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Atletico need VAR and late winner from injured Godin to beat Bilbao

Rodrigo headed them level with 10 minutes left, before Godin’s close-range finish, initially ruled out for offside, was allowed to stand by referee Jose Sanchez, after consultation with his video assistant referee.
Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Diego Godin (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao(AFP)
Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Diego Godin (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao(AFP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 12:57 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAFP

Wobbling Atletico aiming for bounce back against Dortmund

A fortnight ago Dortmund dealt Diego Simeone’s side a 4-0 drubbing, Atletico’s heaviest defeat since the coach took charge 392 matches ago, while on Saturday they were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Leganes, 18th in La Liga and with six defeats already to their name.
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann will have to lead the show against Borussia Dortmund.(AFP)
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann will have to lead the show against Borussia Dortmund.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 05, 2018 09:42 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAFP

Vinicius gives new Real Madrid boss first La Liga win, Barcelona shine in late show

Santiago Solari threw Vinicius on with the score goalless and tension building at the Santiago Bernabeu but the striker delivered, while Barcelona scored two late goals to win against Rayo Vallecano.
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior bows to the crowd as he celebrates scoring his side's1st goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.(AP)
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior bows to the crowd as he celebrates scoring his side's1st goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.(AP)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 12:48 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

Lionel Messi Trophy! La Liga president open to the idea

LaLiga president Javier Tebas likes the idea of naming an award in honour of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the Liga Best Player of the month award before the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against Sevilla FC.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the Liga Best Player of the month award before the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona against Sevilla FC.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 05:57 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByOmnisport

Real Madrid to sack Julen Lopetegui and appoint Antonio Conte - reports

Julen Lopetegui’s record of four wins, two draws and four defeats has left Real Madrid languishing ninth in the La Liga standings, seven points behind leaders Barcelona.
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has had a wretched start to the season.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has had a wretched start to the season.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 04:25 PM IST
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Madrid | ByReuters

Real Madrid yet to emerge from Cristiano Ronaldo and Zidane’s shadows: McManaman

Unrest at Real, which completed a hattrick of Champions League titles earlier this year, with rumours about players wanting to leave isn’t helping.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus this season after spending nine years at Real Madrid.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus this season after spending nine years at Real Madrid.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Watch out for ‘wounded’ Real Madrid, warns Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

Julen Lopetegui is under enormous pressure ahead of the match, with Real Madrid having taken just one point from their last four games in La Liga.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde holds a press conference at the FC Barcelona's Joan Gamper Sports Center in Sant Joan Despi, on October 27, 2018 on the eve of the Spanish League
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde holds a press conference at the FC Barcelona's Joan Gamper Sports Center in Sant Joan Despi, on October 27, 2018 on the eve of the Spanish League "Clasico" football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 07:08 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByAgence France-Presse

Ronaldo is not easy to replace, says Juventus sporting director

Ronaldo, 33, joined Juventus from Real Madrid last summer for 100 million euros (USD 115 million). The Spanish club have lost three and drawn one of their last four matches and are currently fourth in La Liga.
File image of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)
File image of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 09:52 AM IST
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Milan | ByAFP

Real Madrid suffer defeat against Sevilla

For both, Barca and Real Madrid, it was their first defeat of the season and for both, defensive fragility was the key factor, which will be a major concern with the second round of Champions League games to come next week.
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) and teammates react to sevillas third goal during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC against Real Madrid CF(AFP)
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) and teammates react to sevillas third goal during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC against Real Madrid CF(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 10:47 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAFP

Pique mistake helps lowly Leganes shock Barcelona

Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and then Tottenham at Wembley in the Champions League four days later but one point from two of La Liga’s lesser opponents is a worry.
Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique (L) and Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets react to Leganes' second goal(AFP)
Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique (L) and Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets react to Leganes' second goal(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 09:53 AM IST
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Leganés | ByAFP

Spanish players union veto La Liga game between Barcelona and Girona in Miami

An AFE statement said La Liga had not responded to questions about the planned game between Girona and Barcelona in Miami. It said that “faced with a lack of information” it opposed the game taking place.
Barcelona and Girona played out a 2-2 draw on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Barcelona and Girona played out a 2-2 draw on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 08:27 PM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

Gerard Pique rescues point for 10-man Barcelona against Girona

A point may not be viewed as a bad return either for Barca, having played through the best part of an hour with 10 men, but changes made by coach Ernesto Valverde failed to hit the mark.
Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti (R) congratulates Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique for his goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Girona FC at the Camp Nou(AFP)
Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti (R) congratulates Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique for his goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Girona FC at the Camp Nou(AFP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 02:22 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByAFP

Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez guide Barcelona to comeback win over Real Sociedad

Barcelona rode their luck to come from behind and win 2-1 at Real Sociedad on Saturday, continuing to banish their awful record in San Sebastian and maintaining their perfect start to the La Liga season.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates against Real Sociedad.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates against Real Sociedad.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 10:25 PM IST
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San Sebastian | ByAssociated Press

Barcelona and Girona support La Liga request for match in Miami

The proposal asks permission that the game, originally scheduled as a home match for Girona at their Estadi Montilivi, be played at Hard Rock Stadium on January 26.
Barcelona and Girona have both signed a request for their La Liga fixture in January to be played in Miami.(REUTERS)
Barcelona and Girona have both signed a request for their La Liga fixture in January to be played in Miami.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 12, 2018 10:40 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAFP

Barcelona humiliate Huesca, Betis edge Seville derby

An own goal from Jorge Pulido gave Barca the lead and Suarez extended their lead by scoring for the first time in five games in all competitions after the video assistant referee (VAR) overturned an offside call from the linesman.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v SD Huesca - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - September 2, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their sixth goal with Luis Suarez(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v SD Huesca - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - September 2, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their sixth goal with Luis Suarez(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 10:57 AM IST
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Barcelona | ByReuters

Real Madrid maintain perfect start with Karim Benzema’s double strike

Karim Benzema netted twice and Gareth Bale scored a trademark goal as Real Madrid overcame an early scare at Girona to win 4-1 on Sunday.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal against Girona.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal against Girona.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 10:50 AM IST
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Madrid | ByReuters

Ousmane Dembele gives Barcelona narrow win against Real Valladolid

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were both made to work hard for narrow 1-0 victories over newly-promoted duo Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.
Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal against Real Valladolid.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal against Real Valladolid.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 11:25 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho get Barcelona off to winning start in La Liga

Philippe Coutinho, who had come off the bench, lashed in the second goal before Lionel Messi added gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time, with the clock having ticked past midnight in Catalonia.
FC Barcelona's Coutinho, front center, celebrates with teammates, including Lionel Messi, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Alaves at Camp Nou.(AP)
FC Barcelona's Coutinho, front center, celebrates with teammates, including Lionel Messi, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Alaves at Camp Nou.(AP)
Updated on Aug 19, 2018 10:27 AM IST
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Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

La Liga on Facebook: Or how to kill a league’s following

In its greed, La Liga appears to have shot itself in the foot.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 20, 2018 General view before the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Real Sociedad - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - May 20, 2018 General view before the match(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByWasi Manazir

La Liga Preview: Atletico look to challenge Barcelona’s dominance even as Real Madrid prepare for life without Ronaldo

Spain’s pre-eminence on the European stage was cemented by Real Madrid winning the Champions League in May while Atletico won the Europa League, just as Barcelona won another domestic double.
Soccer Football - Spanish Super Cup - Barcelona v Sevilla - Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco - August 12, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Spanish Super Cup - Barcelona v Sevilla - Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco - August 12, 2018 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 03:23 PM IST
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AFP, Madrid | ByAgence France-Presse

Girona FC thrash Kerala Blasters 5-0, win inaugural La Liga World meet

After beating Australian A-League side Melbourne City 6-0 on Friday, Girona dished out similar treatment to Kerala Blasters.
Girona FC players celebrate after they beat Kerala Blasters during the La Liga World football tournament, in Kochi on Saturday.(PTI)
Girona FC players celebrate after they beat Kerala Blasters during the La Liga World football tournament, in Kochi on Saturday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 28, 2018 11:01 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Kochi | ByPress Trust of India

With FIFA World Cup 2018, football viewership gets a boost in India

For the first 58 matches, the FIFA World Cup 2018 garnered a viewership of 194.1 million impressions, while the combined viewership for the first two India vs England T20 matches was 20.7 million impressions
France's Olivier Giroud holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates at the end of the final match against Croatia.(AP)
France's Olivier Giroud holds up the trophy as he celebrates with teammates at the end of the final match against Croatia.(AP)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Jamshedpur FC appoint former Atletico Madrid manager Cesar as head coach

Under Cesar, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid had an 11th place finish and reached the semifinals of the Copa Del Rey in the 2003-04 season.
Apart from Atletico Madrid Cesar has also managed Spanish clubs Elche and Albacete(Twitter (@JamshedpurFC))
Apart from Atletico Madrid Cesar has also managed Spanish clubs Elche and Albacete(Twitter (@JamshedpurFC))
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Jamshedpur | ByPress Trust of India

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid’s best since Alfredo Di Stefano but was never satisfied

Cristiano Ronaldo is far and away Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer and had a pivotal role in winning four Champions League trophies as well as two La Liga titles.
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League three successive times with Real Madrid.(AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League three successive times with Real Madrid.(AP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 10:20 PM IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid

According to Spanish media reports, Cristiano Ronaldo, a Real Madrid player for nine years, has signed a four-year deal with Serie A Champions Juventus for 105 million euros ($120 million).
Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Serie A champions Juventus.(AFP)
Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that Cristiano Ronaldo is moving to Serie A champions Juventus.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 09:59 PM IST
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Madrid/Turin | ByAgencies

FIFA World Cup 2018: How Belgium have benefited from recession and UEFA regulations

The global recession and Financial Fair Play (FFP) spending rules may have led to clubs from the Big Five leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1) buying more Belgian youngsters, thus giving them the experience that is paying off in this FIFA World Cup.
Belgium will take on France in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(AP)
Belgium will take on France in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShijith P Kunhitty

Cristiano Ronaldo has received offer to sign for Juventus, according to sources

Cristiano Ronaldo hinted after the Champions League final that he may leave the Spanish club and sources suggest that his next destination can be Serie A champions Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo may join Juventus from La Liga giants Real Madrid, according to sources.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo may join Juventus from La Liga giants Real Madrid, according to sources.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 11:35 PM IST
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Reuters, Madrid | ByReuters

La Liga club Girona FC to play matches in Kochi against Kerala Blasters

Girona FC will become only the second side from a top European league to visit India when they face Kerala Blasters in Kochi in July.
Girona FC will play two matches in Kochi in July this year.(Twitter)
Girona FC will play two matches in Kochi in July this year.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 08:05 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

FC Barcelona achieve rare feat in 88-year history of FIFA World Cup

Barcelona have achieved a rare distinction by becoming the first club in the 88-year history of the FIFA World Cup to have at least one player in each of the eight groups in the World Cup.
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are some of the prominent players who are playing for Barcelona.(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are some of the prominent players who are playing for Barcelona.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 12:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAnkit Kumar Singh

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo takes dig at Lionel Messi after hat-trick against Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo chin-stroke celebrated during the FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Spain was an apparent dig at Lionel Messi’s recent advertisement.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his hat-trick for Portugal during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Spain.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his hat-trick for Portugal during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Spain.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 02:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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