Benzema hits hat trick for Madrid in 3-0 win over Bilbao

Soccer 04/21/19, 11:53

Karim Benzema hit a hat trick to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday, extending his scoring run since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane.After not finding the net in Zidane's first game back, Benzema has struck eight times in five ...

Surprising Getafe strengths grip on 4th place in Spain

Soccer 04/07/19, 11:03

Surprising Getafe is standing its ground in the fight for a Champions League spot in the Spanish league.The southern Madrid club defeated red-hot Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday to strengthen its grip on fourth place with seven matches remaining.Striker Angel Rodriguez came off the bench early in the second half ...

Isco out of revamped Spain squad for Euro 2020 qualifying

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:42

Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, Saul Niguez and Thiago Alcantara also missed out on coach Luis Enrique's list Friday for this month's European Championship qualifying matches against ...

Barcelona drops points at Bilbao, Madrid 6 points behind

Sports 02/10/19, 17:11

Barcelona needed goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to put in a superb performance as it still dropped points in a 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday.Barcelona left San Mames Stadium six points ahead of Real Madrid, which moved past Atletico Madrid into second place by winning ...

Villarreal, Valencia and Athletic struggling in Spain

Soccer 12/10/18, 15:09

Traditional Spanish clubs Villarreal, Valencia, and Athletic Bilbao entered the season with high hopes, looking to make a run against the powerful trio of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.Almost halfway through the league, they are just fighting to stay away from the relegation zone.Athletic fired its coach last week. ...

Relegation-threatened Athletic fires coach Eduardo Berizzo

Soccer 12/04/18, 16:48

Spanish club Athletic Bilbao has fired coach Eduardo Berizzo after the team won only two of its first 15 matches this season.The Basque Country club made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after a 3-0 loss at Levante in the Spanish league.The result kept the Athletic winless in 13 league ...

Messi speaks up amid slump in new role as Barcelona captain

Soccer 10/01/18, 00:49

With his actions, and now words, Lionel Messi is embracing a new role as Barcelona captain.Messi came off the bench to set up a late equalizer by fellow substitute Munir El Haddadi and salvage a point in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Extremely reticent to talk to the ...

Madrid and Atletico draw in derby, Barcelona stays ahead

Soccer 09/29/18, 17:18

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played to a scoreless draw in the first Spanish league derby of the season on Saturday, allowing Barcelona to retain its lead despite a third consecutive setback.Barcelona was held by Athletic Bilbao to 1-1 at Camp Nou Stadium after resting Lionel Messi for most of ...

Barcelona held by Athletic for 3rd straight setback in Liga

Soccer 09/29/18, 13:16

With Lionel Messi rested for most of the match, Barcelona was held to a 1-1 home draw against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday in its third straight setback in the Spanish league.Messi came off the bench in the second half to set up a late equalizer by Munir El Haddadi, but ...

Struggling Real Madrid takes on surging Atletico in derby

Soccer 09/28/18, 11:08

Real Madrid has fallen into a slump at a bad time.The Champions League winners are suddenly struggling following a strong start to the season despite Cristiano Ronaldo's departure. And up next is Atletico Madrid, which has hit its stride after a poor early run.Atletico visits the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on ...

Spain discovers next midfield talent in Pablo Fornals

Soccer 09/27/18, 09:21

Spanish soccer has found its next great midfielder in the making.Pablo Fornals scored one of the goals of the season in the Spanish league on Wednesday when he used one touch of his right boot to score from about 45 meters (50 yards) and put Villarreal on its way to ...

Stunned: Barca loses to last-place Leganes, Real to Sevilla

Soccer 09/26/18, 19:01

First it was Barcelona. Then Real Madrid.Both Spanish league leaders were stunned on Wednesday, with Barcelona losing 2-1 at last-place Leganes and Madrid falling 3-0 at Sevilla.The night also was marked by Pablo Fornals' beautiful goal from about 45 meters (49 yards) away in Villarreal's 3-0 win at Athletic ...

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