Moussa Dembélé leaves Celtic for Lyon in €22m deal after training ground row

Striker leaves on deadline day as club perform U-turn Aston Villa sign Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea 11.22pm BST Celtic striker Moussa Dembélé provided the main drama on deadline day in Scotland, forcing through a €22m (£19.7m) move to Lyon before the window closed. Brendan Rodgers had initially refused to let the forward leave, […]
August 31, 2018 0

Karim Benzema hits double as Real Madrid come back to win at Girona

Real Madrid overcame a slow start to secure a routine 4-1 victory over Girona and continue their winning start to the La Liga season. Girona had been surprise winners in the same fixture last term but despite threatening a repeat when Borja Garcia opened the scoring early on, they could not contain Julen Lopetegui’s side […]
August 26, 2018 0

Patrick Roberts reaping rewards of Girona’s complex City connection | Sid Lowe

Roberts will take on Real Madrid and Barcelona as Girona’s latest Manchester City loanee but the relationship between the two clubs isn’t always straightforward Patrick Roberts did not have to wait long. Announced as Girona’s first brand new summer signing in a short statement late last Thursday afternoon, by the following evening he had made […]
August 26, 2018 0

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé sinks Valladolid on night of VAR drama

Ousmane Dembélé scored the only goal as Barcelona survived a late scare to win 1-0 at Real Valladolid. Dembélé’s second-half strike made it two wins from as many games for the reigning La Liga champions, who had to work hard to overcome a side promoted from Spain’s second tier last season. … Source: The Guardian […]
August 25, 2018 0

La Liga players consider strike over plans to play matches in US

Union angry that players were not consulted over project La Liga keen to compete with Premier League in US market Spain’s players’ association is asking La Liga not to play a regular-season match in the United States, and won’t rule out a strike if its demands are not met. Captains of La Liga’s clubs met […]
August 22, 2018 0

La Liga players consider strike over plans to play matches in US

Union angry that players were not consulted over project La Liga keen to compete with Premier League in US market Spain’s players’ association is asking La Liga not to play a regular-season match in the United States, and won’t rule out a strike if its demands are not met. Captains of La Liga’s clubs met […]
August 22, 2018 0

Rodrigo’s volley salvages point for Valencia against Atlético Madrid

• Atlético’s Angel Correa opens scoring in 26th minute• Valencia hit back in second half to start season with a draw Valencia’s Rodrigo struck a fine second-half volley to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Atlético Madrid in an end-to-end Liga clash as both sides got their domestic campaigns under way on Monday. Atlético’s […]
August 20, 2018 0

La Liga returns as modest Huesca make a major impact | Sid Lowe

Huesca are the 63rd team to make it up to primera and they marked their first game there with an historic success On the opening day of the season, the happiest boy in the Basque country was in the stand on Indalezio Ojanguren street, when his cool older cousin came across to get him. It […]
August 20, 2018 0