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Video: Neymar Opens Up On Living In Messi’s Shadow At Barcelona

MIAMI, FL - JULY 29: Neymar #11 of Barcelona walks past Lionel Messi #10 of Barcelona during the International Champions Cup El Clásico match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami, FL. FC Barcelona won the match with a score of 3 to 2. FC Barcelona was the International Champions Cup winners. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

While each individual attacker in recent years at Barcelona has been recognised for their unique ability, there is no doubt that Lionel Messi, has been, currently is and perhaps always will be the standard bearer for any striker who plays for the club.  And even a player as exceptionally talented as Neymar has had to move on in order to …

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Opinion: Barcelona Are In Need Of Major Surgery

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 14: L-R) Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona react after conceding a goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona at Parc des Princes on February 14, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

After last night’s 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona will need to pull off the greatest comeback in Champion’s League history to progress further in this season’s competition. Having been completely blown away by Unai Emery’s side the likelihood of Barcelona even making the tie competitive again is remote. Barcelona have been at the pinnacle of the European game …

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Pep Guardiola: A Victim Of His Own High Standards?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Pep Guardiola

Has Pep Guardiola set the bar impossibly high for himself? When I was 13 it was arranged that my friend would have his first kiss down a laneway in our local housing estate. The girl he was meant to kiss was tall, blonde and pretty and all the lads were routeing for him. All except me, because this girl was …

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Brazil Vs. Argentina: A Combined Eleven Ahead Of Thursday’s Showdown

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 11: Neymar of Brazil (2nd Left) competes the ball with Lionel Messi of Argentina (Right) during Super Clasico de las Americas between Argentina and Brazil at Beijing National Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

One of the hottest rivalries in football takes centre stage on Thursday night as Brazil host Argentina at the Mineirão in Belo Horizonte. Tite’s side sit on top of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualification as the new manager’s appointment has seen a dramatic upturn in the side’s performances and results. Argentina, however, have not been as positive. Their over-reliance on star …

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Messi Linked With Chelsea Move After His Dad Meets With Abramovich [Report]

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been linked with a sensational move to Chelsea. The Sun reports that Roman Abramovich has met with Lionel Messi’s father and agent, Jorge, aboard the Chelsea owner’s personal yacht, fuelling speculation the five-time Fifa Ballon d’Or winner may be moving to Stamford Bridge next season. Chelsea linked with £100m move for Messi https://t.co/R6ErGdytTj — …

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Arsene Wenger Singles Out Key Barcelona Man To Keep Quiet

Looking forward to hosting Barcelona at the Emirates in tomorrow’s Champions League tie, the stats seem bleak for the Gunners. The in-form Barca side are unbeaten in 32 matches (cup and league), and have already scored over 100 goals in all competitions this season. And it is their front-three which strike fear into the hearts of opponents. Messi, Suarez, and …

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Why Guardiola Can Bring European Success To Manchester City

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Head coach Josep Guardiola of FC Barcelona gives instructions from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manchester City have been planning for football domination, and now they’ve finally landed their man. With the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City could be set to achieve what they set out to do. As one of the most lauded managers in world football, Guardiola has achieved success everywhere he’s been. He assembled one of the greatest teams in history during …

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Top 100 Footballers In The World List Makes For Hearty Debate

No matter how many experts you have involved in the decision making process, you are not going to please everyone. The debate over who is the best footballer in the world, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, could lead football fans to blows, but when expanded to Neymar vs Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale vs Kevin De Bruyne, or Paul Pogba vs Thomas …

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Neymar: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Are From Another Planet

Neymar is regarded by many as the third best footballer in the world at present (no prizes for guessing the top two). The Barcelona and Brazil frontman has been in imperious form of late, assuming the goalscoring responsibilities in the absence of Lionel Messi. However, when asked about his Ballon d’Or credentials, the Brazilian laughed it off, according to Sambafoot. …

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The Top 5 Hottest Strikers In European Football

The experts have come up with the latest list of the top 5 hottest strikers in European football, and you’ll be surprised when you see the name ranked third. Everybody thinks that Cristiano Ronaldo is still the hottest striker in European football. Well, that is not totally untrue, because he still is one of the greatest of his time. But …

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