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Category: La Liga

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‘Vooooooosh’: Iñaki Williams and a run like nobody has run before | Sid Lowe

The Athletic Bilbao forward is not a prolific scorer but, against Sevilla, his incredible sprint and finish astonished San Mamés When the ball came to Iñaki Williams and he spun, turning it sharply around Sergi Gómez and into the centre circle, a singl…

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Real Betis v Real Madrid: La Liga – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm kick-off in La LigaMadrid make the headlines for all the wrong reasons. AgainSend your emails to John here | Or tweet him @JohnBrewin_ 7.35pm GMT The last time these teams met, there were a mere eight goals. Related: Real …

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Real Madrid make the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Again | Sid Lowe

Part of the reason attendances at the Bernabéu are down this season is simple: Real Madrid are not very goodSanti Solari was right, but he got it so very wrong. First they attacked him for what he said, then they attacked him for what he did. Others, m…

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Getafe v Barcelona: La Liga – live!

Latest updates from the 7.45pm GMT kickoffSign up to The Fiver: our daily football emailFeel free to email Nick or to tweet: @NickMiller79 8.11pm GMT 25 mins: There’s Alba again, set loose behind the Getafe defence as he speeds towards the byline, but …

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Santi Cazorla double stuns Real Madrid and earns Villarreal precious draw

Santi Cazorla’s first La Liga goals since 2012 stunned Real Madrid and stole struggling Villarreal a 2-2 draw at Estadio de la Cerámica.The former Arsenal midfielder struck twice – including an 82nd-minute equaliser – as Real slumped to an eighth leagu…

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The forwards whose new year’s resolution should be to score goals

Simone Zaza has taken 26 shots since he last scored. Wilfried Zaha has taken 31. Sandro Ramírez should look away nowBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA new year is a time for a new start. A few Premier League strikers took the spirit of new year’s resolu…

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Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading…

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Aritz Aduriz offers a one-step solution to Athletic Bilbao’s season of gloom

Striker stuns San Mamés with remarkable penalty but a late collapse means the unthinkable looms for La Liga stalwartsIt was just a penalty, some might say, but it wasn’t. It was two, for a start. And two like that in a moment like this.Your club – and …

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European roundup: Dembélé and Messi sweep Barcelona past Celta Vigo

• Barça maintain three-point lead at top of La Liga• Bayern cruise to victory over Eintracht FrankfurtBarcelona ensured they will end the year sitting top of the table by strolling to a comfortable 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, inspired by anoth…

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Why Villarreal are starting to get that sinking feeling again | Sid Lowe

The Yellow Submarine are one of only six clubs whose salary limit is over €100m: they’re too good to go down. As in 2012Sergio Asenjo just sat there shaking his head. The goalkeeper who has suffered four cruciate knee ligament tears – three in his righ…

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European round-up: Barça go clear at top thanks to Lionel Messi hat-trick

• Levante 0-5 Barcelona; Sevilla 2-0 Girona• Ajax thrash De Graafschap 8-0 in EredivisieLionel Messi scored his 43rd hat-trick for Barcelona as they gained a measure of revenge for their record-wrecking defeat by Levante last season with a comprehensiv…

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European roundup: Benzema gives Real Madrid win amid Bernabeu boos

• Real Madrid fans unhappy despite 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano• Serge Gnabry stars as Bayern Munich beat Hannover 4-0Real Madrid edged a 1-0 win over minnows Rayo Vallecano, earning a third consecutive La Liga victory and rising to third in the table, …

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Eleven Sports sees UFC go to BT as talks to avoid closure continue

• Serie A and La Liga could also leave troubled streaming service• Eleven Sports is owned by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani BT has taken back control of the UK rights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship from beleaguered Eleven Sports, the self-styled…

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‘His Magnum opus’: even for Lionel Messi, this was special | Sid Lowe

This weekend Messi did something unusual: he did something he hasn’t done before, exceeding his own expectationsSunday morning and military machines rolled down the Castellana, armoured vehicles on the move. Snipers stood on roofs and helicopters circl…

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Lionel Messi scores two free-kicks as Barcelona hammer Espanyol in derby

Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed their local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga. The champions, who started the game level with Sevilla and Atlético Madri…

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Espanyol v Barcelona: La Liga – live!

La Liga updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offEuropean roundup: Sancho settles derby for Dortmund You can email James your thoughts or via Twitter @piercy360 7.35pm GMT Villarreal have just lost 3-2 to Celta Vigo which leaves the league table looking lik…

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Jadon Sancho settles derby with Schalke as Dortmund move nine points clear

Dortmund beat rivals 2-1, Leipzig lose 3-0 at FreiburgSevilla held by Valencia, Atlético cruise past AlavésJadon Sancho’s winning earned Borussia Dortmund all three points in their local derby at Schalke and sent Lucien Favre’s team nine points clear a…

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Lucas Vázquez goal helps Real Madrid bounce back with win over Valencia

Real Madrid returned to winning ways in La Liga with a 2-0 victory over Valencia at the Bernabéu. It was not a particularly fluent display but, after last weekend’s 3-0 defeat by Eibar, the result was what mattered most and an early own goal from Danie…

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Lucas Vázquez goal helps Real Madrid bounce back with win over Valencia

Real Madrid returned to winning ways in La Liga with a 2-0 victory over Valencia at the Bernabéu. It was not a particularly fluent display but, after last weekend’s 3-0 defeat by Eibar, the result was what mattered most and an early own goal from Danie…

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Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg for fourth consecutive Bundesliga win

• Marco Reus and Paco Alcácer maintain Dortmund momentum• Cristiano Ronaldo penalty completes Juventus victoryBorussia Dortmund earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Freiburg to open up a seven-point gap at the top of the Bundesliga for at least 24 hou…