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Messi's last minute penalty saves Barcelona from shock draw

Barcelona beat Leganes 2-1 with a last minute penalty from Lionel Messi in the Spanish first division on Sunday.

Barcelona president reassures supporters over Messi's future

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reassured supporters on Saturday that the club would renew Leo Messi’s contract.

Dramatic Real Madrid comeback sees them break unbeaten record

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos saved his team yet again with a header in stoppage time, earning them a dramatic 3-2 win over Deportivo la Coruna, ensuring they broke the club's all-time unbeaten record and kept their six-point advantage over Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Ramos earns Real Madrid a dramatic draw in El Clasico

Sergio Ramos earned Real Madrid a dramatic late draw in El Clasico by heading in a Luka Modric free-kick to hold Barcelona 1-1 on Saturday.

Barcelona go top late on in Valencia but captain Iniesta injured

Barcelona stumbled to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with a late 3-2 win at spirited Valencia but may have lost captain Andres Iniesta to a knee injury.

Barcelona smash City with Messi hat-trick, Bayern trounce PSV

Heavyweights Barcelona and Bayern Munich edged towards the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday with home thrashings of Manchester City and PSV Eindhoven respectively.

Neymar extends contract with Barcelona to 2021

Brazil striker Neymar has agreed to extend his contract with Barcelona for two more years, until 2012, the Spanish champions said on Monday.

Messi returns in style as Barcelona enjoy 4-0 rout

Barcelona cruise up to second in the Spanish Liga with a 4-0 exhibition at home to Deportivo La Coruna and Lionel Messi scoring just three minutes after returning from a month's injury absence.

Barcelona go top with 5-0 romp in Gijon, ahead of Real match

Neymar scored a late brace as Barcelona cruised to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with an impressive 5-0 romp at 10-man Sporting Gijon.

Barcelona go top with 5-1 romp at Leganes

Barcelona cruised to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with an emphatic 5-1 romp at Leganes.

Messi hat-trick as Barca clobber Celtic 7-0; Bayern with record win

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as rampant Barcelona thrashed Celtic 7-0 for their biggest ever Champions League win to kick off the 2016-17 campaign on Tuesday.

Men attack pregnant Muslim woman wearing full-face veil in Barcelona

Two suspected right-wing extremists attacked a heavily pregnant Muslim woman wearing a full-face veil in Barcelona, Spanish news agency Efe reported on Wednesday citing police sources.

Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao

Spanish leaders Barcelona battle out a tight win 1-0 at dogged Athletic Bilbao, to keep pace with Las Palmas and Real Madrid atop La Liga.

Real Madrid drawn against Dortmund; Guardiola's City face Barcelona

Holders Real Madrid were drawn against Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw on Thursday in the group stage of football's Champions League, while Barcelona will face Manchester City and Bayern Munich will reencounter old foes Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City sign goalkeeper Bravo from Barcelona

Manchester City completed the signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for 18 million euros (15.4 million dollars) on Thursday.

Barcelona confirm signing of Cillessen from Ajax

Barcelona have clinched the signing of Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Ajax on a five-year contract, the Spanish champions said Thursday.

Barcelona keeper Bravo set for move to Manchester City

Barcelona are poised to sell veteran goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to Manchester City, the club's sporting director Robert Fernandez said Saturday.

Three-goal Suarez leads the charge as Barcelona thump Betis 6-2

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi bagged two as Barcelona started their defence of their Spanish league title with a 6-2 destruction of Real Betis on Saturday.

Barcelona cruise to Super Cup with another defeat of Sevilla

Barcelona cruised to triumph in the Spanish Super Cup with an impressive 3-0 destruction Wednesday of brittle Sevilla, with a handsome brace from Arda Turan followed by a final goal from Lionel Messi.

Rejuvenated Barcelona set to continue their reign in Spain

Spanish champions Barcelona look set fair to continue their domination of La Liga, especially after their purchase of a handful of promising young guns

Slick Barcelona win 2-0 in Super Cup first leg

Barcelona are well placed to win the Spanish Super Cup after an authoritative 2-0 win at Sevilla Sunday in the first leg, on important away goals in the second half from Luis Suarez and supersub Munir.

Barcelona pinning their Super Cup hopes on new-look Messi

Barcelona will be looking to Lionel Messi to guide them in Sunday's Spanish Super Cup first leg, after the Argentine idol returned in style Wednesday against Sampdoria.

EU orders Spanish football clubs to pay back millions in state aid

The European Union orders seven Spanish football clubs, including national champions Barcelona, to pay back millions of euros in state aid, finding that the support gave them an unfair competitive advantage over other clubs.

Spanish government launches probe into Vueling after airport chaos

An investigation has been launched into Spain's low-cost airline Vueling following chaos caused by the company at Barcelona airport at the weekend, the Spanish Transport Ministry said Sunday.

Division of opinion in Barcelona about naming stadium after Cruyff

There is a clear division of opinion in Barcelona about the idea of naming the club's remodelled stadium after former club captain and coach Johann Cruyff, to judge by an online poll taken Monday.

Victims of student bus crash in Spain from 19 countries

Among the casualties in a deadly bus crash in northern Spain are people from 19 different countries, the Catalan rescue services say.

Fast-rising Telegram eclipses 100 million messaging users

The cloud-based messaging industry is gaining another competitor as Telegram eclipses the 100-million-user mark and continues to grow. 

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Samsung unveils new flagship smartphones

A stronger battery and expandable memory distinguish Samsung's new top smartphone models, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Visually, the two smartphones showcased at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona differ little from their predecessors.

Underground strike set to cause travel woes at Barcelona mobile event

Employees of Barcelona's underground train network are planning a walkout this week, in a strike action set to coincide with the world's largest telecommunications event.

Hat-trick for Suarez as leaders Barcelona thump Celta 6-1

Barcelona stay three points clear atop the Spanish Liga with a 6-1 drubbing of Celta Vigo, with league top scorer Luis Suarez banging in a hat-trick.

Separtist politician elected head of Catalonian government

A separatist politician who has vowed to push for the independence of the north-eastern Spanish region of Catalonia was elected head of the regional government on Sunday.

Catalonia's parliament meets to choose new head of government

Catalonia's parliament met Sunday to choose a new head of government following a last-minute deal between the separatist parties the previous day.
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