La Liga http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23398/all en UPDATE 2-Soccer-La Liga summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-2-soccer-la-liga-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Jan 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Saturday Saturday, January 5 Deportivo Coruna 1 Pizzi 57 Malaga 0 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 28,000 - - - Granada CF 1 Brayan Angulo 50 Red Card: Mikel Rico 34 Valencia 2 Jonas 59, Pablo Piatti 82 Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 20,000 - - - Levante 3 Christian Lell 26, Vicente Iborra 45, Nabil El Zhar 69 Athleti</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-2-soccer-la-liga-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aritz Aduriz Association football CDATA Football in Spain La Liga Pablo Piatti Real Madrid C.F. Sport in Spain Vicente Iborra Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:24:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731256 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-New coach Domingos leads Depor to surprise win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-soccer-new-coach-domingos-leads-depor-surprise-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Malaga slump 1-0 at Deportivo</p> <p>* Pizzi gets second-half winner (Updates after Deportivo victory)</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 5 (Reuters) - New Deportivo La Coruna coach Domingos Paciencia made a winning start with a surprise 1-0 home victory over high-flying Malaga in La Liga on Saturday.</p> <p>The former Braga and Sporting boss replaced Jose Luis Oltra at the beginning of the week, taking over a side bottom of the table, and guided them to their third win in 20 games in all competitions this season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-soccer-new-coach-domingos-leads-depor-surprise-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao Deportivo de La Coruña Football in Spain La Liga Pablo Piatti Person Career Sport in Spain Vicente Iborra Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:33:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731261 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Guardiola says to return to coaching next season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-guardiola-says-return-coaching-next-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has confirmed he plans to return to management next season after a year's sabbatical.</p> <p>The Spaniard, who turns 42 this month, stepped down at the end of last term after four triumphant years in which Barca won 14 of the 19 trophies they contested, including two Champions League crowns and three La Liga titles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-guardiola-says-return-coaching-next-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Football in Spain Josep Guardiola La Liga Pep Guardiola Person Career Quotation Sport in Spain Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:54:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731389 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Messi sweeps to fourth successive award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/wrapup-1-soccer-messi-sweeps-fourth-successive-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi, still only 25, was named the world's best player for the fourth time in a row on Monday after a year in which finally produced his best form for Argentina as well as Barcelona.</p> <p>Messi was handed the FIFA Ballon D'Or award after a typically cheesy ceremony which featured a performance from a giant dancing armadillo named Fuleco, the mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/wrapup-1-soccer-messi-sweeps-fourth-successive-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrés Iniesta Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Employment Change FIFA Ballon d'Or FIFA World Cup Football in Spain Human Interest Josep Guardiola La Liga Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Person Career Quotation Radamel Falcao García Ronaldo Xavi Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731545 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Ronaldo hat-trick fires Real into Cup quarters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-ronaldo-hat-trick-fires-real-cup-quarters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quote)</p> <p>By Mark Elkington</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was the decisive figure for the second time in four days as he scored a hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory over Celta Vigo that put them in the quarter-finals of the King's Cup on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Portugal forward, runner-up to Lionel Messi in Monday's World Player of the Year awards, netted twice inside the first 25 minutes at the Bernabeu and sealed the victory near the end after Sergio Ramos had been sent off.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-ronaldo-hat-trick-fires-real-cup-quarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Spain La Liga Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732411 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Real Madrid stuttering as Manchester United clash looms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-real-madrid-stuttering-manchester-united-clash-looms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's domestic struggles are increasingly becoming a cause for concern in the Spanish capital with the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash against Premier League leaders Manchester United looming.</p> <p>Missing suspended top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho's side were held to a 0-0 draw at lowly Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday and looked a shadow of the team that romped to the title last season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-real-madrid-stuttering-manchester-united-clash-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain La Liga Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 23:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733689 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Soccer-Record-setting Barca march on with win at Malaga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-3-soccer-record-setting-barca-march-win-at-malaga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Messi strikes for unbeaten leaders in 3-1 victory</p> <p>* Barca set record for most points in first half of season</p> <p>* Atletico maintain perfect home form against Zaragoza</p> <p>* Betis up to fourth after 2-0 win against Levante (Adds Vilanova quotes)</p> <p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-3-soccer-record-setting-barca-march-win-at-malaga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Human Interest La Liga Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733928 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Real under more pressure than United to succeed - Ronaldo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-real-under-more-pressure-united-succeed-ronaldo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's anxiety to win a 10th European Cup puts them under greater pressure to succeed than Manchester United when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo said on Monday.</p> <p>The Spanish champions host the first leg on Feb. 13 with the return at Old Trafford on March 5 and, with the defence of their league title faltering, success in Europe is taking on even greater significance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-real-under-more-pressure-united-succeed-ronaldo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Cristiano Ronaldo Football in Portugal La Liga Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734134 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Spanish league table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-spanish-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish league table ahead of the weekend's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):</p> <p>Barcelona 21 19 1 1 71 24 58</p> <p>Atletico Madrid 21 15 2 4 42 21 47</p> <p>Real Madrid 21 13 4 4 54 20 43</p> <p>Malaga 21 10 5 6 33 19 35</p> <p>Real Betis 21 11 2 8 31 33 35</p> <p>Rayo Vallecano 21 11 1 9 30 36 34</p> <p>Valencia 21 10 3 8 30 34 33</p> <p>Levante 21 10 3 8 26 30 33</p> <p>Real Sociedad 21 8 6 7 32 28 30</p> <p>Valladolid 21 8 4 9 30 27 28</p> <p>Sevilla 21 7 5 9 27 29 26</p> <p>Getafe 21 7 5 9 25 35 26</p> <p>Athletic Bilbao 21 7 4 10 27 40 25</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/football-spanish-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2001–02 La Liga 2002–03 La Liga La Liga AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742468 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Spanish league table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-spanish-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish league table after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):</p> <p>Barcelona 21 19 1 1 71 24 58</p> <p>Atletico Madrid 21 15 2 4 42 21 47</p> <p>Real Madrid 21 13 4 4 54 20 43</p> <p>Malaga 21 10 5 6 33 19 35</p> <p>Real Betis 21 11 2 8 31 33 35</p> <p>Rayo Vallecano 21 11 1 9 30 36 34</p> <p>Levante 21 10 3 8 26 30 33</p> <p>Valencia 21 10 3 8 30 34 33</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-spanish-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2001–02 La Liga 2002–03 La Liga La Liga AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:45:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743657 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Spanish league table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-spanish-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish league table after Saturday's early matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):</p> <p>Barcelona 21 19 1 1 71 24 58</p> <p>Atletico Madrid 21 15 2 4 42 21 47</p> <p>Real Madrid 21 13 4 4 54 20 43</p> <p>Malaga 21 10 5 6 33 19 35</p> <p>Real Betis 21 11 2 8 31 33 35</p> <p>Rayo Vallecano 21 11 1 9 30 36 34</p> <p>Levante 21 10 3 8 26 30 33</p> <p>Valencia 21 10 3 8 30 34 33</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-spanish-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2001–02 La Liga 2002–03 La Liga La Liga AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744166 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Spanish league table - 1st update http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-spanish-league-table-1st-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish league table after Saturday's early evening match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):</p> <p>Barcelona 21 19 1 1 71 24 58</p> <p>Atletico Madrid 21 15 2 4 42 21 47</p> <p>Real Madrid 21 13 4 4 54 20 43</p> <p>Malaga 21 10 5 6 33 19 35</p> <p>Real Betis 21 11 2 8 31 33 35</p> <p>Rayo Vallecano 21 11 1 9 30 36 34</p> <p>Levante 22 10 3 9 28 33 33</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-spanish-league-table-1st-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2001–02 La Liga 2002–03 La Liga La Liga AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744225 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo own-goal condemns Madrid to Granada defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-ronaldo-own-goal-condemns-madrid-granada-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Real Madrid's dismal season went from bad to worse when Cristiano Ronaldo scored an own-goal to hand relegation-threatened Granada a shock 1-0 win on Saturday.</p> <p>Real coach Jose Mourinho announced he had already given up winning the league before Christmas and this latest blow means that Barcelona can increase their lead over them to 18 points if they win away to Valencia on Sunday.</p> <p>There were doubts over whether or not Ronaldo would play as he is struggling with an ankle injury and his mood didn't improve when he headed a Granada corner into his own goal after 22 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-ronaldo-own-goal-condemns-madrid-granada-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain La Liga AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744292 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldo own-goal condemns Madrid to Granada defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-ronaldo-own-goal-condemns-madrid-granada-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Real Madrid's dismal season went from bad to worse when Cristiano Ronaldo scored an own-goal to hand relegation-threatened Granada a shock 1-0 win on Saturday.</p> <p>Real coach Jose Mourinho had already given up winning the league before Christmas and this latest blow means that Barcelona can increase their lead over them to 18 points if they win at Valencia on Sunday.</p> <p>There were doubts over whether or not Ronaldo would play as he is struggling with an ankle injury and his mood didn't improve when he headed a Granada corner into his own goal after 22 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-ronaldo-own-goal-condemns-madrid-granada-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain La Liga AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744299 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Spanish league table http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-spanish-league-table <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish league table after Sunday's early matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):</p> <p>Barcelona 21 19 1 1 71 24 58</p> <p>Atletico Madrid 21 15 2 4 42 21 47</p> <p>Real Madrid 22 13 4 5 54 21 43</p> <p>Malaga 22 10 6 6 34 20 36</p> <p>Real Betis 21 11 2 8 31 33 35</p> <p>Rayo Vallecano 22 11 1 10 31 38 34</p> <p>Valencia 21 10 3 8 30 34 33</p> <p>Levante 22 10 3 9 28 33 33</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-spanish-league-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2001–02 La Liga 2002–03 La Liga La Liga AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 18:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744685 at http://www.globalpost.com