Messi gives Barcelona last-16 edge in Champion's League

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Chelsea must now score when they travel to the Camp Nou on March 14 to have any chance of making the last eight

JUBILATION. Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their first goal during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on February 20, 2018. Photo by  Ben Stansall/AFP

The week in photos: January 27-February 2, 2018

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:45 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A super blue blood moon behind a mountain is seen from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NTB scanpix AND NTB Scanpix / Heiko JUNGE / Norway OUT

Samsung sets Galaxy S9 reveal for February 25

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:35 PM

How does Samsung plan to build on the Samsung Galaxy S8's success?

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Barcelona not panicking after seeing unbeaten run end

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:05 PM

It was Barcelona's first defeat in 30 games in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde's side, who have still not lost in La Liga

DO YOU LIKE MESSI. Lionel Messi missed a penalty as the Catalans lost 1-0 away to Espanyo, but the holders can still turn the tie around in the second leg next week. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Barcelona signs Coutinho to 3rd richest deal in football history

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Brazil star signs for $192 million

BIG MONEY. Signing Coutinho allows Barcelona to move on from the bitter experience of losing his Brazil teammate Neymar last summer. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Real Madrid dibungkam Barcelona 0-3, ini jawaban Zidane

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:11 AM

“Kami menciptakan peluang-peluang yang bagus, kami hanya tidak mencetak gol.”

Pelatih Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane. Foto oleh @officialZZidane/Twitter

Barcelona drubs Real Madrid 3-0 in lopsided El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Barcelona opens a 14-point lead over Real Madrid and moves 9 points clear of Atletico Madrid in La Liga

HOT FEET. Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal score as Barcelona hands hosts Real Madrid a bitter defeat. Photo by Curto De La Torre/AFP

Real Madrid 'obliged' to keep title race alive in El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Real Madrid is on their way to defend their La Liga title over their rivals Barcelona

OBLIGATION. Real Madrid promises a win against their rivals Barcelona. File photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Values kids can learn from sports

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:32 AM

These life lessons will remain long after you’ve left the field

Surveys show Catalan separatists could lose absolute majority in vote

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Catalonia is currently under direct rule from the national government in Madrid, which called new elections after a banned independence referendum led to Spain's worst political crisis in a generation

CATALAN POLLS. Ines Arrimadas (2nd left), Ciudadanos (Citizens) party candidate for the upcoming Catalan regional election, stands with other members of the party outside the Dali Museum during a tour as part of her political campaign in Figueres on December 15, 2017. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Neymar heads to Brazil for 'personal matters'

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Neymar might miss Wednesday's clash with Strasbourg

PERSONAL MATTERS. Neymar heads home to Brazil for personal reasons. Photo from AFP

La Liga: Bungkam Villarreal, Barcelona pimpin klasemen

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Barcelona hanya melawan 10 pemain Villarreal dalam 30 menit terakhir pertandingan

Lionel Messi dan Luis Suarez merayakan kemenangan atas Villarreal dalam laga lanjutan La Liga, Senin (11/12). Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona/Twitter

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d'Or award

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:54 AM

The second successive win drew Real Madrid's Ronaldo level alongside Barcelona rival Lionel Messi with 5 Ballons d'Or (Golden Ball), after the Argentinian took second in the vote, with Brazilian Neymar 3rd

NUMERO 5. This combination of pictures created on December 8, 2017 shows file photos, at right of Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo holding his four European footballer of the year award "Ballon d'Or" (Golden ball) trophies in (from top left to bottom right) 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016 and, at left, his fifth award on December 7, 2017. AFP

Real deal Ronaldo set for Ballon d'Or No. 5

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi of Argentina by claiming a fifth Ballon d'Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season

FAVORED. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo thumbs up during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Real Madrid CF vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 6, 2017. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

La Liga: Real Madrid dan Barcelona sama-sama meraih hasil imbang

Dec 03, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Real Madrid dipaksa bermain imbang tanpa gol oleh Athletic Bilbao

Pemain Real Madrid Karim Benzema memainkan bola saat melawan Athletic Bilbao dalam laga La Liga, Sabtu (2/12). Foto diambil dari @realmadrid/twitter

La Liga: Ditahan imbang Valencia, Barcelona tetap kuasai puncak klasemen

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Barcelona sempat tertinggal lebih dulu saat gawang mereka dibobol Rordrigo pada menit ke-60

Pemain Barcelona merayakan gol ke gawang Valencia. Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona/twitter

Lionel Messi maturing with age as he picks up 4th Golden Shoe

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The 30-year-old Argentine wins the prize for being the top scorer in Europe's leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona

GETTING BETTER. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi poses with his four Golden Shoe awards after receiving the 2017 European Golden Shoe honoring the year's leading goalscorer during a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on November 24, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Jailed Catalan leaders could be freed as probe changes hands

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

Judge Pablo Llarena of Spain's Supreme Court is now taking full responsibility for the probe into the heads of two Catalan pro-independence associations accused of sedition

SUPPORT. Firefighters stand to form the shape of a giant ribbon at the Montjuic Castle in Barcelona on November 20, 2017 during a protest calling for the release of jailed Catalan separatist leaders. Photo by Josep LagoAGO / AFP

Liga Champions: Ditahan imbang Juventus, Barcelona masuk 16 besar

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Satu poin di laga ini sudah cukup untuk mengantarkan Barcelona ke babak 16 besar Liga Champions

Duel antara pemain Barcelona dengan Juventus di laga penyisihan Grup D Liga Champions, Kamis (23/11). Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona_es/twitter

Catalans flood Barcelona to demand leaders' freedom

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:15 AM

8 members of the axed Catalan cabinet are currently detained on charges of sedition, rebellion, and misuse of public funds

UNITED. A man holds an Catalan pro-independence Estelada flag while others hold placars reading 'Freedom' during a demonstration in Barcelona on November 11, 2017 calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. Josep Lago / AFP

Pro-independence activists block roads, trains in Catalonia strike

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Spanish law prohibits going on strike for political motives, and the work stoppage is led by the pro-independence CSC union to protest job insecurity and a central government decree

STRIKE. A Catalan regional policewoman (Mossos d'Esquadra) talks to riders as picketers block the nudo de la Trinidat access road to Barcelona on November 8, 2017 as part of a regionwide strike called by a pro-independence union. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Ousted Catalan leader blasts Spain after Belgium frees him

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:15 PM

After his release, Carles Puigdemont tweets: 'Released without bail. Our thoughts are with colleagues unjustly imprisoned by a state that is far from democratic norms'

ON BAIL. This file photo taken on October 31, 2017 shows dismissed Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont arriving to address media representatives at The Press Club in Brussels. Photo by Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP

Barca seeks 'justice' for jailed Catalan ministers

Nov 05, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Fans in Camp Nou clamor for freedom and justice for Catalan

CALL FOR CALM. FC Barcelona calls for solidarity of the affected families due to the prison sentences. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Hasil La Liga: Barcelona kalahkan Sevilla 2-1

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Barcelona semakin kokoh di puncak klasemen

Para pemain Barcelona mencetak kemenangan saat melawan Sevilla. Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona/twitter

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

Nov 03, 2017 - 8:11 PM

(UPDATED) Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont, holed up in Belgium, with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds

ESTELADA. Protesters hold a Catalan pro-independence Estelada flag and signs reading "Freedom to political prisoners" during a demonstration outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on November 2, 2017. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Madrid prosecutors want Catalan separatists detained

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Spanish prosecutors asks for eight former separatist members of Catalonia's deposed government to be detained, on another day of high drama in the region's independence drive

Catalan leader 'not returning to Spain,' says his lawyer

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:36 PM

The Belgian lawyer hired by the Catalan independence leader says his client would not return to Spain as there is a 'good chance that he would be detained'

Catalan parliament votes to split from Spain

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:25 PM

With thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside, the regional parliament in Barcelona passes a resolution to 'declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic'

JUBILATION. People celebrate after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, 2017 in Barcelona. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Spain readies to roll back Catalonia's regional autonomy

Oct 27, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asks parliament's upper house, where his party holds a majority, to 'proceed to the dismissal of the president of the Catalan government, his vice-president and all regional ministers'

AUTONOMY. Students hold placards reading 'good bye' as they protest during a demonstration in Barcelona on October 26, 2017. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Catalan companies face boycott over independence push

Oct 26, 2017 - 6:07 PM

'You have to hit them where it hurts the most: the wallet,' a Twitter user writes under the hashtag #boycottcatalanproducts

SEPARATION. Women hold Spanish, Catalan and European flags during a demonstration against Catalonia's independence in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 24, 2017. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Liga Champions: Barcelona bungkam Olympiacos, Juventus tekuk Sporting Lisbon

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Barcelona semakin kokoh di puncak klasemen Grup D

Lionel Messi usai mencetak gol ke gawang Olympiacos, Kamis (19/10). Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona/Twitter

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Catalan leader pressured as independence deadline looms

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Carles Puigdemont faces a deadline on Monday, October 16, to clear up his ambiguous stance on secession

Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech on the sidelines of a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the death of Catalan leader Lluis Companys at the Montjuic Cemetery in Barcelona on October 15, 2017. Companys had proclaimed a "Catalan state in the Spanish federal republic" in 1934 to oppose the conservatives who governed in Madrid. Exiled in France, Companys was denounced by the Nazis in 1940 and handed over to Spain where he was executed. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA

La Liga: Real Madrid raih tiga poin, Barcelona ditahan Atletico

Oct 15, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Barcelona tetap menguasai puncak klaesemen La Liga

Para pemain Real Madrid merayakan kemenangan atas Getafe, Sabtu malam (14/10). Foto diambil dari @realmadriden/twitter

What's next for Barca in case of Catalan independence?

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:48 AM

AFP Sports looks at the questions that lie ahead for the Catalan clubs and the Spanish football authorities in the coming months

POLITICAL TIGHTROPE. Catalan's fight for independence is becoming a threat to FC Barcelona's state in La Liga. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Huge rally in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:40 PM

(UPDATED) Some protesters call for Catalonia's separatist president Carles Puigdemont to go to jail, while others call for dialogue

Protesters congratulate Spanish policemen after a demonstration called by "Societat Civil Catalana" (Catalan Civil Society) to support the unity of Spain on October 8, 2017 in Barcelona. Ten of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators packed central Barcelona to rally against plans by separatist leaders to declare Catalonia independent following a banned secession referendum. Catalans calling themselves a "silent majority" opposed to leaving Spain broke their silence after a week of mounting anxiety over the country's worst political crisis in a generation.  / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Barcelona: Panjang umur perlawanan Catalan

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:23 AM

Menanti masa depan referendum dan Barcelona

Barca beats Las Palmas behind closed doors amid Catalonia clashes

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:47 AM

Instead of facing a 3-point deduction and forfeiting the match, Barcelona decides to play the match against Las Palmas in front of empty bleachers

CLOSED-DOOR GAME. Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beats Las Palmas 3-0, but the game was overshadowed by the highly-charged Catalonia referendum. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Spanish police arrest man over Barcelona attacks

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The 24-year-old man is close to several members of the group, especially Abdelbaki Es Satty, a Moroccan imam believed to have radicalized the youths that carried out the attacks, the interior ministry says in a statement

Hasil Liga Champions: Barcelona hajar Juventus 3-0, tim-tim besar pesta gol

Sep 13, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Start meyakinkan Blaugrana di ajang para jawara Eropa

Foto diambil dari @ChampionsLeague/Twitter

Intip trailer film 'One Fine Day' berlatar Barcelona

Sep 08, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Film yang dibintangi oleh Michelle Ziudith dan Jefri Nichol ini akan tayang di bioskop pada 12 Oktober 2017

Barcelona batal beli Coutinho, ini alasannya

Sep 03, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Tadi malam Liverpool memberi harga pemain yang kami inginkan dengan harga 200 juta euro

Phillipp Coutinho. Foto diambil dari @Phil_Coutinho/twitter

I'm no Neymar, insists Barca new boy Dembele

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The second most expensive player 20 year old French wonderkid Ousmane Dembele says he still has a lot to learn specially from Barcelona s Lionel Messi

Dibeli Barcelona, Dembele langsung jadi pemain termahal

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:44 AM

Total duit yang dikeluarkan Barcelona mencapai 145 juta euro atau Rp2 3 triliun

Manchester United siapkan Rp1,58 triliun untuk memboyong Gareth Bale

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Sementara Barcelona akan memboyong Philippe Coutinho dari Liverpool

Gareth Bale. Foto diambil dari @GarethBale11/twitter

Hasil La Liga: Barcelona bungkam Alaves 2-0

Aug 27, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Lionel Messi mencetak dua gol

Pemain Barcelona Lionel Messi merayakan golnya ke gawang Alaves dalam laga lanjutan La Liga, Minggu dinihari (27/8). Foto diambil dari @FCBarcelona

'Not afraid': Defiant Barcelona to march against terror

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:41 PM

King Felipe VI will attend to express his love for the people of Barcelona of Cambrils of Catalonia

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Fourth suspect in Spain attacks granted conditional release

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Salh El Karib the manager of a store that lets people make calls abroad in Ripoll in northern Catalonia will have to show up at a local court every week and is banned from leaving Spain the court says in a statement

Barcelona tuntut Neymar Rp 131 miliar

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Angka itu berasal dari nilai bonus yang pernah dibayarkan Barcelona kepada Neymar usai ia menandatangani perpanjangan kontrak

DITUNTUT. Pemain asal Brasil Neymar dituntut mantan klubnya, Barcelona senilai 8,5 juta Euro atau setara Rp 131 miliar. Foto oleh AFP