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Umtiti takes salary cut, allows Barcelona to register Torres

Torres was presented last week but hadn't been added to the squad because Barcelona couldn't make room for him without breaching the Spanish league's strict financial fair play rules.
Umtiti takes salary cut, allows Barcelona to register Torres
Umtiti takes salary cut, allows Barcelona to register Torres
Updated on Jan 10, 2022 10:48 PM IST
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Barcelona defender Eric Garcia out for five weeks after right hamstring injury

The Barca defender left the field after 54 minutes of the game in Granada on Saturday, being replaced by Clement Lenglet.
FC Barcelona's Eric Garcia in action with Elche's Lucas Perez (REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's Eric Garcia in action with Elche's Lucas Perez (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 10:08 PM IST
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ANI | , Barcelona

Benzema, Vinicius net braces in Real Madrid's win over Valencia; Barcelona draw

  • Madrid increased its lead over second-placed Sevilla to eight points before it plays Getafe on Sunday.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 09:39 AM IST
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PTI | , Barcelona

Football: Here’s what we can look forward to in 2022

  • There’s a lot to follow in the year that begins with focus on Africa and ends with all eyes on Asia.
Football: Here’s what we can look forward to in 2022(GETTY IMAGES)
Football: Here’s what we can look forward to in 2022(GETTY IMAGES)
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 08:33 PM IST
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Gerard Pique posts bank statement to hit back over Barcelona salary speculation

  • Pique has repeatedly insisted that he has taken a pay cut in order to help Barcelona ease its financial issues.
Barcelona's Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group E football match between F.C. Barcelona and Dinamo Kyiv.(AP)
Barcelona's Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a Champions League group E football match between F.C. Barcelona and Dinamo Kyiv.(AP)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 09:09 AM IST
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ANI | , Barcelona

Barcelona fight back to advance in Copa del Rey

  • Barca joined Espanyol, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano, Mallorca and third-tier Atletico Baleares as the first clubs to advance into the last-16.
Barcelona coach Xavi reacts.(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Xavi reacts.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 07:35 AM IST
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Barcelona's Jordi Alba tests positive for Covid-19

Barcelona left back Jordi Alba is set to miss Sunday's league trip to Real Mallorca after testing positive for Covid-19, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.
Jordi Alba (left) and Gerard Pique during the match between Sevilla and Barcelona. (AP)
Jordi Alba (left) and Gerard Pique during the match between Sevilla and Barcelona. (AP)
Published on Dec 28, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Have to learn and be more responsible: Xavi on Barcelona's underperformance

  • Xavi expressed his disappointment on his side's below-par performance in the La-Liga clash against Elche FC.
Barcelona's head coach Xavi Hernandez(AP)
Barcelona's head coach Xavi Hernandez(AP)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 07:00 PM IST
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ANI | , Barcelona

VIDEO: Aguero in tears as he announces retirement due to heart condition

  • Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement football at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with a heart condition. While making the it official during a press conference at Camp Nou, the Argentina and Barcelona striker broke down in tears.
VIDEO: Sergio Aguero breaks down in tears as Barcelona striker announces retirement from football due to heart condition(TWITTER/SCREENGRAB)
VIDEO: Sergio Aguero breaks down in tears as Barcelona striker announces retirement from football due to heart condition(TWITTER/SCREENGRAB)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 05:46 PM IST
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Barcelona to face Napoli in Europa League knockout round playoffs

Barcelona, who crashed out of the Champions League after finishing third in their group, will host Napoli in the first leg on Feb. 17 before playing away a week later.
Barcelona to face Napoli in Europa League knockout round playoffs(REUTERS)
Barcelona to face Napoli in Europa League knockout round playoffs(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 08:24 PM IST
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La Liga: Osasuna snatch draw against Barcelona with late stunner

Deprived of seven key players through injury, Barca coach Xavi Hernandez was forced to turn to his youngsters and 19-year-olds Nico Gonzalez and Abdessamad Ezzalzouli both scored as the visitors twice took the lead.
La Liga: Osasuna snatch draw against Barcelona with late stunner
La Liga: Osasuna snatch draw against Barcelona with late stunner
Published on Dec 12, 2021 11:39 PM IST
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Former Barcelona youth coach investigated for sexual abuse

Xavi spoke shortly after authorities in northeastern Spain said they were opening an investigation after newspaper ARA reported that over 60 of his former students accuse Albert Benaiges of having sexually abused them while he was a physical education teacher at a public school in Barcelona. 
Former Barcelona youth coach investigated for sexual abuse(TWITTER)
Former Barcelona youth coach investigated for sexual abuse(TWITTER)
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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Barcelona out of Champions League after loss to Bayern Munich

  • Barcelona will not play in the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the first time in 18 years after a 0-3 loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday ensured the Catalan club was eliminated from European soccer's premier competition.
Barcelona will not make the Champions League knockouts. (Getty)
Barcelona will not make the Champions League knockouts. (Getty)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 07:31 AM IST
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La Liga: Barcelona loses to Betis 1-0 before critical Bayern trip

  • Barcelona lost its first match under Xavi Hernández on Saturday when it fell to Real Betis 1-0 at home just before its critical trip to Bayern Munich.
Betis players celebrate at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Betis won 1-0. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Betis players celebrate at the end of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Betis won 1-0. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)(AP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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La Liga: Memphis Depay late goal key to Barcelona ending winless run on road

  • The Netherlands striker Memphis Depay scored just in time to defuse a Villarreal comeback and secure Barcelona's 3-1 victory on Saturday, and end his team’s winless record in the Spanish La Liga.
La Liga: Memphis Depay late goal key to Barcelona ending winless run on road(AP)
La Liga: Memphis Depay late goal key to Barcelona ending winless run on road(AP)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 07:23 AM IST
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Barcelona held by Benfica at home in Champions League

  • A win at the Camp Nou Stadium would have guaranteed Barcelona a spot in the knockout stages for the 18th straight season, but it couldn’t capitalize on its chances in what was Xavi Hernández’s coaching debut in the top European club competition.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - FC Barcelona v Benfica - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 23, 2021 FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group E - FC Barcelona v Benfica - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 23, 2021 FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 24, 2021 07:55 AM IST
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Xavi seeks fan backing as new Barca boss prepares for Espanyol test

  • The Camp Nou can accommodate more than 99,000 fans but Barca have struggled to draw crowds amid their struggles this season, with a little over 37,000 fans present at the venue for their 1-1 draw with Alaves.
Xavi.(AP)
Xavi.(AP)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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LaLiga returns with all eyes on Xavi's first game at Barcelona

New manager Xavi will take charge of the team in the Catalonia derby against Espanyol on Saturday and three days later Barca host Benfica in a game that could secure their place in the Champions League last 16.
FC Barcelona's new coach Xavi Hernandez waves during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.(AP)
FC Barcelona's new coach Xavi Hernandez waves during his official presentation at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.(AP)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 05:59 PM IST
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Barcelona draw 3-3 at Celta Vigo after stunning second-half collapse

Celta captain Iago Aspas completed a remarkable second-half comeback from the hosts by scoring in the fifth minute of added time after he had pulled their first goal back in the 52nd and Nolito had struck in the 74th to set up a tense finish.
Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas, centre, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Celta and Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.(AP)
Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas, centre, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Celta and Barcelona at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.(AP)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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Xavi back at Barcelona, named head coach until 2024

"FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Xavi Hernandez for him to become first team coach for the rest of the current season and two more seasons," the club said in a statement
FILE PHOTO: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 09:55 AM IST
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Barcelona fires coach Koeman after poor start, Xavi frontrunner as new manager

  • Barcelona announced Koeman’s firing shortly after the team’s 1-0 loss at Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish league on Wednesday. The loss followed a 2-1 home loss to rival Real Madrid in the “clásico” at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 28, 2021 08:00 AM IST
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Could Hazard leave Madrid by end of season? Ex defender Fernando Sanz explains

  • Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has barely played for the club since joining them in 2019 and with pressure mounting at a high rate, former club defender Fernando Sanz explains why he could leave Los Blancos by the end of the season. 
Could Eden Hazard leave Real Madrid by end of season? Former defender Fernando Sanz explains why it could happen.(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Could Eden Hazard leave Real Madrid by end of season? Former defender Fernando Sanz explains why it could happen.(AGENCIES/HT COLLAGE)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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El Clasico: 'They make us enthusiastic about future of a better Barcelona'

  • Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia, while talking about the upcoming El Clasico fixture against Real Madrid in an exclusive interview, said that the addition of Sergio Aguero, alongside the likes of Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay, can bolster the side's chances of rediscovering form.
El Clascio: Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia explains how the prospect of Sergio Aguero linking up with Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay is exciting news (FILE IMAGE)(TWITTER)
El Clascio: Former Barcelona winger Luis Garcia explains how the prospect of Sergio Aguero linking up with Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay is exciting news (FILE IMAGE)(TWITTER)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 06:42 PM IST
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ByShivansh Gupta

Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism

  • The consequences of months without tourists are painfully obvious across Barcelona: A number of stores have even gone out of business on one of the city's most important tourist streets.
Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism(Jonas Martiny/DW)
Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism(Jonas Martiny/DW)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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Mandana Karimi stunned Barcelona looking like this…

  • In the pictures, Mandana chose to go all black for a day out in the city. The actor posed in a black body-hugging dress with a thigh-high slit in the middle. High-neck and full sleeved, the dress perfectly hugged her body at the right places and showed off the curves.
Mandana Karimi is stunning Barcelona looking like this…(Instagram/@mandanakarimi)
Mandana Karimi is stunning Barcelona looking like this…(Instagram/@mandanakarimi)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 01:30 PM IST
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ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Barcelona says audit shows club was technically bankrupt

  • Barcelona CEO Ferrán Reverter presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation while releasing the results from a Deloitte audit that started after Laporta arrived in March following the resignation of former president Josep Bartomeu and his board of directors last year.
FC Barcelona club President Joan Laporta scratches his face during a news conference in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Barcelona announced on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 that Lionel Messi will not stay with the club. He is leaving after 17 successful seasons in which he propelled the Catalan club to glory, helping it win numerous domestic and international titles since debuting as a teenager.(AP)
FC Barcelona club President Joan Laporta scratches his face during a news conference in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Barcelona announced on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 that Lionel Messi will not stay with the club. He is leaving after 17 successful seasons in which he propelled the Catalan club to glory, helping it win numerous domestic and international titles since debuting as a teenager.(AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 07:22 PM IST
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Manager Ronald Koeman not worried about Barcelona future, hopeful of turnaround

Speaking ahead of Monday's home game against Granada, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he is not worried about his future despite criticism in the wake of last week's drubbing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Manager Ronald Koeman not worried about Barcelona future, hopeful of turnaround(REUTERS)
Manager Ronald Koeman not worried about Barcelona future, hopeful of turnaround(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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Barcelona veterans take pay cuts so club can register Aguero

Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have taken pay cuts at Barcelona to allow the team to register Sergio Aguero to play in the Spanish league, the Catalan club said Tuesday.
Barcelona veterans take pay cuts so club can register Aguero(REUTERS)
Barcelona veterans take pay cuts so club can register Aguero(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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La Liga: Depay leads Barcelona to 2-1 victory over Getafe in Spain

  • Memphis Depay continued his good run with Barcelona, scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Getafe in the Spanish league on Sunday
La Liga: Depay leads Barcelona to 2-1 victory over Getafe in Spain(AP)
La Liga: Depay leads Barcelona to 2-1 victory over Getafe in Spain(AP)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 11:38 PM IST
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Barcelona to give Pedri 2-week break after marathon run

  • Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said Friday that his prized midfielder will take a two-week break after Saturday’s match against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league.
Pedri Gonzalez(AP)
Pedri Gonzalez(AP)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 10:16 PM IST
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