MADRID (AP) — Spain’s top sports authority on Tuesday accepted the Spanish league’s request to postpone a pair of weekend matches involving teams with players on international duty with South American nations.
BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Athletic Bilbao forward Raúl García scored to make amends for a squandered penalty and lead a 1-0 win over Alavés on a record-setting night for teammate Iñaki Williams.
Williams set a Spanish league record with his 203rd consecutive appearance by playing Friday’s match at San Mamés Stadium.
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Alavés plays at Athletic Bilbao in a Basque Country derby with the visitors hoping to build on their shock win over defending champion Atlético Madrid.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Diego Simeone joined soccer’s coaching elite by building rock-hard defenses that grind out victories with the bare minimum of flash up front.
But now, with the greatest wealth of attacking talent in his decade in charge of Atletico Madrid, the Argentine is struggling to make that flash up front click.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two goals set up by Iker Muniain kept Athletic Bilbao undefeated after beating Mallorca 2-0 and made the Basque Country club the early leader of the Spanish league on Saturday.
MADRID (AP) — After defending champion Atlético Madrid edged Elche to add to its winning start in the Spanish league, Real Madrid couldn't overcome a Levante side that was forced to finish the match with a defender as its goalkeeper.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Memphis Depay showed just why coach Ronald Koeman urged Barcelona for months to sign the Netherlands striker after scoring with a blistering strike Saturday to help his team avoid its first defeat of the post-Messi era with a 1-1 draw.
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Manchester City looks for its first points of the new Premier League season in a home match against promoted Norwich. City opened its title defense with a 1-0 loss at Tottenham.
MADRID (AP) — As Barcelona continues adjusting to life without Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann gets his best chance yet to take a leading role at the Catalan club.
Griezmann will be making his 101st appearance with Barcelona when the club visits Athletic Bilbao in the second round of the Spanish league on Saturday.
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Villarreal hopes to end its winless streak in Spanish league openers when it hosts Granada. Villarreal hasn’t won in six consecutive opening games since it beat Levante in 2014.
MADRID (AP) — The majority of Spanish league clubs on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar deal with an investment fund after giving Real Madrid and Barcelona the option not to participate.
The league said 38 of the 42 clubs from the first and second divisions in Spain voted in favor of the deal with private equity firm CVC, which is intended to boost the clubs' finances and help the league cut into the Premier League’s global dominance.
American winger Gio Reyna missed Borussia Dortmund's exhibition against Athletic Bilbao because of a thigh injury sustained during warmups.
Dortmund said the injury was slight and the 18-year-old was replaced by Göktan Gürpüz in the starting lineup for the 2-0 loss Satuday at St.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has tested positive for the coronavirus less than a week before the team's final Spanish league match, the club said on Monday.
The Germany midfielder is expected to miss the team's decisive game against Villarreal on Saturday, when Madrid needs a victory to keep alive its hopes of defending the league title.
MADRID (AP) — Luis Suárez knew success wouldn’t come easy at Atlético Madrid.
He didn’t expect it to be this hard, though.
Suárez came to the rescue for Atlético when its Spanish league title chances suddenly appeared to be slipping away on Sunday, scoring an 88th-minute winner in a 2-1 victory against Osasuna that moved the team a win away from claiming its first league title since 2014.
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Atlético Madrid can win La Liga in the second-to-last round if it beats Osasuna at home and Real Madrid fails to win at Athletic Bilbao.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With a little help from their hated local rivals, Atlético Madrid can clinch its first Spanish league title in seven years on Sunday.
Atlético leads defending champion Real Madrid by two points with two matches remaining and will win the title if it beats Osasuna at home and Madrid fails to win at Athletic Bilbao.
ZURICH (AP) — Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is switching from France to Spain ahead of the European Championship.
FIFA said Friday it approved the switch of eligibility after the French soccer federation consented to the Spanish federation’s request.
MUNICH (AP) — Javi Martinez will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season after nine years and almost certainly nine Bundesliga titles, the German club said Tuesday...