Latest Barcelona News

Spain hospital saves British woman after 6-hour heart stop

Dec. 5, 2019 11:38 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A 34-year-old British woman has been revived by Spanish doctors after enduring a six-hour cardiac arrest. Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron hospital said Thursday that Audrey Marsh got caught in a snowstorm in the Spanish Pyrenees on Nov.3 and suffered severe hypothermia before entering...

Messi, US captain Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards

Dec. 2, 2019 5:03 PM EST

After becoming the first six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi said he’s far from finished. “I hope to continue for a long time,” Messi said on Monday in Paris from behind a row of the trophies which honor the world’s best soccer player. “I realize that I am...

Spain seizes record haul of crystal meth for European market

Nov. 30, 2019 6:18 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have made their biggest seizure of methamphetamine, taking 631 kilograms (1,400 pounds) in a raid near Barcelona. Police said in a statement Saturday that the drug, in a form known as crystal meth, was being stored for distribution to other parts of Europe. The...

Messi celebrates, Liverpool frustrated in Champions League

Nov. 27, 2019 6:24 PM EST

Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund 3-1 that sent his team into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday. Defending...

Mourinho back in Champs League, on charm offensive at Spurs

Nov. 25, 2019 8:52 AM EST

Jose Mourinho’s charm offensive has been in overdrive during his whirlwind first few days at Tottenham. He has lauded Tottenham’s training complex as being “second to none” and without comparison across Europe “at any level.” He says he has slept in the club’s...

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....

Piqué, ITF praise new Davis Cup but admit ‘tweaks’ needed

Nov. 24, 2019 11:01 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The revamped Davis Cup comes to an end with organizers calling the new event a success but admitting “tweaks” are needed to improve the competition going forward. Barcelona star Gerard Piqué, co-founder of the Kosmos group behind the new competition, said Sunday adjustments...

Catalan chief on trial over display of secessionist symbols

Nov. 18, 2019 6:11 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The regional president of Catalonia was on trial Monday for allegedly disobeying Spain’s electoral board by not removing secessionist symbols from public buildings in the northeastern region during an election campaign. Quim Torra could be declared unfit to hold public office...

Spanish league loses court battle, won’t play match in US

Nov. 15, 2019 6:28 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league lost another battle against the Spanish soccer federation on Friday and won’t be allowed to take a regular-season match to the United States, at least not for now. The game between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid next month was called off after the league lost a...

Paella for one: Barcelona dazzles when you're traveling solo

Nov. 12, 2019 10:49 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — They were on girls' trips, guys' trips, family vacations and honeymoons. They were on the train, sharing massive platters of seafood paella and packed into Anton Gaudí's mind-bending architectural jewels. And then there was me. The solo female traveler in Barcelona. If you're...