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  • Messi extends Barca contract until 2021

    Lionel Messi finally puts pen to paper on a contract extension keeping him at Barcelona until 2021.

  • Barca qualify with 0-0 draw in Turin

    Barcelona allowed themselves the luxury of starting with Lionel Messi on the bench and still held out for a 0-0 draw at Juventus to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

  • Real suffer derby draw at Atletico

    Real Madrid and Atletico each slip 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after an intense Madrid derby finishes goalless and the Catalans picked up an 11th victory in 12 games by winning 3-0 at Leganes.

  • Brazil forward Neymar

    Neymar regrets signing for PSG?

    The man who broke news on Neymar's move to Paris now says that the Brazilian regrets leaving Barcelona.

  • Catalonia's regional parliament declares independence from Spain in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court.

    Catalan parliament votes to split from Spain

    Catalonia's regional parliament declares independence from Spain in a disputed vote that is now likely to be declared illegal by Spain's constitutional court.

  • Van mows down crowd in Barcelona, '13 killed'

    A van ploughed into crowds in the heart of Barcelona and Spanish media report 13 people were killed, in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

  • I'll give you the Ballon d'Or, Messi told Neymar

    Lionel Messi reportedly promised that he would make Neymar a Ballon d'Or winner if he stayed back at the Camp Nou.

  • Guardiola rallies for independence referendum

    Pep Guardiola, the revered former manager of Barcelona's football club, rallies in the city along with thousands of demonstrators to support the Catalonia independence referendum called for October 1.

  • Enrique unsure of future plans

    Luis Enrique clinched his ninth and last trophy with Barcelona on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over Alaves in the Copa del Rey.

  • ‘Inconsistency cost Barcelona title’

    Barcelona's inconsistency over the season had cost them the La Liga title, coach Luis Enrique says.

  • Rampant Real thrash Granada

    Real Madrid produce a ruthless first-half display to thrash already-relegated Granada 4-0 and remain on course for a first league title in five years, while Barcelona hammer Villarreal 4-1.

  • Neymar cleared of fraud but corruption trial awaits

    Brazilian forward Neymar has been cleared of fraud but still faces a corruption trial in Spain in connection with the value of his 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona, the Spanish National High Court said on Thursday.

  • Barca president Bartomeu faces trial for Neymar deal

    Spain’s National court has confirmed that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will stand trial for his role in signing Brazilian star Neymar.

  • Nadal, Murray advance to Barca Open quarter-finals

    Third seed Rafael Nadal remained on course for a 10th Barcelona Open title after reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday.

  • Nadal wins on own court to reach Barcelona Open third round

    Rafael Nadal saw off Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the last 16 of the Barcelona Open, while Andy Murray advanced after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew.

  • Real Madrid

    Real, Barca still neck and neck after big wins

    Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to stay level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Wednesday after the Catalans crushed Osasuna 7-1, condemning the minnows to relegation.

  • Bale sidelined

    Gareth Bale could miss the rest of Real Madrid's season after suffering the latest in a series of calf injuries since he joined the Spanish giants four years ago.

  • ‘Real should have been smarter with 10 men’

    Zinedine Zidane criticised his Real Madrid players after their dramatic Clasico defeat to Barcelona, insisting they should have been smarter in the closing stages of their loss.

  • Neymar out of Clasico

    Luis Enrique, who can't call on the suspended Neymar Jr nor the injured Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Mathieu, has left out Masip and included Aleñá in his match day squad for the game against Real Madrid.

  • Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico

    Neymar looks set to travel with the Barcelona squad for Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid as the Catalans continue to fight his suspension for the potentially title-deciding clash.

  • Ronaldo poised to make decisive Clasico impact

    Cristiano Ronaldo has made a habit of defying his critics and will try to do so again by leading Real Madrid one step closer to the Spanish title on Sunday against bitter rivals Barcelona.

  • Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season

    Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico.

  • Italy hails Juventus

    "Unbeatable" Juventus can finally hand goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon an elusive Champions League title after making five-time winners Barcelona "cry" in the quarter-finals.

  • ‘No one will want to play Juve after ousting Barca’

    Juventus's outstanding display to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League will have the rest of Europe running scared of the Old Lady, defender Leonardo Bonucci said on Wednesday.

  • Rising star Dybala is Messi's mirror image

    Diminutive, dynamic and armed with a deadly left foot, Paulo Dybala could be a prototype of a Lionel Messi clone.

  • Barca can complete another Champions League comeback against Juve

    Neymar is keeping the faith, confident Barcelona can complete another remarkable comeback to reach the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Juventus.

  • 'Japanese Messi' sets record

    Japanese media hailed wonderkid Takefusa Kubo on Sunday after he became the youngest scorer in the J-League at 15 with a strike for FC Tokyo's under-23 side.

  • Messi in attack, messy in defence

    Four hundred and ninety eight and counting. Lionel Messi closed in on 500 goals for Barcelona with two against Real Sociedad on Saturday night and they turned out to be very important.

  • Juve optimistic that injured Dybala can face Barca

    Juventus are optimistic that forward Paulo Dybala will recover from injury in time to face Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday after he was forced out of Saturday's game with Pescara.

  • Messi keeps Barca alive ahead of El Clasico

    Lionel Messi kept Barcelona's title hopes alive with two goals and an assist to see off Real Sociedad 3-2 as Spain's top two edged five-goal thrillers ahead of next weekend's El Clasico.