MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad took a one-point lead of the Spanish league after drawing 1-1 at home with Leganés on Friday.
Sociedad edged ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid — which both have...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristián "Portu" Portugués scored two goals to give Real Sociedad a 2-1 win at Granada as his team pulled level on points with Barcelona and Real Madrid at the crowded top...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi's penalty strike to give Barcelona the early lead wasn't enough once complacency set in.
Barcelona paid the price for not seeking a second goal and...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Getafe beat Granada 3-1 in the Spanish league on Thursday, stopping the surprise team of the season from moving back to the top of the table.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema has Real Madrid right on the tail of Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league.
The French striker scored a penalty and set up two more goals in an...
MADRID (AP) — It was one of those special nights for Lionel Messi, filled with beautiful goals, pinpoint assists and plenty of praise from teammates and opponents.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Granada went top of the Spanish league on Sunday as it continued its impressive return to the top flight by beating Real Betis 1-0 at home.
MADRID (AP) — Home wins for Sevilla and Real Sociedad on Sunday left a group of six teams separated by only three points at the top of the Spanish league.
MADRID (AP) — Granada continued its impressive return to the Spanish league by beating Osasuna 1-0 at home to move into second place on Friday.
MADRID (AP) — Eden Hazard answered criticism for his poor start with Real Madrid by scoring his first league goal with the Spanish club on Saturday.
MADRID (AP) — Real Betis and Eibar drew 1-1 in the Spanish league on Friday, a result that left both teams near the middle of the table.
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The Spanish league has an unusual fight for first place this weekend as leader Real Madrid takes on...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sevilla beat Real Sociedad 3-2 on Sunday to stop the Basque visitors from going top of a tightly contested Spanish league.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid failed to produce any fireworks in a lackluster derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, sharing a 0-0 draw that allowed Barcelona to move closer...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi will be sidelined because of a muscle injury picked up in the first half against Villarreal in a Spanish league match on Tuesday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona hasn't recovered from last season's debacle at Liverpool.
Ever since a team featuring Lionel Messi squandered a three-goal, first-leg advantage at Anfield —...
MADRID (AP) — Not even Lionel Messi's return was enough to prevent Barcelona from making its worst start in the Spanish league for 25 years.
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla took a late lead but it lasted only three minutes as its perfect start to the Spanish league ended with a 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo on Friday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Midfielder Joan Jordán scored in the second half to help Sevilla beat Granada 1-0 on the road and win its second match in as many rounds in the Spanish league on...
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league says it will begin broadcasting second-division games on YouTube.
The league said on Thursday that its YouTube channel will provide the matches with live English commentary in more than 150 countries in "major markets" in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, "bringing the competition to large global territories where no previous transmission had been in place."
The broadcasts will begin with Friday night's match between Cadiz and Granada.
MADRID (AP) — Malaga picked former player Jose Gonzalez on Saturday to replace fired coach Michel Gonzalez, who was let go after the team's fourth straight loss in the Spanish league.
The moves came a day after a 1-0 loss at Getafe that kept Malaga 19th in the 20-team standings.
Malaga has lost every game since early December, earning only 11 points from 19 league matches.
GRANADA, Spain (AP) — Granada said farewell to six seasons in Spain's first division with a 2-1 loss at home to Espanyol on Friday.
Granada was relegated three rounds ago. It finished the season on an eight-match losing streak, the last seven of which came under the orders of former Arsenal captain Tony Adams.
The defensive troubles that plagued Granada all season were evident in its last match.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals in all competitions to help Barcelona keep the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league's tight title race on Saturday.
Neymar and Luis Suarez also struck in a 4-1 victory over Villarreal that increased the combined goal tally of Barcelona's trio of star strikers to 102 in the campaign.
MADRID (AP) — Paulo Henrique Ganso scored twice in his first start in more than three months to help Sevilla beat struggling Granada 2-0 in the Spanish league on Friday.
Ganso, the promising Brazilian midfielder who was yet to break through since joining the Spanish club this season, opened the scoring with a shot from inside the area less than five minutes into the match and increased the lead from close range shortly after halftime at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville.
MADRID (AP) — Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams took charge of struggling Spanish team Granada on Monday, seeking to improve a coaching career that has failed to match his achievements as a player.
Adams is widely regarded as a great at Arsenal, where he made 669 appearances as a center back from 1983-2002, was captain for 14 years and won 10 major trophies. He also played 66 times for England's national team.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez filled in for the suspended Lionel Messi by scoring one goal and participating in three more to keep Barcelona close to Spanish leader Real Madrid on Sunday.
Barcelona's 4-1 victory at 10-man Granada left the defending champions two points behind Madrid, which won 3-0 at home against Alaves earlier in the day. Madrid still has a game in hand.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid will be without some key players when they resume their title race in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Madrid will host Alaves without captain Sergio Ramos, goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder James Rodriguez, and left back Marcelo, while Barcelona will play at Granada without playmaker Lionel Messi and defender Gerard Pique.
All are being rested with the exception of Messi, who is serving a yellow-card suspension.
MADRID (AP) — Andreas Pereira scored with a remarkable long-range shot as host Granada edged Las Palmas 1-0 to end a six-game winless streak and leave the bottom of the table in the Spanish league on Monday.
Pereira shot into the top corner in the first half, hitting the ball from midair after failing to cleanly control a pass outside the area.
"I wasn't able to control the ball correctly," Pereira said. "But I made up for it with the shot. Hopefully this is a new beginning for us."
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will not use Cristiano Ronaldo in the second leg against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
Zidane will also rest Luka Modric when Madrid tries to defend a 3-0 win from the first leg. Madrid can advance to the quarterfinals even with a two-goal loss at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid tied Barcelona's Spanish record of 39 games unbeaten in all competitions by crushing Granada 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday.
Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Casemiro added on at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Madrid was six points ahead of second-place Barcelona, which plays fifth-place Villarreal on Sunday. Third-place Sevilla, which defeated sixth-place Real Sociedad 4-0, was four points off the lead.
MADRID (AP) — Less than two months after taking over at Valencia, Cesare Prandelli is already hearing the boos at Mestalla Stadium.
The former Italy coach and his players were jeered Sunday after Valencia was held to a 1-1 draw by last-place Granada in the Spanish league, a result that extended the club's four-game winless streak and kept it near the relegation zone.
MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos' only contribution to Spain in a World Cup qualifier this weekend will be a pep talk to his teammates.
Ramos visited the team's training camp this week ahead of Saturday's match against Macedonia, but the captain won't be on the field in the southern city of Granada because of an injury — one of the many players missing as Spain tries to defend its Group G lead in European qualifying.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick but scored three times to restore his touch and help Real Madrid increase its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday.
Ronaldo could have scored a fourth in Madrid's 4-1 win at Alaves if not for goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco, who saved his spot kick.
CANARY ISLANDS, Spain (AP) — Las Palmas was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Espanyol in the Spanish league on Friday.
Kevin-Prince Boateng had the Canary Islands side's best two chances, but his pair of shots were saved by Espanyol goalkeeper Diego Lopez.
Las Palmas' third consecutive draw allowed it to climb into sixth place.
Espanyol remained with just one win in eight rounds this season, keeping it near the relegation zone.
SEVILLA, Spain (AP) — Striker Alex Alegria scored two goals to help Real Betis salvage a 2-2 home draw against 10-man Granada in the Spanish league on Friday.
Belgian midfielder Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez put Granada ahead in the 13th minute and Alberto Bueno added to the visitors' lead in the 33rd before Alegria rallied Betis with goals in the 36th and 61st minutes at the Benito Villamarin Stadium.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season.
The Croatia midfielder headed in a well-placed cross by Arda Turan to cap a quick attack that broke down Bilbao's high defensive line in the 21st minute.