Valencia into second with Sociedad draw

Valencia moved back into second place in La Liga as they extended their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-1 draw away at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Franck Ribery's retirement is not my fault: Antoine Griezmann
Franck Ribery's retirement is not my fault: Antoine Griezmann

Rising star Antoine Griezmann denied claims that he was the cause of Franck Ribery's decision to retire from the French national football team.

Iker Casillas wants improvement from ''horrible'' Real Madrid
Iker Casillas wants improvement from ''horrible'' Real Madrid

Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has called for a big improvement after the European champions suffered a surprise early-season setback at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.

`Horrible` Real Madrid have to learn, Iker Casillas fumes
`Horrible` Real Madrid have to learn, Iker Casillas fumes

Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas slammed his side`s performance after they let a two-goal lead slip to lose 4-2 at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Sociedad stun Real Madrid, Barca sink Villarreal
Sociedad stun Real Madrid, Barca sink Villarreal

 David Zurutuza scored twice to help Real Sociedad seal a remarkable 4-2 comeback win over Real Madrid and Barcelona struck late to beat Villarreal 1-0 in La Liga on Sunday.

Tottenham Spurs, Inter Milan in Europa League draw
Tottenham Spurs, Inter Milan in Europa League draw

Tottenham Spurs and Inter Milan on Thursday qualified for the Europa League group stage draw but among those failing to make it across the play-off line were Lyon and Real Sociedad.

Jose Mourinho hails `bargain buy` Diego Costa

Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea`s Diego Costa will prove a bargain buy after the Spain striker marked his home debut with a clinical double in the 2-0 friendly win over Real Sociedad.

Jose Mourinho heralds Cesc Fabregas as new Chelsea playmaker

Jose Mourinho heralded Cesc Fabregas as Chelsea`s new playmaker in place of the departed Frank Lampard and urged fans to greet him and his squad before Tuesday`s first home friendly in eight years on Tuesday.

Ramires, Fabregas fire Chelsea to Hungary win

Second-half goals from Ramires and Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea a 2-1 win at Ferencvaros in a game to mark the opening of the Hungarian side`s new stadium in Budapest.

Griezmann looking to learn from Atletico teammates

France international Antoine Griezmann said Thursday he hopes to learn from his new teammates at Atletico Madrid as he was unveiled as the Spanish champion`s new signing before thousands of fans.

Antoine Griezmann to join Spanish champions Atletico

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign France international Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad, the Spanish champions announced on Monday.

Barcelona to unveil Chilean goalkeeper Bravo

Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo arrived at Barcelona and will be presented to the fans and the media Monday.

Barcelona sign new keeper Claudio Bravo

Barcelona said Wednesday they have signed 31-year-old keeper Claudio Bravo, the widely anticipated new recruit to help boost their defences after the departure of Victor Valdes.

No Arsenal return as Vela signs new deal at Sociedad

Mexican striker Carlos Vela has signed a new four-year deal to remain at Real Sociedad, the La Liga club said, ending speculation over a possible return to Arsenal.

Cristiano in doubt for Champions clash: Real Madrid coach

Cristiano Ronaldo may be kept out of the starting lineup for the second leg of Real Madrid`s Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday.

Atletico stay on course for surprise La Liga title

Atletico Madrid remained on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when Raul Garcia`s header secured a 1-0 victory for the leaders at home to Villarreal on Saturday as closest rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid also won.

Gareth Bale beauty keeps Real Madrid on Atletico Madrid, Barcelona`s tails

Gareth Bale deputised ably for the injured Cristiano Ronaldo with a wonder strike from 35 yards as Real Madrid kept up the pressure on Atletico Madrid and Barcelona with a 4-0 win away to Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Real to rest Ronaldo for Sociedad game, Ancelotti says

Real Madrid will rest La Liga top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday`s match at Real Sociedad to give him time to recuperate and shake off a knee problem, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

Sociedad, Villarreal falter in Europe qualification bids

Real Sociedad and Villarreal failed to capitalise on defeats for European qualification rivals Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla when they were held to 1-1 draws by Osasuna and Elche respectively in La Liga on Sunday.

Bilbao stay on course for Champions League shot

Athletic Bilbao remain on course for a place in Champions League qualifying after a Markel Susaeta strike secured a 1-0 win at home to Getafe in La Liga on Saturday that strengthened their grip on fourth.