Crowd trouble and collapsed gate mars Montpellier’s derby win over Nîmes

• Referee halts game for 30 minutes because of disturbances• Two people injured after celebrating fans cause gate to fall Montpellier’s 3-0 home win against their local rival Nîmes was interrupted for more than 30 minutes after a crowd disturbance late in the second half. After striker Gaëtan Laborde’s header made it 3-0 in the […]
September 30, 2018 0

Gareth Bale injured as Real and Atlético fail to draw blood in Madrid derby

For all the talent on the pitch, in the end it was the men wearing gloves who decided the derby. For the sixth successive year, Atlético Madrid left the Santiago Bernabéu unbeaten in the league. Jan Oblak and Thibaut Courtois departed undefeated too: there were three one-on-ones, two for the visitors, one for the home […]
September 29, 2018 0

‘We’ll be up for the fight,’ says Real’s Julen Lopetegui before Atlético game

• Real Madrid looking to bounce back after Sevilla defeat• Marcelo and Isco missing for European champions Julen Lopetegui has said Real Madrid will be “up for the fight” when they take on city rivals Atlético in La Liga on Saturday. Real suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Sevilla on Wednesday and are desperate to […]
September 28, 2018 0

‘Barça bad, Madrid worse’ – the night the underdogs bit back in La Liga

Leganés stunned Barcelona at Butarque before Sevilla smashed Real Madrid at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán – Wednesday night was one to remember in Spain There are only two teams in Spain and both of them lost on Wednesday night. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde hadn’t even arrived in the press room at Butarque where his team […]
September 27, 2018 0

Barcelona stunned by bottom side Leganés after Gerard Piqué blunder

Last-place Leganés came from behind to beat Barcelona and hand the defending La Liga champions their second setback in four days. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the hosts rallied with goals in thee second-half minutes to earn their first win in six league games this season. Leganés’ winner came thanks to a blunder […]
September 26, 2018 0

Gerard Pique spares Barcelona blushes but Girona end their 100% record

Gerard Pique got 10-man Barcelona out of jail as their 100 per cent start to the season was ended by battling Girona. Barça looked to be cruising when Lionel Messi’s eighth goal of the campaign gave them an early lead, but defender Clement Lenglet’s 35th-minute dismissal was compounded by Cristhian Stuani’s equaliser before the break. […]
September 23, 2018 0

Marco Asensio winner against Espanyol sends Real Madrid top of La Liga

• Julen Lopetegui shuffles pack but midfielder comes up trumps• Bayern continue perfect Bundesliga start with defeat of Schalke Marco Asensio’s strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 home win over Espanyol to send them provisionally top of La Liga on Saturday. After an emphatic Champions League win over Roma on Wednesday, Julen Lopetegui shuffled his […]
September 22, 2018 0