Real's Zinedine Zidane angry over snowy draw at Osasuna

Soccer Jan 10, 2021

Real's Zinedine Zidane angry over snowy draw at Osasuna

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team's match against Osasuna should have been postponed due to the snowy conditions after the La Liga champion could only draw 0-0 with the second-from-bottom side on Saturday. The snowstorm that blitzed northern Spain and the Spanish capital ...

Takefusa Kubo heads to Getafe on loan for remainder of season

Soccer Jan 9, 2021

Takefusa Kubo heads to Getafe on loan for remainder of season

Nineteen-year-old Japan international Takefusa Kubo has joined Getafe on loan for the rest of the season from Real Madrid, the two Spanish La Liga clubs announced Friday. The left-footed attacking midfielder spent the first half of the season on loan at third-place Villarreal but found ...

Young prodigy Takefusa Kubo to leave Villarreal this winter

Soccer Jan 3, 2021

Young prodigy Takefusa Kubo to leave Villarreal this winter

Japan international Takefusa Kubo will leave Spanish La Liga club Villarreal, head coach Unai Emery confirmed Saturday. Although the 19-year-old only joined the club this season, he has seen his playing time decrease. Negotiations for his transfer are currently under way, with league rival Getafe ...

Playing without fans 'horrible' and 'ugly,' says Lionel Messi

Soccer Dec 22, 2020

Playing without fans 'horrible' and 'ugly,' says Lionel Messi

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has explained how tough it has been to play without fans in the last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, likening the experience to a training session. "It's horrible to play without fans, it's a very ugly sensation," Barcelona captain Messi ...

Takefusa Kubo makes first appearance for Villarreal in friendly

Soccer Aug 24, 2020

Takefusa Kubo makes first appearance for Villarreal in friendly

Teenage prodigy Takefusa Kubo made his first appearance for Villarreal on Sunday, playing the second half of a 3-1 friendly win against second-division Cartagena. The 19-year-old Japan midfielder is preparing for his second season in the Spanish top flight after joining Villarreal earlier this month ...

Real Madrid's Takefusa Kubo moving to Villarreal on 1-year loan

Soccer Aug 8, 2020

Real Madrid's Takefusa Kubo moving to Villarreal on 1-year loan

Real Madrid has loaned out 19-year-old Japan international Takefusa Kubo to Spanish La Liga rival Villarreal, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday. Both the clubs and the Japan midfielder have agreed to the terms and a formal announcement will be made after ...

Shinji Okazaki scores as Huesca secures promotion to La Liga

Soccer Jul 18, 2020

Shinji Okazaki scores as Huesca secures promotion to La Liga

Former Japan forward Shinji Okazaki helped Spanish second-division club Huesca book its ticket back to the top flight Friday, scoring his 12th goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Numancia. With the victory, second-place Huesca moved to 67 points on the year and ...