BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona faces another test of its post-Messi era when Real Madrid visits Camp Nou on an action-packed Sunday that also features a clash between the Spanish league leader and its defending champion.
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Newcastle plays its first game under new ownership when Tottenham travels to St. James’ Park in the Premier League. Newcastle was bought out last week by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, whose vast resources are likely to turn the northeast club into one of the biggest in the country within a few years.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ronald Koeman got a reprieve. Now he needs to make it last.
A visit from Valencia on Sunday kicks off a three-game home stint that the Barcelona coach said must mark a turnaround for his beleaguered team.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ronald Koeman will keep his job despite the latest humbling defeat for the once mighty Barcelona.
Atlético Madrid dealt Barcelona another harsh helping of life without Lionel Messi when Diego Simeone’s well-honed team easily won 2-0 in the Spanish league on Saturday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In an unexpected move, Barcelona’s club president quashed reports of the imminent firing of Ronald Koeman on Saturday when he said that the Dutch coach will keep his job.
“Koeman will continue being the coach of Barcelona,” Joan Laporta said hours before Barcelona’s match at Atlético Madrid that many reports in the Spanish media speculated could be Koeman's last.
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Ronald Koeman could be facing his last game in charge of Barcelona when it faces a challenging trip to defending champion Atlético Madrid.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ronald Koeman said Friday that Barcelona’s leadership has not spoken to him about his future, but that he has "eyes and ears” to catch the rumors swirling about his possible firing.
MADRID (AP) — The 17-year-old Barcelona midfielder Gavi Páez has been summoned for Spain's Nations League semifinal against Italy next week.
If Gavi plays, he will become Spain’s youngest debutant, breaking the record held by Ángel Zubieta of 17 years, 284 days set in 1936.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ronald Koeman needs his Barcelona side to win big when it visits Atlético Madrid to have a shot at saving his job.
That is, if he makes it to Saturday.
Two embarrassing losses to start the Champions League have left the Dutch coach under extreme pressure before a trip to the capital to face the Spanish league’s titleholder.
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Benfica hosts struggling Barcelona while enjoying an unbeaten start to its season with 10 wins in 12 matches overall.
MADRID (AP) — The troubles for Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman keep piling up.
Koeman received a two-match ban on Friday for complaining at the end of Barcelona's 0-0 draw at Cádiz in the Spanish league the day before.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's ongoing crisis keeps getting worse, with the team unable to win on the field and the club's players, coach and president growing increasingly at odds.
Barcelona was held to a 0-0 draw by Cádiz in the Spanish league on Thursday, extending its winless streak to three matches and adding pressure on coach Ronald Koeman.
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Still in crisis, Barcelona visits Cádiz in the Spanish league as it tries to rebound from consecutive setbacks — a draw against Granada in the league and a loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman surprised journalists at a news conference on Wednesday by reading a prepared statement that called for patience and practically dismissed the team's chances of achieving any significant results this season.
MADRID (AP) — Desperately trying to break through the Granada defense, Barcelona sent more than 50 crosses into the area in its search for a goal.
There was none of Barcelona’s famous “tiki taka” — passing the ball around patiently until finding the right space near the opponents' goal — against Granada in the Spanish league on Monday.
MADRID (AP) — Less than a week after a demoralizing loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Barcelona faltered at Camp Nou again, being held by winless Granada 1-1 in the Spanish league on Monday.
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Barcelona hosts winless Granada in the Spanish league and hopes to rebound from the demoralizing 3-0 home loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona needs to brace for some tough times ahead while adjusting to the post-Lionel Messi era.
That message was clear after the 3-0 loss at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, the team’s first defeat since Messi left amid the club's financial struggles.
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Barcelona’s ability to compete in Europe without Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will be put to the test when it hosts the team that dealt the Spanish side its most humiliating defeat in recent memory.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Memphis Depay showed just why coach Ronald Koeman urged Barcelona for months to sign the Netherlands striker after scoring with a blistering strike Saturday to help his team avoid its first defeat of the post-Messi era with a 1-1 draw.
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Manchester City looks for its first points of the new Premier League season in a home match against promoted Norwich. City opened its title defense with a 1-0 loss at Tottenham.
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona is coming to an end Wednesday with no news from the player or the club about his future.
The expectation is that the 34-year-old Messi, who is playing with Argentina at the Copa America, will stay at the Catalan club.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona added Netherlands striker Memphis Depay to its attack on Saturday as a free agent from Lyon.
The Spanish club said the 27-year-old Depay agreed to a two-year contract.
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's doubts about Ronald Koeman are gone.
After taking some time to analyze Koeman's performance last season, Barcelona announced on Thursday that it will keep the Dutch coach in charge for another year.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two of Spain's most modest stadiums are set to offer scenes of joy and sorrow on Saturday.
Atlético Madrid can ensure it clinches its first Spanish league title in seven years with a win at Valladolid, while Lionel Messi and Ronald Koeman could participate in their last game for Barcelona when they visit the already relegated Eibar.
MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid coach Diego Simeone planned to have dinner with his family to avoid watching the match between Real Madrid and Sevilla, which could have dropped his team out of first place in the Spanish league with three matches to go...
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi came through for Barcelona again on Sunday, keeping the Spanish league's title race wide open...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao face off on Saturday, they will be playing for more than the Copa del Rey trophy...
PARIS (AP) — Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele was recalled to the France squad on Thursday after an absence of more than two years, with coach Didier Deschamps keen to use his speed and versatility in attack for upcoming World Cup qualifiers...
MADRID (AP) — Young Barcelona playmaker Pedri was called up for Spain's senior national team for the first time on Monday...
Back before iPhones, Twitter and Instagram even existed, there was Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo — or both — in the Champions League quarterfinals...
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona has finally put together a good run of matches to give fans hope of some success this season...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi is doubtful for the final of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday, when his Barcelona will face Athletic Bilbao...
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will get some time off for the last time this season in Barcelona's Champions League match on Wednesday.
Messi, Marc-André ter Stegen and Philippe Coutinho will be rested by coach Ronald Koeman at Ferencváros in Group G...
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Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in the season’s first clásico after both lost in the league last weekend...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After being humbled by a recently promoted club and a Ukrainian side playing with reserves, Real Madrid faces a trip to Camp Nou...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With Lionel Messi still around, Ronald Koeman looks ready to make some brave decisions to rejuvenate Barcelona...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi rejoined the rest of his Barcelona teammates at practice on Wednesday...
MADRID (AP) — With or without Lionel Messi, incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman seems to be clear about who won't fit into his squad next season...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ajax defender Sergiño Dest has decided to remain with the United States national team rather than switch to the Netherlands...