Nov 23, 2014

Messi sets new record with hat trick in victory

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to emphatically break the Spanish League’s all-time scoring mark in Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Sevilla on Saturday. Messi, already Barcelona’s all-time scorer, surpassed Athletic Bilbao great Telmo Zarra’s milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955. ...

Messi brilliant again with two goals as Barca downs Ajax

Nov 6, 2014

Messi brilliant again with two goals as Barca downs Ajax

Lionel Messi’s brace gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory Wednesday over 10-man Ajax and moved him level with Raul Gonzalez’s all-time Champions League scoring record of 71 goals. Messi scored his 70th Champions League goal in the 36th minute with a soft header after Ajax ...

Aug 13, 2014

Martino named Argentina's new coach

Gerardo Martino has been hired as coach of Argentina, less than three months after leaving Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine Football Association said the 51-year-old Martino will replace Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down after Argentina’s loss to Germany in last month’s World Cup final. ...

Suarez welcomes fresh start with Barcelona

Jul 11, 2014

Suarez welcomes fresh start with Barcelona

Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez on Friday, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over. Suarez will travel to Barcelona next week for a medical and to sign a ...

Man United hires Van Gaal; Barca tabs Luis Enrique

May 20, 2014

Man United hires Van Gaal; Barca tabs Luis Enrique

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal was hired as Manchester United manager on Monday, tasked with repairing the damage from David Moyes’ disappointing 10 months in charge and reviving the fortunes of one of the world’s biggest clubs. The 62-year-old Dutchman has signed a three-year ...

May 16, 2014

Barcelona OKs restructured deal for Messi

Barcelona said it has reached a deal with Lionel Messi to improve the Argentina international’s current contract. In a statement, Barcelona reported it has “reached an agreement to adjust the terms in the contract binding Leo Messi to the club.” It did not release ...

Barcelona hit with one-year ban on signing players

Apr 2, 2014

Barcelona hit with one-year ban on signing players

Barcelona was banned by FIFA from signing any players for next season after being found guilty on Wednesday of repeatedly breaching transfer regulations. The heavy sanction, which covers the summer and January transfer windows, followed an investigation into the Spanish champion’s signing of players ...

Puyol to leave Barca at end of season

Mar 5, 2014

Puyol to leave Barca at end of season

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol announced on Tuesday that he will leave the club at the end of the season after a hugely successful 15-year career at Nou Camp. The 35-year-old, who did not reveal whether he will continue playing elsewhere, has been plagued by ...