Playing without fans 'horrible' and 'ugly,' says Lionel Messi

Soccer Dec 22, 2020

Playing without fans 'horrible' and 'ugly,' says Lionel Messi

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has explained how tough it has been to play without fans in the last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, likening the experience to a training session. "It's horrible to play without fans, it's a very ugly sensation," Barcelona captain Messi ...

Barcelona holds breath as Lionel Messi weighs preseason return

Soccer Aug 30, 2020

Barcelona holds breath as Lionel Messi weighs preseason return

The first indication of how determined Lionel Messi is to leave Barcelona and how ugly this dispute could become will be gauged at the club's training ground on Sunday. Barca's greatest ever player is due at the Ciutat Esportiva on Sunday morning for coronavirus tests, ...

Barcelona president says Lionel Messi will end career with club

Soccer Jul 6, 2020

Barcelona president says Lionel Messi will end career with club

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that captain Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine no longer wishes to renew his current contract when it expires next year. "Messi has said he will end his ...

In the absence of tourists, locals in Europe reclaim their cities

World May 23, 2020

In the absence of tourists, locals in Europe reclaim their cities

In Barcelona, Laia and her daughter stroll peacefully in Park Guell. Meanwhile, Mladen savors the silence of the marble alleys of Dubrovnik and Fabiana soaks up the calm of old Lisbon. These three corners of three cities, known for the hustle and clamor of tourists, ...

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Soccer May 7, 2020

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrated the 11th anniversary of his famous Champions League semifinal strike against Chelsea by calling two children conceived after his tie-clinching goal. Barcelona was two minutes from being eliminated from the Champions League in a tense second leg at Stamford ...