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Barcelona sack coach Xavi after trophyless season

Barcelona sacked coach Xavi Hernandez on Friday after the Catalan giants failed to win a trophy this season but just weeks since he and club president Joan Laporta agreed he would stay in the post.

Lopez double earns Barca win at relegated Almeria

Young Barcelona midfielder Fermin Lopez struck twice to secure his team a hard-fought 2-0 win at Almeria on Thursday in La Liga.

Five key factors in Real Madrid's title triumph

Carlo Ancelotti's side romped clear of last season's winners and shock challengers Girona to clinch their record-extending 36th La Liga trophy

‘Cake prepared’ as Real aim to hit wounded Barca fatally

The last chance saloon has opened its doors early for Barcelona as they travel to the capital on Sunday aiming to hold off Real Madrid's LaLiga title run in a desperate effort to stay alive in the race for the only remaining major silverware they can win.

Barca find pride despite another Champions League collapse

Barcelona woke up with a familiar sinking feeling on Wednesday, another Champions League hangover, after Paris Saint-Germain thrashed them 4-1 at home to eliminate them in the quarter-finals.

Xavi could continue as Barca coach, insists Laporta

“He [Xavi] is doing very well. He expressed himself in the sense in which he expressed himself, I understand that everything is open and everything is revisable,” Laporta said.

Xavi plays down possibility of Barcelona stay

Xavi has insisted there has been no change to his decision to leave Barcelona at the end of the season.

Barca have not given up hope of winning successive LaLiga titles: Xavi

Champions Barcelona are determined not to let their crammed schedule get in the way of their bid to win back-to-back LaLiga titles even though they are third in the standings, coach Xavi Hernandez said ahead of Saturday's clash against Getafe.

Villarreal derail champions Barcelona in wild La Liga clash

Barcelona's title defence was derailed as Villarreal romped to a sensational 5-3 victory in La Liga on Saturday with three late goals.

May 15, 2023
May 15, 2023

Winning LaLiga vital for Barca's long-term project: Xavi

Xavi's side wrapped up the title after two first-half goals from Robert Lewandowski spurred them to a 4-2 win against city rivals Espanyol on Sunday

May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023

‘You are a 10, Busi’

Even rivals paid tribute, with Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric saying: "one of the best players I have played against."

April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023

Barcelona crash to defeat against Rayo

Rayo Vallecano stunned impotent La Liga leaders Barcelona on Wednesday with a 2-1 win, outplaying the Catalans at a rowdy Vallecas.

April 11, 2023
April 11, 2023

‘Leo generates excitement’

Barcelona supporters chanted Lionel Messi's name again after 10 minutes, representing the World Cup winner's former Barca shirt number, amid hopes he could return to his former club after his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires

April 6, 2023
April 6, 2023

It will be hard to sleep after Clasico thrashing: Xavi

Xavi Hernandez admitted it would be hard to sleep after Real Madrid outclassed his Barcelona side in a 4-0 Copa del Rey at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

March 20, 2023
March 20, 2023

Barcelona defender Araujo suffers thigh injury

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo suffered a thigh injury during the El Clasico victory over Real Madrid, the La Liga leaders said on Monday.

March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023

Raphinha header helps 10-man Barca to nervy Valencia win

Barcelona clung on with 10 men to beat Valencia 1-0 and move 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Sunday, thanks to Raphinha's early header.

March 4, 2023
March 4, 2023

‘Barca the hardest club in the world to manage’

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg on Thursday at the Santiago Bernabeu, but were criticised for only having 34 percent possession

March 2, 2023
March 2, 2023

Madrid are favourites for Clasico, says Xavi

The Catalans face Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday in the first leg, without injured trio Pedri, Ousmane Dembele and Robert Lewandowski

February 24, 2023
February 24, 2023

If we can beat Barcelona, we can beat anyone: Ten Hag

After seeing his in-form side come from behind to beat Barcelona in a thrilling game at Old Trafford on Thursday, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag insisted his team can beat anyone as they hunt for a first major trophy since 2017.

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