Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde refused to excuse his side’s dependence on Lionel Messi after the Argentina international came off the bench to spark a dramatic late comeback against Villarreal.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde’s gamble in resting Lionel Messi backfired against lowly Villarreal and it took a Luis Suarez goal with the last kick of the game to rescue a point in a 4-4 draw.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes there is still “a lot of rowing to be done” before his side can contemplate being crowned LaLiga champions.
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets was not surprised by Lionel Messi’s latest feat of brilliance after the Argentina star scored twice in his side’s 2-0 derby win over Espanyol.
Lionel Messi surpassed 40 goals in a season for the 10th successive year as his brace secured Barcelona a 2-0 derby victory over Espanyol and moved them 13 points clear at the top of LaLiga.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said he will have forwards Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez available for the derby against Espanyol on Saturday.
Lionel Messi will make his return to international football in Argentina’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid on Friday.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde admitted the brilliance of Lionel Messi transcends club rivalries after the Argentina superstar received a standing ovation from Real Betis fans.
Lionel Messi netted yet another brilliant hat-trick as Barcelona continued their seemingly unstoppable march towards the LaLiga title with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Real Betis.
Manchester United have been handed a testing Champions League quarter-final draw against Barcelona.
Lionel Messi saluted Cristiano Ronaldo’s efforts from the previous night after producing a superb display of his own in Barcelona’s thrashing of Lyon on Wednesday.