BARCELONA NEWS

A rival claim has emerged to Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s record of goals scored in a calendar year.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is hoping city rivals Atletico can upset Barcelona on Sunday night.
Barcelona back-up ‘keeper Jose Manuel Pinto thinks Lionel Messi’s record breaking is the result of ‘hard work and humility.’
German legend Gerd Muller has congratulated Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on breaking his record of goals scored in a calendar year.
Cordoba President Carlos Gonzalez has a novel idea to restrain Barcelona star Lionel Messi – have him arrested.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has downplayed Lionel Messi’s newly-set world record, taking the chance to have a dig at his former club once more.
Lionel Messi has joked that he will try to extend his world record set this weekend to make it harder for the next player to try and surpass.
Cesc Fabregas is facing up to a month out on the sidelines for Barcelona, after suffering a muscle injury against Real Betis.
Pepe Mel reflected that Real Betis took too long to come out of their shell against Barcelona, only turning things on in the second half.
In seeing him break the world record for goals scored in a calendar year, Tito Vilanova has hailed Lionel Messi, for achieving what seems impossible.
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has described the moment he heard Eric Abidal was suffering with cancer as 'the worst of my career'.
Sergio Ramos admitted he was angry with the officials after he had a goal disallowed in Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Real Valladolid.
Former Barcelona attacker Ronaldinho believes Lionel Messi is 'playing football at a level we've never seen before'.
Tito Vilanova has confirmed that Lionel Messi will play for Barcelona when they face Real Betis on Sunday evening.
Real Betis boss Pepe Mel has claimed that he wants to face Barcelona with a fit Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi could be fit to face Real Betis tomorrow, as Barcelona travel to Benito Villamarin looking to maintain their unbeaten start.
Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema hopes that the club draw Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Lionel Messi has been working in the gym on his day-off to try and be fit for Barcelona’s visit to Real Betis on Sunday.
Celta Vigo President Carlos Mourino will definitively state that Iago Aspas is not for sale on Monday.
Pepe Mel is looking to become only the fifth different Coach in Real Betis’ history to defeat Real Madrid and Barcelona at home in the same season.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is favourite to win a hat-trick of FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, making it three times on the bounce.
Alexis Sanchez is reportedly set to be included in the Barcelona squad for their trip to Real Betis this weekend.
Lionel Messi has been ranked as the most valuable player in the world and his club Barcelona as the most valuable club across the globe.
Karim Benzema says that Real Madrid have not given up on the title and believe that like Barcelona last season, Madrid will have a chance to come back.
Barcelona could terminate Eric Abidal's contract over the winter break if new reports claim he cannot return to action.
Cesc Fabregas has revealed the fear he felt for Lionel Messi, his Argentine colleague’s hopes of playing on Sunday, and of who he is eyeing in the Last 16.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has updated reporters on his injury situation and admitted that at the time he did fear the worst.
Carles Puyol doesn’t much care for who Barcelona face in the knockout stages of the Champions League, even if Milan have caught his eye.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga now know the possible opponents they will face in the Last 16 of the Champions League.
Barcelona have confirmed that tests carried out on Lionel Messi indicate that his injury may not even keep him out of the team’s next game this weekend.
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