Iniesta, Torres given emotional send-offs on final day of season

Iniesta, Torres given emotional send-offs on final day of season

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta and team mates celebrate after the match (REUTERS)   BARCELONA, MAY 21 (REUTERS): Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta lifted a ninth Liga title after his side beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Sunday in an emotional final game for the midfielder at the Nou Camp while Fernando Torres scored twice in his final game […]

Neymar to Real would be tough for Barcelona, says Messi

Neymar to Real would be tough for Barcelona, says Messi

BUENOS AIRES, May 16 (Reuters): It would be a major blow to Barcelona if Neymar moved from Paris St Germain to Real Madrid, the Brazil striker’s ex-team mate Lionel Messi said on Tuesday.   The Argentine, who won the Champions League and two of his La Liga titles with Neymar alongside him at Barcelona, said […]

Barcelona lose unbeaten run at Levante while Messi stays home

Barcelona lose unbeaten run at Levante while Messi stays home

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho and Andres Iniesta look dejected after Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng scores their second goal. (Reuters Photo)   VALENCIA, May 14 (Reuters): Barcelona’s hopes of completing an unbeaten La Liga season ended in thrilling fashion on Sunday as the champions suffered a shock 5-4 defeat at Levante in their 37th and penultimate game of […]

Hamilton ends Vettel’s pole run in Spain

Hamilton ends Vettel’s pole run in Spain

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice (REUTERS)   BARCELONA, May 12 (Reuters): Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton seized pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday in a Mercedes one-two that ended Sebastian Vettel’s bid for a fourth in a row.   The Briton, leading his Ferrari rival by four points after four races, […]

Barca’s Roberto handed four-game ban for striking Marcelo

Barca’s Roberto handed four-game ban for striking Marcelo

Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto is shown a red card by referee Alejandro Hernandez (REUTERS)   BARCELONA, May 9 (Reuters): Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto will miss the rest of the Liga season and the first match of the next campaign after being given a four-game ban for striking Real Madrid’s Marcelo in last Sunday’s tension-filled 2-2 draw […]

Bale denies 10-man Barca win in feisty Clasico

Bale denies 10-man Barca win in feisty Clasico

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale in action with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (REUTERS)   BARCELONA, MAY 7 (Reuters): Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale lashed home to deny La Liga champions Barcelona victory in an ill-tempered ‘Clasico’ which finished 2-2 at the Nou Camp on Sunday after the home side had Sergi Roberto sent off at the end […]

Messi hat-trick helps Barca seal Spanish League title

Messi hat-trick helps Barca seal Spanish League title

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal (REUTERS)   Madrid, April 30 (IANS): Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona won 4-2 away to Deportivo la Coruna to be confirmed as Spanish La Liga Champions for the 25th time in their football history and the third time in five years.   Messi scored […]

Barca move closer to title, Sevilla draw thriller

Barca move closer to title, Sevilla draw thriller

Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – FC Barcelona vs Valencia – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – April 14, 2018 Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho in action with Valencia’s Santi Mina REUTERS/Albert Gea   BARCELONA, April 15 (Reuters) – Barcelona responded to the shock of being eliminated from the Champions League by AS Roma by beating Valencia […]

Soccer: Roma dump Barca out of Champions League with stunning win

Soccer: Roma dump Barca out of Champions League with stunning win

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg – AS Roma vs FC Barcelona – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy – April 10, 2018 Roma’s Konstantinos Manolas celebrates with Kevin Strootman after the match REUTERS/Max Rossi   ROME, April 11 (Reuters) – AS Roma pulled off one of the great Champions League comebacks by knocking […]

Soccer: Barcelona secure big win as Roma self-destruct

Soccer: Barcelona secure big win as Roma self-destruct

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – FC Barcelona vs AS Roma – Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain – April 4, 2018 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Roma’s Diego Perotti REUTERS/Albert Gea   BARCELONA, April 5  (Reuters) – Barcelona capitalised on two disastrous own goals by AS Roma to thrash the Italian […]

Barca reach King’s Cup final again as Coutinho strikes

Barca reach King’s Cup final again as Coutinho strikes

Soccer Football – Spanish King’s Cup Semi Final Second Leg – Valencia vs FC Barcelona – Mestalla, Valencia, Spain – February 8, 2018 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya and Gabriel Paulista REUTERS/Heino Kalis   BARCELONA, February 9 (Reuters) – Barcelona reached the King’s Cup final for a record fifth year […]

Nadal begins new era without mentor Toni Nadal in Australia

Nadal begins new era without mentor Toni Nadal in Australia

Spain’s Rafael Nadal talks with his coach Carlos Moya during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Reuters Photo) BARCELONA, JANUARY 10 (REUTERS): Rafael Nadal showed that talk of his demise had been exaggerated by winning the French and U.S. Open titles last year although he faces a battle to repeat those […]

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