Tag Archives: La Liga

K.P. Boateng scores in Las Palmas’ 3-3 draw with Celta Vigo


Former Black Stars midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his 4th Spanish League goal of the season for Las Palmas yesterday in their 3-3 home draw with Celta Vigo. Las Palmas were 3-0 down after 21 minutes but staged a second half comeback to score three times with Boateng scoring the leveler after 68 minutes. Boateng has been in good form for ...

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Atletico Madrid coach Simeone praises Thomas Partey after Barcelona draw


Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone heaped praise on Thomas Partey after the Ghana international’s mature midfield performance earned them a 1-1 draw at Barcelona. Partey came on in the 73rd minute for Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco as Atleti staged a second-half comeback to snatch a point at the Nou Camp on Wednesday. Ivan Rakitic gave Barcelona the lead in the 41st minute ...

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Real Madrid secure record-equalling 16th straight league win

Rodriguez has scored more goals from outside the box than any other midfielder in Europe's top five leagues since 2014-15 (Image credit: AFP)

Real Madrid beat Espanyol for a record-equalling 16th consecutive win in Spain’s top division and moved three points clear at the top of La Liga. Goals from James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema gave them the win that matches the run of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the 2010-11 season. Real, without Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo for the trip to ...

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Alaves stun Barcelona in La Liga

Barcelona had won their previous seven La Liga games (Image credit: AFP)

Barcelona suffered a shock home defeat by newly promoted Alaves as manager Luis Enrique left Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez out of the starting XI. Brazilian forward Deyverson silenced the Nou Camp when he stabbed home Kiko Femenia’s cross from seven yards. Defender Jeremy Mathieu headed the equaliser from Neymar’s corner. Ibai Gomez scored the winner – beating debutant keeper ...

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Barcelona beat Bilbao to make it two wins from two in La Liga

Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic headed Barca in front in the 21st minute (Image credit: EPA)

Barcelona made it two wins from their opening two La Liga games as Ivan Rakitic’s first-half header earned them victory at Athletic Bilbao. The Croatian scored in the 21st minute when he arrived at pace to power in Arda Turan’s cross from the left. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Turan also went close for the champions. Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter ...

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Kevin-Prince Boateng scores for Las Palmas on his La Liga debut

Las Palmas' Kevin-Prince Boateng celebrates scoring his header in the 31st minute
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Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng scored on his debut in the Spanish top-flight on Monday night helping Las Palmas to a shock 4-2 away win over giants Valencia. The Germany-born player provided the perfect response to his critics who had concluded that he was finished after being released by AC Milan at the end of last season. Having joined the struggling ...

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Barcelona sign Samuel Umtiti for £21m

Samuel Umtiti is expected to replace the suspended Adil Rami in France's Euro 2016 quarter-final

Barcelona have agreed to buy France international centre-back Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for about £21m (25m Euro). The 22-year-old, who came through the Lyon youth system, is at Euro 2016 with the France squad and, although yet to play, is expected to start the quarter-final against Iceland. Barca president Josep Bartomeu confirmed the news on Thursday but did not disclose ...

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Real Madrid stroll past Villareal


Real Madrid kept up the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 3-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday night. Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Real in the first half, before Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric secured the three points after break. The result keeps Zinedine Zidane’s side a point behind leaders Barcelona and second-placed Atletico, ...

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Barcelona thump Deportivo 8-0

Barca striker Suarez has now scored 49 goals in all competitions this season (Image credit: Reuters)

Barcelona humiliated Deportivo La Coruna to end a three-match losing run. Luis Suarez scored four for the Spanish leaders, with the Uruguay striker bundling in the opener, then tucking in Lionel Messi’s pass. Barca scored six in the second half – Ivan Rakitic fired in, before Suarez slid in for his hat-trick and then tapped in Neymar’s selfless pass. Messi ...

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