December 21, 2014
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  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

    Barca coach Martino says Messi vomiting 'not normal'

    Recent episodes of vomiting suffered by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi are "not normal" but they do not affect his performance and there is no cause for alarm, coach Gerardo Martino has said.

  • 15/01/2011 | Argentina

    Border Guard raids Ezeiza, seize documents of Jet's controls

    National Border Guard raided Ezeiza airport and Senador Morón’s aerodrome in the framework of the case investigating three Argentines who carried 944 kilos of cocaine in a private jet to Barcelona after a previous stop at Green Cape. Authorities are trying to determine if the cocaine was loaded in Morón or at a militar sector of the international airport.

  • 28/01/2011 | Argentina

    Garré announces new controls in airports, planes

    Security Minister Nilda Garré announced the creation of a new protocol for the regulation of the procedure to control airplanes and airports in the framework of the scandal triggered after the arrest of three Argentines who arrived in Barcelona’s airport carrying 944 kilos of cocaine.

  • 18/02/2011 | Argentina

    Court urges US, Uruguay for information on Juliá case

    National Court sent two exhorts to the United States and Uruguay in order to obtain information linked to the leasing contract of the plane that the brothers Gustavo and Eduardo Juliá used to transport 944 kilograms of cocaine, which were discovered in Barcelona, Spain, on January 2.

  • 06/01/2011 | Argentina

    Three Argentines detained in Spain with 900 kilos of cocaine

    Two sons of a retired Argentine brigadier were detained when they arrived at Barcelona’s El Prat airport in a private plane from the Argentine company Medical Jet with more than 900 kilos of cocaine, according to sources from Spain’s police.

  • 07/01/2011 | Argentina

    Drug trafficking: Spain's Justice to define judicial situation of three Argentines detained

    A Spanish Judge will unveil within the next hours the judicial situation of the three sons of former brigadiers of the Argentine Air Force detained with 944 kilos of cocaine at Barcelona’s El Prat airport five days ago.

  • 14/01/2011 | Argentina

    Spanish Police assures it knew the plane carried 944 kilos of cocaine

    Spain's Interior Minister and Vice-President Afredo Pérez Rubalcaba announced that the Spanish Civil Guard was informed about the plane carrying 944 kilos of cocaine to Barcelona’s airport before it landed. The sons of former Argentines brigadier-generals, Gustavo and Eduardo Juliá and Matías Miret, remain arrested.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Catalans crowd Barcelona to call for early elections

    Tens of thousands of Catalans crowded central Barcelona today calling for early regional elections after plans for a November 9 referendum on independence from Spain were declared illegal by Madrid.

  • 15/06/2011 | World

    Spain protesters try to block Barcelona parliament

    Protesters tried to block today the entrance to Barcelona’s local government, news agencies reported.Over 400 police were called to Ciutadella park to ensure protesters would not enter the premises.

  • 29/02/2012 | World

    Thousands of Spanish students protest against cuts

    Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of Spanish cities to protest against government spending cuts that have left many classrooms without heating.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    Vast crowds demand Catalan autonomy from crisis-hit Spain

    Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona in an unprecedented show of mass support for autonomy from Madrid, blaming Spain's economic crisis for dragging their wealthy region down.

  • 08/11/2014 | Sports

    Messi left waiting as Neymar and Alba to Barca's rescue

    Substitute Neymar and Jordi Alba came to the rescue with second half goals to give Barcelona a 2-1 comeback victory at Almeríabut Lionel Messi again just missed out in his bid to become La Liga's all-time leading marksman.

  • 21/10/2014 | Sports

    Neymar and Messi guide Barca to victory over Ajax

    Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League, while Bayern Munich were in frightening form as they destroyed Roma 7-1 with five goals in the first half.

  • 25/10/2014 | Sports

    Real Madrid win Clásico with Cristiano, Pepe, Benzema goals

    Real Madrid trimmed Barcelona's lead at the top of La Liga to one point when they recovered from conceding an early goal to secure a stirring 3-1 comeback win in the 'Clásico'.

  • 21/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi and Barcelona put on five-star show in Levante mauling

    Lionel Messi completed a sparkling performance by chipping the goalkeeper from the edge of the area as Barcelona swept aside ten-man Levante 5-0 away to continue their winning start at the top of La Liga.

  • 27/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi hits 400 goals

  • 30/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi on target but PSG topple Barca in Champions League win

    Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic to claim a 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona, while Sergio Agüero's penalty could only earn Manchester City a point at home to Roma.

  • 31/08/2014 | Sports

    Messi injured in Barcelona win, will miss Argentina match

    Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga, and is now likely to miss Argentina's friendly against Germany on Wednesday.

  • 13/09/2014 | Sports

    Sparkling Neymar double fires Barca past Bilbao

    Neymar came off the bench and produced two exquisite finishes from brilliant Lionel Messi assists to give Barcelona a 2-0 win at home to Athletic Bilbao today and maintain their perfect start to La Liga.

  • 17/09/2014 | Sports

    Messi sets up Barca Champions League win, City downed

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi was the architect of a surprisingly narrow Barcelona victory in their first match of the 2014/15 Champions League, while Sergio Agüero and Martín Demichelis' Manchester City were denied by a last-minute strike as they went down to Bayern Munich.

  • 11/07/2014 | Sports

    Barcelona signs Luis Suárez from Liverpool

    Barcelona have agreed to buy disgraced Uruguay forward Luis Suárez from Liverpool, the two clubs said today. Suárez was expelled from the World Cup in Brazil last month for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

  • 18/08/2014 | Sports

    Messi on target as Suárez debuts for Barcelona

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona in a convincing 6-0 win over Mexican club León, in a friendly match which marked Luis Suárez's first match for his new club.

  • 24/08/2014 | Sports

    Messi double leads Enrique's new-look Barcelona to victory

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi showed that a gruelling World Cup campaign had not slowed him down, as the genius No. 10 hit two goals for Luis Enrique's Barcelona in a routine 3-0 win over Elche to mark the first match of the new Liga season.

  • 19/05/2014 | Sports

    Luis Enrique appointed Barcelona coach

    The 44-year-old replaces Gerardo Martino, who stepped down on Saturday after just one season in charge having failed to win a major trophy.

  • 20/05/2014 | Sports

    Messi in Argentina to train for World Cup

    Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi has arrived in the country, ready to “switch gears” and have a great World Cup with the national squad after a lacklustre performance this season at Barcelona.

  • 17/06/2014 | Sports

    Spanish prosecutor asks judge to drop Messi tax fraud charges

    Spain's public prosecutor has asked a judge to dismiss charges against Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion, arguing his father was responsible for his finances and not the Barcelona forward.

  • 07/05/2014 | Sports

    Hero in Messi Barca story Lacueva dies

    Former Barcelona director general, Joan Lacueva played a key role in the arrival of Argentine football star Lionel Messi to the Spanish club back in 2001. Lacueva paid for Messi’s growth hormone treatment out of his own pocket.

  • 11/05/2014 | Sports

    La Liga goes to wire after Atletico, Barca draw

    Atletico Madrid and Barcelona will play a La Liga title decider at the Nou Camp stadium next weekend after leaders Atletico drew 1-1 at home to Malaga and second-placed Barca were held to a 0-0 stalemate at Elche today.

  • 25/04/2014 | Sports

    Nadal sent tumbling out of Barcelona Open

    Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Barcelona Open for the first time since 2003 at the hands of fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro who avenged last year's final defeat by winning their quarter-final 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.

  • 30/04/2014 | Sports

    Police detains Alves banana thrower

    Spanish police have detained the Villarreal supporter who threw a banana on the pitch near Barcelona defender Daniel Alves on Sunday and charged him with a "breach of fundamental rights and civil liberties".

  • 20/04/2014 | Sports

    Messi free kick seals win for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi smashed in a superb free kick to complete a 2-1 comeback win for injury-hit Barcelona at home to Athletic Bilbao that kept alive their slim hopes of winning La Liga.

  • 04/04/2014 | Sports

    Martino warns Barca has no excuses for failure

    Barcelona cannot use the club's off-field woes or injuries to key players as excuses for failure to win silverware, coach Gerardo Martino has said. The Spanish champions were slapped this week with a transfer ban by FIFA over a breach of rules.

  • 05/04/2014 | Sports

    Messi scores twice as Barca stays on Atlético's heels

    Atlético Madrid remained firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when Raul Garcia's header secured a 1-0 win for the leaders at home to seventh-placed Villarreal, while Messi scored twice for Barcelona as the champions stayed hard on Atletico's heels.

  • 12/04/2014 | Sports

    Lethargic Barca slump to shock defeat at Granada

    Barcelona's nightmare week hit a new low when they followed up their Champions League exit with a shock 1-0 La Liga defeat at Granada that left their bid for a fifth title in six years in serious jeopardy.

  • 26/03/2014 | Sports

    Neymar and Messi goals lift Barcelona

    Neymar scored twice and Lionel Messi was also on target to inspire Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo but the victory was soured by an injury to goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

  • 01/04/2014 | Sports

    Neymar rescues Barca from Atletico reverse, Bayern salvage draw

    An exquisite goal from Neymar rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona after substitute Diego had put La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid ahead, while Manchester United and Bayern Munich battled to a 1-1 draw in the other Champions League quarter-final first leg.

  • 08/03/2014 | Sports

    Barca crash to Valladolid in surprise defeat

    Barcelona's bid for a fifth La Liga title in six years suffered a surprise setback when they crashed to a 1-0 defeat at lowly Real Valladolid and opened the door for Real Madrid to pull away at the top.

  • 20/02/2014 | Sports

    Barcelona charged with tax fraud over Neymar transfer

    Barcelona have been charged by a Spanish court with committing tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar last year in the latest twist to a saga that has already claimed the scalp of the club president.

  • 24/02/2014 | Sports

    Barcelona pay 13.5m euros in Neymar tax case

    Barcelona have made a payment of 13.5 million euros ($18.53 million) to the Spanish treasury, after they were charged last week with tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar.

  • 12/02/2014 | Sports

    Messi on target as Barca set up Real Madrid final

    Lionel Messi's first-half goal earned Barcelona a 1-1 draw and a 3-1 aggregate win over Real Sociedad, setting up their fourth King's Cup final in six years.

  • 15/02/2014 | Sports

    Messi tops Di Stefano as Barca, Atleti go clear

    Lionel Messi overhauled Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano's La Liga goals tally as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid each won to pull three points clear of Real at the top.

  • 24/01/2014 | Sports

    Barca reveal Neymar deal cost almost $118 million

    The deal to sign Neymar cost Barcelona 86.2 million euros ($117.97 million), including payments to the forward and his family, the club said after the player's father revoked a confidentiality agreement.

  • 01/02/2014 | Sports

    Barcelona suffers home crash against Valencia

    Ten-man Barcelona suffered their first home defeat of the season as they crashed 3-2 against Valencia, leaving the door open for Madrid rivals Atletico and Real to move above them later in the weekend.

  • 05/02/2014 | Sports

    Di Maria on target as Madrid, Barcelona triumph in King's Cup

    Argentina international Angel Di Maria rounded off a comfortable 3-0 victory for Real Madrid over bitter rivals Atletico, scoring the third goal in tonight's semi-final of the King's Cup. Barcelona also made a strong start, downing Real Sociedad 2-0 in the last-four.

  • 04/01/2014 | Sports

    Messi showing killer form but not ready for Elche

    Lionel Messi is showing lethal form in training that suggests he will be back to his best soon although he will not feature in Sunday's clash with Elche, Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said.

  • 16/01/2014 | Sports

    Messi strikes twice, Neymar injured in Barca cup win

    Quicksilver Lionel Messi hit a double as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 and qualified 6-0 on aggregate for the King's Cup quarter-finals but they lost Neymar to injury midway through the first half.

  • 19/01/2014 | Sports

    Injury-free Messi starts in Barcelona draw

    Bolstered by the Argentine, who started for the first time in 2014, Barcelona had to come from a goal down to rescue a 1-1 draw at mid-table Levante today, leaving Atletico Madrid with a chance to go top of La Liga.

  • 16/12/2013 | Sports

    Messi to meet Aguero in Champions League last-16 clash

    A fascinating clash of two of Argentine football's biggest stars is foreseen in the Champions League last-16, after today it was announced that Lionel Messi's Barcelona will meet Manchester City, the home of international colleague Sergio Aguero.

  • 30/12/2013 | Sports

    Injury-free 2014 top of Messi's wish list

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is hoping for an injury free 2014 as his recovery from a thigh injury nears completion, the World Player of the Year said today.

  • 03/01/2014 | Sports

    Barcelona first club to reach 50 million Facebook fans

    Barcelona have become the first sports club to reach 50 million followers on social networking website Facebook, the Spanish soccer champions has confirmed.

  • 05/12/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona's Martino: No date set for Messi return

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has revealed that there is still no definite date set for the return of Lionel Messi to first-team duty, as the Argentine continues his recovery from a muscle tear suffered three weeks ago.

  • 11/12/2013 | Sports

    Higuain goal not enough for Napoli; Neymar hits Champions League triple

    Napoli suffered an agonising exit from the Champions League after beating Premier League leaders Arsenal 2-0 this afternoon, with Argentine Gonzalo Higuain hitting the first goal.

  • 14/12/2013 | Sports

    Neymar brace as Barca sink Villarreal

    Free-scoring Neymar hit a double as Barcelona beat Villarreal 2-1 to move three points clear at the top of La Liga while 10-man Real Madrid lost ground as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Osasuna after Sergio Ramos was sent off.

  • 11/11/2013 | Sports

    Injured Messi out for up to eight weeks

    Barcelona forward, Argentine Lionel Messi, will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury, the La Liga leaders said today.

  • 20/11/2013 | Sports

    Messi is golden for the third time

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was presented with his third Golden Boot award in recognition for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. 26-year-old Messi scored a Spanish-league record of 46 goals for Barcelona.

  • 26/11/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona unbeaten run under Martino ended against Ajax

    Ajax Amsterdam kept themselves in contention for progress to the next round of the Champions League after becoming the first side to beat Barcelona this season with a 2-1 triumph in their Group H match.

  • 31/10/2013 | Sports

    Martino not worried by Messi goal 'drought'

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has affirmed that he is unworried by the lack of goals scored by Lionel Messi in recent outings, as he prepares for a Catalan derby against city rivals Espanyol tomorrow.

  • 06/11/2013 | Sports

    Messi magic returns as Barca progress to last 16

    Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare when a Lionel Messi double and a Sergio Busquets header secured a 3-1 home win over AC Milan in Group H.

  • 10/11/2013 | Sports

    New hamstring injury setback forces Messi out of Barcelona match

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi was forced to retire from Barcelona's clash against Real Betis after just 20 minutes on the pitch, raising fears of a new injury for the four-time Ballon d'Or winner.

  • 22/10/2013 | Sports

    Messi scores but Barca held to draw, Arsenal suffer defeat

    A Lionel Messi strike saw Barcelona maintain their two point lead at the top of Group H after drawing 1-1 at AC Milan in the Champions League.

  • 26/10/2013 | Sports

    Neymar, Sánchez give Barca derby win, Martino's first Clásico

    The Liga arch-rivals clashed giving Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s his first derby win at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. In the 2-1 victory for Barcelona, first to score was Brazilian Neymar followed by Chile’s Alexis Sánchez. A goal by Real Madrid’s Jesé closed the gap.

  • 29/10/2013 | Sports

    Messi makes Ballon d'Or shortlist once more

    Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been included among a 22-man shortlist for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the seventh consecutive season that he has achieved the distinction.

  • 01/10/2013 | Sports

    Fabregas breaks Celtic hearts, Arsenal impress in Champions League

    Barcelona, missing the mercurial talent of the injured Lionel Messi, laboured to a 1-0 win in their Group H Champions League game against 10-man Celtic in Glasgow. Mesut Ozil, meanwhile, masterminded the Gunners' 2-0 triumph over Napoli.

  • 14/10/2013 | Sports

    Messi back in training after injury

  • 14/09/2013 | Sports

    Messi brings victory to Barcelona

    Barca had Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez to thank for maintaining their winning start after the last one came off the bench to score in the fourth minute of added time and snatch a 3-2 victory at home to Sevilla earlier.

  • 24/09/2013 | Sports

    Neymar & Messi on target in Barca win

    Strikes from Argentina captain Lionel Messi and Brazilian star Neymar set Barcelona on the way to another crushing Liga victory, as the Catalans destroyed Real Sociedad 4-1.

  • 28/08/2013 | Sports

    Messi misses penalty but Barcelona hold on for Super Cup triumph

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has lifted his first piece of silverware with the Catalan institution, after the Blaugrana held on for a 0-0 draw against Atlético Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.

  • 31/08/2013 | Sports

    Martino rests Xavi and Alexis for Valencia clash

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has left Spain playmaker Xavi and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez out of his squad for Sunday's La Liga match at Valencia.

  • 01/09/2013 | Sports

    Messi hat-trick drives Barcelona to victory

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi was the star of the show for Barcelona in a nervous victory away to Valencia, as the star netted a hat-trick to help his team a 3-2 win in the Mestalla and return them to joint top in the Liga standings.

  • 22/08/2013 | Sports

    Messi has tight bruise, Barcelona says return unclear

    Soccer star Lionel Messi has been diagnosed with tight bruise, Barcelona club confirmed in its official website today making the return of the Argentinean to the field unclear for this weekend’s clash with Malaga.

  • 04/08/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona president: 'Messi cannot leave even if he wants to'

    Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has made it clear that Argentine star Lionel Messi's future lies with the Spanish champions, stating that the Ballon d'Or holder could not leave the Camp Nou even if he wanted to.

  • 18/08/2013 | Sports

    Martino marks Barcelona debut with Levante thrashing

    New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino experienced the perfect start to his reign at Camp Nou, as the reigning Liga champions destroyed Levante 7-0 on the opening day of the 2013-14 season.

  • 23/07/2013 | Sports

    'Messi influenced my Barcelona appointment,' says Martino

    Gerardo Martino believes a recommendation from fellow Argentine Lionel Messi was behind his surprise appointment as Barcelona coach.

  • 30/07/2013 | Sports

    Messi scores alongside Neymar in Barca pre-season draw

    A goal from Lionel Messi and Neymar's debut in the famous shirt was not enough to inspire Barcelona to a friendly victory, as the Catalan side were held to a 2-2 draw away to Legia Gdansk of Poland.

  • 01/08/2013 | Sports

    Neymar 'living the dream' with idol Messi

    Barcelona's new recruit Neymar says he is living a boyhood dream after completing a high-profile move from Santos at the end of May and joining up with his idol Lionel Messi.

  • 24/06/2013 | Sports

    Messi pays €10m to tax authorities

    Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who is under investigation in Spain for tax fraud allegations, paid €10 million to the Spanish tax authorities to correct tax returns for 2010 and 2011, according to Spanish media reports.

  • 19/07/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona coach Vilanova to step down

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is to step down due to ill health, Spanish media reported, without identifying the source of their information.

  • 22/07/2013 | Sports

    Spanish media report Martino as new Barcelona boss

    Sections of the Spanish media are already reporting that the former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay coach will succeed Tito Vilanova at the head of the Catalan club.

  • 18/04/2013 | Sports

    Messi back in training for Barcelona

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was back on the training pitch as he bids to rid himself of a hamstring injury before Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg at Bayern Munich.

  • 01/05/2013 | Sports

    Bayern Munich humiliate Barca to reach Champions League final

    Bayern Munich cruised into a first all-German Champions League final when they routed Barcelona 3-0 at the Nou Camp to secure a crushing 7-0 aggregate success.

  • 12/06/2013 | Sports

    Messi 'surprised' by accusations of tax fraud

    The Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi has declared on his Facebook page that he is "surprised" by accusations of tax avoidance.

  • 30/03/2013 | Sports

    Messi scores against every team in La Liga consecutively

    Barcelona's World Player of the Year Lionel Messi scored in a 19th successive La Liga match, entering a new statistic in the record books by netting against every team in the league consecutively.

  • 02/04/2013 | Sports

    Messi suffers hamstring injury against PSG

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi suffered a hamstring injury in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Paris St Germain and was replaced at halftime by Cesc Fabregas.

  • 17/04/2013 | Sports

    Pope Francis receives Barcelona T-shirt signed by Messi

    During his weekly general audience on St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis received a Barcelona Football Club T-shirt belonging to Lionel Messi and showing the Argentine star player’s signature.

  • 06/03/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona to appeal Valdés four-match ban

    Barcelona will appeal a four-match ban handed to goalkeeper Victor Valdes after he furiously berated the referee at the end of Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Real Madrid, the La Liga leaders said.

  • 12/03/2013 | Sports

    Messi inspires Barça to thrilling victory over Milan

    Barcelona pulled off a remarkable Champions League comeback when Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-0 victory at home to AC Milan today that sent the Spanish club through to the last eight 4-2 on aggregate.

  • 15/03/2013 | Sports

    Puyol doubtful for PSG clash after knee surgery

    Barcelona's inspirational captain Carles Puyol may miss next month's Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris St Germain after he needed surgery on his right knee today.

  • 27/02/2013 | Sports

    Boca boost flagging confidence with victory in Ecuador

    Boca Juniors put their Libertadores Cup campaign back on the rails with a 2-1 away win over Ecuador's Barcelona in Guayaquil today.

  • 28/02/2013 | Sports

    Barcelona seek solutions and a lift at Bernabeu

    Seemingly rudderless and leaderless, Barcelona have little time to find solutions to their dip in form but they have a chance to lift morale when they visit a distracted Real Madrid in La Liga on Saturday.

  • 04/03/2013 | Sports

    Barça coach Vilanova could be back with club soon

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova may have finished his cancer treatment in New York and be back with the squad by the end of March, president Sandro Rosell said today.

  • 16/02/2013 | Sports

    Messi scores 300th goal for Barcelona

    World Player of the Year Lionel Messi scored his 300th official goal for Barcelona when he pounced for an equaliser to level the score at 1-1 in Granada in La Liga today.

  • 20/02/2013 | Sports

    Milan strangle Barcelona to seal shock win

    AC Milan produced a defensive masterclass to shackle Barcelona and secure a shock 2-0 win in their Champions League last-16 first-leg match today.

  • 23/02/2013 | Sports

    Messi completes Barça comeback against Sevilla

    Lionel Messi helped Barcelona shake off the hangover from their midweek defeat by AC Milan as the leaders rallied to a 2-1 win at home to fellow King's Cup semi-finalists Sevilla in La Liga today.

  • 29/01/2013 | Sports

    'No better time for facing Madrid,' Mascherano

    Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano believes the Catalonian powerhouse are facing Real Madrid at just the right time, after they romped to a 5-1 win over Osasuna on Sunday.

  • 05/02/2013 | Sports

    Messi to sign Barça extension until 2018

    Barcelona have announced on their official website that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract with the Catalonian powerhouse until the summer of 2018.

  • 10/02/2013 | Sports

    Messi strikes again as Barça crush Getafe 6-1

    Lionel Messi notched up his 35th league goal of the season as an understrength Barcelona strolled to a crushing 6-1 win at home over Getafe that put them 12 points clear at the top of La Liga.

  • 18/01/2013 | Sports

    Valdés to leave Barcelona in 2014

    Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdés has rejected the chance to renew his contract and will leave at the end of his current deal in 2014, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said.

  • 19/01/2013 | Sports

    Barca lose first league game this term at Sociedad

    Real Sociedad stunned ten-man Barcelona by handing the leaders their first La Liga defeat this season when they came from two goals down to claim a last-gasp 3-2 win.

  • 24/01/2013 | Sports

    Barça set up King's Cup semi-final with Real

    Holders Barcelona set up a King's Cup semi-final with their arch-rivals Real Madrid after a thrilling 4-2 second leg win in Málaga today.

  • 02/01/2013 | Sports

    Recovering Barça coach Vilanova returns to work

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has returned to work sooner than expected and oversaw training today for the first time since a throat operation two weeks ago.

  • 03/01/2013 | Sports

    Valdes opens door to possible move away from Spain

    Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has opened the door to a possible move away from Spain when his contract with the La Liga leaders expires at the end of next seas

  • 05/01/2013 | Sports

    Vilanova will be in dugout for Barcelona derby

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will take charge of the team for their opening game of 2013 at home to city rivals Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday after making a quicker than expected recovery from a throat operation

  • 12/12/2012 | Sports

    Messi keeps on scoring as Barça win at Cordoba in Cup

    Lionel Messi scored two goals to extend his record tally for 2012 to 88 and earn holders Barcelona a 2-0 win at second-division Cordoba in their King's Cup last-16 first leg today.

  • 22/12/2012 | Sports

    Messi ends 2012 with another goal as Barça march on

    Unbeaten La Liga leaders Barcelona continued their record-breaking start to the season when Lionel Messi struck his 91st goal of 2012 in a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid.

  • 28/12/2012 | Sports

    Vilanova will be back in 15 to 20 days, say Barça

    Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says coach Tito Vilanova, who suffered a recurrence of cancer in his saliva glands earlier this month, will be back at work midway through January.

  • 06/12/2012 | Sports

    Messi scare a reminder of Argentine's key role

    When Lionel Messi was taken off on a stretcher with what looked like a serious knee injury on Wednesday it was a jolting reminder, if one were needed, of just how crucial the Argentine forward is to Barcelona's fortunes.

  • 08/12/2012 | Sports

    Messi in Barça squad for Betis game after scare

    Lionel Messi should be available for tomorrow's La Liga match at Real Betis after recovering from a blow to the knee sustained in Wednesday's Champions League game against Benfica, Barça said today

  • 11/12/2012 | Sports

    'Messi still plays like a teenager,' Vilanova says

    One of Lionel Messi's key strengths is that his approach to the game is the same now as it was when he was a teenager, his Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova said of the record-breaking Argentine today.

  • 20/11/2012 | Sports

    Record Messi brace helps Barça qualify in style

    Barcelona eased into the Champions League last 16 after record-chasing Lionel Messi fired a first-half double as the favourites rediscovered their European verve to overcome Spartak Moscow 3-0 today.

  • 01/12/2012 | Sports

    Messi scores twice as Barça thrash Athletic 5-1

    Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona made the best start in the history of the Spanish league with a 5-1 home win over Athletic Bilbao.

  • 05/12/2012 | Sports

    Messi carried off with bruised knee

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi was carried off on a stretcher after sustaining what the club said was bruising to his left knee near the end of the La Liga side's Champions League Group G match at home to Benfica today.

  • 11/11/2012 | Sports

    Messi passes Pelé's goal mark, nears Mueller

    Lionel Messi keeps making history. Barcelona and Argentina's forward netted twice against Mallorca and has beaten - with 76 - Brazilian player Pelé's record of goals scored in one calendar year.

  • 12/11/2012 | Sports

    Media kneels before Messi's goal record

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi has broken former Brazil international Pele's scoring record of 75 goals during one calendar year, and the Spanish media has already put him above all.

  • 17/11/2012 | Sports

    Messi nets another double as Barça march on in La Liga

    Leaders Barcelona pulled six points clear of Atlético Madrid when Lionel Messi netted his seventh double of the campaign in a 3-1 La Liga win at home to Real Zaragoza

  • 30/10/2012 | Sports

    Messi dreaming of ending career at Barcelona

    Lionel Messi dreams of retiring at Barcelona, the club who trained him as a teenager and where he began his professional career in 2004, the Argentine World Player of the Year said.

  • 02/11/2012 | Sports

    Messi's girlfriend gives birth to couple's first child

    World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has become a father for the first time following the birth of his son Thiago today.

  • 03/11/2012 | Sports

    Villa shines as Barça go three clear at the top

    Barcelona pulled three points clear of Atlético Madrid at the top of La Liga when David Villa scored and created a goal for Jordi Alba in a 3-1 win at home to promoted Celta Vigo on Saturday.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Barça against playing Spanish Super Cup in China

    Barcelona are not prepared to play the Spanish Super Cup in Beijing next year despite a preliminary agreement between the soccer federation (RFEF) and a Chinese promoter, a club spokesman said.

  • 22/10/2012 | Sports

    Injury forces Barça's Piqué out of Celtic match

    Barcelona centre-back Gerard Piqué will miss Celtic's visit in the Champions League on Tuesday after failing to recover form a foot injury, coach Tito Vilanova said.

  • 23/10/2012 | Sports

    Alba leaves it late as Barça down Celtic

    Jordi Alba nipped in to score with almost the last kick of the match as Barcelona snatched a 2-1 comeback win at home to Celtic that put the favourites clear at the top of Champions League Group G.

  • 01/10/2012 | Sports

    Messi wants more than just accolades

    Lionel Messi wants to be remembered as a good friend and colleague to his team mates rather than as the best player in the world, the Argentine said in an interview.

  • 02/10/2012 | Sports

    Barça sink Benfica but Puyol injury mars win

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi set up goals for Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas in their 2-0 Champions League Group G victory over Benfica but the success was marred when captain Carles Puyol suffered a dislocated elbow.

  • 06/10/2012 | Sports

    Barcelona coy over Piqué fitness for Clásico

    La Liga leaders Barcelona will wait until the last minute to make a decision on Gerard Piqué's fitness for Sunday's visit of champions Real Madrid, said coach Tito Vilanova

  • 20/09/2012 | Sports

    Vilanova not too unhappy with Barca's laboured win

    Barcelona's comeback victory over Spartak Moscow in their Champions League opener proved Tito Vilanova was settling into the Nou Camp hot seat but not before revealing some worrying problems in defence.

  • 22/09/2012 | Sports

    Barca leave it late to beat stubborn Granada 2-0

    Barcelona's Xavi crashed a shot into the top corner three minutes from the end and Lionel Messi forced a stoppage-time own goal as the hosts overcame a stubborn Granada 2-0 to maintain their perfect La Liga start today.

  • 29/09/2012 | Sports

    Villa late show score snatches Barca win at Sevilla

    Substitute David Villa scored a superb last-gasp winner and Cesc Fabregas netted twice as leaders Barcelona came from two goals down to stun 10-man Sevilla 3-2 and extend their perfect La Liga record today.

  • 01/09/2012 | Sports

    Barça's Vilanova dispels doubts over Fàbregas form

    Cesc Fàbregas's second season back at Barcelona will be an improvement on his first, coach Tito Vilanova predicted on Saturday following the former Arsenal captain's indifferent start to the 2012-13 campaign.

  • 13/09/2012 | Sports

    Barça forward Sánchez sidelined with muscle tear

    Barcelona forward Alexis Sánchez has joined team mate Andrés Iniesta on the injury list after returning from international duty with Chile with a minor leg muscle tear, the La Liga club said.

  • 19/09/2012 | Sports

    Messi double gives Barça comeback win against Spartak

    Lionel Messi started his and Barcelona's Champions League campaign with a bang when he struck twice to secure a 3-2 comeback win for the favourites at home to Spartak Moscow in their Group G opener.

  • 29/08/2012 | Sports

    Real storm back to take Super Cup from Barça

    Real Madrid claimed their first Spanish Super Cup in four years and a morale-boosting success against their arch-rivals when Gonzalo Higuaín and Cristiano Ronaldo struck in a 2-1 win against 10-man Barcelona on Wednesday.

  • 30/08/2012 | Sports

    Barcelona to study case for the defence

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has work to do on his defence before the visit of Valencia this weekend after errors from Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano handed Real Madrid the Spanish Super Cup.

  • 30/08/2012 | Sports

    Iniesta wins UEFA's Best Player in Europe award

    Andrés Iniesta of Barcelona beat off a strong challenge from club mate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid to be named as UEFA's Best Player in Europe last season.

  • 22/08/2012 | Sports

    Vilanova calm ahead of first 'Clásico' storm

    Barcelona's new coach Tito Vilanova has one of the toughest acts to follow in replacing Pep Guardiola although he is not showing any sign of nerves ahead of his first showdown with Real Madrid.

  • 23/08/2012 | Sports

    Barça fight back to take control of Super Cup

    Pedro, Lionel Messi and Xavi scored for holders Barcelona who came back to beat Real Madrid 3-2 at home in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Thursday.

  • 28/08/2012 | Sports

    Masked Puyol could feature in Super Cup showdown

    Barcelona captain Carles Puyol could play a part in Wednesday's Spanish Super Cup second leg at Real Madrid despite a fractured cheekbone but will have to wear a protective mask, coach Tito Vilanova said on Tuesday.

  • 19/08/2012 | Sports

    Messi scores twice in Barça La Liga opener

    Lionel Messi took up where he left off last season as the Argentine scored twice to help Barcelona and new coach Tito Vilanova to a 5-1 home win over Real Sociedad in their La Liga opener today.

  • 20/08/2012 | Sports

    Messi, Villa fire Barca to 5-1 win

    Lionel Messi's double and a David Villa goal on his return from injury helped Barcelona hammer visitors Real Sociedad 5-1 to give new coach Tito Vilanova the perfect start to their La Liga campaign.

  • 21/08/2012 | Sports

    'We want it all,' Messi warns Real Madrid and Europe

    On the verge of the Spanish Supercopa’s derby against Real Madrid, Lionel Messi said to be happy with Barcelona's La Liga opener, and remark the Catalans want “to win it all.”

  • 24/07/2012 | Sports

    Injured Messi out of Barcelona's friendly against Hamburg

    Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona's friendly against Hamburg SV later after bruising his calf in Monday's training session, the La Liga club said. The absence of the world's best football player will cost Barcelona 480,000 dollars for not setting the striker on to the pitch.  

  • 26/07/2012 | Sports

    Mascherano to extend Barça contract until 2016

    Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano confirmed that he has been in talks with the Blaugrana’s authorities over a new deal that would see him extend his stay - due to expire in June 2014- in Catalunya until 2016.

  • 18/08/2012 | Sports

    Arsenal midfielder Song set for Barça move

    Arsenal have agreed terms with Barcelona to sell Cameroon international midfielder Alex Song to the Spanish side, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

  • 18/07/2012 | Sports

    'I aim to win more titles, not to break goal record,' Messi

    Lionel Messi preferred to focus on winning trophies rather than attempting to better the 73 goals he scored for Barcelona last season, when he spoke at a news conference.

  • 23/07/2012 | Sports

    USA Basketball learn 'valuable lesson' from Argentina

    It was the narrowest winning margin yet for the US basketball team in the run-up to defending their Olympic title, but coach Mike Krzyzewski said the 86-80 victory over Argentina provided a valuable lesson for his squad.

  • 23/07/2012 | Sports

    Barça's Puyol back in training after knee surgery

    Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has returned to training for the first time since a knee operation in May, the La Liga club said.

  • 13/06/2012 | Sports

    Vilanova strikes two-year deal to coach Barcelona

    Tito Vilanova, Pep Guardiola's 42-year-old former assistant, has agreed a two-year deal to become of coach of Barcelona from next season, the Spanish club said today.

  • 12/07/2012 | Sports

    'If River needs me, I'll come back'

    Barcelona’s midfielder Javier Mascherano assured that he would return to River if the club needs him. “Why not? If River needs me I’d come back, but I wouldn’t put the pressure on them if they don’t need me.”

  • 14/07/2012 | Sports

    'People believed I was mute when I first arrived in Barcelona,' Messi

    Argentine football star Lionel Messi revealed that when he first arrived to Barcelona as a junior player, aged 13, “people believed I was mute” because he was shy and aloof.

  • 25/05/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola ends Barça reign with King's Cup win

    Barcelona gave Pep Guardiola a fitting end to his glittering four-year reign as coach winning the King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao 3-0to send him off with a 14th trophy under his arm.

  • 04/06/2012 | Sports

    Ronaldinho signs short-term deal with Atletico Mineiro

    Former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho signed a short-term contract with Brazilian top-flight club Atletico Mineiro, just four days after his acrimonious split with Flamengo.

  • 12/06/2012 | Sports

    Former Argentina defender Milito to retire at season end

    Independiente's injury-plagued former Barcelona and Argentina defender Gabriel Milito has decided to retire at the end of the Argentine season.

  • 08/05/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola rejects Chelsea's US$20M offer, British media reports

    Pep Guardiola has rejected a US$20 million-a-year offer from Chelsea, which could open the door for Roberto Di Matteo to land the manager’s job permanently.

  • 16/05/2012 | Sports

    Barça's Alves out for up to eight weeks

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves will be out of action for up to two months after having surgery on a fractured right collarbone sustained during training.

  • 22/05/2012 | Sports

    Mourinho inspired by long-term challenge at Real

    Jose Mourinho said he was motivated by the challenges ahead at Real Madrid after agreeing a two-year contract extension which tied him to the Spanish champions until 2016.

  • 28/04/2012 | Sports

    Nadal to play Ferrer in Barcelona final

    Top seed Rafa Nadal set up an all-Spanish final against David Ferrer at the Barcelona Open after blasting his way past compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-0 6-4 today.

  • 01/05/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola exit changes nothing for Real, Mourinho says

    Josep Guardiola's decision to step down as Barcelona coach at the end of the season will change nothing for Real Madrid, Guardiola's Real counterpart and bitter rival Jose Mourinho said today.

  • 02/05/2012 | Sports

    Messi breaks Mueller record with 68th goal

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi reached another milestone in his incredible career when he broke Gerd Mueller's 39-year-old record of 67 goals in a season for a European top-flight club.

  • 27/04/2012 | Sports

    Messi's Facebook statement on Guardiola's exit from Barcelona

    Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi said today he felt far too emotional to face the media glare at coach Pep Guardiola's farewell announcement.

  • 28/04/2012 | Sports

    Vilanova perfect to replace Guardiola at Barca, says Puyol

    Tito Vilanova is the ideal person to replace Pep Guardiola as Barcelona coach to continue developing the Catalan club's eye-catching brand of football, captain Carles Puyol said today.

  • 24/04/2012 | Sports

    Piqué given all-clear after clash with Valdes

    Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué has been given the all-clear after being taken to hospital as a precaution following a heavy clash during the Champions League semi-final, second leg against Chelsea.

  • 25/04/2012 | Sports

    Ronaldo follows Messi in Champions League penalty flop

    In an incredible turn of events few could ever have predicted, the world's two best players fluffed their lines at crucial moments this week to help send Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona crashing out of the Champions League.

  • 23/04/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola keeping the faith after setbacks

    Successive defeats by Chelsea and Real Madrid have not diminished Pep Guardiola's faith in his players or his belief that they will immediately get back to winning ways, the Barcelona coach said.

  • 24/04/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola, Pique play down rift reports

    Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and defender Gerard Pique have played down reports of a rift, with both saying the centre back was left out of the Spanish and European champions' last two matches for purely sporting reasons.

  • 24/04/2012 | Sports

    Chelsea eliminate holders Barça, achieve Champions' final

    An heroic Chelsea survived the dismissal of captain John Terry to eliminate holders Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate and clinch a place in the Champions League final after an action-packed last-four clash in which Lionel Messi missed a penalty.

  • 19/04/2012 | Sports

    'Clásico' high noon for Messi and Ronaldo

    As well as a potential title decider, Saturday's La Liga "Clásico" between bitter rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona serves up the latest installment in the goal-scoring drama featuring record-setting marksmen Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

  • 21/04/2012 | Sports

    Ronaldo strike helps Real stun Barcelona

    Real Madrid have one hand on a first La Liga trophy in four years after Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant winner in a 2-1 victory at Barcelona on Saturday that stretched their lead over their bitter rivals to seven points with four games left.

  • 22/04/2012 | Sports

    Real hero Ronaldo sheds tag of big-game flop

    Cristiano Ronaldo may have finally shaken off the tag of big-game flop after he scored a dramatic winner for Real Madrid at bitter rivals Barcelona, all but wrapping up the Spanish.

  • 11/04/2012 | Sports

    Real crush Atlético to restore four-point lead

    Leaders Real Madrid restored their four-point advantage over chasing Barcelona when Cristiano Ronaldo netted his seventh hat-trick of the La Liga campaign in a 4-1 win at city rivals Atlético.

  • 16/04/2012 | Sports

    'I want to retire in Barcelona,' says Messi

    Lionel Messi has stated that he intends to finish his career at Barcelona, thus dissapointing the fans of Newell's Old Boys, who have always dreamed about seeing the "Pulga" retiring at the club where he played youth divisions.

  • 18/04/2012 | Sports

    Chelsea's Drogba makes wasteful Barça pay

    Didier Drogba scored late in the first half and Chelsea kept free-scoring Lionel Messi in check to secure a 1-0 win over holders Barcelona in their Champions League semi-final first leg.

  • 03/04/2012 | Sports

    Messi fires Barça past Milan into semi-finals

    Lionel Messi scored twice from the penalty spot to help put holders Barcelona into the Champions League semi-finals after a thrilling 3-1 victory over AC Milan at the Nou Camp.

  • 09/04/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola continues to write off Barça title chances

    Seeing Real Madrid's lead slashed from 10 points to four in the space of three weeks has failed to convince Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola that his side can overhaul Jose Mourinho's to win La Liga.

  • 10/04/2012 | Sports

    Barça crush Getafe to move one point behind Real

    Chile striker Alexis Sánchez scored twice as Barcelona swept to a 4-0 home win over Getafe that moved them to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

  • 28/03/2012 | Sports

    Barça and Messi run into dead end in goalless draw at Milan

    Holders Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw at AC Milan in their Champions League quarter-final first leg despite dominating possession for long spells on Wednesday.

  • 02/04/2012 | Sports

    Scene set for Barcelona-Milan battle royal

    The clash between European nobles Barcelona and AC Milan looks the only wide-open Champions League quarter-final second leg this week with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich all but through and Chelsea in good shape.

  • 20/03/2012 | Sports

    Messi sets Barcelona scoring record of 234 goals

    Lionel Messi set a Barcelona scoring record of 234 goals when he netted his third of the night in a La Liga match at home to Granada.

  • 21/03/2012 | Sports

    Figo owes Spain 2.4 million euros in unpaid taxes

    Former World Player of Year Luis Figo has been ordered to pay around 2.4 million euros in income tax to the Spanish government from his time as a Barcelona player, the country's supreme court ruled on Wednesday.

  • 24/03/2012 | Sports

    Barça trim gap to Real with victory in Mallorca

    Ten-man Barcelona closed to within three points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid when Lionel Messi struck his 35th goal of the campaign in a 2-0 win at Real Mallorca.

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola says 'Bielsa is the best coach on the planet'

    Barcelona's coach Spaniard Josep "Pep" Guardiola said his Argentine counterpart Marcelo Bielsa is "the best coach on the planet," after Athletic Bilbao defeated England's Manchester United to achieve the Europa League's quarter-finals.

  • 17/03/2012 | Sports

    Messi, Xavi fire Barcelona past Sevilla

    A Xavi free kick and an exquisite lob from Lionel Messi fired Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Sevilla that cut Real Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga back to seven points today.

  • 19/03/2012 | Sports

    'Barça unlikely to reel in Real,' Guardiola says

    Barcelona still have very little chance of catching leaders Real Madrid and securing a fourth successive La Liga title despite closing the gap to eight points, coach Pep Guardiola said.

  • 12/03/2012 | Sports

    'Pep is much more important to the team than I'am,' Messi

    After netting both goals in Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Racing, Lionel Messi cold down the media hype around him and assured that Josep Guardiola “Is much more important to the team than I am.”

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    Barcelona to face AC Milan in quarter-finals

    Titleholders Barcelona will have to again face seven-times winners AC Milan in the Champions League quarter-finals after a draw which also cleared the way for a final against their eternal rivals Real Madrid.

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    Barça's 'Monster of Colombes' Basora dies aged 85

    Former Barcelona right winger Estanislau Basora, a pacy and skilful player with an eye for goal who featured alongside Ladislao Kubala in their hugely successful team of the 1950s, died on Friday aged 85, the La Liga club announced.

  • 28/02/2012 | Sports

    Barça to be paid damages over doping allegations

    A Spanish radio station has withdrawn an item broadcast last year in which it alleged Barcelona players were involved in illegal doping and has agreed to pay the club 200,000 euros ($268,500) in damages.

  • 05/03/2012 | Sports

    Barcelona to appeal Piqué red card

    Barcelona will appeal against the red card shown to Gerard Piqué in Saturday's La Liga match against Sporting Gijon, a club spokesman said.

  • 07/03/2012 | Sports

    Record man Messi hits 5 as Barça crush Leverkusen

    Lionel Messi took Bayer Leverkusen apart with a record five-goal Champions League haul as Barcelona swept past the Germans and into the quarter-finals 7-1 on the night and 10-2 on aggregate.

  • 14/02/2012 | Sports

    Sánchez, Messi goals steer Barça to win at Leverkusen

    Two goals from Chile forward Alexis Sanchez helped Barcelona to a 3-1 first-leg win at Bayer Leverkusen that put the holders firmly in the driving seat in their Champions League round of 16 tie.

  • 18/02/2012 | Sports

    Guardiola not ready to decide on contract extension

    Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is still putting off a decision on extending his contract beyond the end of this season, saying on Saturday he needed more time to make up his mind whether to remain in charge of the Spanish, European and world champions.

  • 23/02/2012 | Sports

    Messi targeting favourite victims at Atlético Madrid

    Lionel Messi will have his favourite victims in his sights when Barcelona play at Atlético Madrid Sunday and the Argentina forward comes into the game in a rich vein of form even by his high standards.

  • 25/01/2012 | Sports

    'Barcelona have the measure of Real Madrid,' Mascherano

    Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano believes his side have the measure of classic rivals Real Madrid on the verge of tonight's Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg at Camp Nou.

  • 25/01/2012 | Sports

    Barça hold on to send Real out of King's Cup

    Barcelona dealt Real Madrid another body blow when they held off their arch rivals to draw 2-2 in a dramatic King's Cup quarter-final second leg and send the holders out 4-3 on aggregate.

  • 07/02/2012 | Sports

    Athletic roar past Mirandes into Cup final

    Athletic Club Bilbao ended tiny Mirandés's remarkable run with a ruthless 6-2 win in their King's Cup semi-final second leg to set up a final with either Barcelona or Valencia.

  • 19/01/2012 | Sports

    'Shameful' Pepe under fire after Messi stamp

    The normally loyal Madrid-based sports papers rounded on Pepe after the Real Madrid defender's stamp on Lionel Messi's hand during Wednesday's King's Cup quarter-final first leg defeat by Barcelona.

  • 23/01/2012 | Sports

    Messi's hat-trick leaves Málaga breathless

    Lionel Messi netted two typically brilliant goals and a rare header as Barcelona closed to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid, at least for a few hours, with a 4-1 win at Malaga.

  • 23/01/2012 | Sports

    Spain federation takes no action on alleged Pepe stamp

    The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) will take no action against Real Madrid defender Pepe for his alleged stamp on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's hand in Wednesday's King's Cup quarter-final first leg.

  • 26/12/2011 | Sports

    Messi: 'I am sure I will win the World Cup with Argentina'

    Barcelona attacker, Argentine football player Lionel Messi, said that he expects to lift the World Cup trophy with Argentina at some point during his career.

  • 07/01/2012 | Sports

    Iniesta returns from injury for Barcelona

    Andres Iniesta had been passed fit to return to action for Barcelona after recovering from a thigh injury and could return for the city derby at Espanyol in La Liga on Sunday.

  • 15/12/2011 | Sports

    Barça blast Al Sadd to set up Santos final

    Barcelona swatted aside Qatar's Al Sadd 4-0 to advance to the Club World Cup final, but their win was clouded when striker David Villa suffered a broken leg.

  • 15/12/2011 | Sports

    Villa out for up to five months with broken leg

    Striker David Villa will be out for up to five months after breaking his left leg in Barcelona's 4-0 Club World Cup semi-final victory over Al Sadd of Qatar.

  • 17/12/2011 | Sports

    Neymar threatens Barca's world ambitions

    Barcelona have had their thunder stolen before Sunday's Club World Cup final in Japan, with endless questions about hot-shot Santos striker Neymar rammed down their throats daily.

  • 07/12/2011 | Sports

    Coach Guardiola delighted with 'Baby Barca'

    The Barcelona youngsters given a chance to shine in Tuesday's 4-0 Champions League Group H win over BATE Borisov turned in an "impeccable" performance, according to delighted coach Pep Guardiola.

  • 09/12/2011 | Sports

    Mourinho leaves Guardiola in limelight ahead of 'Clásico'

    José Mourinho declined to speak to the media and left Pep Guardiola to be the protagonist, in a low-key build up to Barcelona's trip to play La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

  • 13/12/2011 | Sports

    Mascherano: 'Barcelona will not underestimate Japanese opponents'

    Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano has promised that the Spanish giants will not be caught napping at the Club World Cup in Japan despite struggling to adjust to jet-lag.

  • 28/11/2011 | Sports

    'Barça must improve to challenge Real,' Guardiola

    Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has told his players they need to lift their game if they hope to catch La Liga leaders Real Madrid and secure a fourth straight Spanish title.

  • 29/11/2011 | Sports

    Alexis double fires Barça to romp against Rayo

    Barcelona's Alexis Sánchez struck twice to help the Spanish champions return to winning ways with a 4-0 home victory over promoted Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.

  • 05/12/2011 | Sports

    Neymar doesn't hide sympathy for Barça

    Santos forward Neymar has publicly stated that he wants Barcelona FC to beat Real Madrid in next Saturday's Spanish derby due to the Brazilian players within tha Catalonian side.

  • 19/10/2011 | Sports

    Iniesta, Villa fire Barça to 2-0 win over Plzen

    A spot of Andrés Iniesta magic and a late David Villa strike lifted wasteful Barcelona to a 2-0 home win over competition newcomers Viktoria Plzen in Champions League Group H.

  • 01/11/2011 | Sports

    Messi nets 202th goal for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi scored his 202th goal for Barcelona in the match of the Champions League Group H at Viktoria Plzen.

  • 23/11/2011 | Sports

    Surgical Xavi stitches up brave AC Milan

    Xavi produced a goal of surgical precision to give Barcelona a 3-2 win over AC Milan in an enthralling Champions League match which also featured Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring against the Catalan club he left acrimoniously last year.

  • 02/10/2011 | Sports

    Barça grind out win to go top

    Barcelona went top after labouring to a 1-0 victory at bottom club Sporting Gijon for their first away win in La Liga this term.

  • 03/10/2011 | Sports

    Messi concerned over Argentina’s ‘failures’

    Forward Lionel Messi showed his concern over the “several failures” that Argentina’s national football team has been “gathering” for the last years.

  • 06/10/2011 | Sports

    Barcelona fined by UEFA for Super Cup incidents

    Barcelona have been fined 110,000 euros ($147,000) by UEFA for incidents that marred August's European Super Cup triumph over Porto, the Spanish club said in a statement.

  • 29/08/2011 | Sports

    Messi doubles, Barça crush Villarreal

    Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sánchez marked their home debuts for Barcelona in La Liga with goals as the champions crushed Villarreal 5-0 in their opening match of the campaign.

  • 13/09/2011 | Sports

    Milan snatch draw at holders Barcelona

    Thiago Silva powered home a header in the second minute of stoppage time to snatch a 2-2 draw for AC Milan at holders Barcelona in the heavyweight pair's Group H opener.

  • 28/09/2011 | Sports

    Messi double helps Barça crush BATE

    Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona crushed BATE Borisov 5-0 away for their first win in Champions League Group H.

  • 04/08/2011 | Sports

    Milito returns to Independiente

    Defender Gabriel Milito left Barcelona football club a year earlier and returned to first club, Independiente, the club from Avellaneda reported.

  • 14/08/2011 | Sports

    Barça hold Real at Bernabeu in Super Cup first leg

    European and La Liga champions Barcelona have the advantage of two away goals after holding arch-rivals Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

  • 26/08/2011 | Sports

    Messi leads Barça to Super Cup win over Porto

    Lionel Messi scored one goal and created another as Champions League winners Barcelona lifted the European Super Cup after a 2-0 victory over Porto who finished with nine men.

  • 28/05/2011 | Sports

    Barcelona swamp United to win Champions League

    Barcelona, inspired by the peerless Lionel Messi, delivered a football masterclass to overwhelm Manchester United 3-1 in the Champions League final and lift the European Cup for the fourth time.

  • 22/07/2011 | Sports

    Barcelona agree to sell forward Bojan to Roma

    Barcelona have agreed to sell Bojan Krkic to Serie A side AS Roma for 12 million euros ($17.3 million) in an unusual deal that includes a commitment to buy the Spain under-21 forward back in two years.

  • 04/05/2011 | Sports

    United storm past Schalke to set up Barcelona final

    Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League final later this month after completing an emphatic 6-1 aggregate semi-final victory over Schalke 04 at Old Trafford.

  • 07/05/2011 | Sports

    Ronaldo scores four as Real crush Sevilla

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid romped to a 6-2 La Liga win at Sevilla to deny Barcelona the chance to wrap up the title when they host Espanyol on Sunday.

  • 10/05/2011 | Sports

    Ronaldo scores another hat-trick as Real romp past Getafe

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to lead Real Madrid to a 4-0 home win over Getafe, denying leaders Barcelona the chance to win the La Liga title without kicking a ball.

  • 30/04/2011 | Sports

    Barça lose at Sociedad, Madrid also beaten

    Barcelona missed a chance to virtually wrap up a third straight La Liga title when they surrendered the lead and lost 2-1 at Real Sociedad.

  • 03/05/2011 | Sports

    Barça through to final after draw with Real

    Barcelona reached the Champions League final for the second time in three years when a 1-1 draw at home to Real Madrid in their semi-final second leg sent the 2009 winners through 3-1 on aggregate.

  • 03/05/2011 | Sports

    Estudiantes, the best Argentine team

    Estudiantes de La Plata are the Argentine team with the best place (20°) in the international team’s qualification elaborated by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) which is headed by Spain’s Barcelona, where Argentine striker Lionel Messi plays.

  • 13/04/2011 | Sports

    Real Madrid stroll through after Spurs keeper's blunder

    Real Madrid set up a titanic Champions League semi-final with arch-rivals Barcelona by beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at White Hart Lane to complete a 5-0 aggregate victory.

  • 26/04/2011 | Sports

    Barcelona's Iniesta to miss Real Madrid clash

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, coach Pep Guardiola said.

  • 06/04/2011 | Sports

    Barça crush Shakhtar as Real showdown looms

    Barcelona took a giant stride towards securing a likely semi-final against arch rivals Real Madrid when they swept to a 5-1 demolition of Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League quarter-final first leg.

  • 09/04/2011 | Sports

    Barça labour past Almería, Real beat Bilbao

    Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona struggled to beat basement side Almería 3-1 in La Liga after Real Madrid had put them under pressure with a 3-0 victory at Athletic Bilbao.

  • 12/04/2011 | Sports

    Barça see off Shakhtar to claim semi-final spot

    Barcelona set up a probable Champions League semi-final clash with Spanish rivals Real Madrid after Lionel Messi netted in a 1-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk to complete a 6-1 aggregate success.

  • 02/03/2011 | Sports

    Messi grabs late win for Barça at Valencia

    Lionel Messi missed a slew of chances before squeezing home a late strike to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at third-placed Valencia in La Liga and stretch the champions lead over Real Madrid to 10 points.

  • 08/03/2011 | Sports

    Barcelona in Champion's League quarterfinals courtesy of Messi

    Barcelona beat Arsenal 3-1 and qualified to the Champion's League quarterfinals. Argentine Lionel Messi scored two goals.

  • 19/03/2011 | Sports

    Real win Madrid derby to keep pace with Barça

    Real Madrid stayed hard on the heels of leaders Barcelona when in-form striker Karim Benzema scored to set them on their way to a 2-1 win at battling city rivals Atlético in La Liga.

  • 16/02/2011 | Sports

    Arsenal stage late fightback to beat Barça

    Arsenal scored twice in five minutes late in the match to snatch an unlikely 2-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at The Emirates.

  • 19/02/2011 | Sports

    Real stroll past Levante to close on Barcelona

    Real Madrid rested players and still eased to a 2-0 win over Levante at the Bernabeu to close to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

  • 26/02/2011 | Sports

    Messi inspires Barça to win at Mallorca

    Lionel Messi conjured a magical headed goal to set a depleted Barcelona on their way to a 3-0 win at Real Mallorca in La Liga that stretched their lead over Real Madrid at the top to eight points.

  • 05/02/2011 | Sports

    Messi hat-trick puts Barça 10 points clear

    Lionel Messi's brilliant hat-trick fired Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Atlético Madrid that set a record for consecutive La Liga victories of 16 and stretched their lead over Real Madrid at the top to 10 points.

  • 08/02/2011 | Sports

    Guardiola to extend Barça contract to June 2012

    Barcelona have secured the services of Pep Guardiola for one more season after their spectacularly successful coach agreed to extend his contract with the La Liga champions to the end of June 2012.

  • 12/02/2011 | Sports

    Barça's winning run ends with 1-1 draw at Gijón

    Barcelona's record La Liga run of 16 straight victories fizzled to a frustrating end when the league leaders had to fight back from a goal down to rescue a 1-1 draw at Sporting Gijón.

  • 25/01/2011 | Sports

    Messi fined for wishing mother happy birthday

    Lionel Messi has been fined for lifting his shirt to reveal a vest wishing his mother a happy birthday after scoring a goal for Barcelona, the Spanish football federation said.

  • 29/01/2011 | Sports

    Messi double helps Barça equal Liga win record

    Lionel Messi scored two late goals as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 away to Hércules, their 15th consecutive victory matching the La Liga record set by Real Madrid in the 1960-61 season.

  • 02/02/2011 | Sports

    Barça crush Almería to reach King's Cup final

    A second-string Barcelona side completed a crushing 8-0 aggregate victory over Almería in the King's Cup semi-finals to set up a clash against Real Madrid or holders Sevilla on April 20.

  • 08/01/2011 | Sports

    Messi inspires Barça to 4-0 win at Deportivo

    Lionel Messi scored a stunning freekick and helped set up two more goals as Barcelona swept aside Deportivo Coruña 4-0 away to surge five points clear at the top of La Liga.

  • 12/01/2011 | Sports

    Messi celebrates Ballon d'Or with Cup hat-trick

    Lionel Messi celebrated a second successive World Player of the Year award with a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed second division Real Betis 5-0 in a King's Cup quarter-final first leg.

  • 22/01/2011 | Sports

    Barça win to move seven points clear in La Liga

    Barcelona moved seven points clear at the top of La Liga after beating Racing Santander 3-0 for their 14th successive league victory. Pedro, Lionel Messi from the penalty spot and Andres Iniesta scored the goals at the Nou Camp that left the champions with 55 points from 20 games.

  • 20/12/2010 | Sports

    Bilbao brace for Barca juggernaut

    Athletic Club Bilbao face the daunting task of trying to derail the Barcelona juggernaut as the La Liga leaders seek their 11th consecutive victory in all competitions in their King's Cup last 16 first leg tie on Tuesday.

  • 29/12/2010 | Sports

    Messi, best football player in Europe

    Argentina’s national football team and Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, has been chosen the best football player in Europe for the second consecutive time in a survey made by journalists which has been published in the Uruguayan news paper, El País.

  • 05/01/2011 | Sports

    Barça squeeze past Bilbao into Cup quarters

    Eric Abidal capped a superb defensive display with a rare goal to help Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao and put the La Liga leaders through to the quarter-finals of the King's Cup on away goals.

  • 22/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Shakira, Gerard Piqué welcome baby

    Singer Shakira gave birth to her first child, a boy, today in Barcelona, the Colombian pop star said on her website.

  • 27/11/2013 | Multimedia

    Argentine wonderkid becomes sensation as Messi lookalike

    An Argentine eight-year-old prodigy from the southern Andes who could be mistaken as a clone of Lionel Messi may soon be taking the same road to soccer glory as the Barcelona ace.

  • 14/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    'Don't compare Argentina with Barcelona,' Messi

    It is a mistake to compare Argentina with Barcelona as the Spanish club have been working as a unit for a lot longer, Lionel Messi said.

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