Lionel Messi could make Barca return against Dortmund
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:04 PM
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi could make his comeback from injury against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the Champions-League. The Argentina striker has not played since sustaining a calf injury in pre-season, but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde named him in the group which arrived in Germany on Monday. Messi trained on Sunday and Monday after missing the first three La Liga matches of the season.
Liverpool begin Champions League defense at Napoli
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:51 PM
Defending champion Liverpool and Barcelona open their Champions League campaigns with difficult away games as Europe's top club competition returns. Liverpool travels to Napoli, where it lost in the group stage last season, while Barcelona visits Borussia Dortmund as the Spanish giant renews its search for a first European title since 2015. Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has several new, enticing options in his second-season.
Messi banned for three months after CONMEBOL 'corruption' outburst
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:57 PM
Argentina star Lionel Messi was banned from playing for his national team for three months and fined USD 50,000 on Friday by CONMEBOL after he heavily criticised the South American football governing body during the Copa America. The 32-year-old Barcelona forward had accused CONMEBOL of "corruption" after he was sent off against Chile during the Copa America third-place play-off match.