Barcelona fans still upset with Coutinho

Soccer 04/22/19, 00:01

Philippe Coutinho seems to have only himself to blame for the jeers that greeted him at Camp Nou.Coutinho had a rough reception on Saturday when he went on as a substitute in his first appearance since making a gesture during a midweek victory over Manchester United that many Barcelona fans ...

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 any hopes of a comeback for the Premier League side ...

Messi, Suarez score late in 4-4 draw for Barca at Villarreal

Soccer 04/02/19, 16:43

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals as Barcelona salvaged a 4-4 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Tuesday in a game that saw both teams give up a two-goal lead.Messi rifled a free kick in off the upright to make it 4-3 in the 90th minute, ...

Messi helps Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach CL quarters

Sports 03/13/19, 17:07

Lionel Messi scored twice and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday.After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Luis Suarez ensured Barcelona was up 2-0 by halftime by earning a penalty converted by Messi and setting up Philippe ...

A year later, Coutinho unable to show his worth at Barcelona

Soccer 03/11/19, 07:58

More than a year after arriving as one of Barcelona's most expensive signings, Philippe Coutinho is still struggling to play up to expectations.The Brazil midfielder hasn't been able to show the type of playmaking ability that made him a star at Liverpool and prompted the Spanish club to sign him ...

Vinicius Junior called up for Brazil for 1st time

Soccer 02/28/19, 10:30

Vinicius Junior has been called up to the Brazilian national team for the first time for friendly matches against Panama and the Czech Republic.The 18-year-old striker has become a key player for Real Madrid this season.Brazil coach Tite also called up midfielder Felipe Anderson and striker Richarlison.Brazil is preparing to ...

EPL title-chasing Liverpool reveals record profit of $162M

Sports 02/08/19, 06:45

Liverpool has reported pre-tax profit rising to a record 125 million pounds ($162 million), fueled by last season's run to the Champions League final.Turnover rose by 90 million pounds to 455 million pounds in the year ending May 31, 2018, according to extracts of the annual accounts published by Liverpool ...

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 ...

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 ...

Injured Coutinho, Marcelo dropped for Brazil friendlies

Soccer 11/12/18, 11:28

Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho and Real Madrid left back Marcelo have been dropped for Brazil's upcoming friendlies in England because of thigh injuries.Beijing Guoan's Renato Augusto and Juventus' Alex Sandro will be their replacements for games against Uruguay in London on Nov. 16 and Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Nov. ...

Cut-price Shaqiri proving the difference at Liverpool

Soccer 11/12/18, 01:29

It was one of the more under-the-radar purchases of the offseason, coming late on a Friday when soccer fans around the globe were eagerly anticipating the World Cup final between France and Croatia two days later.Liverpool was signing a back-up midfielder for 13 million pounds (then $17.2 million), and it ...

Barcelona midfielder Coutinho out 2-3 weeks with leg injury

Sports 11/08/18, 06:49

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for two to three weeks with a left leg injury.Barcelona says on Thursday that medical tests revealed Coutinho has a "small tear" in an unnamed muscle.Coutinho apparently was injured on Tuesday during the 1-1 draw at Inter Milan in the Champions ...

Suarez hat trick as Barcelona thrashes Real Madrid 5-1

Soccer 10/28/18, 13:13

Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 rout of Real Madrid on Sunday, giving the defending champions the Spanish league lead and putting the future of Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui in serious jeopardy.With the injured Lionel Messi watching from the Camp Nou stands, Suarez doubled ...

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 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 shocked by last-place Leganes in Spanish league

Soccer 09/26/18, 16:13

Last-place Leganes stunned Barcelona with a 2-1 win in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing the defending champions their second straight setback.The result gives Real Madrid a chance to take over the league lead with a draw at Sevilla later Wednesday.Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring early, but the host ...

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