Neymar expected to stay with Barcelona

Jun 3, 2016

Neymar expected to stay with Barcelona

Neymar is set to renew his contract with Barcelona, while Dani Alves is leaving after winning 23 titles in eight years with the Spanish champion. Barcelona director Robert Fernandez on Thursday put an end to speculation about Neymar’s possible departure, saying the Brazil striker ...

Messi tax fraud trial starts in Barcelona

May 31, 2016

Messi tax fraud trial starts in Barcelona

Barcelona’s five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi went on trial on Tuesday along with his father on accusations of defrauding the Spanish state of millions of euros. Argentine-born striker Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi, who have both denied the allegations, ...

Barcelona claims domestic double

May 23, 2016

Barcelona claims domestic double

Barcelona finished its season on a high by capturing the Copa del Rey title to add to its Spanish League trophy won just a week ago. Jordi Alba scored seven minutes into extra time and Neymar sealed the victory late to give Barcelona a ...

Barcelona wins Spanish League title

May 15, 2016

Barcelona wins Spanish League title

Barcelona won its second straight Spanish League title after defeating Granada 3-0 on Saturday with a hat trick by Luis Suarez in the final round. The result capped a five-game winning streak that allowed the Catalan club to finish one point ahead of Real ...

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Apr 24, 2016

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Spain Luis Suarez continued his goal splurge by scoring four times to help Barcelona stay atop the Spanish league on Saturday, while Real Madrid needed a stellar performance from Gareth Bale to remain in the title hunt. Suarez scored his eighth goal in four ...

Atletico eliminates Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

Apr 14, 2016

Atletico eliminates Barcelona in Champions League quarterfinals

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all failed to deliver as holder Barcelona was dumped out of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday after a stunning 2-0 defeat by Spanish rival Atletico Madrid. Barcelona’s star trio was kept in check by some tough defending ...

Neymar given OK for Rio

Apr 9, 2016

Neymar given OK for Rio

Brazilian superstar Neymar was given the go-ahead to play at the Olympics by his club Barcelona on Friday, but was ordered not to take part in the Copa America, local media reported. Brazil coach Dunga had been hoping to have the influential striker at ...

Suarez scores twice as Barcelona rallies past Atletico

Apr 6, 2016

Suarez scores twice as Barcelona rallies past Atletico

Luis Suarez scored two second-half goals to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but quickly went from hero to ...

Apr 5, 2016

Spanish authorities probing Messi over offshore accounts

Spanish tax authorities said Monday they are investigating allegations of tax irregularities involving soccer player Lionel Messi after documents released by an international probe of offshore accounts. Messi’s family released a statement denying wrongdoing and threatened to sue media outlets that released the information ...

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Mar 24, 2016

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game with the concept of “Total Football,” has died. He was 68. Family spokeswoman Carole Thate confirmed to The Associated Press that Cruyff had died. Joaquin Munoz of the Cruyff Foundation in Barcelona said he died ...

Mar 19, 2016

Barca, Atletico set for CL showdown

Defending champion Barcelona will play Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish quarterfinal in the Champions League. Barcelona aims to be the first team to retain the title since the format was created 24 years ago, and Atletico would be the third straight different winner from ...