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 ...

Camila Cabello wins best artist and best song at MTV EMAs

Entertainment 11/04/18, 17:30

Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello has won awards for best artist and best song at the MTV EMAs held in Bilbao, Spain.Camila Cabello performs on stage during the MTV EMA's 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Bilbao, Spain. (Stuart C. Wilson, pool photo via AP)Nicki Minaj ...

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 ...

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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