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Ronaldo backheel earns Real late draw, Valencia lose

Ronaldo backheel earns Real late draw, Valencia lose

Cristiano Ronaldo flicked Luka Modric`s low drive into the back of the net in the 87th minute with a deft touch, his 24th league goal of the season cancelling out a first-half chipped goal from Inaki Williams for the visitors.

Apr 19, 2018, 09:30 AM IST
Manchester City sign French defender Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City sign French defender Aymeric Laporte

City tweeted the announcement of the reported £57 million ($80 million, 65 million euros) deal with the message: "Defensive reinforcements acquired!"

Jan 30, 2018, 20:36 PM IST
Europa League: To topple Manchester United, Celta Vigo seek inspiration from Athletic Bilbao`s 2012 victory

Europa League: To topple Manchester United, Celta Vigo seek inspiration from Athletic Bilbao`s 2012 victory

Celta have already eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk, Russian side Krasnodar and Belgian outfit Genk and are seeking to reach the first European final in their history.

May 11, 2017, 08:50 AM IST
La Liga: Casemiro inspires Real Madrid past Athletic Bilbao to take 5-point cushion over Barcelona

La Liga: Casemiro inspires Real Madrid past Athletic Bilbao to take 5-point cushion over Barcelona

Casemiro restored Real`s lead in the 68th, however, by controlling Ronaldo`s flicked header from a corner and calmly taking his time to tuck the ball into the net from close range, thanks to some careless defending.

Mar 19, 2017, 09:23 AM IST
La Liga: Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

La Liga: Sevilla maintain chase of Barcelona, Real Madrid

Sevilla remain third, just a point behind Real Madrid, who also have a game in hand on their title rivals.

Mar 03, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola rules out return to Barcelona, says 'I will never go back to coach there'

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola rules out return to Barcelona, says 'I will never go back to coach there'

Guardiola, who won 14 trophies in four years as Barcelona`s head coach, says he has no intention of returning to the job he left in 2012.

Feb 18, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
Barcelona confirm defender Aleixs Vidal to miss rest of season due to ankle injury

Barcelona confirm defender Aleixs Vidal to miss rest of season due to ankle injury

A medical report said he underwent surgery on Saturday night in a hospital in Vitoria and will be out of action for five months.

Feb 12, 2017, 10:41 AM IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi breaks another record, becomes Barcelona's all-time top scorer from free-kicks

La Liga: Lionel Messi breaks another record, becomes Barcelona's all-time top scorer from free-kicks

The goal moved him ahead of Ronald Koeman as the club`s top set-piece specialist with 27 goals from free kicks in all competitions.

Feb 05, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
La Liga: Barcelona close in as confusion reigns over Real Madrid fixture

La Liga: Barcelona close in as confusion reigns over Real Madrid fixture

Madrid have two games in hand, the first of which was supposed to take place on Sunday at Celta Vigo.

Feb 04, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
Luis Suarez insists Lionel Messi must be handed new contract for Barcelona

Luis Suarez insists Lionel Messi must be handed new contract for Barcelona

Messi proved the match-winner once again as he scored from a free-kick for the third time, 11 minutes from time to edge out Bilbao.

Jan 12, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi free-kick magic sends Barcelona into quarter-finals; helps beat  Athletic Bilbao 3-1

Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi free-kick magic sends Barcelona into quarter-finals; helps beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1

Luis Suarez became the third-fastest player to score 100 goals for Barcelona after reaching his century in just 120 games.

Jan 12, 2017, 08:45 AM IST
Copa del Rey: Nine-man Athletic Bilbao stun Barcelona by 2-1 in last-16

Copa del Rey: Nine-man Athletic Bilbao stun Barcelona by 2-1 in last-16

Two goals in three first-half minutes from Aritz Aduriz and Inaki Williams put the hosts in command.

Jan 06, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
Europa League: More woes for Jose Mourinho, Saints thump Inter while Athletic's Aritz Aduriz makes history

Europa League: More woes for Jose Mourinho, Saints thump Inter while Athletic's Aritz Aduriz makes history

Aritz Aduriz scored all five goals in Athletic Bilbao's 5-3 win over Genk.

Nov 04, 2016, 08:48 AM IST
Europa League: Liverpool FC stun Borussia Dortmund in thriller, Sevilla edge through

Europa League: Liverpool FC stun Borussia Dortmund in thriller, Sevilla edge through

Lovren rose at the far post to rifle home his header in the first minute of added time.

Apr 15, 2016, 04:45 AM IST

Valencia crash out of Europa League

Gary Neville`s Valencia were sent crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday, losing their last-16 tie to Spanish rivals Athletic Bilbao on away goals despite winning the second leg 2-1.

Mar 18, 2016, 01:53 AM IST
La Liga: Outspoken Cristiano Ronaldo gets Real Madrid CF back on track

La Liga: Outspoken Cristiano Ronaldo gets Real Madrid CF back on track

Ronaldo scores penalty as Real close down on Atletico.

Mar 03, 2016, 09:27 AM IST
La Liga 2015-16: Cristiano Ronaldo hits double in Real Madrid win, Gary Neville records first win

La Liga 2015-16: Cristiano Ronaldo hits double in Real Madrid win, Gary Neville records first win

Barca have two games in hand on Madrid and face Celta Vigo in the first of those on Sunday.

Feb 14, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez-less Barca edge towards Copa del Rey semis

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez-less Barca edge towards Copa del Rey semis

Aritz Aduriz`s 23rd goal of the season a minute from time handed Athletic hope for next week`s second leg.

Jan 21, 2016, 04:26 AM IST
After Golden Ball, Barcelona's Lionel Messi targets 500 career goals

After Golden Ball, Barcelona's Lionel Messi targets 500 career goals

Messi has a jaw-dropping tally of 479 goals in 609 official games.

Jan 14, 2016, 19:26 PM IST
UEFA acting head Angel Villar Llona fined for not co-operating with 2018, 2022 World Cup bids investigations

UEFA acting head Angel Villar Llona fined for not co-operating with 2018, 2022 World Cup bids investigations

Acting head of UEFA Angel Villar Llona has handed a Francs £16,377 fine by the FIFA.

Nov 13, 2015, 16:50 PM IST