UEFA charges Ajax, Dortmund for fans damaging stadiums
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Ajax and Borussia Dortmund after their fans damaged stadiums they visited in the Champions League this week.
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...
Barcelona still reeling from Anfield collapse back in May
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 —...
Former Levante coach denies match-fixing in Spanish court
MADRID (AP) — Former Levante coach Luis García Plaza has told a court that he had no knowledge of an alleged scheme to fix a Spanish league game involving his team and Real Zaragoza.
Liverpool begins Champions League defense at Napoli
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Liverpool and Barcelona open their Champions League campaigns with difficult away games on Tuesday as Europe's top club competition...
Camp Nou discovers Barca’s teen sensation; Hazard debuts
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A teenage sensation led Barcelona to a commanding victory over Valencia in the Spanish league on Saturday, while Eden Hazard made his long-awaited debut for Real Madrid...
Barca teen Ansu Fati leads rout of Valencia, sets new record
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Injuries to Lionel Messi and Barcelona's other top attacking players gave an unknown 16-year-old teenager from Guinea-Bissau the rarest of chances to bring a stunned Camp...
Southeast Spain hit by worst storms on record, 2 dead
MADRID (AP) — A large area of southeast Spain was battered Thursday by what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record, with the storms wreaking widespread destruction and killing at least...
Valencia’s roller-coaster ride continues under Peter Lim
MADRID (AP) — Singaporean owner Peter Lim made it clear who is in charge at Valencia.
Going against the will of fans and players, Lim fired coach Marcelino García Toral three games into the...
Valencia fires coach Marcelino 3 games into season
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Valencia has fired coach Marcelino García Toral three games into the Spanish league season.
The decision was announced Wednesday after team president Anil Murthy...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Brazilian goalkeeper Neto will sign a four-year contract with the Spanish champions.
The transfer completes a swap a day after Barcelona sold Jasper...
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.
Valverde under pressure after dismal end to Barcelona season
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 wants to redeem itself with Copa del Rey title
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.
Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Madrid ends season to forget
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...
Valencia grabs final Champions League spot in Spain
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.
Valencia could complete comeback after dismal start
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...
Getafe loses to Barca, drops out of Champions League spots
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...
No winners in race for final Champions League spot in Spain
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...
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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...
Real Madrid held against Getafe, loses ground to Atletico
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...
Atletico wins, keeps Barcelona from clinching Spanish title
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...
Barcelona beats Real Sociedad, keeps big Spanish league 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...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia, Frankfurt in Europa League SFs
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...
Valencia, Bilbao keep up pressure for Champions League berth
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.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Benfica win in Europa League
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.
Surprising Getafe strengthens grip on 4th place in Spain
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...
Sevilla beats Alaves, moves closer to Champions League spot
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.
Valencia hands Madrid its first loss since Zidane’s return
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.