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Lionel Messi makes history by beating Kylian Mbappe for sixth Golden Shoe

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi makes history again by beating Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe for his sixth European Golden Shoe Award.
Barcelona players attend a training session at the Joan Gamper Sports City in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona on May 24, 2019 on the eve of the 2019 Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) final football match between Barcelona and Valencia. Josep LAGO - AFP

Spanish police detain 23 before Copa del Rey final

Spanish police have detained 23 people in “incidents” in the southern city of Sevilla ahead of the Copa del Rey final that pits Barcelona against Valencia, they said on Saturday.
Barcelona’s team bus did not wait for Lionel Messi as it departed Anfield without the Argentine after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

Lionel Messi laments Barcelona loss at Anfield

Lionel Messi has said FC Barcelona’s biggest mistake was failing to compete during the 0-4 defeat at Liverpool which sent them crashing out of the UEFA Champions League.
Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona players must shoulder blame for Liverpool disaster

Lionel Messi has defended Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde for the defeat against Liverpool, saying he and his team-mates deserve most of the blame.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is confident Barcelona will bounce back.

Barcelona confirm Marc-André Ter Stegen will miss Copa del Rey final

Barcelona have confirmed that Marc-André ter Stegen will miss the Copa del Rey final through injury.
Jasper Cillessen has picked up a rib injury in training for Barcelona meaning a move to Manchester City is in jeopardy

Barcelona holding out for €25 million as Jasper Cillessen agrees Benfica move

Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has agreed a deal to join Portuguese champions Benfica, but negotiations over price are holding up the transfer.
Lionel Messi's incredible free-kick in Wednesday evening's resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool brought the mercurial Argentine's tally to an astounding 600 goals in 683 games for Barcelona, 14 years to the day since his first strike for the Spanish champions.

Xavi: Lionel Messi still has four years left in him

Lionel Messi is “not finished yet”, says Xavi, with rivals of the Barcelona superstar warned that the mercurial Argentine still has “three or four good years left”.
Antoine Griezmann

Ernesto Valverde admits Barcelona are chasing Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona have made contact with Atletico Madrid to discuss a possible deal for Antoine Griezmann, manager Ernesto Valverde has confirmed.
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not optimistic about having Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele available for the Copa del Rey final.

Ernesto Valverde pessimistic about Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele playing in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not optimistic about having Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele available for the Copa del Rey final.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has offered his full backing to head coach Ernesto Valverde, despite widespread calls for his sacking at Camp Nou.

Barcelona president backs Ernesto Valverde amid sack rumours

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has offered his full backing to head coach Ernesto Valverde, despite widespread calls for his sacking at Camp Nou.
Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid against Girona FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on April 2, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Koke desperate for Griezmann stay

Koke is hoping that Antoine Griezmann will commit his future to Atletico Madrid and one day leave the club as a legend, much like departing centre-back Diego Godin.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has broken Jose Mourinho's record of numbers of trophies won as the Catalan manager overtakes the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager in terms of titles won.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola breaks Jose Mourinho’s record

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has broken Jose Mourinho's record of numbers of trophies won as the Catalan manager overtakes the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager in terms of titles won.
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde not considering resigning as Barcelona coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insisted he had not considered resigning in the wake of his side's Champions League exit.
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde: Liverpool defeat left a bad taste in Lionel Messi’s mouth

Ernesto Valverde admitted Barcelona's defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League left a bad taste in Lionel Messi's mouth, but he felt the Blaugrana's 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday helped his players "get rid of the ghosts in our heads".
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde insists he has Barcelona backing

Ernesto Valverde insists he has the full support of the Barcelona board, even though the aftermath of the shock defeat to Liverpool has left him feeling like Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.
Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez to miss Copa del Rey final, may miss Copa America

Luis Suarez will be out for four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on a knee injury, Barcelona announced on Friday.
Luis Suarez

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez to miss Copa del Rey final after knee surgery

Barcelona have confirmed Luis Suarez will miss the Copa del Rey final against Valencia after being told he could be out for six weeks following knee surgery.
Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery wishes Valencia vs Arsenal was Europa League final

Unai Emery says he wishes Arsenal were playing his former club Valencia for the Europa League trophy, rather than facing them in a semi-final.

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