Lionel Messi free kick wins Barcelona La Liga opener (Video)

Lionel Messi hits his free kick for Barcelona against Alaves in the two clubs’ 2018-19 La Liga opener. (Getty) Lionel Messi’s genius will never expire. Maybe someday age will impair his physical... Read more »

Real Madrid beats Getafe in La Liga opener under Lopetegui

Dani Carvajal celebrates Real Madrid’s first La Liga goal of the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. (Getty) Real Madrid opened up a new era – or rather two new eras – at the Santiago... Read more »

Real Madrid attendance lowest since pre-Ronaldo era

How many of Real Madrid’s millions of fans were actually just Cristiano Ronaldo fans? (Getty) Real Madrid had very little trouble with Getafe in its 2018-19 La Liga opener on Sunday. It... Read more »

La Liga players ‘outraged’ over US game plans

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos was among the La Liga players present for a meeting in the wake of the league’s announcement of its U.S. plan. (Getty) La Liga players have not ruled... Read more »

La Liga games in the USA soon? Not so fast

Momentum gathered quickly. Last Friday, La Liga president Javier Tebas gave it a 90 percent chance of happening in a radio interview. FC Barcelona would play Girona in the United States –... Read more »

Messi, 10-man Barcelona settle for Girona draw

It was a frustrating night for Lionel Messi and Barcelona, who settled for a 2-2 draw with Girona at the Camp Nou. (Reuters) Lionel Messi gave Barcelona an early lead on Sunday,... Read more »

Barcelona and Real Madrid both lose in La Liga

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi grimaces during Wednesday’s loss to Leganes. Barca and rival Real Madrid lost on the same day for the first time since early 2015. Two of the world’s most revered... Read more »

Messi comes off bench to save point

Lionel Messi came off the bench for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao. (Getty) For the third time in seven days, Barcelona played a La Liga match and did not win. That’s almost unheard... Read more »

Hard to tell how potentially explosive Ronaldo rape accusation will play out

Here’s what we know. Juventus and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer’s five-time world player of the year, has been accused of rape in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009. His... Read more »

Real Madrid sets club record goal drought in latest loss

The pressure on Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is mounting after Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Levante. (EFE/Rodrigo Jimenez) Real Madrid’s miserable season continued on Saturday with a 2-1 home loss to... Read more »