# Barcelona

This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Leaders
Barca snatch win over Madrid to strike title blow
Franck Kessie’s late goal moved the Catalan side 12 points clear at the top of La Liga.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Barcelona
Ref corruption case is Spanish football's worst ever moment - La Liga president
Spanish prosecutors have charged Barcelona over payments to a company owned by a former refereeing chief.
# Unhappy
Real Madrid to appear as 'injured party' in Barca referee scandal case
Spanish prosecutors charged the Catalan club with corruption on Friday.
This month
March 2023
# Controversy
Barcelona charged with corruption over referee payments
Two of the club’s former presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell and the former refereeing chief Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira are facing the same charge.
# Relief
Ex-Leeds star helps 10-man Barca earn nervy win, Real Madrid stumble
Raphinha’s header was the difference between the sides.
Last month
February 2023
# Advice
Erik ten Hag meets Alex Ferguson ahead of Barcelona showdown
The European heavyweights go toe to toe in the return leg of their play-off at a packed Old Trafford.
# Controversy
Barca facing questions after paying millions to ex-refereeing chief's company
The online investigative site El Confidencial also revealed on Friday that two other companies are being investigated in connection with the affair.
# Unavailable
Injured Man United trio set to miss Barcelona clash
Antony, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are not expected to travel for the game.
# High praise
Xavi hails Erik ten Hag and Marcus Rashford
Two of the world’s biggest clubs go toe-to-toe on Thursday evening at the Nou Camp.
# Upset
Real Madrid suffer shock loss, Vinicius fouled 10 times in heated clash
Marco Asensio failed spot kick proved costly as Mallorca dented their opponents’ title hopes.
# uncertainty
Barcelona Deadline Day transfer may be foiled by 18-second delay
LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo’s paperwork was filed late with Fifa.
January 2023
# Sorry
Barca coach Xavi apologises for comment after Alves accusations
The 39-year-old defender was sacked by Mexican club Pumas after his arrest.
# Take a Bow
Spain youngster helps Barcelona make it 6 in a row
Pedri Gonzalez’s goal made the difference amid a 1-0 victory over Getafe
# Transfer News
Ex-Man United star Depay departs Barcelona
The attacker has joined Atletico Madrid for €3 million.
# compensation
Barcelona ordered to pay more than €7 million to sacked midfielder
Matheus Fernandes joined the Catalan club from Palmeiras at the end of the 2020 winter transfer.
# Copa del Rey
Barca scrape past third-tier Intercity in Spanish Cup thriller to reach last 16
Elsewhere Atletico Madrid earned a 2-0 win at second-tier Real Oviedo.
Last year
# Frustration
Former Chelsea star on target as Barcelona drop points in heated Catalan derby
A goal by Marcos Alonso was not enough for Xavi’s men to prevail against Espanyol.
# Scare
Ex-Barcelona and Arsenal star Marc Overmars suffers mild stroke
The 49-year-old is currently the director of football at Royal Antwerp.
# Controversy
'Do you realise who you sent off?' Pique's Barcelona career ends on a sour note
The Catalan side still managed to earn a hard-fought 2-1 win over Osasuna.
# Emotional
Pique gives tearful Barcelona speech, insisting he'll be back
The 35-year-old centre-back has won 30 trophies with the club
# Ready to go
Japan name former Barcelona prodigy in World Cup squad
Hajime Moriyasu has named Takefusa Kubo in his 26-man squad for the World Cup.
# outcome
Spain prosecutors drop corruption and fraud charges against Neymar
It is the culmination of a years-long legal saga over the Brazilian’s high-profile transfer to Europe.
# Underachieving
Inter victory ensures Barcelona suffer embarrassing Champions League exit
The Catalan side will be playing Europa League football after Christmas.
# Changes
Ex-Barcelona boss replaces Emery at Villarreal
Quique Setien has not worked since the Catalan giants sacked him in August 2020
# Controversy
Reaction to Iker Casillas tweet shows need for 'a lot of education'
England international Lucy Bronze has given her thoughts on the matter.
# Must do better
Xavi calls on inconsistent Barcelona star to 'give us more'
Ousmane Dembele had a disappointing game amid a midweek loss to Inter Milan.
# Unhappy
Barcelona boss Xavi outraged at refereeing 'injustice'
The Catalan side sit third in Group C, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich, following their second loss in the competition.
# Unhappy
'Deeply hurt' Vilda drops Spain rebels
Barcelona players Patri Guijarro, Mapi Leon, Sandra Panos and Aitana Bonmati, among others, were not included in the latest squad.
# on fire
Robert Lewandowski continues remarkable form at Barcelona
The Catalan club beat struggling Elche 3-0.
# divide
Barcelona transform finances despite spree, Liga figures show
The Spanish league has made public the salary limits available to teams after the summer transfer window.
# Done Deal
Injury-plagued French World Cup winner leaves Barcelona on loan
Samuel Umtiti has signed for Serie A side Lecce.
# Double Day
Lewandowski's first Barcelona goals see off Real Sociedad
Barcelona score first La Liga win of the season with 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad.
# Relief
Barcelona finally register new signings on eve of season after €153 million spending spree
Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha are all good to go.
# Impact
Robert Lewandowski scores first goal in Barcelona rout
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong were also on target against Pumas.
# Done Deal
France defender becomes Barcelona's fifth summer signing in reported €50 million move
Jules Kounde has agreed to join the Catalan club.
# Unfinished Business
Barcelona have 'a moral debt' to Lionel Messi
Joan Laporta hopes the star will end his career at the club.
# Big Money
Barcelona agree to sign Chelsea target in reported €50 million deal
France intermnational Jules Kounde is set to leave Sevilla.
# Vegas Nights
Raphinha strikes again as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in Las Vegas Clasico
Barcelona won 1-0 in Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night.
# barca boy
Bayern star Lewandowski poised for Barcelona move - reports
Bayern and Barcelona agree €50 million fee for Polish striker, according to reports.
# Wave Goodbye
After over 400 appearances, Dani Alves leaves Barcelona
The 39-year-old rejoined the Catalan side last November on a short-term deal.