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21 Jan 2019 | 6:43 AM

Messi called off the bench to sink Leganes

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi came off the bench to inspire Barcelona to a 3-1 win over a dogged Leganes side on Sunday, creating one goal and scoring another to keep the Catalans five points clear at the top of La Liga.

18 Jan 2019 | 11:53 PM

Barca escape Copa expulsion after federation rejects Levante complaint

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona will remain in the Copa del Rey after the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Friday it had rejected Levante's complaint against the Catalan side for fielding an ineligible player in last week's last-16, first-leg game.

18 Jan 2019 | 6:50 PM

Barca escape Copa expulsion after federation rejects Levante complaint

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona will remain in the Copa del Rey after the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Friday it had rejected Levante's complaint that the Catalan side fielded an ineligible player.

18 Jan 2019 | 9:19 AM

Dembele and Messi see off Levante but Barca Cup hopes in doubt

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were on target as the Copa del Rey holders thrashed Levante 3-0 at the Nou Camp on Thursday for a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the quarter-finals.

17 Jan 2019 | 11:52 PM

Barca at risk of Copa expulsion after fielding banned player

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona could be thrown out of the Copa del Rey for fielding suspended defender Chumi Brandariz in their last-16 first leg defeat after opponents Levante said on Thursday they would lodge a complaint with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

17 Jan 2019 | 8:33 PM

Visit of Sevilla could make or break Solari's Real tenure

(Reuters) - The tide of opinion is turning against Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari in the wake of haphazard results, timid performances and baffling team selections less than three months after he succeeded Julen Lopetegui.

15 Jan 2019 | 6:19 PM

Barca set to swoop for prolific Uruguayan Stuani - media

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are targeting Uruguay forward Cristhian Stuani of fellow Catalan side Girona as their number one target in the January transfer window, Spanish media reported on Tuesday.

14 Jan 2019 | 4:51 AM

'Stratospheric' Messi scores 400th La Liga goal in Barca win

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi became the first man to score 400 La Liga goals as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win at home to Eibar on Sunday which kept the Catalans five points clear at the top of the standings at the halfway point of the season.

11 Jan 2019 | 7:53 AM

Barca suffer Cup loss but late goal boosts second-leg hopes

VALENCIA (Reuters) - Barcelona's recent iron grip on the Copa del Rey came under threat as they lost 2-1 at Levante in their last-16 first leg tie on Thursday after resting a host of first team regulars, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

5 Jan 2019 | 10:16 PM

Valverde says Barca future depends on winning trophies

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Saturday he was open to staying at the club beyond this season but will wait until the end of the campaign to decide his future, which he added would depend on whether his side win trophies.

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