Former Barcelona player and coach Johan Cruyff says that current Blaugrana star Lionel Messi is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Real Madrid Galactico is just "a great goal scorer" who does not concern himself with how the team plays overall.
Cruyff played at the Camp Nou from 1973 to 1978 and managed the Catalan club from 1988 to 1996, during which time he guided to the team to their first Champions League trophy.
As a player with Ajax and Netherlands, the Dutchman was a roving forward...
Barcelona are ready to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to provisionally register Arda Turan with the Spanish Federation (RFEF) if FIFA once again deny the club authorisation to do so later this week.
Turan signed with the club this summer, but has been unable to play as Barcelona continue to serve a FIFA-imposed transfer ban after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the regulations regarding the signing of foreign youngsters.
Barcelona will first present another appeal to...
BARCELONA -- Barcelona prosecutors have cleared Lionel Messi in a tax fraud case but are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for his father, Jorge.
Messi Sr. is accused of defrauding Spain's tax office of €4 million ($4.5m) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09.
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The decision is considered a win for Lionel Messi, who also had been mentioned in the investigation. A Spanish judge had recently rejected an appeal filed by the player's lawyers to drop the Barcelona forward from the case.
In the documents...
Neymar will remain at Barcelona for life, according to the club's technical director Roberto Fernandez.
Neymar, 23, underlined his status as one of the best players in his team last season when he scored 43 goals in all competitions as Barcelona won the Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League.
He is tied to the European champions until June 2018 but was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer -- and later confirmed to ESPN Brasil that he had contact with the English club...