Spanish league

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

Spanish league plan for game in US chided by players’ group

A regular-season Spanish league game is coming to the United States, possibly as early as this season, with Real Madrid or Barcelona potentially involved but unlikely to be playing each other. The league said Thursday it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year partnership with sports and … Continue reading Spanish league plan for game in US chided by players’ group

Spanish league plans to play regular-season match in US

A regular-season Spanish league game is coming to the United States, possibly as early as this year, but a “clasico” between Real Madrid and Barcelona is pretty much out of the question. The league said Thursday it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year partnership with sports … Continue reading Spanish league plans to play regular-season match in US

MADRID | Deportivo closer to Liga drop after 0-0 draw at Leganes

MADRID | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Deportivo La Coruna moved a step closer to relegation from the Spanish league after being held to 0-0 at Leganes on Friday. Deportivo was left six points from safety in 17th place of the 20-team league with four matches left. The bottom three teams go down. Levante, in … Continue reading MADRID | Deportivo closer to Liga drop after 0-0 draw at Leganes

Messi keeps Barcelona’s unbeaten run alive in La Liga

MADRID /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Even without being fully fit and despite playing only a few minutes, Lionel Messi still had enough to keep Barcelona from losing in the Spanish league. Messi, who recently missed two international friendlies with Argentina because of a leg muscle problem, scored an 89th-minute equalizer in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw … Continue reading Messi keeps Barcelona’s unbeaten run alive in La Liga