BARCELONA, Spain - Luis Suarez led Atlético Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Getafe in the 500th game for coach Diego Simeone, extending its Spanish league lead after Real Madrid drew, 1-1, at Elche on Wednesday.The Uruguay striker used ...
Dec 31, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Real Madrid beat city rival Atlético Madrid, 2-0, to tighten the Spanish league title race on Saturday, dealing the leader its first loss in the competition in 10 months.Casemiro opened the scoring for Zinedine Zidane's ...
Dec 13, 2020
MADRID - Yannick Carrasco scored after defensive blunders as Atlético Madrid ended a decade-long winless streak against Barcelona in the Spanish league with a 1-0 victory on Saturday."We are very happy to have won, it had been a long ...
Nov 22, 2020
MADRID - Luis Suárez quickly made an impact at Atlético Madrid. Former teammate Lionel Messi was his usual impressive self for Barcelona.Suárez, who had his debut on Sunday with Atlético after being told he was not wanted by ...
Sep 28, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi criticized the exit of teammate and good friend Luis Suárez on Friday, dealing another blow to the damaged relationship between the Argentine and Barcelona's leadership.Messi posted a photo of himself with Suárez on ...
Sep 26, 2020
MADRID - Luis Suárez is staying in Spain after all.Barcelona said late Wednesday that it reached a deal with Atlético Madrid for the transfer of the Uruguay striker for €6 million ($7 million).Suárez was let go by Barcelona ...
Sep 24, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal for club and country before Atletico Madrid came back to draw 2-2 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and deal Barcelona's title hopes a major blow.Barcelona's third ...
Jul 1, 2020
MADRID - Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after not paying more than 1 million euros ($1.1 million) from income earned through image rights.Costa was given a six-month suspended sentence ...
Jun 5, 2020
MADRID - Spanish clubs resumed full squad training on Monday, beginning the final stage of preparations for the return to competition.Clubs will have just under two weeks of full sessions before the league restarts on June 11, almost three months after it ...
Jun 2, 2020
MADRID - Spanish league clubs are allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks.Only 10 players were allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions ...
May 26, 2020
MADRID - The Spanish league and players are still far apart on the size of the salary cuts they need to take to help reduce the financial impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak, with the footballers saying the organization wants them to carry ...
Apr 5, 2020
ATLETICO Madrid says it has reached an agreement with its players and coaching staff to reduce their salaries by 70% while competitions are stopped during the coronavirus pandemic.Atlético announced the agreement on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) and said it is ...
Apr 3, 2020
LIVERPOOL, England - Anfield was rocking. Jurgen Klopp was beating his chest and punching the air. Another famous comeback was on for Liverpool in the Champions League.One error from their backup goalkeeper saw it all come crashing down for the titleholders on ...
Mar 12, 2020
MADRID - With Zinedine Zidane making all the right moves, Real Madrid added to its dominant run by defeating city rival Atlético Madrid and increasing its Spanish league lead on Saturday.Zidane's changes at halftime proved crucial for Madrid as ...
Feb 2, 2020
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - A Madrid derby will decide the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.Atlético Madrid rallied with two late goals to beat Barcelona 3-2 in a back-and-forth game on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), setting up a ...
Jan 10, 2020
MILAN - For the first time in history only five countries will be represented in the last 16 of the Champions League.Atalanta and Atlético Madrid became the last two teams to qualify for the knockout stages on Wednesday, meaning all 16 ...
Dec 12, 2019
MADRID - Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid failed to produce any fireworks in a lackluster derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, sharing a scoreless draw that allowed Barcelona to move closer to the top in the Spanish league.Champions Barcelona shrugged ...
Sep 29, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - The Spanish soccer federation has given Barcelona what amounts to a token fine of 300 euros ($329) for negotiating with Antoine Griezmann while he was still under contract with Atlético Madrid.Barcelona paid the France forward's buyout ...
Sep 27, 2019
MONACO - Missing out on the Champions League title in his first season at Juventus still pains Cristiano Ronaldo.Had it not been for the quarterfinal loss to Ajax last season, Ronaldo might not have been leaving Thursday's UEFA group stage ...
Aug 30, 2019
MADRID - Antoine Griezmann copied Lionel Messi to score a goal and then imitated NBA star LeBron James to celebrate it.Griezmann thrived on his Camp Nou debut with Barcelona on Sunday, scoring twice to lead the Catalan club to its first Spanish ...
Aug 26, 2019
MADRID - Antoine Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid and could be close to joining Barcelona next season.The France forward told Atletico on Tuesday he has decided not to stay for a sixth season with the club.He said in a video released ...
May 15, 2019
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