Real Sociedad and Sevilla win, move near top in Spain
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.
Griezmann finds groove with Messi, Suárez in Barca victory
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Antoine Griezmann has started clicking in Barcelona's attack.
The France forward had struggled to get in sync with new star teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez...
Big 3 score to give Barcelona 3-0 win at Eibar
EIBAR, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi teamed up with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suárez as Barcelona's big three all scored in a commanding 3-0 win at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday.
‘Clásico’ match between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Next week's "clásico" between Barcelona and Real Madrid was postponed Friday by the Spanish soccer federation to avoid coinciding with a large separatist rally in...
Granada beats Osasuna to move into 2nd place in Spain
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.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid likely to be moved to December
MADRID (AP) — This month's Spanish league "clásico" match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is expected to be postponed until December because of a planned separatist rally in the Catalan...
Spanish soccer league tries again to stage game in Miami
Undeterred by the resistance it faced last season, the Spanish soccer league is trying again to take a regular season game to the United States.
UEFA bans Ajax, Eintracht ticket sales for fan disorder
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has banned Ajax and Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to fans for games in London next month as punishment for disorder.
Police arrest gang that robbed players houses in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Thursday they have dismantled a gang that robbed soccer players' houses during games.
Authorities detained four people, all Albanian citizens, and seized...
Barcelona coach wants Real Madrid to play in Catalan capital
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says his team wants to play its Spanish league "clásico" match against Real Madrid at home despite a planned separatist rally in the...
Teenager Ansu Fati becomes next promising star in Spain
MADRID (AP) — A 16-year-old forward born in Guinea-Bissau has become the next promising soccer star in Spain.
Ansu Fati, who made his debut with Barcelona this season, has quickly attracted...
The Latest: Spanish PM says he will stand firm amid violence
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local):
Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez says authorities won't be provoked...
League wants to move Barcelona-Madrid game to avoid protests
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league wants Barcelona's game against Real Madrid to be moved out of the Catalan capital to avoid coinciding with a planned separatist rally.
Spain looking for a partner for Ramos in defense
MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos and Gerard Piqué were the pillar of Spain's defense for years and were crucial to the team's success over the last decade.
Barcelona criticizes Spanish Supreme Court’s decision
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has criticized the Spanish Supreme Court's conviction of 12 Catalan politicians and activists for their role in a 2017 secession attempt, saying "prison is not...
Northern Ireland bid to stifle De Jong falls short
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair snapped at the heels of Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong for 93 minutes. It still wasn't quite enough.
Neymar set to mark 100th game with Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ahead of his 100th game with Brazil, Neymar is adamant that he still deserves special treatment in the national team despite never having won a major title in his nine years...
Messi says he considered leaving Barcelona after tax problem
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi considered leaving Barcelona after being targeted by Spanish tax authorities in the early 2010s.
Messi said in an interview with Catalan radio station...
Busquets on Barca bench as Valverde shakes up hierarchy
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Coach Ernesto Valverde has shaken up the player hierarchy at Barcelona by daring to leave Sergio Busquets on the bench.
Messi scores 1st goal of season as Barca beats Sevilla 4-0
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has ended his mini-scoring drought as Barcelona finds its winning stride.
Messi curled a left-footed free kick over the wall and into the net for his...
Kroos, Hector out of Germany games; Serdar called up
BERLIN (AP) — Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Cologne defender Jonas Hector have been ruled out of Germany's upcoming games against Argentina and Estonia, leading to a first call-up for...
Hazard scores 1st league goal as Madrid beats Granada 4-2
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.
Real Betis held by Eibar to 1-1 draw in Spanish league
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.
What to watch in Europe’s top soccer leagues this weekend
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
The Spanish league has an unusual fight for first place this weekend as leader Real Madrid takes on...
Spain striker Moreno could make debut against Norway, Sweden
MADRID (AP) — Gerard Moreno will have a chance to make his international debut when Spain plays at Norway and Sweden in upcoming European Championship qualifiers.
Löw stays with Neuer over ter Stegen as Germany’s No. 1
BERLIN (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Löw is staying with Manuel Neuer as first-choice goalkeeper and called up Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri for the first time on Friday for games...
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Arsenal cruises, United held scoreless in Europa League
Manchester United’s scoring woes were on display again as the English powerhouse labored to a 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar in another poor display in the Europa League on Thursday. Arsenal had no such...
Johannessen shoots 63 to take 1st-round lead at Spanish Open
MADRID (AP) — Kristian Krogh Johannessen of Norway shot a career-best 8-under 63 to match the course record and take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Spanish Open on...
Real Madrid facing yet another goalkeeping crisis
MADRID (AP) — Thibaut Courtois was Real Madrid’s top signing after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus last year.
Real Madrid felt its only real need at the time was to improve the goalkeeping...
Liverpool, Barcelona dig out wins in Champions League
With Liverpool throwing away a three-goal lead at Anfield and Barcelona trailing at the Nou Camp, two of the favorites for the Champions League title were in a spot of bother in their iconic...
Suárez scores 2 to give Barca 2-1 comeback win over Inter
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suárez found the best way to silence his critics at Camp Nou.
With Barcelona trailing against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, the striker...
Ajax beats Valencia for 2nd straight win in Champions League
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Ajax beat Valencia 3-0 to stay perfect in Group H in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Hakim Ziyech and Quincy Promes scored in the first half, and Donny van de Beek...
Willian’s winner gives Chelsea 2-1 victory at Lille in CL
LILLE, France (AP) — Willian marked his 300th Chelsea appearance by volleying in the deciding goal to secure a 2-1 victory at Lille in the Champions League on Wednesday, handing manager Frank...
Dortmund tops Slavia Prague 2-0 in Champions League
PRAGUE (AP) — Defender Achraf Hakimi scored twice to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-0 win over Slavia Prague on Wednesday, the German’s team first victory in this season’s Champions League’s group...
Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages CL draw
A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe's top club competition this season.
Atlético Madrid defeats Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in CL
MOSCOW (AP) — João Félix and Thomas Partey scored second-half goals as Atlético Madrid defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 Tuesday in the Champions League.
Icardi’s strike enough for PSG to beat Galatasaray 1-0 away
ISTANBUL (AP) — Mauro Icardi's first goal for Paris Saint-Germain was enough for a 1-0 win at Galatasaray on Tuesday as the French champion claimed its second win from two Champions League...
Higuain, Ronaldo help Juventus beat Leverkusen 3-0
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gonzalo Higuain scored one goal and set up another, with Cristiano Ronaldo also getting on the scoresheet as Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the Champions League on...
Real Madrid salvages 2-2 home draw against Club Brugge
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid had to overcome a disastrous first half against Club Brugge to avoid a second consecutive loss to open its Champions League campaign.
Lyon to play Fortuna Hjørring in Women’s Champions League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time defending champion Lyon has been drawn to play Fortuna Hjørring in the round of 16 of the Women's Champions League.
Giampaolo at risk as gap grows between AC Milan and Inter
MILAN (AP) — The differences between AC Milan and Inter Milan could not be much starker.
Inter prepared for Wednesday's Champions League match at Barcelona by winning 3-1 at Sampdoria to...
Draw for UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Monday's draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Women's Champions League:
Pulisic faces tough task breaking through at Chelsea
The group stage of the Champions League is only one round old and already Chelsea faces a match it cannot afford to lose.
Just don't expect Christian Pulisic to play in the important game...
Pique expresses his anger with Barcelona board
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has gone on the attack.
He criticized the club hierarchy after Barcelona's 2-0 weekend win at Getafe in the Spanish league, unhappy...
Spanish league tight at top, Real Sociedad loses at Sevilla
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.
Real Madrid stays top after 0-0 derby draw with Atlético
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 beats Getafe as goalkeeper sets up Suárez
GETAFE, Spain (AP) — Barcelona overcame the absence of Lionel Messi to beat Getafe 2-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday with Luis Suárez scoring off a long pass from goalkeeper Marc-André ter...
Villarreal routs Real Betis 5-1, moves near the top in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Villarreal routed Real Betis 5-1 on Friday for its third win in four matches, moving it near the top of the Spanish league.
Karl Toko Ekambi scored twice and Santi Cazorla,...