BARCELONA, Spain - After seeing Barcelona's Spanish league title defense come to a disappointing and meek end, Lionel Messi didn't hold back.Messi blasted his team for being "weak" after Real Madrid wrested the league title away from Barcelona ...
Jul 17, 2020
MADRID - There was Zinedine Zidane again, being thrown into the air by his Real Madrid players in another title celebration.With the Frenchman back in charge, Madrid is back to collecting major trophies.Madrid clinched its 34th Spanish league title - and first ...
Jul 17, 2020
MADRID - Real Madrid is asking its fans to stay away from the team's usual celebration spots in Madrid if it wins the Spanish league title.The request came a day after Madrid defeated Granada, 2-1, to move within two ...
Jul 15, 2020
MADRID - After its ninth straight win following the pandemic break, Real Madrid is on the verge of reclaiming the Spanish league title.Madrid defeated Granada, 2-1, on Monday to move within two points of winning the trophy.Ferland Mendy and Karim ...
Jul 14, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Antoine Griezmann could miss the rest of the Spanish league because of a muscle injury.Barcelona said tests conducted on Sunday showed that Griezmann has a right thigh injury that will keep him sidelined.The club did not say how ...
Jul 13, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Arturo Vidal scored for Barcelona to sneak past feisty Valladolid, 1-0, on Saturday and keep the pressure on leader Real Madrid as the Spanish league approaches its climax.Barcelona closed to within one point of Madrid, which has a ...
Jul 12, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi's Barcelona on Friday.Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavés, 2-0, and restoring a four-point ...
Jul 11, 2020
MADRID - Barcelona kept its title hopes alive with a 1-0 win in the city derby against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Wednesday, sealing the rival's relegation for the first time in nearly three decades.Luis Suárez scored ...
Jul 9, 2020
MADRID - With another decisive penalty kick from Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid extended its perfect run after the coronavirus break and moved closer to its first Spanish league title in three years.Ramos scored his fifth goal since the season resumed as Madrid ...
Jul 6, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - A brilliant back-heeled pass by Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid take a step toward reclaiming the Spanish league title on Sunday with a 1-0 win at Espanyol.With Espanyol about to make it to halftime with a clean ...
Jun 29, 2020
MADRID - Barcelona earned a hard-fought 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday to put the pressure back on Real Madrid in the Spanish league.Ivan Rakitic's second-half winner moved Barcelona back in front of Madrid ahead of ...
Jun 24, 2020
MADRID - Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema scored second-half goals as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad, 2-1, on Sunday to take the lead from Barcelona for the first time since the Spanish league resumed.Ramos converted a 50th-minute penalty kick ...
Jun 22, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona was held at Sevilla to 0-0 on Friday for its first stumble since the resumption of play in the Spanish league following a three-month stoppage for the COVID-19 pandemic.The slip gives Real Madrid the chance ...
Jun 20, 2020
MADRID - Karim Benzema scored twice and Marco Asensio added another on his return from a 10-month injury layoff as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to keep pace with leader Barcelona in the Spanish league.The ...
Jun 19, 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 - The Spanish league is resuming in less than two weeks with Real Madrid playing its games at the club's training center.Madrid will host Eibar on June 14 at the 6,000-capacity Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, a ...
Jun 1, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi's Barcelona and the rest of the Spanish league can resume play in June after three months of waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that the nation&# ...
May 24, 2020
MADRID - The Spanish league took another step toward restarting the soccer season by allowing teams to resume group training on Monday.Practices were closer to routine for the first time since the league was suspended in mid-March because of the coronavirus ...
May 19, 2020
MADRID - Soccer matches and other sports events in Spain will take place in empty venues at least until the end of the summer, the mayor of Madrid said on Saturday.José Luis Martínez-Almeida told the Onda Cero radio station that ...
Apr 19, 2020
MADRID - Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio led his team to victory in an online video game tournament that raised more than €140,000 ($149,000) for the fight against the coronavirus.Asensio beat Leganés player Aitor Ruibal 4-2 in Sunday&# ...
Mar 24, 2020
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