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Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has moved to ease the pressure on his team by claiming it will not be “a failure” if the Catalan giants do not clinch the treble this season.
Fri, 29 May, 2015
A Spanish court will rule today whether all football competitions in the country, including Primera Division games, will be played this weekend.
Thu, 14 May, 2015
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has vowed his team will not be distracted by Pep Guardiola’s return to the Nou Camp as they prepare for tomorrow night’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
Manchester City have denied making an offer to, or being interested in, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2015
Atletico Madrid were in dreamland as they destroyed rivals Real Madrid with a thumping 4-0 win which blew the Primera Division title race wide open.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid fans to get behind “key player” Gareth Bale after the Wales international came under fire for going for goal instead of passing during Saturday’s Primera Division win over Espanyol.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits the European champions still have plenty of room for improvement after seeing them open their Primera Division campaign with an uninspiring 2-0 win over minnows Cordoba.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2014
A stoppage-time goal from Angel Lafita snatched a dramatic 2-2 draw for Getafe at Barcelona, which could prove fatal to the Catalan club’s hopes of retaining the Primera Division title.
Sat, 03 May, 2014
Barcelona defender Dani Alves sparked an ingenious social media campaign against racism in football as support flooded in from fellow professionals for his decision to eat at banana thrown at him by an opposition fan.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has immediately switched his attention to Wednesday’s Primera Division clash against Sevilla following the “disappointing” Clasico defeat by Barcelona.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
European champions Bayern Munich feel they have got the strongest opposition they could have faced after yesterday’s Champions League last 16 draw pitted them against Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013
Barcelona director Toni Freixa is confident the Spanish champions have the quality to cope with the loss of superstar forward Lionel Messi to injury.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2013
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo believes Lionel Messi could be tempted to come to the Barclays Premier League if he gets bored of life in the Primera Division.
Sun, 10 Nov, 2013
Dani Alves has backed Cesc Fabregas to get back to his best for Barcelona this season – if he stays at the Nou Camp.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2013
Liverpool target Iago Aspas “did not hesistate” to choose Anfield as his next destination when he heard of the Premier League club’s interest.
Sun, 09 Jun, 2013
Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after the club and the coach agreed to his departure by mutual consent, the club’s president Florentino Perez has announced.
Mon, 20 May, 2013
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will take training today for the first time since undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States, his assistant Jordi Roura has confirmed.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2013
Lionel Messi celebrated another goalscoring milestone with four more last night as Barcelona demolished 10-man Osasuna 5-1 at the Nou Camp.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2013
Lionel Messi strengthened his claim to be considered the greatest footballer of all time by winning a record-breaking fourth consecutive Fifa Ballon d’Or last night.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013
Lionel Messi won a record-breaking fourth consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or at an awards ceremony in Zurich tonight.
Mon, 07 Jan, 2013
Jose Mourinho believes it is “almost impossible” for his Real Madrid side to retain the Primera Division after last night’s 2-2 draw with Espanyol left them 13 points behind leaders Barcelona.
Mon, 17 Dec, 2012
Spain striker Fernando Llorente has confirmed he plans to leave Athletic Bilbao when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012
Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova is refusing to declare the Primera Division title race over, despite his side’s blistering form.
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012
Barcelona have announced they are going to appeal against coach Tito Vilanova’s red card during last night’s Primera Division win over Osasuna.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2012
David Villa scored in his first competitive appearance since 2011 and Lionel Messi netted a brace as Barcelona thrashed Real Sociedad in new coach Tito Vilanova’s Primera Division debut in the Nou Camp hot-seat .
Mon, 20 Aug, 2012
Sevilla opened their Primera Division season with a deserved 2-1 win in an occasionally scrappy game at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Sun, 19 Aug, 2012
Andres Iniesta believes the pressure is on Barcelona’s players to perform this season, as well as new manager Tito Vilanova.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2012
Swansea have not received any offers for midfielder Joe Allen, despite speculation linking him with a move to join former boss Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2012
Lionel Messi has stressed that titles are more important than individual records after his best personal season Barcelona failed to deliver either the Champions League or Primera Division titles.
Wed, 18 Jul, 2012
Newcastle hotshot Papiss Cisse has dismissed rumours that he could leave the club this summer.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
Brazil forward Kaka has reiterated his desire to stay at Real Madrid and become a key player for the Primera Division champions.
Mon, 07 May, 2012
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola today announced he would be standing down at the end of the season to “recharge his batteries” with his assistant Tito Vilanova confirmed as his replacement.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2012
Real Madrid maintained their four-point lead over Barcelona in the Primera Division title race as both sealed hard-fought victories this evening.
Sun, 15 Apr, 2012
Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is recovering well after undergoing a liver transplant on Tuesday, club president Sandro Rosell has said.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
Manchester City are sweating on the extent of a “stupid” injury that threatens to rule Sergio Aguero out of a key stage of the title run-in.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2012
Jose Mourinho has strongly denied he has reached an agreement to take over as manager of Manchester City at the end of the season.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
Real Madrid defender Pepe has been handed a two-match ban while coach Jose Mourinho and midfielder Mesut Ozil have each been suspended for one game following Wednesday’s ill-tempered Primera Division match with Villarreal.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice in the second half as Real Madrid provisionally moved 13 points clear at the Primera Division summit with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Real Betis.
Sun, 11 Mar, 2012
LIONEL MESSI was last night awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the third successive year.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2012