• Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, left, celebrates after scoring against Real Sociedad during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    Sporting Gijon beats Bilbao 2-1 in opening round of Liga

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gareth Bale scored twice to help Real Madrid make a winning start to the Spanish league with a convincing 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Betis at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Suarez, Messi share 5 goals as Barca starts title defense

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez scored a hat trick and Lionel Messi added two more goals as Barcelona started its Spanish league title defense in style by routing Real Betis 6-2 on Saturday.