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Spain's Sergio Busquets(REUTERS)

Euro 2020: Sergio Busquets returns to Spain squad after negative test

Reuters | , Madrid
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The midfielder will return to the team's camp after returning a negative test and will fly with the rest of the squad to Seville ahead of Saturday's game against Poland, the team said in a statement on their official website.
Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga(Pool via REUTERS)

Chelsea's Kepa added to Spain training squad amid COVID concerns

Reuters | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 03:43 PM IST
On Monday, Spain boss Luis Enrique called up Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds), Carlos Soler (Valencia), Brais Mendez (Celta Vigo), Pablo Fornals (West Ham) and Raul Albiol as potential cover should there be an outbreak.
Spain's Sergio Busquets during the press conference. File(REUTERS)
Spain's Sergio Busquets during the press conference. File(REUTERS)

Euro 2020: Spain again has to weather a storm before a major tournament

AP | , Madrid
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 08:09 PM IST
  • For the third straight time, Spain’s preparations for a major football tournament have taken a hit just before it is set to start playing.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)

No Suárez and Busquets as Atlético hosts Barcelona in Spain

Madrid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:06 PM IST
A second test on Wednesday was also positive, forcing him to remain in isolation. Newly signed Atlético midfielder Lucas Torreira also tested positive while with the Uruguayan national team and won’t be available either.
Barcelona players(REUTERS)
Barcelona players(REUTERS)

Barca may need youth to get past Napoli, reach CL final 8

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Barcelona will be without midfielders Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal and Arthur for Saturday’s second leg of their round-of-16 tie.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal.(REUTERS)

La Liga: Lionel Messi gives set-piece masterclass as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo

BARCELONA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 09:06 AM IST
But Messi restored Barca’s lead right before halftime with a stunning free kick of his own, curling the ball into the top corner.
Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (2nd L-#8) is congratulated after scoring during a football friendly match.(AFP)
Chelsea's English midfielder Ross Barkley (2nd L-#8) is congratulated after scoring during a football friendly match.(AFP)

Chelsea clinch 2-1 win over Barcelona in Japan friendly

Saitama | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Chelsea striker Abraham opened the scoring in the 34th minute by pouncing on a mistake by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets who attempted to clear the ball.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde(Action Images via Reuters)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde(Action Images via Reuters)

‘It’s very painful’: Valverde rocked by Barca collapse

Liverpool | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:55 AM IST
Barca were blown away on an incredible night at Anfield as Liverpool won 4-0 to overturn a three-goal first-leg defeat.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with Luis Suarez and team mates REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with Luis Suarez and team mates REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)

Another chance for Barca’s old guard to leave heavier stamp on Europe

Barcelona | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 11:30 AM IST
Messi, who turns 32 in June, Busquets, who will be 31 in July, and Pique, already 32, have hung on, driving the club through fresh cycles of success.
File image of Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)
File image of Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)

Copa del Rey: Messi left out of Barcelona squad to face Sevilla, Boateng in

Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 07:18 AM IST
Coach Ernesto Valverde left forward Messi and midfielder Sergio Busquets out of the squad he named on Tuesday as he looks to protect his key players’ fitness.
Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Athletic Bilbao .(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match against Athletic Bilbao .(REUTERS)

Messi and co ‘angry’ after Barcelona slip up again

Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Messi was a surprise absentee from the starting line-up, along with Sergio Busquets, but he and the Spain midfielder were both called into action in the second half after Oscar de Marcos had put the visitors ahead.
Barcelona's Munir El Haddadi celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Munir El Haddadi celebrates after scoring against Athletic Bilbao.(REUTERS)

Barcelona’s struggles continue with home draw to Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Substitute Munir El Haddadi averted a first home defeat for Barca in more than two years by sliding in an equaliser in the 84th minute, meeting a cross by Messi who had been sent on, along with Busquets, in the second half as Barca chased the game.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi sits on the bench prior of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.(AP)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi sits on the bench prior of the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.(AP)

Barcelona held by Athletic Bilbao as Lionel Messi comes on as substitute

Barcelona | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 10:36 PM IST
Barcelona’s domestic struggles continued as they dropped points for the third game in a row, drawing 1-1 to Athletic Bilbao after Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets had begun the match on the substitutes’ bench.
FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez attempts an overhead kick during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona.(AP)
FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez attempts an overhead kick during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona.(AP)

Barcelona ride luck to sink Sociedad, Real held in Bilbao

San Sebastian | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 09:22 AM IST
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde decided to start his side’s arguably least favourite away trip without Philippe Coutinho and Sergio Busquets ahead of a jammed schedule of six games in 20 days.
Lionel Messi was named Barcelona’s second captain in 2015.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi was named Barcelona’s second captain in 2015.(Getty Images)

Lionel Messi named Barcelona captain

Barcelona | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 06:06 PM IST
Barcelona will have four captains for the 2018-19 season following Andres Iniesta’s departure, with Lionel Messi at the top of the list.
Lionel Messi is set to start for Barcelona against AS Roma in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi is set to start for Barcelona against AS Roma in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.(REUTERS)

Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets set for Barcelona return against AS Roma

Agence France-Presse, Barcelona | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Lionel Messi sat out Argentina’s two friendlies over the international break with a hamstring problem and only came off the bench against Sevilla on Saturday, when he scored an 89th-minute equaliser
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