Tag Archives: La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban for red card against Barcelona

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-match ban following his red card in Real Madrid’s Spanish Super Cup first leg 3-1 win over Barcelona. The Portugal international was ordered off after picking up two yellow cards, one for taking his shirt off after putting Real 2-1 ahead with 10 minutes remaining, and a second for diving after referee Ricardo De ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was ...

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Real Madrid beat Malaga to win La Liga

Zinedine Zidane has won La Liga, the Champions League and reached another final in his first 18 months in charge (Image credit: Reuters)

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 thanks to a final-day victory at Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored early on to settle the nerves, latching onto Isco’s through ball to step around Carlos Kameni and tap into an empty net. Karim Benzema added their second goal after the break after Kameni parried Sergio Ramos’ shot. Real, who had ...

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K.P. Boateng agrees 3-year extension with Las Palmas

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Former Black Stars midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng, will be staying with Las Palmas for the next three years after the club announced an agreement with the player on Thursday. Boateng joined the club before the start of the current season and has gone to feature 28 times (1990 minutes in all) for the team. He is the team’s current top scorer ...

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Ronaldo breaks Greaves record to put Real Madrid closer to La Liga title

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 24 goals in 29 La Liga games this season

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year European scoring record as Real Madrid moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012. Ronaldo, 31, fired Madrid ahead with his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Greaves in 1971. Ronaldo slotted in a second and, after John Guidetti gave 10-man ...

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Messi goes past 50 goals this season as Barcelona beat Villareal

Lionel Messi is the first player from the top five European leagues (Spain, England, Italy, Germany, France) to reach 50 goals this season in all competitions (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season as Barcelona beat Villarreal to temporarily move three points clear at the top of La Liga. Real Madrid later restored parity with a 4-0 win over Tony Adams’ Granada. Barca went ahead when Neymar finished off a fine team move by scoring from close range after Messi’s pass. Villarreal ...

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Real Madrid level with Barcelona after beating Granada

Real Madrid moved level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga after thrashing Tony Adams’ Granada side. Real made nine changes and were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but took the lead within three minutes and were 4-0 up after only 35 minutes. James Rodriguez scored from Lucas Vazquez’s pull-back, before Rodriguez headed in a second ...

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Messi-less Barcelona beat Granada 4-1 to put pressure on Real Madrid

Neymar scored his ninth La Liga goal of the season (Image credit: Reuters)

Barcelona overcame the absence of top scorer Lionel Messi to cut Real Madrid’s La Liga lead to two points with a comfortable win at Granada. Luis Suarez’s exquisite lob just before half-time opened the scoring before on-loan Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga equalised with a composed finish. Paco Alcacer restored Barca’s lead before Uche Agbo was sent off for two yellow ...

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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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