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  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez bursts from shadow of Lionel Messi and Neymar February 25, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Played no part in Neymar signing: Barcelona president February 14, 2015

    Madrid: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu testified that he had no part in drawing up the contract to sign Brazilian striker Neymar in the summer of 2013. Bartomeu testified before judge Pablo Ruz after being indicted for a possible charge of tax evasion, which saw the club not pay 2.8...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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,...
  • Improving Neymar key to Barcelona's pursuit of Real Madrid January 31, 2015

    Neymar took time to settle but is finally shining in Barcelona's devastating attacking trident with Villarreal the next La Liga opponents in their sights on Sunday as the Catalans continue their pursuit of Real Madrid. The pressure of expectation and scandal over the true cost of his transfer fee from Santos...
  • Copa Del Rey: Neymar double sends Barca into semi-finals January 29, 2015

    Neymar struck twice as Barcelona came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid and reach the King's Cup semi-finals 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday. Fernando Torres put Atletico ahead inside the first minute with a precise strike from the edge of the area but Barca have clicked...
  • Copa del Rey quarters look finely balanced for return legs January 28, 2015

    Atletico Madrid have to overturn a one-goal deficit at home against FC Barcelona Wednesday night as both sides look to book their places in the semi-finals of the Spanish King's Cup. With Real Madrid apparently unstoppable in the La Liga, the Cup perhaps offers the best chance for domestic honours for...
  • Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016 January 28, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to their first title on home soil in 2016. "I think we can learn from everything and if Brazil have still not won this football gold medal that we're all dreaming of, it's...
  • Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi January 27, 2015

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. "When you are good friends and have a good relationship off the pitch, everything flows. My friendship with Leo is very strong...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression at Cordoba must be punished: Neymar January 27, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba. Ronaldo was sent off on a straight red card for punching and kicking defender Edimar inside Cordoba's penalty area during a Spanish league clash....
  • Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barca's Cup game at Elche January 15, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has decided to rest Lionel Messi, Neymar and most of his regulars for the King's Cup last 16, second leg match at Elche later on Thursday. Barca have a 5-0 lead from last week's first leg at the Nou Camp and Luis Enrique has called up...
  • Suarez, Messi score as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 in La Liga January 12, 2015

    Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up two more for Neymar and Luis Suarez as Barcelona beat defending champion Atletico Madrid 3-1 on Sunday, rejuvenating their Spanish league title bid amid a chaotic week for the Catalan club. Stifled by Atletico in six winless meetings last season, Messi shredded its...
  • Neymar, Messi help Barcelona rout Elche 5-0 in Copa del Rey January 9, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona set aside their off-field troubles and put on a show in which Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored in a 5-0 route of Elche in a Copa del Rey last-16, first-leg match on Thursday. Neymar opened the scoring from a Suarez cross in the 35th minute. Suarez scored...
  • Neymar recovers from ankle injury December 20, 2014

    Madrid: Brazilian striker Neymar has recovered from an ankle injury and is available to face Cordoba in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday night. The club said that Neymar trained normally on Friday, reports Xinhua. Neymar missed the match against Getafe last weekend with the two teams tied 0-0. Neymar has scored 11...
  • Neymar sued by Santos supporter for joining Barcelona December 18, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona football star Neymar has been sued by a supporter of his former club Santos for quiting the Brazilian team for the Spanish side, according to reports in Brazil. Brazilian lawyer and a lifelong Santos fan Luciano Pereira Caparroz has sued Neymar for signing a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona before...
  • Barcelona striker Neymar sidelined for Getafe game December 13, 2014

    Barcelona say Neymar will miss Saturday's Spanish league match against Getafe as a precaution because of a sore left ankle. In a statement released Friday, the Catalan club said the Brazil star's recovery would be monitored to determine when he can begin training again. Neymar, who scored in Barcelona's comeback 3-1 win...
  • Upbeat Luis Enrique hails Barcelona resolve in PSG win December 11, 2014

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was delighted to have ended PSG's unbeaten run in all competitions this season despite being forced to adopt a new system in a landmark Champions League triumph for the Catalans. Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead after 15 minutes on Wednesday before the...
  • Champions League: Neymar rocket helps Barcelona secure top spot December 11, 2014

    Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in their Champions League showdown for top spot in Group F on Wednesday. Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead after 15 minutes with their first threat on goal but Lionel Messi...
  • Neymar will be the world's best, says Brazilian Ronaldo December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil football great Ronaldo said that the country's national team lacked talent, but "it is just a matter of time" before Barcelona star Neymar becomes the "world's best player". "Cristiano Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi are the best right now, but Neymar has come a long way. The move to...
  • Messi's hat-trick breaks scoring record in Spain as Barcelona thrash Sevilla November 23, 2014

    Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to emphatically break the Spanish league's all-time scoring mark in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona's all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra's milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. Messi equaled Zarra's mark in the 21st minute and...
  • Firmino strike gives Brazil sixth straight win under Dunga November 19, 2014

    Brazil chalked up their sixth successive win since Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach following the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 with a stunning late drive by Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Germany-based Firmino fired home from 25 metres in the 83rd minute of the friendly to give Brazil...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario November 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...
  • Brazil's Thiago Silva hits out at Neymar, coach after losing captaincy November 17, 2014

    Defender Thiago Silva has criticised Brazil coach Dunga and star player Neymar after claiming neither of them told him he was no longer Brazil captain. "He never came to talk to me," Thiago Silva said of Neymar, the Barcelona striker who was made captain by coach Dunga after the World Cup. "I...
  • Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey 4-0 November 13, 2014

    Neymar scored twice as Brazil continued their winning run under new head coach Dunga with a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly in Istanbul on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Barcelona forward also provided an assist to add to his brace and was aided by a brilliant performance by Chelsea winger Willian. Neymar...