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UEFA Champions League: Juventus frustrate Barcelona to book last-four spot

Paulo Dybala of Juventus in action with Neymar (R) of Barcelona during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
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Juventus are through to the semi-finals after a 3-0 aggregate win as Barcelona’s dreams of another famous UEFA Champions League comeback ran into a black-and-white wall. Luis Enrique’s side’s remarkable recovery from 4-0 down against Paris in the last round raised hopes of a repeat “remuntada” at the Camp Nou. Everything seemed to go their way that night but here ...

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Dybala and Juve leave Barcelona another mountain to climb


Two first-half strikes from Paulo Dybala and a rare UEFA Champions League goal by Giorgio Chiellini leave Juventus in firm command of their quarter-final against Barcelona. Paulo Dybala struck twice inside the opening 22 minutes as Juventus took a firm grip on this UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie. Barcelona started with a makeshift defence in the absence of the suspended Sergio ...

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Barcelona’s Neymar misses Clasico after being hit with three-game ban

Neymar picked up two yellow cards as Barcelona slumped at Malaga.

Barcelona will be without Neymar for this month’s Clasico against Real Madrid after he was banned for three matches by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Neymar was sent off for picking up two yellow cards as Barca were beaten at Malaga on Saturday, becoming their first player to be dismissed in La Liga since October 2015. The dismissal was ...

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Juventus v Barcelona: line-ups, form guide, where to watch


A UEFA Champions League game against Juventus brings back happy memories of the 2015 final for Luis Enrique but both coaches acknowledge they are in for a titanic battle. Juventus have never lost to Barcelona in Turin Juve are on a 21-match unbeaten home run in UEFA competition Midfielder Sergio Busquets is suspended for the visitors Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 ...

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Messi-less Barcelona beat Granada 4-1 to put pressure on Real Madrid

Neymar scored his ninth La Liga goal of the season (Image credit: Reuters)

Barcelona overcame the absence of top scorer Lionel Messi to cut Real Madrid’s La Liga lead to two points with a comfortable win at Granada. Luis Suarez’s exquisite lob just before half-time opened the scoring before on-loan Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga equalised with a composed finish. Paco Alcacer restored Barca’s lead before Uche Agbo was sent off for two yellow ...

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Barcelona beat Valencia in six-goal thriller

Lionel Messi beat Valencia keeper Diego Alves at the near post for his 25th La Liga goal of the season (Image credit: AFP)

Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat 10-man Valencia in a thrilling match to move two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Eliaquim Mangala headed the visitors in front from a corner, before Luis Suarez steered in an equaliser. Messi’s penalty made it 2-1 after Manchester City loanee Mangala was sent off for dragging back Suarez, but Munir El ...

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La Liga: Deportivo stun Barcelona 2-1

Match-winner Alex Bergantinos was making his first La Liga start of the season (Image credit: Reuters)

Barcelona’s La Liga title hopes were hit as they followed up their famous Champions League win over Paris St-Germain with a defeat at struggling Deportivo La Coruna. Luis Enrique made five changes from the side who beat PSG 6-1, with the injured Neymar ruled out. Barca were below par, falling behind to a close-range Joselu finish. Luis Suarez equalised seconds ...

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UEFA Champions League: Barca stun PSG to make quarter finals

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Barcelona made Champions League history by becoming the first team to overturn a first-leg 4-0 deficit and knock out Paris St-Germain to reach the quarter-finals for the 10th successive season. The Spanish champions were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute, but Neymar’s free-kick and penalty followed by Sergi Roberto’s 95th-minute winner sealed victory. Barcelona had led 2-0 at ...

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CONFIRMED: Luis Enrique announces decision to leave Barcelona at the end of the season


Luis Enrique has announced he will not be Barcelona’s head coach next season. The former Spain midfielder has been Barcelona boss since May 2014 and is in the final year of his contract. Barcelona wrote on Twitter: “BREAKING NEWS: @LUISENRIQUE21 announces he will not continue as Barca manager next season.” Enrique has won eight trophies since taking charge, including the ...

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Messi winner sinks Atletico 2-1 in Simeone’s 300th game

Lionel Messi has scored 22 goals in as many La Liga games against Atletico (Image credit: Reuters)

Lionel Messi scored a late winner as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid to go briefly top of La Liga. Rafinha gave Barca the lead when Luis Suarez – who had an effort ruled out – took a shot which ricocheted off two defenders to land at his feet. Diego Godin levelled when he headed home Koke’s free-kick. But Messi pounced in ...

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