Spanish league

Lionel Messi best player over 86 seasons of La Liga since 1929: Report

Lionel Messi best player over 86 seasons of La Liga since 1929: Report

The study, prepared by researcher Jose Antonio Ortega, was based on a series of criteria, including the players` minutes each season, goals and even how many times they were sent off.

Aug 07, 2017, 00:04 AM IST
Santander pips BBVA: Eurozone`s largest bank becomes La Liga's newest sponsors

Santander pips BBVA: Eurozone`s largest bank becomes La Liga's newest sponsors

The Spanish bank will take over from BBVA, its main domestic rival, which has held the naming rights to La Liga since the 2008/09 season but decided last year not to renew its contract.

Jul 21, 2016, 22:59 PM IST
Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo remains doubtful for 2nd leg against Manchester City

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo remains doubtful for 2nd leg against Manchester City

Ronaldo picked up the injury toward the end of a 3-0 win over Villarreal in the Spanish league on April 20, when he tried a volley inside the area and fell awkwardly.

Apr 28, 2016, 13:13 PM IST
Injured Lionel Messi doubtful for World Cup qualifiers

Injured Lionel Messi doubtful for World Cup qualifiers

Lionel Messi said that he will not return to the pitch unless the doctors let him go.

Oct 23, 2015, 08:20 AM IST
Lionel Messi rallies Barcelona to 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid

Lionel Messi rallies Barcelona to 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi came on as a second-half substitute and led defending champion FC Barcelona to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory here on Saturday over Atletico Madrid in Spanish-league action.

Sep 13, 2015, 06:38 AM IST
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu looks for more

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu looks for more

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has promised that his side would be "more competitive than ever", despite having won the Champions League, Spanish League and Cup treble last season.

Jul 26, 2015, 19:53 PM IST
Real Madrid seal first treble basketball in 41 years

Real Madrid seal first treble basketball in 41 years

Real Madrid sealed their first treble basketball title in 41 years on Wednesday by winning the Spanish league in the third match of a final series against their arch-rivals Barcelona.

Jun 25, 2015, 10:37 AM IST
Spain court probes fraud case against Barcelona`s Neymar

Spain court probes fraud case against Barcelona`s Neymar

A Spanish court Wednesday launched a fraud investigation against Barcelona striker Neymar, a judicial source said, dragging the Brazilian star into a case in which the club`s president faces trial.

Jun 17, 2015, 18:20 PM IST
Real Madrid, Barca "must work harder" following new TV law

Real Madrid, Barca "must work harder" following new TV law

Real Madrid and Barcelona will have to work harder to maintain their dominance following new Spanish rules affecting TV rights, the Spanish League`s marketing expert said on Monday.

May 04, 2015, 19:29 PM IST
Italy and Spain revive idea of overseas "39th game"

Italy and Spain revive idea of overseas "39th game"

Italian and Spanish League clubs could play a regular league match overseas even though the idea proved hugely unpopular with English fans when the Premier League investigated the idea of doing the same thing seven years ago.
 

May 03, 2015, 23:32 PM IST
Lionel Messi challenges Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Spain's top scorer

Lionel Messi challenges Cristiano Ronaldo in race for Spain's top scorer

After finding his scoring touch in Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to renew his scintillating duel with Lionel Messi in the Spanish league.

Feb 20, 2015, 12:24 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo sets best scoring start in Spanish league

Cristiano Ronaldo sets best scoring start in Spanish league

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 14th and 15th goals to set a record scoring start in a Spanish league season as Real Madrid eased to a 5-0 win at Levante on Saturday, while Lionel Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer.

Oct 19, 2014, 09:55 AM IST
La Liga lure proves irresistible in window

La Liga lure proves irresistible in window

Even though Spain were ousted in the first round of the World Cup, the tournament`s brightest lights still flocked to La Liga as Real Madrid and Barcelona again flexed their financial muscles in a busy transfer window. 

Sep 02, 2014, 11:01 AM IST

Top six La Liga signings of the transfer window

Despite Spain`s failure to shine at the World Cup in Brazil, La Liga has again lured a host of world stars to Spanish shores in recent months with Real Madrid and Barcelona predictably leading the way.

Aug 19, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

Spanish league demotes Real Murcia to third tier

Spain`s professional league (LFP) has demoted Real Murcia from the second division to the third tier (Segunda B) and fined them 180,000 euros ($240,800) after they failed to meet the competition`s financial criteria.

Aug 07, 2014, 18:13 PM IST

Ex-Barca boss defends Neymar contract in court

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell defended Tuesday the legality of Brazilian striker Neymar`s contract during questioning by a Spanish court which is investigating possible tax crimes.

Jul 23, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

Atletico Madrid win Spanish league title

Atletico Madrid claimed their 10th Spanish league crown on Saturday but first in 18 years after coming from behind to draw 1-1 away at title rivals Barcelona.

May 17, 2014, 23:50 PM IST

Hazard might ditch Chelsea for Barca: Reports

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard might reportedly quit boss Jose Mourinho`s squad for Barcelona.

May 06, 2014, 15:07 PM IST

Traditional values serving Atletico well: Radomir Antic

Diego Simeone steered Atletico Madrid into the 2014 Champions League final by embedding the same traits that helped the club win the Spanish League and Cup double nearly two decades ago, former coach Radomir Antic said.

May 01, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Ancelotti hails Real`s `perfect` performance

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed his team`s performance as "perfect" after their 6-1 romp at Schalke 04 in Wednesday`s Champions League`s last 16, first-leg clash.

Feb 27, 2014, 10:27 AM IST