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COVID-19: Barca lose 97 million euros in 2019-20

Barcelona have announced a loss of 97 million euros (88 million pounds) after tax for the 2019/20 financial year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while a projected estimate of breaking the one billion euro mark in revenues was also scuppered.

COVID-19: Messi looks forward to getting back to field, rules out risk of infection

Lionel Messi believes he is better off not thinking too much about the risk of being infected by the coronavirus as Spanish football clubs step up their return to activity.

Barca coach not convinced by plans to restart La Liga

Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, is pessimistic that the Spanish top flight season will be able to be completed and has called La Liga’s conditions for the campaign recommencing “a non-starter” due to the continued threat of the novel coronavirus.

Barcelona sign Firpo from real Betis on five-year contract

Barcelona have signed Spanish left back Junior Firpo from Real Betis on a five-year deal for an initial transfer fee of 18 million euros...

Barcelona reach Champions League semi-finals with Messi exhibition against Manchester United

Lionel Messi produced another masterful Champions League performance to knock out Manchester United and fire Barcelona into the semi-finals in a 3-0 home win...

Pochettino picks Barcelona as favourites to win Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Barcelona will have the edge in their much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United, and has backed...

Barcelona rule injured Dembele out for up to four weeks

Barcelona have ruled French forward Ousmane Dembele out of playing for a month with a hamstring injury. The injury endangers his chances of featuring in...

Barca told me to knock out Real Madrid, Ajax midfielder De Jong says

Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong says FC Barcelona have urged him and his Ajax Amsterdam team mates to knock the Catalans’ historic rivals Real...

Suarez brace downs Real Madrid, sends FC Barcelona into another Copa del Rey final

A clinical Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-0 away in an intense Copa del Rey semi-final, second leg on Wednesday as a Luis Suarez double...

Messi scores again as Barca stretch La Liga lead

Lionel Messi scored for the seventh time in four La Liga games on Sunday as champions FC Barcelona scraped their way to a hard-fought...

Sevilla threaten to pull out of Super Cup against Barcelona

Sevilla have threatened to pull out of Sunday's Spanish Super Cup clash with Barcelona if the La Liga champions field more than three non-EU...

Barcelona kick off in Spanish Supercup with Messi as captain

Barcelona kick off a new season and a new era when they take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercup in Morocco on Sunday with...

Iniesta scores outrageous first goal in Japan

Spanish great Andres Iniesta scored a sublime first goal for Japanese side Vissel Kobe on Saturday, helping them to a 2-1 win over J-League...

Vidal set to quit Bayern for Barcelona

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona after leaving the Bayern Munich training camp on Friday. The 31-year-old midfield...

Madrid taxis join Barcelona strike against Uber

Taxi drivers in Madrid went on strike Saturday in solidarity with Barcelona cabbies protesting against "unfair competition" from Uber and Cabify. The federation of Madrid...

Don’t retire from international football yet, Tevez tells Messi

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D Former Argentina forward, Carlos Tevez, has urged Lionel...

Former Barcelona boss Enrique named Spain coach

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was appointed Spain's new coach on Monday after previous incumbent Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the...

Ronaldo to Juventus? Spain’s media says ‘ciao’, Italy’s welcomes star

Spain's media said goodbye to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo while Italy's welcomed him on Friday after persistent reports that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will...

Portugal-Uruguay more than Ronaldo v Suarez, says Alves

Portugal defender Bruno Alves said Saturday's World Cup last-16 clash with Uruguay will be more than simply a battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis...

Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades

The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded.

Messi under pressure at World Cup as Ronaldo scores again

Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia on Thursday after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts.

Messi says Argentina future depends on World Cup

Argentina captain Lionel Messi said his international future will be determined by his country's performance at the World Cup in Russia. "It will depend on...

Lyon calls “fake news” on Fekir move to Liverpool

French club Lyon denounced "fake news" Friday amid reports that captain Nabil Fekir's signature for Liverpool in a £53 million ($71 million, 60 million...

Pochettino on Real Madrid: “What will be, will be”

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino responded Friday to speculation that he is Real Madrid's favoured candidate to succeed Zinedine Zidane as coach by saying: "What will be, will be."

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