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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Valencia during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and Barcelona, at the Mestalla stadium

La Liga Roundup: Barcelona lose lead to Sevilla after draw at Valencia

October 8, 2018 10:06:38 am

Sevilla are top on 16 points while Barcelona have 15 with Atletico Madrid third. Real Madrid, beaten 1-0 at Alaves, are fourth in the standings.

Substitution make the difference in Atletico Madrid’s win over Real Betis

October 8, 2018 1:15:45 am

Atletico Madrid temporarily went top of La Liga for the first time this season after beating Real Betis 1-0 in a tight game on Sunday.

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Sacking Julen Lopetegui would be crazy, says Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos

October 7, 2018 9:25:02 am

Real Madrid, beaten by a header from Manu Garcia in the fifth minute of added time, have now lost three of their past four games, in which they have also failed to score.

La Liga Roundup: Real Madrid lose at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

October 7, 2018 9:06:15 am

Real Madrid center back Sergio Ramos defended Lopetegui, who took over from the hugely successful Zinedine Zidane this summer.

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La Liga: Two penalties give Real Sociedad derby win against Athletic Bilbao

October 6, 2018 9:22:25 am

The visitors re-took the lead two minutes into the second half when Luca Sangalli slid in to meet a cross from Igor Zubeldia, who had won the ball back in midfield and danced his way down the right wing.

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La Liga determined to play games in US despite ‘cultural wall’ of opposition: Javier Tebas

October 3, 2018 2:21:50 am

Spain's La Liga remains committed to playing Barcelona's league match with Girona in Miami, despite opposition to the plans, the organisation's president Javier Tebas.

FC Barcelona surpass $1 billion in revenue

October 3, 2018 7:57:34 am

Barcelona said it is the eighth straight year it has closed with a profit, with accumulated gains of 188 million euros since 2010.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Athletic Bilbao

La Liga: Lionel Messi speaks up amid slump in new role as Barcelona captain

October 1, 2018 12:53:09 pm

Lionel Messi acknowledged that Barcelona must improve in defense after it drew 2-2 to Girona and lost 2-1 at Leganes before its latest slip against Bilbao.

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WATCH: Sevilla fans injured after fence collapses at Eibar

September 30, 2018 11:10:47 am

The barrier collapsed as dozens of travelling supporters standing behind the goal spilled on to the pitch after Ever Banega converted a penalty in the 58th minute to put Sevilla 2-0 up.

Real Madrid fail to exploit Barcelona’s draw with edgy derby stalemate

September 30, 2018 6:11:32 am

Real Madrid have now failed to beat Atletico at home in the league in their last six attempts, with their last victory coming in December 2012 when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid settle for goalless draw: Highlights

September 30, 2018 2:18:44 am

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Highlights: Both sides look to go on top as they play Madrid derby at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Barcelona’s struggles continue with home draw to Athletic Bilbao

September 30, 2018 12:09:48 am

Barcelona are top of the table with 14 points after seven games but will lose their lead if Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in a city derby later on Saturday.

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La Liga: Espanyol held by Rayo Vallecano, misses chance of joining league leaders

September 29, 2018 8:09:31 am

Espanyol was held 2-2 at promoted Rayo Vallecano on Friday, missing a chance to join Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish league.


Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde calm despite ‘earthquake’ after defeat to Leganes

September 28, 2018 8:05:56 pm

Ernesto Valverde believes he and his players have faced excessive criticism for their shock 2-1 defeat by lowly Leganes while also saying his side need to improve after dropping five points in their last two La Liga games.

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Julen Lopetegui defends record against big teams as Madrid derby looms

September 28, 2018 7:14:04 pm

Julen Lopetegui dismissed the suggestion his side have struggled against top opposition, pointing to the 3-0 win over AS Roma in the Champions League.

Real Madrid's Luka Modric during the warm up before the match against Espanyol

Luka Modric still working towards peak fitness after draining season

September 28, 2018 7:01:38 pm

Luka Modric played a major role in Croatia's run to the World Cup final in Russia, where they were beaten by France. He had earlier helped his club side Real Madrid claim a third consecutive Champions League crown.

Julen Lopetegui laments lack of urgency in Real Madrid’s humiliation at Sevilla

September 27, 2018 6:28:07 pm

Real's sixth defeat in seven league visits to Sevilla's Sanchez Pizjuan stadium also prevented Lopetegui's side from taking advantage of title rival Barcelona's unexpected 2-1 defeat

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La Liga Roundup: Barcelona stunned by last-place Leganes, Real Madrid go down 3-0 against Sevilla

September 27, 2018 8:27:37 am

Both Spanish league leaders were stunned Wednesday, with Barcelona losing 2-1 at last-place Leganes and Madrid falling 3-0 at Sevilla, marking the first time since 2015 that they lost on the same day.

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La Liga: Atletico Madrid swat aside Huesca 3-0 with first-half goal blitz

September 26, 2018 10:48:56 am

Diego Simeone’s side were comfortable as they recorded a third consecutive win in all competitions, with all three goals coming in an opening 35-minute blitz.

Lionel Messi the best despite Luka Modric winning award, says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

September 25, 2018 11:41:40 pm

Ernesto Valverde said Lionel Messi should have walked away with the prize and criticised the amount of individual awards creeping into the game.

La Liga: Spanish players association rejects Girona vs Barcelona in Miami

September 25, 2018 9:25:17 am

The league's ambition to stage Jan 26’s Girona versus Barcelona fixture in Miami have been met with resistance from the Spanish football federation (RFEF).

Barcelona's Clement Lenglet walks past coach Ernesto Valverde after being sent off by referee Jesus Manzano

Clement Lenglet red card unfair, says Girona’s Pere Pons after Barca draw

September 24, 2018 9:26:26 am

Clement Lenglet's first league start since his 36 million-euro move from Sevilla turned sour when he was shown a straight red card in the 35th minute at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona's Gerard Pique celebrates scoring their second goal against Girona in La Liga

La Liga Roundup: Gerard Pique rescues 10-man Barcelona to draw with Girona, Valencia continue to struggle

September 24, 2018 8:57:47 am

The 2-2 draw meant Barcelona lost their two-point advantage over Real Madrid at the top of the table, with both teams on 13 points after five games.

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez against La Liga plan to play game in US

September 24, 2018 9:46:30 am

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States.

Real Madrid lead La Liga thanks to goal on video review

September 23, 2018 3:56:36 pm

The win at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium left Real Madrid one point ahead of Barcelona, which plays on Sunday against Girona at Camp Nou Stadium.