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 win the Copa del Rey title.Not even Valencia's most hardcore ...

Getafe loses to Barca, drops out of Champions League spots

Soccer 05/12/19, 14:24

Getafe lost 2-0 to Barcelona on Sunday, dropping out of the qualification places for the Champions League with one round left in the Spanish league. The modest southern Madrid club had held on to fourth place for 11 of the last 12 rounds, but it will go into next weekend in ...

Messi helps Barcelona clinch Spanish league title

Soccer 04/27/19, 15:44

Lionel Messi scored to help Barcelona clinch the Spanish league title after beating Levante 1-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday, cementing its status as the dominant club in Spain for more than a decade.After resting until halftime, Messi went on and finally put a shot past Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez ...

Sevilla coach says he has leukemia, will stay with team

Sports 04/07/19, 18:14

Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros says he has leukemia but will stay on the job with the Spanish club.Caparros made the announcement after Sevilla's 2-0 win at Valladolid in the Spanish league on Sunday."I have chronic leukemia but it won't keep me from doing my job," the 63-year-old Caparros said in ...

Solari boost as Madrid beats Valladolid to end winless run

Soccer 03/10/19, 17:35

Real Madrid recovered from an early scare to beat Valladolid 4-1 in the Spanish league on Sunday, halting its three-match losing streak and easing some of the pressure on coach Santiago Solari.Madrid was outplayed by its relegation-threatened rival early on and was fortunate to go into the break at 1-1. ...

Messi scores, assists as Barca keeps comfortable Liga lead

Soccer 03/09/19, 14:31

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and set up another goal as Barcelona came back to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 and stay firmly in control of the Spanish league on Saturday. Messi crossed for Gerard Pique to cancel out an opening goal by Rayo's Raul de Tomas, then Messi put the hosts ...

Madrid stunned by Girona, sees Barcelona increase its lead

Soccer 02/17/19, 08:05

Real Madrid was stunned by struggling Girona on Sunday, losing 2-1 at home to see Barcelona extend its lead at the top of the Spanish league standings.Real Madrid was coming off a five-match winning streak in the league, but it wasn't able to get past its relegation-threatened rival at Santiago ...

Messi misses 1 penalty, makes another in Barcelona win

Soccer 02/16/19, 16:54

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved after scoring from the spot as Barcelona struggled to end a run of poor results before it turns to the Champions League knockout rounds.Messi converted his first penalty opportunity that proved good enough to give Barcelona an uninspiring 1-0 victory over Valladolid at Camp ...

Villarreal victory drought goes on after draw at Valladolid

Sports 02/08/19, 18:01

Villarreal remained winless in 10 consecutive Spanish league matches after a 0-0 draw at 14th-place Valladolid on Friday.The visitors, who are used to finishing much higher in the standings, stayed second from bottom with three victories from 23 games.It was Villarreal's second straight draw since re-hiring coach Javi Calleja in ...

Griezmann nets 2, Atletico wins to pull level with Barcelona

Soccer 12/15/18, 14:45

Antoine Griezmann scored twice after setting up an opening goal to earn a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Valladolid, lifting Atletico Madrid level on points with Spanish league leader Barcelona on Saturday.The win was Atletico's first away from home in La Liga in nearly three months.Meanwhile, Luka Modric presented his Ballon ...

Real Madrid to face Leganes again in Copa del Rey

Sports 12/13/18, 11:54

Real Madrid will face Leganes in the Copa del Rey for the second consecutive season.The Madrid clubs were drawn as opponents in the tournament's round of 16 on Thursday.Leganes eliminated Real Madrid in the quarterfinals last year, winning the second leg at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. They will play the first ...

Sevilla takes Spanish league lead with win over Valladolid

Soccer 11/25/18, 13:04

A day after seeing its rivals falter, Sevilla took care of business.Sevilla moved past Atletico Madrid and Barcelona to go top of the Spanish league by beating Valladolid 1-0 on Sunday.Atletico and Barcelona had played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday, opening the way for Sevilla to take the lead ...

Late goal extends Barca’s unbeaten streak against Atletico

Soccer 11/24/18, 17:24

Ousmane Dembele scored a late equalizer for Barcelona to draw with Atletico Madrid 1-1 on Saturday, extending its unbeaten run against the Madrid club to 17 Spanish league matches.The result also kept Barcelona in the lead, one point in front of Atletico.Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, front, celebrates with Lionel Messi after ...

Solari making his case to stay as Real Madrid coach

Soccer 11/05/18, 11:31

After only two games, Santiago Solari is making Real Madrid fans forget about the search for a new coach.And Madrid may very well give it up if he keeps succeeding.Solari has done well since taking over from Julen Lopetegui, pleasing players and fans, and increasing his chances of taking over ...

With 2 more goals, Suarez keeps Barca winning without Messi

Soccer 11/03/18, 18:51

Luis Suarez is making sure Barcelona keeps on winning without the injured Lionel Messi.Suarez came to the rescue of Barcelona on Saturday with a two-goal performance that included a 90th-minute winner to cap a 3-2 comeback at Rayo Vallecano.Suarez's double gives him six goals for Barcelona since Messi went down ...

Madrid needs late own-goal, penalty to end league slump

Soccer 11/03/18, 13:22

Real Madrid needed an own-goal and late penalty to beat Valladolid 2-0 Saturday and end its slump in the Spanish league as interim coach Santiago Solari made his home debut.Substitute Vinicius Junior's off-target shot took a deflection off defender Kiko Olivas in the 83rd minute and caught goalkeeper Jordi Masip ...

Madrid with depleted defense for match against Valladolid

Soccer 11/02/18, 09:06

Real Madrid will be without most of its defenders when it hosts Valladolid this weekend in its first Spanish league match without coach Julen Lopetegui.Interim coach Santiago Solari will not be able to count on veteran left back Marcelo, central defender Raphael Varane and right back Dani Carvajal. They are ...

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