messi says Ballon d’Or snub was no extra motivation

December 9, 2018 6:46:49 am

The Argentine forward scored two masterful free kicks and created a goal for Ousmane Dembele among highlights in a bewitching individual display.

Lionel Messi

La Liga Roundup: Lionel Messi scores twice from free kicks to script Barcelona win against Espanyol

December 9, 2018 6:42:25 am

Nikola Kalinic, Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo each scored a goal each to leave Atletico Madrid even with Barcelona ahead of the Catalan derby against Espanyol.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid complete 10-1 aggregate thrashing of Melilla

December 7, 2018 12:36:58 am

Real Madrid trounced third division side Melilla 6-1 in a Copa del Rey round of 32-second leg on Thursday, completing a 10-1 aggregate scoreline.

Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa to undergo surgery in Brazil

December 4, 2018 10:10:15 am

Atletico Madrid did not state how long Diego Costa would be out for, although Spanish media reports indicated he would not be able to return until early February.

Diego Costa

Diego Costa to undergo surgery in Brazil

December 3, 2018 8:34:48 pm

Atletico did not state how long Diego Costa would be out for, although Spanish media reports indicated he would not be able to return until early February.

La Liga Roundup: Barcelona reclaim top spot, own goal earns Atletico Madrid draw against Girona

December 3, 2018 8:45:38 am

Barcelona's first win in three rounds left them one point above second-placed Sevilla, who rallied to a 1-1 draw at fourth-placed Alaves.

Isco’s future on the agenda for Real Madrid ahead of Valencia visit

November 29, 2018 7:06:22 pm

Real Madrid sit sixth in the table, behind the likes of Espanyol and Alaves, six points off league leaders Sevilla, while Saturday's opponents Valencia are 11th.

Luis Suarez to miss two weeks for knee treatment

November 26, 2018 10:09:58 pm

Luis Suarez had been suffering pain and was not included in Barcelona's squad for the trip to face PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Barcelona players celebrate after Ousmane Dembele scored their first goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid

Ousmane Dembele salvages Barcelona late draw at Atletico Madrid

November 25, 2018 8:53:50 am

For the second straight year, Atletico Madrid weren't able to hold on to their lead against Barcelona at home, missing another chance to end their its winless streak against the Catalans in La Liga.

Sergio Ramos denies breaking anti-doping rules

November 24, 2018 10:28:09 pm

Speaking after Madrid's 3-0 loss at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday, Ramos denied any wrongdoing and said he has instructed his legal team to take action.