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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, right, scores the opening goal from a penalty shoot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Athletic Club and Real Madrid at the San Manes stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Refereeing criticism increases as Madrid nears Spanish title

Jul. 6, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The closer Real Madrid gets to the Spanish league title, the stronger the accusations it is benefiting from the referees. Its opponents are not holding back, and Madrid has heard enough. “I’m tired of always talking about the same thing,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said...

Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in Liga

Jul. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Álvaro Morata scored twice to lead Atlético Madrid to a 3-0 win over Mallorca and extend its strong finish to the Spanish league on Friday. Diego Simeone’s team has long been out of the title race being disputed by leader Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona,...

American de la Fuente, Barcelona reach 2-year extension

Jun. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

American winger Konrad de la Fuente and Barcelona have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season. Barcelona said Monday the deal with de la Fuente includes a pair of club options and a buyout clause of 50 million euros ($44.5 million). The buyout clause would double if de la Fuente is...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

Soccer teams turning to virtual 'fan tokens' to raise money

Jun. 24, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Soccer clubs around Europe are increasingly turning to virtual “fan tokens” to raise money and enhance fan engagement. And the money can pile up fast. The latest club to enter the world of blockchain, Spanish champion Barcelona, generated 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in less...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

Barcelona generates $1.3 million with virtual 'fan tokens'

Jun. 22, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona generated 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) with its inaugural sale of “fan tokens” on Monday. The club sold all 600,000 of the cryptocurrency-based tokens in less than two hours at a price of 2 euros each ($2.20), online seller Socios.com said. The virtual...

PSG's Neymar is seen during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Saturday Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Neymar loses lawsuit over signing bonus with Barcelona

Jun. 19, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled in favor of Barcelona in a dispute with former player Neymar over a signing bonus paid in part to the Brazil striker before he left for Paris Saint-Germain. The court on Friday rejected Neymar’s suit that Barcelona owed him 43 million euros ($48...

Eibar's Pedro Leon goes with the ball as Real Madrid's Marcelo tries to stop him during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Eibar at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Marcelo takes a knee as Madrid wins at its training center

Jun. 14, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Playing a home game but not at its famed Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Real Madrid resumed its Spanish league campaign with a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday to keep pace with leader Barcelona. The game saw Marcelo take a knee during a goal celebration in apparent support for the Black Lives...

A supporter invades the pitch during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Mallorca and FC Barcelona at Son Moix Stadium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Saturday, June 13, 2020. With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of testing for the coronavirus, soccer is coming back to Spain. The Spanish league resumes this week more than three months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)

Spanish league to file charges against fan who invaded field

Jun. 14, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league said Sunday it will file criminal charges against the fan who ran onto the field during Barcelona’s match at Mallorca. Saturday’s match was played without fans but the youngster wearing an Argentina soccer jersey made it past security and took a photo of...

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, Sevilla's head coach Julen Lopetegui speaks during an interview at the sport center of Sevilla, in Seville, Spain. The Seville derby between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the match kickstarting the Spanish league's first division this week after a wait of nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday's highly popular game will be the first in the league since it was suspended on March 12 with 11 rounds left. (AP Photo/Tales Azzoni)

Spain’s most passionate derby gets league going again

Jun. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — It’s the one game that divides an entire city. It’s the most passionate rivalry in Spanish soccer. It’s more than a local derby. It’s the “Gran Derbi.” The match between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the one to...

In this photo provided by Atletico Madrid, team players take part in the first group training session in Madrid, Spain, Monday May 18, 2020. All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Atletico de Madrid via AP)

Full squad training resumes in Spain ahead of soccer restart

Jun. 1, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish clubs resumed full squad training on Monday, beginning the final stage of preparations for the return to competition. Clubs will have just under two weeks of full sessions before the league restarts on June 11, almost three months after it was halted because of the coronavirus...