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 ...

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 ...

With Messi out, Suarez takes leadership role for Barcelona

Soccer 10/29/18, 01:46

Even though it ended up a blowout, there was a moment in Barcelona's 5-1 win over Real Madrid on Sunday when the result seemed in the balance.Madrid had just pulled a goal back after overcoming the control Barcelona had imposed to take a 2-0 lead into halftime, and the hosts ...

European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

Soccer 10/18/18, 13:37

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINReal Madrid and Barcelona hope the international break will help them turn things around in Spain.Barcelona hasn't won in four straight league games, while Madrid is winless in four matches in all competitions.Second-place Barcelona hosts leader Sevilla on Saturday, ...

Spain depleted for Nations League game against England

Soccer 10/04/18, 06:49

Spain will be without some key players when it hosts England in the UEFA Nations League this month, including Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, Dani Carvajal, and Diego Costa.Luis Enrique could not include the players in the list he announced on Thursday because of injuries. Sergi Roberto and Inigo Martinez are also ...

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