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Lionel Messi sent off as Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao

Barca led twice through Antoine Griezmann but Oscar de Marcos and Villalibre, in the final minute, scored as Athletic replied each time. Inaki Williams scored a fine winner. The game in Seville was set to be remembered as an entertaining encounter...

Barcelona got back to winning ways as Lionel Messi returned to the side to...

Messi, playing in his 750th match for Barcelona and 500th in La Liga, lifted the ball to Frenkie de Jong, who coolly diverted it past the keeper. The goal capped off a dominant first-half display in which Messi's free-kick was...

Real Madrid went top of La Liga with a comfortable win against in-form Celta...

Asensio got on the scoresheet himself in the second half when he sidefooted in from Casemiro's pass. Celta, who lost La Liga top scorer Iago Aspas to injury early in the second half, rarely posed a threat. Santi Mina went closest...

Kieran Trippier has betting ban suspended pending appeal

England and Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier has had his 10-week ban for breaching betting rules suspended pending an appeal. A Football Association panel found in December the 30-year-old had committed four breaches of a betting rule. was given an immediate worldwide football...

DIEG-OH Arsenal ‘eye Diego Costa on free transfer’ as ex-Chelsea striker tears up his...

Following his return to the club in 2018 from the Blues, the Spanish international has suffered a host of injury problems. And with him being one of the top earners at Atletico, Diego Simeone’s team are happy to cut their losses...

Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad: How La Real’s trust in youth is paying off

The San Sebastian side's form has stuttered of late, dropping out of top spot during a winless run in December that has included defeats by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. But La Real remain in the Champions League places and have...

Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s record for most goals scored for a club

A six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Messi is no stranger to setting records in the world of football, and he set another in the 65th minute against Valladolid, just days after equalling Pele’s record on the weekend. Following the achievement, Messi,...

Lionel Messi to decide Barcelona future in summer

Barcelona's Lionel Messi says he will decide his next career steps in summer; Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain likely to be interested in signing legendary Argentina forward; Messi also interested in playing in the United States in the MLS Messi...

Real Madrid 2-0 Granada: Casemiro and Benzema lift Los Blancos

Real Madrid drew level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga after beating Granada 2-0 to claim their sixth straight win. Casemiro and Karim Benzema struck as Real Madrid beat Granada 2-0 to claim their sixth consecutive victory in all competitions and keep pace with LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid. Zinedine Zidane's men have lifted the gloom that hung over the club during...

Barcelona 1-0 Levante: Messi steps up to spare Koeman

Barcelona looked like extending their winless week until Lionel Messi came to the fore against a dogged Levante. Lionel Messi stepped up to salvage something from the wreckage of Barcelona's nightmare week as he fired a 76th-minute winner in a 1-0 win over Levante. Juventus comprehensively beat Barca 3-0 in midweek to deny them top spot in their...

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