BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has sold Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes to Everton, while Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen is set to join Valencia.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Luis Suárez will join the Uruguay national team as he recovers from a knee injury ahead of the Copa América.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.
MADRID (AP) — A couple of weeks ago, few questioned Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona coach.
The team had just won a second straight Spanish league title under his command and was close to...
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — There was no lifting of a winner's trophy this time for Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Although Barcelona is still smarting from its collapse at Liverpool two weeks ago, the team has another cup final to play in this weekend.
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...
MADRID (AP) — Valencia secured its return to the Champions League by beating Valladolid 2-0 in the final round of the Spanish league on Saturday.
MADRID (AP) — After a dismal start, Valencia is a couple of wins away from completing an unlikely comeback.
The club can secure the final Champions League spot in the Spanish league on...
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.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final after undergoing knee surgery.
Barcelona says the striker underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus injury in...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says that France forward Ousmane Dembele has a leg injury and is unfit to play just two days before its Champions League semifinal at Liverpool.
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...
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Valencia has expressed "utter disgust and absolute intolerance" toward the fans who were filmed making Nazi salutes and monkey gestures during a Europa League...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Chelsea scored three early goals before surviving a second-half scare to advance to the semifinals of the Europa League on Thursday with a 4-3 home win over Slavia Prague, and Arsenal beat Napoli...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Valencia and Athletic Bilbao kept up their strong run of form on Sunday in the chase for the final Champions League spot in Spain.
PRAGUE (AP) — Arsenal closed in on the Europa League semifinals with a 2-0 home win over Italy's Napoli on Thursday while Chelsea scored late to earn a 1-0 victory at Slavia Prague.
MADRID (AP) — Surprising Getafe is standing its ground in the fight for the final Champions League spot in the Spanish league.
The southern Madrid club defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday...
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla got back into the fight for a Champions League spot with a 2-0 home win over Alaves in the Spanish league on Thursday.
MADRID (AP) — Zinedine Zidane's honeymoon period didn't last long in his return as Real Madrid coach.
In his third game back in charge, Real Madrid's familiar struggles returned in a 2-1...
MADRID (AP) — Athletic Bilbao rallied with two goals early in the second half to defeat Girona 2-1 and move closer to the European spots in the Spanish league on Friday.
MADRID (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique will not be with the squad for Tuesday's European Championship qualifying match at Malta because of personal reasons.
Spain edges Norway 2-1 in first Euro 2020 qualifier
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Sergio Ramos' penalty goal ensured Spain beat Norway 2-1 to start its European Championship qualifying campaign on Saturday.
Valencia again targeted by Batman creators for bat logo
MADRID (AP) — Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo.
The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of its...
MADRID (AP) — Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says forward Ousmane Dembele will be sidelined for up to a month because of a left leg muscle injury, putting in doubt his availability for the Champions League...
Valencia defeats Betis, will face Barcelona in Copa final
MADRID (AP) — There will be no final at home for Real Betis.
The team's Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville will host the Copa del Rey final this season, but Betis won't be there after...
Spanish court probes woman’s death after Michelin meal
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where...
UEFA charges Valencia’s Kondogbia for deliberate yellow card
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia with intentionally getting a yellow card in a Europa League game against Celtic.
UEFA announced the case Friday, one day after opening an investigation into Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos for a suspected similar offense.
Players who provoke a yellow card to serve a one-game ban at a favorable time can be suspended for an additional game.
Barca fails to score at Bilbao, Real Madrid 6 points back
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona needed goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to put in a superb performance as the Spanish league leader failed to score and dropped points at Athletic Bilbao in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
The result ended Barcelona's run of 37 league games where it scored at least one goal. Its last league game without a goal was a 0-0 draw with Getafe on Feb. 11, 2018.
Valencia scores late to draw with Betis in Copa semifinal
MADRID (AP) — Valencia is getting used to some late heroics in the Copa del Rey.
After scoring twice in stoppage time to advance from the quarterfinals last week, Valencia salvaged a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the semifinals against Real Betis thanks to an injury-time equalizer.
Madrid earns 1-1 draw at Barca in 1st leg of Copa semifinal
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Leaning forward in his winter coat, Lionel Messi fidgeted with an empty water bottle as he watched his Barcelona teammates trailing their fiercest rivals.
But minutes before he decided to test his tender right leg, the chants at Camp Nou for "Messi! Messi!" turned into cheers as a little-used teammate scored an equalizer against Real Madrid.
Atletico loses on Morata debut, Real Madrid beats Alaves
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid lost its first Spanish league game since September on the day of Alvaro Morata's much-anticipated debut.
The newly signed striker had a lackluster debut as second-placed Atletico lost 1-0 at Real Betis on Sunday to miss its chance to move closer to league leader Barcelona.
Messi has injury scare after scoring 2 goals in Barca draw
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Nothing can silence the Camp Nou crowd like the thought of an injury to Lionel Messi — especially four days before a clash against Real Madrid.
So a chill ran through Barcelona's supporters during the Spanish league match against Valencia on Saturday when Messi sat down on the sideline, his right leg stretched before him, and received a massage from a team trainer.
11 Getafe soccer fans arrested after clashes in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police in Valencia arrested 11 Getafe fans after clashes with Levante supporters before their match on Saturday.
National Police say the arrests were made near Levante's stadium before the Spanish league game.
Getafe says that it "condemns any and all acts of violence".
4 players suspended after brawl in Copa match in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Four players have been suspended for their involvement in a brawl after the Copa del Rey match between Valencia and Getafe this week.
Valencia's French defender Mouctar Diakhaby and Getafe's Bruno Gonzalez and Damian Suarez have been banned four matches each, while Getafe's Mata Arnaiz received a two-game suspension.
Valencia's fitness trainer was suspended for one match, and fines were handed out to both clubs.
Valencia reaches Copa semifinal with 2 stoppage-time goals
MADRID (AP) — In a span of a few seconds in stoppage time, Getafe squandered a chance to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals for just the fourth time in its history as it was eliminated by Valencia in a frantic finish.
Valencia scored twice in added time to win the second leg of their quarterfinal 3-1 on Tuesday and advance 3-2 on aggregate.
Struggling Villarreal re-hires coach it fired last year
MADRID (AP) — Villarreal has re-hired coach Javi Calleja, less than two months after it fired him.
The Spanish club said Calleja is returning to replace Luis Garcia Plaza, who was let go earlier Tuesday after winning only one of his nine matches at the helm.
Calleja was replaced by Plaza in December with Villarreal just outside the relegation zone in the Spanish league. Plaza departed with the club second-to-last in the standings, five points from safety.
Real Betis’ stadium to host Copa del Rey final
MADRID (AP) — Real Betis' Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville will host the Copa del Rey final this season.
The Spanish federation picked the venue Monday over Valencia's Mestalla Stadium for the match on May 25.
Real Betis is in the quarterfinals. It drew 1-1 with Espanyol in the first leg. The second leg is Wednesday at the 61,000-capacity Villamarin.
Getafe beats Valencia 1-0 in Copa del Rey quarterfinals
MADRID (AP) — Getafe defeated Valencia 1-0 as the Copa del Rey quarterfinals got underway on Tuesday, with substitute Jorge Molina scoring the winner from inside the area in the 77th minute.
The 36-year-old Molina netted his fourth goal in four games, less than 10 minutes after coming off the bench.
"It was just a small step, but a very important one, especially because we didn't concede any goals," Getafe midfielder Francisco Portillo said.
Barcelona to face Sevilla in Copa del Rey quarterfinals
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona will face Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, setting up a rematch of last year's final.
Barcelona has won the Spanish cup for the past four years. It routed Sevilla 5-0 in last year's final, and also beat Sevilla 2-0 in the 2016 final.
The draw on Friday was held minutes after the Spanish football federation announced Barcelona would stay in after avoiding a scare involving its alleged use of an ineligible player.
From FIFA to field hockey, Weil takes on new event challenge
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Launching a new global competition into a packed sports calendar, field hockey's governing body hired the former top salesman at FIFA to oversee it.
On Saturday, Thierry Weil will be in Valencia as the International Hockey Federation CEO to see Spain host top-ranked world champion Belgium in the first men's game of the FIH Pro League.
Valencia avoids upset, reaches Copa del Rey quarterfinals
MADRID (AP) — Valencia avoided being upset in the Copa del Rey with a 3-0 win over second-division club Sporting Gijon on Tuesday, advancing to the quarterfinals 4-2 on aggregate and easing some of the pressure on embattled coach Marcelino.
Valencia hadn't won in three matches this year and calls for Marcelino's firing had grown louder in recent days, but the comfortable victory at Mestalla Stadium should give the coach some breathing room.