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  • Defense first as coaches' Serie A roots inspire 'catenaccio'

    If recent form is any indication, the San Siro stadium should be a fitting setting for a Champions League final between two defensive-minded teams. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has made no secret of his squad's ''catenaccio'' tendencies, conceding just 18 league goals in 38 Spanish Liga…

    The Associated Press
  • Saviour Galca released by Espanyol

    Madrid (AFP) - Espanyol escaped relegation from La Liga this season but have decided against prolonging the contract of Constantin Galca, the interim coach that saved them, the Spanish club said on Friday.

    AFP
  • Torres ready to eclipse Chelsea title feat

    Fernando Torres is dreaming of eclipsing his Champions League triumph with Chelsea and making history for the second time in the competition by leading Atletico Madrid to victory over Real Madrid on Saturday. Torres won the elite European title with the London side in 2012 when they beat Bayern…

    AFP
  • Ten-man Barca claim double with King's Cup win over Sevilla

    By Rik Sharma MADRID (Reuters) - Ten-man Barcelona retained the King's Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla to complete a domestic double thanks to extra-time goals by Jordi Alba and Neymar at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Sunday. Luis Enrique's La Liga champions had Javier Mascherano sent off…

    Reuters
  • 'MSN' lead Barca quest for league and Cup double

    Madrid (AFP) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique named the same side that won La Liga last weekend at Granada as the Catalans aim to add the Copa del Rey to their trophy haul this season against Sevilla on Sunday.

    AFP
  • Barcelona, Sevilla aim for successful end in Copa del Rey

    Important titles secured, Barcelona and Sevilla aim to sweeten already successful seasons in the Copa del Rey final on Sunday. Barcelona is defending its domestic cup trophy at Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, a week after winning its second straight Spanish league title. The Liga champions…

    The Associated Press
  • Sporting Gijon win relegates Getafe, Rayo Vallecano

    Madrid (AFP) - Madrid's representation in La Liga was reduced from four to two teams for next season as Getafe and Rayo Vallecano were relegated, while Sporting Gijon saved themselves with a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Sunday.

    AFP
  • Suarez the new leader of Barcelona's 'MSN' strike force

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona’s celebrated ‘MSN’ strike force of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar had La Liga defenses at their mercy for much of the campaign but as Barca swept to the title by winning their final five games it was Suarez who led the three-pronged attack. …

    Reuters
  • Suarez outguns Messi, Ronaldo to fire Barcelona to title

    In little under two years with Barcelona, Luis Suarez has won six trophies, silenced his critics with almost impeccable on-field behaviour and now, most remarkably of all, left Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in his shadow. Suarez fittingly scored a hat-trick as Barca retained their La Liga…

    AFP
  • Barca had to win La Liga twice over - Pique

    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique hailed the winning mentality of what he described as a "unique generation" of players after the Catalans sealed a sixth La Liga title in eight years with a 3-0 win at Granada on Saturday. Fittingly, Luis Suarez was the Barca hero with a hat-trick to take his tally…

    AFP
  • Suarez hat-trick fires Barca to La Liga title

    Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid's late-season surge. Real registered their 12th consecutive La Liga win, 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's…

    AFP
  • Runners-up Real turn attentions to Champions League final

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA, (Reuters) - After losing out by one point to title winners Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday, Real Madrid's attention turned to the Champions League final with Atletico Madrid in Milan in two weeks' time. Zinedine Zidane's side beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 in the final…

    Reuters
  • Luis Enrique hails Barca consistency after title win

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to his team's consistency after they retained the La Liga title by strolling to a 3-0 win at Granada thanks to a hat-trick by top scorer Luis Suarez on Saturday. "We played very well over the full season, we were on…

    Reuters
  • Five keys to Barcelona's La Liga triumph

    Barcelona claimed their 24th La Liga title on Saturday with a 3-0 win at Granada. Here, AFP Sports looks at five key reasons why Luis Enrique's men retained their title despite a thrilling chase from Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. When five-time World Player of the…

    AFP
  • Suarez hat trick leads Barcelona to another La Liga crown (Video)

    Luis Suarez's hat trick led Barcelona to a 3-0 win at Granada to clinch its sixth La Liga crown in eight years.

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  • Brilliant 40-goal Suarez crucial to Barca's title win

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Luis Suarez has progressed from his impressive debut La Liga campaign to produce the most prolific season of his career and fire Barcelona to a second straight title, free of the stigma of his ban for biting which accompanied him to Spain in 2014. For…

    Reuters
  • Underwhelming feeling at Barca despite title win

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Despite winning a 24th Spanish title and with a King's Cup final against Sevilla to look forward to next week, a feeling of deflation still lingers around Barcelona after falling short of their lofty pre-season ambitions. Atletico Madrid knocked them out in…

    Reuters
  • La Liga Live: Follow Barcelona, Real Madrid in final-day title race

    The La Liga title race will be determined in the final games of the season. Either Barcelona or Real Madrid will be the kings of Spain.

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  • Barcelona can handle title pressure: manager Luis Enrique

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is adamant that his side will not crumble under the pressure of being favourites to retain their La Liga title at Granada on Saturday. The defending champions need to win in Andalusia to be assured of a 24th Spanish title and hold off a late-season charge by Real…

    AFP
  • Zidane dreaming of Real Madrid title win

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes his side can dream of pulling off an incredible comeback to usurp Barcelona and win La Liga on Saturday. Madrid need to win a 12th consecutive La Liga game at Deportivo la Coruna and hope that Barca slip up away at Granada to deny their eternal rivals the…

    AFP