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Messi stars as Barcelona thrash Athletic Bilbao to lift Copa del Rey

Final: Athletic Bilbao 0-4 BarcelonaSecond-half goal blitz seals first trophy since 2019There were seventy minutes gone in the 2021 Copa del Rey final when Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi did what Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi do, replicating the move they h…

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Kung-fu kicks and riot police: the day Maradona got Barça brawling

With Barcelona facing Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, we look back at the same fixture in 1984When Andoni Goikoetxea broke Diego Maradona’s ankle in 1983, it gave the Argentinian plenty of time to think as he plotted his revenge …

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Clásico conquerors complete Zidane’s latest comeback for Real Madrid | Sid Lowe

Having been well off the pace in January, Real beat Barcelona to briefly return to the top of La Liga on Saturday“I’ve been locked up for two weeks, as if I was in a cage, and I feel like a fight,” Zinedine Zidane said, so he went out and found one. Ha…

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Kroos’ double deflection deflates Barça, decides clásico and sends Real top

Six months later, Real Madrid returned to the top of the table and at the cost of their two great rivals. As a storm tore through Valdebebas, the 12th ground to host this fixture throughout history, they defeated Barcelona 2-1 to overhaul Atlético Madr…

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Real Madrid v Barcelona: El Clásico – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action in La LigaBarça and Real Madrid up for clásico that could decide titleAny comments? You can email Rob.Smyth@theguardian.com 8.23pm BST 24 min Benzema wafts the free-kick miles over the bar. 8.23pm BST 23 min Pedri…

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In-form Barça and Real Madrid up for clásico that could decide La Liga

The first Madrid meeting since Joan Laporta returned as Barça president could be Lionel Messi’s final outing in the fixtureHello again. If there was a moment in which Joan Laporta’s return to the presidency of Barcelona started to feel real, it was pro…

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David Squires on … the great Erling Haaland European sales tour

Our cartoonist looks at Mino Raiola’s hawking of the Dortmund forward around some of Europe’s leading clubsDoing some online shopping? Buy a Squires cartoonAnd take a look through David’s archive treasure trove Continue reading…

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Dembélé strikes at death to take Barça past Real Valladolid before El Clásico

Barça move ahead of Real Madrid and one point off AtléticoCatalan side travel to Bernabéu on Saturday for crucial clásicoBarcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé struck in stoppage time to snatch a vital 1-0 win at home to Real Valladolid to pull the Catalan …

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Erling Haaland’s agent holds Barcelona talks as race for striker gathers pace

Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid strong contendersMino Raiola had meeting with Dortmund over summer priceErling Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, held talks with Barcelona on Thursday after meeting Borussia Dortmund this week to discuss the Bundesl…

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Steve Archibald: ‘Diego left perfumes and stuff behind. I smelled good’

Former Scotland striker on replacing Maradona at Barça, scoring 30-yard goals in training and Venables not getting enough creditThe day Steve Archibald walked into the Barcelona dressing room he found Bernd Schuster holding his shirt. He had always wor…

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Coutinho is both cursed and a delight – one of the most baffling elite footballers | Barney Ronay

The Brazilian is reported to soon end his strange time on the books of Barcelona, the club who made him their record signingShould Arsenal, a club at a highly delicate stage of re-gearing, sign the mercurial, itinerant Philippe Coutinho? Should Paris S…

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Lionel Messi equals Xavi’s Barcelona appearance record in win over Huesca

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman hailed Lionel Messi as the most important player in the club’s illustrious history after he struck twice on his record-equalling 767th club appearance. Related: Ronaldo embraces perfection as he declares himself ahead of…

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Lionel Messi equals Xavi’s Barcelona appearance record in win over Huesca

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman hailed Lionel Messi as the most important player in the club’s illustrious history after he struck twice on his record-equalling 767th club appearance. Related: Ronaldo embraces perfection as he declares himself ahead of…

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‘Leo knows we’re on the right path’: Barça coach Koeman says Messi must decide his future – video

Barcelona’s head coach Ronald Koeman says the team has a ‘great future’ but that Lionel Messi will be the one to decide if he stays at the club following their Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain. A 1-1 draw in the second leg brou…

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Messi’s penalty miss helps PSG sail through against Barcelona

Rage, rage against the dying of the light. On a damp night at the Parc Des Princes, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain dished up a breezy, open Champions League last 16 second-leg tie marked by a performance of familiar, half-speed brilliance from Lione…

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PSG v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at Parc des PrincesChampions League expansion could be ‘devastating’, warns ParishAny comments? You can email Paul | tweet @paul_doyle 7.04pm GMT With Neymar and Moise Kean missing, Mauricio Pochettino has opted f…

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PSG v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at Parc des PrincesChampions League expansion could be ‘devastating’, warns ParishAny comments? You can email Paul | tweet @paul_doyle 7.04pm GMT With Neymar and Moise Kean missing, Mauricio Pochettino has opted f…

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PSG v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at Parc des PrincesChampions League expansion could be ‘devastating’, warns ParishAny comments? You can email Paul | tweet @paul_doyle 7.04pm GMT With Neymar and Moise Kean missing, Mauricio Pochettino has opted f…

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PSG v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at Parc des PrincesChampions League expansion could be ‘devastating’, warns ParishAny comments? You can email Paul | tweet @paul_doyle 7.04pm GMT With Neymar and Moise Kean missing, Mauricio Pochettino has opted f…

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PSG v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates on the action at Parc des PrincesChampions League expansion could be ‘devastating’, warns ParishAny comments? You can email Paul | tweet @paul_doyle 7.04pm GMT With Neymar and Moise Kean missing, Mauricio Pochettino has opted f…