Bartomeu's departure follows mounting pressure from fans and his public falling-out with Lionel Messi and helps avoiding a vote of no confidence, which had been triggered after over 20,000 Barcelona members signed a petition for him to be removed.
Real Madrid's second consecutive defeat comes ahead of Saturday's Clasico and at the hands of Ukrainian champions Shakhtar, who were without 10 first-team players and nine members of staff due to coronavirus infections.
The 33-year-old great has been in open conflict with FC Barcelona but it had no detrimental effect on his form as his 13th minute penalty was the difference in a tight encounter.
The Uruguay striker, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, leaves the club having won the Champions League, four La Liga titles and four Copa del Rey trophies.
Lionel Messi has announced that he will stay at Barcelona, insisting he could never go to court against "the club of his life."
Messi failed to turn up for pre-season training as talks with Messi’s father, who is also his agent, are expected this week in Barcelona,.
After dozens of titles, hundreds of goals and countless records, Lionel Messi's spectacular career at Barcelona could be coming to an abrupt end.
Judge Gustavo Amarilla also released Ronaldinho's brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, who likewise had been held for a month in jail and another four months under house arrest in a hotel in Paraguay's capital, Asuncion, for the same charge.
Bayern’s stunning start to the standout quarterfinal between the only past champions in the last eight saw Thomas Müller score twice and Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry add on in the first half-hour.
An impressive victory for FC Bareclona reduces the gap back to four points behind Real Madrid, who earlier ground out another 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.
The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home, a formidable lead with five games left.
Casemiro’s decider goal and some flawless defending were all Madrid needed to win and move ahead of Barcelona by two points at the top of the Spanish league's table.
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