Barcelona’s low-scoring run continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw away to Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.
Barcelona marked the signing of a new contact for coach Ernesto Valverde with a 1-0 win over relegation-battlers Real Valladolid to strengthen their grip at the top of LaLiga.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced two fine saves to deny Athletic Bilbao victory as a lacklustre Barcelona were held to a goalless draw at the Estadio San Mames.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will have star striker Lionel Messi back for Barcelona’s trip to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Lionel Messi is a doubt for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Clasico semi-final at home to Real Madrid after sustaining a thigh injury in the 2-2 draw with Valencia.
Lionel Messi’s two goals salvaged a point for Barcelona but for once the Argentinian could not conjure up a victory as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia.
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen came to Barcelona’s rescue as they overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to thrash Sevilla and book their place in the Copa del Rey semi-finals.
Barcelona restored their five-point lead at the top of LaLiga as Nelson Semedo’s first goal for the club set up for a 2-0 victory in the Catalan derby against 10-man Girona.
Lionel Messi returns for Barcelona’s trip to Girona after being rested for the midweek Copa del Rey loss to Sevilla, with coach Ernesto Valverde admitting the league takes priority.
Cardiff have joined Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona in calling for the search to be resumed for the plane carrying their missing striker Emiliano Sala.
Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona have joined calls to resume the search for the missing plane carrying Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala.