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Cristiano Ronaldo strikes late as Real escape from bruising Madrid derby with a draw

Cristiano Ronaldo levels the scores late on. Photo: Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser as Real Madrid avoided a bruising derby defeat at Spanish title rivals Atletico Madrid with a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 10:08am

Barcelona agree to sell David Villa to Atletico for US$6.5m

David Silva, Spain's all-time leading scorer, will move from Barcelona to Atletico for a fee of up to €5.1 million (US$6.55 million). Photo: AP

Atletico will pay €2.1 million this season, a further €2 million if the player continues to play at the Calderon in the 2014/15 season, and another one million if he extends his contract to 2016, Barca said in a statement.

9 Jul 2013 - 9:16am

Jose Mourinho has 'worst season' as Real Madrid lose cup final to Atletico

Atletico goalie Thibaut Courtois and forward Radamel Falcao celebrate after winning the cup. Photo: AFP

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho described his side's season as the worst of his trophy-laden, colourful career after Atletico Madrid edged a 2-1 extra-time Spanish Cup triumph.

19 May 2013 - 4:26am

Atletico look to end 14 years of derby pain


Atletico Madrid captain Gabi believes his side have a great opportunity to end their hoodoo against neighbours Real Madrid when they host the Spanish champions this weekend.

27 Apr 2013 - 5:01am

Soccer Digest, March 5, 2013

Diego Simeone

Dutch coach Guus Hiddink said yesterday that he had not ruled out extending his time at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala - despite saying he would quit at the end of the season.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:37am

Short Soccer, March 1, 2013

Arjen Robben

Bayern Munich beat holders Borussia Dortmund 1-0 courtesy of a spectacular Arjen Robben goal to move into the German Cup semi-finals after failing to defeat their rivals in the last six encounters.

1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Atletico set up all Madrid final for Spanish Cup

Sevilla's Gary Medel (left) chases Atletico Madrid's Diego da Silva Costa on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao was delighted with his side’s effort as they set up a Spanish Cup final with Real Madrid after a 2-2 draw away at Sevilla saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.

“To be in the final is very important for Atletico. We are happy and proud,” he told Telecinco.

“I am very happy for the work and effort shown by the whole team.”

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lionel Messi penalty saves Barca at Valencia

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (left) and Valencia's Tino Costa fight for the ball at a match on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

A Lionel Messi penalty rescued Barcelona as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Valencia before their lead at the top was cut to nine points when Atletico Madrid clinched a 1-0 win over Real Betis.

The four-time World Player of the Year extended his record scoring run to 12 matches in the league with a penalty after 39 minutes with Valencia having taken the lead through Ever Banega.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ronaldo rescues Madrid, Barca cruise to victory

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) goes up against Real Sociedad's Mikel Gonzalez (left) and Daniel Estrada on Sunday. Photo: AP

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas came off the bench for 10-man Real Madrid who needed a second half double from Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Real Sociedad 4-3 while leaders Barcelona cruised to a 4-0 win over Espanyol.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Soccer, December 23, 2012

PSG defender Thiago Silva uses his head at Brest. Photo: AFP

Ibrahimovic opens floodgates for PSG

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Barcelona face challenge from Atletico Madrid

Barca's Xavi

With Real Madrid trailing by 11 points, Barcelona's closest threat is from Atletico Madrid who they face today, and midfielder Xavi Hernandez feels it is an opportunity to dent their title aspirations.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Pressure on Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho ahead of Atletico match

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is in the firing line, but he insists he has the backing of the club and players. Photo: Reuters

Atletico Madrid take on derby rivals Real Madrid this weekend aiming to pile up the pressure on under-fire coach Jose Mourinho whose team already trail leaders Barcelona by 11 points.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Messi reaches 82 goals as Barca stay clear

Lionel Messi (centre) scores against Levante's goalkeeper Gustavo Munua (right) and defender David Navarro on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona won 4-0 at Levante on Sunday to remain three points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Messi’s goals were both laid on by Andres Iniesta who also hit the target himself before supplying Cesc Fabregas for the fourth.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Atletico chase Barca, as Messi surpasses Pele

Barcelona's Lionel Messi drives the ball next to RCD Mallorca's Joaquín Navarro Ximo (right) and Tomás Pina. Photo: AP

Atletico Madrid held firm in second place in La Liga, three points behind leaders Barcelona, after beating Getafe 2-0 at home on Sunday.

Adrian Lopez and Arda Turan got first-half goals for Atletico in a Madrid derby that they controlled from start to finish.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Soccer, November 8, 2012

Galaxy won't change tactics, says Beckham

8 Nov 2012 - 3:17am