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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reportedly called for an "urgent meeting" with Eric Abidal after team talisman Lionel Messi criticised the club's director of football for comments made in a recent interview. According to reports Bartomeu has scheduled a "clear-the-air meeting" for when the Frenchman returns to Barcelona from a business trip on Wednesday afternoon,

Lionel Messi tells Eric Abidal to give names when criticising

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal to "give names" when criticising the work ethic of players at the Camp Nou. The Argentine's former teammate said certain players had not been giving their all under former coach Ernesto Valverde. In response, Messi told Sport: "Those in charge of sporting

Ansu Fati spares Barcelona blushes against Levante

Ansu Fati's quick-fire double helped Barcelona to a 2-1 victory against Levante as the reigning champions moved back to within three points of LaLiga leaders Real Madrid. Lionel Messi had missed a couple of good opportunities, by his standards, to open the scoring before he laid on two

Lionel Messi stars as Barcelona hammer Leganes

Lionel Messi was back to his best to help Barcelona cruise into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 5-0 thrashing of Leganes. After firing a blank in the weekend defeat to Valencia in LaLiga, the Argentinian was involved in every goal at the Nou Camp and struck a

Barcelona go down to Valencia

Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona boss as Valencia secured a 2-0 victory at Mestalla to preserve their unbeaten home record in LaLiga this season. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen produced a string of top saves to keep Barcelona in the game in the first half, denying Maxi Gomez from the