MADRID - Real Madrid lost to Levante, 1-0, and lost its lead of the Spanish league to Barcelona after a four-goal performance by Lionel Messi on Saturday.Barcelona routed Eibar, 5-0, at the Camp Nou and will enter next weekend&# ...
Feb 23, 2020
LEGANES, Spain - Leganes defeated Alaves, 1-0, to get the Spanish league underway on Friday, after they paid tribute to the victims of the attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils.A minute of silence was held before the match, ...
Aug 19, 2017
MADRID - Striker Cedric Bakambu scored twice as Villarreal defeated Sporting Gijon, 3-1, in the Spanish league on Friday, keeping alive its slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.Villarreal was within five points of fourth-place Sevilla and third-place ...
Apr 29, 2017
MADRID - Barcelona scored two second-half goals to defeat 10-man Real Betis, 2-0, on Saturday and move closer to winning the Spanish league title.The win put Barcelona back in first place after both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid had ...
May 1, 2016
MADRID - Striker Iago Aspas scored a goal in each half as Celta Vigo defeated Granada, 2-1, on Monday to move closer to fourth place in the Spanish league.Aspas converted a penalty kick in the 16th minute and added a second ...
Apr 26, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Levante and Getafe both conceded late goals in disappointing draws at home on Sunday that hurt their chances of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league.Levante couldn't stop Athletic Bilbao from scoring twice in the final minutes to ...
Apr 25, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt.Suarez scored his eighth ...
Apr 24, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Karim Benzema ensured Real Madrid kept the pressure on the Spanish league's front-runners by scoring one goal and assisting on two more as bottom-side Getafe was defeated 5-1 on Saturday.Madrid, which this week advanced ...
Apr 17, 2016
VALENCIA, Spain - Levante fought back to beat Espanyol, 2-1, at home on Friday to boost its hopes of avoiding relegation from the Spanish league.Hernan Perez gave the visitors the lead in the seventh minute after controlling Victor Sanchez's ...
Apr 16, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona stumbled for a third straight match in its quest to defend its Spanish league title after losing at Real Sociedad, 1-0, on Saturday, letting Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid tighten the race even further.Barcelona had 84 minutes ...
Apr 10, 2016
MADRID - Spanish tax authorities said Monday they are investigating allegations of tax irregularities involving soccer player Lionel Messi after documents released by an international probe of offshore accounts.Messi's family released a statement denying wrongdoing and threatened to sue media ...
Apr 5, 2016
MADRID - Spanish club Valencia has fired coach Gary Neville less than four months after hiring the former England defender.The club made the announcement on Wednesday, nine days after it lost its third game in a row in the Spanish league."After ...
Mar 31, 2016
MALAGA, Spain - A regional division Spanish football club says one of its players has been hospitalized after being stabbed by a spectator following a match.Spokesman Salvador Ferrer of football club Alhaurín de la Torre tells The Associated Press that the ...
Mar 22, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Atletico Madrid stumbled in its pursuit of Barcelona for the Spanish league title after conceding two late goals to lose at relegation-threatened Sporting Gijon, 2-1, on Saturday.Atletico looked set to maintain its title challenge after Antoine Griezmann ...
Mar 20, 2016
MADRID - Lionel Messi continued his impressive form by scoring two goals in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Eibar in the Spanish league on Sunday, as the strike force of Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar reached a total of 100 goals ...
Mar 7, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Cristiano Ronaldo scored four second-half goals to become the second all-time leading scorer in La Liga as Real Madrid routed Celta Vigo 7-1 on Saturday.Ronaldo's haul gave him 252 career goals according to the ...
Mar 6, 2016
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo converted a first-half penalty to lead Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at last-place Levante in the Spanish league on Wednesday, keeping his team third in the standings.Ronaldo scored from the spot in the 34th ...
Mar 3, 2016
MADRID - Lionel Messi attracted global attention with the trick penalty kick he pulled off with Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez in the latest round of the Spanish league.Messi took the spot-kick on Sunday but, instead of a shot, he simply rolled ...
Feb 16, 2016
MADRID - Barcelona did just enough to defeat last-place Levante, 2-0, on Sunday and tie its all-time record of 28 consecutive games without a loss.Barcelona took the lead with an own goal by Levante defender David Navarro in the ...
Feb 8, 2016
MADRID - Venezuela midfielder Juan Anor scored a goal and was involved in another as Malaga beat Getafe, 3-0, in the Spanish league on Friday.Anor scored in the ninth minute when he skillfully dribbled past three Getafe players before sending a ...
Feb 6, 2016
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