Sevilla’s resurrection continues under Caparrós in the ‘holy derby’ | Sid Lowe

Exhilarating, passionate and very sevillano, Saturday’s derby saw Joaquín Caparrós oversee another triumph over Betis Somewhere in the middle of the smoke and the bodies, Sevilla’s bus began its 640-metre journey, slowly opening a path through the palms hammering at its side. Police vans escorted it along Calle Luis de Morales and, as the crowd […]
April 15, 2019 0

Burnley v Cardiff, Juventus look to wrap up Serie A title and more – live!

Updates from Saturday’s afternoon kick-offs You can email Simon here or tweet him here Live scoreboard: the latest from Saturday’s matches How they stand: the latest league tables 1.57pm BST I’m not sure if sports photographers, like nature documentary makers, have a moral obligation to leave everything as they found it, to simply observe rather […]
April 13, 2019 0

Atlético Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban for insulting referee

• Costa was sent off for dissent during defeat to Barcelona• 30-year-old will miss rest of the domestic season Diego Costa has been handed an eight-match ban for insulting the referee during Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday. Costa was sent off for dissent in the 28th minute of the game at Camp […]
April 11, 2019 0

Barcelona pocket another league title while rivals scratch their heads

It was billed as the title decider, but Atlético Madrid were no match for the league leaders in a race now all but ended It was half past 10 on 6 April, still six weeks and seven matches from the end of the season, when Barcelona’s fans started to sing about being champions and no […]
April 8, 2019 0

Choupo-Moting’s shocker means PSG miss chance to wrap up Ligue 1 title

• Former Stoke striker guilty of terrible miss against Strasbourg• Juventus need one point to win Serie A after Napoli draw Former Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was guilty of an extraordinary miss as PSG botched the chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title after a 2-2 draw with Strasbourg. Related: Luis Suárez […]
April 7, 2019 0

Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi take Barcelona to verge of La Liga title

Barcelona head to Manchester with the La Liga title almost secured. There were five minutes left when they finally found a way past Jan Oblak and four minutes left when they found their past him again, late goals from Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi taking Barcelona 11 points clear with seven games to go. The […]
April 6, 2019 0

Valencia bring Real Madrid back to earth, Juve close on title as Napoli lose

Valencia inflict Real’s first defeat since Zidane’s return Napoli falter at Empoli, Bayern win nine-goal Cup thriller Zinedine Zidane suffered his first defeat since retaking the reins at Real Madrid as Gonçalo Guedes and Ezequiel Garay earned Valencia a 2-1 victory at the Mestalla. Zidane had overseen two wins since stepping back into the Real […]
April 3, 2019 0

Real Madrid unveil plans for €525m ‘digital stadium of the future’ – video

Real Madrid are set to begin their renovation of the Santiago Bernabéu at the end of the season with the club president, Florentino Pérez, promising it will be the ‘best stadium in the world’. The project is expected to be completed by 2023 and will cost an estimated €525m (£450m). Zinedine Zidane vows to change […]
April 3, 2019 0

Villarreal, Barcelona and the game no one ever wanted to finish | Sid Lowe

Villarreal v Barcelona was something wild and wonderful, a 4-4 draw that was as exhausting as it was exhilarating “A minute after the game, we could say a thousand barbaric things,” Vicente Iborra said, but none of them could ever express it as well as the look on his face as he stood there on […]
April 3, 2019 0