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# barcelona - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'He wasn’t the worst coach I'd worked under, but he was certainly the most immature'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised Pep Guardiola over the pair’s relationship at Barcelona.

# barcelona - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Suarez and Messi restore five-point La Liga lead as Barca see off Villarreal

Barcelona ended a run of back-to-back draws in La Liga thanks to second-half goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

# barcelona - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Years ago my body didn't feel it but now it starts to feel the strain'

Lionel Messi believes that rest is vital at this stage of his career.

# barcelona - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'One makes the other better and vice-versa. This duel will continue for some time'

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are Ballon d’Or favourites again this year and Zinedine Zidane expects them to keep dominating.

# barcelona - Monday 4 December, 2017

Barca director apologises after images leak showing target posing with him in club colours

Gremio have told Barcelona and other suitors that they’ll need to pay €50m to sign midfielder Arthur.

# barcelona - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Sergio Ramos makes red card history in La Liga following Bilbao dismissal

The Spain international’s received his 19th sending off in La Liga during last night’s draw with Athletic Bilbao.

# barcelona - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Messi and Barcelona left incensed after goal denied in La Liga draw against Valencia

The ball bounced inside the goal line but the referee waved play on.

# barcelona - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Confirmed! Lionel Messi signs contract extension with Barcelona

The new deal will see the star player remain with the club through 2020/21 season.

# barcelona - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Record-breaking Valencia maintain Barca chase ahead of top-of-the-table clash

Just four points separate the top two sides in Spain.

# barcelona - Friday 17 November, 2017

Simeone rules out Everton job, promising 'a couple of years at least' at Atletico

The Toffees have been linked with an audacious move to bring the Atletico Madrid boss to Goodison Park, but he insists he is going nowhere.

'Griezmann? We'll see' - Valverde hints that Barcelona could move for Atletico ace

The France international has been linked with a move to Camp Nou and the Catalans’ coach has admitted he thinks he is a “great player”

# barcelona - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'If it touches his heart to go, I would support him but I would love for him to stay in Barcelona' 10

'If it touches his heart to go, I would support him but I would love for him to stay in Barcelona'

Ronaldinho says that he’ll stand by Lionel Messi no matter where his future takes him.

# barcelona - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

To Spain! Ronaldinho wants to see perfect fit Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona

The Liverpool star was a key target for Barcelona in the transfer window and Ronaldinho feels he would shine at Camp Nou.

# barcelona - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave The Barcelona Way

Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave

Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.

# barcelona - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Suarez vows to return in 'spectacular' fashion as he looks to find form

The international break will give him the chance to get back to full fitness for Barcelona, he claims.

# barcelona - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia crisis: Spanish judge jails eight ex-members of Catalan government In Exile

Catalonia crisis: Spanish judge jails eight ex-members of Catalan government

A European arrest warrant has also been issued for deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

# barcelona - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Barcelona boss Valverde urges focus ahead of emotional return to former club Olympiacos

The Catalan giants are currently eight points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga, but their manager is taking nothing for granted against the Greek outfit

# barcelona - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Viva Espana': Pro-Spain protesters swarm Barcelona streets as Real Madrid head for rebel heartland Catalan Crisis

'Viva Espana': Pro-Spain protesters swarm Barcelona streets as Real Madrid head for rebel heartland

Today is another hugely significant day for the future of Catalonia.

# barcelona - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Messi and Paulinho on target as Barca boss Valverde enjoys victorious return to Bilbao

The Catalan club extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games and now lead the table by four points.

# barcelona - Monday 23 October, 2017

French prodigy Mbappe beats Rashford and Dembele to coveted Golden Boy award

The PSG striker joins the likes of Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Renato Sanches among the list of winners.

# barcelona - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'Really, really sad day for democracy' - Guardiola gives take on Catalan crisis

The Manchester City manager once again reflected on the political crisis in Catalonia after his team’s latest victory.

From TheJournal.ie Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers' Article 155

Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'

The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.

# barcelona - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy Si What Happens

Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy

Madrid appeared to offer the separatists a potential last-minute way out in the form of fresh regional elections.

# barcelona - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona Catalan Showdown

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona

Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.

# barcelona - Monday 16 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence Yay Or Nay

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence

The Prime Minister of Spain is said to be prepared to take the “nuclear option” and suspend the Catalan regional government.

# barcelona - Friday 13 October, 2017

'They are people who are not afraid to say what they think, who do not hide behind their fame'

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has split opinion recently, but Filipe Luis is a big admirer of the defender’s outspoken nature.

# barcelona - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Home to roost: ex-Barca and 'Boro man Rochemback arrested on cockfight charges

Fighting cocks, marijuana and a rifle were found at the scene of an alleged cockfight.

# barcelona - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks' Break Free

Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks'

Regional President Carles Puigdemont said today that Catalans had voted for independence.

# barcelona - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Messi gets 'pissed off' if he doesn't get the ball - Xavi

Xavi Hernandez says both Barcelona and Argentina must maximise Messi’s talent.

# barcelona - Monday 2 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum Independence Day

Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum

The controversial referendum saw violent scenes as Spanish police attempted to prevent the poll from taking place.

'It was my worst experience as a professional:' Piqué on Barcelona's closed-door win

Gerard Piqué struggled to hold back tears as he discussed Barcelona’s win over Las Palmas.

# barcelona - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Isco scores a brace as Real Madrid stay in touch with Barcelona

Real cruised to an 11th consecutive win over Espanyol for their first home league victory of the season.

Barcelona win behind closed doors amid referendum turmoil

Goals from Messi and Busquets sealed the victory, while some Barca fans threatened a peaceful pitch invasion.

# barcelona - Saturday 30 September, 2017

The Neymar effect: Real Madrid slap astronomical buyout clauses on stars to avoid Barcelona’s fate

The Blancos are taking steps to ensure a big-spending side can’t catch them off guard.

# barcelona - Friday 29 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote Independence

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote

Authorities in Madrid have instructed police to ensure no votes are cast in Sunday’s vote.

# barcelona - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team'

Xavi believes Argentina will reach the World Cup in spite of fundamental problems on and off the field.

# barcelona - Friday 22 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Police make arrest linked to Las Ramblas terrorist attack Las Ramblas

Police make arrest linked to Las Ramblas terrorist attack

In August a group of jihadists, many of them of Moroccan origin, killed 16 people in two attacks using vehicles and knives.

# barcelona - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked

Authorities seized nearly 10 million ballot papers destined for the vote.

# barcelona - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

Madrid is trying to prevent a 1 October plebiscite being held.

# barcelona - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Massive blow for Barcelona as €105 million signing Dembele set for extended layoff

French international Ousmane Dembele was just 20 minutes into his first La Liga start when he pulled his hamstring on Saturday.

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