Barca will miss Messi but others get chance to shine, says Bayern’s Nagelsmann

Reuters 09/13/2021

Lionel Messi’s departure leaves a big hole at Barcelona but will allow the club’s younger players to make a name for themselves, Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Monday ahead of his team’s Champions League game…

Crowds dance, hug in one-night concert in Barcelona

Agence France Presse 03/29/2021

BARCELONA — Musicians on stage, spotlights flooding the arena and 5,000 fans dancing ecstatically: Live music was back in Barcelona on Saturday for a clinical trial seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events. “This is for one…

Lapu-Lapu to remove all travel restrictions; tourism players welcome move

Futch Anthony Inso 03/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Tourism stakeholders in Lapu-Lapu City welcomed the decision of the city government to ease the travel restriction of domestic tourists and travelers by removing all the requirements needed to enter the city. On…

Messi sees red as Bilbao stuns Barca to win Spanish Super Cup

Agence France Presse 01/18/2021

Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time playing for Barcelona as Athletic Bilbao stunned the Catalans to win the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, a dramatic final finishing 3-2 after extra-time. Moments before Bilbao’s momentous…

Barca reach Spanish Super Cup final after Ter Stegen penalty heroics

Agence France Presse 01/14/2021

Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s heroics ensured Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad on penalties on Wednesday to reach the Spanish Super Cup final, without the injured Lionel Messi. Messi was watching on as Ter Stegen did his best to…

Messi shines as impressive Barca win in Bilbao

Reuters 01/07/2021

BILBAO—Lionel Messi was at the top of his game as Barcelona earned a 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday to move up to third in La Liga. Athletic got off to a dream start in their…

Messi equals Pele goal record but Barca loses more ground

Agence France Presse 12/20/2020

Lionel Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona on Saturday to equal Pele’s record of goals for a single club as the Spanish giants were held 2-2 by Valencia. Messi, 33, headed in from Jordi Alba’s cross…

Messi, Barcelona remember Maradona in winning style

Agence France Presse 11/30/2020

Barcelona on Sunday followed the advice of coach Ronald Koeman and paid tribute to their former player Diego Maradona with an emphatic return to form in La Liga and a 4-0 victory over Osasuna. Maradona, who played…

Messi says I’m tired of being blamed for everything at Barcelona

Reuters 11/19/2020

A frustrated Lionel Messi said he is tired of being blamed for problems at Barcelona after he was accused by Antoine Griezmann’s former agent of making life difficult for the French striker at the La Liga club.…

Barcelona, Real Madrid both lose ahead of Clasico

Agence France Presse 10/18/2020

Real Madrid and Barcelona will each head into the Clasico next weekend on the back of a defeat after La Liga’s two title favorites were punished for slack performances on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at…

Messi will stay with Barcelona despite wanting to leave

Associated Press 09/05/2020

Lionel Messi made it clear that it was time to move on, seek new challenges and be happy somewhere other than Barcelona. He had won dozens of titles and broken numerous records with the Catalan club but…

Barcelona unwilling to negotiate Messi departure

Associated Press 08/30/2020

MADRID — Barcelona is unwavering in its intention to keep Lionel Messi and will not facilitate his departure. Spanish media reports said Messi has contacted the club to try to resolve the situation. Barcelona said Saturday that…

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