AP Interview: Sergiño Dest says 'it is my time' at Barcelona
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)BARCELONA – Amid the turmoil at Barcelona, United States defender Sergiño Dest has found his patch to flourish. The former Ajax player arrived in the aftermath of Barcelona’s devastating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League in August. Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman immediately put him to work filling in for injured fullbacks on both sides of the team’s defense. So that is why I chose Barça,” Dest said about becoming the first American player to sign for Barcelona’s senior club in early October. “I just worry about the team, and making sure we win the league and the Champions League,” Dest said.
Questions surround Messis future amid Barcelona chaos
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Gerard Piqu says Barcelona "hit rock bottom" in an 8-2 humiliation from Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. Rumors of clubs wanting to sign Messi started to surface immediately after the teams loss to Bayern, with Pep Guardiola-coached Manchester City reportedly among the front-runners. Earlier this season, Messi criticized Barcelona directors for some of their decisions. He had also said that he didnt think Barcelona would succeed in the Champions League the way things were at the club.
Spanish league to file charges against fan who invaded field
A supporter invades the pitch during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Mallorca and FC Barcelona at Son Moix Stadium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Saturday, June 13, 2020. With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of testing for the coronavirus, soccer is coming back to Spain. The Spanish league resumes this week more than three months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)MADRID The Spanish league said Sunday it will file criminal charges against the fan who ran onto the field during Barcelonas match at Mallorca. The Mundo Deportivo sports daily said the fan is of French origin but has lived in Mallorca his whole life.