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Spanish Super Cup 2021-22: Real Madrid Beat Barcelona For 100th Time To Reach Summit Clash

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Real Madrid will be facing the winner of the match between defending champions Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid, who face each other in another semifinal on Thursday.

Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti Takes Salary Cut, Allows La Liga Giants To Register Ferran Torres

Jan 11, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Ferran Torres joined Barcelona from Manchester City and was presented last week but hadn’t been added to the squad as the club couldn’t make room for him without breaching La Liga’s financial fair play rules.

La Liga Wrap: Real Madrid Beat Valencia; Barcelona Share Spoils With Granada

Real Madrid increased their lead over second-placed Sevilla to eight points in La Liga. Karim Benzema converted a penalty earned by Casemiro just before halftime on Saturday to reach 300 career goals for Madrid.

'Lionel Messi Prepared To Leave PSG If French Giants Don't Win UEFA Champions League'

Jan 07, 2022 Jayanta Oinam

Lionel Messi left Barcelona last year in a sensational free-transfer move to join PSG. He is supposed to stay in Paris until at least June 2023. But according to former Barca midfielder Lobo Carrasco, the Argentinean is ready to quit.

Copa Del Rey 2021-22: Real Madrid, Barcelona Begin Campaigns With Hard-Fought Victories

Real Madrid defeated Alcoyano 3-1, thanks to two late goals, while Barcelona had to come from behind to get better of third-tier club Linares Deportivo 2-1 in Copa Del Rey 2021-22.

04 January, 2022

Ferran Torres, Pedri Gonzalez Latest Players Down With COVID-19 At Barcelona

Associated Press (AP)

Ferran Torres' COVID-19 result came out positive hours after his official presentation at Barcelona. Things don't look good in Germany too as 13 Bundesliga clubs out of 18 have reported Coronavirus infections.

03 January, 2022

COVID-19 Strikes In 2022: Lionel Messi, Glenn McGrath Head List Of Sports Celebrities Hit By Virus

Outlook Web Bureau

The pandemic is still at large and its new variant Omicron has created a major fear wave across the world. Here is a list of sports personalities who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the New Year.

30 December, 2021

COVID Hits Barcelona Hard; Philippe Coutinho Joins Nine Other Players In Isolation

Associated Press (AP)

Sergiño Dest, one of the latest victims in the Barcelona list, and Vinicius Jr. had travelled to Miami during Spain's winter break. While Vicinus was found to have returned a positive test on Wednesday, Dest also contracted the virus.

29 December, 2021

Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Tests Positive For COVID Again; Barca Have Three Cases

Associated Press (AP)

Mikel Arteta's positive test in March 2020 was a key factor in the suspension of the English Premier League in the first week of the pandemic. Crystal Palace's Patrick Vieira and Aston Villa's Steven Gerrard are also in isolation.

22 December, 2021

Barcelona Vs Sevilla, La Liga 2021-22: Barca Share Spoils Against 10-Man Sevilla

Associated Press (AP)

Barcelona's Ronald Araujo cancelled Papu Gomez's lead just before halftime during their La Liga 2021-22 encounter. The result put Sevilla five points behind league leaders Real Madrid. Barcelona stay seventh.

19 December, 2021

Barcelona Vs Elche, La Liga 2021-22: Late Nico Gonzalez Strike Give Barca Much-Needed Win

Associated Press (AP)

Barcelona's 3-2 win over Elche was their first in four games across all competitions and have moved them to seventh place in La Liga 2021-22. Sevilla beat Atletico Madrid to remain second with 37 points, five behind leaders Real Madrid.


15 December, 2021

Sergio Aguero, Barcelona And Argentina Forward, Retires From Football Citing Health Issues

Outlook Web Bureau

Sergio Aguero's decision to bid adieu to professional football comes after he complained of chest pains during his team’s 1-1 draw with Alaves in a La Liga encounter on October 30. Doctors had adviced Aguero to stop playing.

14 December, 2021

Sergio Aguero, Barcelona And Argentina Forward, Set To Announce Retirement This Week: Reports

Outlook Web Bureau

Barcelona forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to hospital after he complained of chest pains during his team’s 1-1 draw with Alaves in an in La Liga encounter on October 30. He had moved to Barca from Manchester City.

13 December, 2021

La Liga 2021-22: Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio Star In Real Madrid’s Derby Win Over Atletico

Associated Press (AP)

Vinícius Junior assisted both Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio in either of the halves in Real Madrid's win over Atletico Madrid in La Liga 2021-22. Real Madrid are eight points ahead of Sevilla at the top of La Liga.

12 December, 2021

Former FC Barcelona Youth Coach Investigated For Sexual Abuse; Xavi 'Stunned'

Associated Press (AP)

Albert Benaiges was a key member of Barcelona's youth training academy from 1991-2011, coinciding with a generation of the club's best players, including Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

09 December, 2021

UEFA Champions League 2021-22, Round Of 16 Draw: Know All The Teams, Seeds

Jayanta Oinam

For the next UEFA Champions League stage, the teams will be drawn against one another for the two-legged round of 16 ties. Teams that already played each other in the group stage and teams from the same country cannot be drawn together.

09 December, 2021

Barcelona Crash Out Of Champions League, To Play In Second-tier Europa League

Jayanta Oinam

The last time Barcelona failed to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League was in the 2000-01 season, after finishing third in their group behind AC Milan and Leeds United.


08 December, 2021

Barcelona Face Bayern Munich In Must-win UCL Game - Champions League Preview

Associated Press (AP)

Barcelona face already-qualified Bayern Munich with the possibility of not advancing to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 18 seasons.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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