Own goals help Barcelona win 3-0 at Girona to increase lead

GIRONA, Spain — Barcelona was helped by two own goals from Girona as it eased to a 3-0 win and kept its perfect record in the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona increased its lead of the league to four points after Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to leapfrog the Andalucian club into second place. Sevilla…



Messi nets 3, Dembele debuts as Barca routs Espanyol 5-0

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and Ousmane Dembele set up a goal in his debut for Barcelona in a comfortable 5-0 win over crosstown rival Espanyol on Saturday. Messi struck twice in the first half, and leads the Spanish league with five goals. Gerard Pique headed in a fourth goal. After…


Barcelona says Liverpool offered to sell Countinho for 200M

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona says it rejected a last-minute offer from Liverpool to sell midfielder Philippe Coutinho for (euro)200 million ($237 million) the Spanish club on Friday, the final day of the transfer window. Club official Albert Soler said on Saturday that “at the last hour, after weeks of offers and negotiations, Liverpool offered us…


Is Barcelona Now Everything It Once Ridiculed Real Madrid To Be?

On the 3rd of June, 2017, Zinedine Zidane added another feather to his cap by becoming the first manager to win consecutive Champions League titles, a feat he accomplished when his Real Madrid side dismantled Italian giants Juventus at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. The victory marked Real’s ‘La DuoDecima’ – An unprecedented twelfth European […]


Transfer rumor roundup: Is Messi to Man City a real option?

The Barcelona legend continues to delay contract talks with the club, leaving many wondering what the Argentina goalscorer will opt to do.


Barcelona reportedly finalizes lucrative Dembele deal

The reported move by the Blaugrana would make Dembele the second-largest acquisition in soccer history.


Barcelona sues Neymar for $10M signing bonus

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona is suing Neymar for the (euro)8.5 million euro ($10 million) bonus it paid the Brazil striker for signing a contract he later broke to join Paris Saint-Germain on a world-record transfer. Barcelona said on Tuesday that it wants Neymar to pay back the bonus for a contract in Oct. 2016 that…