Barcelona gave up more ground to Real Madrid in La Liga’s title race on Tuesday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to third-placed Atletico Madrid as a late penalty from Saul Niguez cancelled out Lionel Messi’s 700th career goal.
La Liga stars returned on Wednesday to their training grounds for the first time since early March to undergo testing for the coronavirus.
Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish champions to a nervy 1-0 win at home to Granada in La Liga on Sunday in Quique Setien’s first game in charge of the club.
Barcelona have retained their position as the world’s best paid professional sports team while National Basketball Association (NBA) sides took seven out of the top 10 places in 2019, a study by research body Sporting Intelligence has revealed.
Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool’s leading nominees and Cristiano Ronaldo to lift soccer’s most prestigious individual trophy.