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Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Lionel Messi suspended 2 matches for hitting opponent

Jan. 19, 2021 2:12 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi avoided a tougher sanction and was suspended for only two matches on Tuesday after hitting an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Barcelona forward was facing a suspension of up to 12 matches for swinging his arm at an Athletic Bilbao...

Volunteers dace during a concert in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening to safely hold cultural events. After passing an antigen screening, 500 of the volunteers were randomly selected to enjoy a free concert inside Barcelona's Apolo Theater. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Study of virus screening at concert reports zero infections

Dec. 30, 2020 11:16 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The organizers of an indoor music festival in Barcelona to test the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening said Wednesday that preliminary results indicate there was zero transmission inside the venue. The results were released over two weeks since 1,000 music fans...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, runs past Real Valladolid's Ruben Alcaraz, right during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain,Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Cesar Manso/Pool via AP)

Messi floats future US move, immediate Barça plans unclear

Dec. 27, 2020 6:31 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi won't make a decision on his long-term future at Barcelona until the season is over, with the soccer great also raising the possibility of playing in the United States one day in a TV interview broadcast Sunday. “I am going to wait until the end of the season (to...

Suárez nets 2, Atlético keeps Liga lead with win over Elche

Dec. 19, 2020 10:16 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suárez scored two goals to help Atlético Madrid beat Elche 3-1 and ensure it stayed at the top of the Spanish league on Saturday. The league leaders moved three points clear of Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. Sociedad visits Levante later on Saturday, while Madrid...

Firefighters load the body of a dead person into a crane after a fire on a building in Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Authorities in northeastern Spain say a fire has raged through an abandoned building occupied by squatters in the city of Badalona, injuring at least 17 people, including two in critical condition. Firefighters say they rescued around 30 people from windows as the building burned late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Death toll in squatter complex fire in Spain rises to 4

Dec. 14, 2020 9:10 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Workers clearing the rubble after a deadly fire at an industrial complex occupied by squatters and migrants near Barcelona last week have found another body, bringing the death toll to four, an official said Monday. The Catalonia region's interior minister, Miquel Sàmper, announced the...

Volunteers dace during a concert in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening to safely hold cultural events. After passing an antigen screening, 500 of the volunteers were randomly selected to enjoy a free concert inside Barcelona's Apolo Theater. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Barcelona concert tests use of same-day COVID-19 screening

Dec. 12, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Eager for a live music show after months of social distancing, more than 1,000 Barcelona residents gathered Saturday to participate in a medical study to evaluate the effectiveness of same-day coronavirus screening to safely hold cultural events. After passing an antigen screening,...

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a building in Badalona, Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Authorities in northeastern Spain say a fire has raged through an abandoned building occupied by squatters in the city of Badalona, injuring at least 17 people, including two in critical condition. Firefighters say they rescued around 30 people from windows as the building burned late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Inferno in large squat for migrants kills 3 in Spain

Dec. 10, 2020 1:05 PM EST

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — Mamadou Dieye was talking to his family back in Senegal when he heard shouts of distress downstairs. Smoke quickly followed the screams, and in the ensuing panic Dieye watched in horror as several fellow squatters plummeted from three stories high to escape the fire billowing below. ...

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann reacts after missing a chance during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Griezmann ends partnership with Huawei, cites Uighurs

Dec. 10, 2020 11:23 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — French soccer player Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions” that the Chinese tech giant has contributed to the repression of the mostly Muslim minority Uighurs. The 29-year-old Barcelona forward's...

Fire hits building occupied by squatters in Spain; 17 hurt

Dec. 9, 2020 6:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A fire raged through an abandoned building occupied by squatters in Badalona in northeastern Spain late Wednesday, injuring at least 17 people, including two in critical condition, authorities said. Firefighters said they rescued around 30 people from windows as the building burned....

Players of Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir leave the pitch, after an argument between the Turkish players and the fourth referee during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Players walk off in protest against alleged racism in CL

Dec. 8, 2020 7:30 PM EST

In a powerful protest against alleged racism, players from Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off the field during a Champions League game on Tuesday and didn’t return after a match official was accused of using insulting language about a Black coach. On a night when English giant...