Messi nets 2, extends scoring run to 9 games in Barca draw

Soccer 02/02/19, 14:42

Lionel Messi extended his scoring run to nine straight games with two goals as Barcelona came back from a two-goal deficit to draw with Valencia 2-2 in the Spanish league on Saturday.Messi's brace took his league-leading tally to 21 in 22 rounds.After equalizing for the host, Messi needed to receive ...

Cirque du Soleil presents new production inspired by Messi

Sports 01/31/19, 18:06

With Lionel Messi and some of his Barcelona teammates in attendance, Cirque du Soleil has presented its production inspired by the Argentina great.Guests were given red-carpet treatment on Thursday as producers showed details about "Messi10," the production that Barcelona says is "inspired by the talent, success and living legend that ...

Coutinho nets 2, Barca routs Sevilla 6-1 to reach Copa semis

Soccer 01/30/19, 17:36

Philippe Coutinho scored two goals to help give Barcelona a 6-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday and a spot in the Copa del Rey semifinals after easily overturning a two-goal deficit from the first leg.Barcelona had lost 2-0 away last week but advanced 6-3 on aggregate after Coutinho produced his ...

‘Leo never misses’: Messi scores again as Barca beats Girona

Soccer 01/27/19, 14:35

Reduced to 10 men for most of the second half, Girona forgot the golden rule of trying to compete with Barcelona — never leave Lionel Messi alone.Messi sealed Barcelona's 2-0 win on Sunday to restore the defending champions' five-point lead in the Spanish league over second-placed Atletico Madrid.The Argentine's goal ...

Messi scores as Barcelona wins 8th straight league game

Soccer 01/27/19, 12:36

Barcelona won its eighth straight Spanish league game as Lionel Messi scored in a 2-0 win at 10-man Girona on Sunday.Barcelona kept its five-point lead over Atletico Madrid with Messi grabbing his 10th goal in a seven-game scoring streak in the league. He was left all alone to chip the ...

Sevilla beats Barcelona 2-0 in 1st leg of Copa quarterfinals

Soccer 01/23/19, 17:38

Sevilla took advantage of Lionel Messi's absence, beating Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday.Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the second half to give Sevilla a big edge in the rematch of last year's final, which Barcelona won for its ...

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 own leg.After being attended to by team doctors he limped ...

Messi comes off bench to help Barca beat Leganes 3-1

Soccer 01/20/19, 17:07

Lionel Messi had to cut short a rare rest break to help Barcelona beat Leganes 3-1 and protect its five-point lead of the Spanish league on Sunday.Messi came off the bench at Camp Nou with the score at 1-1 in the second half and set up a goal by Luis ...

Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified

Soccer 01/17/19, 17:46

Barcelona earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but its continued participation in the tournament is still under threat.Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele led Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou Stadium, helping it advance 4-2 on aggregate. However, the ...

Griezmann standing in way of Barcelona’s title march

Soccer 01/14/19, 00:17

Antoine Griezmann is almost single-handedly keeping Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league title race.With the league at its halfway point, Griezmann is challenging Barcelona's Lionel Messi for the status of most valuable player for their clubs.While Messi is beyond doubt the top player in Spain — and more — Atletico ...

Messi scores record 400th goal in Spanish league

Soccer 01/13/19, 15:30

That's 400 and counting.Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday after contributing to a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top of the Spanish league.Messi scored Barcelona's second goal shortly after halftime to reach a milestone in ...

Suarez, Messi lead Barca to 3-0 win over Eibar to keep lead

Soccer 01/13/19, 14:32

Luis Suarez scored two goals and Lionel Messi added another to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Eibar and stay five points ahead of Atletico Madrid as the Spanish league reached its midway point on Sunday.Messi scored his 400th league goal, and leads the competition this season with 17 ...

Without Messi, Barcelona loses to Levante in Copa del Rey

Soccer 01/10/19, 17:41

Barcelona could not overcome the absence of Lionel Messi and other regular starters on Thursday, losing 2-1 at Levante in the first leg of the Copa del Rey's round of 16.Barcelona's second-stringers struggled from the start in Valencia, escaping an even greater defeat only because Levante's forwards squandered some clear ...

India striker overtakes Messi in national team scoring

Soccer 01/09/19, 09:54

His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it's a name few soccer fans are familiar with.By scoring two goals in his first match at this year's Asian Cup, India striker Sunil Chhetri displaced Messi as the second-most prolific scorer in ...

Barcelona increases lead in Spain as rivals drop points

Soccer 01/06/19, 18:46

Barcelona took another step toward successfully defending its Spanish league title after winning at one of the toughest teams to beat in the competition on Sunday, while its rivals dropped points.Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1. That allowed it to open up a five-point advantage ...

Messi scores, Barca beats Getafe to take 5-point lead at top

Soccer 01/06/19, 17:08

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored brilliant goals as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1 on Sunday to increase its lead in the Spanish league.Barcelona capitalized on slipups by its rivals earlier in the day to take a five-point lead over second-placed Atletico. Sevilla trails Barcelona by seven points in third place, ...

Left alone: Alba proving perfect sidekick for Lionel Messi

Soccer 12/24/18, 00:10

With Lionel Messi wowing fans game after game, it's easy to overlook Jordi Alba, the player who often puts him in position to score so many impressive goals.Alba has become the indispensable sidekick for Barcelona's all-time leading scorer."Leo and Jordi understand one another perfectly," coach Ernesto Valverde said after Saturday's ...

Sevilla forward Sarabia, the biggest bargain in Spain

Soccer 12/20/18, 07:03

Sevilla's signing of Pablo Sarabia three years ago has proven to be more than a bargain.It was an authentic steal.Leading his team in scoring with 15 goals in all competitions this season, the 26-year-old Sarabia is the driving force behind a Sevilla side in the thick of the Spanish league ...

Messi receives 5th Golden Shoe award for Europe’s top scorer

Sports 12/18/18, 08:14

Lionel Messi has received his record fifth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe's leagues in scoring last season.Messi's fifth win breaks the tie he had with Cristiano Ronaldo.Messi scored 34 goals in the Spanish league last season to lead Barcelona to the trophy. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was ...

Messi-powered Barcelona looking like a true champion

Soccer 12/16/18, 22:35

With a hat trick and two assists, Lionel Messi showed again this weekend why Barcelona is favored by many to successfully defend its Spanish league title.Sevilla and Atletico Madrid may be only three points behind as the season approaches the midway mark, but neither challenger can count on the unrivaled ...

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