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Friday, February 28, 2020

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Barcelona sign Leganes' Martin Braithwaite outside transfer window

February 21, 2020 10:08 am

The 28-year-old signed a four-year contract with Barcelona on Thursday from La Liga strugglers Leganes in a €18 million move which has invited criticism to the league's governing body.

Barcelona sneak past Getafe to keep pressure on Real Madrid

February 16, 2020 12:33 pm

The 2-1 victory, aided by Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto's goals, took Barcelona level on 52 points with Real Madrid, who lead the standings on goal difference. Getafe stay third on 42.

Barcelona still joint La Liga favourites, believes Quique Setien

February 14, 2020 7:48 pm

Barcelona face third-placed Getafe at Camp Nou on Saturday and can pull level with Real Madrid if they win, but league leaders are in good form and have Eden Hazard poised to return from injury.

Ex-Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde prefers Australia to Premier League

February 14, 2020 2:44 pm

"I applauded Andres when he told me he going to Japan. I thought 'Wow, he gets to understand a different culture and different people', and I am also very interested in Japan," added Valverde, who outside of football is a keen photographer.

Jordi Alba joins Eric Abidal criticism but urges Barcelona to move on

February 07, 2020 8:52 am

Eric Abidal, a former teammate of Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba, had told newspaper Sport that he felt some Barcelona players were not working hard enough under previous manager Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona, Real Madrid fail to make Copa del Rey semis first time in decade

February 07, 2020 8:51 am

Copa del Rey has Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao, Granada, and second-division club Mirandes as its four semi-finalists, after both Real Madrid and Barcelona failed to make it to the last four in a decade.

Marred by injuries, Ousmane Dembele fails to meet expectations

February 06, 2020 5:43 pm

Ousmane Dembele has been injured nine different times — most recently a right-thigh hamstring tear — since arriving in 2017, being sidelined for several months and missing more than 60 matches.

Lionel Messi criticism of Eric Abidal won't affect Barcelona, says Quique Setien

February 05, 2020 7:49 pm

Lionel Messi caused a stir by criticising his former teammate Eric Abidal on Tuesday, saying that the club's hierarchy, not the players, should take responsibility for sacking Ernesto Valverde last month.

Blow for Barcelona as Ousmane Dembele suffers tear in right hamstring

February 04, 2020 9:25 pm

Barcelona's France forward Ousmane Dembele has suffered a setback in his return from injury after the Spanish club said on Tuesday that tests had revealed a complete proximal tear in his right hamstring.

Ansu Fati, Lionel Messi combine to give Barcelona 2-1 win over Levante

February 03, 2020 7:22 am

The victory took second-placed Barcelona to within three points of leaders Real Madrid, who beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the city derby on Saturday.