Barcelona launching streaming service

Barcelona is cutting out the middle man.  On Wednesday, the Catalan juggernaut announced that it would become the first high-profile club to launch a broad, aggressive streaming service. BarcaTV+ is available globally,... Read more »

Barcelona, Real Madrid no longer ideological opposites

José Mourinho thought the job was his. He was, in the eyes of many observers and most crucially the board, the frontrunner to become the next manager of Barcelona. Everything was set... Read more »

Real Madrid wins 2019-20 crown by beating Villarreal

Real Madrid’s first La Liga title in three seasons and just its third in a dozen campaigns, finalized with Thursday’s 2-1 victory over Villareal and emphasized by Barcelona’s simultaneous 2-1 home loss... Read more »

Lionel Messi, Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid

A scoreless draw would have been a fair outcome. Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona had taken turns controlling their charged Sunday showdown all night. They had prodded and pushed and tussled and... Read more »

Barcelona, Quique Setien problems can’t be fixed by history

There is only one plan at FC Barcelona. Only one idea. In the end, the club always returns to Johan Cruyff, the club’s eccentric Dutch savior both as a player and a... Read more »

Matches postponed, Real Madrid quarantined

La Liga, the top soccer division in Spain, has suspended its season for at least two weeks, the latest in a growing line of worldwide precautions to combat the spread of the... Read more »

Kobe Bryant honored before Real Madrid win

Rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid came together to honor Kobe Bryant before Saturday’s match, standing around the center circle in a moment of silence at the Bernabéu. Real Madrid won 1-0... Read more »

Atletico’s Diego Simeone gets important win vs. Granada

Diego Simeone needed this win.  And it’s an astounding realization that “El Cholo,” so nicknamed, urgently required Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Granada on a 6th-minute Ángel Correa goal to lessen the swelling... Read more »

Barcelona beats Getafe despite Angel Rodriguez golazo (video)

Barcelona’s been wobbling since the calendar flipped. Saturday’s win over third-place Getafe could offer some balance. First-half goals from Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto were enough for Barcelona to cancel out Ángel... Read more »