Suarez defends himself after missing Copa del Rey final

Soccer 05/26/19, 14:21

Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.The Uruguayan released a statement Sunday saying he had no option despite the timing of the final, ...

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 ...

Barcelona wants to redeem itself with Copa del Rey title

Soccer 05/23/19, 07:35

Although Barcelona is still smarting from its collapse at Liverpool two weeks ago, the team has another cup final to play in this weekend.The Spanish champions can complete a second straight domestic double when it faces Valencia on Saturday in ...

Valencia could complete comeback after dismal start

Soccer 05/13/19, 10:21

After a dismal start, Valencia is a couple of wins away from completing an unlikely comeback.The club can secure the final Champions League spot in the Spanish league on Sunday, and a week later it will have a chance to ...

Suarez out of Copa del Rey final after knee surgery

Sports 05/10/19, 09:23

Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final after undergoing knee surgery.Barcelona says the striker underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus injury in his right knee.The club plays Valencia on May 25 in the Copa del Rey final. ...

Valencia condemns Nazi, monkey gestures by fans at Arsenal

Soccer 05/03/19, 12:15

Valencia has expressed "utter disgust and absolute intolerance" toward the fans who were filmed making Nazi salutes and monkey gestures during a Europa League semifinal.The Spanish club says the "isolated gestures" that circulated on social media after Thursday's game at ...

With Messi at his best, Barcelona had no title rival

Soccer 04/27/19, 16:25

Without Cristiano Ronaldo around to at least keep it interesting, a spectacular Lionel Messi had no rival to stop him from helping Barcelona successfully defend its Spanish league title.Barcelona clinched the crown with three rounds left on Saturday, after Messi ...

Surprising Getafe strengths grip on 4th place in Spain

Soccer 04/07/19, 11:03

Surprising Getafe is standing its ground in the fight for a Champions League spot in the Spanish league.The southern Madrid club defeated red-hot Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday to strengthen its grip on fourth place with seven matches remaining.Striker Angel ...

Benzema scores 2 as Madrid recovers to beat Eibar

Soccer 04/06/19, 11:27

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid recovered from a poor first half to beat Eibar 2-1 at home in the Spanish league on Saturday.The French striker canceled out an opening goal by Eibar's Marc Cardona before grabbing the winner ...

Luis Enrique to miss Spain qualifier for personal reasons

Sports 03/26/19, 08:31

Spain coach Luis Enrique will not be with the squad for Tuesday's European Championship qualifying match at Malta because of personal reasons.The Spanish soccer federation did not provide any details, asking for "discretion and respect" for the coach's privacy.Assistant coach ...

Spain edges Norway 2-1 in first Euro 2020 qualifier

Soccer 03/23/19, 16:52

Sergio Ramos' penalty goal ensured Spain beat Norway 2-1 to start its European Championship qualifying campaign on Saturday.The defender converted his spot kick in the "panenka" style — waiting for the goalkeeper to move before chipping the ball down the ...

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