Sunday, 29 March 2020

Tag Archives: Barcelona

Messi scores on 700th Barca appearance to help beat Dortmund

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MANCHESTER: Lionel Messi scored on his 700th Barcelona appearance as they reached the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win over Borussia Dortmund. The Argentine, who has now scored 114 goals in the competition, was the catalyst for Barcelona’s best work throughout. His deft pass released Luis Suarez ...

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Tens of thousands march in Barcelona urging Spanish unity

BERCELONA : Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona’s police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and Catalan flags. One poster read in English: “We ...

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Lionel Messi wins Best FIFA Men’s Player award

BARCELONA’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi received The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2019 award. During a ceremony at Teatro alla Scala, an opera house in Milan, Messi was deemed the number one footballer of the season, defeating Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. Messi also won the ...

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Colombian caught in Spain with cocaine under toupee

MADRID: A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona’s international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday (Jul 16). Arriving on a flight from Bogota, the man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large ...

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Barcelona star Carles Puyol to visit Pakistan on March 16

LONDON: Legendary Spain and Barcelona superstar Carles Puyol will visit Karachi on Saturday to promote football and kick off ticket sales for World Soccer Stars 2019. “Karachi, I look forward to seeing you all and I am really excited to meet all my fans in Pakistan,” Puyol was quoted as ...

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Jailed Catalan separatist to run for Barcelona mayor

BARCELONA: A former Catalan separatist leader who is in jail for alleged rebellion pending a trial over the 2017 secession bid said he will run for mayor of Barcelona. In a tweet, Joaquim Forn said he had “taken the decision” to head up “a unifying, reliable and transversal” electoral list ...

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Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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Catalan separatists rally in Barcelona in show of strength

BARCELONA: Around one million Catalans rallied in Barcelona, banging drums and blowing whistles in a show of support for independence nearly a year after a failed attempt to break away from Spain. Wearing coral-red T-shirts and waving the red, yellow and blue Catalan separatist flag, a sea of protesters gathered ...

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‘Monstrous’ Messi to enter Barca’s 600 club

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi will celebrate his 600th start for Barcelona in what his manager Ernesto Valverde hails as “a monstrous” achievement. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner becomes only the third player to reach the milestone for the Catalan club after ex-playmaker Xavi Hernandez (767 appearances) and the current captain Andres ...

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