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, ...

Koeman to take dream job at Barca, reveals Bartomeu

Soccer Aug 19, 2020

Koeman to take dream job at Barca, reveals Bartomeu

Ronald Koeman is set to take his dream job at Barcelona after the Catalan giants' president Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed on Tuesday the Dutchman will be their next coach. Former Barca star Koeman, who has been in charge of the Netherlands since 2018, will replace ...

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 ...

Lionel Messi named Barcelona's new captain

Soccer Aug 11, 2018

Lionel Messi named Barcelona's new captain

Lionel Messi was named as Barcelona's captain on Friday following the departure of long-serving midfielder Andres Iniesta, while defenders Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto were named new vice captains. Messi, Barca's all-time top scorer, has been a vice-captain since 2015 and takes the club's armband ...

Messi expresses optimism for upcoming season under new manager

Soccer Jul 13, 2017

Messi expresses optimism for upcoming season under new manager

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said Thursday he is pinning his hopes on a good start to the season under new manager Ernesto Valverde. The Spanish powerhouse in May confirmed Valverde, who stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao, as their new manager ...