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Barcelona faces Sevilla in league-cup doubleheader

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — First in the Spanish league and then in the Copa del Rey, Barcelona and Sevilla will meet twice in five days with each team’s hopes in both competitions on the line. ...

Barcelona held 1-1 by Cádiz; Messi record 506th league game

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cádiz snatched a late penalty to draw 1-1 at Camp Nou and deal Barcelona an unexpected setback in its bid for the Spanish league title on Sunday. Five days af...

Zidane praises Mbappe for hat trick at Camp Nou

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zinedine Zidane liked what he saw when Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland ripped apart two of his team’s top rivals in Spain this week. Mbappe...

Transformed into scorer, Llorente has Atlético leading Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With his reputation as a taskmaster, Diego Simeone is not an easy coach to play for. Many a striker - Álvaro Morata, Jackson Martínez, Kevin Gameiro, to name...

Catalan separatists show resilience despite setbacks

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The separatist movement in Spain’s northeast Catalonia has shown resilience, increasing its power in a regional election on the weekend despite years of frustrated ambitions to...

Spain: Catalans to vote in test of separatist movement

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Voting has started in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia on Sunday as 5.3 million voters are called to cast ballots in a regional election that will test the region’s secessionist ...

Atlético wins 2-1 at Granada to resume title march

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Marcos Llorente and Ángel Correa got Spanish league leader Atlético Madrid back on the winning path, providing the goals in a 2-1 victory at Granada on Saturday. ...

Spain: Catalan vote to test pandemic's impact on separatism

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Over 5 million voters will be called to the polls on Sunday in Spain’s northeast Catalonia for an election that will measure the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the resti...

Defender Jules Koundé is Sevilla’s latest discovery

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Jules Koundé defending one area and scoring goals in the other, Sevilla is on course to fight for more titles this season. Koundé showed why he is one of...

AP Interview: Salvador Illa, Catalonia's quiet gamechanger

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As the head of Spain’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Salvador Illa transformed from a mostly unknown, bespectacled civil servant into a household figure who won both ac...

Super sub Messi sparks Barça to 3-2 comeback win at Betis

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Super sub Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up another to help Barcelona earn a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Francisco...

From star to damaged goods, Hazard struggling at Real Madrid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Real Madrid broke its own transfer record to sign Eden Hazard, club president Florentino Pérez was confident he spent wisely on a top player who would refresh a team missi...

AP Interview: Pedri brings back brilliance to Barça midfield

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It’s no coincidence that Pedri González conjures up those flashes of exquisite playmaking brilliance that Barcelona fans have been longing for since the days of Andrés Iniesta....

Sevilla beats Eibar 2-0 to move past Barça into 3rd place

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sevilla eased to a 2-0 win at Eibar to move ahead of Barcelona and into third place in the Spanish league on Saturday. Lucas Ocampos opened for the visitors i...

Mir hat trick gives Huesca 2nd win in La Liga

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Forward Rafa Mir scored a hat trick to lead last-placed Huesca to a much-needed 3-1 victory at Valladolid in the Spanish league on Friday. Mir, who is at Hues...