August 9, 2009 |
Bojan Krkic scored the tying goal and FC Barcelona completed its U.S. tour unbeaten, tying Chivas de Guadalajara, 1-1, in an international friendly match Saturday night at Candlestick Park. Chivas captain Ramon Morales put the 11-time Mexican champions on top in the 50th minute, but Krkic tied the score 14 minutes later for FC Barcelona, which beat the Galaxy and Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer during its week in the United States. After a first half in which Guadalajara didn't put a shot on goal, Morales broke through by meeting a cross from Xavier Baez and heading it past Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdez.
January 25, 2013 |
You have to check out this incredible bicycle kick goal by 9-year-old Iker Merino of FC Barcelona's youth academy. That's right. They start teaching them highlight-reel moves at a young age in Europe. Or maybe the youngsters across the Atlantic Ocean just emulate their favorite players at a young age. Merino not only scores with a bicycle kick, but he first controls the ball by fighting for position in the penalty box before juggling the ball on his foot to set up for the shot.
February 7, 2013 |
Lionel Messi said on Thursday when he signed a two-year contract extension that he envisions playing only for FC Barcelona while in Europe. Messi, 25, also believes he'll end his playing days in Argentina. "I have said before that as far as Europe goes I would like to end my career at Barcelona,” the club's all-time leading scorer said. “I don't think about playing for any other team on the continent. That said, I don't rule out ending my playing career in Argentina.” The four-time reigning FIFA world player of the year who joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old and made his first appearance with the powerhouse at 17, is now under contract through 2018, when he will be 31 and at the end of his prime.
April 3, 2012 |
Lionel Messi converted a pair of penalty kicks in the first half to lead defending champion Barcelona over AC Milan, 3-1, Tuesday night and into the Champions League semifinals for the fifth straight season. In Munich, host Bayern beat Marseille 2-0 on goals by Ivica Olic in the 13th and 37th minutes for a 4-0 aggregate win. Following a 0-0 tie last week in the first leg of the total-goals series, Messi opened the scoring in the 11th minute after Luca Antonini slid into him from behind.
August 3, 2013 |
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Spain's popular FC Barcelona soccer club on Saturday started a two-day “peace tour” with Palestinians and Israelis. Thousands gathered in a soccer stadium in the southern West Bank town of Dura as players interacted with children, held workshops and played short games. Earlier, the team arrived in Bethlehem, where they visited the Church of Nativity and met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Assn., described the team's visit as “a historic moment for the Palestinian people” and “a step toward achieving peace in the region.” Similar events are planned Sunday in Israel.
June 9, 2006 |
Mexican soccer teams Chivas and Club America will play FC Barcelona, the reigning Spanish League and European champion, during FC Barcelona's 2006 summer tour of the U.S., officials said. FC Barcelona will face CD Guadalajara Chivas at the Coliseum on Aug. 6 as part of a doubleheader that includes a Major League Soccer match between Chivas USA and the New England Revolution. The Spanish club will take on Club America in Houston on Aug.