Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

Soccer 05/25/19, 16:06

Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup title.Strikers Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno scored after defensive errors by Barcelona in a first half dominated by Valencia.Other than the defending of ...

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, ...

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 ...

Coutinho nets 2, Barca routs Sevilla 6-1 to reach Copa semis

Soccer 01/30/19, 17:36

Philippe Coutinho scored two goals to help give Barcelona a 6-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday and a spot in the Copa del Rey semifinals after easily overturning a two-goal deficit from the first leg.Barcelona had lost 2-0 away last week but advanced 6-3 on aggregate after Coutinho produced his ...

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 ...

Sevilla beats Barcelona 2-0 in 1st leg of Copa quarterfinals

Soccer 01/23/19, 17:38

Sevilla took advantage of Lionel Messi's absence, beating Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday.Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the second half to give Sevilla a big edge in the rematch of last year's final, which Barcelona won for its ...

Croatia beats Spain 3-2 to throw open Nations League group

Soccer 11/15/18, 18:15

Defender Tin Jedvaj scored his second goal of the game in injury time to earn Croatia a 3-2 win over Spain on Thursday, a result that left both teams and group rival England still in the running to reach the UEFA Nations League finals.Croatia's win came two months after it ...

Russia, Germany compete to host 2021 Champions League final

Soccer 11/01/18, 05:49

Russia is bidding to host the 2021 Champions League final at St. Petersburg Stadium, a 2018 World Cup venue.UEFA says the Russian and German soccer federations have expressed interest in the final, with Bayern Munich's stadium in the running. Bayern lost the 2012 final to Chelsea at its home arena.Both ...

Spain gets reality check after good start under Luis Enrique

Soccer 10/16/18, 09:25

It took less than a half to bring Spain back to reality.Three goals before the break in a 3-2 loss to England were enough to turn all the hype into concern, and to prompt the first wave of criticism against coach Luis Enrique.The defensive collapse against the young and speedy ...

Paco Alcacer making most of 2nd chance with Spain

Soccer 10/14/18, 05:21

Close to seeing his career stagnate, Paco Alcacer is making the most of a second chance to become Spain's top striker.Alcacer scored twice in his first appearance for Spain in two-and-a-half years to lead a 4-1 away win at Wales in a friendly last week.On Monday, the former Barcelona player ...

Spain depleted for Nations League game against England

Soccer 10/04/18, 06:49

Spain will be without some key players when it hosts England in the UEFA Nations League this month, including Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, Dani Carvajal, and Diego Costa.Luis Enrique could not include the players in the list he announced on Thursday because of injuries. Sergi Roberto and Inigo Martinez are also ...

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