Spalletti says Barcelona are what Inter hope to become

MILAN (Reuters) - Barcelona are what Inter Milan hope to become in the future, the Italian club's coach Luciano Spalletti said on Monday, heaping praise on Tuesday's Champions League opponents. Spalletti is in the second season of a rebuilding job at Inter, a club that seems to have been in perpetual

Maestro Messi lights up Wembley as Barca sink Spurs

Lionel Messi lifted Barcelona out of their recent malaise with a magical display as his side beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group B clash at Wembley on Wednesday. Provided with the grandest of stages and 82,000 fans, the Argentine maestro responded by scoring two goals to take

Pique rescues 10-man Barca to draw with Girona

Barcelona’s 100 percent winning start to the season came to a halt on Sunday when they were held to a 2-2 La Liga draw by Girona on Sunday, having been reduced to playing the final 55 minutes with 10 men. The result meant they lost their two-point advantage over Real Madrid

Messi hat-trick fires Barca to victory over PSV

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored a sensational hat-trick as Barcelona kickstarted their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win at home to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday although they had defender Samuel Umtiti sent off in the second half. Barca's all-time top scorer Messi broke the deadlock in the

Lionel Messi named Barcelona captain for 2018/19 season

Lionel Messi has been named as Barcelona's new captain for the 2018/19 season. The Argentine 31-year-old takes over the role following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japanese club Vissel Kobe. Messi, who has been at Barcelona since the age of 13, is one of four players to be given new responsibilities