Antoine Griezmann copied Lionel Messi for the goal and LeBron James for the celebration but it was his night for Barcelona on Sunday after he scored twice in a 5-2 win over Real Betis.
Milan: Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan debut as new coach Antonio Conte’s reign got off to a perfect start with a 4-0 win over promoted Lecce on Monday.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
While Barcelona was working to keep Lionel Messi, defending champion Real Madrid was quietly making moves to get ready for the Spanish league season.
Despite offseason fireworks around Lionel Messi’s future, the Spanish soccer league’s new season features a low-profile opening weekend as top teams are still resting from their recent European competitions.
A stuttering Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw against in-form in their away Spanish League match on Saturday.
Real Madrid are keeping most of the same players to try to win back-to-back Spanish Leagues for the first time in more than a decade. Real begins their title defense on Sunday
With their forwards still yet to produce as expected, Real Madrid will be counting on their midfielders and defenders to keep coming through in attack.
Teenager Ansu Fati scored again to help give Barcelona a second straight win to start the Spanish League season with a 3-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Thursday.
On the schedule, a home match against Eibar is easy to overlook. But Atlético Madrid’s meeting with the league’s worst team has become a must-win match in their flagging title bid. A run of poor results over the past two months has whittled Atlético’s