Valencia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Valencia Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012 MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship. Zinedine Zidane's team secured its 33rd league title with a 2-0 win at Malaga with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. "To win the title in the last round feels that much b... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-21T22:52:00Z Atletico says goodbye to Calderon with 3-1 win over Athletic MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid earned a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in an emotional final game at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Sunday. Fernando Torres scored two goals early in the first half and Angel Correa added another in the second as the hosts said goodbye to the stadium where it has played for the last 50 years. The result lef... Sun, 21 May 2017 17:49:00 GMT 2017-05-21T17:49:00Z 1 point from Liga title, Real Madrid faces Michel's Malaga BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid enters the final round of the Spanish league just one point away from ending a five-year wait to reclaim the domestic crown. Standing in its way is a Malaga side that has found its stride under former Madrid player Michel Gonzalez. Madrid, which visits Malaga on Sunday in the last round, is three poin... Sat, 20 May 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-05-20T16:11:00Z Barcelona hoping Ramirez can spoil Madrid's title march BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A year ago, Sandro Ramirez wasn't good enough for Barcelona. Now, the Catalan club is hoping the cast-off forward can upend Real Madrid's march to the Spanish league title. For Barcelona to win a third consecutive league title it needs to beat Eibar at home on Sunday and have Malaga defeat Madrid, which enters the final round needing only one point to... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:22:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:22:00Z What to watch in Europe's leagues as season reaches climax What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend as season ends in England, Spain, Germany and France: SPAIN The final round is spread across three days, culminating in the title deciders on Sunday evening. Real Madrid needs only a draw to secure its first league title since 2012... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:19:00Z Real Madrid sets its sights on first Liga title in 5 years MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is two games away from a feat it hasn't achieved in almost six decades: Winning the Champions League and the Spanish league in the same year. A draw in Malaga this weekend and a victory against Juventus in Cardiff next month would give Madrid its first double since 1958, when Raymond Kopa and Alfredo Di Stefano were leading the team. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:24:00 GMT 2017-05-18T12:24:00Z Day trip from Valencia, a trip back in time: Sagunto castle VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — It's an easy day trip from Valencia and it's also a trip back in time: a visit to the castle in Sagunto. Sagunto is just a half-hour by train from Valencia. From there you can take a taxi or walk 15 or 20 minutes through the narrow cobblestone streets toward the big castle ruins on the hill. The fortress was built to protect the town and through the ce... Tue, 16 May 2017 14:22:00 GMT 2017-05-16T14:22:00Z Valencia hires coach Marcelino on 2-year contract VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Valencia has hired Marcelino on a two-year contract to coach the six-time Spanish champion. The club says in a statement Marcelino will be officially presented after the season finishes. The 51-year-old coach left Villarreal on the eve of the current season in August after four successful years there. Valencia has... Thu, 11 May 2017 14:45:00 GMT 2017-05-11T14:45:00Z Athletic Bilbao out of Champions League race in Spain MADRID (AP) — Athletic Bilbao's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League ended with a 1-0 loss at Alaves in the Spanish league on Sunday. The defeat left Athletic seven points behind fourth-placed Sevilla with two rounds to go. Sixth-placed Athletic is still in position to qualify for the Europa League, although it is level on point... Sun, 07 May 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-05-07T20:30:00Z Champions League semifinals begin with another Madrid derby MADRID (AP) — The Champions League semifinals this week begin with Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meeting for the fourth consecutive time in the competition, while Monaco will try to keep Juventus from returning to the final for the second time in three seasons. Juventus lost the final to Barcelona two years ago, and Real lifted the trophy... Mon, 01 May 2017 17:16:00 GMT 2017-05-01T17:16:00Z Barcelona, Madrid win as Liga title race nears climax BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their neck-and-neck title race in the Spanish league on Saturday, when both teams won to stay level on points at the top. Luis Suarez scored twice and Lionel Messi set up another goal to give Barcelona a 3-0 victory at crosstown rival Espanyol, while Real Madrid needed a late strike by Marcelo after Cristiano Ronal... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:26:00 GMT 2017-04-29T22:26:00Z Barcelona's Iniesta doubtful for Liga derby against Espanyol MADRID (AP) — Barcelona has Neymar back from suspension but captain Andres Iniesta is in doubt for the local derby against Espanyol this weekend in the Spanish league. Iniesta is bothered by a right leg muscle injury and did not practice on Friday. He was rested in the 7-1 win over Osasuna on Wednesday, three days after he played from the start in the 3-2 win in the clasico ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:13:00 GMT 2017-04-28T16:13:00Z Isco and other reserves helping keep Madrid in contention MADRID (AP) — Reserves who would be starters in a lot of other teams have been crucial to keeping Real Madrid afloat in the Spanish league and Champions League. The likes of Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, James Rodriguez, and Alvaro Morata have ensured Madrid has stayed on a roll. They didn't lose any points on Wednesday when seven regular s... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:29:00 GMT 2017-04-27T15:29:00Z Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2 MADRID (AP) — While Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to trounce Osasuna 7-1, Cristiano Ronaldo was rested by title rival Real Madrid in its 6-2 rout of Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Wednesday. Barcelona and Madrid remain level on 78 points at the top of the standings after their comfortable victories, keeping the title race wide open. Barcelon... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:04:00 GMT 2017-04-26T23:04:00Z Griezmann gives Atletico win at Espanyol in Spanish league BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Antoine Griezmann kept Atletico Madrid focused on a strong finish to the Spanish league on Saturday despite its looming Champions League semifinal with Real Madrid. Griezmann struck late in the second half at Espanyol to earn a 1-0 victory that kept Atletico in third place, three points ahead of Sevilla, and on course for a return to Europe's top comp... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:32:00 GMT 2017-04-22T21:32:00Z GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its factory in the country, a move that could draw the Trump administration into the escalating chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests. The plant in the industrial city of Valencia was con... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:44:00 GMT 2017-04-21T00:44:00Z Sevilla stumbles amid doubts on Sampaoli future; Adams loses BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sevilla drew 0-0 at Valencia on Sunday as its bid for an automatic Champions League berth continued to fade amid speculation over the future of coach Jorge Sampaoli. Sevilla was mounting an outside challenge for the Spanish title as recently as six weeks ago, but its hope now is just to secure a place in Europe's top competition for next season. ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-04-16T22:13:00Z Spain relying on Celta Vigo to keep up Europa League success The UEFA Cup and Europa League trophies have virtually taken up permanent residence in Spain for the past 13 years. It's down to Celta Vigo to continue the tradition. The side from the northwest corner of Spain is the country's only representative in the Europa League quarterfinals, which start Thursday. Celta has mat... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:42:00 GMT 2017-04-12T16:42:00Z Tony Adams back in coaching at Spanish struggler Granada MADRID (AP) — Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams took charge of struggling Spanish team Granada on Monday, seeking to improve a coaching career that has failed to match his achievements as a player. Adams is widely regarded as a great at Arsenal, where he made 669 appearances as a center back from 1983-2002, was captain for 14 years and won 10 major trophies. He also played 6... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:29:00 GMT 2017-04-10T15:29:00Z Itty bitty Eibar eyeing Europe from near the top of Liga BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Eibar, a tiny club from Spain's Basque Country, is poised to play in Europe next season after winning its third match in just over a week. The 2-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Sunday lifted Eibar over northern regional heavyweights Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad into sixth place in the Spanish league, and into position for a Europa League berth. ... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:50:00 GMT 2017-04-09T20:50:00Z Soler gives Valencia 3-2 win over Celta in Spanish league MADRID (AP) — Carlos Soler scored with a brilliant lob in the 86th minute for Valencia to beat Celta Vigo 3-2 in the Spanish league on Thursday. Soler received a pass outside the area and quickly flicked the ball over goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez, securing Valencia its second consecutive win at home. Soler's goal came only six minutes afte... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-04-06T21:47:00Z With Messi suspended, Suarez leads Barca to win at Granada BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez filled in for the suspended Lionel Messi by scoring one goal and participating in three more to keep Barcelona close to Spanish leader Real Madrid on Sunday. Barcelona's 4-1 victory at 10-man Granada left the defending champions two points behind Madrid, which won 3-0 at home against Alaves earlier in the day. Madrid still has a game in hand. Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:55:00 GMT 2017-04-02T21:55:00Z Rahm routs Garcia in Spanish matchup AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Spanish duel in the Texas rain turned into a rout. Jon Rahm ran countryman Sergio Garcia out of the Dell Technologies Match Play with a 6-and-4 victory Friday in a pairing that put the young bull of Spanish golf against its elder statesman. No contest, not on this day. The victory put Rahm at 3-0 in group play a... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-03-24T20:15:00Z Messi nets 40th, 41st goals this season in Barcelona win BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 40th and 41st goals in all competitions this season to lead Barcelona to a 4-2 victory over 10-man Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. Back in Camp Nou for the first time since its 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Barcelona got another outstanding performance from Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-03-19T22:48:00Z Ronaldo turns playmaker to lead Madrid past Bilbao 2-1 BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo turned into Real Madrid's playmaker by setting up two goals to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 on Saturday and keep on track to reclaim the Spanish league title. Ronaldo passed for Karim Benzema to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. Bilbao equalized through Aritz Aduriz's header in the 65th, but th... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-03-18T22:05:00Z Sevilla stumble again, held to 1-1 by Leganes in La Liga MADRID (AP) — Sevilla stumbled again in the Spanish league, held 1-1 at home by relegation-threatened Leganes Saturday to miss the chance to move closer to front-runners Real Madrid and Barcelona. It was the second straight draw for Sevilla, which could see its gap to leader Barcelona increase to six points by the end of the weekend. Ba... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:54:00 GMT 2017-03-12T00:54:00Z With Torres watching, Atletico Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 MADRID (AP) — With veteran striker Fernando Torres watching his team play just three days after collapsing on the field, Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Valencia 3-0 to regain fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half and Kevin Gameiro added another as Atletico rebounded from two winless games and agai... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:23:00 GMT 2017-03-05T22:23:00Z Prieto scores 2 to send Sociedad into 4th place in Spain SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Veteran midfielder Xabi Prieto scored two goals to help Real Sociedad win a 3-2 at Real Betis and climb up to fourth place in the Spanish league on Friday. Prieto, playing his 15th season for Sociedad, twice restored the Basque side's advantage following an opening goal from 21-year-old Jon Bautista. Bautista struc... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:12:00 GMT 2017-03-03T22:12:00Z Real Sociedad concedes late equalizer in 2-2 draw with Eibar MADRID (AP) — Real Sociedad conceded an equalizer in the final minute of stoppage time to draw 2-2 against Eibar on Tuesday, missing a chance to take fourth place from Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league and establish itself as a top contender for a Champions League spot. The hosts were only a few seconds from victory when Pedro Leon seized on a loose b... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:24:00Z Madrid rallies past Villarreal to stay top in Spain MADRID (AP) — With three goals in 20 minutes on Sunday, Real Madrid made sure that Barcelona's stint at the top of the Spanish league didn't last more than a few hours. Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 with a late winner by Lionel Messi earlier Sunday to move into the lead, but Madrid scored three times in the second half to erase a two-goal deficit and beat Villarreal... 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