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Analysis: Lionel Messi’s Evolution Into An Effortless Luxury Player

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his third and his team's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City FC at Camp Nou on October 19, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi barely seems to break sweat any more, walking across the field with a languid demeanour that borders on nonchalance. So has la Pulga become a luxury player? When we think of ‘luxury players’ we tend to conjure up images of the talented, mercurial, possibly temperamental creative geniuses keen to shun their defensive responsibilities. They …

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Watch: Roy Keane Tears Into Tottenham, Man City, Celtic And Leicester

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It was a mixed week for the British sides in the Champions League. While Arsenal enjoyed a comfortable win against Ludogorets and Premier League champions Leicester recorded a vital win at home to FC Copenhagen, Tottenham emerged from Leverkusen with a 0-0 draw while Manchester City and Celtic suffered damaging defeats at the hands of Barcelona and Borrusia Monchengladbach respectively. …

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Barcelona 4-0 Manchester City: Player Ratings As Pep’s Homecoming Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his third and his team's third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City FC at Camp Nou on October 19, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola’s return to Barcelona could hardly have gone more awry as his Manchester City side were soundly beaten at the Camp Nou. The match itself was dominated by injuries, ill-discipline and some shocking defending, interspersed with a hat-trick from one Lionel Messi. Barcelona lost two defenders to injury in the first half, Jordi Alba and Gerard Piqué having to …

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Barcelona V Manchester City: Everything You Need To Know

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 18: Lionel Messi of Barcelona breaks past Aleksandar Kolarov, Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola returns to Barcelona on Wednesday as he faces his biggest test yet as Manchester City manager. Having taken four points from their opening two games, Guardiola could really do with a win in order to gain a foothold in the race for qualification to the next round, but the challenge ahead for him and his side could not …

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Euro Round-Up: La Liga Rains Goals, Juventus Go Five Points Clear

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 15: Yannick Carrasco of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates with Felipe Luis after scoring his 3rd goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Granada CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Spain’s top clubs tightened the screw at the weekend, while Juventus opened an ominous gap in Serie A and Bayern Munich’s blip continued. To La Liga first, where Barcelona set the tone for the weekend by beating Deportivo La Coruña 4-0 at the Camp Nou on Saturday. A Rafinha double and Luis Suárez strike before half time ended the tie …

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Why Alex Ferguson Once Tried To Convince Barcelona To Buy Cristiano Ronaldo

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson the manager of Manchester United face the media during a press conference held at Old Trafford on April 6, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Guillem Balague has revealed the lengths that Alex Ferguson went to in order to prevent Cristiano Ronaldo from joining Real Madrid in 2009. The then-Manchester United manager’s hostility towards the Spanish giants is well-documented, and he had even insisted just months before Ronaldo’s £80m move to the Bernabéu that he “wouldn’t sell that lot a virus.” Nonetheless, the move did …

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Premier League Rivals Set To Move For Héctor Bellerín

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Arsenal could be about to lose Héctor Bellerín. In what has become an all too familiar story for Arsenal fans, Manchester City could be about to raid the Gunners for one of their star players. After losing Samir Nasri, Bacary Sagna and Gaël Clichy to the Blues in recent seasons, The Times have reported that Pep Guardiola’s side are lining up a move …

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New Report Shows Manchester United Have The Most Expensive Squad Ever Assembled

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Paul Pogba of Manchester United walks out with team mates during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on August 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

New figures released this week show that Manchester United have the most expensive squad ever assembled. Considering they broke the world transfer record this summer to re-sign Paul Pogba this summer that is not too much of a surprise, although the large gap between themselves and Real Madrid in second place is slightly unexpected. José Mourinho’s side spent over £150m …

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Arsenal Linked With Outrageous £35 Million Bid For French Striker

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Arsenal remain in the market for a striker. Although most Arsenal fans were relatively happy with their clubs summer transfer activity, it is widely believed that the Gunners remain in the market for a centre forward. Indeed, throughout the summer, Arsenal had been linked with players such as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, the Gunner failed in their bid to tempt …

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