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January 13, 2019 11:22 AM Messi scores 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona beat Eibar to extend lead at top

Luis Suarez scored twice while Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal as Barcelona re-opened a five-point lead over second place Atletico Madrid in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Eibar. Barca came into the match on the back of a defeat to Levante in the Copa del Rey, but were back to winning ways with a relatively simple victory at Camp Nou. He opened 85

January 13, 2019 10:55 AM Numbers: Messi makes La Liga history, Dave saves United

Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in La Liga, taking 435 games to achieve the feat. The man closest to him is, no prizes for guessing, Cristiano Ronaldo, who got 311 in 292 matches before leaving for Juventus. Messi is the second player across Europe's top five leagues to have scored 400 league goals. (The first, Ronaldo, has 409 at last count) 126

January 12, 2019 11:48 AM High-flying Alaves earn point at Girona

MADRID, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Borja Baston earned high-flying Alaves a 1-1 draw at Girona on Saturday in La Liga after Cristhian Stuani's brilliant bicycle kick sent the hosts ahead. Alaves, fourth with 32 points, hoped to put some distance between themselves and European champions Real Madrid, fifth on 30 points, who face Real Betis on Sunday 101

January 11, 2019 2:40 AM Orlando City still in talks to sign ex-Brazil star Diego from Flamengo

Orlando City SC remains in talks with Flamengo midfielder Diego, multiple sources have told ESPN FC. At issue is the fact that Diego, 33, has six months remaining on his contract, and that Flamengo is holding out for a transfer fee. The Brazilian club is also eager to find a replacement for the attacking midfielder prior to letting him move to the Lions 95

January 9, 2019 7:46 AM Ivan Marcone set to move from Cruz Azul to Boca Juniors

Cruz Azul midfielder Ivan Marcone is set to complete a transfer to Argentine giant Boca Juniors, a source close to the negotiations told ESPN Mexico. The 28-year-old former Independiente player was key in helping Cruz Azul reach the 2018 Apertura final last season and win the Copa MX. The transfer fee is close to $8 million, according to the source 109

January 8, 2019 4:35 AM Ex-Real Madrid man Pepe joins Porto after Besiktas contract was terminated

The 35-year-old, who won Euro 2016 with Portugal, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract. Pepe first signed for Porto in 2004 -- the summer after they won the Champions League with Jose Mourinho as manager -- and won six trophies in three seasons before joining Real Madrid in 2007. Pepe established himself as one of Europe's top central defenders 88

January 4, 2019 2:42 AM Amazon workers strike in Spain ahead of Three Kings gift-giving

MADRID (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon’s biggest warehouse in Spain started a two-day strike on Thursday just ahead of a gift-giving feast day, as part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. The strike, called by the country’s two main unions, CCOO and UGT, may affect the delivery of products for Epiphany, the day on which three kings 107

December 28, 2018 1:55 PM Brexit won't affect Spain-based Britons' rights, PM Sanchez says

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez sought on Friday to reassure Britons living in Spain, saying their rights would remain unchanged after Britain’s exit from the European Union. The government was working on measures to ensure Spain-based Britons would keep their rights even if Britain crashed out of the EU without a deal on March 102

December 26, 2018 8:00 AM Super sub Cristiano Ronaldo rescues point for Juventus against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo saved Juventus' unbeaten Serie A record this season when he came off the bench to score the equaliser in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Atalanta. Juve, who dropped their first away points of the season, were down to 10 men at one of Serie A's toughest venues when Ronaldo nodded home from close range in the 78th minute. The Bianconeri thought 75

December 25, 2018 1:44 AM Cristiano Ronaldo to be rested vs. Atalanta, Massimiliano Allegri confirms

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in the starting line-up when Juventus face Atalanta on Wednesday (9 a.m. ET, ESPN+), his coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed. The game will mark the first time Ronaldo has not begun a Serie A game since he joined Juventus in the summer. The 33-year-old has been an ever-present after swapping Real Madrid for Italy and is second 76