La Liga fixtures: Complete listings for 2014-15 season

first_img Aug. 24    Elche (h)Aug. 31    Villarreal (a)Sept. 14 Athletic Bilbao (h)Sept. 21 Levante (a)Sept. 24 Malaga (a)Sept. 28 Granada (h)Oct. 5    Rayo Vallecano (a)Oct. 19    Eibar (h)Oct. 26    Real Madrid (a)Nov. 2    Celta Vigo (h)Nov. 11    Almeria (a)Nov. 23    Sevilla (h)Nov. 30    Valencia (a)Dec. 7    Espanyol (h)Dec. 14    Getafe (a)Dec. 21    Cordoba (h)Jan. 4    Real Sociedad (a)Jan. 11    Atletico Madrid (h)Jan. 18    Deportivo (a)Jan. 25    Elche (a)Feb. 1    Villarreal (h)Feb. 8    Athletic Bilbao (a)Feb. 15    Levante (h)Feb. 22    Malaga (h)Mar. 1    Granada (a)Mar. 8    Rayo Vallecano (h)Mar. 15    Eibar (a)Mar. 22    Real Madrid (h)Apr. 5    Celta Vigo (a)Apr. 8    Almeria (h)Apr. 12    Sevilla (a)Apr. 19    Valencia (h)Apr. 26    Espanyol (a)Apr. 29    Getafe (h)May. 3    Cordoba (a)May. 10    Real Sociedad (h)May. 17    Atletico Madrid (a)May. 24    Deportivo (h) COMPLETE LA LIGA FIXTURES 24/07/2014 CEST Here we go! Another La Liga season of thrills and spills is sure to follow. You can follow all the action here with Sport English.  BARCELONA FIXTURES Sport EN These are the fixtures for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico and the rest. Upd. at 20:44 Just click the link below for your complete calendar. last_img read more

Raphael Varane happy he is playing more games for Real Madrid

first_img 01/05/2015 CEST “That way I feel good on the pitch. Physically I’m at my best and I’m trying to give everything I can to the team. Sport EN The defender has spent long spells on the sidelines, with Pepe and Sergio Ramos often Carlo Ancelotti’s first choice pairing. However, an injury to Pepe let Varane in, and although the Portuguese centre-back is back in business, the Frenchman has still been playing.  “Being able to get some games under my belt and feeling the confidence of the boss is something very important to me,” he said, per AS.   Real Madrid star Raphael Varane says he is happy that he’s playing at the moment. “My goal is to keep getting more and more minutes and to have more importance within the squad.  Upd. at 13:28 “You can only achieve that bit by bit and by working hard. Everybody knows that there are quality players at centre back for Madrid and for me that’s the day-to-day challenge. That’s why it’s important to be ready to take advantage of every chance that comes up.”last_img read more

Toni Kroos encouraged by early signs of the Rafa Benitez era at Real Madrid

first_img 17/07/2015 CEST Kroos highlighted that the team’s objective is always to win “all the competitions that we take part in” and that after last season, when Madrid “were very close to winning things,” they are desperate to win “la Liga and the champions League.”  Sport EN The German midfielder was reviewing the first few days of the club’s tour in Australia, where Madrid are being put through their paces ahead of the new season. He explained that Benitez is a coach who “talks a lot with everyone” and who “wants to form a good team” to tackle the new campaign.  “I think that we’ve got a good chance of winning titles with Benitez,” Kroos said in an interview with Real Madrid TV. “I hope that we can have a good year.” Upd. at 20:20 Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos says that Rafa Benitez’s arrival will give the club “a good chance” of winning titles.  To do that, he said that Real Madrid have a “great team,” but recognised that it’s “difficult to win titles, especially the Champions League because there are always four or five candidates.”last_img read more

Atletico Madrid president confirms interest in PSG’s Thiago Morra

first_img He continued: “All negotiations take time. In this case, longer than most, but we are [negotiating with PSG].” Upd. at 20:01 24/07/2015 Atletico manager Diego Simeone wantes to strengthen in the middle of the pitch following the departure of Mario Suarez to Fiorentina. Filipe Luis is also expected to complete his return to the club this week from Chelsea. EFEcenter_img Cerezo was speaking about possible signings at the Vicente Calderon before the transfer window closes and when asked about Paris Saint-Germain’s Motta he replied: “He is a player that we’re interested in.”  CEST Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Thiago Motta, who previously played for the club during the 2007-08 season. last_img read more

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘most caring athlete’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo, 30, is ranked as the world’s most caring athlete, according to the website Athletes Gone Good.  “Ronaldo has used his fame as a world star for various good causes, including trying to eradicate infant hunger, obesity and biodiversity,” commented the website.  Barcelona’s Neymar Jr was fifth on the list.  CEST In a study disclosed by the Portuguese Football Federation the Real Madrid star led the list of donations by giving $83,000 to a 10 year old who needed brain surgery and also funding a cancer centre in Portugual, which treated his mother, to the tune of $165,000. 1. Cristiano Ronaldo2. John Cena3. Serena Williams4. Yuna Kim5. Neymar Jr.6. LeBron James7. Heather O’Reilly8. Maria Sharapova9. Mo’ne Davis10. Richard Sherman11. Meryl Davis & Charlie White12. Dan Carter13. Roman Reigns14. Ronda Rousey15. Lindsey Vonn16. Tom Daley17. Bethany Hamilton18. Saina Nehwal19. Paul Rabil20. Shahid Afridi The 2015 “Top 20 Athletes Gone Good” list: Upd. at 14:06 The list is constructed in three ways, taking votes and nominations from the public, looking at the athlete’s influence on social media and taking advice from the Athletes Gone Good avisory committee. Sport EN 16/08/2015last_img read more

Sergio Ramos sustains shoulder injury against Shakhtar

first_img CEST Rik Sharma 16/09/2015 The player took a tumble against Shakhtar Donetsk in the 4-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu and injured his shoulder. Upd. at 14:58 Madrid released a statement on Wednesday morning, reading: “Following the tests carried out on Sergio Ramos today in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with dislocated acromioclavicular joint in his left shoulder. His condition will be evaluated.” Real Madrid will be without Sergio Ramos at the weekend for their clash against Granada. He played on for a few minutes but was eventually replaced by Nacho.  Gareth Bale is also likely to be missing at the weekend after sustaining a spasm in his calf.last_img read more

Valencia fan dies after heart attack during Barcelona clash at Mestalla

first_img In a press release the Valencian club lamented the “irreplacable loss of a fan after a game at Mestalla” and made themselves available to the late fan’s family.  CET A Valencia fan died on Saturday night after suffering a heart-attack during the 1-1 draw between Barcelona and Valencia.  It appears the man fell unwell during the game. He was treated by medical staff within the stadium and was then taken to hospital, where eventually he died. Upd. at 16:54 Sport EN 06/12/2015last_img read more

Juventus post goodbye message to Madrid-bound Morata

first_img Of the 27 goals he scored while at Juve, the Italian champions recalled those notched in the great stadia of Europe, including the crucial strike at the Santiago Bernabeu that booked a Champions League final place in 2015: Juventus have published a goodbye message to Alvaro Morata on their website, following Real Madrid’s decision to exercise their 30 million euros buy-back clause in the Spain forward’s contract. “Emotions. Those that you provided us with by giving your all, Alvaro, in the two seasons you have been a protagonist in triumphs that go down in the history of Juventus. For that, now that we part, we can only thank you from the heart and wish you luck. 06/07/2016 at 22:33 Sport EN The striker from Madrid excelled due to his great character during his spell in Italy, and scored several important goals, such as the extra-time winner in the Coppa Italia final this year against AC Milan. A modern forward, powerful, able to sacrifice himself and recover the ball in the centre of the pitch, to begin the attacking moves, of giving everything. A forward worthy of Juventus.” The Turin club posted the following note: CEST “If we close our eyes for a moment, Alvaro’s goals accompany us in many of our most intense emotions that we ‘bianconeri’ have experienced, in Italy and in Europe, like the wins against Borussia Dortmund or Real Madrid, and Manchester City in the following season.” In an accompanying statement, the Italians confirm the figure of 30 million euros will be paid by Real Madrid in two installments, and that they still owed the Spanish side 10.7 million euros for the forward from the original purchase.last_img read more

Butragueño: “We can’t wait to defend our Champions League title”

first_img Sergio Ramos, who won the ‘Best Defender’ award, also spoke to Movistar+. “It’s an award due to our work and consistency. I want to thank everyone who voted for me. I’m very grateful.” IN SPORT.ES 30/08/2018 Upd. on 31/08/2018 at 10:11 CEST Sport EN Butragueño: “Tenemos la ilusión de defender nuestro título” It’s undeniable that Emilio’s dream is to see Real Madrid lift the trophy for the fourth consecutive year. “At this ceremony we’ve seen that Real Madrid are key contendors as our players won all the awards. It’s something which makes us all proud. We’re excited to defend our Champions League crown again. We believe in our coaching team and the players who have already shown how good they are.” When asked whether or not Real Madrid will be weaker following the departure of Cristiano this summer, Monchi said: “Madrid are the favourites in whatever competition they enter. It’s true that Cristiano isn’t there but they have a great squad and they’ll be motivated as they try to win a fourth consecutive Champions League trophy.” The director of public relations at Real Madrid, Emilio Butragueño, produced his best poker face when asked to give his verdict on the Champions League draw for his team. “The Champions League is always difficult. Each match is difficult and we know that every element is important. Our objective is to give the best that we can.” Monchi: “we must be ambitious” One of the key rivals for Real Madrid in their group will be Roma. The Italian club’s director of football, Monchi, had this to say on the draw. “The draw is always going to be difficult, but then you need to be ready to give your maximum in each match for Roma to be as good as we can be. It’s important than we are ambitious.”last_img read more

Puttaiah Memorial Cup: South United crash out of the semi-finals with a 5-0 loss…

first_imgAdvertisement 0tkeNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxbsvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecgqg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7mlaslWould you ever consider trying this?😱1jgCan your students do this? 🌚if1iRoller skating! Powered by Firework Four second-half goals defined a convincing victory for Bengaluru FC over South United FCAdvertisement Bengaluru, October 10, 2018: Having beat CIL FC and ADE FC in the group stages, the loss to BFC ended South United FC’s Puttaiah Memorial Cup run. Bengaluru FC will go on to face MEG in the finals.Advertisement South United found themselves playing large parts of the opening 10 minutes without the ball. Bengaluru FC were able to retain the ball well and win it back quickly when they lost it. They grew into the game but were unable to threaten the BFC goal for the early parts of the match. On the other hand, BFC looked dangerous every time they got on the ball with some crisp passing in and around the SUFC box, having been denied on a couple of occasions by the SUFC goalkeeper Jayanth.They found the opening goal of the game through Parag Shrivas as he chested down a cross from deep and slotted it past Jayanth in the 28th minute. Having conceded, South United started to get in the game more and created a few chances of their own. They came close on two occasions but couldn’t make their chances count.Advertisement The second half started off as a cagier affair as both teams struggled to create anything meaningful in the beginning. A set of two quickfire goals for Bengaluru FC in the 52nd and 54th minute meant that South United were left with a mountain to climb with not much time to do it.SUFC went close on a couple of occasions through a couple of set-piece opportunities and some chances of open play but were denied by some great goalkeeping from the BFC stopper. What seemed like an insurmountable task for South United FC was turned into a more difficult proposition by BFC’s fourth goal scored in the 70th minute. They would add to that tally late on as the substitute Leon scored for BFC in the 85th minute to round off the scoring. Advertisementlast_img read more