Spain

  • Barca can’t even contemplate selling Messi: Enrique
    3:42 AM

    Madrid, Jan 15 (IANS) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said that the thought of having a team without Lionel Messi is “not even something we contemplate”. The future of the Argentina forward has been the subject of much speculation recently, following reports that he had fallen out with Enrique, reported

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  • Atletico must not relax against Real Madrid: Coach
    10:59 AM

    Madrid, Jan 14 (IANS) Reigning La Liga champion Atletico Madrid’s coach Diego Simeone has told his players to be humble as they prepare for their vital Kings Cup second leg tie against crosstown rivals Real Madrid Thursday. Goals from Raul Garcia and Jose Gimenez last week gave Atletico a 2-0

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  • Espanyol, Malaga into last 8 of Spanish cup
    7:44 AM

    Madrid, Jan 14 (IANS) Espanyol caused a minor shock in the last 16 of the Spanish Kings Cup when they overturned a first leg defeat to leave high-flying Valencia out of the football competition. Following a 1-2 defeat in the first leg a week ago, Espanyol knew that a 1-0

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  • Ronaldo urges Real Madrid fans to support Bale
    2:23 PM

    Madrid, Jan 13 (IANS) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has urged fans to get behind “important player” Welshman Gareth Bale after the latter was criticised for being selfish during the Spanish football club’s win over Espanyol in La Liga. The criticism came a week after the world’s most expensive player

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  • Swift’s ‘Style’ confirmed as new ‘1989’ track
    8:24 AM

    Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift’s song “Style” has been announced as the next official track of her massively successful album “1989”. Republic Records, which is promoting the song to radio, made the confirmation Monday via their Playbook website, reports aceshowbiz.com. The website states that the track would

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  • Valencia extend coach Santo’s contract
    8:24 AM

    Madrid, Jan 13 (IANS) Spanish football club Valencia has announced it had extended the contract of coach Nuno Espiritu Santo until the end of June 2018. Espiritu Santo’s new contract Monday comes as a reward for his first five months in charge which has seen him take the club to

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  • Real Madrid aim at overturning deficit in King’s Cup return leg
    1:35 PM

    Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Madrid will look to their vociferous fans to overturn a 0-2 deficit against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the last 16 stage of the King’s Cup this week while Barcelona have no such worries after beating Elche 5-0. Elche coach

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  • Messi denies rumours of rift with club
    12:01 PM

    Madrid, Jan 12 (IANS) FC Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has denied trying to destabilise the club or ask for coach Luis Enrique to be sacked. The striker spoke to the club’ s TV channel after Barcelona’s 3-1 win against reigning champions Atletico de Madrid. He played a major role, scoring

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  • Barcelona gain morale with 3-1 win over Atletico
    6:31 AM

    Barcelona, Jan 12 (IANS) FC Barcelona produced their best display of the season to beat title rivals Atletico Madrid 3-1 in the Camp Nou Stadium and give a boost to under-fire coach Luis Enrique. Barcelona Sunday fielded perhaps their strongest side against a side they have not beaten in six

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  • Real Madrid back to winning ways in La Liga
    6:57 AM

    Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Spanish football giants Real Madrid got back to winning ways to pile the pressure on title rivals, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, ahead of their Sunday showdown, when they cruised to a 3-0 home win against Espanyol in a La Liga match here. No side have

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  • Spanish La Liga standings
    3:19 AM

    Madrid, Jan 11 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Saturday’s matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Real Madrid 17 14 0 3 59 15 42 Barcelona 17 12 2 3 41 8 38 Atletico Madrid 17 12

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  • Gerrard is irreplaceable for Liverpool: Luis Suarez
    12:13 PM

    Barcelona, Jan 10 (IANS) Barcelona star Luis Suarez Saturday warned Liverpool that Major League Soccer-bound Steven Gerrard is “irreplaceable”, but backed the club captain to return to Anfield in the future. The 27-year-old striker Suarez valued his close relationship with the 34-year-old Gerrard during his spell at Merseyside – crediting

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