BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A stunning 90th-minute goal from far outside the area by Granada substitute Ángel Montoro denied 10-man Osasuna the chance to move to the top of the Spanish league on Friday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona faces another test of its post-Messi era when Real Madrid visits Camp Nou on an action-packed Sunday that also features a clash between the Spanish league leader and its defending champion.
MADRID (AP) — Ansu Fati is quickly becoming Barcelona's go-to player in the absence of Lionel Messi.
The 18-year-old Fati made his first start for Barcelona after a long injury layoff on Sunday, scoring a goal and earning his team a penalty as the Catalan club halted its losing streak by rallying to beat Valencia 3-1 in the Spanish league.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Playing a man down and without its top scorer, Real Sociedad turned to a 21-year-old reserve player to score a clutch goal that was good for a three-point lead of the Spanish league.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Alexander Isak enhanced his burgeoning reputation with a superb individual goal in Sweden’s 3-0 win over Kosovo that lifted the team to within one point of Spain in their World Cup qualifying group on Saturday.
MADRID (AP) — Getafe fired coach Míchel González on Monday after their winless start in the Spanish league.
The club made the announcement a day after drawing with Real Sociedad 1-1 that earned its first point of the season.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite will need surgery on his left knee, the Catalan club said Monday.
Barcelona said the Danish player has not responded well to conservative treatment and will undergo surgery in the coming days.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
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) — The post-Lionel Messi era began for Barcelona with fans chanting his name in the stands and players overcoming his absence on the field.
Barcelona’s first season without Messi in 17 years started with a 4-2 win over Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, with many in the crowd of more than 20,000 at the Camp Nou Stadium paying tribute to the Argentine star and protesting against the club for letting him go.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Marc van Cromvoirt had been thrilled to get a ticket to Barcelona's season opener to finally watch his favorite player, Lionel Messi, up close for the first time.
“I haven’t seen him in person," he said outside Camp Nou, “and still won’t unfortunately.”
Sweden striker Alexander Isak agreed to a contract extension with Real Sociedad on Thursday that will keep him at the Spanish club through the end of the 2025-26 season.
The 21-year-old Isak scored 17 goals for Sociedad in La Liga this season and helped the Basque club win the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey in April.
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — The chances came and went but neither Spain nor Sweden managed to put any of them in the net.
Spain dominated possession and kept the pressure on the opposing area for most of the match but the Swedes held on for a 0-0 draw Monday at the European Championship.
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.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is not letting up in its quest to catch Atlético Madrid and repeat as Spanish league champion.
Madrid won 4-1 at Granada on Thursday to stay within range of leader Atlético entering the final two rounds.
MADRID (AP) — With the Spanish league title in sight, Atlético Madrid made sure it didn’t falter.
Gritty and determined, Diego Simeone’s team moved closer to ending its title drought in Spain with a 2-1 home win against Real Sociedad on Wednesday, taking a major step toward securing its first league trophy since 2014...
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman stared in disbelief from the bench.
Lionel Messi walked with his head down near midfield.
Defender Clément Lenglet batted the ball away with his hands in frustration after being called for a foul...
MADRID (AP) — Borja Iglesias scored twice, including in the 87th minute, as Real Betis defeated Granada 2-1 to move closer to a Europa League spot in the Spanish league on Monday.
The victory moved Betis to sixth place with three rounds remaining, two points in front of Villarreal...
MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad strengthened its hold on a Europa League spot after topping 10-man Elche 2-0 in the Spanish league on Friday.
Aritz Elustondo put the hosts ahead in the 72nd minute and Mikel Oyarzabal sealed the victory in stoppage time to increase Sociedad's advantage in fifth place...