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Coach Ernesto Valverde has contract for next season: Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu

Bartomeu feels that this season was neither a season of excellence nor it was a season of failure.

May 26, 2019, 18:46 PM IST

Ernesto Valverde vows to carry on as Barcelona's season fizzles out

Stinging from their humiliating 4-0 loss to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final second leg, Barca were bidding to win the Cup for the fifth year in a row but defeat by Valencia raised more doubts about Valverde`s future. 

May 26, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

Real Betis fans bow to 'extraordinary' Lionel Messi after hat-trick at Barcelona

It was Messi's 51st career hat-trick, but he could not recall receiving such applause from a rival team's fans.

Mar 18, 2019, 11:37 AM IST

Ernesto Valverde renewed Barca contract to 'end noise' about his future

Valverde, 55, succeeded Luis Enrique as coach in 2017, earning the job after sustained success with Athletic Bilbao.

Feb 16, 2019, 08:37 AM IST

Barcelona extend coach Ernesto Valverde's contract until 2020

The announcement is a huge vote of confidence in Valverde, whose future with the club looked uncertain after he said last December that he did not know what he would be doing the following year.

Feb 15, 2019, 16:10 PM IST

Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi named in Barcelona's squad for 'El Clasico'

Messi sustained an injury during Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw with Valencia, in which he scored twice, although he was able to finish the game after being treated.

Feb 06, 2019, 12:07 PM IST

Inspirational Lionel Messi rescues draw for Barcelona in thrilling comeback against Valencia

Messi had to be treated on the sidelines shortly after scoring his second goal but was able to come back on and finish the game.

Feb 03, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

Copa del Rey: Sevilla stun defending champions Barcelona 2-0

The second leg takes place next Wednesday, where Espanyol take on Real Betis and Real Madrid host Girona on Thursday in the remaining quarter-final, first legs after Getafe defeated Valencia 1-0 on Tuesday.

Jan 24, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

Barcelona on lookout for striker after Munir sale: Coach Ernesto Valverde

The league leaders want back-up for Luis Suarez after Sevilla agreed a one-million-euro ($1.15-million) deal to buy Spain international Munir on Friday, leaving the Uruguayan as the only No. 9 at the club. 

Jan 13, 2019, 06:25 AM IST

UCL: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde promises changes but wants to beat Spurs

Valverde, who also hinted that Thomas Vermaelen and reserve goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen could be given rare outings, played down any issues with French forward Ousmane Dembele`s behaviour, after media reports emerged saying the 21-year-old arrived two hours late for training on Sunday.

Dec 11, 2018, 16:32 PM IST

Ousmane Dembele issue will be handled internally: FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

Valverde admitted he did not know the reasons underlying Dembele`s attitude. 

Dec 11, 2018, 15:29 PM IST

Lionel Messi's fifth place in Ballon d'Or absurd: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi finished in fifth place in the Ballon d’Or voting on Monday night.

Dec 05, 2018, 09:48 AM IST

No player can replace Lionel Messi: Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde

Lionel Messi will be out of action for around three weeks and miss 6 games after breaking a bone in his right arm. 

Oct 23, 2018, 22:31 PM IST

Barcelona undergo training without 10 international players with Suarez, Roberto sidelined as well

Manager Ernesto Valverde conducted the practice session without the presence of several big names including Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Philippe Coutinho and French forward Ousmane Dembele. 

Oct 09, 2018, 22:48 PM IST

Malcolm must earn his plays in the team, says Barcelona coach Valverde

Barcelona swooped to sign the Brazilian forward on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux for an initial 41 million euros ($47.89 million) in a surprise move after AS Roma had struck a deal with the French club. 


Jul 28, 2018, 16:05 PM IST

La Liga: Ernesto Valverde wary of playing Lionel Messi against Sevilla

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is still feeling discomfort with his thigh and the club need to exercise caution to ensure he does not tear the muscle, coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday ahead of his side's La Liga game at Sevilla.

Mar 31, 2018, 00:07 AM IST

Europa League: Zinedine Zidane, Ernesto Valverde condemn violence after policeman killed in Athletic Bilbao-Spartak Moscow trouble

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and his Barcelona counterpart Ernesto Valverde on Friday strongly condemned the violence which led to a police officer dying before a Europa League game in Spain between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.

Feb 24, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wished avoiding in-form Chelsea in Champions League knockouts

With Chelsea, playing unbelievable football in the Premier League, Barcelona manager admits that it will be a task for his side when they face them in the first stage of the knockout leg.  

Feb 20, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admits pain of Neymar sale, but praises Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele finally arrived from Borussia Dortmund to try and fill the large Neymar-shaped gap in the squad, but the coach admits the 20-year-old is not a direct replacement for the Brazilian.

Jan 02, 2018, 17:39 PM IST

Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona proving dull but effective

On paper it has been business as usual for a Barcelona side accustomed to success, but Ernesto Valverde's team play a very different style of football to that of his predecessor Luis Enrique.

Dec 11, 2017, 18:53 PM IST