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September 19, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group game. Barca’s captain curled home a stunning free-kick to open the scoring before Luis Suarez’s clever 20-yard lob hit the crossbar. The impressive Ous...
In Football
May 23, 2018 5:01 am gmt |
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Barcelona’s departing captain Andres Iniesta paid a fond farewell at the Nou Camp on Sunday (May 22) staying after the match to hand out football shirts to fans. He also had a moment of reflection, sitting in the middle of the pitch by himself. Barca’s fans held up a mosaic before the gam...
In World
March 26, 2018 9:58 am gmt |
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Catalans on Monday (March 26) woke to a scenario of heightened political tension after former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was arrested on a European warrant in Germany on Sunday (March 25) sparking protests in Barcelona, Girona, and LLeida. Puigdemont was detained in the northern German state...
In Football
March 21, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi joined his Argentina side for training on Tuesday (March 20) ahead of Friday’s friendly against Italy in Manchester. The Barcelona talisman flew into Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon before joining up with his team-mates at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus training faci...
In Sports
January 14, 2018 6:39 am gmt |
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La Liga leaders Barcelona have signed center-back Yerry Mina from Palmeiras on a 5 year contract for a fee of 11.8 million euros (10.44 million pounds). The Colombia international has made 33 appearances for Palmeiras over the last two seasons, helping them win the league title in 2016. He also won t...
In Football
January 12, 2018 4:00 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi scored twice in the opening 15 minutes as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. A weakened Barca side drew the first leg 1-1 last week. But they named a stronger line-up for the home game, and Messi swept in twice from Jordi Alba crosses. The Argentine t...
In World
October 28, 2017 3:56 am gmt |
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Crowds of jubilant independence supporters continued to celebrate outside Catalonia’s government headquarters in Barcelona on Friday evening (October 27) after the regional parliament declared independence from Spain. The Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its pa...
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October 22, 2017 4:14 am gmt |
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has condemned Spain’s “democratic attack” on Catalonia, following Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s announcement that he plans to curb the powers of the region’s parliament, sack its government and call an election within six months. Puigdemont called on the Catalan parl...
In World
October 18, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Tens of thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday night (October 17) as the region refused to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. Many protesters carri...
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August 21, 2017 9:47 am gmt |
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CCTV images believed to be of the suspect in last week’s Barcelona terror attack was released on Monday (August 21). According to local media, the three still pictures show the suspect entering and leaving the popular Boqueria Market in Las Ramblas, where the driver of a van rammed into crowds ...
In World
August 20, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia on Sunday (August 20) joined Spanish and Portuguese political leaders at architect Antoni Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia church, for a mass in honour of the victims of the Barcelona van attack at Las Ramblas. The Catalonia police on Sunday said invest...
In Canada
August 19, 2017 11:33 am gmt |
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Ian Moore Wilson has been identified as the Canadian killed and his wife Valerie injured in the Barcelona van attack. The father of Vancouver police officer Fiona Wilson was described by his daughter as “compassionate, generous, adventurous, and always game for a lively debate, a good book, exp...
In World
August 19, 2017 10:19 am gmt |
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Far-right protesters and anti-fascist groups clashed on Friday (August 18) at Las Ramblas Boulevard in central Barcelona a day after van a van plowed into crowds killing 14 people and leaving dozens injured. It was the latest of a string of attacks across Europe in the past 13 months in which militan...
In Football
August 19, 2017 4:13 am gmt |
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Bundesliga teams Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen paid their respects to the victims of the Barcelona attacks ahead of their match on Friday night (August 18). At least thirteen people were killed on Thursday afternoon (August 17) when a van driven by a suspected Islamist militant mounted a pedestr...
In Football
August 17, 2017 3:44 am gmt |
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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his team is hungry to go on and achieve even more after they won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday (August 16). Zidane’s Champions League winners completed a 5-1 aggregate vic...
In Sports
August 8, 2017 4:48 am gmt |
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Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde wants his side to move on from Neymar’s transfer and look to the future after their 5-0 win over Brazilian side Chapecoense on Monday (August 7). The Brazilian international moved to French club Paris Saint-Germain in a record 222 million euro transfer. Valver...
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July 29, 2017 4:29 am gmt |
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They have played Super Bowls, World Series and NBA championships in Miami but on Saturday (July 29) soccer, and one of the sport’s great rivalries, will be the hot ticket when Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in a rare El Clasico away from Spanish soil. The match marks just the second time, and f...
In Europe
July 28, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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At least 48 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a train crashed at a station in the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say. The incident happened during the morning rush hour at the Francia station, in the city centre. Dozens of emergency personnel were sent to the station, with...
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December 4, 2016 4:26 am gmt |
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A last-gasp Sergio Ramos header secured a 1-1 draw for Real Madrid in El Clasico against Barcelona to maintain their six-point lead at the top of La Liga on Saturday. The home side took a 53rd-minute lead thanks to a Luis Suarez header and had chances through Neymar and Lionel Messi to extend their a...