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  • Grim future: Loss to Bayern Munich exposes Barcelona’s new reality Sep 15, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    Grim future: Loss to Bayern Munich exposes Barcelona’s new reality

    Looking nothing like the team that used to thrive when Messi was on the field, Barcelona couldn’t get a single shot on goal the entire match and saw Bayern constantly threaten the other way.

  • Football| Barcelona look to reap unexpected benefits of Messi exit at Athletic Aug 19, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Football| Barcelona look to reap unexpected benefits of Messi exit at Athletic

    Koeman is likely to field a similar lineup against Athletic and retain the front three of Memphis Depay, Antoine Griezmann and double scorer Martin Braithwaite.

  • In Pics | Lionel Messi and Barca’s financial turmoil Aug 12, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    In Pics | Lionel Messi and Barca’s financial turmoil

    As Messi joins PSG, a look at his time at Barca, and how the most famous club in the world got to this point

  • Confirmed! Messi to move to PSG on two-year deal Aug 10, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    Confirmed! Messi to move to PSG on two-year deal

    Messi was dropped by Barcelona last week as the financially-stressed Catalan club could not afford him despite a pay cut.

  • Explained | Why Messi could not be retained by Barcelona Aug 09, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Explained | Why Messi could not be retained by Barcelona

    COVID19 pandemic impact on club’s revenues, high debt burden and adherence to LaLiga regulations made it tough for FC Barcelona to retain Lionel Messi.

  • How much is Messi worth? What PSG may pay the star footballer after his tearful exit from Barca Aug 09, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    How much is Messi worth? What PSG may pay the star footballer after his tearful exit from Barca

    Lionel Messi broke down during his final press conference as a Barcelona player after the club announced that Messi will leave Barca as it could no longer afford him. Here's how much the star footballer might be paid after his emotional exit from Barca.

  • Tearful Lionel Messi confirms he is leaving Barcelona, in talks with PSG Aug 08, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Tearful Lionel Messi confirms he is leaving Barcelona, in talks with PSG

    Lionel Messi said that he believed he would be staying at the club, with a five-year deal agreed on a 50 percent pay-cut, only for a surprise U-turn to happen late last week.

  • Lionel Messi breaks down in tears at FC Barcelona press conference farewell Aug 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Lionel Messi breaks down in tears at FC Barcelona press conference farewell

    The 34-year-old Argentinian superstar, six times a Ballon d'Or winner, has been out of contract since the end of June and Barca say they cannot afford to keep him, with Paris Saint-Germain widely expected to try to entice him to the Parc des Princes.

  • Football: Paris Saint-Germain explores Lionel Messi signing; Pochettino in contact Aug 06, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Football: Paris Saint-Germain explores Lionel Messi signing; Pochettino in contact

    Funded for a decade by Qatari sovereign wealth, PSG is one of the few clubs in the world that can afford the 34-year-old Messi's salary.

  • We let Lionel Messi go to save the club, says Barca President Joan Laporta Aug 06, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    We let Lionel Messi go to save the club, says Barca President Joan Laporta

    The club and Messi had both wanted to sign a new contract but the Argentine's deal would have taken salaries to 110 percent of the club's earnings, a financially risky move given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joan Laporta said.

  • A timeline of Lionel Messi's career at Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    A timeline of Lionel Messi's career at Barcelona

    Lionel Messi's incredible 17-season career at Barcelona appears to have come to an end.

  • Lionel Messi's top 10 goals for Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Lionel Messi's top 10 goals for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi scored a club record 672 goals in his 17 seasons with Barcelona.

  • Disbelief in Argentina as Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    Disbelief in Argentina as Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona

    A month after the Rosario-born superstar led the national team to their first major title in 28 years, Messi was again the centre of attention as the club announced he would end his 18-year relationship with them and not sign a new playing contract.

  • Lionel Messi's future up in the air as Barcelona contract ends Jun 30, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Lionel Messi's future up in the air as Barcelona contract ends

    Messi’s future has been a mystery since he had his request to leave the club denied at the end of the 2019-20 season.

  • Top European football clubs rebel to form European super league, UEFA threatens ban Apr 20, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Top European football clubs rebel to form European super league, UEFA threatens ban

    Twelve football clubs — Barcelona, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Juventus — have agreed to join a proposed breakaway football tournament called the European Super League. While touted as a rival to the UEFA Champions League, the Super League is not being put forward as a replacement for domestic European leagues. Watch the video to know more

  • Music lovers flock to rock concert in Barcelona amid COVID-19 restrictions Mar 29, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Music lovers flock to rock concert in Barcelona amid COVID-19 restrictions

    Over 5,000 music lovers attended a rock concert in Barcelona on March 27 after passing a same-day COVID-19 screening to test its effectiveness in preventing outbreaks of the virus at large cultural events. While the rest of the country is limited to gatherings of no more than four people in closed spaces, the concertgoers will be able to mix freely while wearing face masks.

  • Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report Jan 31, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    Lionel Messi’s contract worth up to 555 million euros: Report

    The club expressed its 'absolute support for Lionel Messi, especially in the face of any attempt to discredit his image, and to damage his relationship with the entity where he has worked to become the best player in the world and in football history.'

  • Lionel Messi facing lengthy suspension for hitting opponent in Spanish Super Cup final Jan 18, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    Lionel Messi facing lengthy suspension for hitting opponent in Spanish Super Cup final

    The Spanish soccer federation’s competitions committee will decide on the charges against Messi, and the player’s eventual suspension could range from one to three matches or from four to 12 matches, depending on how severe the federation considers the incident.

  • How many goal landmarks left for Lionel Messi? Dec 20, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    How many goal landmarks left for Lionel Messi?

    Messi's goals have come in 748 matches, an average of one every 1.16 games; Pele's came in 757 matches at one every 1.17 games.

  • Barcelona to face Paris St Germain in UEFA Champions League last 16 Dec 14, 2020 06:47 PM IST

    Barcelona to face Paris St Germain in UEFA Champions League last 16

    The clash of Lionel Messi and Barca with last year's runners-up PSG is a repeat of their remarkable meeting at the same stage in 2017 when Barca overcame a 4-0 first leg loss to beat the French club 6-1 in Spain.

  • La Liga: Empty Clasico reflects current state of Barcelona and Real Madrid Oct 22, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    La Liga: Empty Clasico reflects current state of Barcelona and Real Madrid

    Neither have been particularly impressive of late. Both lost their last La Liga games to lowly opponents, and some are questioning if this will be the lowest-quality Clasico seen for a long time.

  • Barcelona initiate new round of pay cuts despite player opposition Oct 21, 2020 08:57 PM IST

    Barcelona initiate new round of pay cuts despite player opposition

    The club imposed a temporary pay cut of 70 percent earlier this year lasting the duration of the national state of alarm, which began in March and ended in June.

  • Barcelona start process to reduce salaries due to COVID-19 losses Oct 07, 2020 07:48 PM IST

    Barcelona start process to reduce salaries due to COVID-19 losses

    Barca have been forced to hold all home matches without spectators since the pandemic began in March, destroying revenue from ticket sales.

  • Barcelona post 97 million euros loss for 2019-20 due to COVID-19 Oct 05, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Barcelona post 97 million euros loss for 2019-20 due to COVID-19

    The club said 47 million euros of losses was due to lost matchday revenue, 35 million to reduced club shop sales and 18 million on stadium tours, with further losses expected until fans can return to stadiums in Spain.

  • Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to renew Champions League rivalry Oct 01, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo to renew Champions League rivalry

    The draw, held at a television studio in Geneva, produced several other high-profile clashes.

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