Messi's free-kick magic keeps Barca top
Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of La Liga with
Messi’s fifth place in Ballon d’Or ‘absurd’, declares Barca boss
Lionel Messi finishing fifth in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was “absurd”, says Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde.
Barca suffer first league home defeat in two years, Real boost Solari hopes
Barcelona lost at home in La Liga for the first time in more than two years as Real Betis pulled off a stunning 4-3 victory on Sunday, despite Lionel Messi scoring twice on his return from injury.
Messi ready as Barca drop Dembele
Ernesto Valverde has indicated Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti are both ready to return for Barcelona against Real Betis on Sunday but Ousmane Dembele has been dropped. Messi has been out since breaking his arm against Sevilla on October 20 while Umtiti has been nursing a knee problem and has not played since September 26.
Injured Messi out of Barca's clash at Inter
Lionel Messi was left out of Barcelona's Champions League clash at Inter Milan on Tuesday as the Group B leaders aim to qualify for the last 16. Messi is recovering from a broken arm suffered last month, and Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has opted to leave the superstar attacker out of the match at the…
Barca's support cast show their worth as Messi nears return against Inter
Lionel Messi could make an earlier return than expected against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday but Barcelona have hardly missed him.
‘I don’t know if Messi will be on Ballon d’Or podium this time’
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he has plenty of contenders capable of taking his Ballon D’Or crown this year, but doesn’t believe Lionel Messi is one of them. The Juventus striker is looking to claim his third title in a row, and what would a record-breaking sixth for an individual. He is currently tied on five with…
Suarez’s hat-trick as Barca debase Real Madrid 5-1
Former Spain boss Lopetegui was said to be on the brink of the sack after losing to Levante last week and he cut a disheartened figure on the Camp Nou touchline as Madrid were dismantled in his 14th game in charge. The irrepressible Suarez-led Barca, who were rampant even without Lionel Messi and capitalised on…