Barcelona maintain lead over Madrid

Barcelona raced to their ninth consecutive victory last night with a comfortable 4-0 home victory against Andalucian strugglers Almeria. Almost inevitably Lionel Messi was on the scoresheet as he curled in his 33rd goal of the season in the 33rd minute but although Barca dominated the half they couldn’t add to the scoreline and led by the solitary goal at …

Real Madrid ease past Granada but Barca squeeze past Celta

Real Madrid won in a canter at the Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon against a struggling Granada side. In a surprisingly open first 25 minutes which saw good chances spurned by both teams, Madrid finally opened their account when Gareth Bale rounded the keeper and tapped into an empty net. What happened next unsurprisingly involved a certain Cristiano Ronaldo who fired …

New contract for Messi

Lionel Messi is due to sign a new contract at Barcelona in the next few days which will see his wages rise from €13 million to €20 million to make him the best-paid player in the world.

Another record for Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi continues to break records and set new standards, this time coming on as a substitute against Deportivo on Saturday to score in his 17th consecutive La Liga game to pass Pole Teodor Pewterek’s 1937-38 world record of scoring in 16 straight games for Ruch Chorzow.

Barcelona 7-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Lionel Messi helped himself to a record-breaking five goals and substitute Tell bagged a brace as Barcelona sauntered into the quarter finals of the Champions League with a 7-1 win on the night (10-2 on aggregate) against Bayer Leverkusen.