Tag Archives: Barcelona

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Too Big to Fall

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Too Big to Fall

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Too Big to Fall Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Too Big to Fall It does not require a great leap of the imagination to envision the final few weeks of the season playing out like this: Atlético Madrid, shredded by nerves and running on fumes, surrenders its place at the summit of La Liga. Barcelona, restored and …

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F.C. Barcelona Elects Joan Laporta; He Vows to Keep Messi

F.C. Barcelona Elects Joan Laporta; He Vows to Keep Messi

F.C. Barcelona Elects Joan Laporta; He Vows to Keep Messi F.C. Barcelona Elects Joan Laporta; He Vows to Keep Messi Six days after a police raid on its offices led to the seizure of files and the arrests of four club officials, F.C. Barcelona reached into its past on Sunday to elect Joan Laporta as its new president. Laporta, a …

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Police Raid F.C. Barcelona and Detain Four People

Police Raid F.C. Barcelona's Offices

Police Raid F.C. Barcelona and Detain Four People Police Raid F.C. Barcelona and Detain Four People The police in Spain raided the headquarters of F.C. Barcelona on Monday, seizing evidence and detaining four people. The arrests, on the eve of the club’s presidential election, created another crisis for a soccer behemoth brought low by crippling debt, boardroom infighting and poor …

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Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona

Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona

Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona Pablo Hasél Protests: Clashes in Madrid and Barcelona Protesters in Madrid and Barcelona clashed with the police on Wednesday over the arrest of Pablo Hasél, a popular rapper who had barricaded himself in a university to evade a prison sentence for violating Spanish laws restricting speech. Mr. Hasél was arrested on Tuesday …

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Lionel Messi, Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success

Lionel Messi, Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success

Lionel Messi, Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success Lionel Messi, Barcelona and the Crippling Cost of Success But Barcelona has been living on the edge for much of its recent history, a consequence of years of impulsive management, rash decisions and imprudent contracts. For years, soaring revenues helped paper over its worst mistakes, but the coronavirus has now changed …

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Can Democracy Work at Barcelona, or Anywhere in Soccer?

Can Democracy Work at Barcelona, or Anywhere in Soccer?

Can Democracy Work at Barcelona, or Anywhere in Soccer? Can Democracy Work at Barcelona, or Anywhere in Soccer? And for the most part, it works. German clubs are stable. Few live beyond their means. The boom-and-bust economics of England and Italy, say, are unthinkable. Fans’ rights are protected, their voices heard. Games are held in sleek, modern stadiums. Television’s influence …

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Lionel Messi Tells Barcelona He Wants to Leave

Lionel Messi Tells Barcelona He Wants to Leave

Lionel Messi Tells Barcelona He Wants to Leave Lionel Messi Tells Barcelona He Wants to Leave Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest player in soccer history, has informed Barcelona that he intends to leave the club with immediate effect, and to do so by activating a clause in his contract that would mean the team where he has spent his entire …

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Bayern Munich Readies for Barcelona Behind Coach With Velvet Touch

Bayern Munich Readies for Barcelona Behind Coach With Velvet Touch

Bayern Munich Readies for Barcelona Behind Coach With Velvet Touch Bayern Munich Readies for Barcelona Behind Coach With Velvet Touch The day before the biggest game of his life, Per Mertesacker was called into a room at Germany’s peaceful, beachside training facility a couple of hours outside the Brazilian town of Porto Seguro and was told he would not be …

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Bayern 8, Barcelona 2. The End.

Bayern 8, Barcelona 2. The End.

Bayern 8, Barcelona 2. The End. Bayern 8, Barcelona 2. The End. That is easier said than done, of course: Barcelona has the highest payroll in soccer hanging around its neck — its players earn more, on average, than any other team in any sport in the world — and the sorts of teams that might buy its expensive, aging …

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Andrés Iniesta Plots a Return to Barcelona, Where the Beauty Is Gone

Andrés Iniesta Plots a Return to Barcelona, Where the Beauty Is Gone

Andrés Iniesta Plots a Return to Barcelona, Where the Beauty Is Gone Andrés Iniesta Plots a Return to Barcelona, Where the Beauty Is Gone From 6,500 miles away, Andrés Iniesta has been contemplating his return. He doesn’t know when it will be, or under what circumstances, but he is sure he wants to go back to F.C. Barcelona. The club …

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