Depay on target as Barcelona beat Mallorca

Barcelona held on to beat Mallorca in La Liga to end a run of three home defeats in a row in all competitions. Never have Barcelona lost four successive games at the Nou Camp, and goals from Memphis Depay and Sergio Busquets ensured history would not be made. Depay lashed in a superb opener after taking down Jordi Alba’s ball…

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Barcelona to move out of Nou Camp for a season during renovation

Barcelona will move out of their Nou Camp home for the 2023-24 season while the stadium is redeveloped. The Spanish club have received a permit from their city council for the renovation and work will start in June. They will be able to play at an almost full-capacity Nou Camp next season but will relocate to the Olympic Stadium in…

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Barcelona suffer third straight home defeat

Barcelona suffered a third home defeat in a row for the first time in a single season with a shock La Liga loss to Rayo Vallecano. Barca’s defeat leaves Real Madrid on the brink of the title, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side needing one point from five games to become champions. Madrid can clinch a record 35th Spanish title by avoiding…

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Barcelona held by Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany

Ferran Torres scored for Barcelona as they fought back at Eintracht Frankfurt to earn a draw in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final. Ansgar Knauff’s superb long-distance strike shortly after half-time raised the prospect of a first Barcelona defeat since December. But Torres combined brilliantly with Frenkie de Jong before scoring with a low drive. The hosts had…

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Barcelona edge Sevilla to move second on log

Pedri scored a brilliant second-half goal as Barcelona beat Sevilla to move up to second in La Liga and keep their title hopes alive. After a goalless first half, the 19-year-old midfielder showed great composure on the edge of the box to thump a shot into the bottom corner. Sevilla had a penalty shout in the first half when Anthony…

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Barcelona held 10-man Sevilla as their woes continue

Barcelona ended a torrid 2021 in disappointing fashion with a La Liga draw at 10-man Sevilla. Xavi’s men failed to find a win that would have taken them up to fourth. Sevilla led following a training-ground move from a corner, as Ivan Rakitic rolled the ball into the area for Alejandro Gomez’s first-time finish. Ronald Araujo’s header levelled before half-time…

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Barcelona lose more ground after a draw against Osasuna

Barcelona were unable to bounce back from their home defeat to Real Betis last weekend. They also lost their Champions League elimination against Bayern Munich during the week. On Sunday, they drew 2-2 with Osasuna on Sunday afternoon at El Sadar. Nico Gonzalez opened the scoring for Xavi Hernandez’s side in the 11th minute with what was his first goal for the club. A perfectly timed…

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Xavi register maiden win at Barcelona

New Barcelona manager Xavi celebrated his first game in charge at the Nou Camp with a slim derby victory over Espanyol in La Liga. Although the home fans were able to claim bragging rights over their city rivals, the visitors could easily have won the game having wasted numerous chances in the second half. Xavi eventually saw his side take…

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Xavi confirmed as FC Barcelona head coach

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has returned to the Spanish club as manager with a contract until 2024. The Spaniard, 41, has been manager at Qatari club Al Sadd since 2019. But they agreed on Friday to let him join Barca after his release clause was met. Barcelona say Xavi’s contract will run for the rest of the 2021-22 season and two more…

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Joan Laporta returns as Barcelona president

Joan Laporta returns as Barcelona president

Joan Laporta has returned as Barcelona president for a second time after winning the club’s election. Laporta, whose central pledge was to keep Lionel Messi at the club, won more than 54% of the vote. Juan Laporta oversaw the appointment of Pep Guardiola as head coach in his previous spell at the club between 2003-2010. He succeeds Josep Maria Bartomeu…

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