Barcelona stunned as Benzema hat-trick sends Real into Copa final

Thu, 06 Apr 2023 - 04:23 GMT

Karim Benzema struck a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed arch-rivals and league leaders Barcelona 4-0 to reach the Copa del Rey final in stunning fashion on Wednesday.

Prosecutors sue Barcelona for allegedly buying refereeing favours

Sat, 11 Mar 2023 - 08:18 GMT

Prosecutors claim that under a secret agreement and "in exchange for money", Negreira favoured Barcelona "in the decisions taken by referees in the games played by the club, as well as in the results of the competitions".

Barcelona earn gutsy 1-0 win at Real in semi-final first leg

Fri, 03 Mar 2023 - 12:04 GMT

The visitors defended superbly after Real centre back Eder Militao scored an own goal in the first half, managing to overcome the loss of key players like Robert Lewandowski, Pedri and Ousmane Dembele who missed the game due to injuries.

Barcelona forward Fati injured in training

Sat, 25 Feb 2023 - 11:23 GMT

"Ansu Fati suffered a left knee contusion during this afternoon's training session. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability," Barcelona said on Twitter on Friday.

If we can beat Barcelona, we can beat anyone - Ten Hag

Fri, 24 Feb 2023 - 12:18 GMT

United remain in four competitions this season after earning a 2-1 victory in their Europa League playoff second leg to knock out the Spanish side 4-3 on aggregate.

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.

Barca's Kounde should have been sent off for Rashford challenge: Ten Hag

Fri, 17 Feb 2023 - 12:07 GMT

Ten Hag was furious in the second half when Rashford went down under a challenge from last-man Kounde but referee Maurizio Mariani waved away claims for a foul and VAR backed the decision. Barcelona equalised soon after.

Too late to sanction Barca over ex-refereeing official payments: LaLiga president

Fri, 17 Feb 2023 - 11:57 GMT

Tebas said on Thursday it was clear that the services "should never have been provided" but that the statute of limitations had expired.

Spanish prosecutors probe Barcelona's payments to former refereeing official

Thu, 16 Feb 2023 - 12:41 GMT

Spanish prosecutors are investigating around 1.4 million euros ($1.50 million) in payments soccer giants Barcelona had made over three years to a company owned by a high-ranking official of Spain's refereeing body, the club said, confirming an earlier media report.

Dembele strike sends Barcelona into Cup semi-finals

Thu, 26 Jan 2023 - 09:59 GMT

Barcelona were the better side for most of the match after that but only scored once thanks to a brilliant counter-attack by man-of-the-match Dembele in the 52nd minute.

Ter Stegen shines as Barcelona reach Super Cup final after shootout win

Fri, 13 Jan 2023 - 11:57 GMT

Barca set up a dream showpiece clash on Sunday with Real Madrid, who had also beaten Valencia on penalties earlier in the week.

Barcelona taken to extra time before overcoming third tier InterCity in Cup

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 - 10:09 GMT

InterCity, promoted to the third division last season, came from behind three times to force extra time after a 3-3 draw at the end of 90 minutes, but were then knocked out when substitute Ansu Fati netted a 103rd-minute winner in Alicante.

Fans will never let European Super League happen, says ECA chairman

Thu, 08 Dec 2022 - 07:03 GMT

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus were among 12 clubs to announce a breakaway Super League in April last year but the move promptly collapsed, with nine clubs withdrawing, in the wake of a hostile reaction from across the game.

Egypt participates in 7th UfM Regional Forum in Spain on Thursday

Thu, 24 Nov 2022 - 11:23 GMT

Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ehab Nasr will represent Egypt at the forum.

Barcelona's Lewandowski given three-game ban for red card

Thu, 17 Nov 2022 - 04:36 GMT

Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has been banned for three matches by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) after he was sent off in his side's 2-1 win at Osasuna last week.

Barcelona's Pique to retire, will play last home game on Saturday

Fri, 04 Nov 2022 - 11:37 GMT

Pique, 35, said in a video posted on social media that Saturday's league clash with Almeria will be his last at Barcelona's Camp Nou after 14 years with the Catalan giants following his return from Manchester United in 2008.

LaLiga resumes following Spain's midweek European debacle

Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 12:26 GMT

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will be back on the pitch for their LaLiga games this weekend, licking their wounds after disastrous midweek performances in the Champions League.

ElClasico landed in MENA with giant events held in 6 countries

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 - 10:37 GMT

ElClasico, the biggest club football match in the world, returned in style last weekend, transporting the excitement and passion of LaLiga to football fans all over the Middle East and North Africa.

Drake's logo to replace Spotify on Barca shirt for El Clasico

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 - 11:50 GMT

Barcelona will sport the owl logo of Drake's OVO Sound label on their jerseys instead of main sponsors Spotify when they take on Real Madrid on Sunday to mark the Canadian rapper surpassing 50 billion streams on the music platform.

Lewandowski late show rescues Barca but early exit looms

Thu, 13 Oct 2022 - 05:12 GMT

Robert Lewandowski scored two late goals to earn Barcelona a point in a breathless 3-3 draw with Inter Milan on Wednesday which kept alive their faint hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16.