Takefusa Kubo secures Getafe's spot in La Liga with stunning goal

Soccer May 17, 2021

Takefusa Kubo secures Getafe's spot in La Liga with stunning goal

Takefusa Kubo scored a stunning late winner Sunday that gave Getafe a 2-1 victory over Levante and secured its place in the Spanish top flight for another season. The 19-year-old Japan winger found the net in the 84th minute at Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Perez, dribbling ...

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 ...