Bilbao draws 0-0 at Alaves, remains in Liga drop zone
MADRID (AP) — Athletic Bilbao remained in the relegation zone of the Spanish league after being held at Alaves to 0-0 on Monday.
Bilbao is in 18th place of the 20-team league and level on points with Villarreal, which is the last team in safety.
Bilbao generated the few scoring chances of the regional Basque Country derby, but goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco saved shots by Raul Garcia and Inigo Cordoba in each half.
Athletic Bilbao winless streak in Liga ends on late penalty
MADRID (AP) — Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to end Athletic Bilbao's 13-game winless streak in the Spanish league on Monday.
Aduriz calmly converted his shot from the spot to give the hosts their first league win — 1-0 over Girona — since the first round in August.
Athletic seemed headed to another draw until Jonas Ramalho fouled Iker Muniain inside the area.
Relegation-threatened Athletic fires coach Eduardo Berizzo
MADRID (AP) — Spanish club Athletic Bilbao has fired coach Eduardo Berizzo after the team won only two of its first 15 matches this season.
The Basque Country club made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after a 3-0 loss at Levante in the Spanish league.
The result kept the Athletic winless in 13 league matches, inside the relegation zone. Its only league win was against Leganes in the first round.
Sevilla hires former Girona coach Pablo Machin
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla has hired Girona's Pablo Machin as its new coach.
The 43-year-old former right back arrives after three seasons with Girona, which he helped reach the Spanish first division for the first time in its history.
Girona impressed in its debut season in La Liga, finishing 10th and contending for a spot in the Europa League until the final rounds.
Sevilla fires coach Vincenzo Montella after poor results
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla has fired Italian coach Vincenzo Montella for poor results.
The club made the move on Saturday, a day after the team lost at Levante 2-1.
It was Sevilla's ninth straight match without a victory in all competitions.
Montella leaves the club in seventh place in the Spanish league, the last spot guaranteeing a Europa League berth next season.
Sevilla fires coach after his return from treating cancer
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla fired Eduardo Berizzo on Friday, a week after the Argentine coach returned from treatment for prostate cancer.
The Spanish club said his firing was due to the "streak of bad results of the team."
Sevilla had lost at Real Madrid 5-0, drawn with Levante 0-0, and lost at Real Sociedad 3-1.
Sevilla coach: Be cautious vs Liverpool in Champions League
MADRID (AP) — Don't expect Sevilla to take too many risks when it hosts Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday even though a victory would secure the Spanish club a berth in the knockout stages for the second straight season.
Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo said on Monday his team must play cautiously and avoid going all out on attack at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville.
Spartak storms to 5-1 win over Sevilla in Champions League
MOSCOW (AP) — Spartak Moscow sliced apart Sevilla with rapid counterattacks to beat the Spanish team 5-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The Russian team is level with Liverpool on five points at the top of Group E. Sevilla dropped from first to third after a result its coach Eduardo Berizzo called "very tough." Liverpool is top on goal difference.
MADRID (AP) — Argentina midfielder Ever Banega has started his second stint with Spanish club Sevilla after signing a three-year contract.
Banega returns to Sevilla after one season at Inter Milan, where he scored six goals but made only 28 appearances.
The 29-year-old Banega helped Sevilla win back-to-back Europa League titles in 2015 and 2016.
Berizzo wants to emulate Sampaoli’s model at Sevilla
SEVILLA, Spain (AP) — Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo wants to maintain the winning style of predecessor Jorge Sampaoli at Sevilla.
"I have more ideas in common (with Sampaoli) than differences," Berizzo said Tuesday. "My idea of football is to attack, have possession of the ball, and recover it quickly when we lose it."
MADRID (AP) — Spanish club Sevilla says it has reached a deal to hire Argentine coach Eduardo Berizzo for the next two seasons.
The former Celta Vigo coach will replace countryman Jorge Sampaoli, who left Sevilla to guide Argentina's national team.
Sevilla on Wednesday said Berizzo would arrive in the coming days to sign his contract and be officially introduced to fans.