Lionel Messi is Barcelona's comic book hero: Luis Enrique
Lionel Messi is Barcelona's comic book hero: Luis Enrique

Following their 2-0 win over the visiting Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique heaped praise on Lionel Messi. Enrique said that the Argentine is their comic book hero and can do things that people can't do on a Playstation video game. The coach also felt that manga super-hero Captain Tsubasa aka Flash Kicker would struggle to match Messi's magic.

Barca title hopes in tatters after Getafe draw

Barcelona`s slim hopes of retaining their La Liga title were all but ended after they were held 2-2 at home by struggling Getafe.

Barca boss laments `sad weekend` despite win

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said it had been an "extremely sad weekend for Barcelona and for football" after the death of former boss Tito Vilanova.

Barca comeback to win 3-2 against Villarreal

Barcelona maintained their slight La Liga title hopes as they came from 2-0 down to beat Villarreal 3-2 on an emotionally-charged night at El Madrigal when players and fans remembered Tito Vilanova. 

Spain press mourns Barca `great` Vilanova

Spanish newspapers bid an emotional farewell Saturday to former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, hailing him as a footballing great and lamenting his death from cancer at 45.

Vilanova`s death casts more misery on Barca

Barcelona were dealt with fresh blows after former manager, Tito Vilanova, died of cancer on Friday. The season has gone on a terrible note for the Catalans who have had a trophy-less campaign blended with several misfortunes.

Ex-Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dead at 45

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova died on Friday at the age of 45 after a long fight with cancer, the club announced, plunging the sporting world into mourning.

Former Barca boss Vilanova has emergency surgery: Media

Former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, who is battling throat cancer, has undergone emergency surgery, Spanish media reported on Thursday.

Bartra signs new Barca deal

Barcelona defender Marc Bartra has agreed a contract extension that will keep him at the La Liga champions until 2017.

Martino`s future at Barcelona in doubt

The long term future of Tata Martino as Barcelona coach was cast into doubt Thursday following the publication of stories in his homeland Argentina suggesting he will abandon the Spanish football club at the end of the season.

Valdes surprised at Casillas omission

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has expressed surprise that Spanish international teammate Iker Casillas was not selected by new manager Carlo Ancelotti for Real Madrid`s 2-1 win over Real Betis on Sunday.

Barcelona will overcome Tito blow: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi admits Tito Vilanova`s health problems have come as a huge blow but is confident that Barcelona will overcome the 44-year-old`s departure.

Barcelona appoint Martino as Vilanova's successor

Barcelona have confirmed on their official website that they have appointed Gerardo Martino as the club`s new head coach on a two-year deal.

Puyol saddened by Vilanova`s departure

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has expressed shock at Tito Vilanova stepping down as Barcelona coach to continue with his cancer treatment.

Barcelona set to appoint Martino

Gerardo Martino has agreed a three-year deal to replace Tito Vilanova as Barcelona coach and is set to be announced by the Catalan club on Tuesday.

Messi gives backing to Martino

The position became available following the news on Friday of Tito Vilanova`s cancer relapse, which forced the 44-year-old to hand in his resignation to the club.

`Thank you Barca; thank you everyone` - Vilanova`s open letter to fans

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has written an open letter expressing his gratitude to the club`s directors, players and fans.

Vilanova`s illness is hard for me:Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admits he has found it hard to come to terms with hearing of his former colleague and friend Tito Vilanova`s cancer relapse.

Koeman rules out Barcelona job

Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman has ruled himself out of the running for the Barcelona job as the search for Tito Vilanova`s replacement continues.

Support from around the globe as Vilanova resigns from Barcelona

Lionel Messi, Chelsea and Real Madrid are among the thousands to have issued messages of support to Tito Vilanova, after it was confirmed the 44-year-old has resigned as Barcelona coach due to ill health.