Why Barcelona’s Champions League shirt should have been their home kit this season

It’s been quite the summer of embarrassments for Barcelona. One of the greatest clubs in the sport are neck-deep in an ocean of debt, all while reeling from losing their best ever player – having been marred by mistakes at an administrative level that saw them buy and sell a new signing in the same…

Twitter reacts as Memphis Depay scores first goal for Barca with a thunderstrike

Memphis Depay showed raw hunger for goals as he slammed a close-range missile to put Barcelona level in their 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao. Already a key man for Barca, Depay drove with intent after collecting a pass from Sergi Roberto and smashed a left-footed shot past Julen Agirrezabala in the Bilbao net. The Dutchman’s…

Lionel Messi bonding with Sergio Ramos in things we never thought we’d see

Both Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos have been at each others’ throats for as long as we could remember. But the years of rivalry between the Barcelona and Real Madrid legends is now a thing of the past as they both find themselves in the new-look PSG team under Mauricio Pochettino. The Parisian club’s official…

Photo – Pedri replaces Lionel Messi as the face of Barcelona

The Lionel Messi era at Barcelona is officially over. The club now faces the massive challenge of replacing him as the face of the club. One would have expected Antoine Griezmann to be handed the mantle, or perhaps new signing Memphis Depay or wonderkid Ansu Fati. But it’s the hardworking and modest Pedri that has…

Sergino Dest sticks out like a sore thumb by wearing a Chicago Bulls tanktop to Lionel Messi’s farewell

Barcelona youngster Sergino Dest caught the eye for all the wrong reasons as Lionel Messi bid farewell to his beloved club during an emotional press conference at Camp Nou. La Pulga broke down in tears as soon as he entered the room filled with journos, the current squad, and several former players. Although the occasion…

Updated list of ‘one-club men’ around Europe as Messi leaves the throne

Lionel Messi is no longer an FC Barcelona player. The Argentine legend whose contract ended in June 2021 was tipped to sign a new deal at the Camp Nou this summer, but structural and financial regulations meant that the negotiations reached a point of no return. The Blaugrana had to unwillingly part with arguably their…

Neymar in Messi’s shadow? Barca legend shows ripped physique as opposed to PSG star’s dad bod

Lionel Messi continues to age like a fine wine. At 34 years of age, the Barcelona legend should physically be on the decline after having such a long and illustrious career, but pictures of him vacationing after Argentina’s Copa America win this summer have shown that he still has a ripped physique. Messi’s chiselled abs…

Watch: Memphis Depay cranks out highly skilled finish v Stuttgart

Memphis Depay scored his second goal in as many pre-season games as Barcelona took the lead in a fashionable way during their friendly against Vfb Stuttgart. The new signing was at his skilful best as he connected with Frenkie De Jong’s long ball with aplomb in the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. It might…

Watch: Memphis Depay debauches Frenkie De Jong twice in 10 seconds

Memphis Depay is known for being one of the most skilful footballers in the world. Elasticos, roulettes and nutmegs – he has got it all, and his latest victim is none other than his international as well as his new club teammate Frenkie De Jong. Depay and de Jong recently shared a dressing room together…

Photo – Pedri appears heavily timeworn before 66th game of season

Over the past season, Pedri has established himself as a regular for both club and country. The young Barcelona midfielder has had quite the enviable break-out season, as his precocious ability has helped him become an undroppable asset in midfield for both the Catalan outfit and the Spanish national team. As a result, Pedri has…

Watch: Lionel Messi bodying players twice his size during Copa semi

Lionel Messi put on a signature dribbling masterclass as Argentina defeated Colombia on penalties to book their spot in the 2021 Copa America final against eternal rivals Brazil. The Argentina captain rolled back the years and showed that he has still got it, as he shrugged off much larger Colombian defenders as if it meant…

Watch: Copa America is showing a side of Messi we rarely see

It would be an understatement to say that Lionel Messi was wholeheartedly invested in the penalty shootout against Colombia. The Argentina captain is no stranger to the heartbreak of spot-kick failure as he previously starred in two decisive shoot-outs in the last three editions of Copa America. It was his miss in 2016 final that…

Watch: Lionel Messi trash talks former Barcelona teammate during Copa America clash

Lionel Messi poked borax at former teammate Yerry Mina and challenged him to ‘dance again’ after the Colombian defender had missed his penalty during the shootout loss against Argentina. The Barcelona talisman was of course making a reference to the Everton defender’s little jig he did after scoring a penalty during Colombia’s quarterfinal win against…

Watch: Lionel Messi chips extraterrestrial reverse assist against Bolivia

Argentina made light work of 81st-ranked Bolivia as it turned out to be an eventful outing for Lionel Messi during the 4-1 win at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. The Barcelona legend showed no mercy during his record-breaking 148th appearance for Argentina as he scored two goals and provided a superhuman assist to start the rout.…