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La Liga: Real Madrid held to frustrating draw with Valladolid after late equaliser

Karim Benzema looked to have fired Madrid to a second straight win after last week`s confidence-boosting 3-1 victory at Celta Vigo when he scored in the 82nd minute with a splendid piece of skill.

Aug 25, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

La Liga: Barcelona seek redemption against Real Betis

Barcelona will seek redemption after a disappointing first league match of the season at the San Mames stadium, where it was handed a last-minute 1-0 defeat, reports Efe news.
 

Aug 25, 2019, 09:31 AM IST

La Liga: 'Indignant' Villarreal slam penalty re-take due to VAR review

Fernandez saved a penalty from Roger Marti but the kick was ordered to be re-taken after a VAR review showed Fernandez had both feet off the line when the striker took the shot.

Aug 24, 2019, 15:09 PM IST

La Liga: Sevilla win 1-0 away to Granada

The only goal came on the counter on Friday as the two Andalusian clubs renewed their rivalry after a two-year gap while Granada toiled in the second division.
 

Aug 24, 2019, 11:07 AM IST

Zinedine Zidane cannot contemplate goalkeeper Keylor Navas leaving Real Madrid

Navas has been at Madrid since 2014 and was their number one during their unprecedented hat-trick of Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018 but has lost his place in the team since Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois joined last year.

Aug 24, 2019, 06:46 AM IST

Barcelona injuries lay extra burden on Antoine Griezmann in home bow

The 1-0 loss was Barca`s first opening-day defeat in 11 years and their early-season jitters were further compounded when striker Luis Suarez and electric winger Ousmane Dembele were ruled out for at least a month with muscle problems.

Aug 23, 2019, 09:26 AM IST

Serie-A: Juventus eye Asia growth with bid for earlier kickoffs

The "big five" European Leagues enjoyed record revenues in the 2017-18 season, earning a combined 15.6 billion euros ($17.30 billion), but Serie A lags behind the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga.

Aug 22, 2019, 10:38 AM IST

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele ruled out for 5 weeks with hamstring injury

Dembele sustained the injury during the Spanish club's 0-1 defeat at the hands of Athletic Club in the opening clash of La Liga at San Mames in Bilbao on Saturday.

Aug 20, 2019, 12:53 PM IST

Real Mallorca make a dream start to life back in La Liga

It is holiday season on the Ballaeric island but fans clad in the club`s red colours flocked to the stadium on a sultry evening in Palma in large numbers and were handsomely rewarded.

Aug 18, 2019, 17:36 PM IST

Toni Kroos helps Real Madrid defeat Celta Vigo but Luka Modric sees red

Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead in the 12th minute after a superb piece of wing play from Gareth Bale, who had earned a surprise starting berth due to injury to Eden Hazard after a close-season period of uncertainty over his future.

Aug 18, 2019, 00:21 AM IST

No better way to start, says Aritz Aduriz after match-winning goal against Barcelona

Aduriz scored a goal in the 89th minute which handed his club a 1-0 victory over Barcelona in the La Liga opener. 

Aug 17, 2019, 17:11 PM IST

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde criticises Antoine Griezmann after 1-0 defeat against Athletic Bilbao

The 28-year-old made his first La Liga appearance for Barca after he was signed by the club from Atletico Madrid. 

Aug 17, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Barcelona beaten in Athletic Bilbao by a thunderous strike from Aduriz

The 38-year-old came off the bench late in the game and soon made Barca pay for squandering several chances by acrobatically lashing an unstoppable shot into the net in the 89th minute.

Aug 17, 2019, 15:23 PM IST

Valencia can be competitive in Spain and Europe: Predrag Mijatovic

Mijatovic, who was runner-up for the Ballon d'Or in 1997 behind Brazilian legend Ronaldo and ahead of France great Zinedine Zidane, said that he expects pressure to be on them this season.

Aug 16, 2019, 17:58 PM IST

Lionel Messi to miss Barcelona's La Liga opening match

Messi is currently recovering from a calf injury which he suffered during training last week.

Aug 16, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

La Liga set for close-run race after Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid transfer blitz

Champions Barcelona have been practically in a league of their own in the last two seasons and are favourites to win a third consecutive title after making some smart moves in the summer to replenish their squad of serial winners.

Aug 15, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

Fearless teenager Joao Felix leads charge of refreshed Atletico Madrid

The departure of veteran defenders Diego Godin, Filipe Luis and Juanfran plus talisman Antoine Griezmann`s bitter transfer to champions Barcelona initially appeared to strip the team of their backbone, as did the sales of Lucas Hernandez and Rodri.

Aug 15, 2019, 15:56 PM IST

Antoine Griezmann fuels ultra-attacking Barcelona's bid for third straight title

The Catalans will not just be looking to extend their domestic hegemony, though, as they have spent a combined 250 million euros ($280 million) on a renewed bid to win the Champions League after last season`s harrowing semi-final exit to Liverpool.

Aug 12, 2019, 20:52 PM IST

Lionel Messi unlikely to play La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona registered a massive 4-0 win over Napoli on Sunday in a club-friendly match.

Aug 11, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan announces retirement from professional football

The 40-year-old claimed the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup as his side finished fourth.

Aug 07, 2019, 14:29 PM IST