Homegrown talents make most of chances at Barcelona, Madrid
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In the star-packed squads of Barcelona and Real Madrid, it's tough for talented youngsters to emerge from obscurity.
Barcelona's Carles Alena and Madrid's Marcos Llorente made the most of their chances to shine on the weekend in the Spanish league, as both midfielders impressed in victories for their injury-hit teams.
Barcelona retakes lead of Spanish league after Sevilla slips
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona retook the lead of the Spanish league on Sunday after beating Villarreal 2-0 while Sevilla was held to a draw at Alaves.
Barcelona's first win in three rounds left it one point above second-placed Sevilla, which rallied to a 1-1 draw at fourth-placed Alaves.
Injury-depleted Barcelona got goals from Gerard Pique and rarely used reserve player Carles Alena in each half at Camp Nou.