LaLiga title race on the line at Clasico against Real, Xavi says

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 - 03:32 GMT

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez said winning Sunday's "El Clasico" in the Spanish capital is the only way his side can hold off Real Madrid's run to the LaLiga title - the only remaining major silverware Barca could win this season.

Barcelona have not given up hope of winning successive LaLiga titles, says coach Xavi

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 - 04:34 GMT

Champions Barcelona are determined not to let their crammed schedule get in the way of their bid to win back-to-back LaLiga titles even though they are third in the standings, coach Xavi Hernandez said ahead of Saturday's clash against Getafe.

Barca cannot afford any more slip-ups, says boss Xavi

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 - 12:20 GMT

Barca are third in the standings with 51 points from 24 matches, 10 behind leaders Real and five less than Girona, and Xavi is aware that anything other than a win against 17th-placed Celta on Saturday would make matters worse for his team.

Xavi signs contract extension with Barcelona until 2025

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 - 11:31 GMT

Coach Xavi Hernandez has extended his contract with Barcelona until 2025 with an option for a further year, the LaLiga club said on Friday.

Barcelona held by Getafe in feisty clash with three red cards

Mon, 14 Aug 2023 - 10:35 GMT

Champions Barca were dominating the match early on under the scorching heat of south Madrid, with Brazil winger Raphinha the main threat to the home side's defence by running the right channel and creating several opportunities.

Barcelona to face best Man United team in many years - Xavi

Thu, 23 Feb 2023 - 07:46 GMT

"It will be a very difficult game, Manchester United are one of the best teams in Europe today and they're showing it every game," Xavi told a news conference.

Barcelona sell further 24.5% stake in audiovisual studio to Orpheus Media

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 - 01:26 GMT

Barca have been using several mechanisms to increase their revenue in order to offset losses, reduce debt and fulfil LaLiga's financial fair play rules.

Barcelona look to secure top-four spot with win away at Real Betis

Fri, 06 May 2022 - 11:16 GMT

Barca, in second, are eight points clear of Betis, in fifth, and if they can extend that gap to 11 with three games left to play, their spot in the Champions League will be secure.

Barca president Laporta 'embarrassed' after Eintracht fans flood Camp Nou

Sat, 16 Apr 2022 - 12:06 GMT

While Barca were expecting huge backing at the stadium ESPN reported there were close to 30,000 Eintracht fans among the 79,468 crowd.

Barcelona look for proof of progress against runaway leaders Real Madrid

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 - 11:24 GMT

The Clasico on Sunday will likely have very little bearing on the current season for either Barcelona or Real Madrid -- but it should set the tone for the next one.

Barcelona look to tighten grip on top four as good vibes return under Xavi

Fri, 04 Mar 2022 - 12:25 GMT

Xavi Hernandez certainly benefited from those reduced expectations during the first few weeks of his tenure.

Aubameyang ready to play against Napoli, says Barca boss Xavi

Thu, 17 Feb 2022 - 11:15 GMT

The Gabon international moved to Barcelona on a free transfer last month after terminating his contract with English Premier League club Arsenal..

Barcelona clash with Napoli headlines Europa League play-offs

Wed, 16 Feb 2022 - 11:07 GMT

The Catalans crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage with just two goals scored in six matches.

Barca's Araujo apologises for his gesture in Espanyol match

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 - 11:45 GMT

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez said that he had not seen the incident, but apologised for Araujo's actions.

Dembele must leave before end of January, says Barcelona director of football

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 - 12:53 GMT

Dembele has been left out of Xavi Hernandez's squad to face Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey last 16 on Thursday night.

Barcelona agree deal to sign Torres from Man City: BBC

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 - 11:11 GMT

The deal comes despite severe financial difficulties at the club.

Toothless Barca crash out of Champions League with 3-0 loss at Bayern

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 01:22 GMT

Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, failing to make it past the group stage of the competition.

Messi worthy of seventh Ballon d'Or victory, says Xavi

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 11:33 GMT

Xavi Hernandez said former team mate Lionel Messi deserved his Ballon d'Or win, describing the Argentine's record-extending seventh victory as "total justice".

Late goals ensure Barcelona win away at Villarreal

Sun, 28 Nov 2021 - 11:30 GMT

Depay calmly went around goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli to score a dramatic 88th-minute goal that restored their lead.

LaLiga returns with all eyes on Xavi's first game at Barca

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 12:57 GMT

New manager Xavi Hernandez will take charge of the team in the Catalonia derby against Espanyol on Saturday.