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Led by reborn Messi, Barca aim for three wins in a row

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:13 PM IST
With Lionel Messi back to his best and linking superbly with teenage sensation Pedri, the Catalans were at times unplayable and recorded their most significant away victory of the season in the league with their first win in Bilbao in four games.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao v FC Barcelona - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - January 6, 2021 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Vincent West(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao v FC Barcelona - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - January 6, 2021 Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Vincent West(REUTERS)

Messi nets 2 in Barcelona win at Bilbao; Atlético upset in Copa

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:10 AM IST
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi.(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi.(AFP)

Messi plays 750th game for Barça, Suárez leads Atlético win

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:30 AM IST
Messi’s latest milestone came less than two weeks after he surpassed Pelé’s all-time club scoring record for Santos by netting his 644th goal for Barcelona.
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Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele in action with Huesca's Alvaro Fernandez and Pablo Insua.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele in action with Huesca's Alvaro Fernandez and Pablo Insua.(REUTERS)

Barca earn narrow win over Huesca

By Reuters | HUESCA, Spain
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Dutch midfielder De Jong arrived at the far post to meet a Messi cross and score on the volley in the 27th minute to give the visitors a deserved lead after a rampant start.
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File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)
File photo of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola(Getty Images)

Manchester City’s Guardiola might prolong managerial career

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Guardiola managed Barcelona from 2008-12 and spent three years in charge of Bayern Munich before joining City, who he has guided to two Premier League titles, three League Cups and an FA Cup since his arrival in 2016.
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Eibar's Pape Diop, left, challenges Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.(AP)
Eibar's Pape Diop, left, challenges Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.(AP)

Barcelona’s Coutinho out for 3 months after knee surgery

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:21 PM IST
The 28-year-old Coutinho underwent “a successful operation on the external meniscus of his left knee,” the club said in a statement.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)

Messi returns for Barca as Koeman warns against dropping more points

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Barca’s all-time top scorer watched on helplessly from the empty Camp Nou stands as his side struggled against the minnows but Koeman said his captain had been working overtime to return to fitness.
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Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks on(Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks on(Getty Images)

Messi’s not moving but Mesut might

By Bhargab Sarmah | Guwahati
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Manchester United and Liverpool could bolster backline in the January transfer window
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Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)

Atlético extends Liga lead after Real Madrid draws at Elche

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The Uruguay striker used a powerful and precise header to send Yannick Carrasco’s lob from a free kick into the lower corner of Getafe’s net in the 20th minute on Wednesday. It was Suárez’s eighth goal in the league this season since leaving Barcelona for one of its top rivals.
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FC Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho(REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho(REUTERS)

Barcelona’s Coutinho to undergo knee surgery, says club

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Coutinho, 28, started the game on the bench and came on in the second half but limped off the pitch during stoppage time as Barcelona finished the game with 10 men having made all their substitutions.
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Eibar's Rafa Soares, left, challenges Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.(AP)
Eibar's Rafa Soares, left, challenges Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.(AP)

Barcelona held 1-1 at home by Eibar without Messi

By Associated Press | BARCELONA, Spain
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Halftime substitute Ousmane Dembele salvaged Barcelona a 1-1 draw when he scored in the 67th. That canceled out Kike García’s opener 10 minutes earlier after a ball-control blunder by center back Ronald Araújo.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman.(REUTERS)

Koeman grateful for Messi support in transitional season for Barca

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Messi said a young team were growing under the Dutchman as they bid to improve on their current fifth place in La Liga, eight points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)

Messi floats future US move, immediate Barcelona plans unclear

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 05:14 AM IST
“I am going to wait until the end of the season (to decide),” the 33-year-old Messi told private Spanish station La Sexta. About fifth-place Barcelona’s future prospects, Messi said “there is no money” and “it is not going to be easy to turn this around.”
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Lionel Messi(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi(Getty Images)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to miss Eibar game with ankle injury

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Lionel Messi is undergoing treatment on his right ankle and will return to training before their visit to Huesca on January 3.
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Lionel Messi counts himself “lucky” to have worked under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona(Twitter)
Lionel Messi counts himself “lucky” to have worked under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona(Twitter)

Messi says ‘lucky’ to have worked under Guardiola

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Messi was a mainstay of Guardiola’s Barca side that won 14 major titles and has been linked with a switch to City since the manager signed a new deal that will keep him at the Premier League club until the end of the 2022-23 season.
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Dubai: Mumbai Indians team pose with the winners trophy after winning the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 against Delhi Capitals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.(PTI)
Dubai: Mumbai Indians team pose with the winners trophy after winning the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 against Delhi Capitals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.(PTI)

Mumbai Indians beat Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona on Facebook popularity in October, November 2020: Study

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Mumbai Indians, across digital platforms, captured fans’ imagination through its engagements clocking cumulative interactions of over 317 Million across all its three social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, earning the cap of the ‘most engaged’ amongst the competing clubs. According to the numbers made available publicly by CrowdTangle and Unmetric, RCB recorded a second best at 277.65 Million and CSK at 189.67 Million.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, takes a shot at goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match.(AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, takes a shot at goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match.(AP)

It has taken sacrifice and hard work to score every one of the 644 goals, says Messi

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:24 PM IST
Messi scored his 644th goal in his 749th match for Barcelona. He has enjoyed a great spell at the club, guiding them to multiple La Liga and Copa Del Rey trophies and also winning the UEFA Champions League four times.
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Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona - Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain - December 22, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Real Valladolid's Hervias(REUTERS)
Real Valladolid v FC Barcelona - Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain - December 22, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action with Real Valladolid's Hervias(REUTERS)

Messi surpasses Pele milestone with help from Barcelona teenager

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Messi, who helped Barcelona win 3-0 at Valladolid, had equaled Pelé’s all-time scoring tally on Saturday. His 643rd career goal for Barcelona since his 2004 debut matched Pelé’s tally for Santos from 1957-74.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files(REUTERS)

Playing without fans horrible and ugly, says Messi

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:28 AM IST
The Catalans were top of La Liga with 11 games to go when last season was disrupted by the pandemic but they surrendered the title to Real Madrid when play resumed in empty stadiums.
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FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.(Reuters)
FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.(Reuters)

Messi dragged ill feeling from failed Barca exit into this season

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Lionel Messi has admitted the ill feeling between him and Barcelona over his attempt to leave the club in the close season has affected his form this season.
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Barcelona:Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, takes a shot at goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. AP/PTI Photo(AP20-12-2020_000008B)(AP)
Barcelona:Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, takes a shot at goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. AP/PTI Photo(AP20-12-2020_000008B)(AP)

Pele congratulates Messi for equalling goal record

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Messi, 33, hit the milestone goal with a diving header just before halftime immediately after his penalty was saved by Valencia keeper Jaume Domenech.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 19, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and coach Ronald Koeman REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Messi equals Pele’s 643 club goals, Barcelona held by Valencia

By Associated Press | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Messi is Barcelona’s and the Spanish league’s all-time leading scorer. In January 2018, he became the most prolific scorer among Europe’s top leagues when he reached 366 league goals, surpassing Gerd Mueller’s Bundesliga mark of 365.
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Barcelona's head coach Ronald Koeman watches the match during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Barcelona's head coach Ronald Koeman watches the match during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Levante at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)

Barcelona is different club now, says Koeman

By Reuters | BARCELONA
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:38 PM IST
Barca face La Liga leaders Real Sociedad on Wednesday hoping to build on their slender 1-0 victory over Levante after suffering painful defeats by Cadiz and Juventus and making their worst start to a league season in 33 years
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The draw for UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches.(Twitter/UEFA Champions League)
The draw for UEFA Champions League Round of 16 matches.(Twitter/UEFA Champions League)

UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw: Barcelona to face PSG, holders Bayern to take on Lazio

By Reuters | Nyon
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The clash of Lionel Messi and Barca with last year’s runners-up PSG is a repeat of their remarkable meeting at the same stage in 2017 when Barca overcame a 4-0 first leg loss to beat the French club 6-1 in Spain.
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Lionel Messi in action against Levante.(Reuters)
Lionel Messi in action against Levante.(Reuters)

La Liga: Messi fires anxious Barca to victory over Levante

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:47 AM IST
Barca had dominated the game but failed to keep their composure in front of goal until Messi latched on to a through ball from Frenkie de Jong and thumped it in off the far post in the 76th minute.
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Cristiano Ronaldo in action.(Reuters)
Cristiano Ronaldo in action.(Reuters)

Juventus grind out win at Genoa with Ronaldo penalties

By Reuters | Genoa, Italy
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Ronaldo, who also converted two penalties in the 3-0 win at Barcelona on Tuesday, struck in the 78th and 89th minutes, taking his tally to 10 in the league this season - as many as the entire Genoa team - and 14 all competitions.
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File photo of Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman(Reuters)
File photo of Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman(Reuters)

Koeman feeling comfortable at Barcelona despite poor results

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Barca fell 12 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with last week’s shock 2-1 defeat by Cadiz before losing 3-0 at home to Juventus to surrender top spot in their Champions League group
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The findings, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, found that ducks, rats, mice, pigs and chickens had lower or no susceptibility to the coronavirus compared to humans.(Pixabay)
The findings, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, found that ducks, rats, mice, pigs and chickens had lower or no susceptibility to the coronavirus compared to humans.(Pixabay)

‘Animals most susceptible to coronavirus infection after humans’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | London
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Humans, followed by ferrets, and to a lesser extent cats, civets and dogs are the animals most likely to be infected with the novel coronavirus.
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Skateboarder Petar "Stewie" Stantchev does a trick, known as a nollie 360 flip, in front of Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum.(REUTERS)
Skateboarder Petar "Stewie" Stantchev does a trick, known as a nollie 360 flip, in front of Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum.(REUTERS)

Barcelona skateboarder with an arsenal of tricks proves height is no big deal

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Barcelona
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Petar “Stewie” Stantchev, who speaks four languages and works a customer service night job for a motorcycle-renting app that sustains his skateboarding passion.
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Photo of Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann(Twitter)
Photo of Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann(Twitter)

Antoine Griezmann hopes Juventus defeat awakens drowsy Barca

By Reuters | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The loss followed Saturday’s shock defeat by Cadiz and meant Barca failed to finish top of their group for the first time in 13 seasons and will be unseeded for the last-16 draw.
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