Spanish Primera División

La Liga flattered by reported Premier League interest in Javier Tebas

21/02/2019

Javier Tebas was linked with a move to Serie A in 2018. La Liga is unaware of any interest from the Premier League in hiring their president, Javier Tebas, but described reports linking him to the job “as a source of pride.” The Times reported that Tebas is a contender to succeed Richard Scudamore as […]

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Alvaro Morata on Real Madrid past Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone

21/02/2019

Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.” Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an […]

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Real Madrid star Bale still waiting on possible ban for Barcelona double header – sources

20/02/2019

Shaka Hislop and Craig Burley shed some light on Real Madrid’s surprising loss to Girona, citing too many changes to the lineup as the problem. Gareth Bale is still facing an anxious wait to discover if he will be allowed to play in the upcoming Copa del Rey and La Liga Clasicos, with sources telling […]

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Atletico’s Morata on Real Madrid past: ‘Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.’

20/02/2019

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.” Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood […]

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Marcelo lurches from one disaster to another while Diego Simeone’s renewal doesn’t sit well

19/02/2019

It’s been a week of new beginnings in La Liga or at least, a week of new opportunities. One was merited, one is doubtful and one disastrous. The three characters on stage are Ernesto Valverde, Diego Simeone and Marcelo, so let’s start with the disastrous and build from there. Even though it’s the decision that, […]

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Kevin-Prince Boateng’s home robbed as he played for Barcelona – reports

18/02/2019

Although Barcelona claimed yet another victory, Alejandro Moreno explains how a better team than Real Valladolid can give them big problems ahead. Kevin-Prince Boateng’s house was robbed as he made his home debut for Barcelona on Saturday, according to multiple reports in the Spanish media. The reports said valuables worth around €300,000, mainly jewellery, were […]

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Ramos 4/10 as red card caps off Real Madrid’s misery vs. Girona

17/02/2019

Real Madrid appeared to be easing to a straightforward victory against Girona in Sunday’s La Liga clash at the Bernabeu — but the Catalans turned the game around in the second half to take a deserved 2-1 victory. Positives It is difficult to take many positives from a performance which recalled many of the problems […]

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Ramos sent off in shock Real Madrid defeat but won’t miss Clasico

17/02/2019

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch? Sergio Ramos earned the 25th red card of his Real Madrid career during the 2-1 La Liga defeat against Girona, but he will not miss the Clasico against Barcelona on March 2. Ramos […]

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Real Madrid vs. Girona – Football Match Report – February 17, 2019

17/02/2019

Portu heads the winner for Girona. Getty Lowly Girona stunned Real Madrid as they came from a goal down to win 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Sunday in a game that saw Sergio Ramos sent off for two bookings. Casemiro gave Madrid a half-time lead, but Cristhian Stuani levelled from the penalty spot and Cristian Portu […]

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Barcelona aren’t team ‘we want to be’ after tough Valladolid win – Pique

17/02/2019

Lionel Messi made just one of his two penatly opportunities, but that was all Barcelona needed to secure three points at Estadio José Zorrilla. Although Barcelona claimed yet another victory, Alejandro Moreno explains how a better team than Real Valladolid can give them big problems ahead. The guys respond to your tweets about the state […]

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Gerard Pique, Carles Alena the standouts as Barcelona hold off Valladolid

16/02/2019

Although Barcelona claimed yet another victory, Alejandro Moreno explains how a better team than Real Valladolid can give them big problems ahead. BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed a second as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday. Messi scored the only goal of the game just before […]

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Messi penalty helps under-par Barca beat Real Valladolid

16/02/2019

Barcelona Real Valladolid 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats By Rik SharmaBARCELONA, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday to open up a seven-point lead at the top of La Liga.The […]

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Rayo Vallecano vs. Atletico Madrid – Football Match Report – February 16, 2019

16/02/2019

Antoine Griezmann’s deflected volley earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday, ending a run of two consecutive defeats for Diego Simeone’s side. Atletico, who welcomed Diego Costa back from a two-month injury layoff as substitute in the 60th minute, struggled in the derby clash against 18th place Rayo. […]

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Real Madrid’s Ramos answered ‘trick question’ over Ajax booking – Solari

16/02/2019

Real Madrid head coach Santi Solari believes that club captain Sergio Ramos answered a “trick question” over his late yellow card in the Champions League round of 16 tie against Ajax on Wednesday. UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Ramos on Thursday after he admitted to deliberately picking up a booking in Madrid’s 2-1 win in […]

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Atletico Madrid ‘warrior’ Costa compatible with new arrival Morata – Simeone

15/02/2019

Diego Costa is set to return for Atletico Madrid at the weekend after more than two months on the sidelines. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has welcomed back “warrior” Diego Costa after the striker was cleared to play on Friday after more than two months out with a foot injury, giving his stumbling side a […]

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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde extends contract until end of 2019-20

15/02/2019

Former Barcelona star Patrick Kluivert says Frenkie de Jong will prove to be a big hit with his new club Barcelona. With Real Madrid back in the picture, the ESPN FC crew assess the chances Barcelona will relinquish their six-point advantage. Barcelona were held scoreless in Bilbao, but still lead second-place Real Madrid by six […]

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Real Betis are mocked in Spain thanks to ‘moral’ manager Quique Setien. Yet he’s made them better than ever

15/02/2019

Betis have never been better thanks to the style and belief system of their manager, Quique Setien. His methods, obsessive as they are, work really well. “Bounce, Setien, bounce!” The chant went around Butarque and found its way to the Real Betis bench, where Quique Setien was not bouncing but was smiling, listening to the […]

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Atletico cut ties with youth academy founder after allegation of abuse of minors

14/02/2019

Atletico Madrid have severed ties with former academy director Manuel Brinas. Atletico Madrid have relieved youth academy founder Manuel Brinas of his duties after he allegedly abused minors in a school in Madrid prior to joining the club. In an interview with El Pais, the 88-year-old said earlier this week that he had sexually abused […]

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone signs new contract until 2022

14/02/2019

Former Atletico Madrid ball boy Alvaro Morata is excited to live a childhood dream after joining the club on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea despite having played at Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has signed a new contract at the club until 2022. Simeone’s previous deal ran until June 30, 2020 and […]

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Real Madrid’s Bale could face ban for Atletico celebration

14/02/2019

Tottenham looked comfortable in their 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, as Real Madrid stole a late away win against the Dutch side. Craig Burley compared Vinicius Junior to Kylian Mbappe following Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax in the UEFA Champions League. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop believes Ajax’s attacking mentality may have been to their […]

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