FC Barcelona

Conservative Valverde blasted after Champions League exit

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde's conservatism is cited by the Spanish media as the main reason for their 3-0 defeat at AS Roma that led to a shock Champions League quarter-final elimination being regarded as "a historic debacle".

February 26, 2018
February 26, 2018

Griezmann hat-trick as Atletico trounce Sevilla

French striker Antoine Griezmann hits a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid thrash Sevilla 5-2 to cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona back to seven points.

February 25, 2018
February 25, 2018

Suarez hat-trick extends six-goal Barca's La Liga lead

Luis Suarez hits a hat-trick and Philippe Coutinho scores a brilliant first league goal for Barcelona as the La Liga leaders thrash Girona 6-1 to open up a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018

Barcelona frustrated in goalless draw with Getafe

A disallowed Luis Suarez goal sums up a frustrating afternoon for Barcelona as the leaders of La Liga dropped points for the second week running after a 0-0 stalemate with Getafe.

February 7, 2018
February 7, 2018

‘Incredible’ Messi improves every day, says Countinho

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho is already mesmerized by the insatiable genius of Lionel Messi and he lauds the Argentine, saying that the Barcelona playmaker was still improving.

February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

Suarez header puts Barca on course for another Cup final

Barcelona beat Valencia 1-0 thanks to a diving header from insatiable striker Luis Suarez to stay on course for a place in the King's Cup final for a record fifth consecutive year.

January 29, 2018
January 29, 2018

Messi strikes late to down tough Alaves

Barcelona escape a scare on Philippe Coutinho's first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to drag the La Liga leaders back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 and restore their 11-point lead at the top.

January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018

Barca reach semis in Coutinho’s debut

Holders Barcelona reach the King's Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Espanyol to overcome a first-leg deficit on a night when new signing Philippe Coutinho made his debut.

January 24, 2018
January 24, 2018

Barcelona defender Mascherano latest star to make China move

Argentine international defender Javier Mascherano is unveiled as the Chinese Super League's most high-profile signing in a year as he joins Hebei China Fortune from Barcelona.

January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018

Pique extends Barcelona deal

Resurgent Barcelona are given a fresh boost when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022.

January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018

Brazil legend Ronaldinho announces retirement

Former Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis says.