Real Madrid loans teenager Takefusa Kubo to Mallorca

Soccer Aug 23, 2019

Real Madrid loans teenager Takefusa Kubo to Mallorca

Real Madrid on Thursday announced it has loaned teenager Takefusa Kubo to Spanish League rival Mallorca for the season. Madrid signed the 18-year-old attacking midfielder in June from FC Tokyo with the intention of having him play on its reserve team. He played with the ...

Soccer Mar 31, 2016

Struggling Valencia fires Neville

Spanish club Valencia has fired coach Gary Neville less than four months after hiring the former England defender. The club made the announcement on Wednesday, nine days after it lost its third game in a row in the Spanish League. "After careful consideration, the club decided ...

Messi's hat trick helps Barcelona set new unbeaten mark

Soccer Mar 4, 2016

Messi's hat trick helps Barcelona set new unbeaten mark

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick as Barcelona defeated nine-man Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to become the first Spanish club to play 35 consecutive matches without a loss, breaking Real Madrid's record of nearly three decades ago. Midfielder Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, Messi added the ...

Soccer Feb 17, 2016

Suzuki joins Spanish second-division club

Former Japan defender Daisuke Suzuki has joined Spain's Gimnastic de Tarragona, the second-division club announced on its website on Tuesday. The 26-year-old center back, who helped Japan reach the semifinals of the 2012 London Olympics, has signed a deal through the end of the season ...

Ronaldo, Benzema team up to power Madrid past Elche

Soccer Feb 23, 2015

Ronaldo, Benzema team up to power Madrid past Elche

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday, as the Spanish League leaders capitalized on Barcelona's stumble to increase their advantage to four points. Madrid grasped the opportunity Barcelona had presented it with after a 1-0 ...

Atletico thrashes Real to open up title race

Soccer Feb 8, 2015

Atletico thrashes Real to open up title race

Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish League title race. The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago Cardoso and substitute Saul Niguez scored early before Antoine Griezmann and ...

Soccer / World Cup May 16, 2014

Barcelona OKs restructured deal for Messi

Barcelona said it has reached a deal with Lionel Messi to improve the Argentina international's current contract. In a statement, Barcelona reported it has "reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club." It did not release details of ...