“No Sign” Of Infection After Barcelona Covid Concert Trial: Organisers

Participants wore FPP2 surgical masks but there was no assigned seating or mandatory social distancing. Barcelona: There has been “no sign” of coronavirus infection among 5,000 unvaccinated people who took part in an indoor trial concert last month in Barcelona seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events, organisers said Tuesday. The participants underwent PCR tests … Read more

In Barcelona, 5,000 Fans Attend Gig for Covid Trial

Musicians on stage, spotlights flooding the arena and 5,000 fans dancing ecstatically: live music was back in Barcelona Saturday for a clinical trial seeking pandemic-safe ways to celebrate mass events. “This is for one night only, so enjoy it,” said a presenter at Saint Jordi Arena just minutes before the start of the gig by … Read more

Neymar loses battle to be fit for Barcelona showdown | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Neymar will not be available for Paris Saint-Germain‘s Champions League decider with Barcelona after failing to shake off a thigh injury, the French champions said on Tuesday. In a statement, PSG said that Brazil forward Neymar “will continue his individual training”, saying that a new assessment would be made “in the coming days”. The … Read more

Joan Laporta: Joan Laporta elected Barcelona president, sends message to Lionel Messi | Football News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Barcelona members elected Joan Laporta as club president on Sunday, turning to the man who oversaw one of their most successful periods to lead them out of an institutional and financial crisis. Laporta, who was Barca president between 2003 and 2010, won a resounding 54.28% of total votes, while Victor Font came second with … Read more

barcelona: Messi assists Alba and Moriba in Barcelona’s victory at Osasuna | Football News – Times of India

PAMPLONA (Spain): Barcelona continued their rampant run of domestic form to beat Osasuna 2-0 away from home on Saturday and move to within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, with Lionel Messi setting up goals scored by Jordi Alba and teenager Ilaix Moriba. Messi helped Barca take the lead on the half-hour mark … Read more

Current Bayern team as good as Barca with Messi, Xavi and Iniesta: Klinsmann | Football News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund rivalry has been one of the standout features of the Bundesliga over the last decade. While Bayern have been a footballing superpower for many decades now, the emergence of Dortmund in recent years has ensured the presence of a worthy challenger to the Bavarian giants’ overwhelming dominance. This season, though, … Read more

Extra-time winner lightens mood as Barcelona reach Spanish Cup final | Football News – Times of India

MARDID: Barcelona needed extra-time to reach the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday, with a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla coming just two days after a police raid on the club and the arrest of their former president. Having trailed 2-0 from the first leg, Danish international Martin Braithwaite hit the crucial goal in the … Read more

Arteta ‘extremely happy’ at Arsenal, dismisses links to Barcelona | Football News – Times of India

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has said he is fully focused on improving results at Arsenal amid speculation linking him with Barcelona — but the Spaniard is yet to hold talks over a new deal to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium. Spanish media reported Barcelona’s presidential candidate Joan Laporta is interested in replacing current … Read more