Suarez defends himself after missing Copa del Rey final

Soccer 05/26/19, 14:21

Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.The Uruguayan released a statement Sunday saying he had no option despite the timing of the final, ...

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 ...

Messi: Barca must say sorry for Liverpool defeat

Soccer 05/24/19, 14:13

Barcelona must apologize for its "lamentable" Champions League semifinal exit at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month, according to Lionel Messi.In his first Barca news conference for four years, the Argentina great said on Friday: "We are still recovering ...

Suarez out of Copa del Rey final after knee surgery

Sports 05/10/19, 09:23

Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final after undergoing knee surgery.Barcelona says the striker underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus injury in his right knee.The club plays Valencia on May 25 in the Copa del Rey final. ...

Barcelona’s fall highlights team’s Messi-dependency

Soccer 05/08/19, 08:46

If Lionel Messi doesn't come to the rescue for Barcelona, no one will.The Argentina forward has saved Barcelona time and time again over his career, coming up with extraordinary goals and incredible assists that have led the club to dozens ...

Liverpool stuns Barcelona 4-0 to reach CL final

Sports 05/07/19, 16:08

Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final on Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi's Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg.Divock Origi scored twice, either side ...

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 ...

With Messi at his best, Barcelona had no title rival

Soccer 04/27/19, 16:25

Without Cristiano Ronaldo around to at least keep it interesting, a spectacular Lionel Messi had no rival to stop him from helping Barcelona successfully defend its Spanish league title.Barcelona clinched the crown with three rounds left on Saturday, after Messi ...

Messi helps Barcelona clinch Spanish league title

Soccer 04/27/19, 15:44

Lionel Messi scored to help Barcelona clinch the Spanish league title after beating Levante 1-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday, cementing its status as the dominant club in Spain for more than a decade.After resting until halftime, Messi went on ...

What to watch in Europe’s leading soccer countries

Sports 04/25/19, 11:43

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINBarcelona can clinch its 26th Spanish league title on Saturday. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester ...

Messi scores 2, Barca beats United 3-0 to reach CL semis

Soccer 04/16/19, 15:58

Lionel Messi scored two early goals to send Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals for the first time in four seasons with a comfortable 3-0 win over Manchester United on Tuesday.After Barcelona withstood some early pressure from United, Messi ended ...

Guardiola says he’s a ‘failure’ in Champions League

Soccer 04/16/19, 10:13

Winning the Champions League twice as a coach puts Pep Guardiola in a fairly elite company. After all, only three managers have won it more times.Yet, to some, Guardiola's record in soccer's grandest club competition is increasingly becoming a stain ...

20 years on, Solskjaer hopes for another Camp Nou comeback

Soccer 04/14/19, 18:15

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows all about overturning Champions League deficits at the Camp Nou.Twenty years after scoring a last-gasp winner there for Manchester United in the final against Bayern Munich, Solskjaer will be back in Barcelona's stadium on Tuesday looking ...

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