SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Luuk de Jong scored the only goal for a dominant Sevilla as the Spanish club defeated Rennes 1-0 for its first win in Group E of the Champions League on Wednesday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid had good reason to approve of the video assistant referee on Saturday.
A handball that had gone unnoticed on the field was spotted by the VAR near the end...
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Few players mean as much to a club as Jesús Navas does to Sevilla.
The links are so strong that the 34-year-old Navas already has a stadium named after him at the club’s training center in...
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla drew with Valladolid 1-1 on Friday for its fourth straight setback in the Spanish league, missing a chance to retake third place from Atlético Madrid.
MADRID (AP) — With a video game look for fans at home, the Spanish league resumed Thursday with Sevilla defeating Real Betis 2-0 in the Seville derby.
MADRID (AP) — With tributes to pandemic victims and with fans watching from nearby balconies, Spanish soccer resumed Wednesday with the second half of a second-division match that was halted last...
MADRID (AP) — With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of testing for the coronavirus, soccer is coming back to Spain.
The Spanish league resumes this week more than three months...
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — It’s the one game that divides an entire city.
It’s the most passionate rivalry in Spanish soccer.
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league is resuming in less than two weeks with Real Madrid playing its games at the club's training center.
Madrid will host Eibar on June 14 at the 6,000-capacity...
MADRID (AP) — The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — One week after beating Barcelona, Real Madrid gave back the lead of the Spanish league to its fiercest rival after what its coach called the team's worst performance of the...
MADRID (AP) — Real Betis' winless streak in the Spanish league reached five matches after drawing relegation-threatened Mallorca 3-3 at home on Friday.
MADRID (AP) — Under pressure and needing a victory, Barcelona didn’t mind leaving aside its ball-possession game for a while.
It was with set pieces that the team salvaged a crucial win this...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sevilla needed an own-goal to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao on Friday as the Spanish league resumed after the winter break.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency is asking its 22 member states for more money to be able to carry out ambitious new missions and keep up with growing competition from the private...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi's penalty strike to give Barcelona the early lead wasn't enough once complacency set in.
Barcelona paid the price for not seeking a second goal and...
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla took a late lead but it lasted only three minutes as its perfect start to the Spanish league ended with a 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo on Friday.
MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110...
MADRID (AP) — English club Queen Park Rangers says one of its youth teams abandoned a friendly in Spain because players were subjected to racist abuse by their opponents.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian air force sergeant accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine into Spain while working in support of a trip by President Jair Bolsonaro will be tried in both...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested a Brazilian air force officer at Seville airport with 39 kilograms (86 pounds) of cocaine in his suitcase.
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say 28 people were hurt in an accident involving a fair ride in a town near Seville.
Local Spanish media report the spinning disc ride appeared to have...
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...
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.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After Lionel Messi scored a wonderful third goal to complete his 51st career hat trick, Real Betis supporters did what only true fans can do when in the presence of genuine...
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...
MADRID (AP) — The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards.
Directed by Javier Fesser, "Campeones" took the top prize at the gala that ended early Sunday morning in Seville, while the dark thriller "El reino" ("The Kingdom") was the night's big winner, sweeping up seven awards.
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.
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla took full advantage of Lionel Messi's absence, beating Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the second half to give Sevilla a big edge in the rematch of last year's final, which Barcelona won for its fourth straight Copa title. Sevilla also lost the 2016 final to its Catalan rival.
MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards protested Tuesday against what they perceive as a threat to women's equality and legal protections from a deal that brought a right-wing coalition to power in Spain's populous Andalusia region.
Protesters surrounded the parliament in Seville, the regional capital, where the conservative candidate to head the Andalusia government, the Popular Party's Juan Manuel Moreno, delivered his investiture speech.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Tin Jedvaj scored his second goal of the game in injury time to earn Croatia a 3-2 win over Spain on Thursday, a result that left both teams and group rival England still in the running to reach the UEFA Nations League finals.
Croatia's win came two months after it was crushed 6-0 by Spain, its worst ever loss, in Seville.
Spain is top of League A, Group 4 with six points. England and Croatia have four points before they meet at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
MADRID (AP) — It took less than a half to bring Spain back to reality.
Three goals before the break in a 3-2 loss to England were enough to turn all the hype into concern, and to prompt the first wave of criticism against coach Luis Enrique.
MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players.
It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja's first home loss in 15 years.
MADRID (AP) — The English Football Association has condemned "unacceptable behavior" by England fans ahead of the team's match against Spain in the UEFA Nations League on Monday.
Police in Seville had to intervene late Sunday as some fans caused trouble in the city, reportedly vandalizing property and getting into altercations with local residents.
No major incidents or injuries were reported.
The FA urged "those following the team to respect our hosts and act in a responsible manner."
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Close to seeing his career stagnate, Paco Alcacer is making the most of a second chance to become Spain's top striker.
Alcacer scored twice in his first appearance for Spain in two-and-a-half years to lead a 4-1 away win at Wales in a friendly last week.
On Monday, the former Barcelona player will likely feature again when Spain hosts England in Seville seeking a second win over Gareth Southgate's team in the incipient Nations League.
MADRID (AP) — Spain will be without some key players when it hosts England in the UEFA Nations League, including Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, Dani Carvajal, and Diego Costa.
Spain coach Luis Enrique left all three off on Thursday because of injuries. Sergi Roberto and Inigo Martinez are also out hurt.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Betis joined a group of seven teams separated by only three points at the top of the Spanish league after squeaking out a 1-0 win at home over Leganes on Sunday.
Repeated slips by leader Barcelona and second-place Real Madrid have given hope to a pack of pursuers after seven rounds.
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Betis entered this season with high hopes after building on a squad that deployed one of the most attractive attacks in the Spanish league.
But the team has zero goals and only one point from two matches before it faces a derby on Sunday against a Sevilla side that is eager to restore its status as the top team in the city.
MADRID (AP) — Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences.
Agustin Martinez, the lawyer for four of the men, tells Spanish news agency Europa Press on Saturday that the five are back in Seville, their home city, after being granted bail and leaving prison.
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For many, the 1982 semifinal match between France and West Germany is the greatest World Cup game of them all.
It had everything — goals, high drama, arguably the worst foul in the tournament's history and, for the first time at the World Cup, a penalty shootout.
The International Skating Union will discuss limiting the number of quadruple jumps in a free skate routine, and will consider raising the minimum age to compete on the senior level from 15 to 17.
The ISU will hold its congress in Seville, Spain, from June 4-8.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Valencia was assured of a top-four finish in the Spanish league and a berth in next season's Champions League after Real Betis lost at Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday.
The defeat left fifth-place Betis eight points behind Valencia in fourth with two games left for the Seville-based club.
Iker Munian headed in a cross from Inigo Lekeu for Bilbao's opener in the 76th minute, and Aritz Aduriz scored from a pass by Inaki Williams in stoppage time.
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla needed a resounding victory over a European powerhouse to put itself back among the best in Europe.
About 60 years ago, Sevilla eliminated Danish club AGF to make it to the last eight in the European Cup for the last time. Now it needed a victory over a star-filled Manchester United to reach the Champions League quarterfinals.
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid is making it clear that it won't let up in its pursuit of Spanish league leader Barcelona.
Atletico sent a strong message about its intentions on Sunday by routing Sevilla 5-2 with a hat trick by Antoine Griezmann in Seville. Diego Costa and Koke also scored for Atletico as it took advantage of a disastrous defensive performance by Sevilla, which gave away three goals on individual blunders.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Atletico Madrid stayed within sight of Barcelona while Real Madrid's attack bailed out its porous defense in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Diego Costa and Kevin Gameiro scored second-half goals to give Atletico a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao and keep it seven points behind Barcelona at the top of the table.
Atletico will visit Barcelona on March 4 in what could be its last chance to inject some drama into the title race.
MADRID (AP) — Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team's biggest win of the season in the Spanish league.
Ronaldo, who left the game late with a cut to his face, scored twice as Madrid routed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 Sunday, ending a three-match winless streak at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and easing the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.