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Messi speaks up amid slump in new role as Barcelona captain
by Joseph Wilson - October 1, 2018 - 5:31pm
With his actions, and now words, Lionel Messi is embracing a new role as Barcelona captain.
Messi reaches 100 CL goals, Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0
by Joseph Wilson - March 15, 2018 - 10:45am
Lionel Messi joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League's 100-goal club after scoring twice to lead Barcelona past Chelsea and into the Champions League quarterfinals for an 11th straight season on Wednesday...
Spanish unionist rally mocks Catalan separatist movement
by Joseph Wilson - March 5, 2018 - 2:07am
Thousands of Spaniards joined a rally in Barcelona on yesterday in response to a call by a grassroots group that uses humor to mock Catalonia's separatist push.
Messi scores 2 goals as Barcelona blanks Celta to reach Copa quarters
by Joseph Wilson - January 12, 2018 - 9:52am
Lionel Messi scored twice in the space of three minutes to help Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo as the holders advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.
Dembele returns for Barcelona in 1-1 draw at Celta in Copa
by Joseph Wilson - January 5, 2018 - 9:15am
Ousmane Dembele made his return from a long injury layoff as a second-half substitute in Barcelona’s 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Thursday (Friday in Manila).
Paulinho key to Barca’s big win at Madrid and Liga lead
by Joseph Wilson - December 25, 2017 - 6:30am
When Paulinho arrived in Spain last summer, most Barcelona fans were unimpressed.
Spanish leader moves aggressively to clip Catalonia's wings
by Joseph Wilson - October 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region.
Messi joins Ronaldo in exclusive 100-goal club in Europe
by Joseph Wilson - October 19, 2017 - 1:29am
Lionel Messi has joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the exclusive club of players who have scored 100 goals in European competition.
Hundreds of thousands rally against Catalonia secession
by Joseph Wilson - October 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied yesterday in downtown Barcelona to protest against the plans of Catalonia's regional government to secede from the rest of Spain.
Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote
by Joseph Wilson - September 24, 2017 - 8:26pm
The grassroots groups driving Catalonia's separatist movement defied Spanish authorities on yesterday by distributing one million ballots for an Oct. 1 independence vote that the central government in Madrid has...
Barcelona attack driver still at large, identity confirmed
by Joseph Wilson - August 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Spanish authorities confirmed on Monday the identity of the driver of the deadly van attack in Barcelona and said that he is the last member of the 12-man Islamic extremist cell still at large.
Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee
by Joseph Wilson - August 15, 2017 - 2:43am
Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday (Tuesday) after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup.
Ronaldo sent off after scoring in Madrid's 3-1 win at Barca
by Joseph Wilson - August 14, 2017 - 1:24am
Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday (Monday in Manila), scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish...
Neymar leaves Barcelona without its heir to Messi
by Joseph Wilson - August 4, 2017 - 3:05am
Barcelona is facing an uncertain future without Lionel Messi's heir apparent.
Spanish government ready to take over soccer
by Joseph Wilson - July 21, 2017 - 7:39pm
With Angel Maria Villar in jail, the Spanish government is ready to step in and take control of soccer.
Messi to extend contract with Barcelona until 2021
by Joseph Wilson - July 6, 2017 - 1:34am
Lionel Messi will play out the best remaining years of his trophy-rich career at Barcelona.
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud
by Joseph Wilson - June 14, 2017 - 5:49am
A Spanish state prosecutor accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).
New Barcelona coach will inherit Messi—and the team's flaws
by Joseph Wilson - May 29, 2017 - 3:31am
When you get to manage Lionel Messi, it sounds downright silly to talk about the challenges awaiting Barcelona's coach-to-be.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy re-elected as Popular Party leader
by Joseph Wilson - February 13, 2017 - 4:45am
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was re-elected as the leader of the conservative Popular Party for a fourth term, sweeping 95 percent of the vote at a party congress in Madrid.
Messi, Suarez finish off Atletico, Barca reaches Copa final
by Joseph Wilson - February 8, 2017 - 9:50am
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez teamed up again to send Barcelona to a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final after a combative 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday that saw three players sent off.
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