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Magical Messi And Barca Starts New Era Off Strong

Goal.com | Posted 10.17.2014 | Sports

By Ben Hayward, Goal.com It was a satisfying start. There was an air of expectation around Camp Nou as Barcelona began a new era on Sunday night, b...

Reclamation Project: Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB)

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Barcelona's pedigree has taken a hit. The caliber of the Catalans has suffered. Luis Enrique's hire is meant to stop the bleeding, restore confidence and return the club to its rightful place -- and not just back on top of La Liga.

Atletico Stuns Barcelona For Spanish Title

Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports

By Goal.com Diego Godin's second half header saw Atletico Madrid stun Camp Nou and lift La Liga for the first time since 1996 following its 1-1 dra...

HIGHLIGHTS: Messi Helps Keep Barca's Title Hopes Alive

Goal.com | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports

By Goal.com Barcelona was forced to come from behind for a vital 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao that keeps its hopes of retaining the Liga crown ...

Dissecting the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry

Ryan Madden | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports
Ryan Madden

Steeped in history and politics, Real Madrid versus Barcelona is the world's greatest sporting rivalry. It may also be killing La Liga.

This Is the Sort Of Superhuman Effort It Takes To Save A Messi Free Kick

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports

Oretis Karnezis did not leap a tall building in a single bound, outrun a speeding bullet or prove himself more powerful than a locomotive. Nevertheles...

Messi Puts Barca Back On Top

Goal.com | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

By Goal.com Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona regain top spot in La Liga following a flattering victory over Sevilla on Sunday. Atlet...

Messi Sidelined

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi will be sidelined for six to eight weeks because of his third leg injury of ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona Tops Madrid In Latest Clasico

Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports

By Goal.com Goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez saw Gerardo Martino win his first Clasico in charge of Barcelona as the Blaugrana ran out 2-1 winn...

Real Madrid Pays Reported Record Fee For Superstar

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports

At long last, Gareth Bale has joined Real Madrid. Real Madrid confirmed the acquisition of Bale shortly after Tottenham was defeated in a north Lo...

WATCH: Keeper Makes Ridiculous Double Save In 90th Minute

The Huffington Post | Jason St. Angelo | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has played in just two games since the start of the La Liga season earlier this month. But it looks like the Spanis...

WATCH: Villa Scores Golazo vs. Barcelona

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.22.2013 | Sports

Barcelona players have celebrated plenty of David Villa goals over the last few seasons but found themselves on the wrong end of his latest golazo. ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Messi Scores Twice, Barcelona Romps 7-0

Posted 08.18.2013 | Sports

By Goal.com Barcelona started its La Liga title defense in stunning fashion as it recorded a 7-0 win over Levante. The Catalan side took less th...

Barcelona Appoints New Coach

Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports

By Alec Fenn, Goal.com Barcelona confirmed the appointment of Gerardo Martino as the club's new head coach on a two-year deal. The Camp Nou side...

WATCH: Madrid Stunned By Betis

Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports

By Keeghann Sinanan, Goal.com Real Madrid potentially lost more ground at the top of the table after falling 1-0 to Real Betis at Estadio Benito Vi...

Messi Takes European Scoring Award.. Again

AP | Posted 12.29.2012 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been presented with his second Golden Boot award in recognition for scoring the most goal...

Real Madrid Stunned By Getafe

Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports

By Martin Macdonald, Goal.com Real Madrid has handed a five-point lead to Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Primera Division after succumbing to ...

Ronaldo: I'm Better Than Messi

Posted 05.22.2012 | Sports

By Stefan Coerts, Goal.com Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he is growing weary of the comparisons with Barcelona's Lionel Mess...

WATCH: Soccer Player Throws Bottle At Ref

Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing I've heard of fans throwing bottles at referees before (Cleveland Rocks!), but not players.  Today, that changed i...

Real Madrid Dethrones Barcelona

Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

By Daniel Quinton-Navarro, Goal.com Real Madrid ended Barcelona's pursuit of a fourth consecutive La Liga  title as it beat Athletic Bilbao at Sa...

Alfonso: Real Madrid Must Play To Win

Posted 04.21.2012 | Sports

By Alberto Pinero, Goal.com Alfonso has claimed that Real Madrid must not be conservative against Barcelona if it wants to leave Camp Nou with all ...

WATCH: Ronaldo Scores Milestone Hat Trick

Posted 04.12.2012 | Sports

By Goal.com Cristiano Ronaldo broke the 50-goal mark this season after recording a hat trick in Real Madrid's Primera Division clash against Atleti...

HIGHLIGHTS: Messi's 4-Goal Game Lifts Barcelona

AP | Posted 04.21.2012 | Sports

ZARAGOZA, Spain (AP) — Real Betis compounded Zaragoza's relegation fears in the Spanish league by winning 2-0 Monday night. Ruben Cas...

When Soccer Crowds Get Depressed

Alan Black | Posted 02.18.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Last weekend presented us with an excellent case study in this horrible affliction. The Bernabeu stadium in Madrid can be a noisy cauldron, But last Saturday, 99 percent of them sat for most of the game in depressive silence.

Finalists Announced For Top Soccer Award

AP | By JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 12.06.2011 | Sports

PARIS -- Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez are finalists for the FIFA player of the year award along with Real Madrid winger Cristia...