Atletico Madrid reaches deal to sign Porto defender Felipe

Sports 05/28/19, 16:22

Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros ($22.4 million).Atletico says the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract.He will help the Spanish club fill the void left by the departure of Diego Godin, the veteran Uruguayan who ...

Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his return to the squad after missing the final part of ...

PSG coach: Signing Griezmann is “not realistic”

Soccer 05/17/19, 09:08

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says signing Antoine Griezmann is not a "realistic" goal as the French champion is looking to bolster its defense.The France striker announced this week he is leaving Atletico Madrid but has yet to reveal where he's going.With Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Edinson ...

Griezmann tells Atletico Madrid he is leaving the club

Sports 05/14/19, 15:51

Antoine Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid.The France forward says he has decided not to stay for a sixth season with the Spanish club.He says in a video released by Atletico on Tuesday he wants "to face other challenges."Griezmann did not give any hints about his future but has been widely ...

Getafe loses to Barca, drops out of Champions League spots

Soccer 05/12/19, 14:24

Getafe lost 2-0 to Barcelona on Sunday, dropping out of the qualification places for the Champions League with one round left in the Spanish league. The modest southern Madrid club had held on to fourth place for 11 of the last 12 rounds, but it will go into next weekend in ...

Defender Godin leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of season

Soccer 05/07/19, 14:45

Uruguay defender Diego Godin is leaving Atletico Madrid after this season.Godin announced Tuesday he will not renew his contract with the Spanish club after failing to reach a deal.The 33-year-old defender is reportedly negotiating a move to Inter Milan.Godin couldn't hold back tears as he made the announcement in a ...

MLS All-Star opponent is Atletico Madrid for Orlando game

Sports 05/02/19, 09:06

Atletico Madrid will be the opponent in this summer's Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida.The 10-time La Liga champions are the second team from the Spanish league to play in the showcase after Real Madrid in 2017 in Chicago.This year's game is July 31 at Orlando City Stadium.FILE ...

Real Madrid loses at Rayo as poor away form continues

Soccer 04/28/19, 16:15

Real Madrid continued to struggle in away matches under coach Zinedine Zidane with a 1-0 defeat to second-to-last Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Sunday, practically ending the team's chances of catching Atletico Madrid for second place.A day after seeing Barcelona clinch its second straight title — and eighth ...

No winners in race for final Champions League spot in Spain

Soccer 04/28/19, 13:01

First it was Valencia. Then Sevilla. And finally Getafe.Three teams fighting for the coveted final Champions League spot in the Spanish league all lost on Sunday, leaving the race wide open.Valencia lost 1-0 to Eibar, Sevilla also lost 1-0 at Girona, and Getafe was defeated 2-1 by Real Sociedad.With three ...

With Messi at his best, Barcelona had no title rival

Soccer 04/27/19, 16:25

Without Cristiano Ronaldo around to at least keep it interesting, a spectacular Lionel Messi had no rival to stop him from helping Barcelona successfully defend its Spanish league title.Barcelona clinched the crown with three rounds left on Saturday, after Messi scored to beat Levante 1-0 at Camp Nou.But this was ...

Messi helps Barcelona clinch Spanish league title

Soccer 04/27/19, 15:44

Lionel Messi scored to help Barcelona clinch the Spanish league title after beating Levante 1-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday, cementing its status as the dominant club in Spain for more than a decade.After resting until halftime, Messi went on and finally put a shot past Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez ...

Barcelona seeks ‘boost’ from winning Liga before Liverpool

Sports 04/26/19, 11:34

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wants his team to wrap up the Spanish league title this weekend so it can fully concentrate on its European semifinal against Liverpool.Barcelona can clinch its eighth Liga championship in 11 years on Saturday if it beats Levante at Camp Nou. It can also win the ...

What to watch in Europe’s leading soccer countries

Sports 04/25/19, 11:43

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINBarcelona can clinch its 26th Spanish league title on Saturday. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, ...

Atletico wins, keeps Barcelona from clinching Spanish title

Soccer 04/24/19, 14:31

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 clinching the title — at least until the weekend.Barcelona defeated Alaves 2-0 on ...

Barcelona on the brink of another Spanish league title

Soccer 04/23/19, 16:43

Barcelona moved within three points of another Spanish league title by beating Alaves 2-0 on Tuesday, despite Lionel Messi staying on the bench until after both goals had been scored. The Catalan club can clinch its second consecutive league trophy — and eighth in 11 seasons — if second-place Atletico Madrid ...

Barcelona beats Real Sociedad, keeps big Spanish league lead

Europe 04/20/19, 16:12

With the focus back on the Spanish league, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 2-1 on Saturday to move closer to another title.Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba scored a goal in each half at Camp Nou Stadium as Barcelona kept a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid, which had beaten Eibar earlier in ...

Simeone backs Costa after striker misses Atletico practice

Soccer 04/19/19, 10:03

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has come out in support of Diego Costa after the Spain striker reportedly refused to practice with the rest of the team.Simeone said Costa's absence on Thursday was a situation that was handled internally and that the player was back with the squad on Friday. ...

Messi rests for Man United as Barca draws 0-0 at Huesca

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:43

Missing Lionel Messi and most of its regular starters, Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at Huesca in the Spanish league on Saturday, three days before the visit of Manchester United in the Champions League.Barcelona increased its commanding lead to 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, which played Celta Vigo ...

Costa banned 8 games for allegedly insulting referee

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:30

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.Costa was shown a red card in the first half of Atletico's 2-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday, a result that practically ended the team's ...

Costa yet to deliver in return to Atletico Madrid

Soccer 04/11/19, 05:42

Diego Costa was so furious that it was hard to keep him away from the referee.His teammates tried to contain him. Even his opponents had to intervene.Costa was shown a red card in the 28th minute of a 2-0 loss against Barcelona on Saturday that practically ended Atletico Madrid's hopes ...

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