Barcelona

4:49 PM ET Barcelona and Benfica drew 0-0 at Camp Nou on UCL matchday five. Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Barcelona and Benfica played out a thrilling goalless draw in the Champions League in Xavi Hernandez’s second match in charge on a rainy night at the Camp Nou. – What every team needs to get out
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7:01 PM ET Xavi Hernandez is optimistic Barcelona can beat Bayern Munich next month after a goalless draw with Benfica on Wednesday left their Champions League hopes hanging in the balance. Barca will have to win at the Allianz Arena on Dec. 8 to make sure of their place in the last 16 if Benfica
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10:14 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said he won’t rule out bringing Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta back to the club after completing the signing of Dani Alves. Alves, 38, has signed a contract with Barca until the end of the season and was presented at Camp Nou in
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2:53 PM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Barcelona legend Dani Alves is set to rejoin the club for the remainder of the season as a free agent. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images Sergio Busquets has welcomed the return of Dani Alves to Barcelona, praising the veteran defender’s “character, winning mentality and leadership.” Barca confirmed the signing on
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3:06 PM ET Defender Dani Alves has completed a shock return to Barcelona and becomes the first signing under new head coach Xavi Hernandez, the club announced on Friday. The Brazil international had been a free agent since leaving Sao Paulo in September. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN?
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10:10 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens New Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has said his first task will be to set out a series of rules for the players to restore order as he takes over at “a difficult moment in the club’s history.” Xavi, 41, was announced as Ronald Koeman’s replacement over the weekend
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5:48 PM ET Another busy weekend laid bare the issues faced by Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus, while Real Madrid turned on the style, Liverpool lost for the first time, Roma slumped to another defeat and Neymar inspired Paris Saint-Germain. Here are James Olley, Alex Kirkland and Andrew Cesare Richardson with what you need to
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7:07 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have appointed Xavi Hernandez as their new coach following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, Al Sadd announced on Friday. Xavi, 41, returns to the club after six years with Al Sadd, first as a player before taking over as manager in 2019. – Hunter: Koeman’s sacking inevitable,
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10:27 AM ET Barcelona defender Sergino Dest will miss the United States‘ upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Jamaica with a back injury, sources have told ESPN, while winger Ousmane Dembele has also been ruled out for future selection. Dest, who turned 21 this week, was due to start in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over
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6:16 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have sacked coach Ronald Koeman following Wednesday’s 1-0 LaLiga loss to Rayo Vallecano, their third defeat in their last four league games. Following Koeman’s exit, sources have told ESPN that the club will open talks with Xavi Hernandez on Friday regarding the vacancy, with the former team
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6:16 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have fired coach Ronald Koeman following Wednesday’s 1-0 LaLiga defeat to Rayo Vallecano as the club suffered their third loss in their last four league games. Koeman’s position had been seriously weakened after poor results before the October international break, with back-to-back defeats against Real Madrid and
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