Lionel Messi
Sports  /  Published 02.03.21

Barca ex-chief held over smear drive

Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is understood to have been arrested following a police raid on the club’s offices. Catalan police searched the club’s headquarters at the C...
By Agencies in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 01.03.21

‘La Liga bigger than Lionel Messi’

Lionel Messi is immensely important for La Liga, but the league is strong enough to survive even in the absence of him and other stalwarts, emphasised Sevilla sporting director Monchi. During a virtu...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 18.02.21

Barca left chasing Mbappe & the shadows

FC Barcelona. The team, whose football from another planet became the point of reference for the world, has gone well and truly into a tailspin. Six months ago, if you thought Barca had hit their nad...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 16.02.21

PSG eye revenge and Messi

Paris Saint-Germain travel to Barcelona for their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday with the French side’s unrelenting pursuit of Lionel Messi adding intrigue to a rivalry laced with...
By Agencies in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 16.02.21

No clear favourites for Baptista

The focus will certainly be on Lionel Messi although there are no clear favourites for Tuesday’s Barcelona versus Paris Saint-Germain Champions League Round of 16 clash, feels Julio Baptista. W...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta


Sports  /  Published 09.02.21

Eye on semis, Koeman defends rotation

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman justified resting key players including Lionel Messi in Sunday’s 3-2 win at Real Betis by saying he wanted to keep his side fresh for the upcoming Copa del Rey semi...
By Agencies in Seville

Sports  /  Published 02.02.21

Koeman speaks up for Messi

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman rallied behind Lionel Messi after the Argentine delivered a vintage performance in Sunday’s 2-1 home win over Athletic Bilbao, hours after full details of Messi&rsq...
By Reuters in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 01.02.21

Barcelona to sue over leaked report

Lionel Messi’s most recent contract with Barcelona is worth up to $673 million over four seasons, the El Mundo newspaper reported on Sunday. The Spanish daily said it had access to the document...
By Agencies in Barcelona

Sports  /  Published 29.01.21

La Liga ‘beyond stars’

Lionel Messi may well leave Barcelona and head to any other football league in future, but La Liga wouldn't be too affected by that. La Liga is prepared for anything the future throws at it, asser...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.01.21

Victory for Barcelona

Barcelona overcame the absence of a suspended Lionel Messi to earn a 2-0 win away to struggling Elche in La Liga on Sunday, thanks to goals late in each half from midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Riqui...
By Reuters in Elche


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