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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the opening goal past Barcelona's goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, (AP)

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 to go top of LaLiga

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 03:11 AM IST
  • The victory in pouring rain in the Spanish capital left Madrid tied on points with Atlético Madrid, which on Sunday can return to the top when it visits sixth-place Real Betis.
FC Barcelona elects Joan Laporta as new club president. (REUTERS)
FC Barcelona elects Joan Laporta as new club president. (REUTERS)

Joan Laporta back as president at embattled Barcelona

AP |
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:02 AM IST
  • During the seven years of his presidency, the first team achieved two Champions Leagues, four league championships, a Copa del Rey, a Club World Cup, a European Super Cup, three Spanish Super Cups and three Spanish Cups.
File photo of Josep Maria Bartomeu(AP)
File photo of Josep Maria Bartomeu(AP)

Former Barcelona chief Bartomeu released day after arrest

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The statement said Bartomeu, president between 2014 and 2020, and his former adviser Jaume Masferrer, had made use of their right not to give a statement in court and the judge had agreed to their provisional release.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, and Barcelona's head coach Ronald Koeman.(AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, and Barcelona's head coach Ronald Koeman.(AP)

Barcelona unable to see out games due to fear, says Koeman

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:33 PM IST
Barca lost the Spanish Super Cup final 3-2 last month after leading 2-1 in the 90th minute, while they drew 2-2 with Valencia in December from a winning position in the second half.
Lionel Messi. (Getty Images)
Lionel Messi. (Getty Images)

Messi contract highlights tax burden for players in Spain

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 10:57 PM IST
  • Details of Messi’s 555 million euro ($671 million) contract over four seasons were released on Sunday, upsetting the club and instigating the promise of lawsuits.
FC Barcelona’s Pedri.(Twitter)
FC Barcelona’s Pedri.(Twitter)

Pedri brings back brilliance to Barçelona midfield

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 04:11 PM IST
  • The 18-year-old Spaniard who is enjoying an excellent first season at Barcelona grew up absorbing all the Iniesta he could find, watching games at the fan club founded by his grandfather back home on the island of Tenerife.
Barcelona celebrate after Marc Andre ter Stegen made a brilliant save to win the game. (Getty)
Barcelona celebrate after Marc Andre ter Stegen made a brilliant save to win the game. (Getty)

Ter Stegen's saves put Barcelona past Sociedad to reach Super Cup final

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Ter Stegen blocked penalties by Jon Bautista and Mikel Oyarzabal in the shootout before Barcelona substitute Riqui Puig converted the winning spot kick after the game had ended 1-1.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at the Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs with the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at the Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP)

Messi, Griezmann net 4 for Barça; Madrid held at Osasuna 0-0

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:14 AM IST
Griezmann scored a brace and set up Lionel Messi for one of the Argentine’s two goals on Saturday to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 win at Granada.
Photo of late Argentina footbal legend Diego Maradona(FC Barcelona/ Twitter)
Photo of late Argentina footbal legend Diego Maradona(FC Barcelona/ Twitter)

Thank you for everything Diego: FC Barcelona pays tribute to Maradona

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Barcelona paid tribute to Diego Maradona by calling the late legend an “icon of world football”
File image of former Barcelona sporting director, Eric Abidal(Getty Images)
File image of former Barcelona sporting director, Eric Abidal(Getty Images)

After Setien, FC Barcelona sack sporting director Eric Abidal

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:01 PM IST
Abidal, a double Champions League winner as a Barca player, had been in the role for over two years but has been let go after one of the club’s worst seasons in recent memory.
Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona walk onto the pitch during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 01, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.(Getty Images)
Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona walk onto the pitch during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 01, 2020 in Madrid, Spain.(Getty Images)

Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are world football’s most valuable brands - Study

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The two LaLiga clubs top Brand Finance’s latest rankings, with Real Madrid staying first and with Barça leapfrogging Manchester United into second.
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos celebrate with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, on the outskirts of Madrid, on July 16, 2020.(AFP)
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid's Spanish defender Sergio Ramos celebrate with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, on the outskirts of Madrid, on July 16, 2020.(AFP)

Five key players who helped Real Madrid clinch the 2019-20 LaLiga title

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 04:20 PM IST
As acknowledged by everyone, coach Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club had a huge impact on the fortunes of Real, who were in a slump after the departure of Zidane and key player Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning La Liga.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and teammates celebrate with the trophy after winning La Liga.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid seal 34th La Liga title to extend record

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 03:14 AM IST
This is Madrid’s first league title since the 2016-17 season, and the second under the stewardship of manager Zidane. Just like in 2017, Real have managed to stop bitter rivals FC Barcelona from completing a hat-trick of titles.
In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi trains in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday May 8, 2020. Soccer players in Spain returned to train for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via AP)(AP)
In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi trains in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday May 8, 2020. Soccer players in Spain returned to train for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via AP)(AP)

‘Can’t think about risk of contagion too much’: Lionel Messi on LaLiga restart

Barcelona | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 05:59 PM IST
“The risk of contagion is everywhere, when you leave the house the risk is already there, therefore I think that you don’t have to think about it too much because if you do, you can’t go anywhere,” Messi told Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo on Friday.
Rohit Sharma poses with the jersey.(Real Madrid/ Instagram)
Rohit Sharma poses with the jersey.(Real Madrid/ Instagram)

Real Madrid present Rohit Sharma with customised jersey at Bernabeu

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Rohit was not only in Madrid to witness Real Madrid beating FC Barcelona 2-0 in the El Clasico on Sunday night, the limited overs vice-captain also had a good time in the Spanish capital.
Representational Image.(Getty Images)
Representational Image.(Getty Images)

Twitter accounts of Olympics, FC Barcelona hacked

San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 01:37 PM IST
The hacker group called OurMine, that last month defaced social media accounts of the National Football League (NFL) and 15 of its teams, hijacked accounts for both the Olympics and FC Barcelona teams on Saturday.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi talks to Ousmane Dembele as he is down injured.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi talks to Ousmane Dembele as he is down injured.(REUTERS)

FC Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele out with badly torn hamstring

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 08:41 PM IST
Ousmane Dembele has struggled with hamstring problems. He had only just returned from an injury to the right thigh he suffered in November before suffering a fresh problem in training on Monday.
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their first goal.(REUTERS)

Toni Kroos scores magical goal from corner in Real Madrid’s win over Valencia - Must Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Real Madrid will take on FC Barcelona in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.
Lionel Messi of Barcelona scores his sides third goal from a free kick during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of Barcelona scores his sides third goal from a free kick during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Nou Camp on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

LaLiga top scorer Lionel Messi reveals secret behind jaw dropping free-kick goals - EXCLUSIVE

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Within the extensive collection of goals by the culé star, in recent times his free-kick goals have shined with own light. And Lionel Messi himself reveals the secret of his improvement.
Lionel Messi, right, Neymar, center, and Luis Suarez.(AP)
Lionel Messi, right, Neymar, center, and Luis Suarez.(AP)

Lionel Messi wants Neymar to come take his place at Barcelona: Report

Barcelona | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 08:54 PM IST
According to France Football as quoted by The Sun, Messi sent a WhatsApp to his former teammate and Paris Saint Germain striker that read: “Only together can we win the Champions League.
Luis Suarez with wife Sofia Balbi.(Twitter)
Luis Suarez with wife Sofia Balbi.(Twitter)

Barcelona’s Suarez renews wedding vows, with Messi on guest list

Maldonado, Uruguay | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 03:35 PM IST
A crowd of football fans, including many wearing the Barcelona strip, gathered near the entrance as Suarez’s clubmates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba arrived along with Ballon d’Or winner Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo.
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring a goal.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring a goal.(REUTERS)

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid : The new faces for season’s first El Clasico

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 05:45 PM IST
El Clasico: Both these giants of Spanish football brought in new players during the summer, each of whom will be determined to make an impact when the ball gets rolling at the Camp Nou this Wednesday.
Crowd at Santiago Bernabeu before a La Liga match(Getty Images)
Crowd at Santiago Bernabeu before a La Liga match(Getty Images)

LaLiga’s global pitch strikes all the right chords

Hindustan Times | By Arnab Sen
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 09:41 AM IST
LaLiga enjoys superiority over other leagues in terms of the talent pool that is available in the clubs and now the league’s ambition is to initiate a compelling global narrative.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi receives his sixth Golden Shoe(REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi receives his sixth Golden Shoe(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi wins sixth Golden Shoe award

Barcelona | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 01:19 PM IST
On Wednesday, he was presented with the Golden Shoe at a ceremony which took place at Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona. His family was also present alongside him and it was his children who presented Messi with the trophy.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the warm up before the match.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the warm up before the match.(REUTERS)

FC Barcelona confirm Lionel Messi thigh strain

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Lionel Messi had previously been out with a calf injury sustained on August 5 and Barcelona have not indicated when they expect their captain to return from his latest setback.
Mateo Messi shows off his football skills in video.(Instagram/AP)
Mateo Messi shows off his football skills in video.(Instagram/AP)

Like Father Like Son! Messi Jr’s football skills will leave you amazed - WATCH

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 12:29 PM IST
Recently, Messi’s son Mateo, showed he has inherited his father’s football talent. The little guy pulled off some pure football tricks like his old man and the Internet cannot stop swooning over it.
Brazil's Philippe Coutinho holds the ball during their Copa America football tournament.(AFP)
Brazil's Philippe Coutinho holds the ball during their Copa America football tournament.(AFP)

Bayern Munich sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Munich | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Bayern will pay a loan fee of 8.5 million euros ($9.44 million) and pay his wages. They have the option of making the deal permanent for a fee of 120 million euros.
File image of Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.(Action Images via Reuters)

Copa del Rey: Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to miss final

Dubai | By ANI
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:20 PM IST
In this season, the 27-year old has played in 49 games, including both legs of the Copa del Rey semifinals against Real Madrid.
A file photo of East Bengal during their match against Minerva Punjab.(HT Photo)
A file photo of East Bengal during their match against Minerva Punjab.(HT Photo)

East Bengal in talks with Barcelona for tie-up possibility

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 04:41 PM IST
East Bengal previously had a partnership with Leicester City of the Premier League. However, that was concerned solely with building the English club’s profile among the huge South Asian diaspora of the city.
Rahul Dravid watched Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 at Camp Nou.(FC Barcelona Twitter)
Rahul Dravid watched Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 at Camp Nou.(FC Barcelona Twitter)

Don’t think there’s been a better player than Lionel Messi - Rahul Dravid

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Dravid also compared the atmosphere with few IPL games which took place in Indian stadiums.
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