Radical European Super League proposal aims to include 80 clubs

BERLIN - A future European Super League could include as many as 80 teams, Bernd Reichart, the chief executive of A22 Sports Management, a company formed to sponsor and assist in the creation of a breakaway soccer league, said on Thursday.

In a statement outlining the preliminary results of talks that A22 had with what it said was 50 European clubs and stakeholders of football, the company said change was necessary.

Real Madrid avenge Seattle Sounders and book a spot in Club World Cup final

A battered and bruised Real Madrid side in a poor run of form eked out a late 4-1 victory vs. Al Ahly in the Club World Cup semifinal on Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco.

The scoreline doesn’t reflect how close the game was as Madrid’s final two goals came in stoppage time.

Major League Soccer fans wished it were the Seattle Sounders playing Real Madrid instead of Al Ahly. The MLS side fell 1-0 to the Egyptian club on Saturday

El Mallorca del Vasco Aguirre desquicia a Vinicius Jr. y logra triunfo de oro ante el Real Madrid

Hoy todos dicen cosas bonitas de Javier Aguirre. La pizarra del Vasco funcionó de maravillas y el Mallorca sorprendió al universo de LaLiga derrotando 1-0 al Real Madrid, uno de los gigantes de la competencia.

El plan del técnico mexicano en el papel fue bastante directo: ser prágmaticos a la hora de defender e intentar dar un mazazo arriba en el momento adecuado. Pero a la hora de emplear recursos también quedaron en evidencia algunas mañas necesarias para lograr el objetivo. ¿La más notoria? Desquiciar a Vinicius Jr. a punta de patadas.

Real Madrid doomed by missed penalty and comical own goal in shock defeat to Mallorca

Champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Mallorca in LaLiga on Sunday thanks to a bizarre own goal by defender Nacho early in the first half.

Nacho left his teammates stunned as he tried to clear a cross in the 13th minute and headed the ball high over his own goalkeeper and into the net.

Nacho own goal vs. Mallorca

VAR magic – Ángel Correa becomes the first player in history to celebrate a goal after being subbed off

VAR just gave us one of the most wholesome and unusual moments of the season so far. Yes, VAR has done something good.

Correa's disallowed goal gets overturned after being substituted

In Saturday’s LaLiga match between Atlético Madrid and Getafe, Ángel Correa became the first player to celebrate a goal after being substituted. How so?

In the 60th minute, Correa scored a beautiful volley to put the Colchoneros ahead 1-0 only for the goal to be disallowed almost immediately for an offside position.

Gabriel Paulista only given two-game ban for sending Vini Jr. airborne with ferocious kick

LaLiga has given Valencia center back Gabriel Paulista a two-game suspension after he kicked out at Vinícius Jr. on Thursday.

In the 72nd minute of Real Madrid’s league clash with Valencia Paulista decided enough was enough and brutally swiped at Vini Jr.

A fight broke out and Paulista was given a straight red card.

¿Se va o no se va? ¿Qué pasó con el traspaso de Julián Araujo al Barcelona?

Julián Araujo dio el OK, LA Galaxy dio el OK y la MLS dio el OK. Sin embargo, el traspaso del lateral mexicoamericano al Barcelona es muy probable que quede en nada, luego de que los papeles del acuerdo llegaran a las oficinas correspondientes 18 segundos después del cierre del mercado de pases invernal.

Sí, 18 segundos.

FIFA Club World Cup begins this week — can the Seattle Sounders fight and win against Real Madrid?

RABAT - Real Madrid are favorites for a record-extending fifth success at the Club World Cup, and in the process keeping up European dominance over South America in the annual tournament, which kicks off in Morocco on Wednesday.

Real, who won previously in 2014 and then three successive tournaments from 2016 to 2018, are on course for a showdown with Flamengo of Brazil in the final but both must play a semifinal match first before they can set up an intriguing decider in Rabat on Feb. 11.

16-year-old prodigy Vicky López makes goalscoring history at Barcelona

Barcelona Femení made football history on Wednesday by becoming the first team (men's or women's) to win 50 straight league matches after hammering Levante Las Planas 7-0 on Wednesday. Club history was also made as 16-year-old phenom Vicky López became Barça Femení's youngest-ever goalscorer in Liga F.

Barça's run in the league stretches back to a 4-3 defeat to Atlético Madrid on June 1, 2021, but they finished the 2020-21 campaign with five wins, won all 30 games in 2021-22 and have reached the halfway point of 2022-23 with 15 victories.

New details emerge in sexual assault case against Dani Alves

New details of a sexual assault accusation against Dani Alves emerged over the weekend. 

The Brazilian player was jailed on remand without bail last Friday following the testimony of a woman who accuses him of raping her in the bathroom of a well-known nightclub in Barcelona. 

Here are some of the revelations.