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Copa de Ray: Barcelona’s Squad to Face Cornella Confirmed
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Copa de Ray: Barcelona’s Squad to Face Cornella Confirmed

Barcelona’s squad to face Cornella in tonight’s Spanish Super Cup final has been released. Barcelona manager, RonaldKoeman, has called up 20 players to tackle Cornella at Camp Municipal de Cornella. Barcelona head to the game after losing 3-2 to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final last Sunday. Barcelona’s squad against Cornella:   Marc-André ter Stegen, Neto, Ronald Araujo, Sergio, Antoine Griezmann, Miralem Pjanic, Martin Braithwaite, Ousmane Dembélé, Riqui Puig, Clément Lenglet, Pedri, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Francisco Trincão, Matheus Fernandes, Ilaix Moriba, O. Mingueza, Collardo, Arnau Tenas and Konrad De La Fuente. The kick-off time for Cornella vs Barcelona is 9 pm.
Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Beats Rayo Vallecano 7-0
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Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Beats Rayo Vallecano 7-0

Asisat Oshoala scored a brace yesterday and unveiled a T-shirt dedicated to her step-mother who died recently as Barcelona defeated Rayo Vallecano 7-0 at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona. This was one of the league leader's games in hand. There was a minute silence before the match in honour of Oshoala's step-mother. Barca dominated from the beginning with Mariona testing the Rayo keeper in the 2nd minute. Jenni Hermoso gave Barca the lead in the 4th minute after what looked like a ping pong game in the Rayo area  . The ball bounced between several Barcelona players in the crowded Rayo Vallecano 6 yard box before Hermoso stabbed it into the goal. Aitana doubled the lead in the 11th minute and then Oshoala extended it in the 15th minute. Deadly winger Caroline Graha...
Lionel Messi sent off as Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao
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Lionel Messi sent off as Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao

  Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his Barcelona career as they were beaten 3-2 by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday. Messi, in his 753rd appearance for Barca, swung at Asier Villalibre in the final seconds of extra time - an incident spotted by the VAR. Barca led twice through Antoine Griezmann but Oscar de Marcos and Villalibre, in the final minute, scored as Athletic replied each time. Inaki Williams scored a fine winner. The game in Seville was set to be remembered as an entertaining encounter - and for Athletic's second trophy since 1985 - until the late drama. Messi lashed out at goalscorer Villalibre off the ball in the 120th minute. The referee missed the clash at the time before viewing it on the VAR screen and dismissing M...
Lionel Messi Sent-off For The First Time In His Barcelona Career
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Lionel Messi Sent-off For The First Time In His Barcelona Career

Barcelona suffered a shock 3-2 Supercopa de Espana final defeat to Athletic Bilbao in a match that saw Lionel Messi sent off late on. Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career after Inaki Williams scored a sublime goal that gave Athletic Bilbao a shock 3-2 win in the Supercopa de Espana final. The Catalan giants were on the brink of a record-extending 13th triumph in the competition after Antoine Griezmann scored twice, either side of Oscar De Marcos' equaliser, to put Barcelona 2-1 up late on in normal time. But Athletic, who knocked out holders Real Madrid in the semi-finals, equalised through substitute Asier Villalibre in the 90th minute and Williams scored early on in the additional period to turn the tie on its head. Messi was then sent off in the d...
Christian Eriksen Offered To Real Madrid And Barcelona
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Christian Eriksen Offered To Real Madrid And Barcelona

According to reports, Christian Eriksen has been offered to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid by his agent. Mark Schoots who represents the Dane has decided to end his terrible spell with manager Antonio Conte. As far as Real Madrid is concerned, Zinedine Zidane's tactics involve deep-lying playmakers like Toni Kroos and Modric. Nevertheless, Los Blancos are willing to take the Danish player if he is available for a loan transfer. The Dane currently doesn't fit into the team's plan and thus they'd be happy to let him go.
Barcelona Would Be Less Valuable Without Messi – Fernandez
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Barcelona Would Be Less Valuable Without Messi – Fernandez

The Argentine seems set to leave Camp Nou at the end of 2020-21, with his future a hot topic for all of the club's presidential hopefuls Lionel Messi is the only player who can ensure Barcelona's value, according to presidential candidate Lluis Fernandez. Messi wanted to leave Barca last year, due to frustration with the club's board and then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner ultimately elected to stay and see out his contract, which runs out at the end of the season, before Bartomeu and the entire Barca board resigned in October. There has been talk that Messi may choose to remain at the club he has been at since 2001, having helped them to 10 LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues. However, Messi, who marked his 500th LaLiga appear...
Barcelona slump to worst La Liga start in over 30 years after Cadiz loss
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Barcelona slump to worst La Liga start in over 30 years after Cadiz loss

The Catalan giants have failed to get going this campaign and face an uphill battle to challenge for the title Barcelona's 2-1 loss against Cadiz on Saturday has sealed their worst start to a La Liga season since 1987-88. Ronald Koeman's side currently have just 14 points after 10 games of the new league campaign with the club last accruing less than that at this stage 32 years ago, when they picked up 13. Cadiz, who have now beaten both Real Madrid and Barcelona this season after being promoted, were gifted the three points on Saturday after a defensive error allowed Alvaro Negredo to score a simple winner in the 63rd minute.
Cadiz 2-1 Barcelona: Blaugrana’s away woes continue with Negredo winner
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Cadiz 2-1 Barcelona: Blaugrana’s away woes continue with Negredo winner

Cadiz beat Real Madrid in October and delivered another upset on Saturday as Lionel Messi and Barcelona lost in Andalusia. Barcelona's miserable away run continued as Cadiz claimed another big scalp with a 2-1 win on Saturday. The Blaugrana are now winless in four on the road in LaLiga - their worst such run since May 2008 - and a dismal defensive mix-up gifted all three points to surprise package Cadiz. Alvaro Gimenez struck a scrappy, contentious opener with just eight minutes played, but the promoted side, who enjoyed a stunning win away at Real Madrid earlier this season, were pegged back by Pedro Alcala's own goal before the hour mark.
Neymar Says He Wants To Play With Messi At PSG Next Season
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Neymar Says He Wants To Play With Messi At PSG Next Season

PSG star Neymar Jr, has started a new wave of talks and rumors, after he stated that he wants to play on the same side with former teammates Lionel Messi, who’s future is currently uncertain, after he tried to end his contract with Barça this summer. Neymar made this surprising statement after he fired Paris St-Germain to a 3-1 Champions League victory over Manchester United. Fans who follow Neymar’s career, would remember that one of the reasons the Brazillian departed Barça (where he was part of a dangerous attack team made up of Himself, Suarez and Messi), was to get out of Lionel Messi’s shadow. However, Neymar seems to have changed his mind, as he said in an interview with ESPN that “What I want most of all is to play with Messi again, to be able to enjoy him once again o...
Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona
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Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona

The Perugia Prosecutor's Office has confirmed the Serie A giants were 'activated to accelerate the recognition of Italian citizenship' for the forward Juventus have claimed their innocence after it was confirmed the club's management is under further investigation by Italian police over the collapsed transfer of Luis Suarez from Barcelona. The Serie A giants looked well-placed to sign the forward over the summer but the deal fell through. Juve had already filled their quota of non-EU players in their squad so Suarez took a ‘B1’ citizenship test. Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi, has an Italian passport so passing the test would mean he did not take up a non-EU place in their squad, but in September it was alleged that it had been fixed.
Messi Should Have Been Sold, Says Barca Boss Tusquets
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Messi Should Have Been Sold, Says Barca Boss Tusquets

Interim Barcelona president Carles Tusquets said Thursday that the club should have sold Argentine star Lionel Messi in the summer. Messi made an attempt to leave Barcelona this summer before backing down. He can talk to other clubs in January and leave for free when his contract expires in June, with Manchester City expected to make a renewed attempt to lure the 33-year-old away from Camp Nou. “From an economic point of view, I would have sold Messi this summer. Economically, that would have been desirable,” Tusquets told Catalan radio Rac1. “La Liga imposes salary caps and that would have helped us,” Tusquets said when asked what a potential transfer would have offered. Tusquets, who took over as interim president after the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu in Octo...
Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United
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Neymar Drops Lionel Messi Bombshell After PSG’s 3-1 Win Over Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has revealed that he is keen for a sensational reunion with Barcelona captain Lionel Messi. The 28-year-old Brazilian winger scored a brace on Wednesday as PSG sealed an important 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League. Speaking after the match, Neymar made a bombshell claim to Brazilian reporters that he wants to share the pitch with Messi again. "What I want most is to play with [Messi] again, to be able to enjoy being on the pitch with him again," the Brazil international said. "He could play in my place. He won't have any problems, I'm sure. I want to play with him again and I'm sure that, next season, we have to do it." Neymar played alongside Messi for four years at the Camp Nou before he completed ...
Barcelona Fined €3,000 for Messi Tribute To Diego Maradona
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Barcelona Fined €3,000 for Messi Tribute To Diego Maradona

Barcelona should pay a €3,000 (£2,700) fine after Lionel Messi honored Diego Maradona by celebrating in a Newell’s Old Boys shirt on Sunday. Messi commended his ground-breaking strike from outside of the case against Osasuna by removing Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy strip to uncover the red-and-dark of Newell’s. Maradona, who passed on a week ago at 60 years old, played for Newell’s toward the finish of his sparkling vocation and Messi wore similar shirt toward the beginning of his, making it a fitting recognition. Messi likewise pantomimed blowing a kiss with two hands to the sky as he looked upward. In any case, the contacting recognition was contrary to the principles of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, who are presently ready to fine the club for Messi’s festival....
Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan
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Messi Buys Penthouse Apartment In Milan

Lionel Messi, reportedly bought a luxury apartment in the city of Milan, Italy. Based on reports SportMediaset, quoted from Football Italia On Tuesday (11/8/2020), Messi bought an apartment in Milan, which is located close to the residence of his father, Jorge. It is known, Jorge has indeed received a residence permit in Milan. The news about Messi buying a luxury apartment in Milan sounds reasonable, given his status as a football star with abundant wealth. But on the other hand, Messi’s decision to buy an apartment in Milan again raises hot news regarding his opportunity to join Inter Milan. Because, apart from being close to his father’s residence, the apartment that Messi bought was also not far from Inter Milan’s head office, which is located in the Porta Nuova area...
Barcelona Players Set For €122 Million Salary Cut
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Barcelona Players Set For €122 Million Salary Cut

Barcelona were close to securing an agreement on Friday for a 122 million euros ($145 million) cut in players’ salaries this season to help offset the financial hole left by the coronavirus pandemic. The deal, announced in a statement by the club, must now be ratified by the players “in the coming days”. The reduction in their wage bill represents a welcome financial lifeline for Barca, hit hard by the loss of gate receipts at the Camp Nou and other effects of Covid-19 prevention measures. Barca’s acting president Carles Tusquets has described the financial situation as “not dramatic, but very worrying”. Tusquets assumed temporary control following Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation last month. Restoring Barca’s finances will be one of the items on the top of the new p...
Maradona: Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Kanu and Others Lead Tributes
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Maradona: Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi And Kanu and Others Lead Tributes

Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Barcelona lead the tributes to 'legendary' Diego Maradona as the world of football mourns the passing of Argentine hero Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack in Argentina at the age of 60 It comes just three weeks after he had surgery on a blood clot in his brain His passing has left the world of football in mourning at loss of one of its icons Brazil legend Pele said he had 'lost a great friend' after Maradona's death Cristiano Ronaldo called the Argentina legend an 'eternal genius' on Instagram Former clubs including Napoli, Boca Juniors and Barca also paid tribute to him Tributes from the world of football have flooded in for Diego Maradona after he died at the age of 60. The football legend had a heart attack at his home ...
Diego Maradona’s last words before his death revealed as Argentina’s president orders three days of national mourning
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Diego Maradona’s last words before his death revealed as Argentina’s president orders three days of national mourning

On Wednesday November 25, the world was shocked by news of the death of former Barcelona, Napoli and Argentina playmaker, Diego Maradona.   He passed away at the age of 60 after reportedly suffering a heart attack in his native Argentina.   His final words before his death has now been revealed. According to the football legend's family, Maradona's last words before he died were: “I don’t feel well.”   According to his nephew, Johnny Esposito, Maradona complained he didn’t feel well after having breakfast on Wednesday and said he was going to lie down again.   Johnny described how Maradona had awoken in the morning looking pale and complaining of feeling cold.   He went back to bed after a quick breakfast where he is said to have pron...
Barcelona Have More Points In The Champions League Than Laliga Santander
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Barcelona Have More Points In The Champions League Than Laliga Santander

Barcelona continue to show two different faces in their respective competitions this season, coming up with a comfortable win over Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. The victory, their fourth in four matches in the Champions League, means they have picked up more points in Europe (12) than in their eight games in LaLiga Santander (11) so far this campaign. Ronald Koeman's side have won each of their Champions League fixtures fairly convincingly: 5-1 against Ferencvaros at home, 2-0 against Juventus away, 2-1 against Dynamo at home and now the 4-0 win against Dynamo away. The Blaugrana have also scored just two more goals in LaLiga Santander this season (15) than in the Champions League (13), despite playing twice as many matches in the domestic competition. Barcelona's form in the Cha...
Barcelona To Offer Messi ‘Job For Life’ To Keep Him Out Of Man City’s Clutches
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Barcelona To Offer Messi ‘Job For Life’ To Keep Him Out Of Man City’s Clutches

Messi is able to talk with other clubs from January with City plotting to make their move, but Barcelona are not prepared to give their captain up without a fight. Barcelona will offer Lionel Messi a job for life to stop him signing for Manchester City . Presidential candidate Victor Font has revealed he has a plan to keep the Argentine legend at the Nou Camp by giving him a “winning project” and a role “beyond the days he is on the pitch.” Messi is wanted by City boss Pep Guardiola next summer, and his future is a battleground in club elections deciding who takes charge. Messi has won ten La Liga titles and four Champions' Leagues in his 16 years at Barca and scored 640 goals, but is unsettled, and wanted to leave last summer. City could also offer him a long term role in t...
Messi Left Out Of Barcelona’s 19-Man UCL Squad For Trip To Dynamo Kiev
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Messi Left Out Of Barcelona’s 19-Man UCL Squad For Trip To Dynamo Kiev

Barcelona have left Lionel Messi out of their 19-man squad to face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Argentine played the full 90 minutes of Barca's 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid on Saturday, but was not included in the list of players who will travel to the Ukraine for the Group G match. Manager Ronald Koeman advised he has decided to rest Messi and midfielder Frenkie de Jong for the European tie because they are in a good position in their group but are struggling in 12th place in La Liga. The club cannot afford another injury after Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto joined Ansu Fati and Samuel Umtiti in the long-term absentee list. The superstar forward is due a rest after missing just 45 minutes of action in total for Barca this season and played all of bo...
Javier Mascherano retires aged 36
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Javier Mascherano retires aged 36

Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement from football after a glittering 17-year career. The 36-year-old dad-of-three revealed his decision on Sunday after his current side, top-flight Argentinian team Estudiantes de la Plata, continued their poor start to the season. A spell with West Ham introduced the anchor man to European football although his switch became embroiled in the Hammers' third-party ownership saga that cost the club a £5.5million fine. He moved to Liverpool in early 2007 and went on to make 139 appearances and become a star of the side under Rafa Benitez, before signing for Barcelona three seasons later. At the Camp Nou, Mascherano quickly settled to become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's imperious side. A d...
Barcelona To Sue Neymar For £9m
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Barcelona To Sue Neymar For £9m

La Liga giants Barcelona are suing former star Neymar a total of £9million after overpaying the Brazilian during his first two years at the Nou Camp due to a tax miscalculation. Neymar, who is now at PSG following his £198m transfer in 2017, has been engulfed in legal battles with Barca in the past, claiming previously that the club owed him a total of £38m (€43m) in unpaid bonuses. The 28-year-old was forced to pay the club £5.9m (€6.7m) after losing the case and now Barca are making another attempt to reclaim some money, with the Spanish giants seeking to address the tax error, as detailed in El Mundo. The report states that after concluding the tax inspection covering the 2015 financial year, Barcelona have discovered that they paid Neymar excessively and are now looking to cla...
Barcelona are not ‘at the level’ to win the Champions League, claims Dynamo Kiev coach Lucescu
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Barcelona are not ‘at the level’ to win the Champions League, claims Dynamo Kiev coach Lucescu

The Romanian spoke to the media on the eve of his team's showdown with the Catalans at Camp Nou Dynamo Kiev head coach Mircea Lucescu does not believe Barcelona are at the level to win the Champions League. Group G leaders and La Liga giants Barcelona will host Ukrainian visitors Dynamo at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Barca equalled their worst tally of La Liga points after six games since the Spanish competition reverted to three points for a win – Ronald Koeman's side drew 1-1 with Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, meaning they have just eight points so far in the early stages of the 2020-21 campaign.
Bartomeu Blames Neymar For Destorying Barcelona And His Project
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Bartomeu Blames Neymar For Destorying Barcelona And His Project

Josep Maria Bartomeu slams Neymar for destroying Barcelona and his project as the winger shockingly decided to leave for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Josep Maria Bartomeu has expressed his dissent towards Neymar whom he holds responsible for the downfall of Barcelona and the project that was in place. The 57-year-old had resigned from his post a few days ago after months of turmoil at the club. Bartomeu has been involved in several controversies at the club and the fans had enough this season which saw a vote of no confidence being passed against him. Shortly the former president and his board stepped down from their respective decisions. However, Bartomeu believes that his project’s downfall was due to Neymar’s actions. From a neutral point of view, it could be possible. In t...
“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou
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“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Guardiola is in the last six months of his current contract with Manchester City, and this week Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu announced he will be stepping down as president following the club's failures on and off the pitch last season.   Barca presidential candidate Victor Font also announced he wanted to bring Guardiola back so as to arrange a reunion between the 49-year-old and Lionel Messi. "It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Carlos] Puyol," Font told Sky Sports earlier this we...
Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach
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Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach

Victor Font wants Pep Guardiola to return as head coach in Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font wants to bring Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. Textual style accepts the most ideal approach to keep Lionel Messi at Barcelona will be to lure previous manager Guardiola back to the club from Manchester City. Josep Maria Bartomeu surrendered his administration not long ago, following quite a while of analysis on Barcelona’s debilitated funds and battles on the pitch. Bartomeu never recouped from Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League quarter-last lowering because of possible competition victors Bayern Munich. Yet, presently Font has asserted he realizes how to reestablish the magnificence days at the Catalan goliaths – beginning with a transition to bait old supervisor Guardiol...
Barcelona “Accept Requirement” To Join European Super League According To Josep Bartomeu
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Barcelona “Accept Requirement” To Join European Super League According To Josep Bartomeu

  Outgoing Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has confirmed the club have "agreed terms" to join a European Super League in the future. Bartomeu announced his resignation on Tuesday evening after six years at the helm of the Catalan giants. But in his final press conference as a member of staff, he dropped the huge news that the club would be involved in a potential super league in the future. The 57-year-old stated per barcacentre: "I can announce extraordinary news... Yesterday we accepted the requirement to participate in a future European Super League that will guarantee the economic sustainability of the club. Today we have accepted the new format of the Club World Cup." News emerged earlier this month that Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool were pr...
‘I cried when I talked to Arsene’ – Hleb still doesn’t understand why he left Arsenal for Barcelona
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‘I cried when I talked to Arsene’ – Hleb still doesn’t understand why he left Arsenal for Barcelona

The former Belarus star won the treble with the Catalan side, but he feels he should have stayed in north London Former Arsenal star Alexander Hleb says it was a mistake to leave the club for Barcelona. Hleb joined the Gunners from Stuttgart in 2005 and spent three seasons in north London, making 130 appearances and reaching the Champions League final with the club. The former attacking midfielder was not able to secure a regular spot in Barca's starting XI as he featured just 36 times for the Spanish giants and was loaned out to Stuttgart, Birmingham and Wolfsburg before his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Barcelona Wonderkid Ansu Fati Becomes Youngest Goalscorer In El Clasico History
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Barcelona Wonderkid Ansu Fati Becomes Youngest Goalscorer In El Clasico History

Another day, and another record for Ansu Fati in his swift rise to greatness. The Spanish footballer was on point for Barcelona against Real Madrid when he found a great cross by Jordi Alba to score his first El Clásico goal before the 10-minute mark. Ansu Fati broke yet another record for Barcelona, as he became the youngest goalscorer in El Clasico history with his first-half strike against Real Madrid. The young Spaniard is one of the most exciting players in world football and showed his class again, as he scored the equalizer after Barcelona fell behind to a goal from Fede Valverde. Real Madrid scored an early goal at the Camp Nou, but Barcelona hit back almost immediately through Fati, who is quickly becoming an important player for the Catalans. Having already become...
Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich
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Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga outfit suffered a heavy defeat to European and German champions Bayern Munich but still found a way to troll Barcelona. German teams are on another level of cruise The club wrote on their official Twitter account ⏹ FINAL — We fall to the Champions of Europe by less goals than @FCBarcelona did.
Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Returning Ramos spot on in second straight Clasico success
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Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Returning Ramos spot on in second straight Clasico success

Real Madrid returned to winning ways with a vital victory at bitter rivals Barcelona in which Sergio Ramos netted from 12 yards. Sergio Ramos returned to win and score a game-turning penalty in Real Madrid's 3-1 Clasico victory at Barcelona on Saturday. Madrid captain Ramos was substituted in last week's home defeat to Cadiz and missed the subsequent shock reverse against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League as the Spanish champions crept towards a crisis ahead of their first meeting with Barca this season. But the centre-back was fit to start for the crunch LaLiga clash at Camp Nou and drew a second-half spot-kick from Clement Lenglet to restore Madrid's lead after Ansu Fati had cancelled out Federico Valverde's opener in a frantic start.
Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive To COVID-19 Again, Will Miss His Reunion With Old Foe Lionel Messi
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Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive To COVID-19 Again, Will Miss His Reunion With Old Foe Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Juventus' Champions League game against Barcelona next week after returning another positive coronavirus test. The Portuguese superstar picked up the virus last week - ruling him out of action for Portugal in the Nations League and forcing him into a period of quarantine and ramping up fears that he would miss the club's huge clash against the La Liga side. But the 35-year-old has tested positive yet again, according to Spanish outlet Marca, ruling out a mouthwatering reunion with his old rival Lionel Messi. *A report from Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha claims Ronaldo's test gave a very low viral load despite returning positive, with Juventus not giving up hope completely of their talisman featuring in the game. It claims that the club wil...
Griezmann Can’t Express Himself At Barcelona Because Of Messi, Claims Wenger
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Griezmann Can’t Express Himself At Barcelona Because Of Messi, Claims Wenger

The former Arsenal boss believes the France international forward is being held back by being played out of position at Camp Nou Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Antoine Griezmann is unable to express himself with Barcelona because he is overshadowed by Lionel Messi. Griezmann joined Barca from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, having established himself as one of the world's best forwards while winning the World Cup with France. After firing at least 20 goals in each of the last six seasons, Griezmann scored just 15 times in 48 games in his first season for Barca, a disappointing haul given the €120m (£107m/$134m) fee required to bring him to the club. The forward has yet to score in four appearances for Barca this season, all in La Liga, but W...
Barcelona players backed by Spanish Footballers’ Association in pay cut showdown
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Barcelona players backed by Spanish Footballers’ Association in pay cut showdown

According to the union, the Camp Nou club could see themselves wrapped up in legal battles if they attempt to push through their current plans The Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) has thrown its support behind Barcelona's playing staff, who were not present on Wednesday as club officials held a meeting to discuss a blanket wage reduction for all staff members. It is reported that those in charge of the Catalan side are looking to reduce all salaries, club-wide, by around 30 per cent, but players have made it known via burofax that they will reject any proposal made by the club as they have not been given the chance to sit in on discussions. The players want to be involved in the talks – which are set to culminate within 15 days – before any action is taken and will more th...
Wonderkid Moukoko Should Be Messi’s Successor At Barcelona, Claims Eto’o
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Wonderkid Moukoko Should Be Messi’s Successor At Barcelona, Claims Eto’o

The Cameroon superstar has urged his former employers to sign the Borussia Dortmund sensation Barcelona should target Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko as the long-term successor to Lionel Messi, according to Samuel Eto’o. The 15-year-old has been included in BVB’s Champions League squad this season, even though he isn’t eligible to feature in Europe’s premier club competition until he turns 16 on November 20. Despite not yet making his senior debut for Dortmund, Moukoko is the player Barca should be targeting as they look for a long-term successor to 33-year-old Messi according to the Argentine's former teammate Eto’o, who was twice a Champions League winner during five years at Camp Nou. “[There’s] a young player who plays for Dortmund called Youss...
‘We start again’ – Guardiola takes blame for Man City’s Champions League failure & hopes 2021 will be their year
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‘We start again’ – Guardiola takes blame for Man City’s Champions League failure & hopes 2021 will be their year

The former Barcelona head coach has never gone beyond the last eight with Premier League side as he starts his fifth bid for the European trophy Pep Guardiola says he feels responsible for Manchester City failing to get beyond the last-eight of the Champions League but believes the club are getting closer. With less than a year remaining on his contract, the City boss is starting what will be his final challenge for the European competition unless he signs a new extension. But he has thus far failed to get beyond the quarter-finals, conceding heavily in exits to Monaco and Liverpool in 2017 and 2018, while City were dumped out by Tottenham in 2019 and were surprisingly beaten by French side Lyon last season.
Barcelona coach Koeman: Suarez was always going to play less here
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Barcelona coach Koeman: Suarez was always going to play less here

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman insists the decision to push Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid was not his. Koeman explained to AD that "he was on holiday, which made things complicated. That's why I called him, there was no other way. It's better to transmit a message in an honest and clear way. Suarez still had a contract and he could decide what his future was. But I was clear, that is the only option in these type of cases." Koeman added "it was clear that things had to change. The club thought so but I thought it too. In terms of playing style but also in the squad. Young talents like Ansu Fati and Pedri are developing well and Luis Suarez was one of the players who, in my opinion, would play less this season." Leo Messi did not like that decision, as his best friend. "I unders...
Oshoala Scores, Does EndSARS Sign As Barcelona Beat Huelva 0-6
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Oshoala Scores, Does EndSARS Sign As Barcelona Beat Huelva 0-6

Asisat Oshoala scored in the 4th minute and knelt down with her fist in the air as a sign of support for the End SARS protests as Barcelona beat Huelva 0-6 away this afternoon. Oshoala's best friend, Kheira Hamraoui scored the second and Alexia and Mariona also scored to give Barcelona a 0-4 lead. Oshoala and Lieke Martens were substituted in the 67th minute and academy product, Bruna Vilamala and deadly winger, Caroline Graham Hansen came on. Both new entrants scored to give Barca a 0-6 victory. It was Vilamala's first goal for Barca's senior team. Here's a video of Oshoala's goal. https://youtu.be/VO75Tv0sxO0
Oshoala Marks Her 26th Birthday By Scoring A Brace As Barca Beat Sevilla 6-0
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Oshoala Marks Her 26th Birthday By Scoring A Brace As Barca Beat Sevilla 6-0

Asisat Oshoala gave herself an early birthday present yesterday night by scoring a brace as Barcelona beat Sevilla 6-0 to qualify for the final of the Queen's Cup. The victory presents Barcelona with the opportunity to secure the first treble in Spanish women's football history. They won the first ever Supercopa earlier this year and were declared league champions during the lockdown and a victory against Legrono would make them Queen's Cup champions. Frenetic start Barcelona took control of the game from the blast of the whistle and they got an early lead when Patri recovered the ball and fed Oshoala who fired it into the goal to give Barca a 1-0 lead in the 4th minute. The Blaugrana did not ease up the pressure and super winger, Caroline Graham Hansen put them 2-0 up on 1...
Barcelona Women Thrash Real Madrid In First Ever Women’s El Clasico
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Barcelona Women Thrash Real Madrid In First Ever Women’s El Clasico

Real Madrid Femenino's first official match ended in defeat as they lost 4-0 to reigning Primera Division champions Barcelona on Sunday. Patricia Guijarro, Lieke Martens and Alexia Putellas all scored for Barca in the first women's 'El Clasico'. Madrid, who also scored an own goal in the match, were only formed in July after buying-out Club Deportivo Tacon. They competed last season under Tacon's name and wore their kit but trained and played at Real's training ground. Tacon were beaten 9-1 and 6-0 by Barcelona in their previous two games. Barcelona were crowned champions last season because they were top when the season was abandoned because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona Table Expanded €15m Offer For Defensive Target As Deadline Looms
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Barcelona Table Expanded €15m Offer For Defensive Target As Deadline Looms

Barcelona table expanded €15m offer for defensive target as deadline. As per Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo via RAC1, Barcelona have increase their proposal for Manchester City focus back Eric Garcia to €15m. Mundo Deportivo (MD) report that City actually consider this offer inadmissible however, Barcelona at first offered €10m for the expert and should do somewhat more to select the safeguard before the cutoff time. MD include that the two clubs could consent to an arrangement for an expense between €18m to €20m, so Barcelona may just be €3m to €5m away from striking an exchange that would genuinely reinforce their crew. Barcelona are obviously hesitant to pay over the chances for the ability thinking about that the 19-year-old’s agreement terminates the following summer, wit...
Messi Has Given Maximum Since Ending Transfer Saga, Says Barca Coach Koeman
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Messi Has Given Maximum Since Ending Transfer Saga, Says Barca Coach Koeman

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi has been the ideal captain and an example to the rest of the team for the way he has applied himself since deciding to stay at the club this season. Messi gave an outstanding performance in Barca’s 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday after playing the whole second half with 10 men, crushing any fears that the Argentine might lack commitment after the club refused to let him leave. “From day one Leo has trained and played well and has given the maximum for the club, for his team, and for his teammates and I have had no complaints about him on any day,” Koeman said ahead of Barca’s La Liga game at home to Sevilla on Sunday. “He proved himself once again the other day against Celta, he pulled his weight as a captain, he helped the t...
Barcelona coach Koeman: Of course Messi is angry about Suarez
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Barcelona coach Koeman: Of course Messi is angry about Suarez

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman insists there shouldn't be surprise with Lionel Messi's outburst last week. Messi has voiced his outrage over the way Luis Suarez has been treated by Barca this summer. Koeman said: "I think it's normal that a player is a little sad when a friend of his leaves the club after so many years together. It's part of football. "But the most important thing for me is how Leo's been in training and games. In training, he's been an example for everyone. I have not seen a day when he's seemed affected. He returned after a day off really motivated. "He has shown it in training and he will show it in games. There are no doubts about Leo in that sense." Suarez signed for Atletico Madrid on Friday and could make his debut for Diego Simeone's side against Gr...
Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 33 year old Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain.
Almost More Tears Than Words – Luis Suarez’s Goodbye To Barcelona
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Almost More Tears Than Words – Luis Suarez’s Goodbye To Barcelona

Luis Suarez bid farewell to Barcelona on Thursday morning ahead of his move to Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan has spent six years at the Camp Nou, winning numerous trophies, but will now head to Diego Simeone's side on a free transfer, albeit with six million euros in add-ons. As Suarez tried to say goodbye to Barcelona, there were a few occasions where he was clearly overcome with emotion as he struggled to get his words out amidst tears. "Apart from a player... a human being who has feelings goes," was one of Suarez's most emotional lines. https://youtu.be/YQh2mgHTaaU
Luis Suarez joins Atlético de Madrid from Barcelona
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Luis Suarez joins Atlético de Madrid from Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suárez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona 6 million euros in variables. FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suárez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future. On Thursday 24 September from 12.30pm CEST there will be a farewell event for the player and following that a remote press conference. You can see all the day's event surrounding the Uruguayan striker's goodbye live on Barça TV+, FC Barcelona's official digital streaming platform. 13 titles in six seasons Luis Suárez is leaving Barça after six glorious seasons. He has played a key role in winning no fewer than thirteen major trophies: La Liga: 4 Champion...
Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium
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Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium

Barca boss Ronald Koeman has made Wijnaldum one of his two priority transfer targets – but his plans to sign the 29-year-old have been thrown into disarray. Georginio Wijnaldum’s future has been thrown into confusion after Barcelona were banned by La Liga rulers from signing the Kop star. New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman had identified Liverpool title-winning midfielder Wijnaldum as his number one priority along with fellow Dutch striker Memphis Depay from Lyon with both stars in the last year of contracts. But Barcelona’s dire financial crisis has forced them to shelve plans to sign Wijnaldum with the Spanish league’s governing body stepping in to block the move. La Liga clubs are operating under strict financial guidelines following the Covid-19 pandemic. Barce...
Vidal set for Inter medical as Barcelona sanction €1m sale
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Vidal set for Inter medical as Barcelona sanction €1m sale

The Chilean midfielder will travel to Milan tonight ahead of his move to Serie A from La Liga for what looks to be a bargain price Arturo Vidal will today travel to Milan ahead of a move from Barcelona to Inter for just €1 million (£900,000/$1.2m) plus bonuses, Goal can confirm. The midfielder will complete a medical in Milan on Monday and could be confirmed as a player for Antonio Conte's side later that day, as he swaps La Liga for Serie A. An agreement has been in place between the clubs for a few days and Vidal has been waiting to fly out to Italy, but issues with the contract took longer than expected to resolve. Now, however, the path has been cleared for the Chilean international to move to Inter on a two-year deal.