Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper Ter Stegen to undergo back surgery

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen needs back surgery and could lose his starting spot with Germany’s national team ahead of the European Championship. Barcelona said Tuesday Ter Stegen will undergo a surgical procedure to address lower back issues that have been bothering him recently. The Catalan club did not say for how long he is … Read more

Terry Venables, ex England, Spurs and Barcelona manager, dies aged 80 | Football News

Venables, who guided England to the Euro 96 semifinals and Barcelona to the 1986 European Cup final, died after a long illness. Terry Venables, the former manager of England’s national football team, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, has died aged 80 after an illness, his family said. Venables guided England to the semifinals of the 1996 … Read more

Barcelona needs own goal to salvage 1-1 draw at Rayo in Spanish league

Barcelona needed an own goal by Rayo Vallecano defender Florian Lejeune in the final minutes to salvage a 1-1 draw in Madrid on Saturday. Rayo midfielder Unai López put the hosts ahead with a shot from well outside the area in the 39th minute at Vallecas Stadium. Barcelona was held in check until late in … Read more

Barcelona midfielder Gavi to undergo surgery for knee injury sustained with Spain’s national team

Barcelona midfielder Gavi will undergo surgery to repair a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the club said Monday. Gavi was injured in the first half of Spain’s 3-1 win at Georgia on Sunday in qualifying for the 2024 European Championship. Barcelona said medical exams on Monday also revealed an … Read more

Mick Jagger attends ‘clasico’ soccer game, as Real Madrid rallies past Barcelona

Jude Bellingham won’t forget his first “clasico” match as the England midfielder scored two goals including a stoppage-time winner to lead Real Madrid to a 2-1 comeback victory at Barcelona in the Spanish league on Saturday. They were Bellingham’s 12th and 13th goals in 13 games in all competitions since he joined Madrid this summer, … Read more

Champions League Match Day 1: Mbappé rescues PSG, Barcelona looking strong

Doug McIntyre Soccer Journalist The most prestigious club competition on Planet Futbol returned with aplomb on Tuesday as the group stage of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League season kicked off.  The action on a star-studded Match Day 1 didn’t disappoint, either.  Here are five quick takeaways: Kylian Mbappé rescues sputtering PSG It was fair to … Read more

Barcelona sends USMNT defender Sergiño Dest out on loan to PSV for season

Barcelona reached a deal to loan American defender Sergiño Dest to Dutch club PSV Eindhoven on Monday until the end of the season. Barcelona said PSV has an option to make the transfer permanent, while the Spanish club “reserves the right to a percentage of any future sale of the player.” The percentage was not … Read more

Barcelona coach Xavi among Spanish icons celebrating Women’s World Cup triumph

Spaniards erupted in joy after La Roja won the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, with some following coach Jorge Vilda’s call to take to the streets and celebrate Spain’s first major soccer title in more than a decade. Fans in Madrid, Barcelona and around the country cheered when the final whistle blew in Australia following … Read more