Sergio Ramos and VAR key to Real Madrid win at Barcelona

Soccer Oct 25, 2020

Sergio Ramos and VAR key to Real Madrid win at Barcelona

Defender Sergio Ramos showed once again why he is the heart of Real Madrid in leading the team to a 3-1 win at Barcelona -- with a little help from the video assistant referee. Ramos created and scored the winning goal in their first meeting ...

Barcelona and Madrid lose ahead of Champions League openers

Soccer Oct 18, 2020

Barcelona and Madrid lose ahead of Champions League openers

Barcelona and Real Madrid lost for the first time this season on Saturday against modest Spanish league opposition, increasing the doubts over their stalled attacks ahead of Champions League openers and their own "clasico” clash. Barcelona had its first defeat under Ronald Koeman when it ...

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to clash in CL group stage

Soccer Oct 2, 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to clash in CL group stage

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will face each other in the Champions League group stage for the first time — and fans could be allowed back in to watch. Messi’s Barcelona was drawn from the pot of second-seeded teams Thursday into the group where Ronaldo’s ...

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 ...