BARCELONA, Spain - After seeing Barcelona's Spanish league title defense come to a disappointing and meek end, Lionel Messi didn't hold back.Messi blasted his team for being "weak" after Real Madrid wrested the league title away from Barcelona ...
Jul 17, 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
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal for club and country before Atletico Madrid came back to draw 2-2 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and deal Barcelona's title hopes a major blow.Barcelona's third ...
Jul 1, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona was held at Sevilla to 0-0 on Friday for its first stumble since the resumption of play in the Spanish league following a three-month stoppage for the COVID-19 pandemic.The slip gives Real Madrid the chance ...
Jun 20, 2020
MADRID - In its first match without fans at the 99,000-capacity Camp Nou Stadium since the Spanish league was suspended because of the coronavirus, Barcelona defeated Leganés, 2-0, Tuesday with a goal by Lionel Messi.Ansu Fati also scored ...
Jun 17, 2020
LIONEL Messi scored one and set up two more goals as Barcelona picked up where it left off before a three-month stoppage for the COVID-19 pandemic, beating Mallorca, 4-0, to extend its Spanish league lead on Saturday.Messi was ...
Jun 14, 2020
MADRID - One missed practice was enough to raise concerns about Lionel Messi.Messi's presence in next week's return of the Spanish league was put in doubt by some Barcelona media after he trained separately from the group on ...
Jun 5, 2020
ROGER Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings.He is the first tennis player to top the list since it was first compiled in 1990.The owner ...
May 30, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi's Barcelona and the rest of the Spanish league can resume play in June after three months of waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that the nation&# ...
May 24, 2020
MADRID - It was a beautiful sight for soccer fans: Lionel Messi juggling a soccer ball again.The Barcelona star hadn't been on a training field for nearly two months, since Spain went into a lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
May 9, 2020
MADRID - Soccer players in Spain returned to their team's training camps Wednesday for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players for Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and ...
May 7, 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 star Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have donated €1 million ($1 million) each to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.Guardiola made his donation to the Barcelona Medical College, which said on Twitter the money would be ...
Mar 25, 2020
MADRID - With some late help from video review and another decisive goal by Lionel Messi, Barcelona made it back to the top of the Spanish league on Saturday.Messi converted an 81st-minute penalty kick awarded by VAR as Barcelona salvaged a ...
Mar 8, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona has been hit recently by a series of setbacks on the field and conflicts inside the club.And Lionel Messi has had enough of it."We have only had problem after problem since January. What we need is some ...
Feb 21, 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 - Barcelona's teenage star Ansu Fati set another scoring record on Sunday when he became the youngest player to get two goals in a Spanish league game.Fati struck from a pair of passes by Lionel Messi to help ...
Feb 3, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi scored against 10-man Granada to give Barcelona manager Quique Setién a 1-0 win in his debut for the Spanish league leaders on Sunday.Granada had kept Barcelona in check and hit the post in its ...
Jan 20, 2020
BARCELONA, Spain - Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are at the top of the Spanish league for the winter break.Lionel Messi's Barcelona will head into 2020 with a ...
Dec 26, 2019
MADRID - Lionel Messi closed the year with a total of 50 goals for club and country for the sixth straight time, helping Barcelona stay in position to keep the Spanish league lead entering the holiday break.Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and ...
Dec 22, 2019
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