On Monday night Real Sociedad, the team on the best run in La Liga, were defeated by Deportivo, the side who had gone into the game in the relegation zone and who had conceded five in their past two games. Not just defeated, in fact: they were hammered 5-1. From battering Barcelona -- it finished 1-1 but even Luis Enrique admitted that was a "miracle" -- to a kicking in A Coruña in just eight days. It was happening again. Earlier in the season, Celta had gone from scoring four goals against...
Real Madrid hosted Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night in their last match of the Champions League group stage.
In the final minutes of the first half, Cristiano Ronaldo tried to control a long pass from Raphael Varane. His first touch was not perfect and the ball escaped, going a bit farther than he intended. The Portuguese star and his marker, Borussia Dortmund's left-back, raced to the ball, apparently starting at a similar distance away. Ronaldo arrived in second place.
"Three years ago,...
Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund played out a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu that secured top spot in Group F for the Bundesliga side. Karim Benzema struck twice for the hosts to open up a two-goal lead but Dortmund fought back through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a late Marco Reus equaliser.
Real played extremely well against a free-scoring Dortmund side who broke the record for goals in a Champions League group stage (21) with their brace in Madrid. Casemiro lent the midfield a little...
MADRID -- Three points from Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu, which sees the hosts finish second in Group F in the Champions League.
1. Dortmund fight back to top Group F
Borussia Dortmund came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Real Madrid in Wednesday night's Group F decider at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. With the draw, the Bundesliga team won the group and will now be seeded for the Round of 16.
Zinedine Zidane's team seemed set for a victory that would have seen...
Barcelona's Jordi Alba chose the wrong Real Madrid player to pick on when he insulted Mateo Kovacic's language skills during the Clasico at the weekend.
In images reproduced on Movistar, the left-back is caught trash-talking the Croatia international. Among other things, he tells him to learn Spanish.
"You're an idiot, learn to speak Spanish, fool," Alba said. "Learn to speak first, you moron. Walk on, shut up, you simpleton."
Jordi Alba a Kovacic: "Aprende a hablar español, tonto" https://t.co/H24bb4BJfN...
The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup begins Thursday in Japan, with seven teams from around the globe vying for the title, which will be handed out Dec. 17. ESPN FC's Nick Ames profiles the competing clubs and what to watch for over the 10-day tournament.
Here's the match schedule, with Kashima Antlers facing Auckland City in the playoff round on Dec. 8.
First game: vs. Jeonbuk Motors or Club America, Dec. 15
Who are they? Champions League holders, leaders of La Liga by six points and...