Solari making his case to stay as Real Madrid coach

Soccer 11/05/18, 11:31

After only two games, Santiago Solari is making Real Madrid fans forget about the search for a new coach.And Madrid may very well give it up if he keeps succeeding.Solari has done well since taking over from Julen Lopetegui, pleasing players and fans, and increasing his chances of taking over ...

Sevilla unable to keep pace with Barcelona in Spanish league

Soccer 11/04/18, 16:14

Sevilla couldn't manage more than a 0-0 draw at Real Sociedad on Sunday and lost ground to Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league.The draw left Sevilla in second place, four points behind Barcelona, which rallied to win 3-2 at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Barcelona also gained from a ...

Madrid needs late own-goal, penalty to end league slump

Soccer 11/03/18, 13:22

Real Madrid needed an own-goal and late penalty to beat Valladolid 2-0 Saturday and end its slump in the Spanish league as interim coach Santiago Solari made his home debut.Substitute Vinicius Junior's off-target shot took a deflection off defender Kiko Olivas in the 83rd minute and caught goalkeeper Jordi Masip ...

Beckham adds star power to Thai soccer clinic

Soccer 11/03/18, 04:33

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid soccer star David Beckham has made a brief appearance in Bangkok on Saturday where he conducted soccer drills and addressed a crowd of around one hundred young soccer fans as part of a sponsored promotional event.Beckham's appearance was part of the "AIA Football Clinic ...

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 ...

Vinicius Junior big winner from Real Madrid coaching change

Soccer 11/01/18, 07:40

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior has become the immediate beneficiary of Real Madrid's coaching change.The 18-year-old forward impressed in his first start for Madrid on Wednesday, helping set up two goals in a 4-0 win at Melilla in the debut of interim coach Santiago Solari.The win came two days Solari was ...

Real Madrid wins in 1st match after firing coach Lopetegui

Soccer 10/31/18, 19:12

Real Madrid began life without Julen Lopetegui with a comfortable win in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, when it was Barcelona that struggled to defeat a third-division opponent.Barcelona needed an injury-time goal to win 1-0 at Cultural Leonesa, while Madrid cruised to a 4-0 victory over third-tier Melilla in ...

Winger Angel Di Maria signs new PSG contract until 2021

Soccer 10/31/18, 15:00

Angel Di Maria has signed a new two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, tying him to the French champion until 2021.The 30-year-old Argentina winger has made a strong start to the season, scoring seven goals in 14 games overall for the runaway league leader.Last week he rescued PSG with an injury-time ...

Real Madrid’s board of directors to decide Lopetegui’s fate

Soccer 10/29/18, 09:07

Possibly for the last time, Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was in charge of the team again on Monday. A day after a demoralizing 5-1 loss to Barcelona, Madrid was back in practice with Lopetegui in command. But a board of directors' meeting later in the day was expected to end ...

With Messi out, Suarez takes leadership role for Barcelona

Soccer 10/29/18, 01:46

Even though it ended up a blowout, there was a moment in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Real Madrid on Sunday when the result seemed in the balance.Madrid had just pulled a goal back after overcoming the control Barcelona had imposed to take a 2-0 lead into halftime, and the hosts ...

Suarez hat trick as Barcelona thrashes Real Madrid 5-1

Soccer 10/28/18, 13:13

Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 rout of Real Madrid on Sunday, giving the defending champions the Spanish league lead and putting the future of Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui in serious jeopardy.With the injured Lionel Messi watching from the Camp Nou stands, Suarez doubled ...

Lopetegui hopes to save Madrid’s season_ and job_ at Barca

Soccer 10/27/18, 11:45

Julen Lopetegui heads into his first clasico against fierce rival Barcelona saying he still believes he can succeed as Real Madrid coach.Speculation of his imminent firing has been rampant in Spain since Madrid went on a five-game winless streak that included its longest ever scoring drought.An unconvincing 2-1 win over ...

Vinicius Junior cleared from suspension ahead of ‘clasico’

Soccer 10/26/18, 08:36

Vinicius Junior will be able to face Barcelona in the "clasico" after all.The 18-year-old Real Madrid forward, who has not been a regular in the first team, had his suspension overturned on Friday.Vinicius Junior was sent off after being shown two yellow cards in a match with Real Madrid's "B'' ...

Madrid earns 88.6M euros in Champions League prize money

Soccer 10/25/18, 12:15

Champions League winner Real Madrid earned 88.6 million euros ($101.2 million) in prize money from UEFA last season, while beaten finalist Liverpool pocketed 81.2 million euros ($92.7 million).Semifinalist Roma received the second highest windfall of 83.8 million euros ($95.7 million) because it picked up a bigger share of the TV ...

Lopetegui’s job, coaching future, on the line in ‘clasico’

Soccer 10/25/18, 05:52

Even though Real Madrid had just won a match, Julen Lopetegui still wasn't smiling.The Madrid coach sported a gloomy look and spoke softly as he tried to explain the team's narrow 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.It was as if he knew he wasn't off the hook ...

Real Madrid’s Hakimi leads Dortmund to 4-0 rout of Atletico

Soccer 10/24/18, 17:17

Real Madrid's Achraf Hakimi helped Borussia Dortmund defeat his club's rival Atletico Madrid by setting up three goals in a 4-0 win in the Champions League on Wednesday.It was Atletico's heaviest defeat of the season so far, and the worst in the Champions League with Diego Simeone as coach. The ...

United troubles deepen as Madrid and Bayern grab tense wins

Soccer 10/23/18, 18:25

Even as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich returned to winning ways, Manchester United's troubles only deepened.After again failing to arrive on time by bus for a Champions League game — except for Jose Mourinho, who walked from his hotel — United seemed stuck in a lower gear than Juventus in ...

Ronaldo wins again at Old Trafford as Juve beats United 1-0

Soccer 10/23/18, 17:18

Cristiano Ronaldo made another winning return to Old Trafford as Juventus beat his former club Manchester United 1-0 on Tuesday for a third straight victory in the Champions League.Unlike the last time he was at the stadium — for Real Madrid in 2013 — Ronaldo didn't score but he was ...

Dzeko matches Messi with 5th Champions League goal of season

Soccer 10/23/18, 17:17

Edin Dzeko's recent scoring rate in the Champions League has put him on par with Lionel Messi.Dzeko's brace in Roma's 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday gave the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker five goals this season to draw level with Barcelona's Messi atop the competition's scoring chart.Moreover, Dzeko has ...

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