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 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, which played Celta Vigo ...

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 Huesca, which is in last place in La Liga.Messi had ...

Messi scores, assists as Barca keeps comfortable Liga lead

Soccer 03/09/19, 14:31

Lionel Messi scored a penalty and set up another goal as Barcelona came back to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-1 and stay firmly in control of the Spanish league on Saturday. Messi crossed for Gerard Pique to cancel out an opening goal by Rayo's Raul de Tomas, then Messi put the hosts ...

Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again, ends Madrid’s title hopes

Soccer 03/02/19, 16:43

Barcelona handed Real Madrid another demoralizing loss on Saturday, beating its arch rival at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium for the second time in a week and taking full control of the Spanish league.Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half and Barcelona held on for a 1-0 victory that virtually ends Madrid's ...

Rested Barcelona looks to find its stride again

Soccer 02/14/19, 06:54

In a slump and under pressure, Barcelona hopes it got to fully recharge ahead of the most difficult stretch of the season.After three consecutive draws, including two in the Spanish league that allowed Real Madrid to cut into its lead, Barcelona got a rare week off before facing a series ...

Croatia’s Rakitic back at Barcelona with hamstring injury

Sports 11/17/18, 12:50

Barcelona says midfielder Ivan Rakitic injured his right hamstring while playing for Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.The club says on Saturday that Rakitic was back in Barcelona and would not play Croatia's match against England on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.It did not say how long he will be sidelined.Rakitic ...

Suarez scores 2 as Barca rallies late to beat Rayo 3-2

Soccer 11/03/18, 17:56

Luis Suarez netted his second goal of a 3-2 comeback win at Rayo Vallecano in the 90th minute on Saturday, extending his scoring run with Lionel Messi injured.Rayo was winning the Spanish league match 2-1 until the 87th when substitute Ousmane Dembele drilled in a headed back pass by defender ...

Messi excellent double helps Barcelona to 4-2 win at Tottenham

Sports 10/03/18, 17:26

Lionel Messi received a helping hand from Luis Suarez's clever dummies to score twice and ensure Barcelona overcame Tottenham 4-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday.Suarez wisely left the ball drift past him to Messi to claim the second-half goals this virtuoso performance warranted on the Argentine's return to Wembley ...

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