Messi sidelined with knee injury

Sep 27, 2015

Messi sidelined with knee injury

Lionel Messi tore a ligament in his left knee near the start of Barcelona’s costly 2-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday that provisionally lifted the defending champions to the top of the Spanish League. The club’s all-time leading scorer asked to be substituted ...

Sep 26, 2015

Court freezes Neymar's assets

A Brazilian court has frozen assets of Barcelona star Neymar, his family and related businesses valued at 188.8 million Brazilian reals ($48 million). The Sao Paulo federal court said Friday that the 23-year-old is alleged to have evaded 63 million reals in Brazil taxes ...

Florenzi wonder goal gives Roma draw with Barcelona

Sep 17, 2015

Florenzi wonder goal gives Roma draw with Barcelona

The Champions League season is only one match day old, but it will be tough for anyone to better Alessandro Florenzi’s eye-popping strike that gave Roma a 1-1 draw with defending champion Barcelona on Wednesday. Florenzi launched an audacious 60-meter lob from near the ...

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 ...

Aug 22, 2015

Neymar making preparations for late start to season

Brazilian star Neymar will miss Barcelona’s first La Liga game of the season despite returning to training for the first time in two weeks on Saturday. The 23-year-old has been suffering from mumps and Barca boss Luis Enrique believes it could be some time ...

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 ...

Chelsea edges Barcelona in friendly

Jul 29, 2015

Chelsea edges Barcelona in friendly

Reigning Premier League champion Chelsea and reigning European king Barcelona exited Tuesday’s friendly showdown injured but intensely motivated as they return to Europe to defend their crowns. Chelsea captured the International Champions Cup victory 4-2 on penalty kicks after the teams were deadlocked 2-2 ...

Jul 26, 2015

Man United tops Barcelona in International Champions Cup

Wayne Rooney raised both arms in delight after his early goal and Manchester United had many more moments to celebrate in an impressive victory over Champions League holders Barcelona. This time, coach Louis van Gaal praised his second team for its “spirit” four days ...

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 ...