Dec 22, 2015

River Plate fan spat at Messi: reports

A River Plate fan spat at Barcelona star Lionel Messi during an ugly airport altercation following his side’s 3-0 victory in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama, Spanish media reported on Monday. Messi, who scored the opening goal in Sunday’s final, reportedly retaliated ...

Real dismantles nine-man Rayo

Dec 21, 2015

Real dismantles nine-man Rayo

Gareth Bale scored four goals, Karim Benzema added three and Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid made it look easy against nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, winning 10-2 to get within two points of Spanish league frontrunners Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Barcelona stayed ...

Guangzhou ready for Barca

Dec 16, 2015

Guangzhou ready for Barca

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Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admits that the absence of injured Barcelona superstar Neymar will make little difference to his team’s chances of beating the European champions in Thursday’s Club World Cup semifinal. Brazilian forward Neymar has been ruled out of Barcelona’s tournament ...

Barca's Neymar remains sidelined

Dec 15, 2015

Barca's Neymar remains sidelined

Injured striker Neymar sat out training for a second straight day Tuesday as Barcelona prepared for its Club World Cup semifinal. Neymar now looks unlikely to play for the European champion, which is seeking a third Club World Cup crown, against Asian champion Guangzhou ...

Dec 15, 2015

Champions League draw announced

The Champions League draw produced some familiar pairings Monday with defending champion Barcelona facing Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain again taking on Chelsea. French champion PSG and Chelsea will be meeting for the third consecutive season in the knockout phase. Also, five-time champion Bayern Munich ...

Barcelona to face Arsenal in Champions League

Dec 14, 2015

Barcelona to face Arsenal in Champions League

Holder and Spanish League leader Barcelona will play Premier League leader Arsenal in the last 16 of the Champions League, 10 years after the sides faced each other in the final, following Monday’s draw for the first knockout stage. Barcelona, chasing a sixth European ...