Suarez double put Barca in Copa del Ray Final

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona won at Real Madrid in a smash-and-grab El Clasico to reach a sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final. Real dominated with 14 shots to Barca’s four but the visitors were clinical when it mattered. Suarez smashed home Ousmane Dembele’s cross before Raphael Varane’s own goal put Barca in control.…

Ten-man Real Madrid lose to Real Sociedad

Ten-man Real Madrid suffered a surprise defeat by Real Sociedad as the visitors earned their first victory at the Bernabeu in La Liga for 15 years. Willian Jose fired Sociedad in front from the penalty spot in the third minute after Mikel Merino was fouled by Real Madrid’s Casemiro. Things then got more difficult for…

Messi scores hat trick to keep Barca 3 points clear in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and set up two more goals to lead Barcelona to a 5-0 victory at Levante on Sunday, restoring the defending champion’s three-point lead of the Spanish league. Messi netted his 18th, 19th and 20th goals in all competitions this season after setting up Luis Suarez to get Barcelona rolling…

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…