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  • La Liga: Suarez, Messi score as Barcelona win 3-1 at Granada Yesterday

    Barcelona: Barcelona closed within a point of leaders Real Madrid after in-form forward Luis Suarez played a part in all three of their goals in a scrappy 3-1 victory at Granada in La Liga on Saturday. Barca took the lead at the Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium when Ivan Rakitic smashed the...
  • Must-win La Liga match for Barcelona against Granada 2 days ago

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona travel to struggling Granada FC Saturday knowing anything other than a win will almost certainly mean the end of their challenge for the La Liga. The past seven days have seen the Jekyll and Hyde sides of Barcelona's character as they produced a horrible display at home to...
  • Sergio Busquets to renew contract with Barcelona through 2019 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Barcelona say Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the Catalan club through 2019. They add that the contract will include an option for an additional year. Busquets is scheduled to sign the deal on Friday. The 26-year-old holding midfielder debuted for Barcelona's...
  • Failed Messi penalty could be Barcelona's 'what if' moment 5 days ago

    If Barcelona fail to secure their eighth consecutive Champions League quarter-final appearance, Lionel Messi's failed penalty at Manchester City on Tuesday could well prove their "what if" moment. Barca were leading 2-1 in the last 16, first leg at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to a Luis Suarez brace when Messi stepped...
  • Joe Hart says penalty save will give Manchester City belief 5 days ago

    Manchester City were outplayed by Barcelona for most of their Champions League first leg tie on Tuesday but will still go to the Nou Camp hopeful of reaching the last eight for the first time thanks to Joe Hart. The England goalkeeper, beaten twice by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in a...
  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar 5 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez has played third fiddle in Barcelona's attacking trio since his big money move from Liverpool but he returned to England on Tuesday with a reminder of the predatory instincts that haunted Premier League defences. The Uruguayan, so often in the headlines during his spell on Merseyside, mostly for...
  • Suarez scores brace, Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in Champions League 5 days ago

    Manchester: Luis Suarez marked his return to England by scoring both of Barcelona's goals in a 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the Spanish club within sight of the quarterfinals for an eighth straight year. However, Barcelona could live to regret Lionel Messi having a...
  • Champions League: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca 6 days ago

    Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday's last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders. Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in...
  • Manchester City is ready for Barcelona this time: Samir Nasri 1 week ago

    Manchester: Samir Nasri says Manchester City goes into their last-16 rematch against Barcelona in the Champions League with a different mindset, acknowledging that it was "too much of a big game" for his team last season. Appearing in the knockout stage for the first time, City lost both legs to the...
  • La Liga will be decided on final day, predicts Ancelotti 1 week ago

    Real Madrid may have extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to four points on Sunday but coach Carlo Ancelotti still expects the title to be decided on the final day of the campaign. Real took full advantage of Barca's 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga...
  • Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after crash at Barcelona February 22, 2015

    Spain:Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital by helicopter after crashing in his McLaren during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday. Track officials at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit say Alonso went off at turn three and hit the wall. They say he was transported to hospital "to continue with medical tests" after...
  • Barcelona stunned by Malaga at home in Spanish league February 21, 2015

    Malaga stunned Barcelona with a 1-0 victory at Camp Nou on Saturday to end the host's 11-game winning streak and prevent them from taking an overnight lead in the Spanish league. Malaga struck early and hung on after Juanmi Jimenez took advantage of a shared defensive error by Dani Alves and...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo edges Kimi Raikkonen in Barcelona February 21, 2015

    Montmelo: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo narrowly clocked the fastest time while also putting in the most laps during Formula One preseason testing on Friday. The Australian put Red Bull at the top of the day's timesheet for the first time this preseason by steering his way to a benchmark lap...
  • La Liga: Barcelona look to pile pressure on Real Madrid by beating Malaga February 21, 2015

    Luis Suarez's stunning goal last weekend was outshone by the exploits of hat-trick man Lionel Messi but the bicycle kick strike could be just what the Uruguay forward needed after a stuttering start in Spain. Messi netted a record-equalling 23rd La Liga treble in the 5-0 victory at home to Levante...
  • Lionel Messi motivated to get back to his best February 20, 2015

    Madrid: FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has admitted that last season saw him well below his best form, but added that had been one of the motivations he had found to return to his top level in 2015. Messi has been on fire since the start of the New Year, something...
  • Uber resurfaces in Spain with home food deliveries February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: US smartphone app firm Uber reappeared in Spain on Thursday as a home food delivery network after a court banned it from operating its taxi service following complaints from professional drivers. It was the first launch outside the US of Uber's food delivery application. For the moment the Spanish version...
  • Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique truce on shaky foundations February 19, 2015

    Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and coach Luis Enrique appear to have agreed an uneasy truce but hostilities could break out again if the Argentina forward's form dips and the club stumbles as the season reaches a crucial stage. A series of inspirational Messi performances have helped Barca put together a streak...
  • La Liga: Messi nets three in Barcelona's 5-0 rout of Levante February 15, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi kept up his scoring streak by netting a hat-trick as Barcelona swept aside an outclassed Levante 5-0 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi netted his 12th, 13th and 14th goals in Barcelona's 11-game winning run after Neymar had put the hosts ahead. Substitute Luis Suarez finished off...
  • Barcelona boss reiterates tax fraud denial in Neymar case February 13, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu reiterated at a court appearance on Friday that neither he nor the club intentionally committed tax fraud in the signing of Brazil forward Neymar. Bartomeu was a vice president under former president Sandro Rosell when Neymar was signed in 2013 and he the club have been...
  • Messi leads Barcelona to 3-1 win over Villarreal in Copa del Rey semi-finals February 12, 2015

    Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up another to help Barcelona beat Villarreal 3-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. It was Messi's 11th goal in Barcelona's 10-game winning streak and his 34th in 32 games this season as Luis Enrique's Barcelona put one...
  • Messi nets one, plays part in four more as Barcelona beat Bilbao 5-2 February 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a decisive 5-2 away victory over Athletic Bilbao Sunday, bringing his team to within just a point of Real Madrid, which is at the top of the La Liga standings. It took the four-time World Player of the year just 15 minutes to get Barca...
  • Manchester City have nothing to fear against Barcelona, says Caballero February 7, 2015

    James Milner struck a superb injury-time free kick as Manchester City grabbed a disappointing point to draw with Hull 1-1 Saturday and fall further behind Premier League leader Chelsea. David Meyler put the visitors ahead in the 35th at the Etihad Stadium with a left-footed shot from the center of the...
  • Philippe Coutinho can be biggest star in England, says Neymar February 6, 2015

    London: Brazil captain Neymar has tipped Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho to become the biggest star in England after some eye-catching displays in the Premier League. The fleet-footed Coutinho has played an important part in Liverpool's resurgence in recent weeks, with the Brazilian adding greater consistency to his burgeoning bag of tricks. Barcelona...
  • Barcelona stars return to training, Dani Alves trains individually February 6, 2015

    Madrid: Following two days of rest, FC Barcelona players returned to training with the notable absence of Brazilian right-back Dani Alves, who trained individually. Barca were Thursday preparing for Sunday's game against Athletic Bilbao in Spanish La Liga's 22nd round, in which Brazilian defender Douglas Pereira will be absent due to...
  • Spanish football league president defends Barcelona chief February 5, 2015

    Madrid: Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish Football League (LFP), defended FC Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu after the latter was indicted for tax fraud. Bartomeu was indicted by Judge Pablo Ruz Tuesday for tax fraud linked to possible irregularities over the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar from Santos in the...
  • Barcelona president suggests Real Madrid behind Neymar court case February 4, 2015

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insinuated that bitter enemies Real Madrid had a part to play in the Neymar transfer court case in which he has been called to give evidence. "We have done nothing wrong and we will keep saying the truth. The signing of Neymar took place using the...
  • Barcelona president investigated in Neymar transfer probe February 3, 2015

    Madrid: Spain's prosecutor on Monday asked a National Court judge to investigate Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a case of alleged tax fraud in the signing of Brazil striker Neymar. In a statement, prosecutor Jose Perals said he has requested that judge Pablo Ruz probe Bartomeu and the club for...
  • Barcelona dazzle in attack as Luis Enrique's tactics pay off February 2, 2015

    Barcelona have rediscovered their appetite and are dazzling in attack again as coach Luis Enrique's tactics are starting to pay off. A month ago Luis Enrique was in the eye of a hurricane over an alleged bust up with star player Lionel Messi and his days at the helm of the...
  • Lionel Messi hits winner as Barcelona keep up pressure February 2, 2015

    Lionel Messi struck the winner for Barcelona who twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 at home and move a point behind leaders Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday. Barca dominated possession and Luis Suarez had several early chances but it was Villarreal who took the lead with Denis...
  • La Liga: Messi, Neymar lead Barcelona to a 3-2 comeback win over Villarreal February 2, 2015

    Lionel Messi and Neymar both scored to help Barcelona come from behind twice to beat Villarreal 3-2 and stay in the hunt for the Spanish league title on Sunday. Villarreal's Denis Cheryshev struck on the half-hour mark to start the free-scoring match at Camp Nou. Neymar made it 1-1 just before halftime,...