FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi keeps Barca on top as Real Madrid pile on pressure

The Argentinean played a one-two with Luis Suarez on the edge of the Atletico area before curling a left-foot shot into the back of the Atletico net to decide an entertaining game that could have gone either way as rain poured down in Madrid on Sunday evening, reports Xinhua news agency.

Dec 02, 2019, 14:26 PM IST

Would love to have dinner with Lionel Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, who plays for Italian giants Juventus, left Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid last summer to end nine years of intense rivalry with Messi who is a FC Barcelona icon.

Aug 30, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

Barcelona defeat Napoli 4-0 in pre-season friendly

In the first half on Saturday, Barcelona had several clear scoring opportunities, especially one involving the club's new signing, French striker Antoine Griezmann

Aug 11, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

Lionel Messi banned for one game for Copa America red card

Messi was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel and afterwards alleged that the tournament had been fixed in favour of the hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to claiming the title.

Jul 24, 2019, 07:31 AM 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

Ousmane Dembele injury may give Philippe Coutinho another chance to win over fans

Coutinho, who arrived from Liverpool in January 2018, has so far shown little to suggest he will be able to compensate for the Frenchman's absence against Lyon.

Mar 11, 2019, 17:10 PM IST

Ajax hope to capitalise on Sergio Ramos absence for Real Madrid, says coach

Nacho Fernandez will likely take Ramos's place in the Madrid lineup, after the Real captain was ruled out by UEFA for geting booked deliberately.

Mar 05, 2019, 10:40 AM IST

Barcelona lack sparkle ahead of crucial Champions League clash in Lyon

Despite a 1-0 win at home against Real Valladolid, the La Liga table toppers have left plenty of doubts about their capabilities of winning Europe's top prize.

Feb 18, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

La Liga: Returning Ousmane Dembele primed to inject urgency back into stumbling Barcelona

The French forward had put his disciplinary problems aside in the last two months, carving up opponents with his unpredictable dribbles and forming a profitable trident with Messi and Luis Suarez. 

Feb 15, 2019, 10:45 AM IST

As Ajax look to export young talent, Real Madrid order it in

Ajax have enhanced their reputation as a talent factory due to the rise of homegrown Dutch players, while Real Madrid have shifted their attitude towards young players.

Feb 12, 2019, 17:15 PM IST

La Liga: Barcelona made to sweat for draw by impressive Athletic Bilbao

Barca top the La Liga standings with 51 points after 23 games, six ahead of a resurgent Real Madrid.

Feb 11, 2019, 09:45 AM 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

La Liga: Red-hot Vinicius Jr has Barcelona in his sights

The 18-year-old was left out of the squad when Real last visited the Nou Camp in October, deemed too young and too inexperienced to face a Barca side who went on to defeat Madrid 5-1.

Feb 04, 2019, 16:07 PM IST

Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr. lead Real Madrid to fourth straight La Liga win

The victory took Real Madrid to 42 points, cutting the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to two points ahead of next Saturday's city derby.

Feb 04, 2019, 11:29 AM IST

Real Madrid and Barcelona replace Manchester United as top earning clubs: Deloitte

Deloitte based their survey of the top 20 earning clubs in Europe on the annual financial statements of the company or group running each club, or other direct sources, covering the 2017/18 season.

Jan 24, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

Ousmane Dembele, Lionel Messi see off Levante but Barca Cup hopes in doubt

With Barca trailing 2-1 from the first leg, coach Ernesto Valverde recalled the club's all-time top scorer Messi as well as Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic while starting without first-choice striker Luis Suarez.

Jan 18, 2019, 11:56 AM IST

Lionel Messi on target again as Barcelona stretch La Liga lead

Lionel Messi, La Liga`s top scorer this season, opened his account for 2019 with his 16th goal, giving Barca a 20th-minute lead as he tucked the ball into the net from a tight angle after his initial shot was saved by Getafe keeper David Soria.

Jan 07, 2019, 14:23 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

Andre Iniesta statue to be made in his homeland in Albacete

In his two-decade-long stint with the Catalan giants, Iniesta bagged countless trophies and helped deliver Spain's first-ever World Cup with an extra-time winner in the final in 2010.

Oct 23, 2018, 20:37 PM IST

La Liga: Tests confirm a broken arm for FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi

Messi had to be substituted midway through the first half of his side`s 4-2 win at home to Sevilla after providing an assist and scoring a goal, before falling badly on his arm. 

Oct 21, 2018, 17:00 PM IST