Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women’s soccer

Soccer 12/10/18, 04:53

In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future.Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital.The president took his time to address ...

Bale scores as Real Madrid beats Huesca 1-0 in Spain

Soccer 12/09/18, 13:04

Gareth Bale scored early in the first half and Real Madrid held on for a harder than expected 1-0 win at last-placed Huesca on Sunday to move closer to the top of the Spanish league.Bale found the net in the eighth minute and Madrid withstood pressure from the league newcomer ...

River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final

Soccer 12/09/18, 11:20

Fans and players from fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are getting ready for the Copa Libertadores final later Sunday after the biggest game in South American club soccer was relocated to the neutral setting of Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.The scheduled kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. local ...

Messi scores twice from free kicks in Barca win vs Espanyol

Soccer 12/08/18, 17:29

Lionel Messi scored twice from free kicks in a league match for the first time in his career on Saturday, leading Barcelona to a 4-0 rout of Espanyol in the Spanish league.Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez also scored in the Catalan derby for Barcelona, which opened a three-point lead over ...

Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores

Soccer 12/07/18, 10:38

Spanish authorities say a group of 400 to 500 "especially violent" fans from Argentina are expected to make the trip to Madrid for this weekend's Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Officials say almost 4,000 security personnel will be deployed for Sunday's match, nearly double the number used ...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Sports 12/07/18, 04:30

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINWhile the Copa Libertadores final is attracting most of the attention in Spain, the Spanish league goes on as planned.Barcelona will defend its lead in the Catalan derby against Espanyol on Saturday, while second-placed Sevilla visits Valencia. On the ...

Isco and Asensio lead Madrid into Copa del Rey’s last 16

Soccer 12/06/18, 12:45

Marco Asensio and Francisco "Isco" Alarcon both scored twice to lead a second-string Real Madrid team to a 6-1 win over third division Melilla in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.Javi Sanchez and Vinicius Junior also netted as Madrid advanced to the last-16 stage 10-1 on aggregate after having won ...

Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

Sports 12/06/18, 06:42

The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain's "clasico." It's all about Argentina's "superclasico."The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the second leg of the final of ...

Boca squad arrives in Madrid for rearranged Copa final

Soccer 12/05/18, 14:48

Boca Juniors has arrived in Madrid for Sunday's Copa Libertadores final second leg against River Plate, kicking off preparations for the highly-anticipated match that was twice suspended because of fan violence in Argentina.A few dozen Boca fans greeted the team when it made it to the Spanish capital on Wednesday ...

Modric wins 1st Ballon d’Or to end Messi and Ronaldo’s reign

Soccer 12/03/18, 16:24

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or award for the first time on Monday, ending the 10-year dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Modric won the Champions League with Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July. He was voted player of the tournament.

At 19, Nicolo Zaniolo is the next big thing for Roma

Sports 12/03/18, 07:58

Still only 19, Nicolo Zaniolo always seems to be a step ahead of the game.The talented midfielder was called up to Italy's national team in September before he had ever played a top-division match for his club.Days later, he debuted for Roma by starting against Real Madrid in the Champions ...

Homegrown talents make most of chances at Barcelona, Madrid

Soccer 12/02/18, 23:21

In the star-packed squads of Barcelona and Real Madrid, it's tough for talented youngsters to emerge from obscurity.Barcelona's Carles Alena and Madrid's Marcos Llorente made the most of their chances to shine on the weekend in the Spanish league, as both midfielders impressed in victories for their injury-hit teams.The 20-year-old ...

Real Madrid beats Valencia 2-0 to rebound in Spanish league

Soccer 12/01/18, 17:11

Real Madrid has found some peace again after the humiliating loss to Eibar in the Spanish league.Madrid followed the 3-0 loss at Eibar with a 2-0 win over red-hot Valencia on Saturday.The victory over Valencia, which had won three straight in the league, moved Madrid from sixth to fifth in ...

River Plate rejects moving Copa Libertadores final to Madrid

Soccer 12/01/18, 13:15

Plans to complete the violence-delayed Copa Libertadores final in Madrid were thrown into disarray on Saturday when River Plate refused to accept the fixture against Boca Juniors being moved from Argentina."Spectators are now denied — unjustifiably — the possibility of witnessing the spectacle," River said in a statement, highlighting the ...

Crucial for Spain, Isco unwanted at Solari’s Real Madrid

Soccer 11/29/18, 08:56

Unwanted at Real Madrid, Francisco "Isco" Alarcon's career appears to be coming to a crossroads.Isco's superb vision, dribbling, and passing skills have earned him a place as the natural successor to Andres Iniesta in the long line of brilliant midfielders for Spain.But Isco has fallen out of favor with new ...

7 more teams qualify for Champions League knockout stage

Soccer 11/27/18, 18:04

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich put aside their domestic worries to impress on the European stage and qualify for the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Tuesday, as both Manchester clubs, Roma, Ajax and Juventus also advanced to the last 16 with one game to spare.Following a 3-0 humiliating ...

Real Madrid 1st in group after Roma’s mistakes

Soccer 11/27/18, 17:05

A series of colossal errors by Roma handed Real Madrid a 2-0 victory Tuesday and first place in Group G of the Champions League.Roma winger Cengiz Under sent the ball over the bar from point-blank range with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois already down on the ground in first-half added time and ...

Plzen beats CSKA in Champions League as Roma, Real qualify

Soccer 11/27/18, 14:56

Viktoria Plzen came from a goal down to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Tuesday, a result which ensures Real Madrid and Roma both qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League.Nikola Vlasic gave CSKA the lead with a penalty in the 10th minute, but Plzen hit back in the ...

Embarrassing loss prompts concerns at Real Madrid

Soccer 11/26/18, 07:10

Just like that, Real Madrid is under pressure again.One bad loss was all it took to put the Spanish club on the verge of another crisis, quickly erasing the joy that had come with the hiring of coach Santiago Solari.Solari had put Madrid back on track after taking over from ...

Serie A or Champions League? Roma resembles different squads

Soccer 11/26/18, 07:02

It's anyone's guess which Roma will show up against Real Madrid on Tuesday.Will it be the squad that seems to rise to the occasion in the Champions League? Or will it be the team that struggles to put together consistent results in Serie A?Lately, Roma has resembled two different squads ...

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