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Barcelona replaces coach Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setién

Jan. 13, 2020 5:21 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona replaces coach Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setién.
Barcelona's head coach Ernesto Valverde sits on the bench prior the Spanish Super Cup semifinal soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Valverde questioned after another late collapse by Barcelona

Jan. 10, 2020 7:18 AM EST

Barcelona had once again played great, led through goals by Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, yet still managed to let it slip away. Barcelona squandered one of its best performances of the season by conceding two late goals to Atlético Madrid, falling 3-2 in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup in...

El argentino Lionel Messi festeja después de anotar el segundo gol del Barcelona en el partido por La Liga española frente al Barcelona, en el Camp Nou de Barcelona, el sábado 7 de diciembre de 2019. (AP Foto/Joan Monfort)

Barca and Madrid lead in Spain at winter break despite flaws

Dec. 25, 2019 5:06 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are at the top of the Spanish league for the winter break. Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will head into 2020 with a two-point advantage over second-place Madrid after completing...

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Barcelona's Gerard Pique walks together on the pitch during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. Thousands of Catalan separatists are planning to protest around and inside Barcelona's Camp Nou Stadium during Wednesday's

Barca held 0-0 by Madrid amid separatist protest at Camp Nou

Dec. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a 0-0 draw for the first time in 17 years on Wednesday in a politically supercharged “clásico” match played amid a large separatist protest that turned violent outside Camp Nou stadium. The game inside the stadium was completed...

Real Madrid's Luka Modric scores his side's third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Modric rises to Odegaard’s challenge, Pique juggles roles

Nov. 24, 2019 10:48 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A glimpse of the player who could one day take his place at Real Madrid appeared to inspire Luka Modric to his best performance of the season. The 34-year-old Modric has only played 10 of Real Madrid’s 18 matches this campaign, making just five starts partly due to injury....