After Barca losses, Madrid only has Champions League left

Soccer 03/03/19, 19:05

Two demoralizing defeats to Barcelona have left Real Madrid with just one chance to salvage its season by winning a record-extending fourth consecutive Champions League trophy.But it must do without the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo, the star striker who fueled its title run before leaving for Juventus at the end ...

Morata scores 2 to keep Atletico in touch with Barcelona

Sports 03/03/19, 16:04

Alvaro Morata is starting to show why Diego Simeone wanted him.Morata scored twice to give 10-man Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday and keep alive its hopes of fighting Barcelona for the Spanish league title.Atletico's third league win in a row kept it seven points behind ...

Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again, ends Madrid’s title hopes

Soccer 03/02/19, 16:43

Barcelona handed Real Madrid another demoralizing loss on Saturday, beating its arch rival at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium for the second time in a week and taking full control of the Spanish league.Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half and Barcelona held on for a 1-0 victory that virtually ends Madrid's ...

Madrid pride on line in 2nd straight ‘clasico’ against Barca

Soccer 03/01/19, 15:56

It has become a matter of pride for Real Madrid.A second consecutive home loss to Barcelona on Saturday would likely Madrid's title hopes in the Spanish league and deal a tough blow to a demanding fan base tired of seeing their team struggle against its rival recently.Another disappointing result would ...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Sports 03/01/19, 11:03

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINBarcelona has a chance to throw another knockout punch at Real Madrid this weekend.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, ...

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, ...

UEFA bans Sergio Ramos for additional Champions League game

Sports 02/28/19, 13:15

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been banned for an additional Champions League game for deliberately provoking a yellow card to control the timing of a one-game suspension.UEFA says its disciplinary panel found Ramos guilty of "clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose" against Ajax two weeks ago.He will now ...

Vinicius Junior called up for Brazil for 1st time

Soccer 02/28/19, 10:30

Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic.The 18-year-old striker has become a key player for Real Madrid this season.Brazil coach Tite also called up midfielder Felipe Anderson and striker Richarlison.Brazil is preparing to ...

Madrid has only days to pick up pieces for another clasico

Soccer 02/28/19, 06:55

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos feared the worst after Luis Suarez scored Barcelona's third goal at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium — Panenka-style from the penalty spot — to end his team's chances of making it to the Copa del Rey final."Let's go!" the Madrid captain told his teammates. "Or they will ...

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 ...

UEFA charges Madrid captain Ramos for deliberate yellow card

Soccer 02/26/19, 13:49

UEFA has formally charged Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos with deliberately getting a yellow card to control the timing of a Champions League ban.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case Thursday.Ramos risks an additional suspension from the first leg of the quarterfinals if Madrid advances from the Round ...

Solari says Bale, Madrid squad ready for Barcelona

Soccer 02/26/19, 10:51

Everyone at Real Madrid, it seems, is fully prepared to face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals.Even Gareth Bale.Bale's commitment to the team has been called into question since he failed to celebrate his goal over the weekend, pushing teammate Lucas Vazquez away before heading back to midfield. His ...

What to see in midweek in Europe’s main soccer competitions

Soccer 02/25/19, 10:07

What to watch in the midweek action in Europe's leading soccer competitions:SPAINWith Barcelona boosted by another brilliant performance from Lionel Messi and Real Madrid reeling from two disappointing displays, the teams meet Wednesday with a spot in the Copa del Rey final on the line.Chelsea's David Luiz, left, walks past ...

Messi back to his best ahead of games against Real Madrid

Soccer 02/25/19, 07:17

With consecutive matches coming up against Barcelona, Real Madrid got a glimpse of a Lionel Messi that it would rather not see again this week.After a series of lackluster performances, Messi had a stellar game against Sevilla in the Spanish league, scoring a hat trick and erasing any doubts about ...

With 2 penalty kicks, Real Madrid edges Levante 2-1

Soccer 02/24/19, 17:20

Real Madrid needed two penalty kicks — one awarded by video review — to beat Levante 2-1 on Sunday and stay within nine points of leader Barcelona ahead of their Spanish league "clasico" at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored from the penalty spot for Real Madrid, which ...

Morata finally scores, Atletico keeps pace with Barcelona

Soccer 02/24/19, 12:33

Alvaro Morata's celebration finally counted this time.After twice having goals disallowed by video review in previous games, the newly signed striker got his first goal with Atletico Madrid in the 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday.Morata netted with a left-footed shot from near the penalty spot ...

Messi scores 3 to earn Barcelona 4-2 victory at Sevilla

Soccer 02/23/19, 12:24

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and set up a final goal by Luis Suarez to earn Spanish league leader Barcelona a 4-2 comeback win at Sevilla on Saturday. Messi twice canceled out goals by Jesus Navas and Gabriel Mercado before putting Barcelona ahead with five minutes remaining at Pizjuan Sanchez ...

Ronaldo’s opponents triumphant in his return to Madrid

Soccer 02/21/19, 10:49

In Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Madrid, it was his opponents that turned out to be triumphant.Juventus not only lost on the field against Atletico Madrid, but the club also took a hit on the Italian Stock Exchange with its share price dropping more than 9 percent on Thursday morning.That same ...

Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

Soccer 02/20/19, 17:00

Atletico Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check on Wednesday, defeating Juventus 2-0 in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the Champions League.Defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late goals to give Atletico the win in a game in which video review played a key role, ...

Allegri says Dybala will start against Atletico; Khedira out

Soccer 02/19/19, 13:55

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Paulo Dybala will start Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League, but Sami Khedira has been ruled out because of an injury.Allegri did not disclose any details on Khedira's injury, saying the club would later issue a statement ...

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