2017–18 FC Barcelona season

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Barcelona
2017–18 season
PresidentJosep Maria Bartomeu
Head CoachErnesto Valverde
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyWinners
Supercopa de EspañaRunners-up
UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Lionel Messi (34)

All:
Lionel Messi (45)
Highest home attendance97,939 vs Real Madrid
(6 May 2018)
Lowest home attendance0 vs Las Palmas
(1 October 2017)[note 1]
48,336 vs Sporting CP
(5 December 2017)
Average home league attendance70,872

The 2017–18 season was Futbol Club Barcelona's 118th in existence and the club's 87th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. This was also the first year under head coach Ernesto Valverde.

The team produced a solid season, clinching the domestic double, going undefeated in the league up until match day 37, where Barça lost to Levante 4–5, and producing an emphatic 5–0 victory over Sevilla in the Copa final. However, in the Champions League, Barcelona crashed out in the quarter-finals for the third year in a row, losing to Roma 0–3 and being eliminated on away goals as a result (after a 4–1 home victory). The season was the first since 2012–13 season without Neymar, who departed to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Season overview[edit]

May[edit]

On 29 May, the club announced Ernesto Valverde would be the new Barcelona coach following the departure of Luis Enrique at the end of the previous season.[2]

On 29 May, Barcelona and goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen negotiated a five-year contract extension lasting until 30 June 2022.[3]

June[edit]

On 14 June, Fluminense centre-back Marlon Santos signed a three-year contract.[4]

On 30 June, goalkeeper Jordi Masip's contract expired; he was not resigned and was therefore released.

On 30 June, the club activated a buyback clause for Everton's Gerard Deulofeu.[5]

On 30 June, the club announced they have reached an agreement with Real Betis for the transfer of Cristian Tello for €4 million.[6]

July[edit]

On 7 July, Barcelona and Jérémy Mathieu agreed to mutually terminate the defender's contract. Mathieu subsequently joined Portuguese club Sporting CP on a free transfer.[7]

On 13 July, Barcelona and Benfica reached an agreement for the transfer of right-back Nélson Semedo for €30 million.[8]

On 21 July, Barcelona defeated Juventus 2–1 in a pre-season friendly. Neymar notched two impeccable first-half goals as the Catalans rolled past the Italian champions before 82,104 fans at a sold-out MetLife Stadium in the 2017 International Champions Cup. Giorgio Chiellini pulled one back for Juventus in the 63rd minute, not enough to keep the Ernesto Valverde era from beginning with a convincing win.[9]

On 26 July, Barcelona won 1–0 against Manchester United in a pre-season friendly. Neymar scored in the 31st minute.[10]

On 29 July, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 3–2 in their final match of the U.S. tour, winning the United States edition of the 2017 International Champions Cup. Messi, Ivan Rakitić and Gerard Piqué each scored one goal.[11]

August[edit]

On 3 August, Barcelona confirmed the unilateral termination of Neymar's contract as Neymar's legal representatives paid his €222 million buyout clause. In turn, Barcelona announced a turnover of operation details to UEFA so as to allow UEFA to determine any disciplinary responsibilities that may arise.[12] Neymar subsequently joined Paris Saint-Germain on a five-year contract.[13]

On 4 August, Barcelona drew 1–1 with Gimnàstic in a pre-season friendly game in Tarragona. Manu Barreiro put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute only for Paco Alcácer to score the equalizer for the Blaugrana from a free-kick in the 79th minute.[14]

On 7 August, Barcelona defeated Chapecoense 5–0 in the 52nd edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy. Gerard Deulofeu, Sergio Busquets, Messi, Luis Suárez and Denis Suárez were the scorers for Barça; Messi and Deulofeu also assisted two goals each. Busquets was named the Man of the Match.[15]

On 13 August, Barcelona lost 1–3 to Real Madrid in the first leg of the 2017 Supercopa de España. The first half of the match ended goalless. Five minutes into the second half, Marcelo fired a cross that deflected off Piqué's foot, resulting in an own goal. In the 77th minute, Luis Suárez was brought down in the box by goalkeeper Keylor Navas, resulting in a penalty which was converted by Lionel Messi. Messi's hit marked his 25th goal in the fixture.[16] In the 80th minute, Real Madrid scored their second through a counterattack when Isco assisted Cristiano Ronaldo, who shot into the top right corner from the edge of the box. Ronaldo was booked for removing his shirt as part of his celebrations. Two minutes later, he was booked again for a dive in the penalty box, which resulted in a red card and a subsequent suspension for the second leg. Real's last goal was scored in the 90th minute in similar fashion to the second, when Marco Asensio shot into the top left corner following an assist from Lucas Vázquez.[17]

On 14 August, Barcelona announced they had reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao for the transfer of Paulinho for €40 million. His release clause was set at €120 million.[18]

On 16 August, Barcelona lost 2–0 (agg. 1–5) to Real Madrid in the second leg of the 2017 Supercopa de España. The first goal of the match came quite early through a Real throw-in the fourth minute which resulted into getting the ball to Marco Asensio, who scored from long range. Nine minutes after the half-hour mark, Marcelo crossed in for Karim Benzema to control, who finished it with a half-volley into the net which was enough for the win for Real.[19]

On 20 August, Barcelona defeated Real Betis 2–0 in their first Liga match of the season, following an own goal from Alin Toșca and a second within three minutes by Sergi Roberto.[20]

On 24 August, Barcelona confirmed the transfer of Sergi Samper to Las Palmas on a season-long loan.[21]

On 25 August, Barcelona announced they had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Ousmane Dembélé for €105 million plus add-ons. The player signed a five-year contract and his buyout clause was set at €400 million.[22]

On 26 August, Barcelona defeated Alavés 0–2 at Mendizorrotza. Messi scored both goals, although having a penalty saved by Pacheco. Paulinho made his debut for Barcelona.[23]

On 29 August, Nice and Barcelona reached an agreement for the loan of Marlon for two years, with a buy-back option for Barcelona after the first year.[24]

On 31 August, Barcelona and Benfica reached an agreement for the loan of Douglas until the end of the 2017–18 campaign.[25]

September[edit]

On 1 September, Barcelona and Alavés reached an agreement for the loan of Munir until the end of the 2017–18 campaign.[26]

On 5 September, midfielder Carles Aleñá signed a new contract, keeping him at the club for a further three years with an optional extra two years.[27]

On 9 September, Barcelona defeated Espanyol 5–0 in the Derbi barceloní. Messi scored a hat-trick while Piqué and Suárez topped off the scoring. Ousmane Dembélé made his debut, coming on as a substitute for Gerard Deulofeu in the 68th minute; he set Suárez up for the final goal.[28]

On 12 September, Barcelona beat Juventus 3–0 in their first game of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, following a brace by Messi and another goal by Rakitić.[29]

On 16 September, Barcelona defeated Getafe 1–2 in a hard-fought game at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Shibasaki scored a stunning goal for Getafe in the first half while both of Barcelona's goals came in the second half from substitutes Denis Suárez and Paulinho, the latter of whom scored his maiden Barcelona goal.[30]

On 19 September, Barcelona defeated Eibar 6–1, with Messi scoring four and Paulinho and Denis Suárez getting the other goals. Eibar's only goal was scored by Sergi Enrich.[31]

On 23 September, Barcelona defeated Girona 0–3 in their first ever Catalan derby. Girona captain Aday and goalkeeper Iraizoz inadvertently steered the ball into their own net to give Barcelona a two-goal lead, before Luis Suárez topped off the scoring.[32]

On 27 September, Barcelona defeated Sporting Lisbon 0–1 on the 2nd matchday of the Champions League, at the Estádio José Alvalade. Barça were dependent on a lone own goal by Sebastián Coates.[33]

October[edit]

On 1 October, Barcelona defeated Las Palmas 3–0 in a game played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou, due to violence in Catalonia relating to an ongoing independence referendum. Sergio Busquets scored through a header, while Messi topped off the scoring with a brace.[34] Prior to the game, two directors, Jordi Monés and Carles Vilarrubí, handed in their resignations in protest to the game being played.[35]

On 3 October, Barcelona joined the country-wide strike called by ‘Taula per la Democràcia’ (Table for Democracy) and therefore the club offices remained closed. None of the professional teams nor the youth teams at FC Barcelona trained. The Tour Camp Nou Experience and the Museum as well as the OAB were also closed.[36]

On 6 October, midfielder Andrés Iniesta signed a lifetime contract with Barcelona, keeping him with the club for the remainder of his career.[37]

On 14 October, Barcelona were held by Atlético Madrid to a 1–1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano, which effectively ended their winning streak. Saúl scored early into the game to give Atlético the lead, but Luis Suárez saved Barça's day with a last-gasp header.[38]

On 18 October, Barcelona won against Olympiacos 3–1 at home. The Catalans maintained a perfect start thanks to an early own-goal, Messi's 100th European goal, and one from Digne, although the visitors did pull one back at the last minute. Barcelona had a goal ruled for offside and one deemed to have touched Piqué's hand and entered the net, resulting in his second yellow of the night, and his suspension for the return game.[39]

On 21 October, table-toppers Barcelona defeated winless Málaga 2–0 at home. Deulofeu controversially grabbed an early goal, while Iniesta added a second later in the final half.[40]

On 24 October, Barcelona defeated Real Murcia 3–0 in their Copa del Rey opener. Paco Alcácer scored a header just before the break, while Deulofeu scored in the second half and Barça B youngster José Arnaiz quickly added the third on his debut with the first team.[41]

On 28 October, Barcelona won against Athletic Bilbao 0–2 away at the Nuevo San Mamés. Goals from Messi and Paulinho split the teams in Bilbao to ensure the Catalans stay four points clear at the top of the Liga table.[42]

On 31 October, Barcelona were held by Olympiacos to a goal-less draw at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus.[43]

November[edit]

On 4 November, Barcelona defeated Sevilla at a rainy night at the Camp Nou. Paco Alcácer opened the scoring with a goal early in the game, while Pizarro headed in the equaliser in the second half, Alcácer netted his second and also the match deciding goal few minutes later.[44]

On 18 November, Barcelona won against Leganés 0–3 at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque. Suárez ended his 5-game goalless streak with two strikes from rebounds, while Paulinho added the final touch. Piqué received his 5th yellow card of the season, meaning he misses Barça's next match.[45]

On 22 November, Barcelona were held to a 0–0 draw against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium, thereby qualifying for the Round of 16 of the Champions League.[46]

On 25 November, Messi signed a new deal with Barcelona, keeping him with the club till the end of the 2020/21 season. His buyout clause was set at €700 million.[47]

On 26 November, Barcelona tied with Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium. A Messi shot was dropped into the goal by Neto, but was disallowed by the referee. In the second half, Rodrigo put Valencia in the lead, but Jordi Alba scored through a Messi assist in the dying minutes.[48]

On 29 November, Barcelona thrashed Real Murcia 5–0 (agg. 8–0) at the Camp Nou. Paco Alcácer, Piqué, Aleix Vidal, Denis Suárez and José Arnaiz, were the scorers.[49]

December[edit]

On 2 December, Barcelona were held to a 2–2 draw by Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou. Iago Aspas scored at the 20-minute mark, but Messi equalized within a few minutes. Luis Suárez put Barça in the lead in the second half, but again, the score was equalized by Maxi Gómez.[50]

On 5 December, Barcelona defeated Sporting Lisbon 2–0, with a goal from a Paco Alcácer header, and an own goal from ex-Barça player Jérémy Mathieu.[51]

On 10 December, Barcelona won against Villarreal 0–2 at Estadio de la Cerámica. Both goals came late into the game, with one each scored by Messi and Suárez. Villarreal's Raba got a direct red for a challenge on Sergio.[52] Messi's goal equalled the record in Europe's major leagues of the Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller with 525 goals with one club.[53]

On 17 December, Barcelona won against La Coruña 4–0, Suárez and Paulinho scored two goals each on a fabulous night for both.[54]

On 23 December, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 0–3 at the Bernabéu. Suárez, Messi and Aleix Vidal each scored a goal that saw the Blaugrana head into the Christmas break 14 points clear of the defending champions.[55]

January[edit]

On 4 January, Barcelona were held to a 1–1 draw by Celta Vigo. A gripping cup first leg ended at Balaídos all square on the night that Ousmane Dembélé made his long-awaited return from injury.[56]

On 6 January, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho. The player signed a contract for the remainder of the season and five more, and has a buyout clause of €400 million.[57]

On 7 January, Barcelona won against Levante 3–0, Ernesto Valverde's men kicked off the New Year in La Liga with an impressive team performance and goals from Messi, Suárez and Paulinho.[58]

On 11 January, Barcelona and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras reached an agreement for the transfer of Yerry Mina for the remainder of the season and five more until June 30, 2023. The cost of the transfer was €11.8 million and his release clause was set at €100 million.[59]

On 11 January, Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo 5–0 (agg. 6–1) at the Camp Nou. Four goals in the first 31 minutes (2 from Messi and one each from Jordi Alba and Luis Suárez) got the job done early and Rakitic headed in a late fifth as the Catalans cruised into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.[60]

On 13 January, Barcelona and İstanbul Başakşehir F.K. agreed on a loan deal for Turkish midfielder Arda Turan for the remainder of the season and two more.[61]

On 14 January, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad away at the Anoeta Stadium with a score of 2–4. This was the first time Barça beat La Real away since May 2007. Barça were 2–0 down at the 35th minute, until Paulinho scored Barça's first in the 39th minute. Suárez scored in the 50th and 71st minute, and Messi scored a free kick in the 85th minute to complete the comeback.[62]

On 17 January, Barcelona was defeated by Espanyol 1–0 away. Barça dominated in Cornellà but failed to find the net as the home side snatched a winner three minutes from the end.[63]

On 19 January, Barcelona and Sergi Roberto reached an agreement to renew his contract through to 30 June 2022.[64]

On 21 January, Barcelona beat Real Betis 0–5 away at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. Valverde's men won in style with five second-half goals within 30 minutes as Rakitic, Messi (2), and Suárez (2) all found the net.[65]

On 22 January, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Inter Milan for the loan of Rafinha until 30 June 2018. Inter has an option to purchase the player for €35M+€3M euros in variables, which must be confirmed before the end of the current season.[66]

On 25 January, Barcelona defeated Espanyol 2–0 (agg. 2–1) at home. Philippe Coutinho's debut, and goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez brought the Camp Nou to its feet as Barça reached the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.[67]

On 28 January, Barcelona beat Alavés 2–1 at home. Barça equaled a club record by going unbeaten in first 21 league games of the season thanks to a second half comeback win with goals from Suárez and Messi.[68]

On 29 January, Gerard Piqué renewed his contract through to 30 June 2022.[69]

February[edit]

On 1 February, Barcelona defeated Valencia 1–0 at the Camp Nou. A Luis Suárez header broke the deadlock in a frustrating encounter.[70]

On 4 February, Barcelona were held by Espanyol to a 1–1 draw away at the RCDE Stadium. Gerard Moreno's opener was cancelled out by a towering header from Gerard Piqué in a torrential downpour.[71] This draw marked the 22nd consecutive unbeaten game in the league for Barcelona, which is a new club record, beating the previous record of 21 games under Pep Guardiola in the 2009–10 season.[72]

On 8 February, Barcelona defeated Valencia 0–2 (0-3 on aggregate) at the Mestalla. Coutinho claimed first goal in a blaugrana jersey and Rakitic added a second to send the Catalans into the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla on April 21[73]

On 11 February, Barcelona drew with Getafe 0–0 at the Camp Nou. The Blaugranas couldn't break down the team from Madrid's resolute defending in a hard-fought game with few clear-cut chances.[74]

On 17 February, Barcelona beat Eibar 0–2 at Ipurua. Goals from Luis Suárez and Jordi Alba secured three hard-earned points in the Basque Country to match the Club record unbeaten run in La Liga.[75]

On 20 February, Barcelona drew with Chelsea 1–1 at Stamford Bridge. Iniesta-Messi connection canceled out Willian's opener to set up an enticing second leg at Camp Nou in three weeks' time.[76]

On 24 February, Barcelona defeated Girona 6–1 at the Camp Nou. A hat-trick from Suárez, two goals from Messi plus a Coutinho special helped Barça to an exciting win over an opponent who took the lead and were always willing to get forward themselves.[77]

March[edit]

On 1 March, Barcelona were held by Las Palmas to a 1–1 draw away from home. A wondrous Messi free kick puts the Catalans in command but the Islanders leveled up from the spot.[78]

On 4 March, Barcelona won against Atlético Madrid 1–0 at home. Another Lionel Messi special was enough for Barça to see off determined opponents who fought for the win right to the very end.[79]

On 7 March, Barcelona defeated Espanyol at the Camp d'Esports in Lleida. The third edition of the Supercopa de Catalunya went down to penalties in Lleida, and the Blaugrana made no mistake and brought the trophy home.[80]

On 10 March, Barcelona won against Málaga 0–2 away. Fabulous first half goals from Suárez and Coutinho were enough to secure a comfortable victory in a top-against-bottom clash.[81]

On 11 March, FC Barcelona confirmed that an agreement had been reached with Grêmio for the purchase option of Brazilian midfielder Arthur. If Barcelona exercises the option in July 2018, the transfer will cost €30m plus €9m in added variables.[82]

On 14 March, Barcelona won against Chelsea 3–0 (agg. 4–1). Dembélé notched his debut goal and Messi scored his 99th and 100th career Champions League goals as Barça went through to the last eight for a record-extending 11th straight season.[83]

On 18 March, Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao 2–0 at the Camp Nou. A scintillating first-half display from the Blaugranes secured a comfortable 2–0 win with goals from Alcácer and Messi at the Camp Nou.[84]

On 31 March, Barcelona recorded a heart-stopping 2–2 draw at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. Two late goals from Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi earned a draw for Barça after Sevilla had opened up a two-goal lead through Franco Vázquez and Luis Muriel.[85]

April[edit]

On 4 April, Barça took a 4–1 aggregate lead into the second leg after two own goals by Roma and a third from Gerard Piqué; Edin Dzeko answered for Roma before Luis Suárez added some late insurance.[86]

On 7 April, Barca defeated Leganes 3–1 drawing level with the joint-record of 38 unbeaten games set by Real Sociedad,[87] thanks to a Messi hat-trick.[88]

On 10 April, Barça lost 3–0 to Roma. Goals from Džeko, De Rossi and Manolas allowed the Italians to turn around a three-goal deficit and qualify for the semi-finals on the away goals rule.[89]

On 14 April, Barca defeated València 2–1 with goals from Luis Suárez and Samuel Umtiti that secured the longest unbeaten streak (39) in La Liga history.[90]

On 17 April, ten-man Barça held on for a 2–2 draw with Celta Vigo at Balaídos. Ousmane Dembélé scored his first La Liga goal and Paco Alcácer got the other. Sergi Roberto was sent off in the 71st minute but Barca held on to remain unbeaten in the league.[91]

On 21 April, Barcelona cruised to their fourth consecutive Copa del Rey title as they beat Sevilla 5–0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. The goals were scored by Luis Suarez (2), Messi, Iniesta and Coutinho.[92]

On 27 April, Andrés Iniesta announced that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season after 22 incredible years. Iniesta, a World Cup winner with Spain, won nine La Liga titles alongside four Champions League wins and six Copa del Rey crowns.[93]

On 29 April, Barcelona defeated Deportivo La Coruna 4–2 to win their 25th La Liga title. Coutinho scored the opening goal before Messi sealed the title with a hat trick.[94]

May[edit]

On 6 May, 10-man Barcelona held on for a dramatic 2–2 draw in El Clasico against Real Madrid to extend their unbeaten streak in the league. Luis Suarez and Leo Messi scored the goals for Barca which were cancelled out by goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Sergi Roberto was sent off in first-half injury time following an altercation with Marcelo.[95]

On 9 May, a much changed Barcelona side defeated Villareal 5–1. Barca's new signings Coutinho, Paulinho and Dembele (2) were all on target with Messi getting the other goal.[96]

On 13 May, Barcelona's unbeaten run came to the end when they lost to Levante 4–5. Barcelona mounted a spirited comeback after trailing 1–5 but fell agonizingly short. The only bright spot in the game was a hat-trick by Philippe Coutinho. The other goal was scored by Luis Suarez from the penalty spot.[97]

On 20 May, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1–0 in Iniesta's final game as a Barcelona player. The only goal of the game was a breathtaking strike from Iniesta's heir apparent – Coutinho. Iniesta received a standing ovation from the Camp Nou when he was substituted in the 82nd minute. This game also marked the last appearance for Real Sociedad legend Xabi Prieto.[98]

Kit[edit]

Home
Home 2018–19
Away
Third
Goalkeeper 1
Goalkeeper 2
Goalkeeper 3
Goalkeeper 4
Goalkeeper 2018–19

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Germany Marc-André ter Stegen 26 EU 2014 131 0 2022 €12M
2 RB Portugal Nélson Semedo 24 EU 2017 26 0 2021 €30M
3 CB Spain Gerard Piqué (4th captain) 31 EU 2008 435 38 2022 €5M Originally from Youth system
4 MF Croatia Ivan Rakitić 30 EU 2014 204 30 2021 €18M
5 MF Spain Sergio Busquets (3rd captain) 29 EU 2008 473 13 2021 YS
6 MF Spain Denis Suárez 24 EU 2016 56 6 2020 €3.25M Originally from Youth system
8 MF Spain Andrés Iniesta (captain) 34 EU 2002 674 57 lifetime YS
9 FW Uruguay Luis Suárez 31 Non-EU 2014 187 145 2021 €81M
10 FW Argentina Lionel Messi (vice-captain) 30 EU 2004 637 552 2021 YS Second nationality: Spain
11 FW France Ousmane Dembélé 21 EU 2017 13 2 2022 €105M
13 GK Netherlands Jasper Cillessen 29 EU 2016 19 0 2021 €13M
14 MF Brazil Philippe Coutinho 25 EU 2018 12 3 2023 €120M Second nationality- Portuguese
15 MF Brazil Paulinho 29 Non-EU 2017 41 8 2021 €40M
17 FW Spain Paco Alcácer 24 EU 2016 44 14 2021 €30M
18 LB Spain Jordi Alba 28 EU 2012 237 12 2020 €14M Originally from Youth system
19 LB France Lucas Digne 24 EU 2016 44 2 2021 €16.5M
20 RB Spain Sergi Roberto 26 EU 2010 193 7 2022 YS
21 MF Portugal André Gomes 24 EU 2016 74 3 2021 €35M
22 RB Spain Aleix Vidal 28 EU 2015 50 4 2020 €18M Originally from Youth system
23 CB France Samuel Umtiti 24 EU 2016 76 1 2021 €25M
24 CB Colombia Yerry Mina 23 Non-EU 2018 2 0 2023 €11.8M
25 CB Belgium Thomas Vermaelen 32 EU 2014 37 1 2019 €15M

From youth squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF Spain ESP Carles Aleñá
27 FW Spain ESP Carles Pérez
28 MF Spain ESP Ferrán Sarsanedas
29 FW Spain ESP Abel Ruiz
30 MF Spain ESP Oriol Busquets
31 GK Spain ESP Adrián Ortolá
33 DF Spain ESP Sergi Palencia
No. Pos. Nation Player
34 DF Spain ESP Dani Morer
35 DF Spain ESP Rodrigo Tarín
36 DF Spain ESP Marc Cucurella
37 FW Spain ESP José Arnáiz
39 DF Spain ESP David Costas
40 MF Spain ESP Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta
41 DF Spain ESP Jorge Cuenca

Players in[edit]

No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
DF Brazil Douglas 26 Non-EU Spain Sporting Gijón Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
25 DF Belgium Thomas Vermaelen 31 EU Italy Roma Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
MF Spain Sergi Samper 22 EU Spain Granada Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
FW Spain Munir 21 EU Spain Valencia Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
24 DF Brazil Marlon Santos 21 Non-EU Brazil Fluminense Transfer Summer 2020 €5M FCBarcelona.com
16 FW Spain Gerard Deulofeu 23 EU England Everton Transfer Summer 2019 €12M FCBarcelona.com
2 DF Portugal Nélson Semedo 23 EU Portugal Benfica Transfer Summer 2021 €30M[a] FCBarcelona.com
15 MF Brazil Paulinho 29 Non-EU China Guangzhou Evergrande Transfer Summer 2021 €40M FCBarcelona.com
11 FW France Ousmane Dembélé 20 EU Germany Borussia Dortmund Transfer Summer 2022 €105M+€40M FCBarcelona.com
14 MF Brazil Philippe Coutinho 25 Non-EU England Liverpool Transfer Winter 2023 €120M+€40M FCBarcelona.com
24 DF Colombia Yerry Mina 23 Non-EU Brazil Palmeiras Transfer Winter 2023 €11.8M FCBarcelona.com
MF Spain Sergi Samper 23 EU Spain Las Palmas Loan return Winter 2019 Free UDLasPalmas.es

Total spending: Decrease €323.8 million

Players out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
25 GK Spain Jordi Masip 28 EU Spain Real Valladolid Contract expired Summer Free RealValladolid.es
FW Spain Cristian Tello 25 EU Spain Real Betis Transfer Summer €4M+€1M RealBetisBalompie.es
24 DF France Jérémy Mathieu 33 EU Portugal Sporting CP Contract termination Summer Free Sporting.pt
11 FW Brazil Neymar 25 EU France Paris Saint-Germain Transfer Summer €222M PSG.fr
MF Spain Sergi Samper 22 EU Spain Las Palmas Loan Summer Free UDLasPalmas.es
24 CB Brazil Marlon Santos 21 Non-EU France Nice Loan Summer Free OGCNice.com
RB Brazil Douglas 27 Non-EU Portugal Benfica Loan Summer Free SLBenfica.pt
FW Spain Munir 21 EU Spain Alavés Loan Summer Free DeportivoAlavés.com
7 MF Turkey Arda Turan 30 EU Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir Loan Winter Free IBFK.com.tr
12 MF Brazil Rafinha 29 EU Italy Internazionale Loan Winter Free Inter.it
14 DF Argentina Javier Mascherano 38 EU China Hebei China Fortune Transfer Winter €5.5M HebeiFootball.com
16 FW Spain Gerard Deulofeu 28 EU England Watford Loan Winter Free WatfordFC.com

Total income: Increase €231.5 million

Net: Decrease €92.3 million

Notes
  1. ^ Barcelona will pay extra 5 million euros for every 50 Semedo's future appearances for the club

Statistics[edit]

Squad appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 27 May 2018.
No. Pos Nat Player Total La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Germany GER Marc-André ter Stegen 48 0 37 0 9 0 0 0 2 0
13 GK Netherlands NED Jasper Cillessen 12 0 1 0 1 0 10 0 0 0
31 GK Spain ESP Adrián Ortolá 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Portugal POR Nélson Semedo 36 0 24 0 7 0 4 0 1 0
3 DF Spain ESP Gerard Piqué 50 4 30 2 9 1 9 1 2 0
18 DF Spain ESP Jordi Alba 46 3 33 2 6 0 5 1 2 0
19 DF France FRA Lucas Digne 19 1 11 0 3 1 4 0 1 0
22 DF Spain ESP Aleix Vidal 25 2 15 1 5 0 4 1 1 0
23 DF France FRA Samuel Umtiti 41 1 25 1 9 0 5 0 2 0
24 DF Colombia COL Yerry Mina 6 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 DF Belgium BEL Thomas Vermaelen 20 0 14 0 1 0 5 0 0 0
36 DF Spain ESP Marc Cucurella 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
39 DF Spain ESP David Costas 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF Croatia CRO Ivan Rakitić 56 4 35 1 10 1 9 2 2 0
5 MF Spain ESP Sergio Busquets 50 1 31 1 10 0 7 0 2 0
6 MF Spain ESP Denis Suárez 27 3 17 2 3 0 6 1 1 0
8 MF Spain ESP Andrés Iniesta 45 3 31 1 8 0 5 2 1 0
14 MF Brazil BRA Philippe Coutinho 23 11 18 8 0 0 5 3 0 0
15 MF Brazil BRA Paulinho 49 9 34 9 9 0 6 0 0 0
20 MF Spain ESP Sergi Roberto 46 1 29 1 8 0 7 0 2 0
21 MF Portugal POR André Gomes 31 0 15 0 9 0 6 0 1 0
26 MF Spain ESP Carles Aleñá 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
30 MF Spain ESP Oriol Busquets 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Uruguay URU Luis Suárez 51 33 33 25 10 1 6 7 2 0
10 FW Argentina ARG Lionel Messi 55 46 36 34 10 6 7 5 2 1
11 FW France FRA Ousmane Dembélé 24 4 17 3 3 1 4 0 0 0
17 FW Spain ESP Paco Alcácer 21 7 16 4 2 1 2 2 1 0
37 FW Spain ESP José Arnaiz 5 3 1 0 0 0 4 3 0 0
Players who have made an appearance or had a squad number this season but have left the club
7 MF Turkey TUR Arda Turan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 MF Brazil BRA Rafinha 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 DF Argentina ARG Javier Mascherano 12 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
16 FW Spain ESP Gerard Deulofeu 17 2 10 1 3 0 2 1 2 0

Squad statistics[edit]

League Europe Cup Others Total Stats
Games played 38 10 9 2 59
Games won 28 6 7 0 41
Games drawn 9 3 1 0 13
Games lost 1 1 1 2 5
Goals scored 99 17 24 1 141
Goals conceded 29 6 2 5 42
Goal difference 70 11 22 -4 99
Clean sheets 19 6 6 0 31
Goal by Substitute 5 0 2 0 7
Total shots
Shots on target
Corners
Players used
Offsides
Fouls suffered
Fouls committed
Yellow cards 66 21 11 5 103
Red cards 2 1 0 0 3

Players Used: Barcelona has used a total of – different players in all competitions.

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total
10 FW Argentina Messi 34 6 4 1 45
9 FW Uruguay Suárez 25 1 5 0 31
14 MF Brazil Coutinho 8 0 2 0 10
15 MF Brazil Paulinho 9 0 0 0 9
17 FW Spain Paco Alcácer 4 1 2 0 7
3 DF Spain Piqué 2 1 1 0 4
4 MF Croatia I. Rakitić 1 1 2 0 4
11 FW France O. Dembélé 3 1 0 0 4
6 MF Spain Denis Suárez 2 0 1 0 3
18 DF Spain Jordi Alba 2 0 1 0 3
37 FW Spain José Arnaiz 0 0 3 0 3
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta 1 0 1 0 2
22 DF Spain Aleix Vidal 1 0 1 0 2
5 MF Spain Sergio 1 0 0 0 1
19 DF France Digne 0 1 0 0 1
20 MF Spain S. Roberto 1 0 0 0 1
23 DF France Umtiti 1 0 0 0 1
16 FW Spain Deulofeu 1 0 1 0 2
Own goals 3 5 0 0 8
TOTAL 99 17 24 1 141

Last updated: 9 May 2018[99]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Against Result Date Competition
Argentina Messi Spain Espanyol 5–0 (H) 9 September 2017 La Liga
Argentina Messi4 Spain Eibar 6–1 (H) 19 September 2017 La Liga
Uruguay Suárez Spain Girona 6–1 (H) 24 February 2018 La Liga
Argentina Messi Spain Leganés 3–1 (H) 7 April 2018 La Liga
Argentina Messi Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–2 (A) 29 April 2018 La Liga
Brazil Coutinho Spain Levante 4–5 (A) 13 May 2018 La Liga

(H) – Home; (A) – Away

Clean sheets[edit]

Last updated on 17 April 2018.
Rank Name La Liga Copa del Rey Champions League Supercopa de España Total Games played
Germany Ter Stegen 18 0 5 0 23 44
Netherlands Cillessen 0 6 1 0 7 9
Total 18 6 6 0 30 53

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players listed below (excluding goalkeepers) made at least one appearance for Barcelona first squad during the season.

N P Nat. Name La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total Notes
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
2 DF Portugal N. Semedo 1 3 4
3 DF Spain Piqué 8 1 1 1 10 1
4 MF Croatia I. Rakitić 3 1 1 5
5 MF Spain Sergio 7 1 1 1 10
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta 1 1 2
9 FW Uruguay Suárez 6 2 2 1 11
10 FW Argentina Messi 3 2 1 1 7
11 FW France O. Dembélé 2 2
14 MF Brazil Coutinho 1 1
15 MF Brazil Paulinho 2 1 3
18 DF Spain Jordi Alba 6 2 8
19 DF France Digne 2 1 3
20 MF Spain S. Roberto 3 2 2 1 6 2
21 MF Portugal André Gomes 1 1 1 3
22 DF Spain Aleix Vidal 1 1
23 DF France Umtiti 7 7
24 DF Colombia Yerry Mina 1 1
25 DF Belgium Vermaelen 2 1 3
37 DF Spain José Arnaiz 1 1
14 MF Argentina Mascherano 1 1
16 FW Spain Deulofeu 1 1

Last updated: 9 May 2018
Source: ESPNFC.com, FCBarcelona.com
Ordered by Red card, Second yellow card and Yellow card
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Injury record[edit]

N P Nat. Name Type Status Source Match Inj. Date Ret. Date
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta Thigh injury Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Real Madrid 16 August 2017 24 August 2017
3 DF Spain Piqué Groin strain (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Real Madrid 16 August 2017 26 August 2017
9 FW Uruguay Suárez Knee injury (posterior articular capsule distention in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Real Madrid 16 August 2017 31 August 2017
7 MF Turkey Arda Hamstring strain (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Croatia with Turkey 5 September 2017 18 September 2017
20 MF Spain S. Roberto Knee injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 8 September 2017 12 September 2017
11 FW France O. Dembélé Femoral bicep tendon rupture (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Getafe 16 September 2017 2 January 2018
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta Hamstring strain (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Las Palmas 1 October 2017 13 October 2017
7 MF Turkey Arda Bruised metatarsal Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Iceland with Turkey 6 October 2017 20 October 2017
18 DF Spain Jordi Alba Hamstring injury Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 17 October 2017 27 October 2017
22 DF Spain Aleix Vidal Ankle injury Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training October 2017 7 October 2017
7 MF Turkey Arda Ankle injury Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training October 2017 6 December 2017
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta Hamstring strain (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 27 October 2017 3 November 2017
25 DF Belgium Vermaelen Hip injury Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 27 October 2017 29 October 2017
20 MF Spain S. Roberto Hamstring strain (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Olympiacos 31 October 2017 28 November 2017
21 MF Portugal André Gomes Thigh injury (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Olympiacos 31 October 2017 1 December 2017
14 DF Argentina Mascherano Hamstring injury (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Nigeria with Argentina 14 November 2017 17 December 2017
23 DF France Umtiti Hamstring injury (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Celta Vigo 2 December 2017 20 January 2018
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta Muscle fatigue (in left calf) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Celta Vigo 2 December 2017 17 December 2017
16 MF Spain Deulofeu Strained ligaments (in left knee) Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 15 December 2017 29 December 2017
17 FW Spain Paco Alcácer Muscular injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Deportivo 17 December 2017 24 January 2018
14 MF Brazil Coutinho Muscular injury (in right thigh) Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training with Liverpool 30 December 2017 24 January 2018
11 FW France O. Dembélé Hamstring injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Real Sociedad 14 January 2018 10 February 2018
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta Calf injury (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 14 January 2018 24 January 2018
14 DF Argentina Mascherano Thigh injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com in training 16 January 2018 January 2018
25 DF Belgium Vermaelen Hamstring injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Real Betis 21 January 2018 17 February 2018
MF Spain Samper Fractured malleolus (in left ankle) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Eibar with Las Palmas 6 January 2018 12 July 2018
2 DF Portugal N. Semedo Hamstring injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Girona 24 February 2018 30 March 2018
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta Calf injury (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Atlético Madrid 4 March 2018 13 March 2018
6 MF Spain Denis Suárez Groin strain (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Espanyol 7 March 2018 30 March 2018
5 MF Spain Sergio Fractured toe (in right leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Chelsea 14 March 2018 3 April 2018
19 DF France Digne Thigh injury (in left leg) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Colombia with France 23 March 2018 16 April 2018
4 MF Croatia I. Rakitić Fractured finger (in left hand) Recovery icon.png FCB.com vs Roma 10 April 2018 21 April 2018


Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

International Champions Cup[edit]

22 July 2017 (2017-07-22) ICC 1 Juventus Italy 1–2 Spain Barcelona East Rutherford, United States
18:00 EDT Marchisio Yellow card 43'
Chiellini 63'
Report Neymar 15', 26'
Vidal Yellow card 35'
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Attendance: 82,104
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic (United States)
26 July 2017 (2017-07-26) ICC 2 Barcelona Spain 1–0 England Manchester United Landover, United States
19:30 EDT Neymar 31' Report Fellaini Yellow card 83' Stadium: FedExField
Attendance: 80,162
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)
29 July 2017 (2017-07-29) ICC 3 Real Madrid Spain 2–3 Spain Barcelona Miami, United States
20:05 EDT Kovačić 14'
Varane Yellow card 22'
Asensio 36'
Carvajal Yellow card 60'
Report Messi 3'
Rakitić 7'
Piqué 50'
L. Suárez Yellow card 60'
Samper Yellow card 78'
Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
Attendance: 66,014
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)

Friendlies[edit]

4 August 2017 (2017-08-04) Gimnàstic Spain 1–1 Spain Barcelona Tarragona, Spain
20:00 CEST Barreiro 11'
Zahibo Yellow card 84'
Muñiz Yellow card 90+1'
Report Samper Yellow card 58'
Alcácer 78'
Stadium: Nou Estadi
Attendance: 11,928
Referee: Varón Aceitón (Balearic Islands)
16 May 2018 (2018-05-16) Mamelodi Sundowns South Africa 1–3 Spain Barcelona Johannesburg, South Africa
18:15 SAST Vilakazi 76' Report Dembélé 3'
L. Suárez 19'
Gomes 67'
Stadium: FNB Stadium

Joan Gamper Trophy[edit]

7 August 2017 (2017-08-07) Barcelona Spain 5–0 Brazil Chapecoense Barcelona, Spain
20:30 CEST Deulofeu 6'
Busquets 11'
Messi 28'
L. Suárez 55'
D. Suárez 74'
Report Lucas Yellow card 69' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 64,705
Referee: Álvarez Izquierdo (Spain)

Supercopa de Catalunya[edit]

7 March 2018 Barcelona 0–0
(4–2 p)
Espanyol Lleida
18:45 CET Report Stadium: Camp d'Esports
Attendance: 10,576
Referee: Estrada Fernández (Spain)
Penalties

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
La Liga 20 August 2017 20 May 2018 Matchday 1 Winners 38 28 9 1 99 29 +70 073.68
Copa del Rey 24 October 2017 21 April 2018 Round of 32 Winners 9 7 1 1 24 2 +22 077.78
Supercopa de España 13 August 2017 16 August 2017 Final Runners-up 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4 000.00
Champions League 12 September 2017 10 April 2018 Group stage Quarter-finals 10 6 3 1 17 6 +11 060.00
Total 59 41 13 5 141 42 +99 069.49

Last updated: 20 May 2018 (2018-05-20).
Source: Competitions

La Liga[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 28 9 1 99 29 +70 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 38 23 10 5 58 22 +36 79
3 Real Madrid 38 22 10 6 94 44 +50 76
4 Valencia 38 22 7 9 65 38 +27 73
5 Villarreal 38 18 7 13 57 50 +7 61 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[100]
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2017–18 Copa del Rey, Barcelona, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 28 9 1 99 29  +70 93 16 3 0 53 11  +42 12 6 1 46 18  +28

Last updated: 20 May 2018 (2018-05-20).
Source: LaLiga

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
ResultWWWWWWWDWWWWDDWWWWWWWDDWWDWWWDWWDWWDLW
Position22111111111111111111111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 20 May 2018 (2018-05-20). Source: LaLiga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

20 August 2017 1 Barcelona 2–0 Real Betis Barcelona
20:15 CEST Toșca 36' (o.g.)
Roberto 39'
Alba Yellow card 52'
Digne Yellow card 90+2'
Report Matías Nahuel Yellow card 63' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 56,480
Referee: Trujillo Suárez (Tenerife)
26 August 2017 2 Alavés 0–2 Barcelona Vitoria-Gasteiz
18:15 CEST Wakaso Yellow card 36'
Ely Yellow card 38'
Report Umtiti Yellow card 32'
Roberto Yellow card 41'
Piqué Yellow card 45'
Messi 55', 66'
Stadium: Mendizorrotza
Attendance: 19,356
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Community of Madrid)
9 September 2017 3 Barcelona 5–0 Espanyol Barcelona
20:45 CEST Busquets Yellow card 21'
Messi 26', 35', 67'
Piqué 87'
L. Suárez 90'
Report David López Yellow card 29'
V. Sánchez Yellow card 60'
Darder Yellow card 71'
Martín Yellow card 74'
Diop Yellow card 84'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 72,857
Referee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura)
16 September 2017 4 Getafe 1–2 Barcelona Getafe
16:15 CEST Cala Yellow card 32'
Shibasaki 39'
Damián Suárez Yellow card 88'
Report Piqué Yellow card 10'
Deulofeu Yellow card 53'
Denis Suárez 62'
Alba Yellow card 66'
L. Suárez Yellow card 73'
Paulinho 84'
Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Attendance: 15,164
Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalusia)
19 September 2017 5 Barcelona 6–1 Eibar Barcelona
22:00 CEST Messi 20' (pen.), 59', 62', 87'
Paulinho 38'
D. Suárez 53'
Report Capa Yellow card 10'
Enrich 57'
Gálvez Yellow card 80'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 51,645
Referee: Hernández Hernández (Las Palmas)
23 September 2017 6 Girona 0–3 Barcelona Girona
20:45 CEST Maffeo Yellow card 23'
Aday Yellow card 41'
Kayode Yellow card 83'
Report Aday 17' (o.g.)
Iraizoz 48' (o.g.)
L. Suárez 69'
Stadium: Montilivi
Attendance: 13,305
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Region of Murcia)
1 October 2017 7 Barcelona 3–0 Las Palmas Barcelona
16:15 CEST Paulinho Yellow card 33'
Piqué Yellow card 35'
Busquets Yellow card 45', 49'
Alba Yellow card 46'
L. Suárez Yellow card 51'
Messi 70', 77'
Report Navarro Yellow card 59' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 0[101]
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (Andalusia)
14 October 2017 8 Atlético Madrid 1–1 Barcelona Madrid
20:45 CEST Gabi Yellow card 14'
Saúl 21', Yellow card 90'
Griezmann Yellow card 90'
Report Umtiti Yellow card 33'
Rakitić Yellow card 46'
L. Suárez 82'
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano
Attendance: 64,393
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Community)
21 October 2017 9 Barcelona 2–0 Málaga Barcelona
20:45 CEST Deulofeu 2'
Iniesta 56'
Umtiti Yellow card 74'
Report Rosales Yellow card 21'
Hernández Yellow card 26'
Adrián Yellow card 39'
Cecchini Yellow card 82'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 74,397
Referee: González Fuertes (Asturias)
28 October 2017 10 Athletic Bilbao 0–2 Barcelona Bilbao
20:45 CEST Iturraspe Yellow card 41' Report Messi 36'
Busquets Yellow card 47'
Piqué Yellow card 63'
Paulinho Yellow card 75', 90+2'
Umtiti Yellow card 81'
Stadium: San Mamés
Attendance: 43,570
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Valencia)
4 November 2017 11 Barcelona 2–1 Sevilla Barcelona
20:45 CET Alcácer 23', 65'
Messi Yellow card 90+4'
Report Pizarro 59' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 70,723
Referee: González González (Castile and León)
18 November 2017 12 Leganés 0–3 Barcelona Leganés
16:15 CET Siovas Yellow card 72' Report L. Suárez 28', 60'
Piqué Yellow card 29'
Paulinho 90'
Stadium: Butarque
Attendance: 11,454
Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Navarre)
Note: Suárez was given a yellow card (Yellow card 53') which was later rescinded by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
26 November 2017 13 Valencia 1–1 Barcelona Valencia
20:45 CET Kondogbia Yellow card 32'
Gabriel Yellow card 44'
Rodrigo 60', Yellow card 74'
Pereira Yellow card 89'
Report Alba 82' Stadium: Mestalla
Attendance: 47,775
Referee: Iglesias Villanueva (Galicia)
2 December 2017 14 Barcelona 2–2 Celta Vigo Barcelona
13:00 CET L. Suárez Yellow card 1', 62'
Messi 22'
Vermaelen Yellow card 83'
Piqué Yellow card 90+6'
Report Aspas 20'
M. Gómez 70'
Roncaglia Yellow card 74'
Jozabed Yellow card 81'
Blanco Yellow card 86'
Wass Yellow card 87'
Sisto Yellow card 88'
Mallo Yellow card 90+5'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 63,208
Referee: Melero López (Andalusia)
10 December 2017 15 Villarreal 0–2 Barcelona Vilarreal
20:45 CET Raba Red card 60'
Bakambu Yellow card 61'
Álvaro Yellow card 86'
Report Busquets Yellow card 45'
L. Suárez 72'
Messi 83'
Stadium: La Cerámica
Attendance: 21,087
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
17 December 2017 16 Barcelona 4–0 Deportivo La Coruña Barcelona
20:45 CET L. Suárez 29', 47'
Paulinho 41', 75'
Report Schär Yellow card 32' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 53,607
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Community)
23 December 2017 17 Real Madrid 0–3 Barcelona Madrid
13:00 CET Ramos Yellow card 59'
Carvajal Red card 63'
Marcelo Yellow card 83'
Report Vermaelen Yellow card 18'
L. Suárez 54'
Messi 64' (pen.)
Busquets Yellow card 88'
Vidal 90+3'
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance: 80,264
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Region of Murcia)
7 January 2018 18 Barcelona 3–0 Levante Barcelona
16:15 CET Messi 12'
L. Suárez 38'
Paulinho 90+3'
Report Lerma Yellow card 8'
Postigo Yellow card 31'
Boateng Yellow card 70'
Róber Yellow card 84'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 56,380
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Community of Madrid)
14 January 2018 19 Real Sociedad 2–4 Barcelona San Sebastián
20:45 CET Willian José 11'
Juanmi 34'
Illarramendi Yellow card 63'
Oyarzabal Yellow card 84'
Report Paulinho 39'
L. Suárez 50', 71'
Roberto Yellow card 60'
Messi 85'
Piqué Yellow card 90+2'
Stadium: Anoeta
Attendance: 23,277
Referee: González González (Castile and León)
21 January 2018 20 Real Betis 0–5 Barcelona Seville
20:45 CET Durmisi Yellow card 51'
Feddal Yellow card 67'
Report Gomes Yellow card 21'
Rakitić 59'
Messi 64', 80'
K. Suárez Yellow card 67', 69', 89'
Stadium: Benito Villamarín
Attendance: 53,426
Referee: Jaime Latre (Aragon)
28 January 2018 21 Barcelona 2–1 Alavés Barcelona
20:45 CET L. Suárez 72'
Messi 84'
Report Wakaso Yellow card 22'
Guidetti 23'
Duarte Yellow card 27'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 62,369
Referee: Iglesias Villanueva (Galicia)
4 February 2018 22 Espanyol 1–1 Barcelona Cornellà de Llobregat
16:15 CET Naldo Yellow card 40'
Gerard 66', Yellow card 84'
Navarro Yellow card 70'
García Yellow card 79'
Report Busquets Yellow card 29'
Umtiti Yellow card 52'
Piqué 82'
Alba Yellow card 86'
Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Attendance: 23,287
Referee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura)
11 February 2018 23 Barcelona 0–0 Getafe Barcelona
16:15 CET Busquets Yellow card 54'
Mina Yellow card 90+3'
Report Arambarri Yellow card 44'
Antunes Yellow card 65'
Guaita Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 75,681
Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalusia)
17 February 2018 24 Eibar 0–2 Barcelona Eibar
16:15 CET Orellana Yellow card 58' Yellow-red card 66'
Diop Yellow card 66'
Report L. Suárez 16'
Iniesta Yellow card 48'
Alba 88'
Stadium: Ipurua
Attendance: 6,760
Referee: Hernández Hernández (Las Palmas)
24 February 2018 25 Barcelona 6–1 Girona Barcelona
20:45 CET L. Suárez 5', 44', 76'
Messi 30', 36'
Coutinho 66'
Alba Yellow card 87'
Report Portu 3'
Juanpe Yellow card 62'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 85,417
Referee: Alberola Rojas (Castilla-La Mancha)
1 March 2018 26 Las Palmas 1–1 Barcelona Las Palmas
21:00 CET Aguirregaray Yellow card 5'
D. Castellano Yellow card 10'
Navarro Yellow card 20'
Calleri 48' (pen.), Yellow card 90+4'
Etebo Yellow card 66'
Gálvez Yellow card 68'
Report Messi 21'
Digne Yellow card 24'
Roberto Yellow card 41'
Umtiti Yellow card 52'
Stadium: Gran Canaria
Attendance: 23,778
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Community)
4 March 2018 27 Barcelona 1–0 Atlético Madrid Barcelona
16:15 CET Messi 26', Yellow card 30'
Rakitić Yellow card 69'
Report Vrsaljko Yellow card 31'
Giménez Yellow card 57'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 90,356
Referee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura)
10 March 2018 28 Málaga 0–2 Barcelona Málaga
20:45 CET Samu Red card 30'
Iturra Yellow card 49'
Report L. Suárez 15', Yellow card 84'
Coutinho 28'
Stadium: La Rosaleda
Attendance: 26,667
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Valencia)
18 March 2018 29 Barcelona 2–0 Athletic Bilbao Barcelona
16:15 CET Alcácer 8'
Umtiti Yellow card 17'
Messi 30'
Dembélé Yellow card 39'
Report García Yellow card 31'
Lekue Yellow card 40'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 84,053
Referee: Jaime Latre (Aragon)
31 March 2018 30 Sevilla 2–2 Barcelona Seville
20:45 CEST Mercado Yellow card 34'
Vázquez 36'
Rico Yellow card 44'
Muriel 50'
Report L. Suárez 88'
Messi 89'
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 37,588
Referee: González González (Castile and León)
7 April 2018 31 Barcelona 3–1 Leganés Barcelona
20:45 CEST Messi 27', 32', 87'
Coutinho Yellow card 78'
Alba Yellow card 84'
Report Siovas Yellow card 51'
Gabriel Yellow card 55'
El Zhar 68'
Pérez Yellow card 76'
Zaldúa Yellow card 79'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 72,126
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
14 April 2018 32 Barcelona 2–1 Valencia Barcelona
16:15 CEST Piqué Yellow card 7'
L. Suárez 15'
Umtiti 51'
Dembélé Yellow card 86'
Report Kondogbia Yellow card 12'
Gabriel Yellow card 75'
Parejo 87' (pen.)
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 69,544
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Community of Madrid)
17 April 2018 33 Celta Vigo 2–2 Barcelona Vigo
21:00 CEST Jonny 45', Yellow card 88'
Aspas Yellow card 56', 82'
Wass Yellow card 78'
Report Dembélé 36'
Alcácer 64'
Roberto Red card 71'
Stadium: Balaídos
Attendance: 20,347
Referee: Fernández Borbalán (Andalusia)
29 April 2018 35 Deportivo La Coruña 2–4 Barcelona A Coruña
20:45 CEST Schär Yellow card 20'
Pérez 40'
Çolak 64'
Report Coutinho 7'
Messi 38', 82', 85'
Semedo Yellow card 58'
Stadium: Riazor
Attendance: 25,721
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
6 May 2018 36 Barcelona 2–2 Real Madrid Barcelona
20:45 CEST L. Suárez 10', Yellow card 44'
Messi Yellow card 45', 52'
Roberto Red card 45+3'
Rakitić Yellow card 85'
Report Nacho Yellow card 12'
Ronaldo 15'
Varane Yellow card 31'
Ramos Yellow card 44'
Bale 72', Yellow card 76'
Marcelo Yellow card 77'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 97,939
Referee: Hernández Hernández (Las Palmas)
9 May 2018 34 Barcelona 5–1 Villarreal Barcelona
20:00 CEST Coutinho 11'
Paulinho 16'
Messi 45'
Dembélé 87', 90+3'
Report Ruiz Yellow card 44'
Sansone 54'
Fuego Yellow card 72'
Mario Gaspar Yellow card 82'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 54,743
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Region of Murcia)
13 May 2018 37 Levante 5–4 Barcelona Valencia
20:45 CEST Boateng 9', 30', 49', Yellow card 37'
Bardhi Yellow card 22', 46', 56'
Coke Yellow card 62'
Campaña Yellow card 70'
Lerma Yellow card 88'
Pazzini Yellow card 90+3'
Report Vermaelen Yellow card 20'
Coutinho 38', 59', 64'
Busquets Yellow card 65'
L. Suárez 71' (pen.), Yellow card 88'
D. Suárez Yellow card 89'
Piqué Yellow card 90+3'
Mina Yellow card 90+4'
Stadium: Ciutat de València
Attendance: 22,384
Referee: Melero López (Andalusia)
20 May 2018 38 Barcelona 1–0 Real Sociedad Barcelona
20:45 CEST L. Suárez Yellow card 43'
Coutinho 57'
Alba Yellow card 72'
Rakitić Yellow card 75'
Report Navas Yellow card 42'
Januzaj Yellow card 53'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 84,168
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

24 October 2017 First leg Real Murcia 0–3 Barcelona Murcia
21:30 CEST Mengoud Yellow card 49' Report Alcácer 44'
Deulofeu 52'
Arnaiz 56'
Stadium: Nueva Condomina
Attendance: 16,127
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (Andalusia)
29 November 2017 Second leg Barcelona 5–0
(8–0 agg.)
Real Murcia Barcelona
19:30 CET Alcácer 16'
Piqué 56'
Vidal 60'
D. Suárez 74'
Arnaiz 79'
Report Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 68,775
Referee: Alberola Rojas (Castilla-La Mancha)

Round of 16[edit]

4 January 2018 First leg Celta Vigo 1–1 Barcelona Vigo
19:30 CET Fontàs Yellow card 26'
Sisto 31'
Report Arnaiz 15'
Gomes Yellow card 64'
Stadium: Balaídos
Attendance: 21,338
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Valencia)
11 January 2018 Second leg Barcelona 5–0
(6–1 agg.)
Celta Vigo Barcelona
21:30 CET Messi 13', 15'
Alba 28'
L. Suárez 31'
Rakitić 87'
Report Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 59,009
Referee: Hernández Hernández (Las Palmas)

Quarter-finals[edit]

17 January 2018 First leg Espanyol 1–0 Barcelona Cornellà de Llobregat
21:00 CET Aarón Yellow card 43'
Gerard Yellow card 61'
V. Sánchez Yellow card 86'
Melendo 88'
Da. López Yellow card 90+1'
Report Aleñá Yellow card 45'
Alba Yellow card 55'
Messi soccer ball with red X 62'
Rakitić Yellow card 82'
Vermaelen Yellow card 84'
L. Suárez Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Attendance: 23,323
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
25 January 2018 Second leg Barcelona 2–0
(2–1 agg.)
Espanyol Barcelona
21:30 CET L. Suárez Yellow card 8', 9'
Messi 25', Yellow card 27'
Alba Yellow card 38'
Paulinho Yellow card 82'
Report Hermoso Yellow card 19'
Granero Yellow card 60'
García Yellow card 72'
Naldo Yellow card 77'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 79,774
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Community)

Semi-finals[edit]

1 February 2018 First leg Barcelona 1–0 Valencia Barcelona
21:30 CET Roberto Yellow card 35'
L. Suárez 67'
Report Pereira Yellow card 40'
Vietto Yellow card 51'
Soler Yellow card 53'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 50,959
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
8 February 2018 Second leg Valencia 0–2
(0–3 agg.)
Barcelona Valencia
21:30 CET Rodrigo Yellow card 34'
Zaza Yellow card 75'
Parejo Yellow card 90+1'
Report Coutinho 49'
Rakitić 82'
Stadium: Mestalla
Attendance: 43,335
Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Navarre)

Final[edit]

21 April 2018 Final Sevilla 0–5 Barcelona Madrid
21:30 CEST Mercado Yellow card 34'
Escudero Yellow card 38'
Vázquez Yellow card 74'
Report L. Suárez 14', 40'
Messi 31'
Iniesta 52', Yellow card 67'
Coutinho 69' (pen.)
Busquets Yellow card 74'
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano
Attendance: 67,500
Referee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura)

Supercopa de España[edit]

13 August 2017 (2017-08-13) First leg Barcelona 1–3 Real Madrid Barcelona
22:00 CEST Piqué Yellow card 27'
Messi Yellow card 40', 77' (pen.)
Busquets Yellow card 57'
Report Casemiro Yellow card 19'
Bale Yellow card 41'
Carvajal Yellow card 41'
Piqué 50' (o.g.)
Marcelo Yellow card 76'
Ronaldo 80', Yellow card 80' Yellow-red card 82'
Asensio 90'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 89,514
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
16 August 2017 (2017-08-16) Second leg Real Madrid 2–0
(5–1 agg.)
Barcelona Madrid
23:00 CEST Asensio 4'
Benzema 39'
Report L. Suárez Yellow card 89'
Mascherano Yellow card 90+3'
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance: 75,167
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Murcia)

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR JUV SPO OLY
1 Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 9 1 +8 14 Advance to knockout phase 3–0 2–0 3–1
2 Italy Juventus 6 3 2 1 7 5 +2 11 0–0 2–1 2–0
3 Portugal Sporting CP 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1 7 Transfer to Europa League 0–1 1–1 3–1
4 Greece Olympiacos 6 0 1 5 4 13 −9 1 0–0 0–2 2–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
12 September 2017 1 Barcelona Spain 3–0 Italy Juventus Barcelona, Spain
20:45 CEST Semedo Yellow card 35'
Messi 45', 69', Yellow card 54'
Rakitić 56'
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Bentancur Yellow card 25'
Barzagli Yellow card 61'
Pjanić Yellow card 75'
Caligara Yellow card 89'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 78,656
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
27 September 2017 2 Sporting CP Portugal 0–1 Spain Barcelona Lisbon, Portugal
20:45 CEST Martins Yellow card 6'
Coentrão Yellow card 26'
Doumbia Yellow card 40'
Acuña Yellow card 48'
Piccini Yellow card 53'
Coates Yellow card 58'
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Coates 49' (o.g.)
Semedo Yellow card 69'
Vidal Yellow card 90+2'
Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Attendance: 48,575
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
18 October 2017 3 Barcelona Spain 3–1 Greece Olympiacos Barcelona, Spain
20:45 CEST Piqué Yellow card 11' Yellow-red card 42'
Nikolaou 18' (o.g.)
Messi 61'
Digne 64'
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Romao Yellow card 30'
Nikolaou Yellow card 60', 90'
Elabdellaoui Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 55,026
Referee: William Collum (Scotland)
31 October 2017 4 Olympiacos Greece 0–0 Spain Barcelona Piraeus, Greece
19:45 EET Tachtsidis Yellow card 36'
Engels Yellow card 58'
Figueiras Yellow card 88'
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Roberto Yellow card 42'
Gomes Yellow card 77'
Stadium: Karaiskakis Stadium
Attendance: 31,600
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
22 November 2017 5 Juventus Italy 0–0 Spain Barcelona Turin, Italy
20:45 CET Pjanić Yellow card 21'
Alex Sandro Yellow card 72'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Paulinho Yellow card 30'
Digne Yellow card 87'
Piqué Yellow card 90+1'
Stadium: Allianz Stadium
Attendance: 40,876
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
5 December 2017 6 Barcelona Spain 2–0 Portugal Sporting CP Barcelona, Spain
20:45 CET Semedo Yellow card 35'
Alcácer 59'
Mathieu 90+1' (o.g.)
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A. Ruiz Yellow card 30' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 48,336
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
20 February 2018 First leg Chelsea England 1–1 Spain Barcelona London, England
19:45 GMT Willian 62'
Rüdiger Yellow card 80'
Morata Yellow card 86'
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Rakitić Yellow card 29'
Messi 75'
L. Suárez Yellow card 76'
Busquets Yellow card 90'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,741
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
14 March 2018 Second leg Barcelona Spain 3–0
(4–1 agg.)
England Chelsea Barcelona, Spain
20:45 CET Messi 3', 63'
Dembélé 20'
Roberto Yellow card 22'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Willian Yellow card 45'
Giroud Yellow card 49'
Alonso Yellow card 75'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 97,183
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Quarter-finals[edit]
4 April 2018 First leg Barcelona Spain 4–1 Italy Roma Barcelona, Spain
20:45 CEST De Rossi 38' (o.g.)
Manolas 55' (o.g.)
Piqué 59'
L. Suárez 87'
UEFA Report
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Kolarov Yellow card 44'
Džeko 80'
Strootman Yellow card 88'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 90,106
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
10 April 2018 Second leg Roma Italy 3–0
(4 (a) –4 agg.)
Spain Barcelona Rome, Italy
20:45 CEST Džeko 6'
Fazio Yellow card 38'
Juan Jesus Yellow card 44'
De Rossi 58' (pen.)
Manolas 82'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Piqué Yellow card 57'
Messi Yellow card 62'
L. Suárez Yellow card 72'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 56,580
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)

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Notes
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