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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.

Brutal Champions League draw for the three La Liga sides, as holders Real Madrid will continue their defence of the competition against PSG while Barcelona and Sevilla face English opposition. Barca will face English champions Chelsea in the last 16 while Sevilla will face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in a clash between two sides to [...]

Holders Barcelona will face Celta Vigo in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey, as Real Madrid face a showdown with second-tier Numancia. Barcelona, who have won the competition for the last three years, were held to a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp by their last 16 opponents in La Liga on Saturday. [...]

Ernesto Valverde claims “we all saw” Barcelona’s ghost goal at Valencia go in but admits his side “recently benefitted” from a controversial finish. Lionel Messi’s shot was wrongly disallowed on Sunday, despite the ball clearly going over the line, but while Valverde suggested the decision cost his side the win, he was wary of criticising [...]

First came the Lionel Messi ghost goal, then came the sight of Rodrigo Moreno ghosting in front of Thomas Vermaelen to score, and then came Jordi Alba’s dramatic equaliser. La Liga’s top of the table game had everything from orange-wig celebrations, to dreadful mistakes from match officials, to a sublime assist from Messi for the [...]

Lionel Messi has ended months of speculation about his future by signing a new four-year contract at Barcelona worth €558,000 a week, extending his stay at the Nou Camp until 2021. Barca announced the news in an official club statement, which read: “FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed on Saturday morning a new contract that [...]

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists his side can still catch Barcelona in the title race despite falling 10 points behind the league leaders. Real could not respond in kind to Barca’s 3-0 win over Leganes earlier in the day as they played out a goalless clash with Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano. That draw [...]

Barcelona went to the city of Madrid, beat capital minnows Leganes 3-0, and left Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid 11 points behind them ahead of the big derby on Saturday night. It was not a sparkling performance but Luis Suarez ended his month-long goal drought and Ernesto Valverde’s team have now won 11 of 12 [...]

The most expensive squads in no longer belong in La Liga as a new report has concluded that Manchester City have supplanted Real Madrid and Barcelona as the most valuable squad in world football. The Premier League leaders are only one of four club sides in the world with a squad valued at over €1billion [...]

Luis Suarez kept Barcelona unbeaten in La Liga with a late equaliser against Atletico Madrid in the two sides’ first meeting at the Wanda Metropolitano. Barca were heading for their first defeat of the season after a Saul wonder goal in the first half but eight minutes from time Suarez struck with a far post [...]

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 [...]