• FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, duels for the ball with Athletic Bilbao's Markel Susaeta, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, at San Mames stadium, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    Las Palmas routs Granada 5-1 led by El Zhar’s 2 goals

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season.

  • Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, top left, celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's second goal against Celta Vigo during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Kroos’ late goal gives Madrid 2-1 win over Celta in Spain

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Toni Kroos’ late score ensured Real Madrid won its home opener over a feisty Celta Vigo 2-1 on Saturday, while Atletico Madrid stumbled in a second straight round of the Spanish league.