Tag Archives: La Liga

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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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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Barcelona’s Bartomeu backs Luis Enrique and says there is ‘no plan B’

Barca owed their narrow win over 17th-placed Leganes to a 90th-minute Lionel Messi penalty (Image credit: EPA)

Enrique’s contract expires at the end of this season, and some fans booed him during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leganes. “The priority is still for Luis Enrique to continue,” Josep Maria Bartomeu told Catalan broadcaster TV3. “In the last few years, he has won almost all competitions. The Barca supporters are very happy with him.” Former Barca and Spain midfielder ...

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Messi penalty beats Leganes at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi scores the opener for Barcelona (Photo: REUTERS)

Lionel Messi’s 90th-minute penalty saw off the challenge of gutsy Leganes and spared Barcelona from a second successive embarrassing result. The champions underwhelmed again after Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Paris St-Germain and had keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to thank for a string of great saves. Messi gave Barca an early lead, before Unai Lopez fired in the equaliser. ...

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Gameiro Hat-trick guides Atletico past Gijon


A devastating hat-trick from Kevin Gameiro gave Atletico Madrid a 4-1 victory away to Sporting Gijon on Saturday that keeps their top-four hopes firmly in their hands. The striker came off the bench to score three times in five minutes in the closing stages to secure maximum points for Diego Simeone’s side and inflict a damaging defeat on the struggling ...

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Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: Gareth Bale scores on return from injury

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Gareth Bale made a goalscoring return from an ankle injury as he scored Real Madrid’s second in a comfortable 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday. Los Periquitos had not won at the Bernabeu since 1996, but looked organised in the early stages of the game, though they went behind when Alvaro Morata headed Isco’s cross past David Lopez in the ...

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K.P. Boateng scores 5th La Liga goal in win over Bilbao


Former Black Stars midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his 5th La Liga goal of the season as Las Palmas beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Monday. Boateng connected a cross from Michel in the 40th minute to open the scoring for Las Palmas. They went on to score two more through Momo and Jonathan Viera to seal the match and pick up ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid forward ‘has 10 years’ left

tiano Ronaldo will have been at Real Madrid for 12 years if he stays through to the end of his new deal (Image credit: Rex Features)

Cristiano Ronaldo said he can continue playing for another 10 years after signing a new deal at Real Madrid. The 31-year-old’s deal was set to end in June 2018 but his new contract extension will see him remain with the club until June 2021. The Portuguese added the new contract would not be the last deal he signs as he ...

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