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Zidane handed baptism of fire by misfiring Madrid

In a time of crisis, Real Madrid have looked for inspiration rather than experience as club legend Zinedine Zidane was handed his first senior managerial role as the club’s coach.

09 Jan 2016 2:49 AM

Copa del Rey: Majestic Messi

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (left) celebrates after scoring against Espanyol in their Copa del Rey match at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Wednesday. The hosts won 4-1. — AP

08 Jan 2016 5:45 AM

Bale is vital for Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane

Gareth Bale trained for the first time under the orders of new Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Wednesday after missing the French legend’s inaugural session on Tuesday due to a minor muscle injur

07 Jan 2016 4:49 AM

Zinedine Zidane joins Real in ‘difficult’ challenge

Thousands of Real Madrid fans turned out to cheer Zinedine Zidane as one of the all-time great players started his first day as coach of the Spanish giants, confessing a “difficult” challenge lay ahe

05 Jan 2016 11:04 PM

Zinedine Zidane replaces Rafael Benitez as Real Madrid coach

The 43-year-old Frenchman ended his career in the Spanish capital in 2006.

05 Jan 2016 2:17 PM


Espanyol hold Barcelona

Atletico’s win against Levante takes them to top of table in Spanish League

03 Jan 2016 10:38 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to ‘live like a king’

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed he will “live like a king” once his playing career comes to an end, but has ruled out a move into coaching when he hangs up his boots.

03 Jan 2016 10:20 PM

Derby fight for Barcelona

Defending champs take on neighbours Espanyol in La Liga match

02 Jan 2016 12:13 AM

Blistering Barcelona beats Real Betis to go top

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action in their Spanish League match against Real Betis at Camp Nou in Barcelona on Wednesday. The hosts won 4-0. — AFP

01 Jan 2016 6:07 AM

Real Madrid look to end year on high

Real Madrid host Real Sociedad on Wednesday intent on producing another tub-thumping performance to follow up their historic 10 goals and shore up under-fire Rafael Benitez’s position as coach.

30 Dec 2015 6:50 AM


Migrant wins 400,000 euros in Spain Xmas lottery

About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of Spain’s Christmas lottery, according to the owner of the lottery a

25 Dec 2015 2:29 AM

Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona in 2015

Barcelona turned around a terrible start to 2015 to end the year as the undisputed kings of Spanish football once more having sealed a second treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in ju

25 Dec 2015 12:12 AM

La Liga: Real Madrid hit record 10

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (left) scores past Rayo Vallecano’s Ze Castro in their La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Sunday. Real won 10-2. — AP

22 Dec 2015 5:32 AM

Spain Prime Minister says will try to form government after election

'I will try to form a new, stable government,' Rajoy told supporters.

21 Dec 2015 11:57 AM

Valencia cruise into Cup last 16

Gary Neville claimed his first victory as a head coach at the third attempt as Valencia eased into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 win over Barakaldo on Wednesday.

17 Dec 2015 11:52 PM


Real Madrid reel at Villarreal

Atletico join Barca on top, Madrid third in Spanish league

15 Dec 2015 6:27 AM

Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma advance in Champions League

Both Arsenal and Chelsea were trying to avoid relegation to the Europa League

10 Dec 2015 12:58 PM

Valencia hold Barcelona

New Valencia coach Gary Neville watched on from the stands as Santi Mina’s late equaliser handed his side a shock 1-1 draw at home to European champions Barcelona.

07 Dec 2015 12:12 AM

Real Madrid stint scuppered

Real Madrid’s coach Rafael Benitez prior to a press conference at the Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on Friday. — AFP

06 Dec 2015 3:47 AM