Dzeko matches Messi with 5th Champions League goal of season

Soccer 10/23/18, 17:17

Edin Dzeko's recent scoring rate in the Champions League has put him on par with Lionel Messi.Dzeko's brace in Roma's 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday gave the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker five goals this season to draw level with Barcelona's Messi atop the competition's scoring chart.Moreover, Dzeko has ...

With Messi out, Coutinho, Dembele must step up for Barcelona

Soccer 10/22/18, 07:30

With Lionel Messi out with a broken arm, the two most expensive signings in Barcelona's history have a perfect opportunity to step up and show their value.Barcelona spent more than 300 million euros ($350 million) to sign Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho and France forward Ousmane Dembele last season as it ...

Messi leaves Barcelona match with right elbow injury

Soccer 10/20/18, 16:05

Lionel Messi has left Barcelona's Spanish league match against Sevilla in the first half because of a right arm injury.Messi was trying to reclaim the ball when he ran into the back of a defender, fell, and bent his right elbow badly.FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi looks painfully injured during the ...

Miranda scores to give Brazil 1-0 win over Argentina

Sports 10/16/18, 17:50

Defender Miranda headed in a stoppage-time goal Tuesday to give Brazil a 1-0 win over archrival Argentina in a friendly in Saudi Arabia.Miranda met a corner from Neymar in the 92nd minute and headed past goalkeeper Sergio Romero to hand Brazil a third victory in the "Superclasico de las Americas."The ...

Argentina routs Iraq 4-0 despite Messi’s absence

Soccer 10/11/18, 16:43

Argentina, without rested Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, thrashed Iraq 4-0 in a friendly on Thursday with goals from Lautaro Martinez, Roberto Pereyra, German Pezzella and Franco Cervi.Inter Milan striker Martinez's 18th-minute goal at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd stadium was his first for his country.Argentina's German Pezzella celebrates scoring his ...

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 ...

Barcelona’s memories of Wembley highlight European failure

Soccer 10/02/18, 00:39

When Barcelona plays Tottenham on Wednesday it will bring back fond memories for the Catalan soccer giant.With continuing uncertainty over when the rebuilding of White Hart Lane will be finished, Tottenham is still playing its home matches at Wembley — England's national stadium.Barcelona won the Champions League title at Wembley ...

Messi speaks up amid slump in new role as Barcelona captain

Soccer 10/01/18, 00:49

With his actions, and now words, Lionel Messi is embracing a new role as Barcelona captain.Messi came off the bench to set up a late equalizer by fellow substitute Munir El Haddadi and salvage a point in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Extremely reticent to talk to the ...

Madrid and Atletico draw in derby, Barcelona stays ahead

Soccer 09/29/18, 17:18

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played to a scoreless draw in the first Spanish league derby of the season on Saturday, allowing Barcelona to retain its lead despite a third consecutive setback.Barcelona was held by Athletic Bilbao to 1-1 at Camp Nou Stadium after resting Lionel Messi for most of ...

Barcelona held by Athletic for 3rd straight setback in Liga

Soccer 09/29/18, 13:16

With Lionel Messi rested for most of the match, Barcelona was held to a 1-1 home draw against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday in its third straight setback in the Spanish league.Messi came off the bench in the second half to set up a late equalizer by Munir El Haddadi, but ...

Argentina without Messi, Aguero and Di Maria for friendlies

Soccer 09/28/18, 15:09

Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni kept his promise to leave star forward Lionel Messi out of friendly matches against Iraq and Brazil next month.Prolific Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria were also rested for the matches in Saudi Arabia, with Scaloni keen to test ...

Stunned: Barca loses to last-place Leganes, Real to Sevilla

Soccer 09/26/18, 19:01

First it was Barcelona. Then Real Madrid.Both Spanish league leaders were stunned on Wednesday, with Barcelona losing 2-1 at last-place Leganes and Madrid falling 3-0 at Sevilla.The night also was marked by Pablo Fornals' beautiful goal from about 45 meters (49 yards) away in Villarreal's 3-0 win at Athletic ...

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