Messi double helps Barca to beat persistent Valencia

By Richard Martin BARCELONA, Mar 19 : Lionel Messi scored twice as La Liga champions Barcelona saw off a persistent Valencia side, who had Eliaquim Mangala sent off in the first half, to win 4-2 today and stay on the heels of leaders Real Madrid. Manchester City loanee Mangala stunned the Nou Camp by heading […]

Barca must use common sense over Messi contract says CEO

By Richard Martin BARCELONA, Jan 11 : Barcelona’s hopes of offering talisman and all-time top scorer Lionel Messi an improved contract face a stumbling block because of the expenditure caps imposed by La Liga, the Spanish champions’ CEO Oscar Grau said today. While Messi’s feted strike partners Luis Suarez and Neymar have each signed new […]

Barcelona want to tie Messi, Neymar and Mascherano to longer deals

By Adriana Garcia BARCELONA, Jun 30 : Barcelona hope to extend the contracts of some of their top players, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, after announcing record revenue in 2015/16, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said today. The Spanish champions in three of the past four seasons, received 743.77 million dollar in the last financial […]

Suarez the new leader of Barcelona’s ‘MSN’ strike force

By Richard Martin BARCELONA, May 15 : Barcelona’s celebrated ‘MSN’ strike force of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar had La Liga defences at their mercy for much of the campaign but as Barca swept to the title by winning their final five games it was Suarez who led the three-pronged attack. The Uruguayan scored […]

Suarez hails team spirit at title-chasing Barcelona

By Adriana Garcia Undated, May 11 : Barcelona’s leading scorer Luis Suarez has applauded his team mates for sticking together during last month’s worrying dip in form with the possible reward of the La Liga title this weekend. Barca held a nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid and were 10 in front of Real Madrid in […]