Tag Archives: Barca


Barca’s Messi receives record sixth European Golden Shoe

10 October, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona forward Lionel Messi picked up a record-extending sixth – and third consecutive – European Golden Shoe award on Wednesday following his outstanding individual 2018-19 domestic campaign. The award is presented to the top goalscorer in league football across Europe, with the Argentine finding the net 36 times last season as Barca … Read More


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Barca beaten in Bilbao by thunderous strike from Aduriz

08 August, 2019 10:21 am 10:21 am

BILBAO (Reuters) – La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first opening day defeat of the season in 11 years when they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao thanks to a sensational late overhead kick from veteran striker Aritz Aduriz. The 38-year-old came off the bench late in the game and soon made Barca pay … Read More


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Barca reach semis with Messi exhibition against Man United in Champions Lea...

04 April, 2019 10:34 am 10:34 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi produced another masterful Champions League performance to knock out Manchester United and fire Barcelona into the semi-finals for the first time in four years, scoring twice in a 3-0 home win on Tuesday. Barca, who toyed with United for the majority of the encounter, sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory and … Read More


Messi and Suarez late show rescues Barca in 4-4 draw at Villarreal

04 April, 2019 10:04 am 10:04 am

VILA-REAL, Spain (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench in his side’s hour of need to inspire the Liga leaders to battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch a remarkable 4-4 draw at struggling Villarreal on Tuesday. The Catalans avoided a first league loss since November with a thumping left-foot … Read More


Marvellous Messi hits hat-trick as Barca torment Betis

03 March, 2019 1:36 pm 1:36 pm

SEVILLE, Spain (Reuters) – Lionel Messi was lauded by opposition supporters on Sunday after he scored an outstanding hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 win at Real Betis, which put the Catalans 10 points clear at the top of La Liga with 10 games remaining. With Barca’s nearest challengers Atletico Madrid falling to a 2-0 defeat at … Read More


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Valencia to face Barca in Copa final after seeing off Betis

03 March, 2019 9:34 am 9:34 am

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Valencia set up a Copa del Rey showdown with Barcelona as they reached the final for the first time in 11 years by beating Real Betis 1-0 at a bouncing Mestalla on Thursday where a second-half Rodrigo Moreno strike gave them a 3-2 aggregate win. Valencia, who lifted the trophy on their … Read More


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‘Decisive’ Messi downs Sevilla with 50th career hat-trick

02 February, 2019 10:09 am 10:09 am

SEVILLE (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-2 win at Sevilla after the champions had twice fallen behind, giving the Catalans a 10-point lead at the top of La Liga. Sevilla, who have only won once in the league in 2019, took the lead midway through the … Read More


Suarez strikes late as Barca snatch victory at Rayo

11 November, 2018 1:15 pm 1:15 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez earned La Liga champions Barcelona a 3-2 win at struggling Rayo Vallecano on Saturday to keep them clear at the top of the standings. Suarez slotted in a cross from Jordi Alba from close range to give Barca a deserved lead in the 11th … Read More


Lopetegui guaranteed to be Real coach against Barca – Butragueno

10 October, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Under-fire coach Julen Lopetegui will still be in charge of Real Madrid for Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ away to arch rivals Barcelona, club director Emilio Butragueno said after an unconvincing 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday. Lopetegui said before facing Plzen he could not guarantee whether he would be … Read More


Barca, Atletico scrape past La Liga new boys

08 August, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were both made to work hard for narrow 1-0 victories over newly-promoted duo Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano . Ernesto Valverde’s side were second best for large parts of their visit to the Jose Zorilla, however a second half strike from Ousmane Dembele ultimately proved the difference. Valladolid … Read More


Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

08 August, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Philippe Coutinho. Barca had dominated the late kick-off at a quiet Nou Camp but again … Read More


Barca lift Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save

08 August, 2018 9:15 am 9:15 am

TANGIER, Morroco (Reuters) – Barcelona lifted the Spanish Super Cup for a record extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a stunning strike from France winger Ousmane Dembele and a penalty save in stoppage time from Marc-Andre ter Stegen. King’s Cup runners-up Sevilla took a surprise lead … Read More