Neymar - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Neymar Ex-Barcelona president Rosell held in money laundering probe MADRID (AP) — Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and his wife have been detained in connection with his businesses in Brazil, Spanish authorities said Tuesday. The detentions were part of a money-laundering investigation related to buying television rights for past matches of Brazil's national team. Three other people were detaine... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:43:00 GMT 2017-05-23T11:43:00Z Barcelona and the Spanish league that got away BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For Barcelona, this season's Spanish league title will go down as the one that got away. A league-high 116 goals scored, four fewer goals conceded than champion Real Madrid, and the competitions' top two scorers in Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should have been enough to win the title for the third straight year. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 08:59:00 GMT 2017-05-22T08:59:00Z Barcelona, Madrid win as title race goes to final round MADRID (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid won their matches Sunday with the Spanish league title race now guaranteed to go to the final round. Neymar scored a hat trick for Barcelona in a comfortable 4-1 win at Las Palmas, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pair of goals for Madrid in a 4-1 home victory over Sevilla. Madrid scored with an u... Sun, 14 May 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-05-14T22:15:00Z Messi nets goals 50 & 51, Barca & Madrid stay locked at top BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals in all competitions to help Barcelona keep the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league's tight title race on Saturday. Neymar and Luis Suarez also struck in a 4-1 victory over Villarreal that increased the combined goal tally of Barcelona's trio of star strikers to 102 in the campaign. ... Sat, 06 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-05-06T21:08:00Z Barcelona's Iniesta doubtful for Liga derby against Espanyol MADRID (AP) — Barcelona has Neymar back from suspension but captain Andres Iniesta is in doubt for the local derby against Espanyol this weekend in the Spanish league. Iniesta is bothered by a right leg muscle injury and did not practice on Friday. He was rested in the 7-1 win over Osasuna on Wednesday, three days after he played from the start in the 3-2 win in the clasico ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:13:00 GMT 2017-04-28T16:13:00Z Ganso scores twice to give Sevilla 2-0 win over Granada MADRID (AP) — Paulo Henrique Ganso scored twice in his first start in more than three months to help Sevilla beat struggling Granada 2-0 in the Spanish league on Friday. Ganso, the promising Brazilian midfielder who was yet to break through since joining the Spanish club this season, opened the scoring with a shot from inside the area less than five minutes into the match an... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:54:00 GMT 2017-04-21T21:54:00Z Ronaldo and Messi face off to decide Spanish league title MADRID (AP) — The two best players in the world will face off again, this time with the Spanish league title on the line. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi meet on Sunday when Real Madrid and Barcelona play their latest clasico. The outcome at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium could allow Madrid to virtually secure its first league title since... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:49:00 GMT 2017-04-21T13:49:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main competitions What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND The FA Cup semifinals provide a brief break from the title race, but with added spice thanks to the tightening of the pursuit of the Premier League trophy. Tottenham faces Chelsea in the first semifinal on Saturday ha... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:12:00 GMT 2017-04-20T17:12:00Z Barcelona returns to Bernabeu with title race on the line MADRID (AP) — The last time Barcelona played at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium it gave Real Madrid a 4-0 thrashing that left the hosts in crisis and set the Catalan club on track to winning its second straight Spanish league title. That stunning result eventually led to the replacement of coach Rafa Benitez by Zinedine Zidane, the former Madrid and France ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:32:00 GMT 2017-04-20T09:32:00Z It's make or break for Barcelona after setbacks in Liga & CL BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The next nine days will determine Barcelona's season, and how well Luis Enrique will be farewelled. Luis Enrique has had an incredibly successful managerial stint at Barcelona. A Champions League title, two Liga crowns, and two Copa del Rey trophies give him enough to compare with club great Pep Guardiola. But th... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:33:00 GMT 2017-04-14T18:33:00Z Juventus makes it worth the wait against Barcelona TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus had to wait two years for another chance against Barcelona. It was worth it. "It's certainly a great night," Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini said after his team beat Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. "In comparison with two years ago, we wanted to prove to ourselves we had grown technically and tactically."... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:48:00 GMT 2017-04-12T13:48:00Z Neymar suspended, will miss 'clasico' against Real Madrid MADRID (AP) — Barcelona forward Neymar has been handed a two-game suspension for sarcastically applauding an assistant referee and will miss Barcelona's game against Real Madrid in the Spanish league. The two-match ban announced Tuesday comes in addition to a one-game suspension he was automatically required to serve after being sent off in a 2-0 loss at ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:49:00 GMT 2017-04-11T17:49:00Z Neymar will be seeking redemption in Champions League BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — One month after leading the most improbable of comebacks, Neymar earned himself the scorn of Barcelona's fans with a pair of senseless bookings. He'll get a chance to redeem himself on Tuesday when his team faces Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Neymar picked up a pair of unnecessa... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-10T20:43:00Z Zidane meets mentor Ancelotti in Champions League quarters BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As if a combined 16 European Cups weren't enough, the Champions League quarterfinal between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will also offer an intriguing duel between master and pupil. Zinedine Zidane's transition from retired player to successful coach at Madrid owes a lot to his time at the club under current Bayern boss Carlo Ance... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:04:00 GMT 2017-04-10T16:04:00Z Neymar sent off in Barca loss, Atletico draws at Real Madrid BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar dealt a self-inflicted blow to Barcelona's Spanish league title defense when he was sent off with 25 minutes left in its 2-0 loss at Malaga on Saturday. Barcelona failed to take advantage of the opportunity Atletico Madrid gave it to pull level with leader Real Madrid, where Antoine Griezmann's late equalizer grabbed a 1-1 at the Santiago Berna... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-04-08T21:41:00Z Brazil coach Tite lauds Neymar as world best on recent form RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite considers Neymar "the best" player in the world in recent months, after the striker spearheaded his country's early qualification for next year's World Cup. The 25-year-old Barcelona forward has scored six goals so far in qualifying to help Brazil become the first team to qualify behind host Russia, which gets an automatic berth. ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:13:00 GMT 2017-04-07T19:13:00Z Barcelona wins after Messi goals, Real Madrid stays top MADRID (AP) — With Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi on top form, Barcelona needed less than 10 minutes to take care of Sevilla and keep the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Wednesday. Suarez scored with a bicycle kick and Messi struck twice within the next eight minutes on his return to action as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 victory in its pursuit of a third straight... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:21:00 GMT 2017-04-05T22:21:00Z With Messi back, Barcelona faces free-falling Sevilla MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi is back, and just in time. Fully rested after the international break and a yellow-card suspension, Messi returns to Barcelona's team for the decisive Spanish league match against Sevilla on Wednesday. Messi will be playing his first game in nearly two weeks when Barcelona resumes its pursuit of league leader ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:20:00 GMT 2017-04-04T15:20:00Z With Messi suspended, Suarez leads Barca to win at Granada BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez filled in for the suspended Lionel Messi by scoring one goal and participating in three more to keep Barcelona close to Spanish leader Real Madrid on Sunday. Barcelona's 4-1 victory at 10-man Granada left the defending champions two points behind Madrid, which won 3-0 at home against Alaves earlier in the day. Madrid still has a game in hand. Sun, 02 Apr 2017 21:55:00 GMT 2017-04-02T21:55:00Z Neymar to lead Barcelona in Spanish league title race MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi is reeling after getting a four-match suspension from international play. Luis Suarez is lamenting a pair of losses with Uruguay. And Neymar is full of confidence after helping Brazil become the first team to qualify for the World Cup. With the Spanish league returning this weekend, it will likely be the Brazilian leading the wa... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:09:00 GMT 2017-03-30T11:09:00Z Brazil on verge of landing World Cup berth for Russia SAO PAULO (AP) — The only team to play in every World Cup is about to qualify for the next one. Brazil could ensure its spot at the 2018 tournament in Russia with a victory at Uruguay on Thursday. Depending on other results, however, the five-time champions may have to wait until next week when they face Paraguay in Sao Paulo. Either wa... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:05:00 GMT 2017-03-21T17:05:00Z Messi nets 40th, 41st goals this season in Barcelona win BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 40th and 41st goals in all competitions this season to lead Barcelona to a 4-2 victory over 10-man Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday. Back in Camp Nou for the first time since its 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Barcelona got another outstanding performance from Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-03-19T22:48:00Z AP Interview: Carli Lloyd excited by Man City adventure MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Carli Lloyd's eyes light up as she talks about the opportunities that have opened up through her short-term move to Manchester City Women. Two days in and the United States captain has already been dazzled by the lavish soccer facility where she will train, play and spend much of her time in England — the $300 million, 80-acre City Football Academy... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-03-16T16:21:00Z After win vs PSG, Barcelona loses Spanish league lead MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid saw Barcelona falter and then survived an awful mistake by goalkeeper Keylor Navas to regain the Spanish league lead on Sunday. Barcelona lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Deportivo La Coruna in its first match after its amazing win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, and Madrid took advantage with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Real ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-03-12T23:40:00Z AP PHOTOS: Barcelona win one of soccer's best comebacks LONDON (AP) — Barcelona became the latest soccer team to pull off the seemingly impossible. Trailing 4-0 after the first leg, Barcelona scored a half dozen goals on Wednesday to beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and advance to the Champions League quarterfinals 6-5 on aggregate. The last three goals, two scored by Neymar and the other set up... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-03-09T16:30:00Z A goal-by-goal look at Barcelona's victory over PSG BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — How did they do it? One of the most incredible aspects of Barcelona's historic 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain was that the last three goals all came after 87 minutes were up. Barcelona surged to a three-goal lead at Camp Nou on Wednesday in the Champions League, but the Spanish club was soon back on the brink o... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:12:00 GMT 2017-03-09T15:12:00Z Barcelona makes history with 6-1 comeback win over PSG BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona needed a miracle to make history Wednesday. Three, to be precise. Just minutes away from elimination, Barcelona had to conjure up three instant goals and it was Neymar who stepped up. The Brazilian striker first scored from a free kick in the 88th minute then a penalty two minutes later before floating ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:35:00 GMT 2017-03-09T14:35:00Z Neymar made the difference for Barcelona this time BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Already a star, Neymar went supernova. Displaying his unique creative talent, speed and audacity, Camp Nou witnessed the blossoming of a true team leader on Wednesday. "The best match of my career," said Neymar, who scored two goals and set up two more as Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the second leg to become the first team to overhaul a 4... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:17:00 GMT 2017-03-09T12:17:00Z Barcelona takes the lead; Luis Enrique says he'll quit MADRID (AP) — On a night marked by the surprise announcement that coach Luis Enrique will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, his team routed relegation-threatened Sporting Gijon 6-1 to return to the top of the Spanish league on Wednesday. Lionel Messi scored his league-leading 21st goal less than 10 minutes into the match at the Camp Nou to help Ba... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:59:00 GMT 2017-03-01T23:59:00Z Messi's 90th minute penalty give Barcelona win over Leganes BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored a 90th-minute penalty for his second goal of the night to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over lowly Leganes in the Spanish league on Sunday. Messi's spot-kick, following a questionable penalty after Neymar tumbled in the area, saved Barcelona from a second demoralizing result this week after a 4-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champ... 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