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Barca club captain Messi was granted a rest by head coach Ernesto Valverde ahead of key fixtures against Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, with Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic also kept out of the starting XI.
Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards the La Liga title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Lionel Messi and Barcelona were aided by a dismal error from Espanyol captain Victor Sanchez as they secured a patient 2-0 win in Saturday's Catalan derby.
Barcelona forward Malcom has heaped praise on Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir ahead of their meeting in the Champions League last 16.
Malcom’s spectacular equaliser earned Barcelona a draw against rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at the Nou Camp.
Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a glimpse into the future but Barcelona still needed Lionel Messi to beat Leganes 3-1 on Sunday and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Malcom and his Barcelona team-mates are standing by Ousmane Dembele as he comes through a difficult spell at Camp Nou.
Barcelona have announced that Philippe Coutinho is to be sidelined for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Malcom cried tears of joy after scoring against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday but his emotions must have marked relief too after a difficult start at Barcelona.
Barcelona's lowest ebbs are invariably followed by questions about Lionel Messi but the issue of over-reliance may become clearer over the coming weeks.
Ernesto Valverde has said he is not thinking about renewing his Barcelona contract despite having less than 12 months to run on his existing terms.
Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the October friendlies.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi considers Real Madrid to be “less good” without Cristiano Ronaldo, but admits Juventus have now become “clear favourites” for the Champions League.
Gerard Pique says Paul Pogba would be welcomed at Barcelona if he was to leave Manchester United.
Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.
The World Cup winner has hit the headlines throughout the summer due to his apparently strained relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, despite being named captain for the Red Devils’ opening league match of the season – a 2-1 victory over Leicester.
A former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, has said American President Donald Trump deserves commendation for extending his visa restriction policy to Nigeria.
Immediate past representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that leadership without sacrifice is meaningless.
President Muhammadu Buhari says “harder times’’ await bandits whose disruptive activities have brought sorrow to Nigerians, kept many away from their means of livelihood, and heightened insecurity in parts of the country.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Jerry Alagbaoso of the Peoples Democratic Party the winner of the supplementary election held on Saturday in Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency in Imo State.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people with the new coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, the agency said in a press conference today.
Allegations of corruption swirling around his predecessor's daughter have set a crucial test for Angolan President Joao Lourenco in his vow to reform a country rich in oil and tainted by graft.
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to file for a review of the Supreme Court judgment that nullified the election of its candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, as the governor of Imo State, before the end of this week.
Following last Monday Supreme Court Judgement that upheld the election of Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir as duly elected Governor of Bauchi State, commercial and social activities stood still on Tuesday as thousands of supporters and residents of Bauchi trooped to the state capital from across the 20 LGAs to receive the Governor back to Bauchi saying that he has forgiven all those who wronged him in the process.
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Royal Ambassador Organisation of Nigeria, has declared support for the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s policies and programmes, targeted at ensuring sustainable peace across Edo.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest leaders of the Miyetti Allah organisation over killings in Southern Kaduna, Benue, Plateau and Taraba states, among others.