La Liga: Barca win late; Real, Atletico held

Barcelona scored two goals in three second-half minutes to come from behind and beat Real Sociedad to maintain their 100% start to the La Liga season. The champions trailed after 12 minutes when they failed to clear a free-kick and Aritz Elustondo lashed in. But Luis Suarez scrambled the ball home in the 63rd minute…

Real maintain perfect start with Benzema’s double

Gareth Bale scored for the second successive La Liga game as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Girona. The Catalan hosts took the lead when Borja Garcia rifled home from 12 yards before Sergio Ramos equalised with a penalty after Marco Asensio was fouled. Real edged ahead through another penalty won by Asensio –…

Unconvincing Barcelona scrape past Valladolid

MADRID (Reuters) – A last-minute VAR decision helped Barcelona to secure an unconvincing 1-0 La Liga win over newly-promoted Valladolid on Saturday. After Ousmane Dembele gave the champions a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute, Keko thought he had snatched a stoppage time equaliser for Valladolid but was denied the goal as the video assistant…

La Liga: Spanish top flight to stage competitive game in USA

A Spanish top-flight game will be played in the US, the first time a La Liga match has taken place overseas. The plan is part of a 15-year partnership between La Liga and media company Relevent, which organises the International Champions Cup, to promote football in North America. La Liga president Javier Tebas called it…

Atletico take sweet revenge on Real to lift Super Cup

Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane with defeat in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby as Atletico Madrid scored twice in extra time. Two excellent late goals from Koke and Saul sealed victory for Atletico after the game ended 2-2 in normal time. It was Real’s first match since Ronaldo…