MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Madrid ends season to forget
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent...
PSG coach: Signing Griezmann is “not realistic”
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says signing Antoine Griezmann is not a "realistic" goal as the French champion is looking to bolster its defense.
Simeone to face tough challenge without Griezmann, Godin
MADRID (AP) — More than ever, Diego Simeone will be put to the test as Atletico Madrid coach.
Simeone will begin next season facing the difficult challenge of keeping Atletico competitive...
Griezmann tells Atletico Madrid he is leaving the club
MADRID (AP) — Antoine Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid and could be close to joining Barcelona next season.
The France forward told Atletico on Tuesday he has decided not to stay for a...
Getafe loses to Barca, drops out of Champions League spots
MADRID (AP) — Getafe lost 2-0 to Barcelona on Sunday, dropping out of the qualification places for the Champions League with one round left in the Spanish league.
MADRID (AP) — Uruguay defender Diego Godin is leaving Atletico Madrid after this season.
Godin announced Tuesday he will not renew his contract with the Spanish club after failing to reach a...
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Sevilla suffered its worst home loss of the season on Friday, falling 3-0 at home to Leganes in the Spanish league and stumbling again in the fight for a Champions League...
MLS All-Star opponent is Atletico Madrid for Orlando game
Atletico Madrid will be the opponent in this summer's Major League Soccer All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida.
The 10-time La Liga champions are the second team from the Spanish league to play...
Zidane has had enough, wishes Madrid’s season was over
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid just can't wait for the season to end.
Even the usually mild-mannered Zinedine Zidane lost his patience after his team's latest setback, a 1-0 loss to...
No winners in race for final Champions League spot in Spain
MADRID (AP) — First it was Valencia. Then Sevilla. And finally Getafe.
Three teams fighting for the coveted final Champions League spot in the Spanish league all lost on Sunday, leaving the...
Real Madrid loses at Rayo as poor away form continues
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid continued to struggle in away matches under coach Zinedine Zidane with a 1-0 defeat to second-to-last Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Sunday, practically ending...
With Messi at his best, Barcelona had no title rival
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Without Cristiano Ronaldo around to at least keep it interesting, a spectacular Lionel Messi had no rival to stop him from helping Barcelona successfully defend its Spanish...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wants his team to wrap up the Spanish league title this weekend so it can fully concentrate on its European semifinal against...
Real Madrid held against Getafe, loses ground to Atletico
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid was held to a 0-0 draw by Getafe in the Spanish league on Thursday, putting it in danger of finishing outside of the top two in consecutive seasons for the first time in...
What to watch in Europe’s leading soccer countries
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
Barcelona can clinch its 26th Spanish league title on Saturday.
Atletico wins, keeps Barcelona from clinching Spanish title
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid made sure Barcelona has to wait a little longer to celebrate the Spanish league title.
With a 3-2 win over Valencia on Wednesday, Atletico cut Barcelona's lead...
Barcelona on the brink of another Spanish league title
MADRID (AP) — Now it's just a matter of time for Barcelona.
The Catalan club is on the brink of another Spanish league title after beating Alaves 2-0 on Tuesday to move within three points...
Barcelona beats Real Sociedad, keeps big Spanish league lead
MADRID (AP) — Step by step, Barcelona is moving closer to the treble.
Days after beating Manchester United to reach the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona turned its focus to the Spanish...
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has come out in support of Diego Costa after the Spain striker reportedly refused to practice with the rest of the team.
Costa yet to deliver in return to Atletico Madrid
MADRID (AP) — Diego Costa was so furious that it was hard to keep him away from the referee.
His teammates tried to contain him. Even his opponents had to intervene.
Costa banned 8 games for allegedly insulting referee
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.
Angry Costa damages Atletico’s chance to pressure Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in unstoppable form, Barcelona didn't need much help to stay on course for another Spanish league title.
Messi, Suarez lead Barca past 10-man Atletico to boost lead
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid...
Valverde focused on Barca’s defense for game vs. Atletico
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ernesto Valverde has a message for his players before Barcelona hosts Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a match that will go a long way toward deciding the Spanish league...
Atletico visits Barcelona with last chance to make title run
MADRID (AP) — Just days before a game that could save Atletico Madrid's season, players got together for a barbecue at the team's training camp.
Messi, Suarez score late in 4-4 draw for Barca at Villarreal
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez came to Barcelona's rescue Tuesday, scoring late goals to salvage a 4-4 draw at 10-man Villarreal in a thrilling seesaw match that saw both...
Back with Barcelona, Messi thrives in latest Liga win
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi picked up from where he left off before the international break, leading Barcelona to another Spanish league victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo fined $22K by UEFA for obscene gesture
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Ronaldo charged by UEFA for gesture mocking Simeone
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Cristiano Ronaldo for a provocative gesture mocking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after Juventus eliminated the Spanish club from the Champions...
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have set a world record for the highest attendance at a women's soccer club match, the Spanish league said.
Record crowd expected for women’s game in Spain
MADRID (AP) — A record crowd is expected to attend a women's soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on Sunday.
Atletico says no more tickets are available for the Spanish league...
What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe
What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend:
Zinedine Zidane's second stint as Real Madrid coach begins on Saturday with a home match against a Celta...
Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights.
Ronaldo paying Juventus back with goals galore
TURIN, Italy (AP) — If you can't beat him, buy him.
The $131 million that Juventus spent to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid is already paying off on the field and off...
Doubts about Simeone surface after defensive tactics fail
MADRID (AP) — For quite a while now, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been able to count on some of the best players in the world.
Stars like Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin have...
Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made a mockery of Atletico Madrid's vaunted defense, and then mocked its coach as well.
Ronaldo scored a hat trick against the normally resilient...
Teen Kean could be Juventus’ secret weapon against Atletico
MILAN (AP) — After a relatively quiet couple of years, Juventus forward Moise Kean could make a surprise appearance against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League round of...
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Despite resting Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its crucial Champions League match, Juventus romped to a 4-1 victory over Udinese on Friday with teenager Moise Kean scoring...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been fined but avoided a ban after making an obscene gesture during a Champions League match against Juventus.
Morata scores 2 to keep Atletico in touch with Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Alvaro Morata is starting to show why Diego Simeone wanted him.
Morata scored twice to give 10-man Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday and keep alive...
Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again to end Madrid title hopes
MADRID (AP) — With Real Madrid on the ropes in front of its own fans, Barcelona showed no mercy.
The Catalan club threw the knockout punch on Saturday, leaving Madrid reeling from a second...
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
Barcelona has a chance to throw another knockout punch at Real Madrid this weekend.
Real Sociedad and Girona play to 0-0 in Spanish league
MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad drew with Girona 0-0 in the Spanish league on Monday to remain unbeaten this year.
It was the 10th match in a row without a loss for the Basque Country team in...
UEFA charges Atletico coach Simeone for obscene gesture
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone with improper conduct for an obscene gesture after his team scored against Juventus in the Champions...
Morata finally scores, Atletico keeps pace with Barcelona
MADRID (AP) — Alvaro Morata's celebration finally counted this time.
After twice having goals disallowed by video review in previous games, the newly signed striker got his first goal for...
Dybala lifts sagging Juventus to 1-0 win at Bologna
ROME (AP) — Paulo Dybala came off the bench to lift a sagging Juventus to a 1-0 win at Bologna on Sunday and help the seven-time Serie A champion rebound from a deflating loss in the Champions...
Espanyol draws 1-1 with last-place Huesca in Spanish league
MADRID (AP) — Espanyol was held to a 1-1 home draw by last-place Huesca on Friday, missing a chance to move further away from the relegation zone in the Spanish league.
FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season
Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international...