Barcelona news LIVE updates: Team vs Athletic Bilbao; Luis Suarez & Sergio Busquets OUT

Barcelona news LIVE updates: All the latest from the Nou Camp and all the build-up to today’s clash with Athletic Bilbao Sunday 18, March Barcelona team news vs Athletic Bilbao Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde will be without Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez for today’s clash with Athletic Bilbao. Busquets, 29, has been ruled out for […]

‘They had it in for us’: Spartak official says fan clashes at Bilbao match were ‘self-defense’

Spartak Moscow’s Vice-President has accused Athletic Bilbao supporters of staging “provocations” ahead of last Thursday’s match in Spain. A policeman, who had tried to separate fans, died later of a heart attack. “We knew from the start that they had it in for us in Bilbao,” Nail Izmailov told RT, in an emailed statement. “At […]

Messi: Barcelona star left Athletic Bilbao clash with January transfer plan

Barcelona strengthened their position at the La Liga summit with a crucial 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames Stadium. Messi was on target, scoring his 16th goal from 15 games so far this season, with Paulinho then getting in on the act. Paulinho has defied critics since signing for Barcelona from Guangzhou […]

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona chief explains why former Athletic Bilbao coach was appointed

Barcelona named Valverde as Luis Enrique’s successor this afternoon. The 53-year-old left Athletic Bilbao earlier this month amid heavy speculation he would take over at the Nou Camp.  Valverde will be the man charged with the duty of beating Real Madrid to the La Liga title next season after Barcelona missed out on the title […]