England, France win big; Portugal held as Euro defense opens

Sports 03/22/19, 19:03

Big wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine.The goals were flowing elsewhere on ...

France opens Euro 2020 qualifying with 4-1 win at Moldova

Soccer 03/22/19, 17:30

World Cup winner France started its European Championship qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory over Moldova on Friday.Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud scored inside 13 first-half minutes and Kylian Mbappe added the fourth goal late in the second half of the Group H encounter.Vladimir Ambros netted a consolation ...

Ajax hopes to take advantage of Ramos’ absence

Soccer 03/04/19, 16:58

Needing goals, Ajax hopes to take advantage of Sergio Ramos' absence when it faces Real Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League.Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, is suspended from Tuesday's match because of an accumulation of yellow cards."Ramos is Madrid's boss on the ...

Barca beats Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu, reaches Copa final again

Soccer 02/27/19, 16:55

With three second-half goals, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday to reach the Copa del Rey final for the sixth straight time.Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona advanced 4-1 on aggregate after being held to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou three weeks ago. The ...

Benzema scores 2 as 10-man Madrid wins 4-2 at Espanyol

Soccer 01/27/19, 17:09

Karim Benzema put in a brilliant performance and scored two goals in a 4-2 win for 10-man Real Madrid against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Sunday.The French striker opened the scoring only four minutes into the match in Barcelona and also provided several smart passes for his teammates that ...

Cazorla scores 2 as Villarreal draws 2-2 with Real Madrid

Soccer 01/03/19, 18:51

Santi Cazorla enjoyed his finest night since returning to the Spanish league on Thursday as the veteran midfielder scored two goals to earn Villarreal a 2-2 home draw with Real Madrid.They were the 34-year-old Cazorla's first La Liga goals since rejoining Villarreal after several seasons at Arsenal, the last of ...

Casemiro and Fernandez added to Real Madrid’s injury list

Soccer 11/12/18, 13:30

Midfielder Casemiro and defender Nacho Fernandez are the latest injury setbacks for Real Madrid.Both players were injured on Sunday in the 4-2 win at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league.Casemiro left the match in the first half with a sprained right ankle, and Fernandez was substituted in the second with ...

Madrid with depleted defense for match against Valladolid

Soccer 11/02/18, 09:06

Real Madrid will be without most of its defenders when it hosts Valladolid this weekend in its first Spanish league match without coach Julen Lopetegui.Interim coach Santiago Solari will not be able to count on veteran left back Marcelo, central defender Raphael Varane and right back Dani Carvajal. They are ...

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