Barcelona president insists Neymar not for sale

Jul 21, 2017

Barcelona president insists Neymar not for sale

Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu.“He is not on the market,” Bartomeu told The Associated Press during an interview on Thursday. The 25-year-old Brazilian striker joined Barcelona for the 2013-14 season, and last October the club announced a three-year ...

Feb 21, 2017

Spanish court nixes Neymar, Barcelona appeals

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star’s transfer from Santos in 2013.The decision brings the possibility of the player and club facing trial a step closer. Neymar’s arrival from Brazil’s Santos ...

Barcelona thrashes Celtic in Champions League opener

Sep 14, 2016

Barcelona thrashes Celtic in Champions League opener

Barcelona’s lethal MSN — Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar — dissected Celtic 7-0 while a deluge washed out Pep Guardiola’s eagerly awaited first Champions League game in charge of Manchester City on Tuesday.There was no rain but there was a flood of goals ...

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Jul 31, 2016

Brazil tops Japan in final Rio tuneup

Japan was of no challenge to Brazil as Makoto Teguramori’s side went down 2-0 at the hands of Neymar & Co. in its final Rio Olympic warm-up on Saturday.Brazil cantered to a win behind first-half goals from Gabriel Barbosa and Marquinhos ahead of its ...

Jun 5, 2016

Ecuador holds Brazil to stalemate at Copa America

Neymar showed up at the Rose Bowl for Brazil’s Copa America opener against Ecuador, but was unable to influence his teammates from his luxury suite.Playing without its star attacker, Brazil was held to a scoreless draw with Ecuador on Saturday night in the Copa ...

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 was ...

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 2-0 ...

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

Apr 24, 2016

Suarez nets four as Barca cruises

SpainLuis 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 days ...

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 from ...