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PSG Midfielder Will Join Barcelona In The Summer

The most high-profile of free agents available this summer has secured a move to Barcelona. Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain has six-months left on a contract that wasn’t going to be renegotiated, making him available for free in the summer albeit on a high wage demand. That demand of around £170k a week has reportedly been matched by Barcelona, according …

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Barcelona Confirm Interest In Rabiot But Deny Breaking Transfer Rules

Spanish champions Barcelona confirmed their interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot in a statement on Sunday but have denied any transfer irregularities. “In response to information published in France, FC Barcelona affirm that they have not broken any rule concerning the transfers of players from PSG,” said the statement published only on the French language section of their …

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European Round-Up: Monaco In Crisis, Juve See Off Roma

Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal for Juventus to dump further hurt on crisis club Roma and keep the champions unbeaten and on track for an eighth straight Italian league title. The Croatian World Cup runner-up headed in the winner 34 minutes into the match in Turin to put Juventus back eight points clear of Napoli. The defeat could have …

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Lionel Messi Collects Record Breaking Fifth Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for finishing last season as the top goalscorer in Europe. The striker scored 34 goals in 36 league games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, hit 26 goals league goals for Real Madrid. …

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Watch: Messi Hat-Trick Restores Barcelona’s La Liga Lead

Lionel Messi continued his sublime form by netting his 31st La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Levante 5-0 on Sunday to regain their three-point lead at the top of the table. The 31-year-old Argentinian arrived in Valencia having scored two free-kicks in last weekend’s derby thumping of Espanyol. He took his goals tally for the season to 20 after a …

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Spurs Join Liverpool In The Champions League Last 16

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Spurs needed a result tonight and they got it at the Nou Camp. Level with Inter Milan in the Group B table on goal difference but ahead on goals scored, Mauricio Pochettino’s side needed to at least match the Italians’ result against PSV in the other group game. But rather than hosting the Dutch team, they were faced with the …

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“He Only Has One Skill” – Pelé Launches Astonishing Attack On Leo Messi

It appears as though Brazilian great Pelé isn’t the biggest fan of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The legendary striker and three-time World Cup winner hit out at comparisons between himself and Messi claiming that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner only has “one skill” and that he was a much better all-around player than the Argentine. “How can you make a comparison between a …

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Barcelona Legends Villa & Iniesta To Reunite In Japan

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Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa has announced that he has signed with J-League’s Vissel Kobe, joining his former teammate Andres Iniesta. Villa tweeted a video, showing his successful work with New York City FC, before receiving a phone call that took him to Japan. “Hola japon. Hola Vissel Kobe,” he said in the clip, which showed him in …

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Barca Midfielder Rafinha To Undergo Surgery On Cruciate

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Barcelona midfielder Rafinha has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and will require surgery, the club announced on Sunday.  Rafinha played on until the end of Barca’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, despite appearing to feel discomfort shortly after coming off the bench in the 46th minute. Sergi Roberto had been the player replaced, with Barcelona also confirming on …

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Coutinho Boost For Barcelona Ahead Of Atletico Madrid Clash

Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho has returned to training ahead of this weekend’s La Liga match against Atletico Madrid after missing two weeks with a thigh problem. The 26-year-old former Liverpool player has not featured for the side at the top of the table since the 1-1 Champions League draw at Inter Milan on November 6. Barca’s last game was a …

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Messi Returns But Barcelona Lose 4-3 At Home To Betis

After an undefeated streak dating back to September and the return to action for Lionel Messi, Barcelona would have expected to consolidate their lead in the La Liga table today. Instead, a shocking defeat to lower table Real Betis occurred at the Nou Camp. Messi returned to the fold after his arm injury, and as reported, Ousmane Dembele was dropped …

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Messi Set For Barcelona Return While Dembele Is Dropped

Ernesto Valverde has indicated Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti are both ready to return for Barcelona against Real Betis on Sunday but Ousmane Dembele has been dropped.  Messi has been out since breaking his arm against Sevilla on October 20 while Umtiti has been nursing a knee problem and has not played since September 26. Both are included in the …

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Malcom Finally Delivers After Difficult Barcelona Start

Malcom cried tears of joy after scoring against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday but his emotions must have marked relief too after a difficult start at Barcelona. Signed from Bordeaux for €41 million in the summer, the 21-year-old was always circled as a player for the future but his lack of involvement this season has been a …

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Neymar Risks Prison Over Barca Move, Says Spanish Magistrate

A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison. “The term imposed, in principle, could be between four and six years,” said a decree issued by judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia, a copy of which was seen by AFP. Neymar, …

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Suarez Hits Hat-Trick As Barcelona Decimate Madrid

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s spell as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. All the failures that have underlined their …

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Poll: Vote For Your Barcelona/Real Madrid Combined XI

Sunday night’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga will be the first El Clásico to feature neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Messi is out of the game with an arm injury, while Ronaldo completed a £100 million move to Juventus last summer. Ahead of the clash at the Nou Camp, pick your combined …

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