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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Barcelona

This month
January 2023
# Dani Alves
Mexico's Pumas sack Dani Alves over sexual assault allegations
The 39-year-old was summoned to a Barcelona police station where he was ‘taken into custody’ and will now be questioned by a judge.
# Copa del Rey
Lewandowski hits two for Barca, Real Madrid stun Villarreal with comeback
Both Spanish soccer giants progressed tonight.
Last month
December 2022
# Court
Neymar acquitted of corruption over Barcelona transfer
The charges were related to the Brazil star’s transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.
# Train Crash
Over 150 people injured in train collision near Barcelona
18 medical units were deployed to the area
Last year
2022
# Time to go
Barcelona's Pique announces retirement after decorated career
The veteran defender bows out with three Champions League titles for his childhood club.
# EUROWRAP
Ousmane Dembele puts on a show to keep Barcelona within reach of Real Madrid
Elsewhere, in Serie A, Napoli are three points clear at the top after winning 1-0 at Roma courtesy of a Victor Osimhen goal.
# high profile case
Neymar tells fraud trial he signed documents his father told him to
The Brazilian superstar has taken the stand in Spain over alleged irregularities in his transfer to Barcelona.
# Legal
Neymar arrives in court as trial begins over his Barcelona transfer
The Brazil star is one of nine defendants on trial on corruption-related charges, among them his parents and their N&N company, which manages his affairs.
# back on top
Real Madrid top La Liga with Clasico win over Barcelona
Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat their fierce rivals 3-1 at the Bernabeu.
# god's plan
Barcelona to celebrate rapper Drake's Spotify milestone with shirt logo for Clasico
The move is part of a sponsorship deal as Drake becomes the first artist to reach 50 billion plays on the music streaming platform.
# donedeal
Antoine Griezmann completes permanent return to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona
The France forward had been on loan at Atletico since August 2021 but was recently limited to 30-minute cameos due to financial clauses in the deal.
# Economic stress
Recovering Barca predict 1.3 billion euro revenue
The club has a predicted profit of 274 million euros.
# Teenage Prodigy
Barcelona tie wonderkid Gavi down to new deal with €1bn release clause
The 18-year-old came through the youth ranks at La Masia.
# clinical
Two goals in three minutes sees Bayern overcome Barcelona, Leverkusen stun Atletico
Leroy Sane and Lucas Hernandez were both on target for the Bundesliga side.
# ligaf
Opening round of Women’s La Liga cancelled following referees’ no-show
Spanish women’s top-flight games were postponed over the weekend due to a referees’ strike.
Barcelona trounce Cadiz, climb top in Spain after medical emergency interrupts game
The match was halted in the 82nd minute because of a presumed heart attack in the stands.
# bid accepted
Barcelona agree world-record fee to sign England midfielder Walsh
A Euro 2022 winner, the Manchester City star is set to move for a reported €406,000.
# Terrifying
Barcelona's Aubameyang suffers injured jaw during violent robbery at his home
The Barcelona striker says he expects to recover ‘in no time.’
# Theft
Barca striker and his wife attacked and robbed by men armed with guns and iron bars
The violent incident occurred at the player’s home in the early hours of this morning.
# quick fix
Barcelona raise an additional €100m in race to register new signings
The cash-strapped Catalan club have sold part of their media production unit.
# Going Well
Dembele bags brilliant brace as Barca and Juve's US friendly ends in draw
Moise Kean also scored two goals.
# Hitting Out
'It's the only club in the world that doesn't have money but can buy any player - it's crazy to me'
Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann has hit out at the way Barcelona have done business this summer.
# Signed Up
Robert Lewandowski completes Barcelona move as club confirm €50m deal
Lewandowski, 33, had one year left on his contract with Bayern Munich.
# Man United
Man United agree terms for Barcelona's de Jong - report
An initial fee worth a potential €85 million is believed to have been agreed with Barca.
# On the Move
Leeds agree deal ‘in principle’ with Barcelona for sale of Raphinha
The Premier League club’s announcement would appear to have ended Chelsea’s hopes of signing him.
# bargain bucket
Ex-Chelsea defender Christensen and Milan midfielder Kessie join Barca on free transfers
Kessie, 25, spent the past five years in Milan while Christensen, 26, won a Champions League with Chelsea two seasons ago.
# new chapter
England star defender Lucy Bronze signs two-year deal for Barcelona
The 30-year-old left Manchester City this summer.
# Moving On
'My story with Bayern Munich has come to an end' - Lewandowski announces he's leaving
The 33-year-old Polish striker has been linked with a move to Barcelona.
# Out of Order
La Liga president accused of 'disrespectfully smearing' Mbappe over PSG deal
The head of the Spanish league said it was ‘scandalous’ that Mbappe had remained with the French club.
# unsustainable
Barcelona president attacks Mbappe's new PSG deal
Laporta said it has “distorted the market” and goes against “the principles of the European Union”.
# dominance
Lyon beat Barcelona to claim eighth Women's Champions League
First-half goals from Amandine Henry, Ada Hegerberg and Catarina Macario sent the French side on their way.
# Exit strategy
Barca financial situation could dictate De Jong future - Xavi
The Dutchman has not quite lived up to expectations since joining from Ajax in 2019.
# Tug of War
Robert Lewandowski confirms he wants to leave Bayern Munich
German media outlets claim the 33-year-old has refused to sign an extension and wants to join Barcelona for next season.
# Round-Up
Alba strikes late as Barca secure top-four spot with Betis win
Elsewhere in Europe, Nantes won their first French Cup in 22 years while Porto claimed the Portuguese title.
# Getting there
Barcelona close in on Champions League spot and reclaim second place in La Liga
Goals in either half from Memphis Depay and Sergio Busquets helped Barca to a 2-1 win over Real Mallorca.
# Slump
Barca wobble continues as Rayo win puts Real Madrid on brink of title
A third-straight home loss for Barcelona, this time to Rayo Vallecano.
De Jong stoppage time winner gives Barca victory over Levante
The introduction of the 19-year-old Pedric off the bench turned the game.
# Europa League
Barca held by Galatasaray and Rangers thump Red Star
Leicester saw off French side Rennes 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.
# Aleksander Ceferin
Uefa chief blasts clubs still committed to Super League project
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain on board with the concept.
Dembele sparkles as Barca thrash Athletic, Sevilla defeat Betis
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang also scored for Barcelona.