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La Liga: Barcelona Held To A Goalless Draw At Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona were held to a goalless draw at Athletic Bilbao as they went six points clear at the top of La Liga. Lionel Messi had Barca’s best chance as his lob from outside the box hit the top of the crossbar. The hosts were…

10th February 2019

Arsenal Sign Barcelona Midfielder Denis Suarez On Loan

Arsenal have signed Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan until the end of the season. The La Liga champions have extended the 25-year-old’s contract until June 2021, although the Gunners have a purchase option in the summer. Spaniard Suarez has played 71 times for…

31st January 2019

Barcelona To Sign £65m Frenkie De Jong From Ajax

Barcelona have confirmed the £65m signing of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the deal to go through in the summer. The 21-year-old, who will cost the La Liga leaders an initial 75m euros plus another 11m euros (£9.5m) in variables, has agreed a…

23rd January 2019

Barcelona in Shock Cup Defeat To Levante

Holders Barcelona fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Levante in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey last-16 tie. Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral scored in the opening 20 minutes to give the hosts a comfortable lead at half-time. Brazilian midfielder Philippe…

11th January 2019

Borussia Dortmund Sign Pace Alcacer for £22.7m From Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund have signed striker Paco Alcacer in a £22.7m deal from Barcelona after activating an option in his loan deal following his prolific start to the season. The Bundesliga leaders signed the Spain international, 25, on a season-long loan in August, with a…

24th November 2018

Will Barcelona Defend Its Title of Spanish Champions?

In the current season, the Catalan Barcelona may look like one of the main contenders for winning the titles of all the tournaments it takes part in, but it is pretty unstable — the fact that competitors can use at any time.   The…

19th November 2018

Barcelona Lost First Home in Two Years Against Real Betis

Barcelona lost a home league match for the first time in two years as the Spanish champions were beaten by Real Betis’s expert display at the Nou Camp. Junior Firpo gave Betis a deserved lead after 20 minutes, before veteran Joaquin made it two…

11th November 2018

Messi Inspires Barca in Thrilling Win Over Tottenham At Wembley

Lionel Messi produced a Wembley masterpiece to condemn Tottenham to their second successive Champions League defeat as they were beaten by Barcelona at Wembley. Messi was the magnificent orchestrator behind a superb attacking display from the Catalans that eventually proved too much for spirited…

4th October 2018

Barcelona Held At Home By Athletic Bilbao

Champions Barcelona stretched their winless run in La Liga to three games after being held by Athletic Bilbao. Visitors Athletic led through Oscar de Marcos’ first-time finish at the back post from Markel Susaeta’s cross. Lionel Messi appeared as a second-half substitute and struck…

29th September 2018

LA Liga: Barcelona Defeated At Leganes

Barcelona lost for the first time this season after bottom-of-the-table Leganes came from behind to pull off a sensational victory. Philippe Coutinho had put Barca in front with a 20-yard volley but Nabil el Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez scored twice in just 68 seconds.…

27th September 2018

Barcelona Win At Valladolid After Late VAR Review

Barcelona clung on for a hard-fought win over Real Valladolid, who had an injury-time equaliser ruled out after a video assistant referee review. VAR was only introduced to La Liga this season and it was used to show that Keko’s diving header was offside.…

26th August 2018

Lionel Messi Scores Twice As Barcelona Open Title Defence With Win

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona got their La Liga title defence off to a winning start with a deserved, hard-fought victory over Alaves. Messi fired a fantastic free-kick under the wall to open the scoring – Barcelona’s 6,000th La Liga goal. Half-time substitute…

19th August 2018

Spanish La Liga Top Games To Be Played in USA

A Spanish top-flight game will be played in the US, the first time a La Liga match has taken place overseas. The plan is part of a 15-year partnership between La Liga and media company Relevent, which organises the International Champions Cup, to promote…

16th August 2018