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Barcelona rallies to top Real Madrid, move closer to LaLiga title after Clasico

Closer than ever to the title, Barcelona finished the last Spanish league “clasico” of the season by celebrating on the field at Camp Nou. Real Madrid was left complaining about the refereeing after seeing its chances of retaining the title all but end.

Referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea shows a yellow card as p[layers react during the Spanish La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou(AP)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 08:00 AM IST
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Clasico overshadowed by Barcelona referee corruption charge

Barca have been charged with corruption by Spanish prosecutors for payments between 2001 and 2018 to the company of former refereeing chief Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, totalling around 7.3 million euros ($7.8 million).

Barcelona players celebrate after Barcelona's Franck Kessie scores his side's opening goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey semi final(AP)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:32 AM IST

Barcelona can virtually clinch Liga title in decisive Clasico

Madrid won the first La Liga Clasico 3-1 in October but Xavi's side have vastly improved since then. The coach is desperate to win the league title to validate the team's growth, while for the club it would represent a swift return on their outlay last summer.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Raphinha (C) and teammates celebrate victory at the end of the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on March 12, 2023. - FC Barcelona won 0-1. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)(AFP)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 08:38 AM IST

Raphinha strikes again to help Barcelona secure 1-0 win vs Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona winger Raphinha secured a 1-0 win in LaLiga for the second straight week this time at Athletic Bilbao as his side tightened their grip on top spot ahead of a potentially season-defining week in which they host second-placed Real Madrid.

Barcelona's Raphinha, center left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal (AP)
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 10:55 AM IST
Reuters | , Bilbao

Real Madrid to take action against Barcelona over payments

Barcelona has been under scrutiny since the payments to the committee official became public last month. The payments were initially investigated as part of a tax probe into the company.

FILE - FC Barcelona club President Joan Laporta pauses during a news conference in Barcelona, Spain, on Aug. 6, 2021. Spanish state prosecutors have formally accused Barcelona soccer club of corruption because of its payments of large sums of money for several years to the vice president of the refereeing committee. The decision has been made official on Friday, March 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 08:04 PM IST
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Real Madrid beat Espanyol 3-1, eyes Liverpool and Clasico

Vinícius Júnior sparked Real Madrid’s 3-1 comeback win over Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday, keeping leader Barcelona within reach before the rivals meet next weekend.

Real Madrid's Nacho, center, dribbles between Espanyol players(AP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 08:07 AM IST
AP | , Barcelona

Barcelona take 9-point lead after Real Madrid held by Betis

In three days, Barcelona has enjoyed seeing rival Real Madrid take two blows.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - FC Barcelona v Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - March 5, 2023 FC Barcelona's Raphinha celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 07:37 AM IST
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Watch: Real Madrid vs Barcelona turns into WWE as Vinicius roughens up De Jong

Vinicius Jr and Frenkie de Jong got into a wrestling competition during Barcelona's 1-0 win vs Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey.

Vinicius Jr and Frenkie de Jong clash in the Copa del Rey.
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 05:16 PM IST

Copa del Rey: Barcelona earn gutsy 1-0 win at Real in semi-final first leg

Barca earned a much-needed win after arriving in the Spanish capital under pressure having been knocked out of the Europa League and losing at lowly Almeria to halt a seven-game winning streak in LaLiga.

Barcelona players celebrate after Barcelona's Franck Kessie scores his side's opening goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey semi final(AP)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 07:20 AM IST
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Copa del Rey: When and where to watch El Clasico?

Barcelona are set to miss the services of star striker Robert Lewandowski while Real Madrid's star-studded attack will be led by the world-class duo of Vinícius Junior and Karim Benzema.

Barcelona are set to miss the services of Lewandowski while Real Madrid's star-studded attack will be led by Benzema(AP)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 11:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Barcelona stunned by lowly Almeria, suffer blow in La Liga title race

Almeria halted Barca's seven game winning streak in the league and delivered another blow to the Catalans who, after going unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions, have now lost two straight matches after being knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday.

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski leaves the pitch at the end of their 1-0 loss to Almeria in La Liga.(AP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 10:14 AM IST
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‘If we can beat Barcelona, we can beat anyone’: Manchester United coach Ten Hag

United remain in four competitions this season after earning a 2-1 victory in their Europa League playoff second leg to knock out the Spanish side 4-3 on aggregate.

Manchester United's head coach Erik ten Hag applauds fans at the end of the Europa League playoff second leg soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Manchester United won 2-1. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)(AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 09:33 AM IST
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Barcelona, Manchester United play 2-2 thriller in Europa League

It sets up an enticing second leg at Old Trafford next Thursday with a place in the round of 16 at stake.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, right, and Barcelona's goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen shake hands after the end of the Europa League playoff first leg soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. The game ended 2-2. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)(AP)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 07:12 AM IST
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Barcelona beat Villareal 1-0 to go 11 points clear in LaLiga

The win leaves Barca top of the standings on 56 points after 21 games, while Villareal are in eighth position on 31 points, seven off La Liga's fourth Champions League place, currently occupied by Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona's players celebrate victory at the end of the Spanish League football match between Villarreal CF and FC Barcelona(AFP)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 07:32 AM IST
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'Both deserve to be in Champions League': Xavi talks Man Utd clash, Erik Ten Hag

Xavi feels both, Barcelona and Manchester United are at a similar stage in their 'revival' as the two clubs meet in the Europa League later this month

Xavi(FC Barcleona)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 06:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lewandowski scores, Barcelona beat Betis to reach 50-point mark

Lewandowski ended his scoring drought in the league to help Barcelona defeat Real Betis 2-1 and increase its lead over Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Betis v FC Barcelona - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - February 1, 2023 FC Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 10:37 AM IST
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Barcelona win Super Cup for first trophy with coach Xavi, no Lionel Messi

Barcelona had not lifted a trophy since the 2021 Copa del Rey under former coach Ronald Koeman.

Barcelona players celebrate with a trophy after they won the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Real Madrid, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 07:41 AM IST
AP |

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Football Live Streaming Supercopa de Espana El Clasico

Real Madrid face Barcelona in the Super Copa de Espana final, in Riyadh on Monday. Here are the live streaming, when and where to watch details.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Live Streaming When and Where to watch
Published on Jan 15, 2023 10:19 PM IST

Barcelona beat Betis on penalties, reach Clasico Super Cup final

The Catalans will face their bitter rivals Real Madrid on Sunday after Carlo Ancelotti's side beat Valencia on penalties on Wednesday.

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski, center, celebrates with his teammates after he scored his penalty kick during a semifinal soccer match in the Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Real Betis, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla).(AP)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 09:36 AM IST

Watch: Players wrestle in brutal brawl during Barcelona’s 1-0 win vs Atletico

La Liga: Ferran Torres and Stefan Savid were involved in a brutal brawl and were sent off during Barcelona's 1-0 win vs Atletico Madrid.

Ferran Torres and Stefan Savic get into a brawl.(Instagram)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 04:05 PM IST

Amid the exultation, a GOAT debate and where Messi stands

The Lionel Messi saga came full circle on a mad Sunday night in Doha, culminating in a swansong dreams are made of, as Argentina beat France (3-3 at the end of extra time, 4-2 on penalties) in arguably the greatest final of all time.

In this aerial view fans of Argentina celebrate winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup against France at the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, on December 18, 2022. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 04:20 AM IST
By, Doha

Lionel Messi to consider move away from PSG after FIFA World Cup 2022?

Lionel Messi, who is busy rewriting history at the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, will become a free agent in the summer.

Messi has entered into the final year of his lucrative contract at PSG(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

FIFA World Cup 2022: Benzema, Lewandowski among La Liga stars to watch in Qatar

FIFA World Cup 2022: Other stars of La Liga such as Pedri, Luka Modric, Antoine Griezmann and Thibaut Courtois will light up the tournament in Qatar. The Golden Ball winners at the last four World Cups have all played in LaLiga Santander.

Karim Benzema and France team arrive in Doha.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 17, 2022 03:30 PM IST

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski given three-game ban for red card

Lewandowski was shown a yellow card for dragging back Nacho Vidal in the 11th minute and 20 minutes later received his second after appearing to elbow David Garcia in the face.

Robert Lewandowski (AP)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 07:57 PM IST
Reuters |

Barcelona drawn with Man United in Europa League playoffs

Spanish side Barcelona met the 2017 Europa League winners twice in the 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals, winning on both occasions, while United lost both legs of the 2018-19 European Cup quarter-final meeting between the pair.

Barcelona and Manchester United will meet in the Europa League play-offs for a place in the competition's last 16.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 08:15 PM IST
Reuters |

Barcelona's Gerard Pique announces retirement, to play last home game this week

Gerard Pique will play his final game at Camp Nou this week against Almeria.

Gerard Pique(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 04, 2022 12:08 AM IST

Little dividend yet from Barcelona’s Real move

The club spent big on players in a bid to go deep in the Champions League but will now play in Europa League

Robert Lewandowski hugs Sadio Mane (AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 11:53 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Barcelona, Atletico exit Champions League; Liverpool through

Liverpool’s passage into the knockout stage with a game to spare was relatively calm in a 3-0 win at Ajax to join leader Napoli in advancing from free-scoring Group A, which has had 44 goals in 10 games.

Barcelona players stand in dejection as they applaud fans at the end of the Champions League Group C soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium(AP)
Published on Oct 27, 2022 07:30 AM IST
AP |

Robert Lewandowski double as Barcelona ease past Villarreal

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Barcelona bounced back from their painful El Clasico defeat with a 3-0 win over Villareal.

Lewandowski has scored 11 goals in 10 LaLiga matches for Barcelona this season(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 21, 2022 07:59 AM IST
Reuters |

Neymar appears in court in trial over Barcelona transfer

Neymar’s parents, former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and representatives for both the Spanish club and Brazilian team Santos also appeared in court after a complaint brought by Brazilian investment group DIS regarding the amount of the player’s transfer.

 Brazil's Neymar(left) to stand trial in a corruption case over his transfer to FC Barcelona (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 17, 2022 07:22 PM IST
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