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MADRID | Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women’s soccer

MADRID— In a speech during Real Madrid’s most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club’s future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took his time to address most of … Continue reading MADRID | Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women’s soccer

MADRID | River Plate wins Copa Libertadores

MADRID— River Plate has won the Copa Libertadores after beating fierce rival Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time on Sunday in Madrid to take the title 5-3 on aggregate. Juan Fernando Quintero scored four minutes into the second half of extra time in South America’s equivalent of the Champions League to make it 2-1 to … Continue reading MADRID | River Plate wins Copa Libertadores

MADRID | River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final

MADRID  — Fans and players from fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are getting ready for the Copa Libertadores final later Sunday after the biggest game in South American club soccer was relocated to the neutral setting of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The scheduled kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. local time (1930 … Continue reading MADRID | River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final

MADRID | Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

MADRID— Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team’s hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting “It doesn’t matter where you play, we will always follow you,” one day before Boca faces bitter Argentine rival River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final. Thousands of Boca and River fans are already in the Spanish capital for … Continue reading MADRID | Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

MADRID | Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

MADRID  — The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain’s “clasico.” It’s all about Argentina’s “superclasico.” The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the second leg of the final of the Copa … Continue reading MADRID | Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

MADRID | Messi breaks arm as Barcelona regains lead in La Liga

MADRID— Barcelona ended its slump and regained the Spanish league lead but there was little to celebrate as Lionel Messi broke his right forearm and will be sidelined for three weeks. Also, Real Madrid lost again while suffering its worst scoring drought. Messi scored and walked off injured in the first half of Barcelona’s 4-2 … Continue reading MADRID | Messi breaks arm as Barcelona regains lead in La Liga

MADRID | Lopetegui booed as Madrid suffers worst scoring drought

MADRID — After seeing their team suffer its worst scoring drought and lose for the fourth time in five matches, Real Madrid fans ran out of patience. They loudly jeered coach Julen Lopetegui and his players after Madrid reached 481 minutes without finding the net in losing to Levante 2-1 at home in the Spanish … Continue reading MADRID | Lopetegui booed as Madrid suffers worst scoring drought

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