‘That’s not football’: Zidane blasts snow-hit pitch as Real Madrid held | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid‘s goalless draw with Osasuna on Saturday was “not a football match” and should have been called off after Spain was hit by a snowstorm. Madrid missed the chance to overtake Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga and allowed Barcelona to creep closer after Lionel Messi scored twice … Read more

Karim Benzema: Real Madrid star Karim Benzema to face trial over sex tape case: Prosecutors | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Real Madrid star Karim Benzema is to face trial for attempted blackmail in a case linked to a sex tape of his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena, French prosecutors said on Thursday. Benzema, who has not been selected for his country since the affair came to light in 2015, is accused of paying individuals … Read more

Atletico dumped out of Copa del Rey by third-division Cornella | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday after suffering a shock second-round 1-0 defeat by third-division Cornella. Cornella sit seventh in their Segunda B division, Spain’s third tier, but deserved a historic win thanks to a volleyed finish by Adrian Jimenez in the seventh minute. Atleti’s task … Read more

Barcelona triumph as Lionel Messi makes 500th La Liga appearance | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Barcelona won 1-0 at bottom side Huesca on Sunday as Lionel Messi became the first foreigner to make 500 appearances in Spain’s La Liga, while a late Luis Suarez goal secured leaders Atletico Madrid victory against Alaves. Messi returned for Barca after missing the final game of 2020 with an ankle knock and swung … Read more