Barca lands in favorable CL group

Aug 28, 2015

Barca lands in favorable CL group

Barcelona got a favorable start to its title defense, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica was given the longest trip in Champions League history on Thursday. The group-stage draw also means Bayern Munich play Arsenal for the third time in ...

Barca beats Sevilla in Super Cup

Aug 12, 2015

Barca beats Sevilla in Super Cup

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up the winning goal as Barcelona started the season in dramatic style by beating Sevilla 5-4 after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The action-packed, all-Spanish match was won when Pedro, linked by British ...

Aug 6, 2015

Barca's Messi loses cool in friendly

Lionel Messi was at the center of a head-butting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou. The Argentine superstar, renowned for rarely losing his cool despite regularly being ...

Jul 20, 2015

Barca coach says Messi needs rest

The logistics of Barcelona’s North American tour are tough enough, so coach Luis Enrique is making no apologies for letting stars, including Lionel Messi, skip the preseason excursion. The Spanish giants landed in Los Angeles on Sunday to begin preparations for a three-match tour ...

Chile tops Argentina in Copa America final

Jul 5, 2015

Chile tops Argentina in Copa America final

The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America ...

Messi goal helps Barcelona clinch Spanish League title

May 18, 2015

Messi goal helps Barcelona clinch Spanish League title

Lionel Messi ended Barcelona’s short-lived trophy drought by scoring the goal that clinched the Spanish League title on Sunday, securing a 1-0 win at dethroned champion Atletico Madrid. Messi slotted in the decisive goal in the 65th minute after working a sublime one-two passing ...

Barcelona reaches CL final despite loss to Bayern

May 13, 2015

Barcelona reaches CL final despite loss to Bayern

Neymar scored two goals and Barcelona did enough to advance to the Champions League final despite losing the second leg of its semifinal 3-2 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Neymar’s first-half goals made sure Barcelona went through 5-3 on aggregate following its 3-0 victory ...

Brilliant Messi scores pair in victory

May 7, 2015

Brilliant Messi scores pair in victory

Lionel Messi scored two outstanding goals and set up Neymar to add another in injury time as Barcelona handed Bayern Munich and former coach Pep Guardiola a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Not even the coach ...

Barcelona makes CL quarters again

Mar 19, 2015

Barcelona makes CL quarters again

Lionel Messi set up Ivan Rakitic to score the winner as Barcelona beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday night to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a record eighth consecutive season. Faced with the daunting task of overturning a 2-1 first-leg loss, Manuel Pellegrini’s ...

Messi scores three in win

Feb 16, 2015

Messi scores three in win

Lionel Messi kept up his scoring streak by netting a hat trick as Barcelona swept aside an outclassed Levante 5-0 in the Spanish League on Sunday. Messi scored his 12th, 13th and 14th goals in Barcelona’s 11-game winning run after Neymar had put the ...

Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year award for third time

Jan 13, 2015

Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year award for third time

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer’s all-time greats. The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid to its record 10th European title, received 37.66 percent of votes of national team ...