Barcelona

2:37 PM ET What a weekend in European soccer! Three of the top five leagues (English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Spanish LaLiga) kicked off their 2021-22 campaigns, and the games didn’t disappoint. Manchester City‘s title defense got off to a rocky (but predictable) start against Tottenham, Barcelona began their post-Lionel Messi era with a big
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12:30 PM ET No one could have imagined that when FC Barcelona played their first competitive match for nearly 17 years without Leo Messi as a first-team squad member, they could produce something as remarkable as almost anything the Argentine magician routinely produced at Camp Nou? OK, the quality of the goal — Memphis Depay
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6:16 PM ET Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman, new club captain Sergio Busquets and veteran defender Gerard Pique paid tribute to Lionel Messi before and after Sunday’s Joan Gamper trophy game against Juventus, before pledging to “turn the page” in the absence of the legendary forward. Almost 3,000 fans turned out at the Johan Cruyff stadium
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3:30 PM ET Sam Marsden United States international Brenden Aaronson struck a late winner as FC Salzburg beat Barcelona 2-1 at the Red Bull Arena in an entertaining preseason friendly on Wednesday. Aaronson, who joined Salzburg from the Philadelphia Union in January, turned home from close range in the last minute after Chukwubuike Adamu had
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11:26 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens It’s been another summer of drama at Barcelona. There’s still uncertainty over the coach’s future, their star player left (and still hasn’t technically returned), LaLiga further reduced their spending limit for the upcoming season and they’ve been unable to move on a handful of unwanted big-earning players inherited
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8:53 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Lionel Messi has still not returned to training with Barcelona as the wait for him to sign his new contract with the club goes on. Barca’s first-team squad remain in Germany, where they have been based for the last week, ahead of Wednesday’s friendly against FC Salzburg. Excluding
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