When Lionel Messi or his FC Barcelona teammates lift their shirts after scoring a goal, soccer fans will see Intel Corp.’s logo under a sponsorship that puts its logo on the inside of the team’s jerseys.
Xavi Hernandez, one of soccer’s most accurate passers, will display his technique in Spain’s European Championship title defense starting this weekend. Foreign coaches are signing up to discover how he got so good.
Paris Saint-Germain snatched a 2-2 draw against visiting Barcelona with the final kick of their Champions League soccer quarterfinal opener. Bayern Munich beat Juventus 2-0 in a matchup of former winners.
Spaniards hit by the debt crisis can sideline their sorrows and watch the likes of Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez in their local soccer league. Broadcasters say they can’t finance that sort of therapy anymore.