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Monday Kickoff: Leicester City, Barcelona-Valencia, Aston Villa and more


A weekend of thrilling action saw the Spanish La Liga and English Premier League races intensify with just a few weeks remaining in each campaign.

Despite playing down a man, Leicester City tied West Ham United, 2-2, after Leonardo Ulloa converted a stoppage-time penalty kick. (REPORT)

Valencia defeated Barcelona, 2-1, as Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid thumped Granada, 3-0, to tie Barcelona on points (76) atop the La Liga table. (REPORT)

Real Madrid dominated Getafe, 5-1, to climb within one point of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the La Liga table. (REPORT)

Aston Villa was relegated to the English Championship for the first time since 1987 after losing to Manchester United, 1-0, on Saturday. (REPORT)

Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thinks the announcement of Pep Guardiola caused players to lose focus on the EPL title race. (REPORT)

Chelsea are reportedly interested in acquiring Moussa Dembele from Fulham. (REPORT)


Before scoring two goals for Schalke’s Under-19 team, Haji Wright announced signing with the German club via his personal Twitter account. (REPORT)

Before Week 7 action in MLS, Nigel de Jong was suspended three games by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. (REPORT)

Danny Williams accepted a three-game ban ahead of the weekend’s action after an on-field scuffle with Reading FC teammate Paul McShane. (REPORT)

Gedion Zelalem shined among the Americans playing abroad over the weekend, scoring a penalty against Celtic to help Rangers FC advance to the Scottish Cup final. (REPORT)

Christian Pulisic scored his first professional goal on Sunday, scoring the opener for Borussia Dortmund in a 3-1 win against Hamburg. (REPORT)

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