August 14, 2020: A fun, high-scoring season ended with a stunning defeat for Barcelona, which lost to Bayern Munich 8–2 in the UEFA Champions League tournament. Superstars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Antoine Griezmann combined for 67 goals during the season, but only Suarez found the net in the match against Bayern Munich.
February 22, 2020: Lionel Messi scored three times against the Basque club SD Eibar. It was Messi’s third hat trick of the season.
August 4, 2019: Barcelona defeated Arsenal 2–1 to win the Juan Gamper Trophy. Luis Suarez and Frenkie de Jong led the club to victory.
May 29, 2019: Lionel Messi scored his 50th goal of the year in the final match of the La Liga season. Barcelona won 26 times to finish in first place.
February 23, 2019: Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in a 4–2 win over Sevilla. It was the 50th three-goal game of Messi’s career.
October 28, 2018: Luis Suarez scored a hat trick in a 5–1 win over arch-rival Real Madrid.
April 27, 2018: Superstar Andres Iniesta announced that the 2017–18 season would be his last as a player. He joined FC Barcelona 22 years earlier.
April 14, 2018: Barcelona defeated Valencia to set a new league record by going 39 games in a row without a loss.
March 14, 2018: Lionel Messi scored his 99th and 100th goals in Champions League competition during a 3–0 victory over English club Chelsea.
January 6, 2018: The club made a deal with Liverpool FC to acquire star midfielder Philippe Coutinho, one of the game’s top playmakers. His nickname is The Little Magician.
December 23, 2017: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Aleix Vidal scored goals in a 3–0 shutout of defending league champion Real Madrid.
December 10, 2017: Lionel Messi scored his 525th goal for Barcelona, equaling Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored by a European player for one club.
November 25, 2017: The club signed Lionel Messi to a new contract that will keep him in a Barcelona uniform until 2021.
October 18, 2017: During a 3–1 victory over the Greek club Olympiacos FC, Lionel Messi scored the 100th goal of his career in European competition.
September 18, 2017: Lionel Messi scored his second hat trick in three games, scoring four times in a 6–1 victory over S.D. EIbar.
April 23, 2017: Lionel Messi scored two goals against Real Madrid in a 3–2 victory. His winning goal in stoppage time (the few extra minutes referees add at the end of a half) was his 500th for Barcelona.