BARCELONA, Spain - Hobbled by crises on the field and among its fed-up club members, Barcelona never waivered in its commitment to Lionel Messi despite mounting financial struggles brought on by the pandemic-induced global economic slowdown.A drop in revenues has ...
Oct 12, 2020
MADRID - Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Monday, almost two weeks after he told the club he wanted to leave.After reluctantly changing his mind, Messi was back with the team to prepare for the new season. The club said ...
Sep 8, 2020
VITORIA, Spain - Lionel Messi won a record seventh top scoring title in the Spanish league on Sunday after netting twice in Barcelona's 5-0 rout of Alavés in the final round.Messi ended with 25 goals, four more than ...
Jul 20, 2020
MADRID - Barcelona kept its title hopes alive with a 1-0 win in the city derby against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Wednesday, sealing the rival's relegation for the first time in nearly three decades.Luis Suárez scored ...
Jul 9, 2020
MADRID - Barcelona earned a hard-fought 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday to put the pressure back on Real Madrid in the Spanish league.Ivan Rakitic's second-half winner moved Barcelona back in front of Madrid ahead of ...
Jun 24, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona says Luis Suárez has been cleared by team doctors to play when the Spanish league resumes.Uruguay striker Suárez had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 12 and hasn't played since.The club ...
Jun 7, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Six members of Barcelona's executive board have resigned amid an ongoing controversy regarding a company hired by the club that made negative comments on social media about some of the team's own players.Barcelona denied any ...
Apr 11, 2020
MADRID - In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi and his teammates said on Monday they are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The Barcelona players wrote in a social media ...
Mar 31, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the club said on Saturday.The masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club.Barcelona ...
Mar 29, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi hit back at Barcelona's sports director Eric Abidal on Tuesday after he criticized the players' efforts.Messi used his Instagram account to publish a text attacking Abidal for his criticism and saying the former player ...
Feb 5, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Even though Lionel Messi is still going strong, Barcelona's club president has already started to look ahead to that unwanted day when the club's all-time great steps off the Camp Nou field for the very ...
Nov 10, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi has ended his mini-scoring drought as Barcelona finds its winning stride.Messi curled a left-footed free kick over the wall and into the net for his first goal of the season to wrap up Barcelona' ...
Oct 7, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Luis Suárez found the best way to silence his critics at Camp Nou.With Barcelona trailing against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, the striker scored a pair of superbly-taken goals to complete a 2-1 ...
Oct 3, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Injuries to Lionel Messi and Barcelona's other top attacking players gave an unknown 16-year-old teenager from Guinea-Bissau the rarest of chances to bring a stunned Camp Nou crowd to its feet on Saturday.Ansu Fati ...
Sep 15, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona's club president has confirmed that Lionel Messi would have the right to leave the club at the end of this season, as stipulated in his contract.Spanish newspaper El País reported on Thursday that Messi' ...
Sep 8, 2019
MADRID - Barcelona must apologize for its "lamentable" Champions League semifinal exit at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month, according to Lionel Messi.In his first Barca news conference for four years, the Argentina great said on Friday: "We are still recovering ...
May 25, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi conjured the perfect finish to a dominant title march by Barcelona on Saturday, when he came off the bench and scored the goal that clinched the Spanish league crown.After resting until halftime, Messi went on and finally ...
Apr 28, 2019
MADRID - Now it's just a matter of time for Barcelona.The Catalan club is on the brink of another Spanish league title after beating Alaves, 2-0, on Tuesday to move within three points of clinching the championship. And that ...
Apr 24, 2019
PORTO, Portugal - For the second year in a row, Porto had no answer to Liverpool's attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.A year after the forwards scored all goals in a 5-0 rout of the ...
Apr 18, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi made sure there was no memorable Champions League comeback for Manchester United at Camp Nou this time.Messi scored two early goals to help Barcelona beat United, 3-0, on Tuesday and reach the Champions League semifinals for ...
Apr 17, 2019
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