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Category: La Liga

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La Liga prepares for return to training and sets target dates for season restart

League president Javier Tebas looking at options from 28 May‘We think we can finish in August,’ Tebas says Spain is preparing a protocol for clubs’ return to training with three proposed dates for La Liga to restart: 28 May, 6 June and 28 June. Matches…

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Xavi keen to manage Barcelona as long as dressing room is not ‘toxic’

Former midfielder says he is ‘clear’ he wants to coach his old clubXavi names Jadon Sancho and Serge Gnabry as potential recruitsXavi believes he is ready to manage Barcelona but insists there cannot be any “toxicity” in the dressing room. The midfield…

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Xavi keen to manage Barcelona as long as dressing room is not ‘toxic’

Former midfielder says he is ‘clear’ he wants to coach his old clubXavi names Jadon Sancho and Serge Gnabry as potential recruitsXavi believes he is ready to manage Barcelona but insists there cannot be any “toxicity” in the dressing room. The midfield…

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Atlético Madrid and Espanyol join Barcelona in cutting wages

More La Liga clubs expected to follow suit in coming daysSpanish top division staging online charity concertCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageEspanyol and Atlético Madrid have followed Barcelona in announcing that they will…

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Real Madrid’s stadium to be used in fight against coronavirus

Santiago Bernabéu to store medical materialBarcelona players reject first pay cut proposalCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Santiago Bernabéu will be turned into a storage and distribution centre for medical material do…

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Barcelona in talks to cut player wages by up to 70% during coronavirus lockdown

Players understood to be receptive to salary reductionEnglish Football League in discussions with PFA over wagesCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageBarcelona are studying the possibility of applying a pay cut of up to 70% to …

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Spanish football postponed until further notice amid coronavirus crisis

La Liga and Spanish FA make joint statementNo football until it can restart without ‘any health risk’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football calendar has been postponed until further notice, La Liga and the S…

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Marco Asensio wins Fifa tournament for Real Madrid, watched by 170,000 fans

Madrid forward has been out all season with knee injuryCompetition raises £129,000 to fight coronavirusReal Madrid’s forward Marco Asensio has missed the entire season with a serious knee injury but the time away from the pitch paid unexpected dividend…

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La Liga switches to consoles to keep players busy amid Covid-19 shutdown

Players from each La Liga club – including Marco Asensio and Sergi Roberto – are to compete on PlayStation in a fundraiserCoronavirus – latest updatesThe president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, is convinced the competition can be completed by 30 June. If n…

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‘People need them more than we do’: Valladolid reject coronavirus test kits

‘We have not taken them for medical and social reasons’La Liga has been criticised for offering test kits for playersCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageReal Valladolid have formally rejected La Liga’s offer of coronavirus te…

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‘People need them more than we do’: Valladolid reject coronavirus test kits

‘We have not taken them for medical and social reasons’La Liga has been criticised for offering test kits for playersCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageReal Valladolid have formally rejected La Liga’s offer of coronavirus te…

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Football quiz: La Liga in the 1990s

How much do you remember about a time when Ronaldo, Romário, Rivaldo and Bebeto graced La Liga?Which side broke the duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid by winning the title in 1995-96?ValenciaDeportivo La Coruña Atlético Madrid Real SociedadHow many c…

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Spanish FA head attacks ‘irresponsible’ La Liga plan to test all players

Luis Rubiales: ‘There are patients with much more at stake’RFEF chief also rejects 30 June cut-off point for seasonCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe president of the Spanish football federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, ha…

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The doors have closed on La Liga, just like front doors all over Spain

Footballers train at home as stadiums, schools and parks sit empty. There are army vehicles on the streets. This is real, even if it remains surreal Sevilla midfielder Óliver Torres was at home making dinner when the match he had looked forward to more…

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Ezequiel Garay among five Valencia staff found to be positive for coronavirus

All suffering from the virus are in good healthGaray the first La Liga player to confirm he has virusFive people involved with the Valencia first-team squad have contracted coronavirus. “Valencia CF inform that five positive cases of the COVID-19 coron…

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Football shuts down because of coronavirus – video report

The Premier League, Football League Women’s Super League and Scottish leagues have suspended all matches until the weekend of 3-5 April in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Across Europe, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 and the…

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Real Madrid players in quarantine and La Liga suspended due to coronavirus

Champions League tie with Manchester City in doubtBasketball player had tested positive for coronavirusReal Madrid have gone into quarantine after one of the players in their basketball team tested positive for the coronavirus, leaving all activity at …

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Rubi’s Real Betis melodrama keeps rolling after victory over Real Madrid | Sid Lowe

The Betis manager endured an emotional rollercoaster on the way to a sensational win that eases pressure on himThere’s something brilliantly bonkers about Betis, the football club that melodrama makes its own, and Sunday night that was them distilled i…

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Champions League elite have got fat on easy dominance and quality has suffered | Jonathan Wilson

Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Juve and others have become short-termist as domestic success has bred complacencyJust wait for the knockout phase of the Champions League. That’s when the season really gets going, that’s when the real football begins. Tha…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi leaves it late to put Barcelona top

• VAR-awarded spot-kick helps Barça overtake Real Madrid• Achraf Hakimi gives Borussia Dortmund vital win in GladbachLionel Messi kept his nerve from the penalty spot to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in La Liga to return his side to the t…