Zinedine Zidane returns for second stint as Real Madrid coach

Soccer Mar 12, 2019

Zinedine Zidane returns for second stint as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari's firing was finally confirmed on Monday. "When the president called me the first thing I thought was: go," Zidane said at a news conference. "I could not say no, I ...

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

Soccer Jul 12, 2018

Takashi Inui aims to be key contributor for Real Betis

A week after returning to Japan following Samurai Blue's round-of-16 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup, Takashi Inui said Thursday the next step is contributing to his new team, Real Betis, in Spain's La Liga. "I want to enjoy playing soccer, and contribute to ...

Soccer Oct 3, 2017

Getafe's Gaku Shibasaki undergoes surgery for broken foot

Japan midfielder Gaku Shibasaki underwent surgery for a fractured left foot and will spend the next two months on the sidelines, Spanish side Getafe said Monday. The 25-year-old Shibasaki had surgery to fix a hairline fracture in his left foot after suffering the injury in ...

Soccer Jul 18, 2017

Spanish club Getafe locks up Shibasaki with four-year deal

Midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has signed a four-year contract with promoted Spanish top-flight side Getafe, the La Liga club announced Monday. Shibasakispent the past half season in the second division with Tenerife, which missed out on promotion after losing to Getafe in the playoff final. The former ...

Soccer Jun 25, 2017

Shibasaki, Tenerife fail in bid for promotion

Gaku Shibasaki had an assist, but Tenerife missed out on promotion to the Spanish first division after a 3-1 defeat to Getafe in the second leg of the playoff final on Saturday. Tenerife took the first leg 1-0 on Wednesday, when Shibasaki created the winner, ...

Shibasaki helps lift Tenerife past Getafe

Soccer Jun 22, 2017

Shibasaki helps lift Tenerife past Getafe

Gaku Shibasaki contributed an assist to help Tenerife move within a win of promotion through a 1-0 victory over Spanish rival Getafe at home in the first leg of the La Liga promotion playoff final on Wednesday. At the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez, Jorge Saenz converted ...