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Missed Lionel Messi penalty costs Barcelona in Cop del Rey derby defeat

Missed Lionel Messi penalty costs Barcelona in Cop del Rey derby defeat

 Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat of the season, 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Jan 18, 2018, 19:05 PM IST
Spanish tax authorities scrutinise Lionel Messi's foundation

Spanish tax authorities scrutinise Lionel Messi's foundation

Spanish tax authorities are investigating whether payments from FC Barcelona to Lionel Messi's foundation were used to help the player evade taxes, Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Saturday.

Jan 13, 2018, 20:33 PM IST
As FIFA U-17 World Cup hosts, India experienced global football stage in 2017

As FIFA U-17 World Cup hosts, India experienced global football stage in 2017

India went from a "sleeping giant" to a "passionate giant" by successfully hosting their maiden FIFA under-17 World Cup, while Messi Magic once again reigned supreme in global football as he single-handedly dragged a blundering Argentina into the 2018 World Cup.

Dec 28, 2017, 15:20 PM IST
Barcelona stamp masterclass with 3-0 El Clasico win

Barcelona stamp masterclass with 3-0 El Clasico win

Goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal helped Barca beat bitter rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to open up a 14-point lead over the European champions in La Liga.

Dec 23, 2017, 19:58 PM IST
El Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo '100% fit' to lead Real Madrid's charge against rampant Barcelona

El Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo '100% fit' to lead Real Madrid's charge against rampant Barcelona

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for Saturday's huge El Clasico clash against Barcelona despite playing a limited role in training this week.

Dec 23, 2017, 15:20 PM IST
Politically divided Spain united by El Clasico rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Politically divided Spain united by El Clasico rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid

Barca and Real will face off in Madrid on Saturday lunchtime just over 36 hours after polls will close in local elections in Catalonia, which were called over the crisis caused by the region's drive for independence.

Dec 20, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Lionel Messi receives awards for La Liga's top scorer, best player

Lionel Messi receives awards for La Liga's top scorer, best player

The Argentine striker scored 37 goals in league action last season to earn his fourth Pichichi Award for most goals in La Liga and his fifth Alfredo Di Stefano Trophy for best player

Dec 19, 2017, 15:07 PM IST
Barcelona thrash Deportivo to extend La Liga lead ahead of El Clasico

Barcelona thrash Deportivo to extend La Liga lead ahead of El Clasico

In Barcelona's 4-0 win, Messi personally had a frustrating night as he hit the woodwork three times and had a penalty saved.

Dec 18, 2017, 10:02 AM IST
Lionel Messi's brother under house arrest over gun possession

Lionel Messi's brother under house arrest over gun possession

Matias Messi, older brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel, has been sentenced to house arrest in Argentina for possession of a weapon, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Dec 12, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Barcelona slam referee's decision not to award Messi 'goal'

Barcelona slam referee's decision not to award Messi 'goal'

Messi’s tame shot in the 30th minute was spilled by Valencia goalkeeper Neto and bounced over the line before the Brazilian dragged it back over.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:23 AM IST
Serie A; Valencia hold Barcelona 1-1 amid Messi ghost-goal controversy

Serie A; Valencia hold Barcelona 1-1 amid Messi ghost-goal controversy

Messi's first-half effort clearly crossed the line but wasn't allowed to stand as, unlike other major European leagues, La Liga has refused to introduce goal-line technology on cost grounds.

Nov 27, 2017, 09:39 AM IST
Champions League: Barcelona, Chelsea reach last-16; Manchester United made to wait

Champions League: Barcelona, Chelsea reach last-16; Manchester United made to wait

Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday, but Jose Mourinho`s Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a 1-0 defeat in Basel.

Nov 23, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
I'm sure Messi will stay at Barcelona, says Ivan Rakitic

I'm sure Messi will stay at Barcelona, says Ivan Rakitic

Barcelona announced last summer a three-year extension of the Argentinian's contract until 2021 - agreed with his father and agent - but the 30-year-old has still not made the agreement official.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
I was embarrassed to make international return, says Lionel Messi

I was embarrassed to make international return, says Lionel Messi

"(Retiring) was a decision I made in the heat of the moment," the five-time Ballon D`Or holder was quoted as saying by Spanish website Marca on Sunday.

Nov 13, 2017, 14:35 PM IST
Champions League: Barcelona held to goalless draw by battling Olympiakos

Champions League: Barcelona held to goalless draw by battling Olympiakos

Barcelona must wait to confirm a place in the Champions League last 16 after dropping points for the first time in Group D in an absorbing 0-0 draw at Olympiakos Piraeus on Tuesday.

Nov 01, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Barcelona, PSG on the verge of Champions League last-16

Barcelona, PSG on the verge of Champions League last-16

The pick of the action sees Anderlecht take on Neymar and co. in Paris, while Barcelona face Olympiakos and Roma go head-to-head with Chelsea in Italy.

Oct 30, 2017, 12:35 PM IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi maintains under-par Barcelona's lead over resurgent Valencia

La Liga: Lionel Messi maintains under-par Barcelona's lead over resurgent Valencia

Barcelona's relentless winning run continued as coach Ernesto Valverde enjoyed a successful return to Athletic Bilbao, goals from Lionel Messi and Paulinho securing a 2-0 victory at San Mames on Saturday.

Oct 29, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
Virat Kohli overtakes Lionel Messi in Forbes list by $1 million

Virat Kohli overtakes Lionel Messi in Forbes list by $1 million

In the list of most valuable sportspersons released by Forbes on Wednesday, Kohli sits at No. 7 but what will stun most sports enthusiasts is that he is ahead of No. 9 Messi by $1 million

Oct 26, 2017, 09:59 AM IST
October 21, 2017: News At A Glance

October 21, 2017: News At A Glance

Oct 21, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Lionel Messi posts video of son singing in Catalan, Gerard Pique replies

Lionel Messi posts video of son singing in Catalan, Gerard Pique replies

The clip on Instagram shows Messi's two-year-old son Mateo singing a nursery rhyme in the regional language.

Oct 21, 2017, 09:30 AM IST