2018–19 FC Barcelona season

The 2018–19 season was Futbol Club Barcelona's 119th season in existence and the club's 88th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. Barcelona was involved in four competitions after winning the double of La Liga and Copa del Rey in the previous season.

Barcelona
2018–19 season
PresidentJosep Maria Bartomeu
Head CoachErnesto Valverde
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyRunners-up
Supercopa de EspañaWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Lionel Messi (36)

All:
Lionel Messi (51)
Highest home attendance98,299 vs Liverpool
(1 May 2019)[1]
Lowest home attendance42,838 vs Levante
(17 January 2019)[1]
Average home league attendance76,104[1]

The season was the first since 2001–02 season without former captain Andrés Iniesta, who departed to join Vissel Kobe.

Season overviewEdit

JuneEdit

On 3 June, Barcelona and defender Samuel Umtiti reached an agreement to extend the player's contract for a further five seasons through to 2022–23 with a release clause of €500 million.[2]

On 11 June, Barcelona reached an agreement with Watford for the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu for €13 million plus €4 million in variables. Barcelona will also receive a percentage of any future transfer fee.[3]

JulyEdit

On 8 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande for the loan transfer of Paulinho for one season, with a subsequent purchase option for the Chinese club.[4]

On 9 July, Barcelona and Grêmio finalized the transfer of Arthur following the agreement the two clubs reached in March for a transfer fee of €31 million plus €9 million in variables. The player will sign a contract for the next six seasons and the buyout clause is set at €400 million.[5]

On 12 July, Barcelona announced that they had paid the buyout clause for Clément Lenglet which stood at €35.9 million. The player, who joined from Sevilla, signed a contract with the club for the next five seasons and the buyout clause is set at €300 million.[6]

On 23 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Sivasspor for the loan transfer of Douglas for one season.[7]

On 23 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Deportivo La Coruña for the loan transfer of Adrián Ortolá for one season, with a subsequent purchase option for the A Coruña club.[8]

On 24 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Bordeaux for the transfer of Malcom for a transfer fee of €41 million plus €1 million in variables. The player signed a contract for the next five seasons until the end of 2022–23.[9]

AugustEdit

On 1 August, Barcelona and Everton reached an agreement for the transfer of Lucas Digne to the English club for an initial fee of €20.2 million and €1.5 million in variables.[10]

On 3 August, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Arturo Vidal to the Catalan club for the next three seasons for a fee of €18 million.[11]

On 4 August, Barcelona and Sevilla reached an agreement for the transfer of Aleix Vidal to the Andalusian club for a transfer fee of €8.5 million, plus €2 million in variables.[12]

On 9 August, Barcelona and Everton reached an agreement for the transfer of Yerry Mina for a fee of €30.25 million with an additional €1.5 million in variables. Barcelona also negotiated a buy-back clause in the transfer.[13] Additionally, André Gomes was loaned to Everton for the 2018–19 season. The English club agreed to pay a fee of €2.25 million for the single season.[14]

On 12 August, Barcelona defeated Sevilla 1–2 in the Spanish Super Cup at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Morocco; goals from Gerard Piqué and Ousmane Dembélé handed the Catalans their 13th Supercopa de España title. The trophy was the first won under the captaincy of Lionel Messi, who also claimed his record-breaking 33rd trophy with the club. Additionally, the match saw official debuts from Arthur, Lenglet, and Arturo Vidal.[15]

On 16 August, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Marlon to the Italian club Sassuolo for an initial fee of €6 million, including a buy-back clause for the Catalans. Barcelona will receive additional €6 million if Marlon makes 50 appearances for Sassuolo. If he would be sold before that, Barcelona will receive 50% of the future transfer fee.[16]

On 18 August, Barcelona defeated Alavés 3–0 with two goals from Messi, including the 6,000th La Liga goal in the club's history, and one from Coutinho to secure Barça an opening day victory for a tenth successive season.[17]

On 25 August, Barcelona defeated Real Valladolid 0–1, Barça made it two wins out of two thanks to a goal from Dembélé. The match also saw an official debut from Malcom.[18]

SeptemberEdit

On 2 September, Barcelona demolished newly promoted Huesca 8–2. A sensational Messi who scored 2 goals had the chance to get his hat-trick with a final minute penalty, but chose to be generous and gave the chance to Suárez who scored his 2nd goal of the game. Dembélé, Ivan Rakitić, Jordi Alba were also on the scoresheet, along with an own goal from Jorge Pulido.[19]

On 15 September, Barcelona defeated Real Sociedad 1–2. Despite trailing at half time, goals from Suárez and Dembélé turned things around to make it four wins out of four in La Liga.[20]

On 18 September, Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 4–0 in their first Champions League game of the season. Another great performance of Messi as he managed his record-breaking 8th Champions League hat-trick and Dembélé notched the remaining goal from a solo effort to complete another victory for the Blaugrana side.[21]

On 23 September, Barcelona draw Girona 2–2. Sending off for Lenglet hinders home side, Messi and Piqué found the net for the Blaugrana.[22]

On 26 September, Barcelona lost to Leganés 2–1. Coutinho's opener counts for nothing as top against bottom clash took unexpected twist with two goals in a minute.[23]

On 29 September, Barcelona draw Athletic Bilbao 1–1. Substitutes Messi and Munir came to the rescue to salvage a draw at Camp Nou after Basques had taken 41st-minute lead[24]

OctoberEdit

On 3 October, Barcelona defeated Tottenham 2–4, with some major changes in the starting eleven introducing Arthur as a starter for the first time in midfield, the benching of Dembele and putting Coutinho back in attack with Messi and Suarez. Valverde's men secured an important victory in a classic, end-to-end match in London to maintain their perfect start in the Champions League group stage.[25]

On 7 October, Barcelona drew with Valencia CF 1-1. Messi scored a beautiful equaliser after an early opener from Garay to earn the blaugranes a share of the spoils at Mestalla.[26]

On 20 October, Barcelona defeated Sevilla 4-2. Four goals and a sensational performance by Ter Stegen allowed Barça to snatch first place back from the leaders on a night that Leo Messi went off injured.[27]

On 24 October, Barcelona defeated Inter Milan 2-0. Rafinha and Jordi Alba's superb goals left the Catalans flying high in Champions League Group B with the maximum points at the halfway stage.[28]

On 28 October, in the first El Clásico of the season, and the first since 2007 not to feature Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 5–1 at the Camp Nou, with Luis Suárez scoring a hat-trick.[29]

NovemberEdit

On 3 November, Barca defeated Rayo Vallecano 2-3, two goals from Suárez and another from Ousmane Dembélé earned the Blaugranes a late win at Vallecas.[30]

On 6 November, Barca draw Inter Milan 1-1, Malcom's 1st goal was not enough at the Giuseppe Meazza after the equalizing goal of Icardi, but Barça still made the knockout stages with two games in hand.[31]

On 11 November, Barca lost 3-4 to Betis, The Andalusians spoiled Messi's return to action who scored 2 goals, with a shock victory in a dramatic encounter at the Camp Nou seeing Rakitic being sent off after picking his 2nd yellow card .[32]

On 24 November, Barca draw Atlético Madrid 1-1, Diego Costa's late header at the Wanda Metropolitano was cancelled out by Ousmane Dembélé after a brilliant pass of Messi in the final minute of normal time.in addition both Sergi Roberto and rafinha got injured after the game against Atlético [33]

On 28 November, Barca defeated PSV Eindhoven 1-2, Goals from a sensational Messi and Piqué clinched the points that ensure top spot in Champions League Group B with a game in hand.[34]

DecemberEdit

On 2 December, Barcelona defeated Villarreal 2-0 with goals from Gerard Piqué and Carles Aleñá, as well as a great all-round team performance which ensured the win and a clean sheet against worthy opponents.[35]

On 8 December, Barcelona defeated Espanyol 0-4 with two sensational free kicks from Leo Messi, plus goals from Dembélé and Luis Suárez which brought derby delight and another week at the top of the table.[36]

On 11 December, Barcelona drew 1-1 with Tottenham producing a magnificent performance as Dembélé scored Barça's only goal.[37]

On 16 December, Barcelona defeated Levante 0-5 playing sensational football which saw them power their way to victory in Valencia. Leo Messi scored yet another hat-trick with Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué scoring the other goals.[38]

On 20 December, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Valencia for the transfer of Jeison Murillo on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The agreement includes a purchase option worth €25m.[39]

On 22 December, Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo 2-0 with goals from Leo Messi and Ousmane Dembele. The win ensured Barca remained on top of the table, three points ahead of Atletico Madrid, heading into the winter break.[40]

JanuaryEdit

On 6 January, Barcelona defeated Getafe 1-2, goals from a sensational Leo Messi and a volley from Luis Suárez overcame a tough opponent and put the Barcelona five points clear at the top of the Liga table.[41]

On 10 January, Barcelona lost to Levante 2-1 in Copa del Rey round of 16, Philippe Coutinho converted a penalty five minutes from the end.[42]

On 13 January, Barcelona defeated Eibar 3-0, by 2 goals of Luis Suarez who was on fire with the first goal coming from a brilliant combination with a reborn Philipe Coutinho, the other goal being scored by none other than a sensational Leo Messi, which made it his record 400th La Liga goal.[43][44]

On 17 January, Barcelona defeated Levante 3-0 in Copa del Rey round of 16 return game, by 2 goals of Ousmane Dembele and a goal of Leo Messi, this win made sure Barcelona qualified for the Copa del Rey quarter finals.[45]

On 20 January, Barcelona defeated Leganés 3-1, as the first-place Catalans chew up the 'Cucumber Growers' at Camp Nou.[46]

On 23 January, Barcelona lost to Sevilla 2-0 in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. Juan Sarabia and Ben Yedder scored the goals for Sevilla.[47]

On 23 January, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Frankie De Jong who will be joining the Catalan club from 1 July 2019. The transfer fee is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in variables. The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to 2023/24.[48]

On 27 January, Barcelona won Girona 0-2. Nelson Semedo's first League goal and another Leo Messi special handed Barça all three points.[49]

On 30 January, Barcelona won Sevilla 6-1 in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals 2nd leg. Phil Coutinho nets a brace, while Ivan Rakitic, Sergi Roberto, Luis Suárez and Leo Messi notch a goal each. the victory made sure Barcelona qualified for the semifinals of the Copa del Rey [50]

FebruaryEdit

On 1 February, the announcement was made that Barcelona would face Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, in the second El Clásico of this season.[51]

On 2 February, Barça draw Valencia 2-2, Leo Messi scored twice as first-place Barça battle back from 2-0, first-half deficit to earn a tie and provisionally extend their lead at the top of the table.[52]

On 6 February, Barça draw Real Madrid 1-1, The Catalans and the Madrileños finished all square at Camp Nou in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals; Malcom pulled Barça even after Lucas Vásquez put Los Blancos up early. Making the second leg game at the Bernabeu even more exciting [53]

On 10 February, Barça draw Athletic 0-0, Barça had the possession but without doing too much with it.[54]

On 16 February, Barça won Valladolid 1-0, Barça picked up three vital points in La Liga thanks to a Leo Messi first half penalty. Messi could have doubled the lead with a second penalty given near the end, but the keeper stopped the penalty [55]

On 19 February, Barça draw Lyon 0-0, Barça had 25 shots on goal but no joy with the tie.[56]

On 23 February, Barça won Sevilla 2-4, Lionel Messi's stunning hat-trick against his favourite opponent, and Luis Suarez's late goal secured the points for the Blaugrana who twice went behind.[57]

On 27 February, Barça won Real Madrid 0-3 (1-4 agg), Luis Suárez was the hero as his two goals plus an own goal send a rampant Barça flying into yet another cup final, the 6th Copa Del Rey final in a row for Barca and they are looking to make it their 5th straight victory in a row [58]

MarchEdit

On 2 March, Barça won Real Madrid 0-1, Ivan Rakitic goal secured second win of the week at the Bernabéu.[59] It was four seasons in a row now that Barça have won at Real Madrid in the league, a feat that no other team has ever achieved.[60] FC Barcelona have claimed their 96th win the fixture overtaking Real Madrid for the first time in 87 years.[61]

On 4 March, Barça and Sergi Samper agreed to a contract termination.[62]

On 9 March, Barça won Rayo Vallecano 3-1. Raúl de Tomás scored for the visitors in the 25th minute with an outside of the box shot, Gerard Piqué equalised with a header in the 39th minute, Lionel Messi put Barcelona in the lead with a 51st-minute penalty and Luis Suárez finished off the game with an 82nd minute tap-in.[63]

On 13 March, Barça won Lyon 5-1 (5-1 agg), a magnificent performance from Lionel Messi saw the Argentine grab two of Barça's five goals, and assist in two more for Gerard Piqué and Ousmane Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho completing the scoring.[64] FC Barcelona hold the record in the Champions League for 12 consecutive appearances in the last eight of Europe's top club competition.[65]

On 15 March, it was announced that Barça would face Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.[66]

On 17 March, Barça won Real Betis 1-4. Leo Messi posted yet another legendary hat-trick performance, Luis Suárez added the other, and Barça fly into a ten-point lead in La Liga. Unfortunately the Uruguayan sustained an injury keeping him out of play for 10–15 days.[67]

On the 30th, Barcelona got back to winning ways after the international break, with a 2-0 victory over Espanyol in Derbi barceloní with both goals from Messi.[68]

AprilEdit

A thriller of an encounter against Villarreal on 2 April found Barça grab a point in a 4-4 draw after two late goals from Messi and Suárez.[69]

On 6 April, Barça won against Atlético de Madrid at the Camp Nou 2-0, goals scored by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, a thriller of a match that saw Spanish centre forward Diego Costa being sent off the field after receiving a red card.[70] With that win, Messi became the player with the most wins in La Liga with 335.[71]

On 10 April, Barça won Manchester United 0-1, that was the first victory at Old Trafford via a Luke Shaw own goal.[72]

On 13 April, Barça drew with Huesca 0-0, a much-changed Barcelona gave first team debuts to Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wague.[73]

On 16 April, Barça won Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 agg). An incredible performance by Messi who scored two first-half goals with Coutinho adding a second-half rocket to qualify Barça for their eighth Champions League semi-final in the last 12 seasons.[74]

On 20 April, Barça won against Real Sociedad 2-1, Lenglet's towering first-half header and Alba's second were enough for Barça to take all three points.[75]

On 23 April, Barça won against Alavés 0-2, Aleñá's opener and Suárez's spot-kick were enough to earn all three points against Alavés.[76]

On 27 April, Barça won against Levante 1-0, Substitute Messi fired in the only goal of the game to secure a 26th Liga title with three games in hand, which made it Barça's 8th La Liga title in 11 years.[77]

MayEdit

On 1 May, Barça won 3–0 against Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. Suarez scored the first goal, followed by two goals by Messi, the third a superb freekick from over 30 yards, providing them with a clear advantage going into the away leg on 7 May at Anfield.[78] Messi's second goal saw him reach 600 goals for Barça in 683 matches.[79] On 4 May, Barça lost 2–0 to Celta Vigo in La Liga, with much of the team rested for the second game with Liverpool.[80]

On 7 May, Barca lost 4–0 against Liverpool via goals from Divock Origi (2) and Georginio Wijnaldum (2), with Barca eliminated from the Champions League.

On 19 May, in Barcelona's final La Liga match of the season, Messi scored twice in a 2–2 away draw against Eibar (his 49th and 50th goals of the season in all competitions), which saw him capture his sixth Pichichi Trophy as the league's top scorer, with 36 goals in 34 appearances; with six titles, he equalled Zarra as the player with the most top-scorer awards in La Liga.

On 25 May, Barça lost the Copa Del Rey final to Valencia 1–2. Lionel Messi scored the only Barcelona goal that night. This loss marked the end of the season for FC Barcelona who won two trophies (La liga and Supercopa de España) out of the possible four.

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Squad informationEdit

First team squadEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Marc-André ter Stegen 27 EU 2014 190 0 2022 €12M
2 DF   Nélson Semedo 25 EU 2017 82 1 2021 €30M
3 DF   Gerard Piqué (3rd captain) 32 EU 2008 498 46 2022 €5M Originally from Youth system
4 MF   Ivan Rakitić 31 EU 2014 268 35 2021 €18M
5 MF   Sergio Busquets (vice-captain) 30 EU 2008 536 13 2023 Youth system
6 DF   Jean-Clair Todibo 19 EU 2019 2 0 2023 €1M
7 FW   Philippe Coutinho 26 EU 2018 75 22 2023 €120M Second nationality: Portugal
8 MF   Arthur 22 Non-EU 2018 44 0 2024 €31M
9 FW   Luis Suárez 32 EU 2014 247 177 2021 €81M Second nationality: Italy
10 FW   Lionel Messi (captain) 31 EU 2004 687 603 2024 Youth system Second nationality: Spain
11 FW   Ousmane Dembélé 22 EU 2017 64 18 2021 €105M
12 MF   Rafinha 26 EU 2011 87 12 2020 Youth system Second nationality: Spain
13 GK   Jasper Cillessen 30 EU 2016 32 0 2021 €13M
14 FW   Malcom 22 Non-EU 2018 24 4 2023 €41M
15 DF   Clément Lenglet 24 EU 2018 45 2 2023 €35.9M
17 DF   Jeison Murillo 26 EU 2019 2 0 2019 €2M (loan) Second nationality: Spain
18 DF   Jordi Alba 30 EU 2012 300 15 2024 €14M Originally from Youth system
19 FW   Kevin-Prince Boateng 32 EU 2019 2 0 2019 €1M (loan) Second nationality: Germany
20 MF   Sergi Roberto (4th captain) 27 EU 2010 245 8 2022 Youth system
21 MF   Carles Aleñá 21 EU 2016 34 3 2022 Youth system
22 MF   Arturo Vidal 32 Non-EU 2018 53 3 2021 €18M
23 DF   Samuel Umtiti 25 EU 2016 97 2 2023 €25M
24 DF   Thomas Vermaelen 33 EU 2014 53 1 2019 €15M

From youth squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
27 DF   ESP Juan Miranda
28 MF   ESP Riqui Puig
29 FW   ESP Abel Ruiz
30 GK   ESP Iñaki Peña
31 GK   ESP Jokin Ezkieta
32 MF   ESP Monchu
33 DF   ESP Jorge Cuenca
No. Pos. Nation Player
34 MF   ESP Álex Collado
35 MF   ESP Oriol Busquets
36 DF   ESP Chumi
37 DF   ESP Óscar Mingueza
38 DF   ESP Guillem Jaime
40 DF   SEN Moussa Wagué
43 FW   ESP Carles Pérez

Source:Champions League 2018/19 numbers

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
9 July 2018 MF 8   Arthur   Grêmio €31,000,000[A] [81]
12 July 2018 DF 15   Clément Lenglet   Sevilla €35,900,000 [82]
24 July 2018 FW 14   Malcom   Bordeaux €41,000,000[B] [83]
3 August 2018 MF 22   Arturo Vidal   Bayern Munich Undisclosed[C] [84]
31 January 2019 DF 6   Jean-Clair Todibo   Toulouse €1,000,000[D] [86]
Total €108,900,000
  1. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €40,000,000.
  2. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €42,000,000.
  3. ^ Fee reported as €18,000,000, and may eventually rise to €21,000,000
  4. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €3,000,000.[85]

Transfers outEdit

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
1 July 2018[A] MF 8   Andrés Iniesta   Vissel Kobe Free [87]
1 July 2018[B] FW   Gerard Deulofeu   Watford €13,000,000[C] [88][89]
1 August 2018 DF 19   Lucas Digne   Everton €20,200,000[D] [91]
4 August 2018 DF 22   Aleix Vidal   Sevilla €8,500,000[E] [92][93]
9 August 2018 DF 24   Yerry Mina   Everton €30,250,000[F] [94][95]
16 August 2018 DF   Marlon   Sassuolo €6,000,000[G] [96][97]
11 January 2019 FW 23   Munir   Sevilla €1,050,000 [98][99]
15 January 2019 MF 15   Paulinho   Guangzhou Evergrande Undisclosed[H] [100][101]
1 February 2019[I] FW 17   Paco Alcácer   Borussia Dortmund €23,000,000[J] [102][103]
4 March 2019 MF 16   Sergi Samper   Vissel Kobe Free [104]
Total €102,000,000
  1. ^ Deal agreed 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ Deal agreed 11 June 2018.
  3. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €17,000,000.
  4. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €21,700,000.[90]
  5. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €10,500,000.
  6. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €31,750,000.
  7. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €12,000,000.
  8. ^ Fee reported as €42,000,000.
  9. ^ Deal agreed 11 November 2018.
  10. ^ Fee may eventually rise to €28,000,000.

Loans inEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
20 December 2018 End of season DF 17   Jeison Murillo   Valencia €2,000,000[A] [105]
21 January 2019 End of season FW 19   Kevin-Prince Boateng   Sassuolo €1,000,000[B] [106]
  1. ^ Includes a purchase option worth €25,000,000.
  2. ^ Includes a purchase option worth €8,000,000.

Loans outEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
15 July 2018 End of season[A] MF 15   Paulinho   Guangzhou Evergrande None[B] [107]
23 July 2018 End of season DF   Douglas   Sivasspor None [108]
24 July 2018 End of season GK   Adrián Ortolá   Deportivo La Coruña None[C] [110]
9 August 2018 End of season MF 21   André Gomes   Everton €2,250,000 [111][112]
28 August 2018 End of season[D] FW 17   Paco Alcácer   Borussia Dortmund €2,000,000[E] [114]
31 January 2019 End of season MF 6   Denis Suárez   Arsenal None[F] [116]
  1. ^ Purchase option triggered 15 January 2019.[100]
  2. ^ Includes a purchase option.[100]
  3. ^ Includes a purchase option.[109]
  4. ^ Purchase option triggered 1 February 2019.[102]
  5. ^ Includes a purchase option worth €23,000,000 which may eventually rise to €28,000,000.[113]
  6. ^ Includes a purchase option.[115]

Transfer summaryEdit

Undisclosed fees are not included in the transfer totals.

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

International Champions CupEdit

Barcelona began their 2018–19 pre-season with a tour of the United States in the 2018 International Champions Cup. Barça played against Tottenham Hotspur at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Roma at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington and Milan at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.[117]

28 July 2018 (2018-07-28) ICC Barcelona   2–2
(5–3 p)
  Tottenham Hotspur Pasadena, United States
20:00 PDT Munir   15'
Arthur   29'
Report Son Heung-min   73'
Nkoudou   75'
Stadium: Rose Bowl
Attendance: 66,805
Referee: Kevin Stott (United States)
Penalties
Palencia  
Ruiz  
Monchu  
Puig  
Malcom  
  Son Heung-min
  Davies
  Georgiou
  Sánchez
31 July 2018 (2018-07-31) ICC Barcelona   2–4   Roma Arlington, United States
21:00 CDT Rafinha   6'
Malcom   49'
Report El Shaarawy   35'
Florenzi   78'
Cristante   83'
Perotti   86' (pen.)
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Attendance: 54,726
Referee: José Carlos Rivero (United States)
4 August 2018 (2018-08-04) ICC Milan   1–0   Barcelona Santa Clara, United States
17:00 PDT Silva   90+3' Report Stadium: Levi's Stadium
Attendance: 51,391
Referee: Baldomero Toledo (United States)

Joan Gamper TrophyEdit

The Blaugrana finished their pre-season preparations with the annual Joan Gamper Trophy match against Boca Juniors of Argentina at the Camp Nou on 15 August.[118]

15 August 2018 (2018-08-15) Joan Gamper Trophy Barcelona   3–0   Boca Juniors Barcelona, Spain
18:15 Malcom   18'
Vidal   33'
Messi   39'
Rafinha   67'
Busquets   80'
Report Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 70,089
Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Navarre)

Supercopa de CatalunyaEdit

6 March 2019 Final Barcelona 0–1 Girona Sabadell
18:45 CET Report Stuani   69' (pen.),   86'
Montes   85'
Stadium: Nova Creu Alta
Attendance: 10,722
Referee: Medié Jiménez (Catalonia)

CompetitionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
La Liga 18 August 2018 19 May 2019 Matchday 1 Winners 38 26 9 3 90 36 +54 068.42
Copa del Rey 31 October 2018 25 May 2019 Round of 32 Runners-up 9 5 1 3 20 9 +11 055.56
Supercopa de España 12 August 2018 Final Winners 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
UEFA Champions League 18 September 2018 7 May 2019 Group stage Semi-finals 12 8 3 1 26 10 +16 066.67
Total 60 40 13 7 138 56 +82 066.67

Source: Soccerway

La LigaEdit

Barcelona were the defending champions. On 24 July 2018, the La Liga fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[119]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 26 9 3 90 36 +54 87 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 38 22 10 6 55 29 +26 76
3 Real Madrid 38 21 5 12 63 46 +17 68
4 Valencia 38 15 16 7 51 35 +16 61
5 Getafe 38 15 14 9 48 35 +13 59[a] Qualification for the Europa League group stage[b]
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)[120]
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Getafe finished ahead of Sevilla on head-to-head points: Sevilla 0–2 Getafe, Getafe 3–0 Sevilla.
  2. ^ Since the winners of the 2018–19 Copa del Rey, Valencia, 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 summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 26 9 3 90 36  +54 87 15 3 1 51 17  +34 11 6 2 39 19  +20

Last updated: 19 May 2019 (2019-05-19).
Source: La Liga

Results by roundEdit

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ResultWWWWDLDDWWWLDWWWWWWWWDDWWWWWWDWDWWWLWD
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Updated to match(es) played on 19 May 2019 (2019-05-19). Source: La Liga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

18 August 2018 (2018-08-18) 1 Barcelona 3–0 Alavés Barcelona
22:15 CEST Messi   64'90+2'
Coutinho   83'
Report Torres   10'
Maripán   41'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 52,356
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Murcia)
25 August 2018 (2018-08-25) 2 Valladolid 0–1 Barcelona Valladolid
22:15 CEST Ünal   49' Report Dembélé   57'
Piqué   60'
Stadium: José Zorrilla
Attendance: 22,651
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
2 September 2018 (2018-09-02) 3 Barcelona 8–2 Huesca Barcelona
18:30 CEST Messi   16'61'
Pulido   24' (o.g.)
L. Suárez   39'90+3' (pen.)
Dembélé   48'
Rakitić   52'
Alba   81'
Vidal   88'
Report Hernández   3'
Luisinho   26'
Gallar   42'
Musto   87'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 72,892
Referee: Melero López (Andalusia)
15 September 2018 (2018-09-15) 4 Real Sociedad 1–2 Barcelona San Sebastián
16:15 CEST Elustondo   12'
Illarramendi   43'
Report L. Suárez   63'
Dembélé   66'
Umtiti   87'
Stadium: Anoeta
Attendance: 26,756
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Community of Madrid)
23 September 2018 (2018-09-23) 5 Barcelona 2–2 Girona Barcelona
20:45 CEST Semedo   12'
Arthur   15'
Messi   19'
Lenglet   35'
Piqué   63',   81'
Report Stuani   16',   45'51'
Bernardo   39'
Juanpe   61'
Alcalá   68'
Portu   69'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 76,055
Referee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura)
26 September 2018 (2018-09-26) 6 Leganés 2–1 Barcelona Leganés
20:00 CEST Pérez   40'
Bustinza   49'
El Zhar   52'
Óscar   53'
Nyom   88'
En-Nesyri   90+2'
Report Coutinho   12'
Umtiti   60'
Vermaelen   64'
Stadium: Butarque
Attendance: 11,407
Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Navarre)
29 September 2018 (2018-09-29) 7 Barcelona 1–1 Athletic Bilbao Barcelona
16:15 CEST Rakitić   78'
Munir   84'
Busquets   89'
Messi   90+4'
Report De Marcos   41'
Yeray   48'
Nolaskoain   90'
D. García   90'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 78,015
Referee: Jaime Latre (Aragon)
7 October 2018 (2018-10-07) 8 Valencia 1–1 Barcelona Valencia
20:45 CEST Garay   2'
Carlos Soler   43'
Parejo   58'
Report Messi   23'
L. Suárez   41'
Coutinho   58'
Stadium: Mestalla
Attendance: 46,249
Referee: González González (Castile and León)
20 October 2018 (2018-10-20) 9 Barcelona 4–2 Sevilla Barcelona
20:45 CEST Coutinho   2'
Messi   12'
L. Suárez   63' (pen.)
Rakitić   88'
Report Vaclík   62'
Lenglet   79' (o.g.)
L. Muriel   90+1'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 88,712
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (Valencia)
28 October 2018 (2018-10-28) 10 Barcelona 5–1 Real Madrid Barcelona
16:15 CET Coutinho   11'
L. Suárez   30' (pen.)75'83',   77'
Rakitić   38'
Vidal   87'
Report Nacho   39'
Marcelo   50'
Bale   53'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 93,265
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
4 November 2018 (2018-11-04) 11 Rayo Vallecano 2–3 Barcelona Vallecas
20:45 CET Amat   6'
Pozo   35'
De Tomás   49'
Álvaro   57'
Alberto   89'
Velázquez   90+2'
Report L. Suárez   11'90'
Lenglet   17'
Alba   70'
Dembélé   87'
Stadium: Vallecas
Attendance: 13,875
Referee: Hernández Hernández
11 November 2018 (2018-11-11) 12 Barcelona 3–4 Real Betis Barcelona
16:15 CET Rakitić   44'   81'
Busquets   59'
Messi   68' (pen.)90+2'
Vidal   73',   79'
Report Junior   20'
Guardado   23'
Joaquín   34'
Mandi   69'
Lo Celso   71'
Canales   83'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 83,174
Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Community)
24 November 2018 (2018-11-24) 13 Atlético Madrid 1–1 Barcelona Madrid
20:45 CET Hernandez   39'
Griezmann   48'
Costa   71',   77'
Rodri   86'
Filipe Luís   87'
Report Busquets   29'
Umtiti   71'
Dembélé   90'
Rafinha   90+3'
Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano
Attendance: 67,204
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
2 December 2018 (2018-12-02) 14 Barcelona 2–0 Villarreal Barcelona
18:30 CET Lenglet   18'
Piqué   36'
Alba   69'
Aleñá   87'
Report Víctor Ruiz   11'
Álvaro   26'
P. Fornals   90'
Pedraza   90+1'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 73,003
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero
8 December 2018 (2018-12-08) 15 Espanyol 0–4 Barcelona Barcelona
20:45 CET Vilà   79' Report Messi   17'65'
Dembélé   26'
L. Suárez   45'
Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Attendance: 24,037
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Community of Madrid)
16 December 2018 (2018-12-16) 16 Levante 0–5 Barcelona Valencia
20:45 CET Róber   25'
Jason   59'
Cabaco   76'
Report Dembélé   18'
L. Suárez   34'
Rakitić   36'
Messi   43'47'60'
Alba   45'
Piqué   88'
Stadium: Ciutat de València
Attendance: 23,736
Referee: González González
22 December 2018 (2018-12-22) 17 Barcelona 2–0 Celta Vigo Barcelona
18:30 CET Dembélé   10'
Messi   45'
Report Aspas   45' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 78,686
Referee: Eduardo Prieto
6 January 2019 (2019-01-06) 18 Getafe 1–2 Barcelona Getafe
20:45 CET Foulquier   15'
Mata   43'
Suárez   61'
Cabrera   69'
Maksimović   77'
Report Arthur   12'
Alba   15'
Messi   20'
L. Suárez   39'
Vidal   65'
Stadium: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Attendance: 14,721
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
13 January 2019 (2019-01-13) 19 Barcelona 3–0 Eibar Barcelona
18:30 CET L. Suárez   19'59',   44'
Messi   53'
Piqué   70'
Report Enrich   42' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 71,039
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
20 January 2019 (2019-01-20) 20 Barcelona 3–1 Leganés Barcelona
20:45 CET Busquets   12'
Dembélé   32'
Aleñá   54'
Roberto   60'
L. Suárez   71'
Messi   90+2'
Report Braithwaite   8',   57'
Tarín   22'
Omeruo   30'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 50,670
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
27 January 2019 (2019-01-27) 21 Girona 0–2 Barcelona Girona
16:15 CET Espinosa   29'   51'
Bounou   52'
Juanpe   69'
Stuani   89'
Report Semedo   9'
Lenglet   31'
Vidal   37'
Busquets   43'
Messi   68'
Stadium: Montilivi
Attendance: 14,021
Referee: Pablo González Fuertes
2 February 2019 (2019-02-02) 22 Barcelona 2–2 Valencia Barcelona
18:30 CET Roberto   31'
Messi   39' (pen.)64'
Rakitić   45'
Alba   90+1'
Report Gameiro   24'
Parejo   32' (pen.)
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 76,789
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
10 February 2019 (2019-02-10) 23 Athletic Bilbao 0–0 Barcelona Bilbao
20:45 CET D. García   52'
De Marcos   68'   90+1'
Yeray   90+1'
Report Lenglet   72'
Busquets   78'
Stadium: San Mamés
Attendance: 47,557
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
16 February 2019 (2019-02-16) 24 Barcelona 1–0 Valladolid Barcelona
20:45 CET Messi   43' (pen.),   67' Report Ünal   11'
Anuar   34'
Míchel   70'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 67,435
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
23 February 2019 (2019-02-23) 25 Sevilla 2–4 Barcelona Seville
16:15 CET Navas   22'
Mercado   42'
Rog   49'
Wöber   57'
Vázquez   70'
Kjær   80'
Sarabia   83'
Mesa   90'
Report Messi   26'67'85'
Piqué   38'
L. Suárez   90+3'
Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 40,661
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
2 March 2019 (2019-03-02) 26 Real Madrid 0–1 Barcelona Madrid
20:45 CET Ramos   61'
Asensio   82'
Carvajal   89'
Report Busquets   2'
Rakitić   26'
Lenglet   63'
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance: 78,921
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
9 March 2019 (2019-03-09) 27 Barcelona 3–1 Rayo Vallecano Barcelona
18:30 CET Piqué   38'
Messi   51' (pen.)
Busquets   79'
L. Suárez   82'
Report De Tomás   24'
Velázquez   68'
Imbula   89'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 74,158
Referee: Melero López (Andalusia)
17 March 2019 (2019-03-17) 28 Real Betis 1–4 Barcelona Seville
20:45 CET Guardado   16'
Loren   82'
Report Messi   18'45+2'85'
Lenglet   52'
L. Suárez   63'
Semedo   67'
Stadium: Benito Villamarín
Attendance: 54,172
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Country)
30 March 2019 (2019-03-30) 29 Barcelona 2–0 Espanyol Barcelona
16:15 CET Messi   71'89' Report Sánchez   69'
Granero   73'
Pedrosa   87'
Rosales   90+3'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 92,795
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) 30 Villarreal 4–4 Barcelona Vila-real
21:30 CEST Chukwueze   23'
Álvaro   36'   86'
Funes Mori   45+1'
Toko Ekambi   50'
Iborra   62'
Bacca   80'
Cáseres   90+1'
Report Coutinho   12'
Malcom   16'
Busquets   39'
Lenglet   42'
Vidal   77'
Aleñá   83'
Messi   84',   90'
Roberto   85'
L. Suárez   90+1',   90+3'
Stadium: Estadio de la Cerámica
Attendance: 19,515
Referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández
6 April 2019 (2019-04-06) 31 Barcelona 2–0 Atlético Madrid Barcelona
20:45 CEST Piqué   74'
Lenglet   78'
L. Suárez   85',   86'
Messi   86'
Report Partey   27'
Giménez   28'
Costa   28'
Godín   29'
Saúl   71'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 92,453
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
13 April 2019 (2019-04-13) 32 Huesca 0–0 Barcelona Huesca
12:00 CEST Pulido   90+1' Report Todibo   42'
Wagué   90'
Stadium: El Alcoraz
Attendance: 7,332
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández
20 April 2019 (2019-04-20) 33 Barcelona 2–1 Real Sociedad Barcelona
20:45 CEST Lenglet   45'
Alba   64'
Report Merino   15'
Juanmi   62'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 75,470
Referee: Pablo González Fuertes
23 April 2019 (2019-04-23) 34 Alavés 0–2 Barcelona Vitoria-Gasteiz
21:30 CEST Jony   33'
Navarro   56'
Pina   90+4'
Report Aleñá   54'
L. Suárez   60' (pen.)
Coutinho   76'
Stadium: Mendizorrotza
Attendance: 18,735
Referee: Adrián Cordero Vega
27 April 2019 (2019-04-27) 35 Barcelona 1–0 Levante Barcelona
20:45 CEST Rakitić   14'
Messi   62'
Piqué   70'
Semedo   77'
Busquets   90+1'
Report Rochina   56'
Vezo   58'
Coke   83'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 91,917
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
4 May 2019 (2019-05-04) 36 Celta Vigo 2–0 Barcelona Vigo
20:45 CEST Boufal   31'
Gómez   67'
Aspas   88' (pen.)
Report Vermaelen   14'
Umtiti   29'
Todibo   55'
Prince   72'
Vidal   79'
Stadium: Abanca-Balaídos
Attendance: 22,519
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
12 May 2019 (2019-05-12) 37 Barcelona 2–0 Getafe Barcelona
18:30 CEST Vidal   39',   76'
Arambarri   89' (o.g.)
Report Foulquier   37'
Olivera   52'
Djené   90+3'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 57,088
Referee: González González (Castile and León)
19 May 2019 (2019-05-19) 38 Eibar 2–2 Barcelona Eibar
16:15 CEST Cucurella   20'
Ramis   33'
De Blasis   44',   45'
José Ángel   80'
Escalante   83'
Report Messi   31'32'
Semedo   42'
Alba   83'
Stadium: Ipurua
Attendance: 5,145
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (Andalusia)

Copa del ReyEdit

Barcelona entered the competition as the four-time defending champions, having won consecutive editions in 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18.

Round of 32Edit

31 October 2018 (2018-10-31) First leg Cultural Leonesa 0–1 Barcelona León
21:30 CET S. González   26'
Escalante   53'
Calvo   78'
Palatsí   82'
Ortiz   83'
Garrido   90'
Marcos   90+4'   90+4'
Report Miranda   41'
Lenglet   90+1'
Stadium: Estadio Reino de León
Attendance: 10,873
Referee: Mario Melero López
5 December 2018 (2018-12-05) Second leg Barcelona 4–1
(5–1 agg.)
Cultural Leonesa Barcelona
21:30 CET Munir   18'
D. Suárez   26'70'
Miranda   36'
Malcom   43'
Report Señé   54' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 76,398
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Round of 16Edit

10 January 2019 First leg Levante 2–1 Barcelona Valencia
21:30 CET Cabaco   4',   49'
Mayoral   18',   90+3'
Prcić   41'
Report Murillo   22'
Aleñá   39'
Chumi   43'
Busquets   74'
Coutinho   85' (pen.)
Stadium: Estadi Ciutat de València
Attendance: 17,614
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
17 January 2019 Second leg Barcelona 3–0
(4–2 agg.)
Levante Barcelona
21:30 CET Dembélé   30'31'
Rakitić   43'
Murillo   45'
Messi   54'
Report Postigo   33'
Cabaco   75'
Prcić   84'
Róber   90+2'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 42,838
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez

Quarter-finalsEdit

23 January 2019 First leg Sevilla 2–0 Barcelona Seville
21:30 CET Sarabia   58'
Gómez   74'
Ben Yedder   76'
Report Alba   84' Stadium: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 38,403
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
30 January 2019 Second leg Barcelona 6–1
(6–3 agg.)
Sevilla Barcelona
21:30 CET Coutinho   13' (pen.)53'
L. Suárez   30',   89'
Rakitić   31'
Roberto   54'
Messi   90+2'
Report Mesa   30'
Carriço   34'
Arana   67'
Gómez   72'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 58,050
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez

Semi-finalsEdit

6 February 2019 First leg Barcelona 1–1 Real Madrid Barcelona
21:00 CET Semedo   43'
L. Suárez   56'
Malcom   57'
Alba   58'
Vidal   88'
Report Vázquez   6'
Ramos   10'
Marcelo   57'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 92,008
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
27 February 2019 Second leg Real Madrid 0–3
(1–4 agg.)
Barcelona Madrid
21:00 CET Vázquez   58'
Casemiro   72'
Report L. Suárez   50'73' (pen.)
Busquets   65'
Varane   69' (o.g.)
Semedo   81'
Stadium: Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance: 80,472
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez

FinalEdit

25 May 2019 Final Barcelona 1–2 Valencia Seville
21:00 CEST Busquets   61'
Messi   73'
Vidal   89'
Report Gameiro   21'
Rodrigo   33'
Gayà   53'
Kondogbia   70'
Stadium: Benito Villamarín
Attendance: 53,698
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Supercopa de EspañaEdit

As the winners of the 2017–18 Copa del Rey and 2017–18 La Liga, Barcelona faced the Copa del Rey runners-up, Sevilla, for the season opening Supercopa de España.[121] For the first time in the tournament history, it was a single match hosted in a neutral venue at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier, Morocco.[122]

12 August 2018 (2018-08-12) Final Sevilla 1–2 Barcelona Tangier, Morocco
22:00 CEST Sarabia   9'
Vázquez   24'
Mesa   69'
Vidal   90+4'
Report Busquets   16'
Piqué   42'
Dembélé   78'
Ter Stegen   90'
Lenglet   90+2'
Stadium: Stade Ibn Batouta
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Del Cerro Grande (Community of Madrid)

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

On 30 August, Barcelona were drawn in Group B of the UEFA Champions League alongside Tottenham Hotspur from Premier League, PSV Eindhoven from Eredivise and Internazionale from Serie A.[123] After topping Group B, Barcelona advanced to knockout phase as a seeded team, and were drawn against Lyon from Ligue 1 in the round of 16.[124] In the draw for the quarter-finals, Barcelona were drawn against Premier League side Manchester United, and in the draw for the semi-finals, against the winner of the tie between Liverpool and Porto, if Barcelona advance to a further round. Originally, the quarter-finals match was scheduled to be played with the first leg at Camp Nou and the second leg at Old Trafford, but the order of the two legs was reversed to avoid Manchester United and Manchester City from playing home on the same night or on consecutive nights.[125]

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Barcelona 6 4 2 0 14 5 +9 14 Advance to knockout phase
2   Tottenham Hotspur 6 2 2 2 9 10 −1 8[a]
3   Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 6 7 −1 8[a] Transfer to Europa League
4   PSV Eindhoven 6 0 2 4 6 13 −7 2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head away goals: Tottenham Hotspur 1, Inter Milan 0.
18 September 2018 (2018-09-18) 1 Barcelona   4–0   PSV Eindhoven Barcelona, Spain
18:55 CEST Messi   31'77'87'
Umtiti   55'   79'
Dembélé   74'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Viergever   30'
De Jong   57'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 73,462
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
3 October 2018 (2018-10-03) 2 Tottenham Hotspur   2–4   Barcelona London, England
21:00 BST Aiderweireld   14'
Wanyama   41'
Lamela   43',   66'
Kane   52',   74'
Dier   90+3'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Coutinho   2'
Rakitić   28'
Messi   56'90'
Arthur   59'
Busquets   71'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 82,137
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
24 October 2018 3 Barcelona   2–0   Internazionale Barcelona, Spain
21:00 CEST Rafinha   32'
L. Suárez   62'
Alba   83'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Brozović   73'
Škriniar   74'
Martínez   85'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 86,290
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (Romania)
6 November 2018 4 Internazionale   1–1   Barcelona Milan, Italy
21:00 CET Brozović   84'
Icardi   87'
Perišić   88'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Rakitić   43'
Malcom   83'
Stadium: San Siro
Attendance: 70,915
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
28 November 2018 (2018-11-28) 5 PSV Eindhoven   1–2   Barcelona Eindhoven, Netherlands
21:00 CET Hendrix   25'
De Jong   83',   84'
Gutiérrez   83'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Messi   61'
Piqué   70',   90+3'
Alba   86'
Stadium: Philips Stadion
Attendance: 34,600
Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
11 December 2018 (2018-12-11) 6 Barcelona   1–1   Tottenham Hotspur Barcelona, Spain
21:00 CET Dembélé   7'
Semedo   68'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Walker-Peters   15'
Lucas   85'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 69,961
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
19 February 2019 First leg Lyon   0–0   Barcelona Décines-Charpieu, France
21:00 CET Aouar   3'
Dubois   33'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Roberto   80'
Semedo   88'
Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Attendance: 57,889
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
13 March 2019 Second leg Barcelona   5–1
(5–1 agg.)
  Lyon Barcelona, Spain
21:00 CET Messi   18' (pen.)78'
Coutinho   31'
Lenglet   49'
Piqué   81'
Dembélé   86'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Marçal   33'
Dembélé   45+4'
Tousart   58'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 92,346
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Quarter-finalsEdit
10 April 2019 First leg Manchester United   0–1   Barcelona Greater Manchester, England
20:00 BST Shaw   19'
Lingard   76'
Smalling   85'
UEFA Report
Club Report
Shaw   12' (o.g.)
Busquets   17'
Vidal   71'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,093
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
16 April 2019 Second leg Barcelona   3–0
(4–0 agg.)
  Manchester United Barcelona, Spain
21:00 CEST Messi   16'20'
Coutinho   61'
L. Suárez   77'
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Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 96,708
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Semi-finalsEdit
1 May 2019 First leg Barcelona   3–0   Liverpool Barcelona, Spain
21:00 CEST L. Suárez   26',   81'
Lenglet   39'
Messi   75'82'
Alba   86'
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Fabinho   81' Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 98,299
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
7 May 2019 Second leg Liverpool   4–0
(4–3 agg.)
  Barcelona Liverpool, England
20:00 BST Origi   7'79'
Fabinho   11'
Wijnaldum   54'56'
Matip   66'
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Busquets   45+1'
Rakitić   53'
Semedo   75'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 55,212
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

StatisticsEdit

Squad appearances and goalsEdit

Last updated on 19 May 2019.
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   GER Marc-André ter Stegen 49 0 35 0 11 0 2 0 1 0
13 GK   NED Jasper Cillessen 11 0 3 0 1 0 7 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF   POR Nélson Semedo 41 1 20+6 1 5 0 8+1 0 1 0
3 DF   ESP Gerard Piqué 52 7 35 4 11 2 5 0 1 1
6 DF   FRA Jean-Clair Todibo 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF   FRA Clément Lenglet 44 2 22+1 1 11+1 0 5+3 1 1 0
17 DF   COL Jeison Murillo 4 0 1+1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 DF   ESP Jordi Alba 54 3 32+4 2 11 1 5+1 0 1 0
23 DF   FRA Samuel Umtiti 15 0 13+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF   BEL Thomas Vermaelen 12 0 7+2 0 1+1 0 1 0 0 0
27 DF   ESP Juan Miranda 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
33 DF   ESP Jorge Cuenca 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 DF   ESP Juan Brandáriz 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
40 DF   SEN Moussa Wagué 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
4 MF   CRO Ivan Rakitić 54 5 29+5 3 12 1 7 1 0+1 0
5 MF   ESP Sergio Busquets 54 0 30+5 0 11+1 0 5+1 0 1 0
8 MF   BRA Arthur 44 0 19+8 0 7+2 0 5+2 0 1 0
12 MF   BRA Rafinha 8 1 3+2 0 1+1 1 0 0 1 0
20 MF   ESP Sergi Roberto 44 1 23+6 0 8+1 0 4+2 1 0 0
21 MF   ESP Carles Aleñá 27 2 6+11 2 1+2 0 3+4 0 0 0
22 MF   CHI Arturo Vidal 53 3 22+11 3 3+8 0 4+4 0 0+1 0
28 MF   ESP Riqui Puig 3 0 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
34 MF   ESP Álex Collado 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF   ESP Oriol Busquets 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 MF   ESP Carles Pérez 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
7 FW   BRA Philippe Coutinho 54 11 22+12 5 11+1 3 5+2 3 0+1 0
9 FW   URU Luis Suárez 49 25 31+2 21 10 1 3+2 3 1 0
10 FW   ARG Lionel Messi 50 51 29+5 36 9+1 12 4+1 3 1 0
11 FW   FRA Ousmane Dembélé 42 14 20+9 8 5+3 3 4 2 1 1
14 FW   BRA Malcom 24 4 6+9 1 0+3 1 6 2 0 0
19 FW   GHA Kevin-Prince Boateng 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 FW   ESP Abel Ruiz 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who have made an appearance this season but have left the club
6 MF   ESP Denis Suárez 8 2 0+2 0 0+2 0 2+2 2 0 0
16 MF   ESP Sergi Samper 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
19 FW   ESP Munir 11 2 1+6 1 1+1 0 2 1 0 0

Squad statisticsEdit

League Europe Cup Others Total
Games played 38 12 9 1 60
Games won 26 8 5 1 40
Games drawn 9 3 1 0 13
Games lost 3 1 3 0 7
Goals scored 90 26 20 2 138
Goals conceded 36 10 9 1 56
Goal difference 54 16 11 1 82
Clean sheets 17 6 3 0 26
Goal by Substitute 8 2 1 0 11
Total shots
Shots on target
Corners
Players used
Offsides
Fouls suffered
Fouls committed
Yellow cards 70 19 18 3 110
Red cards 2 1 0 0 3

GoalscorersEdit

No. Pos. Nation Name La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total
10 FW   Messi 36 12 3 0 51
9 FW   Suárez 21 1 0 25
11 FW   O. Dembélé 8 3 2 1 14
7 FW   Coutinho 5 3 3 0 11
3 DF   Piqué 4 2 0 1 7
4 MF   I. Rakitić 3 1 1 0 5
14 FW   Malcom 1 1 2 0 4
18 DF   Jordi Alba 2 1 0 0 3
22 MF   Vidal 3 0 0 0 3
15 DF   Lenglet 1 0 1 0 2
21 MF   Aleñá 2 0 0 0 2
2 DF   N. Semedo 1 0 0 0 1
12 MF   Rafinha 0 1 0 0 1
20 MF   S. Roberto 0 0 1 0 1
6 MF   Denis Suárez 0 0 2 0 2
19 FW   Munir 1 0 1 0 2
Own goals 2 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 90 26 20 2 138

As of match played 25 May 2019.[126]

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Against Result Date Competition Ref
  Lionel Messi   PSV Eindhoven 4–0 (H) 18 September 2018 UEFA Champions League [127]
  Luis Suárez   Real Madrid 5–1 (H) 28 October 2018 La Liga [128]
  Lionel Messi   Levante 5–0 (A) 16 December 2018 La Liga [129]
  Lionel Messi   Sevilla 4–2 (A) 23 February 2019 La Liga
  Lionel Messi   Real Betis 4–1 (A) 17 March 2019 La Liga

(H) – Home; (A) – Away

Clean sheetsEdit

No. Name La Liga Copa del Rey Champions League Supercopa de España Total
1   Ter Stegen 15 1 5 0 21
13   Cillessen 0 2 0 0 2
Total 15 3 5 0 23

As of match played 7 April 2019.

Disciplinary recordEdit

N P Nat. Name La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Supercopa de España Total Notes
                             
1 GK   Ter Stegen 1 1
2 DF   N. Semedo 4 2 2 8
3 DF   Piqué 6 1 7
4 MF   I. Rakitić 6 1 1 1 8 1
5 MF   Sergio 10 2 2 1 15
6 MF   Todibo 2 2
7 FW   Coutinho 2 2
8 MF   Arthur 2 1 3
9 FW   Suárez 5 3 2 10
10 FW   Messi 3 3
11 FW   O. Dembelé 1 1
12 MF   Rafinha 1 1
15 DF   Lenglet 8 1 2 1 11 1
17 DF   Murillo 2 2
18 DF   Jordi Alba 5 2 2 9
19 DF   Prince 1 1
20 MF   S. Roberto 3 1 4
21 FW   Aleñá 2 1 3
22 MF   Vidal 6 1 1 8
23 DF   Umtiti 4 1 4 1
24 DF   Vermaelen 2 2
27 DF   Miranda 2 2
36 DF   Chumi 1 1
40 MF   Wagué 1 1

Last updated: 4 May 2019
Source: ESPNFC.com, FCBarcelona.com
Ordered by  ,   and  
  = Number of bookings;   = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card;   = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Injury recordEdit

N P Nat. Name Type Status Source Match Inj. Date Ret. Date
13 GK   Cillessen intercostal muscle sprain   FCB.com in training 22 August 2018 2 September 2018
14 FW   Malcom right ankle injury   FCB.com in training 3 September 2018 24 September 2018
23 DF   Umtiti right knee injury   FCB.com in training 28 September 2018 11 November 2018
20 MF   S. Roberto pulled rectus femoris muscle in right thigh   FCB.com vs Athletic Bilbao 29 September 2018 20 October 2018
24 DF   Vermaelen biceps femoris injury in the right leg   FCB.com vs Switzerland with Belgium 12 October 2018 5 December 2018
10 FW   Messi fracture of the radial bone in the right arm   FCB.com vs Sevilla 20 October 2018 9 November 2018
16 MF   Samper right soleus injury   FCB.com vs Cultural Leonesa 31 October 2018 19 January 2019
7 FW   Coutinho small rupture in the biceps femoris of the left leg