Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

Soccer 05/25/19, 16:06

Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup title.Strikers Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno scored after defensive errors by Barcelona in ...

Messi to sit out league match ahead of ManU visit

Soccer 04/12/19, 14:36

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has left forward Lionel Messi off his squad for this weekend's Spanish league match, giving him more rest before the visit of Manchester United.Messi and Sergio Busquets were both dropped by Valverde for Saturday's match at ...

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 ...

Catalonia beats Venezuela 2-1 in friendly in Spain

Soccer 03/25/19, 17:25

Venezuela followed its win over Lionel Messi's Argentina by losing to Catalonia 2-1 in a friendly on Monday.Javi Puado scored in the 88th minute to give the hosts the win at Girona's Montilivi Stadium. Bojan Krkic opened the scoring in ...

Spanish soccer league to sponsor new Davis Cup Finals

Soccer 01/31/19, 14:14

The Spanish soccer league will sponsor the new Davis Cup Finals organized by a group founded by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique.La Liga says it will promote the tennis competition through its international broadcasts in Europe, Asia, Africa, the United States ...

Without Messi, Barcelona loses to Levante in Copa del Rey

Soccer 01/10/19, 17:41

Barcelona could not overcome the absence of Lionel Messi and other regular starters on Thursday, losing 2-1 at Levante in the first leg of the Copa del Rey's round of 16.Barcelona's second-stringers struggled from the start in Valencia, escaping an ...

Messi-powered Barcelona looking like a true champion

Soccer 12/16/18, 22:35

With a hat trick and two assists, Lionel Messi showed again this weekend why Barcelona is favored by many to successfully defend its Spanish league title.Sevilla and Atletico Madrid may be only three points behind as the season approaches the ...

Barcelona puts pressure on Sevilla by beating Villarreal 2-0

Soccer 12/02/18, 14:55

Barcelona put pressure on Sevilla by beating Villarreal 2-0 to move temporarily at least to the top of the Spanish league on Sunday.Sevilla trails Barcelona by two points before visiting Alaves later.Injury-depleted Barcelona got goals from Gerard Pique and rarely ...

Gerard Pique fined for driving with suspended license

Soccer 11/26/18, 10:19

Gerard Pique has been fined nearly 50,000 euros ($56,700) for driving with a suspended license.The Barcelona defender appeared before a judge on Monday and was ordered to pay the fine for the incident that happened in August.Barcelona's Gerard Pique, center, ...

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