La Liga: Deportivo stun Barcelona 2-1

Match-winner Alex Bergantinos was making his first La Liga start of the season (Image credit: Reuters)

Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes were hit as they followed up their famous Champions League win over Paris St-Germain with a defeat at struggling Deportivo La Coruna. Luis Enrique made five changes from the side who beat PSG 6-1, with the injured Neymar ruled out. Barca were below par, falling behind to a close-range Joselu finish. Luis Suarez equalised seconds ...

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La Liga: Ramos sends Real Madrid back to top spot

Sergio Ramos has scored 10 goals this season, including a point-saver against Barcelona at the Nou Camp in December (Image credit: AFP)

Sergio Ramos headed a late winner as Real Madrid recovered from a howler by keeper Keylor Navas to beat 10-man Real Betis 2-1 to go top of La Liga. Navas escaped a red card for fouling Darko Brasanac, then spilled Antonio Sanabria’s shot into his own net. Cristiano Ronaldo headed Madrid level from a Marcelo cross before half-time. Betis defender ...

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La Liga: Barcelona back on top after thumping Celta Vigo


Lionel Messi scored two superb individual goals as Barcelona produced an archetypal display to see off Celta Vigo and return to the top of La Liga. Outbound coach Luis Enrique watched his Barca run Celta ragged with great interplay in attack and high pressing. Messi made it 1-0 when he ran 45 yards and slotted in, before Neymar scored with ...

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La Liga: Real Madrid back to winning ways at Eibar


Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid overcame the absence of injured Cristiano Ronaldo and suspended Gareth Bale to beat Eibar. The striker scored from a rebound after Yoel had saved his initial effort and then turned home James Rodriguez’s free-kick to double Real’s lead. Benzema set up the third with a cross which Rodriguez slid home over Yoel. Marco ...

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Thomas Partey Impresses as Atletico Draw in La Liga

Ghana international Thomas Partey

Ghana international Thomas Partey completed 90 minutes of action for the first time this season for club side Atletico Madrid in their Spanish La Liga game against Deportivo La Coruna. Partey, who recently returned to the club after representing the Black Stars at the just ended AFCON, put in a master class midfield performance on the night, as his side ...

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Torres ‘lucid and conscious’ after after head injury in Atletico draw

Fernando Torres has scored five goals for Atletico this season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid say striker Fernando Torres is “stable, conscious and lucid” in hospital after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Deportivo. The ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker fell heavily in an 85th-minute aerial challenge with Alex Bergantinos. The Spain international, 32, will have more tests on Friday, but Atletico confirmed scans showed he has “no traumatic alterations or ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng scores to help Las Palmas frustrate Real Madrid

Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng

Suspended Ghana international Kevin-Boateng scored to inspire Las Palmas and frustrate Real Madrid to a 3-3 draw in front of their home fans on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old scored from a Jonathan Viera assist in the 59th minute to put the Canaries into a 3-1 lead before Cristiano Ronaldo conjured a magic to score two late goals to end the ...

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Mubarak Wakaso scores for Granada in win over Alaves

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso

Ghana international Wakaso Mubarak netted the opener for Granada and helped them to a deserving 2-1 win over Deportivo Alaves in the Spanish La Liga on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old put the relegation-threatened side into a 38th minute lead when he fired in a cracking drive from outside of the box. Spanish star Isaac Cuenca topped it up 8 minutes ...

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CONFIRMED: Luis Enrique announces decision to leave Barcelona at the end of the season


Luis Enrique has announced he will not be Barcelona’s head coach next season. The former Spain midfielder has been Barcelona boss since May 2014 and is in the final year of his contract. Barcelona wrote on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: @LUISENRIQUE21 announces he will not continue as Barca manager next season.” Enrique has won eight trophies since taking charge, including the ...

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President Akufo Addo: Kotoko, Real Madrid are my favourite clubs


President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, has confirmed his support for Ghana Premier league side Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The President made this known during his meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino in his one day visit to Ghana. President Akuffo Addo is the second Ghanaian president to declare his support for the Kumasi based side, after former president John Kuffuor. ...

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