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Lionel Messi Declines Face-Off With Former UFC Fighter

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on May 8, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

The realm of mixed martial arts very rarely merges with the worldwide phenomenon that is football, but on occasion, both sides do meet. I’m not talking about Shaolin Soccer or Jose Aldo’s early years as a footballer, but a friendly encounter between arguably the greatest player in the world and an ex-UFC fighter. Brazilian Ronys Torres spent last month training at …

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Is Fatigue Going To Cost Barcelona Big This Season?

In the wake of a tired looking Barcelona side getting dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of closest La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, we look at why fatigue is playing a huge role in the demise of the world’s greatest football team this season. It seems almost tongue-in-cheek to comment on Barcelona’s season falling apart, as they …

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Barcelona Player Not Ruling Out Premier League Return

Javier Mascherano, the former Liverpool player who moved to Barcelona in 2010, is not dismissing the possibility of a return to the Premier League. The 31-year-old, who pleaded guilty last year to defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of over €1.5m, was speaking to The Independent, ahead of his sides Champions league visit to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on …

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Video: Young Barcelona Stars Learn From The Best As Academy Players Interview Messi

As sources of inspiration and advice go, it’s not the worst option in the world. Lionel Messi recently took time out from his schedule of world domination with Barcelona to sit down with some young captains from the club’s world famous Masia academy for February’s edition of Barça magazine. He answered a range of questions, from his own time at the academy right …

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Xavi AND Pirlo Set To Say Farewell to European Football

Two world-class midfield maestros are set to bow out of European club football on Saturday night in Berlin. Xavi, of Barcelona and Andrea Pirlo, of Juventus are set to embark on new footballing adventures after Saturday’s Champions League Final.  It has been reported today in the Spanish Daily As that Andrea Pirlo has accepted an offer to join new MLS franchise, New York …

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Barcelona Give An Offside Trap Masterclass

Barcelona comprehensively beat Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Wednesday night, with Luis Suarez’s humiliation of David Luiz making the headlines. However, a minor subplot was the efficiency of the Blaugrana’s offside trap. There’s no question that Luis Enrique has his troops well marshalled based on the following evidence. We count six PSG players in an offside postion when the ball …

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The Powers Of Andres Iniesta Summed Up In One Beautiful GIF

Andres Iniesta has been one Europe’s top players for over a decade now, winning everything the game has to offer as part of a formidable Barcelona side. His low centre of gravity and ability to shake off stronger opponents is an attribute that has enabled him to perform at the highest level of the game. If there was ever a …

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FC Barcelona Could Face Possible Exclusion From La Liga

FC Barcelona will continue to support Catalonia’s push to vote on secession from the rest of Spain despite warnings that they could be excluded from La Liga. Liga de Futbol Profesional president Tebas has stated that a ‘yes’ vote would see both Barcelona and city rivals Espanyol unable to play in the Spanish top flight. “Barcelona and Espanyol would not play …

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Liverpool News: Barca Star Will Play In England Next Year

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has revealed that he plans to play his football in England next season, sparking rumours of a move to Liverpool. The Brazil international has decided that this will be his last season at Camp Nou and plans to ply his trade in the Premier League next season. The full-back had been linked with a move away …

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Barcelona Superstar Rejected Summer Move To Manchester United

Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez reportedly rejected a summer move to Manchester United. Louis Van Gaal is believed to have made an approach for the 34-year-old midfielder. According to Mundo Deportivo the 34-year-old rejected a move to Manchester to stay at Barcelona, where he is expected to feature less regularly following the arrival of Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The midfielder has spoken of his …

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Why Romario Was Better Than Lionel Messi Will Ever Be

Our Brazilian football expert argues that Romario was a better player than Lionel Messi will ever be and discusses his rationale for selecting his compatriot.  Warning: May contain strong bias. Actuallly, a truckload of bias. Discussions on who is/was the best football player of all times are endless. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the beauty of this sport is that there …

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Barcelona – São Paolo’s Douglas To Replace Dani Alves

Barcelona look to add further strength to its backline with the Sao Paulo president confirming a deal for their young right-back Douglas is imminent. The defender was left out of a recent cup match, adding further speculation that a deal is about to be done. His absence is a common trend in these sort of circumstances. São Paulo right-back Douglas, …

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El Clasico – Who Will Come Out On Top in 2014/15?

The La Liga fixtures were released on Thursday 24th of July, and of course the first fixtures discussed were the dates for El Clasico. The meetings between Barcelona and Real Madrid have always been key fixtures in the season but they should become even more exciting in 2014-15 due to the world class players that have been brought into the …

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FC Barcelona – A Team In Transition

FC Barcelona, famed for its youth academy, have splurged out a heavy sum this transfer window on what can be seen as a mix of youth coupled with experienced professionals to add craft to each segment of its current team. Liam Cairns discusses the transitional period of the Catalan club. After what can be described as a dreadful season by their …

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