Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

Soccer 05/25/19, 16:06

Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup title.Strikers Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno scored after defensive errors by Barcelona in ...

Barcelona wants to redeem itself with Copa del Rey title

Soccer 05/23/19, 07:35

Although Barcelona is still smarting from its collapse at Liverpool two weeks ago, the team has another cup final to play in this weekend.The Spanish champions can complete a second straight domestic double when it faces Valencia on Saturday in ...

Barca’s reserves lose, Atletico fails to clinch 2nd place

Soccer 05/04/19, 16:47

Spanish champion Barcelona sacrificed its unbeaten streak on Saturday to prepare to reach the Champions League final at Liverpool's expense.With most regular starters rested, Barcelona's 23-match unbeaten run ended in a 2-0 loss at Celta Vigo on Saturday in the ...

Barcelona shows it can also thrive without ball possession

Sports 05/02/19, 06:28

The protagonist is the same as always, and much of the supporting players were there as usual.The main difference for Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates this time was the coach.Barcelona has reinvented itself under Ernesto Valverde, showing it can ...

Messi rests for Man United as Barca draws 0-0 at Huesca

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:43

Missing Lionel Messi and most of its regular starters, Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at Huesca in the Spanish league on Saturday, three days before the visit of Manchester United in the Champions League.Barcelona increased its commanding lead to 12 ...

Messi to sit out league match ahead of ManU visit

Soccer 04/12/19, 14:36

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has left forward Lionel Messi off his squad for this weekend's Spanish league match, giving him more rest before the visit of Manchester United.Messi and Sergio Busquets were both dropped by Valverde for Saturday's match at ...

Barcelona focuses on Champions League with treble possible

Soccer 04/08/19, 07:06

For Barcelona, three straight quarterfinal exits from the Champions League is quite a slump.The Catalan club has been plenty dominant at home, winning seven Spanish league titles in the last 10 years and claiming four straight Copa del Rey trophies. ...

Barcelona struggling in attack entering decisive stretch

Soccer 02/21/19, 10:59

Suddenly, scoring has become a problem for Barcelona's prolific attack.And it's happening at a bad time, with the team entering the decisive stretch of the season.Luis Suarez is going through a slump, Ousmane Dembele hasn't proven himself as a starter, ...

Valverde agrees to coach Barcelona for another season

Soccer 02/15/19, 04:11

Barcelona says Ernesto Valverde has agreed to stay on as coach for at least one more season.The Spanish champions say Valverde has agreed to exercise the option in his contract to continue. It also says Valverde has agreed to add ...

Messi left out of starting lineup against Real Madrid

Soccer 02/06/19, 14:18

Lionel Messi has been left out of Barcelona's starting lineup for Wednesday's Copa del Rey semifinal match against Real Madrid.Messi picked up an unspecified injury in his right leg during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Valencia in the Spanish league.He returned ...

Barcelona signs Kevin-Prince Boateng until end of the season

Soccer 01/21/19, 17:01

Barcelona has surprisingly signed Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Italian club Sassuolo until the end of the season.The 31-year-old Boateng has appeared to be past his prime after excelling for AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, and Tottenham.Barcelona says on Monday ...

Dembele hurts leg in Barcelona victory

Sports 01/20/19, 17:45

Ousmane Dembele injured his left leg during the second half of Barcelona's 3-1 win over Leganes in the Spanish league on Sunday.The 21-year-old France forward slipped while trying to dribble past an opponent, causing him to fall back on his ...

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