MADRID - As Diego Simeone keeps celebrating Atlético Madrid victories, Zinedine Zidane continues to look for answers to Real Madrid's struggles.Atlético defeated Valencia, 1-0, for a sixth win in a row in the Spanish league on Saturday, ...
Nov 29, 2020
MADRID - The excitement and euphoria over Luis Suárez didn't last very long for Atlético Madrid.Two consecutive scoreless draws quickly dampened the hype surrounding Atlético's new attack after it had opened the season with an ...
Oct 4, 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
BARCELONA, Spain - Quique Setién lost his first game after three matches in charge of Barcelona as Valencia beat the defending Spanish champions, 2-0, on Saturday.Valencia striker Maxi Gómez scored once and played a key role in producing an ...
Jan 26, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Injuries to Lionel Messi and Barcelona's other top attacking players gave an unknown 16-year-old teenager from Guinea-Bissau the rarest of chances to bring a stunned Camp Nou crowd to its feet on Saturday.Ansu Fati ...
Sep 15, 2019
VALENCIA, Spain - Valencia has fired coach Marcelino García Toral three games into the Spanish league season, hiring former Real Madrid and Barcelona player Albert Celades as his replacement.The decision was announced on Wednesday after team president Anil Murthy returned to ...
Sep 12, 2019
SEVILLE, Spain - There was no lifting of a winner's trophy this time for Lionel Messi.The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI after Valencia beat his side, 2-1, in ...
May 26, 2019
MADRID - Atletico Madrid made sure Barcelona has to wait a little longer to celebrate the Spanish league title.With a 3-2 win over Valencia on Wednesday, Atletico cut Barcelona's lead to nine points and kept the Catalan club from ...
Apr 25, 2019
MADRID - Zinedine Zidane's honeymoon period didn't last long in his return as Real Madrid coach.In his third game back in charge, Real Madrid's familiar struggles returned in a 2-1 loss at Valencia in the ...
Apr 4, 2019
CIGNAL-Ateneo looks to continue its flight atop the 2019 PBA D-League when it meets Family Mart-Enderun on Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.The Blue Eagles went off in their season opener last Feb. 14, blasting Go for Gold- ...
Feb 24, 2019
EGAY Macaraya knows that City of Valencia Bukidnon-SSC-R has a mountain to scale this 2019 PBA D-League season.But rather than be overcome with fear, the veteran mentor welcomes the challenge for his young Golden Harvest squad as they ...
Feb 13, 2019
CIGNAL-ATENEO aims to live up to the hype when the 2019 PBA D-League season opens store on Thursday against Go for Gold-CSB at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Hawkeyes, now carrying the core of UAAP champions Blue Eagles, ...
Feb 13, 2019
VALENCIA, Spain - An embarrassing own-goal by Manchester United defender Phil Jones proved decisive as Valencia beat the English club 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.United failed to earn a win that would have given the team top spot ...
Dec 13, 2018
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United's players got stuck in traffic and never really got going on the field, either, in a scoreless draw with Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday.Kickoff was delayed by five minutes because United's ...
Oct 3, 2018
MADRID - Another year, another Copa del Rey final for Barcelona.Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal since leaving Liverpool as Barcelona defeated Valencia, 2-0, on Thursday to reach the Copa final for the fifth straight season.Ivan Rakitic also scored in ...
Feb 9, 2018
MADRID - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez thrived again, leaving Barcelona closer to its fifth straight Copa del Rey final.Suarez scored a second-half winner off a cross by Messi as Barcelona defeated Valencia, 1-0, in the first leg of the ...
Feb 2, 2018
BARCELONA, Spain - A beleaguered Zinedine Zidane got the win he needed to take some pressure off as Real Madrid's manager.Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties to lead them past Valencia, 4-1, on Saturday, breaking Madrid's ...
Jan 28, 2018
MADRID - Barcelona stumbled for the second consecutive week but it still gained ground at the top of the Spanish league.A day after being held to a 2-2 home draw against Celta Vigo - giving its nearest challengers a chance to move ...
Dec 4, 2017
MADRID - Real Betis became the latest top-tier casualty in the Copa del Rey this week, failing to advance to the last 16 after a 5-3 loss to second-division club Cadiz on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).Betis was eliminated 6- ...
Dec 1, 2017
MADRID - After being denied a legitimate goal, Lionel Messi made sure nobody would keep Barcelona from mounting a comeback against Valencia.Messi was deprived of a goal after a mistake by officials in the first half of the high-profile game between ...
Nov 27, 2017
MADRID - Barcelona started preparing for a key Spanish league match against Valencia even before stepping out onto the field to face Juventus in the Champions League.They put Lionel Messi on the bench.The Argentina forward, who is rarely rotated out of ...
Nov 24, 2017
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