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Futbol Club Barcelona, also known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, has won 23 La Liga, 27 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, Barcelona has won five UEFA Champions League titles, a record four UEFA Cup Winners\’ Cup, a shared record five UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a shared record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies.[ Barcelona was ranked first in the IFFHS Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and occupies the second position on the UEFA club rankings. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.

Barcelona have been told they have not been allocated an away supporters’ section for the La Liga encounter with Atletico Madrid later this month. Ernesto Valverde’s side head to the Spanish capital on Saturday, October 14 to take on Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano. Barcelona have announced that a ‘logistical error’ from Atletico has led [...]

Barcelona continued their perfect start in La Lia in surreal circumstances on Sunday as they beat Las Palmas 3-0 in an empty Camp Nou. Why the Spanish FA allowed the game to go on, following violent clashes between police and voters on the day of the referendum on Catalan independence is beyond me. As images [...]

Barcelona have overtaken rivals Real Madrid in having the largest wage budget in La Liga, according to data released this week. According to the numbers from the Spanish league, the money available for Barca’s bills are up to €507million, or £448m. Their main title rivals, Real, meanwhile have a cap on overall salaries that comes [...]

A record number of 13 Real Madrid players have been nominated for long list of the FIFPro World XI, while Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez lead the pool of Premier League nominees. A total of 25,000 professional footballers were asked to select a team of 11 players – one goalkeeper, four defenders, [...]

Barcelona defender Nelson Semedo claims Lionel Messi is ‘from another planet’ after his man-of-the-match display against Eibar on Tuesday night. The Argentine took his goal tally to nine for the season after hitting four at the Nou Camp in a comfortable 6-1 win which sent Barca five points clear at the top. The hat-trick was [...]

Ernesto Valverde has said the injury that has sidelined record Barcelona signing Ousmane Dembele for the next four months could have been partially caused by inexperience. Dembele, 20, flew to Helsinki, Finland, on Monday to be operated on by specialist doctor Sakari Orava after rupturing a tendon in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Getafe. Footage has [...]

Philippe Coutinho has claimed he has no agreement to join Barcelona next summer and is committed to the Liverpool cause this season despite being denied a move to the Catalan club. Coutinho made his first start of the campaign for Jürgen Klopp’s team on Saturday when he played 79 minutes of the 1-1 draw with [...]

Ousmane Dembélé is set to miss up to four months with a thigh injury, Barcelona have said. The 20-year-old, who became the second most expensive player in the world after Neymar when he joined the Catalan side from Borussia Dortmund this summer, sustained the injury on his league debut against Getafe on Saturday. On Sunday [...]

Paulinho paid back a chunk of that 40m euros transfer fee that raised so many eyebrows this summer, scoring the winner for Barcelona against Getafe. Barcelona had to come from behind to keep up their 100 per cent record so far this season but substitutes Denis Suarez and Paulinho got the goals as the ran [...]

Gianluigi Buffon finally conceded against Lionel Messi, and then it happened again, as Barcelona put on a show of strength to beat Juventus 3-0. Despite plundering Champions League goals for 12 year Messi has drawn blanks against the Italian great in two Champions League quarter-finals as well as the 2015 final, given another opportunity to [...]