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Lionel Messi Hat-Trick Seals Barcelona’s 25th Title In Style

Barcelona claimed their 25th La Liga title on Sunday as a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna that wrapped up the league with four matches to spare. Ernesto Valverde’s men completed a league and cup double after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 in last week’s Copa del Rey final, regaining the Spanish crown from Real Madrid …

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‘He Can Make History’ – Ronaldinho Is A Massive Fan Of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba

With Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United very much in doubt, former Barcelona great Ronaldinho has stated that the French international has the potential to win the Ballon D’Or.  It’s been a rough couple of months for Paul Pogba with Jose Mourinho leaving the 25-year-old on the bench on several occasions since the turn of the year. However, with the …

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Barcelona Destroy Sevilla En Route To Copa Del Rey Glory

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to what will surely be the first part of a domestic double this season as they thrashed Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey. Messi had scored once and Suarez twice before even the half-time whistle had blown at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the sublime Andres Iniesta and Philippe Coutinho …

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‘It Is Very Painful Given The Lead We Had’ – Iniesta Opens Up On Barca Agony After Shock CL Exit

Barcelona skipper Andres Iniesta admitted his crushing disappointment after the Catalans were sent packing from the Champions League by Roma in sensational fashion on Tuesday. “It is very painful because nobody expected it with the lead we had,” Iniesta told Catalunya TV. “When you do things badly, you commit lots of mistakes and we didn’t adapt to the game. It …

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The Night Faustino Asprilla And Newcastle Stunned The Mighty Barcelona

17 Sep 1997: Michael Reiziger (left) of Barcelona takes on Faustino Asprilla (right) of Newcastle United during the Champions League match at St James'' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Newcastle United won the match 3-2. Mandatory Credit: CliveBrunskill/Allsport

The latest in our series of classic matches remembers the night in September 1997 that Newcastle United took down Barcelona at St. James’ Park, with the help of a Colombian maverick. The Backstory  The expansion of Europe’s premier club competition from 16 teams to 24 in 1997 allowed for the inclusion of runners-up for the highest rated leagues to enter …

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