Valencia beats Barcelona in Copa del Rey final

Soccer May 26, 2019

Valencia beats Barcelona in Copa del Rey final

There was no lifting of a winner's trophy this time for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI after Valencia beat his side 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. The defeat ruined ...

Liverpool sinks Barca in historic Champions League comeback

Soccer May 8, 2019

Liverpool sinks Barca in historic Champions League comeback

Liverpool's players had their hands on their heads, seemingly unable to comprehend their achievement. One of them, James Milner, was in tears. When he wasn't punching the air, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp stood in front of The Kop and just took it all in. Just ...

Messi leads Barca past Liverpool

Soccer May 2, 2019

Messi leads Barca past Liverpool

Facing its toughest opponent of the season, Barcelona once again turned to Lionel Messi to move the team within one step of reaching its first Champions League final in four seasons. Messi scored his 599th and 600th goals for Barcelona to subdue a Liverpool lineup ...

European giants buying into women's soccer

Soccer Apr 29, 2019

European giants buying into women's soccer

Back in 2001-02, the semifinalists in the inaugural UEFA Women's Cup were Frankfurt, HJK Helsinki, Toulouse and Swedish side Umea. Fast forward 17 years to this season, and the presence of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea and Lyon in the semifinals of the Champions League is ...

Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to Spanish League crown

Soccer Apr 28, 2019

Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to Spanish League crown

Lionel Messi conjured the perfect finish to a dominant title march by Barcelona on Saturday, coming off the bench and scoring the goal that clinched the Spanish League crown. After resting until halftime, Messi went on and finally put a shot past Levante goalkeeper Aitor ...

Vissel add Sergi Samper to loaded lineup

Soccer / J. League Mar 7, 2019

Vissel add Sergi Samper to loaded lineup

by Dan Orlowitz

Vissel Kobe has added another name to its ever-growing list of Barcelona connections. The J. League first-division club announced on Thursday the signing of defensive midfielder Sergi Samper, who will become the third player to trade the famed Spanish side's blue and red for Kobe's ...