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Transfer Talk: Messi's new contract may force Barça to sell key players

Thursday, Jan 19 2017
In order to meet the Argentinean's wage demands, Los Blaugranas could be forced to sell some of their finest footballers. Which ones? Find out!
Why hasn't Barcelona offered Lionel Messi a new contract?

The answer, to put it in simple terms, is the team's lack of money. Apparently, "La Pulga" has asked for a staggerig amount of money, and with Barça's problems to fund their...

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Rivaldo returns to Barcelona and celebrates with epic Instagram post

Wednesday, Jan 18 2017
The Brazilian midfielder revealed yesterday that he is available to play for FCB legends, the team that travels around the world to promote the Barcelona brand.
Lgendary footballer Rivaldo made a surprise visit to Camp Nou, where he spent some time with president Josep Maria Bartomeu and the first team.

Speaking after his short meeting with Barcelona's execs, the 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil spoke...

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Messi and Co. deny Coach magazine interview as being fake

Wednesday, Jan 18 2017
Everything that the Argentine ace said about Cristiano, Pep, and a move to the Premier League appears to be false.
Sorry, Manchester City. Despite recent reports that the Citizens are ready to splash €115m on the Argentine superstar, he appears nowhere close to leaving Camp Nou.

This is according to the player himself, who was asked about the rumors linking...

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WATCH: Maradona destroys Higuain while praising Messi & Dybala

Tuesday, Jan 17 2017
'El Diez' spoke about the Argentinean trio during a ceremony hosted by the Italian Football Federation, where Maradona picked up an award.
It seems that Diego Maradona won't forget Higuain's "treason" of leaving Napoli to join Juventus anytime soon, as he blasted the Argentine international during a gala staged by the Italian Footbal Federation.

The 1986 World Champion was...

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Man City ready to submit record-breaking bid to sign Lionel Messi [The Sun]

Tuesday, Jan 17 2017
According to the English tabloid, the Citizens were not thrown out the door by Barcelona officers, which would be willing to listen to their offer.
As soon as word got out of the problems faced by Barcelona to extend Lionel Messi's contract, clubs all over the world started wondering if there would be a chance to sign the Argentine ace. Today, one club has apparently stepped up to lead the race...

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The most valuable player is in La Liga, but it’s not Messi or Cristiano

Monday, Jan 16 2017
CIES released a study of football’s most valuable players, with the Ballon d’Or kings missing out on top spot.g
CIES released a study, revealing football’s most valuable players. The most obvious answer would be the beautiful game’s two biggest names – Cristiano and Messi – but neither grabbed top spot.

Instead, that accolade went...

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STATS: Messi sets another La Liga record with goal against Las Palmas

Saturday, Jan 14 2017
The Argentinean ace helped Los Blaugranas beat the yellow-and-blue side with a classy performance. It was his 14th goal of the competition.
Lionel Messi's records in La Liga will be hard to break once he decides to call it quits, especially because he's close to owning every single one of them.

The Argentinean ace scored against Las Palmas thanks to some poor goalkeeping by Javi Varas...

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Barça exec plays down Messi's legacy with shocking comment

Friday, Jan 13 2017
Pere Gratacos, who represented Barcelona's interest during today's Copa del Rey draw, will have to explain his words to the board.
Maybe this sort of comments are the reason why Messi's contract talks have taken so long to materialize.

Speaking after today's Copa del Rey draw, former center back Pere Gratacos -who coached Messi during his time at Barcelona B- played down Messi's...

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Copa del Rey quarter-final draw revealed - tough test for Barcelona

Friday, Jan 13 2017
Barcelona have been handed the toughest fixture in the quarter-final of the Copa del Rey.
The quarter-final draw of the Copa del Rey has been revealed. The draw seems easy for La Liga giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, but Barcelona's situation seems quite tricky. The Blaugrana will face a Real Sociedad side that has always caused them...

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STATS: Messi equals free kick goal scoring record for Barcelona

Wednesday, Jan 11 2017
The Argentinean ace netted the third and final goal for Los Blaugranas via a free kick, matching a record established in the 1990s.
For the third time in eight days, Lionel Messi showed the world why he is considered to be one of the best free kick takers in the world.

The Argentinean sealed Barcelona's spot in the Copa del Rey quarter finals with a top-class finish via a free...

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STATS: Suárez breaks 100th-goal barrier FASTER than Messi

Wednesday, Jan 11 2017
The Uruguayan striker gave Los Blaugranas the lead just before the first half of their matchup against Athletic Club came to an end.
Luis Suárez has proven to be quite a signing ever since he joined Barcelona, and these numbers give testimony about how influential he could be in the next few years.

The Uruguayan ace scored his 100th goal for Barcelona during the first...

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Luis Enrique reveals the real reason why Barcelona players snubbed The Best awards gala

Tuesday, Jan 10 2017
Barcelona players were behind The Best awards snub, Luis Enrique has revealed.
Luis Enrique has opened up about Barcelona's decision to snub The Best awards gala organized by FIFA on Monday Jan 9, 2017. The club's players were conspicuously absent as their rival Cristiano Ronaldo was announced the first ever winner of the historic...

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Maradona, Real Madrid legends slam Messi for not attending FIFA Football Awards

Tuesday, Jan 10 2017
The Argentine eventually lost to rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but was a no-show at the gala.
The biggest news in the world of football this week was the FIFA Football Awards. The world’s governing body announced their recipient of The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, going to Cristiano Ronaldo, with Lionel Messi coming in second.


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REVEALED: Numbers show Messi wasn't close to beating CR7 in 'The Best ' Award race

Monday, Jan 9 2017
Messi was able to cut the gap between himself and CR7, but he ended up as the runner up in an award race for the second straight time in two months.
The difference may be shorter, but the end result was the same.

FIFA's The Best Award gave fans the chance to vote for their favorite player in 2016, and even if Lionel Messi has a large amount of fans around the world, his fandom wasn't enough...

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CR7 aims dig at Barça players during The Best Award's acceptance speech

Monday, Jan 9 2017
The Portuguese player referred in a cheeky way to Los Blaugranas'absence from FIFA's award ceremony.
The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona players seems to be heading to a new high, following Cristiano Ronaldo's comments as he was unveiled as FIFA's first The Best Award recipient.

Los Blaugranas revealed that they wouldn't be attending...

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Barcelona players to skip the FIFA Football Awards gala

Monday, Jan 9 2017
This means Messi, up for The Best FIFA Men’s Player prize, won’t be there when the winner is announced.
The FIFA Football Awards is right around the corner, set to take place today – on Monday. With an actual gala being held, instead of a mere announcement as France Football did with the Ballon d’Or, fans can see some of football’s biggest...

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Messi’s partner posts pic of their dog, and it’s huge!

Monday, Jan 9 2017
La Pulga's pooch went from being cute to being gigantic in only 11 months.
Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez is one of football’s most famous dog owners, as his affection for his two best friends is downright adorable. However, Lionel Messi might just challenge the Chilean for that crown.

Messi’s dog is making...

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Where to watch FIFA Football Awards: kick-off time and gala schedule

Monday, Jan 9 2017
Many awards are up for grabs, the most anticipated being The Best Men's Player prize. Cristiano, Messi, and Griezmann are the three nominees.
The Ballon d’Or award is done and dusted, with the coveted prize having been handed to Cristiano Ronaldo for a fourth time. However, another top individual prize remains up for grabs: The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award.

That is the most...

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How Javier Mascherano rescued stuck Lionel Messi at airport [PHOTOS]

Friday, Jan 6 2017
Javier Macherano saved Lionel Messi's day at the airport thanks to his quick interventon.
Call it friendship goals; this is what Javier Mascherano demonstrated to his teammate Lionel Messi at the airport when Barcelona resumed their first training session of the year following the winter break. According to The Sun, La Pulga had forgotten...

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UCL Team of the Year 2016 revealed - England shocked, Real Madrid beats Barca

Thursday, Jan 5 2017
UEFA has revealed the official Champions League Year of 2016.
European football governing body UEFA has revealed a list of 11 players who have been voted as the best players in the Champions League in 2016. The list, which was published on their website and social media pages, was compiled after counting votes from...

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