Getafe beats Valencia 3-0 to strengthen hold on 3rd in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Veteran forward Jorge Molina scored two goals to lead Getafe to a dominant 3-0 victory over Valencia on Saturday, strengthening its hold on third place in the Spanish league. ...

Spain PM meets with separatist Catalan leader to mend ties

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is meeting with the separatist leader of Catalonia in a bid to improve the strained relations between the central government and Spain’s re...

With Mendy replacing Marcelo, Madrid is winning with defense

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — During Real Madrid’s traditional team dinner before the winter break in Spain, France left back Ferland Mendy discovered he had an insightful “Secret Santa.” ...

Getafe climbs into 3rd place in Spain with 2-0 win at Bilbao

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Getafe won 2-0 at Athletic Bilbao to rise into third place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Damián Suárez opened the scoring for Getafe in the 36th minute whe...

Real Madrid soaring, Atlético sinking before Madrid derby

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish capital’s biggest derby hasn’t looked this lopsided in years. Zinedine Zidane has Real Madrid playing like a winner again for the first time since...

6 Catalan separatist prisoners return to regional parliament

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Six former members of Catalonia’s regional government have been escorted from prison to attend a hearing at the regional parliament in Barcelona. Ex-regional...

Barcelona coach Setién under fire after 3 games in charge

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona hired Quique Setién to improve a team that was already leading the Spanish league. Two weeks later, the defending champions are trailing Real Madrid...

Slumping Atlético is held 0-0 by Leganés in Spanish league

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Atlético Madrid was held to a 0-0 draw at home by relegation-threatened Leganés in the Spanish league on Sunday, adding to the run of poor results by Diego Simeone’s team. ...

Valencia beats Barcelona 2-0 for 1st loss under Setién

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Valencia striker Maxi Gómez scored once and helped produce an own goal by a defender to beat Barcelona 2-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday. The loss was th...

Ball possession not producing more goals for Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Still new and finding his way, Barcelona coach Quique Setién has already had to rely on some timely goals to avoid embarrassing losses. Lionel Messi scored in...

Setién rekindles Barcelona’s passing style in first game

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Coach Quique Setién only needed one match to leave his mark on Barcelona. Barcelona set season highs for ball possession and passes in a 1-0 win over Granada...

Mallorca stuns Valencia 4-1; Setien set for Barca debut

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Croatian striker Ante Budimir scored twice as Mallorca moved out of the relegation zone with a 4-1 win against 10-man Valencia in a Spanish league match played under rainy cond...

Casemiro scores 2 as Madrid beats Sevilla 2-1

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Midfielder Casemiro scored a brace to give Real Madrid a 2-1 home win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Saturday. The victory lifted Madrid into the lead ...

Valverde questioned after another late collapse by Barcelona

Barcelona had once again played great, led through goals by Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, yet still managed to let it slip away. Barcelona squandered one of its best performanc...

Spanish leader seeks OK for left-wing coalition government

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s interim Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has two opportunities to win the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament to form a left-wing coalition government. Sánchez is...