Valencia climbed to second in La Liga, but only after Real Betis threatened to stage a remarkable fightback before succumbing to a 6-3 loss. The free-scoring visitors looked home and dry as they moved into a 4-0 lead in the 74th minute at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, but 10 minutes later Betis had got it back to 4-3, only for Valencia to finally kill the game with two more goals at the death. Unbeaten Valencia made it 17 goals in their last four games as they recorded a fourth straight win, moving a point ahead of Real Madrid and four behind Barcelona. A bizarre game featured seven goals in under half-an-hour in the second half as Joel Campbell, Antonio Sanabria and Cristian Tello netted with
After Borussia Dortmund were left on zero points after two matchdays in Champions League Group H, losing both away to Tottenham and at home to Real Madrid 3-1, some fans may have already found themselves looking up the venue of the 2018 Europa League final -- which is the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, by the way. However, when the match between APOEL and Dortmund kicks off on Tuesday, the Black and Yellows will still have a chance to reach the round of 16. Without a doubt, it will be an uphill task as they will need to claim six points from the doubleheader against Nicosia and beat Tottenham at home while hoping the North Londoners won't snatch too many points off Los Blancos in the meantime. "We
MADRID -- Real Madrid midfielder Isco has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the Ballon d'Or and described his teammate as a "killer" after he ended his recent La Liga goal drought. Isco, speaking at Real's Valdebebas training ground ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Tottenham in the Spanish capital, has been named among the 30 nominees for the prestigious award after an impressive 2017 that saw him play a key role in the club's Champions League success against Juventus in Cardiff. In recent years, the Ballon d'Or has become a personal duel between Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi, with no other player winning the award since Kaka in 2007. And after scoring the goals to
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Sunday Sunday, October 15 Girona FC 1 Villarreal 2 Malaga 0 Leganes 2 Real Betis 3 Valencia 6 Eibar 0 Deportivo Coruna 0
It doesn’t take much for the home crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu to turn on their own team. The waving of this is the accepted symbol of protest in Spanish football and even in times of great success the Madridistas find a white handkerchief to take along. Real Madrid and the reigning Spanish and European champions and were widely expected to tighten their grip on the continental game once more this season.