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Lionel Messi winner maintains Barcelona's title hopes

Barcelona has maintained their slim chances of retaining their La Liga title as they came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at the Camp Nou.

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Messi will keep leading Barcelona

Leading light: Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi will continue to be Barcelona's leading light despite the Argentine superstar suffering a stream of criticism in recent weeks, the Spanish team's president says.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona

Christiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

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Gareth Bale stunner gives Real Madrid King's Cup win over Barcelona

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1.

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Barcelona hit with transfer ban for signing minors

Prodigy: Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi joined Barcelona's famed academy at 13.

Barcelona has been banned from trading players for a year after bringing foreign athletes aged under 18 to its famed academy that produced superstar Lionel Messi.

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Barcelona to appeal FIFA transfer ban

FIFA has handed FC Barcelona a transfer ban for the next two transfer windows for breaching regulations on the international transfer and registration of minors.

Barcelona will appeal a one-year ban on signing players imposed by FIFA for a "serious" breach of rules in the signing under-age players.

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Barcelona must score first, says coach Gerardo Martino

Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo

Barcelona coach believes his side need to score first if they are to overcome Atletico Madrid.

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Diego Simeone says Atletico Madrid will look to impose own style on Barcelona

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone again expects a clash of football styles when his side visit Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Champions League: Neymar rescues Barcelona from defeat against Atletico Madrid

Neymar celebrates after scoring the leveller.

An exquisite goal from Neymar rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona after substitute Diego had given La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid the lead in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on...

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Messi hat-trick sees Barcelona past Real Madrid in El Clasico

Lionel Messi

Ian Hawkey By the end of the Spanish league season, there remains a strong possibility the title will not end up at Real Madrid or Barcelona.

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Barcelona suffer shock loss; Atletico go top of La Liga

Kieran Canning Barcelona slumped to their third defeat in seven league games as they lost away to relegation-threatened Valladolid 1-0 on Saturday.

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Barcelona's decline and fall heralds end of empire

Lionel Messi during the loss to Valladolid last weekend.

Struggles on the pitch and controversies off it point to waning of golden era, writes Oliver Brown in Barcelona.

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Barcelona ease past Manchester City, PSG cruise through

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates .

Barcelona eased into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Manchester City.

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Real Madrid go top as Barcelona stunned in La Liga

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi of Argentina, left,  reacts after Real Sociedad scored during their Spanish League soccer match, at Anoeta  stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. FC Barcelona lost the match 3-1.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Kieran Canning Real Madrid moved three points clear at the top of La Liga as Barcelona suffered their second league defeat in four games with a 3-1 reverse away to Real Sociedad on Saturday.

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Barcelona pay $21m 'tax' over Neymar

FC Barcelona's new player Brazilian Neymar da Silva Santos Junior.

Barcelona have paid 13.5 million euros ($A20.9 million) to Spanish tax authorities to cover any potential irregularities in their signing of Neymar while maintaining their innocence of fraud charges.

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Atletico Madrid fluff chance to profit from Barcelona's slip-up in La Liga

Atletico de Madrid's Diego Costa of Brazil, right, vies for the ball with Osasuna's Marc Bertran, during their Spanish League soccer match, at El Sadar stadium in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Kieran Canning Atletico Madrid missed the chance to join Real Madrid atop La Liga as they were beaten 3-0 by Osasuna at El Sadar on Sunday.

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Barcelona through to face Real Madrid in Spanish Cup final

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Barcelona will face Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on April 19 after they drew 1-1 away to Real Sociedad to progress 3-1 on aggregate.

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Barcelona see off Malaga to stay top

Barcelona's forward Pedro Rodriguez (unseen) is congratulated by his teammates .

Barcelona put a stressful week off the field after the resignation of club president Sandro Rosell behind them to move back to the top of La Liga with a 3-0 win over Malaga on Sunday.

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How Neymar's transfer brought down Barcelona's president

Ian Hawkey Barcelona are in crisis, thanks to one tenacious fan's detective work.

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Neymar's father reveals Barcelona deal details

Neymar

The father of Brazil star Neymar on Tuesday denied signing a pre-contract with Barcelona until his son had left Santos for the Liga giants - but did admit to receiving 10 million euros ($A15.