Spanish league

BARCELONA, Spain | Messi scores record 400th goal in Spanish league

BARCELONA, Spain —Jan 13, 2019— That’s 400 and counting. Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday after contributing to a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top of the Spanish league. Messi scored Barcelona’s second goal shortly after halftime to reach a … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Messi scores record 400th goal in Spanish league

ROME | Roma’s inconsistency highlighted in loss at Udinese

ROME— Roma’s lack of consistency in Serie A was highlighted in a 1-0 loss at relegation-threatened Udinese on Saturday. It was the third time this season that Roma had been beaten by a team near the bottom of the standings, along with defeats against Bologna and Spal. It wasn’t the buildup that Roma wanted ahead … Continue reading ROME | Roma’s inconsistency highlighted in loss at Udinese

MADRID | Spanish league and federation split over 2nd game in US

MADRID— Another game, another argument. The sports and entertainment group backing the Spanish league’s bid to take a regular-season soccer game to the United States says it was contacted by the Spanish federation to discuss holding a separate game — the Super Cup final — in the country. The federation, which has raised its concerns … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish league and federation split over 2nd game in US

BARCELONA, Spain | Atletico rebounds from Dortmund debacle to take Liga lead

BARCELONA, Spain — Atletico Madrid bounced back from its worst defeat under coach Diego Simeone by beating Real Sociedad 2-0 to take the lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Atletico was one point ahead of Barcelona and Espanyol. Barcelona can reclaim the lead on Sunday when it hosts Real Madrid in the season’s first … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Atletico rebounds from Dortmund debacle to take Liga lead

BARCELONA, Spain | Madrid loses at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

BARCELONA, Spain— A last-gasp goal by Alaves dealt Real Madrid a 1-0 defeat in the Spanish league on Saturday, extending the scoring drought afflicting the European champion to four straight matches. Manu Garcia headed in a pass by fellow substitute Ruben Sobrino from a corner kick on the last touch of the match five minutes … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Madrid loses at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

MADRID | Real Madrid leads La Liga thanks to goal on video review

MADRID— Video review helped Real Madrid beat Espanyol 1-0 and go to the top of the Spanish league on Saturday. Marco Asensio‘s first-half goal was initially waived off for offside, but was confirmed by the video assistant referee. Madrid was one point ahead of Barcelona, which plays on Sunday against Girona at Camp Nou Stadium. … Continue reading MADRID | Real Madrid leads La Liga thanks to goal on video review

MADRID | Lemar helps Atletico end winless run in Spanish league

MADRID — Thomas Lemar‘s scoring debut with Atletico Madrid helped the team end a winless run in the Spanish league on Saturday. Lemar set up the other goal in Atletico’s 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe. After a loss and draw, Atletico moved within five points of league leader Barcelona, which hosts Girona on Sunday. Lemar, … Continue reading MADRID | Lemar helps Atletico end winless run in Spanish league

BARCELONA, Spain | Atletico loses first match of season 2-0 at Celta

BARCELONA, Spain  — Atletico Madrid lost its first match of the season after going 2-0 down at Celta Vigo with 10 men in the Spanish league on Saturday. The defeat would have been worse if not for the video assistant referee waiving off a third goal that was initially awarded on the pitch. Uruguay striker … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Atletico loses first match of season 2-0 at Celta