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 ...

Struggling Real Madrid takes on surging Atletico in derby

Soccer 09/28/18, 11:08

Real Madrid has fallen into a slump at a bad time.The Champions League winners are suddenly struggling following a strong start to the season despite Cristiano Ronaldo's departure. And up next is Atletico Madrid, which has hit its stride after a poor early run.Atletico visits the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on ...

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 ...

Real Madrid routed 3-0 by Sevilla in Spanish League

Soccer 09/26/18, 18:17

Real Madrid conceded three-first half goals in a 3-0 loss at Sevilla on Wednesday, squandering a chance to take the Spanish league lead after Barcelona lost 2-1 at last-place Leganes.Portugal forward Andre Silva scored in the 17th and 21st minutes, and Wissam Ben Yedder added another in the 39th to ...

Barcelona shocked by last-place Leganes in Spanish league

Soccer 09/26/18, 16:13

Last-place Leganes stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 win in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing the defending champions their second straight setback.The result gives Real Madrid a chance to take over the league lead with a draw at Sevilla later Wednesday.Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the host ...

Real Madrid midfielder Isco needs surgery for appendicitis

Soccer 09/25/18, 09:48

Real Madrid midfielder says Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been diagnosed with appendicitis.Madrid says tests on Tuesday showed Isco's condition requires emergency surgery.Spanish media say Isco is expected to be sidelined for about a month. He could be back just in time for the clasico against Barcelona on Oct. 28 at ...

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duology

Soccer 09/24/18, 16:09

Luka Modric has broken a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA, while Marta won the women's award for a sixth time.Modric was voted FIFA's best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the Champions League for ...

Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

Soccer 09/23/18, 08:58

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States.Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the fans. ...

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