Atletico Madrid too strong for Espanyol
Atletico Madrid too strong for Espanyol

Atletico Madrid moved back to within five points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday thanks to goals from Tiago and Mario Suarez.

Atletico Madrid too strong for Espanyol
Atletico Madrid too strong for Espanyol

Atletico Madrid moved back to within five points of La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday thanks to goals from Tiago and Mario Suarez.

Lionel Messi hails incredible decade with Barcelona
Lionel Messi hails incredible decade with Barcelona

As a 17-year-old, Lionel Messi made his debut for Barcelona ten years ago against city rivals Espanyol in a Catalan derby. Since then, the diminutive Argentine has gone on to create football records once considered impossible.

I want to help young Indian talent grow through ISL: Joan Capdevila
I want to help young Indian talent grow through ISL: Joan Capdevila

Spanish star and member of the 2010 World Cup winning squad Joan Capdevila feels that a chance to play for the NorthEast United in the upcoming cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) starting next month will enable to guide the young Indian players with his oodles of experience.

Teerasil becomes first Thai to play in La Liga

Striker Teerasil Dangda became the first Thai to play in the Spanish top flight when he came off the bench for Almeria in their 1-1 draw with Espanyol on Sunday.

Di Stefano in coma after heart attack

Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, one of the greatest players in history, is in a coma in hospital after suffering a heart attack, officials said.

Ex-Espanyol boss Aguirre on Japan radar

Japan turned their attention Thursday to the hunt for a new national football coach after Alberto Zaccheroni resigned in the wake of a winless World Cup, with former Mexico and Espanyol manager Javier Aguirre seen in the frame.

Ronaldo, Benzema injuries cloud Real win over Espanyol

Real Madrid ended a run of three league games without a win by beating Espanyol 3-1 to end their league season on Saturday, but Los Blancos` victory was overshadowed by injury concerns over Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of the Champions League final.

Diego Simeone hails one of Atletico`s `best games`

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone lauded his side`s resolve as they came from a goal down to remain top of La Liga by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at San Mames on Saturday.

Martino dedicates derby win to injured Valdes

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino dedicated his side`s crucial 1-0 win away to Espanyol in the Catalan derby to stricken goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

Real Madrid, Barcelona remain on Atletico`s tail in La Liga title fight

Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid recovered from two consecutive league defeats to beat Rayo Vallecano 5-0 on Saturday.

Messi penalty lifts Barca back to La Liga summit

Barcelona kept up the pressure on La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid when Lionel Messi struck from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win at Espanyol in Saturday`s Catalan derby.

Real, Atletico pressure Barca after taking 3 points each

Real Madrid will entertain FC Barcelona with a lead of at least four points after winning 1-0 away to Malaga in the Spanish Primera Liga Saturday night, Xinhua reported.

Real ease past Espanyol into King`s Cup semis

Real Madrid set up a King`s Cup semi-final against holders Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao when they beat Espanyol 1-0 in their quarter-final, second leg on Tuesday for a 2-0 aggregate success.

Jese strike sees Real Madrid into Cup semis

Jese Rodriguez got the only goal of the game after just eight minutes as he confidently slotted home Xabi Alonso`s ball over the top of the Espanyol defence.

Bale out of Real`s Cup game against Espanyol

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will miss Tuesday`s King`s Cup quarter-final second leg at home to Espanyol due to a problem with his left leg, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday.

Benzema header sinks Espanyol to put Real in charge

Real Madrid continued their impressive start to the new year with Karim Benzema giving them a 1-0 victory in the King`s Cup quarter-final first-leg tie away to Espanyol on Tuesday.

Madrid target three-way tie at top

Real Madrid can pile the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by moving into a three-way tie at the top of the table with a win away to struggling Real Betis on Saturday.

Morata going nowhere, insists Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has reaffirmed that none of his players will be leaving during the January transfer window despite reported interest from Premier League leaders Arsenal in Alvaro Morata.

Real Madrid concede La Liga title after 1-1 draw with Espanyol

Real Madrid conceded the Liga championship to Barcelona after failing to beat the Catalan team`s city-rivals Espanyol in a 1-1 draw at the Cornella-El Prat.