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Young Atlético fan dies in accident during title celebration

  • A 14-year-old Atlético Madrid fan died in an accident while celebrating the team's Spanish league title early Sunday.
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Representational Image.( REUTERS)
Published on May 23, 2021 07:06 PM IST
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AP | , Madrid

In Suárez, Simeone found missing piece to forge a champion

Atlético Madrid rode the goals of Luis Suárez burning to prove his former team wrong and the competitive all-for-one spirit preached by Diego Simeone to the La Liga title.
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates with supporters after the Spanish La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Valladolid.(AP)
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates with supporters after the Spanish La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Valladolid.(AP)
Updated on May 23, 2021 03:19 PM IST
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'They deserve it': Netizens react after Atletico Madrid clinch La Liga title

Real Madrid ended up fighting their way back from a goal down to beat Villarreal 2-1 which meant they would have swiped the title from Atletico's hands if Valladolid had equalised thanks to a better head-to-head record.
Atletico Madrid clinch La Liga title(Twitter)
Atletico Madrid clinch La Liga title(Twitter)
Published on May 23, 2021 09:22 AM IST
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Reuters | , Valladolid

Luis Suarez celebrates Atletico title with tears, smiles - WATCH

After a seven-year wait — and a dramatic final round — Atlético Madrid had won the Spanish league title. Fans and players later celebrated together outside the stadium in Valladolid, with more supporters rejoicing back in Madrid.
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez (R) celebrates with teammate Kieran Trippier after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Valladolid(AP)
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez (R) celebrates with teammate Kieran Trippier after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against Valladolid(AP)
Updated on May 23, 2021 09:29 AM IST
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AP | , Madrid

Atletico Madrid crowned LaLiga champions as Suarez scores winner at Valladolid

  • Real Madrid snatched a late winner through Luka Modric but it wasn't enough to deny Atletico their 11th La Liga title.
Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Valladolid FC against Club Atletico de Madrid at the Jose Zorilla stadium in Valladolid. (AFP)
Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Valladolid FC against Club Atletico de Madrid at the Jose Zorilla stadium in Valladolid. (AFP)
Updated on May 22, 2021 11:47 PM IST
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Has Messi played his last game for Barcelona at Camp Nou?

  • He has again notched up excellent numbers but there’s little to suggest that seasons of discontent are over.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 19, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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ByBhargab Sarmah

Barcelona president preparing club's revamping process

  • With or without Lionel Messi, Barcelona will look different next season; club president Joan Laporta himself admits changes are coming.
File photo of Barcelona's home stadium, Camp Nou.(REUTERS)
File photo of Barcelona's home stadium, Camp Nou.(REUTERS)
Published on May 19, 2021 08:28 PM IST
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AP | , Madrid

Kroos tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Real Madrid's La Liga title showdown

Title-chasing Real Madrid will be without midfielder Toni Kroos for their must-win match against Villarreal on the final day of the Liga season after the German tested positive for COVID-19.
File photo of Toni Kroos.(AP)
File photo of Toni Kroos.(AP)
Published on May 18, 2021 12:04 AM IST
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Atletico beat Sociedad, moves closer to Spanish title

  • Atletico Madrid moved closer to ending their title drought in Spain with a 2-1 home win against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
Atletico Madrid players celebrate a goal.
Atletico Madrid players celebrate a goal.
Published on May 13, 2021 07:24 AM IST
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AP | , Madrid

Barcelona lowered intensity in second half against Levante: Koeman

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted that his side lowered its intensity in the second half of the LaLiga clash against Levante.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman looks dejected (REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman looks dejected (REUTERS)
Published on May 12, 2021 01:58 PM IST
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Barca can still win title but can't make any more mistakes - Koeman

The 0-0 draw at home to Atleti left Barca third in the standings, two points behind Diego Simeone's side and level with second-placed Real Madrid, who snatched a 2-2 draw against visitors Sevilla on Sunday.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman: File photo(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2021 08:08 PM IST
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Reuters | , Barcelona

Title-chasing Real snatch draw with Sevilla after VAR drama

Real Madrid missed the chance to go top of La Liga after drawing 2-2 at home to Sevilla but earned a point when an own goal from Diego Carlos in added time
Real Madrid players argue with the referee during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla.(AP)
Real Madrid players argue with the referee during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Sevilla.(AP)
Updated on May 10, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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La Liga title race: Final flourish is likely in fight to the finish

  • Leaders Atletico head to Barca and Real host Sevilla this weekend in closest title race since 2006-07.
Results at the weekend will be a boost for the teams mentally but we will still see a lot of movement in positions: Gaizka Mendieta(Getty Images)
Results at the weekend will be a boost for the teams mentally but we will still see a lot of movement in positions: Gaizka Mendieta(Getty Images)
Updated on May 14, 2021 12:18 PM IST
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ByRajesh Pansare, Mumbai

Barcelona players under investigation by La Liga for breaching Covid protocols

Players that attended the Barcelona captain's meeting sat with their partners on different tables, Goal.com reported.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action(REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2021 11:14 PM IST
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ANI | , Barcelona

Valencia fires coach Javi Gracia with team 14th in La Liga

Valencia thanked Gracia, who previously coached Watford in the English Premier League, for his “work and dedication during these months” since he was appointed in July.
Valencia coach Javi Gracia: File Image(REUTERS)
Valencia coach Javi Gracia: File Image(REUTERS)
Published on May 03, 2021 06:23 PM IST
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AP | , Valencia

La Liga planning on fans returning from May 9: radio report

The report said a maximum of 5,000 fans will be allowed in from the weekend of May 8. Spain's state of emergency, in place since January to limit the spread of the virus, ends on May 9.
General view inside the stadium: File photo(REUTERS)
General view inside the stadium: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 04:19 PM IST
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Reuters | , Madrid

Infantino should clearly state what he thinks about super league: La Liga Prez

  • Clubs needs to prune players’ wages to manage costs, buy one Ferrari instead of four, says Villarreal president.
La Liga President Javier Tebas. File image(AP)
La Liga President Javier Tebas. File image(AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2021 12:06 PM IST
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ByDhiman Sarkar, Kolkata

Struggling Alaves part ways with head coach Abelardo

The decision comes after Alaves' 3-1 defeat by Celta Vigo on Sunday, which extended their winless run to seven games in the Spanish top flight.
Alaves coach Abelardo Fernandez: File Photo(REUTERS)
Alaves coach Abelardo Fernandez: File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 11:05 PM IST
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Messi grabs two assists as Barcelona march on with victory at Osasuna

  • Messi helped Barca take the lead on the half-hour mark when he carved open Osasuna's defence with a superb cross-field ball to Alba, who controlled before blasting into the roof of the net.
Lionel Messi set up goals scored by Jordi Alba and teenager Ilaix Moriba.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi set up goals scored by Jordi Alba and teenager Ilaix Moriba.(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 07, 2021 08:01 AM IST
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Reuters | , Estadio El Sadar, Pamplona

LaLiga to engage with Indian fans through a unique LaLiga QR Challenge

  • The tech-savvy engagement activity is planned at various physical and digital touchpoints and the QR Codes will be integrated alternately through different partnerships and initiatives executed for its Indian fans
LaLiga QR Code Challenge Promo(Special arrangement)
LaLiga QR Code Challenge Promo(Special arrangement)
Published on Feb 16, 2021 07:37 PM IST
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Real Madrid ease to victory over lacklustre Valencia

Benzema got Zinedine Zidane's side off to a strong start in the 12th minute when he collected a pass from Kroos on the edge of the area and had enough time and space to pick his spot and fire into the far bottom corner.
Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0(Twitter)
Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0(Twitter)
Published on Feb 14, 2021 11:29 PM IST
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Liga officials discuss potential protocols for vaccines distribution among clubs

  • LaLiga officials discuss potential protocols for vaccines distribution among clubs
File photo of a La Liga game.(REUTERS)
File photo of a La Liga game.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 25, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Valencia overcome Valladolid to grab first win since November

Midfielder Soler, who had scored a hat-trick of penalties against Real Madrid in Valencia's last win on Nov. 8, broke the deadlock in the 76th minute, controlling a pass from outside the area before lashing the ball high into the net.
Carlos Soler(Twitter)
Carlos Soler(Twitter)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 05:19 AM IST
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Atletico Madrid's game against Bilbao postponed due to snowstorm

Heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena left thousands of Spanish drivers trapped in their cars on Friday as roads were blocked and Madrid airport was closed.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Suarez sinks Alaves to take Atletico top in La Liga

Atletico had taken the lead late in the first half when Suarez teed up a deflected goal by Marcos Llorente and the task should have got easier for the visitors when Alaves defender Victor Laguardia was sent off in the second half.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Deportivo Alaves v Atletico Madrid - Mendizorrotza Stadium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain - January 3, 2021 Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Deportivo Alaves v Atletico Madrid - Mendizorrotza Stadium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain - January 3, 2021 Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 11:07 PM IST
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VITORIA-GASTEIZ, Spain | ByReuters

Real Madrid see off Celta to return to La Liga summit

The win took the Spanish champions to the summit on 36 points, one ahead of second-placed Atletico who have three games in hand and on Sunday visit Alaves.
Real Madrid players celebrate a goal.(Reuters)
Real Madrid players celebrate a goal.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 08:48 AM IST
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Sociedad beat Bilbao 1-0 in Basque derby to end winless run

The victory came after a difficult December in which Sociedad had drawn three games before losing another three in a row prior to its visit to Bilbao.
Mikel Merino of Real Sociedad celebrates.(Getty Images)
Mikel Merino of Real Sociedad celebrates.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 01:59 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByAssociated Press

Koeman grateful for Messi support in transitional season for Barca

Messi said a young team were growing under the Dutchman as they bid to improve on their current fifth place in La Liga, eight points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Messi surpasses Pele milestone with help from Barcelona teenager

Messi, who helped Barcelona win 3-0 at Valladolid, had equaled Pelé’s all-time scoring tally on Saturday. His 643rd career goal for Barcelona since his 2004 debut matched Pelé’s tally for Santos from 1957-74.
Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona - Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain - December 22, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Real Valladolid's Hervias(REUTERS)
Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona - Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain - December 22, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Real Valladolid's Hervias(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 07:11 AM IST
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Barcelona | ByAssociated Press

Playing without fans horrible and ugly, says Messi

The Catalans were top of La Liga with 11 games to go when last season was disrupted by the pandemic but they surrendered the title to Real Madrid when play resumed in empty stadiums.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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