BARCELONA, Spain - First it was Pedro "Pedri" González shining with his assists. Then the injury-prone Dembele Ousmane earned a spot in the attack. Now the oft-maligned Antoine Griezmann is back to scoring goals.All in all, Barcelona is slowly ...
Jan 10, 2021
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi broke Pelé's all-time scoring milestone for their clubs by netting his 644th career goal for Barcelona on Tuesday, while Atlético Madrid beat Real Sociedad 2-0 to increase its lead of the Spanish league. ...
Dec 23, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Not once, but twice Cristiano Ronaldo leapt, twisted, and landed with both arms thrust downward as if he were driving a flag into conquered terrain at the Camp Nou.Ronaldo celebrated after scoring two penalties to lead Juventus to a ...
Dec 9, 2020
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Diego Maradona, the Argentine football great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was ...
Nov 26, 2020
MADRID - Yannick Carrasco scored after defensive blunders as Atlético Madrid ended a decade-long winless streak against Barcelona in the Spanish league with a 1-0 victory on Saturday."We are very happy to have won, it had been a long ...
Nov 22, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona began erasing some of the bad memories from last season's embarrassing Champions League elimination with a comfortable opening group win against Hungarian club Ferencváros on Tuesday.Lionel Messi opened the scoring and two teenage teammates also ...
Oct 21, 2020
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
BARCELONA, Spain - Sevilla's energetic defending ensured Ronald Koeman's Barcelona dropped its first points in the Spanish league on Sunday.While Sevilla held Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou, Real Madrid went to the top of ...
Oct 5, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi wants to put his dispute with Barcelona behind him and called for the club and its fans to unite.In only his second interview since unsuccessfully pushing for a transfer in the offseason, Messi said Barcelona will be ...
Sep 30, 2020
MADRID - Luis Suárez quickly made an impact at Atlético Madrid. Former teammate Lionel Messi was his usual impressive self for Barcelona.Suárez, who had his debut on Sunday with Atlético after being told he was not wanted by ...
Sep 28, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is not worried about Lionel Messi's commitment to the team despite his ongoing conflicts with the club leadership.Koeman said Saturday that he cared about Messi's proven efforts on the field - and ...
Sep 27, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi criticized the exit of teammate and good friend Luis Suárez on Friday, dealing another blow to the damaged relationship between the Argentine and Barcelona's leadership.Messi posted a photo of himself with Suárez on ...
Sep 26, 2020
MADRID - Luis Suárez is staying in Spain after all.Barcelona said late Wednesday that it reached a deal with Atlético Madrid for the transfer of the Uruguay striker for €6 million ($7 million).Suárez was let go by Barcelona ...
Sep 24, 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 - After its ninth straight win following the pandemic break, Real Madrid is on the verge of reclaiming the Spanish league title.Madrid defeated Granada, 2-1, on Monday to move within two points of winning the trophy.Ferland Mendy and Karim ...
Jul 14, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Antoine Griezmann could miss the rest of the Spanish league because of a muscle injury.Barcelona said tests conducted on Sunday showed that Griezmann has a right thigh injury that will keep him sidelined.The club did not say how ...
Jul 13, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Arturo Vidal scored for Barcelona to sneak past feisty Valladolid, 1-0, on Saturday and keep the pressure on leader Real Madrid as the Spanish league approaches its climax.Barcelona closed to within one point of Madrid, which has a ...
Jul 12, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi's Barcelona on Friday.Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavés, 2-0, and restoring a four-point ...
Jul 11, 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
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