Barcelona said Francesc “Tito” Vilanova, who resigned as coach last year to fight cancer, died today.
Spain kept its record unbeaten run intact as it overcame Italy 7-6 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup soccer final against host nation Brazil.
Andres Iniesta emerged from under the bodies of his jubilant teammates as the scorer of the latest-ever World Cup winning goal. The Barcelona midfielder says he didn’t do anything special.
Jose Mourinho says he has never experienced such a beautiful loss in his soccer career.
Spain defeated Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the European soccer championship final and continue its bid to become the first team to successfully defend the title.
Defending champion Spain beat Croatia 1-0 last night to reach the quarterfinals of soccer’s European Championship, with Italy also advancing after a 2-0 win against Ireland.
European champion Spain beat 10-man Chile 2-1 at the World Cup to set up a round-of-16 game against Portugal. The Chileans also advanced and will face Brazil for a place in the quarterfinals.
Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo scored as Real Madrid beat archrival Barcelona 2-1 to win Spanish soccer’s Super Cup for the first time in four years.
Barcelona suffered its first defeat of the season in Spanish soccer’s Primera Liga as Real Sociedad rallied for a 3-2 home win.
Six different players scored for Barcelona in a 6-1 rout of Getafe that extended the Spanish soccer league leader’s advantage to 12 points over Atletico Madrid, which lost 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano.
"The fact that Lionel Messi, the best player in the world, did not play was a factor, but I do not think his participation tonight would have changed things all that much."
- Gerard Pique on May 01, 2013