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Barcelona’s Bartomeu backs Luis Enrique and says there is ‘no plan B’

Barca owed their narrow win over 17th-placed Leganes to a 90th-minute Lionel Messi penalty (Image credit: EPA)

Enrique’s contract expires at the end of this season, and some fans booed him during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leganes. “The priority is still for Luis Enrique to continue,” Josep Maria Bartomeu told Catalan broadcaster TV3. “In the last few years, he has won almost all competitions. The Barca supporters are very happy with him.” Former Barca and Spain midfielder ...

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Messi penalty beats Leganes at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi scores the opener for Barcelona (Photo: REUTERS)

Lionel Messi’s 90th-minute penalty saw off the challenge of gutsy Leganes and spared Barcelona from a second successive embarrassing result. The champions underwhelmed again after Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Paris St-Germain and had keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to thank for a string of great saves. Messi gave Barca an early lead, before Unai Lopez fired in the equaliser. ...

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UCL: Brilliant Paris blow Barcelona away

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Angel Di Maria (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona on February 14, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain produced a masterful display to dismantle Barcelona, Ángel Di María scoring twice and Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani once each in a remarkable 4-0 win. Paris Saint-Germain produced a display of sustained attacking brilliance to overwhelm Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, Ángel Di María scoring two fine goals and Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani each contributing memorable ...

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

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Unai Emery says Paris are looking “to write a wonderful story” as they resume their European campaign against a Barcelona side who have held the upper hand against them. Paris meet Barcelona in third knockout contest in five seasons Unai Emery: “We don’t feel inferior to anyone” Thiago Silva ruled out so Presnel Kimpembe could make European debut Paris have ...

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Barca edge Atletico Madrid in Copa semi-finals

Luis Suarez scored Barcelona's goal and was one of three men sent off in the match (Image credit: Getty Images)

Luis Suarez scored and was sent off as nine-man Barcelona held on to reach the Copa del Rey final with a thrilling aggregate victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp. Suarez tapped in on 43 minutes, before Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto and Atletico’s Yannick Carrasco were sent off for receiving two yellow cards. Substitute Kevin Gameiro then missed a ...

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Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi magic squeezes Barca through to last 8

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with Neymar during Wednesday's clash

Lionel Messi broke Athletic Bilbao’s hearts with a late free-kick as Barcelona’s big guns kept their Copa del Rey hopes alive. Messi struck with 12 minutes remaining at the Nou Camp to seal a 3-1 win on the night and a 4-3 aggregate victory to ensure Luis Enrique’s men made it to the last eight. Barca went into the second ...

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Neymar: Barcelona footballer’s fraud trial should go ahead, says judge

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Barcelona and Brazil footballer Neymar should face trial for fraud, a Spanish judge has said, months after the case was dismissed. The case was reopened on Monday, brought by investment fund DIS, which claims it was short-changed during Neymar’s 2013 move to Barcelona. The fund formerly owned the transfer rights to the 24-year-old. The charges – which are denied by ...

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Man City earn thrilling win over Barcelona

Manchester City will progress if they win at Borussia Monchengladbach on 23 November (Image credit: AFP)

Manchester City staged a thrilling comeback to run Barcelona ragged and secure a fully deserved Champions League victory at Etihad Stadium. Lionel Messi’s 90th Champions League goal, a counter-attacking masterpiece complete with cool finish from Neymar’s pass, put Barcelona in control as half-time approached. The whole emphasis of the game changed, however, six minutes before the interval when Sergi Roberto’s ...

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