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Barcelona signs Francisco Trincao; Yannick Carrasco heads back to Atletico

Barcelona signed two young players to join the club after the season and Atletico Madrid announced the return of Yannick Carrasco as the winter transfer window closed in Spain.

Ball possession not producing more goals for Barcelona

Still new and finding his way, Barcelona coach Quique Setien has already had to rely on some timely goals to avoid embarrassing losses.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Spanish league considers legal action over ‘clasico’ change

In the latest twist of a never-ending power struggle, the Spanish league said Wednesday it will consider legal action against the Spanish soccer federation’s decision to play the “clasico” match …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Barcelona vs. Real Madrid likely to be moved to December

This month’s Spanish league “clasico” match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is expected to be postponed until December because of a planned separatist rally in the Catalan capital.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Spanish roundup: Lionel Messi hurt again as Barcelona beats Villarreal 2-1

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave a glimpse of what the duo can achieve for Barcelona, but the partnership didn’t last long because of another injury to Messi.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years

Antoine Griezmann couldn’t make up for Lionel Messi’s absence and Barcelona opened its Spanish league campaign with a 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao. Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz scored the winner …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Bayern Munich agrees to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona. The 27-year-old Coutinho failed to live up to expectations after joining Barcelona in 2017 for a …

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

France star Antoine Griezmann joins Barcelona from Atletico

Barcelona says France forward Antoine Griezmann has agreed to join the Spanish champions after it paid his buyout clause to free him from rival Atletico Madrid. Barcelona says on Friday …

UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Upset with Barcelona, Atletico says it wants Antoine Griezmann back

Barcelona’s attempt to sign Antoine Griezmann has hit a setback after Atletico Madrid accused the Catalan club of negotiating with the player without its consent before his contract was over. …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Lyon beats Barcelona 4-1 to win UEFA Women’s Champions League

Lyon beat Barcelona 4-1 in the final to win its fourth consecutive Women’s Champions League in Budapest. Ada Hegerberg scored three times in the first half to star for the …

Barcelona’s fall highlights team’s Lionel Messi-dependency

Lionel Messi wasn’t able to come to the rescue this time. Messi has come up with extraordinary goals and incredible assists for Barcelona over the years. And it was his …

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Liverpool ousts Barca in historic UEFA Champions League comeback

Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final with a 4-0 win over Lionel Messi’s Barcelona. The English club overturned a …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Lionel Messi hits 600 goals with a brace, Barca beats Liverpool 3-0

Lionel Messi hit the 600-goal mark for Barcelona after striking twice to lead the Spanish club to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League …

UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Barcelona manages Lionel Messi’s time ahead of Champions League

Barcelona will need the best of Lionel Messi when it plays Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday so it has worked as hard as …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Lionel Messi ends Manchester United’s hopes of another Camp Nou comeback

Lionel Messi scored two goals to help deal Manchester United a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday, sending Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals for the first time in four seasons on …

Lionel Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. After a 0-0 first-leg draw, Luis Suarez …

Lionel Messi breaks right arm, out for about 3 weeks

Lionel Messi has broken a bone in his right arm and will be sidelined for about three weeks.

Andres Iniesta exit deprives Barca of humble star who kept winning

Andres Iniesta means so much more to Barcelona than the 30-plus titles he helped add to its trophy case. The Spaniard, who is leaving the club at the end of …

Barcelona unable to find its stride in UEFA Champions League

The Champions League suddenly has become a tough challenge for Barcelona. The Spanish club thrived in nearly every competition it played in the last few years but has failed to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

‘It seems untrue’: Roma stuns Barcelona in UEFA Champions League

Roma pulls off an extraordinary comeback with a 3-0 win over Barcelona to reach the Champions League semifinals and overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg. The Giallorossi advanced …

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 in UCL quarterfinals

A pair of own goals by Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas helped Barcelona beat Roma 4-1 in the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. Gerard Pique …

Lionel Messi reaches 100 UCL goals, Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0

Lionel Messi scored his 99th and 100th goals in the Champions League to send Barcelona through to the quarterfinals for the 11th straight season with a 3-0 win over Chelsea …

Lionel Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca UCL draw

Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth attempt to recover a 1-1 draw for Barcelona in the Champions League last-16. The Argentine canceled out Willian’s strike …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez out 4 weeks with right knee injury

Barcelona says striker Luis Suarez will be sidelined for four weeks. The announcement comes only days before the team is about to start the Spanish league season. Suarez will miss …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Neymar’s move joins landmark deals in soccer history

From the likes of Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to today’s global soccer stars, here’s a look at some previous landmark football transfers following Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG signing Neymar a PR coup for isolated Qatar

Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain has obliterated world soccer’s transfer record in a major coup for the French club – and the tiny energy-rich emirate of Qatar. By signing the …

Neymar leaves Barcelona without its heir to Lionel Messi

Barcelona is facing an uncertain future without Lionel Messi’s heir apparent. Neymar flourished alongside Messi for four seasons, and everyone in Barcelona– executives, players, fans– counted on the 25-year-old Brazil …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

How soccer’s financial rules impact Neymar’s move to Paris

Rules aimed at preventing unfettered spending by European soccer clubs will not disrupt Neymar’s world-record transfer from Spain’s Barcelona to France’s Paris-Saint Germain in the coming days. Any consequences would …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Neymar signs 5-year deal with PSG in world-record transfer

Neymar has become the most expensive player in soccer history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million). PSG activated the release …

UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game

Barcelona defeated Alaves 3-1 to win the Copa del Rey in coach Luis Enrique’s final game with the club. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Paco Alcacer scored in the first half …