Season over, Real Madrid faces turbulent summer

Soccer 05/20/19, 01:06

The best thing for Real Madrid about this season is that it is finally over.A humiliating 2-0 loss at home to Real Betis on the last day of the Spanish league on Sunday brought to a close one of the most disappointing seasons in years for the most successful team ...

Madrid loses last match of season to forget

Soccer 05/19/19, 07:50

Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing its last match of the Spanish league on Sunday.Many of the frustrated fans at the Santiago Bernabeu jeered Madrid's players after the 2-0 loss to Real Betis. Most of Madrid's supporters have long placed ...

Coaches in Spain under pressure as Liga nears finish

Soccer 04/25/19, 08:23

The Spanish league has only four complete rounds remaining, and some coaches may not make it to the end.Real Betis manager Quique Setién and Girona's Eusebio Sacristan are under mounting pressure after losing streaks, while Alaves coach Abelardo Fernández has had a falling out with his club owner over his ...

Rival fans applaud as brilliant Messi scores 3 for Barcelona

Sports 03/17/19, 18:00

Lionel Messi scored his 51st career hat trick with a brilliant third goal applauded by opposition fans as Barcelona beat Real Betis 4-1 to open up a commanding 10-point lead of the Spanish league on Sunday.Messi struck with a powerful free kick in the 17th minute. He added a second ...

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 ...

Valencia defeats Betis, will face Barcelona in Copa final

Soccer 02/28/19, 17:10

Valencia defeated Real Betis 1-0 on Thursday to reach the Copa del Rey final for the first time in more than a decade.Striker Rodrigo scored a second-half winner for Valencia, which advanced 3-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at Betis three weeks ago.Valencia will face four-time defending champion Barcelona, ...

Unconvincing debut for Morata as Atletico beaten by Betis

Soccer 02/03/19, 12:57

Alvaro Morata had an unconvincing debut as Atletico Madrid lost 1-0 at Real Betis on Sunday to miss its chance to move closer to Spanish league leader Barcelona.Atletico could have gone within three points of Barcelona — after the Catalan club was held by Valencia to a 2-2 draw at ...

Barcelona to play Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semifinals

Soccer 02/01/19, 08:33

Barcelona and Real Madrid will play each other three times in less than a month after being drawn Friday to meet in the Copa del Rey semifinals.The first leg will be next week in Barcelona, with the return match in Madrid on Feb. 27, just before their Spanish league game ...

Real Betis’ stadium to host Copa del Rey final

Soccer 01/28/19, 07:34

Real Betis' Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville will host the Copa del Rey final this season.The Spanish federation picked the venue Monday over Valencia's Mestalla Stadium for the match on May 25.Real Betis is in the quarterfinals. It drew 1-1 with Espanyol in the first leg. The second leg is ...

Ceballos late goal saves Madrid from another slip in Spain

Soccer 01/13/19, 18:35

Substitute Dani Ceballos scored from a free kick in the final minutes to save Real Madrid from another setback in the Spanish league title race on Sunday.Ceballos sent his strike through a gap in the defensive wall to claim the winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Real Betis.Ceballos, who ...

Madrid striker Karim Benzema injures right hand

Sports 01/13/19, 17:34

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had to be substituted at halftime of Sunday's Spanish league match at Real Betis after hurting his right hand.Madrid coach Santiago Solari said Benzema had fractured his hand."He was in a lot of pain," Solari said.Madrid was already without Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, ...

Inspired by Cruyff, Betis coach gets big win at Barcelona

Soccer 11/12/18, 01:04

Real Betis coach Quique Setien likes to say that he would give his little finger to have had the honor of playing for Johan Cruyff.That didn't stop him for masterminding a 4-3 victory Sunday at Barcelona, a team that claims Cruyff as the creator of its playing style."This is a ...

Betis deals Barcelona 1st home league loss in 2 years

Soccer 11/11/18, 15:45

Not even two goals by Lionel Messi could save Barcelona from its first Spanish league home defeat in more than two years on Sunday, when Real Betis won 4-3 at Camp Nou.Betis never trailed as it ended the Spanish leader's run of 42 unbeaten home games in the league that ...

Barcelona loses 4-3 to Betis despite 2 goals by Messi

Soccer 11/11/18, 13:36

Lionel Messi scored twice on his return from a broken arm but Barcelona conceded four goals and was reduced to 10 men in a 4-3 home defeat to Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday.Messi also helped set up a goal by substitute Arturo Vidal, but the league leaders ...

Barcelona midfielder Coutinho out 2-3 weeks with leg injury

Sports 11/08/18, 06:49

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for two to three weeks with a left leg injury.Barcelona says on Thursday that medical tests revealed Coutinho has a "small tear" in an unnamed muscle.Coutinho apparently was injured on Tuesday during the 1-1 draw at Inter Milan in the Champions ...

Gattuso’s intensity making an impact at AC Milan

Soccer 11/01/18, 07:49

Gennaro Gattuso's ability to transmit his own combative spirit to his AC Milan players didn't just save his job during the Rossoneri's roughest stretch of the season, it also propelled the team into the Champions League places.A week ago, Milan was in crisis following a last-gasp derby defeat to Inter ...

Betis hands Milan shock Europa defeat at San Siro

Europe 10/25/18, 16:26

AC Milan suffered a shock 2-1 Europa League defeat against Real Betis at the San Siro on Thursday, while Arsenal was unstoppable again as it remained perfect in the competition.Zurich, Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb also picked up their third victories in as many group-stage games to move a step closer ...

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