Real Madrid beaten to title by Atletico despite comeback win over Villarreal

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2021 by PA

Real Madrid were forced to settle for second in LaLiga despite coming from behind to beat Villarreal as city rivals Atletico did likewise at Real Valladolid to claim a first top-flight title in seven years.The defending champions had to win their final match of the season and hope for a slip at the last by Atletico, who fell behind early on but rallied in the second half courtesy of goals from A...Full Story »

Real Madrid keep LaLiga title bid alive with narrow win at Athletic Bilbao

Posted Monday, May 17, 2021 by PA

Real Madrid kept their La Liga hopes alive following a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.Nacho Fernandez scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half to leave the defending champions two points adrift of rivals Atletico Madrid ahead of next weekend’s concluding round of fixtures.Diego Simeone’s side were staring at defeat to Osasuna before Luis Suarez scored with only two...Full Story »

Barcelona’s title hopes ended as Santi Mina fires Celta Vigo to Nou Camp victory

Posted Monday, May 17, 2021 by PA

Santi Mina shattered Barcelona’s dwindling hopes of winning the LaLiga title as his brace for Celta Vigo condemned Lionel Messi and company to a 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp.Messi briefly dragged Barca to within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid, who went on to beat Osasuna 2-1, but Santi’s brace created an insurmountable gap for Ronald Koeman’s men with just one league match...Full Story »

Real Madrid leave it late to snatch draw against Sevilla

Posted Monday, May 10, 2021 by PA

Real Madrid missed the chance to move level on points with LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid but rescued a 2-2 draw in the fourth minute of added time against Sevilla.The goalless draw between Atletico and Barcelona on Saturday gave Zinedine Zidane’s an opportunity to capitalise but they fell behind at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano to Fernando’s 22nd-minute goal as Sevilla looked to bo...Full Story »

Title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid share spoils in Nou Camp stalemate

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA

LaLiga title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drew a blank in Saturday’s contest at the Nou Camp.The hosts would have gone top with a victory but the 0-0 draw means Diego Simeone’s team preserve their two-point advantage at the top, with three matches remaining.However, city rivals Real can join them on 77 points if they can win Sunday’s match against fourth-placed Sevilla....Full Story »

Barcelona focused on their own game and not title rivals, says assistant manager

Posted Monday, May 03, 2021 by PA

Barcelona will not be distracted by other teams as the LaLiga title race goes down to the wire, the club’s assistant Alfred Schreuder said.Ronald Koeman’s deputy was speaking after seeing his side come from behind to defeat lowly Valencia 3-2 with Lionel Messi’s double helping the side keep pace with Real Madrid.The rivals are on 74 points with four games left to play, while At...Full Story »

Lionel Messi at the double as Barcelona hit back to beat Valencia

Posted Monday, May 03, 2021 by PA

Barcelona came from behind to win 3-2 at Valencia to keep alive the most enthralling title race for years in LaLiga.After a shock home defeat to Granada in midweek, Ronald Koeman’s side simply had to win at the Mestalla. Despite Valencia’s lowly league position, they came into the match unbeaten in eight matches at home, so it was never going to be easy for Barcelona.And so it proved...Full Story »

Real Madrid keep pace with leaders Atletico after victory over Osasuna

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA

Real Madrid brought the gap between them and LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid back down to two points as they beat Osasuna 2-0 at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium thanks to goals from Eder Militao and Casemiro.Militao, having had two headers saved by Sergio Herrera in the first-half, got the better of the goalkeeper with another in the 76th minute and Casemiro’s finish doubled the lead four mi...Full Story »

Barcelona miss out on top spot in LaLiga after shock defeat to Granada

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by PA

Barcelona’s title hopes suffered a shock setback as Granada hit back from a half-time deficit to win 2-1 and end a run of 24 successive league defeats against the Catalan giants at the Nou Camp.Lionel Messi’s 26th league goal of the season appeared to have put Barca on course for a victory that would have lifted them above Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid and into top spot in LaLiga.B...Full Story »

Antoine Griezmann at the double as Barcelona boost their LaLiga title bid

Posted Monday, April 26, 2021 by PA

Antoine Griezmann produced a double as Barcelona’s LaLiga title challenge regained pace with a 2-1 defeat of 10-man Villareal.The club sit second in the table following the victory, with Atletico Madrid just two points above them at the top of the league.Ronald Koeman’s squad had not suffered a LaLiga defeat since December before their losing encounter with reigning champions Real Ma...Full Story »

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