Previous
New Zealand U20
USA U20
0
4
FT
Game Details
Argentina U20
Ghana U20
2
3
FT
Game Details
Qatar U20
Portugal U20
4:00 AM GMT Jun 3, 2015
Game Details
Mexico U20
Uruguay U20
4:00 AM GMT Jun 3, 2015
Game Details
Next

Barcelona

 By Lee Roden

Treble-chasing Barcelona must address difficulties with youth team

Barcelona are one game away from the treble after winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

The dying days of May saw two branches of FC Barcelona sway in very different directions.

On the 30th, the first team served up another demonstration of its rude health, Lionel Messi's jaw-dropping heroics in the 3-1 Copa del Rey final win over Athletic Club suggesting Juventus will have a tough job blocking a second treble in the Catalan club's history.

On the 31st, the team where Messi honed his craft, Barca B, were officially relegated to the Spanish third division. They dropped out of the second...

Barcelona cruise to Copa del Rey win but Champions League test still ahead

First-half goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar would be enough to propel Barcelona 3-1 over Athletic Bilbao, securing the Copa del Rey crown and their continued search of the historic treble.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley assesses Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.
Barcelona claim their 27th Copa del Rey title with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, led by Lionel Messi's two goal effort.
Barcelona continued their quest for the treble with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

BARCELONA, Spain -- Even though Barcelona won the Copa del Rey, duly setting up their chance at a treble with a 3-1 victory over Athletic Club, there was relaxation at the Camp Nou on Saturday night.

Nerves didn't jangle, players were caught on their backsides, the Catalans were outperformed by the Basques.

Athletic BilbaoAthletic Bilbao
BarcelonaBarcelona
1
3
FT
Leg 1
Game Details

The Copa Del Rey winners, who will face Juventus next Saturday in Berlin for a "winner takes all" Champions League showdown, strolled around the pitch while their manager, Luis Enrique,...

Messi magical in Barcelona's Copa del Rey triumph over Athletic

First-half goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar would be enough to propel Barcelona 3-1 over Athletic Bilbao, securing the Copa del Rey crown and their continued search of the historic treble.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley assesses Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.
Barcelona claim their 27th Copa del Rey title with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, led by Lionel Messi's two goal effort.
Barcelona continued their quest for the treble with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.

Barcelona won the Copa del Rey after beating Athletic Bilbao 3-1 at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi scored a brace, and Neymar chipped in another goal for their team, which enjoyed 74 percent of possession and created 12 goalscoring chances. Barcelona attempted 11 shots and were precise with their accuracy, with seven on target and one that hit the post.

As expected, the Spanish anthem was jeered ferociously by both sets of supporters, a way to express their discontent with the political situation their...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon says Lionel Messi 'an alien'

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he may never have a better chance to win the UEFA Champions League.
ESPN FC's Martin Ainstein recaps the latest news from the Juventus camp in Turin ahead of the UEFA Champions League final.
Former Juventus captain Gianluca Vialli recalls his 1996 Champions League winning side and discusses Juventus chances this year.
Barcelona players preview the Champions League final against Juventus, while Javier Mascherano praises Luis Enrique for embracing and embodying Barcelona's philosophy.
Barcelona players Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique all praise Lionel Messi for his individual skill and his unparalleled football ability.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said his club will be up against "an alien" when they face Barcelona in the Champions League final on Saturday, part of his high praise for the Argentine striker.

'Messi is an alien that dedicates himself to playing with humans," the Juve captain told The Guardian. "The only hope is that this Saturday he will be from earth, like the rest of us."

JuventusJuventus
BarcelonaBarcelona
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details

Buffon said that the Barcelona strike force of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez was "the strongest in the world" even...

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta confident of fitness for Champions League final

Barcelona players preview the Champions League final against Juventus, while Javier Mascherano praises Luis Enrique for embracing and embodying Barcelona's philosophy.
Barcelona players Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique all praise Lionel Messi for his individual skill and his unparalleled football ability.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique along with players Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets say they will not allow themselves to be distracted by the Champions League ahead of their Copa del Rey final with Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said he is confident of being fit to face Juventus in Saturday's Champions League final against Juventus, despite missing training again on Tuesday.

Iniesta was substituted early in the second half of Saturday's 3-1 Copa del Rey final win over Athletic Bilbao, and immediately applied ice to a calf muscle as he watched the remainder of the game from the bench, although the issue did not stop him playing a full part in the team's celebrations after the final whistle.

The...