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Barcelona 2020 for Valverde as Messi marks 18 years since arrival

Friday, Feb 15 2019
Friday marks a special day for both the manager and player, with Ernesto extending his contract on the same day of Leo's anniversary.
Questions have been asked of Ernesto Valverde's future, but the Barcelona boss now appears destined to remain with the club for a few more years after the team revealed he signed an extension.

The Blaugrana boss' initial deal was set to expire...


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Former Real Madrid defender urges Lionel Messi to retire as soon as possible

Tuesday, Feb 12 2019
The former footballer has never held back when speaking about his feelings for Los Blaugranas.
There are some former Real Madrid players that have never been shy about their feelings for Barcelona, but these quotes by Alvaro Arbeloa seem to be a bit over the line.

The former defender, who had several disagreements with Barcelona players...


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Barca's Messi leads top 10 list of the highest-paid footballers in Europe

Friday, Feb 8 2019
A look at the players' monthly wages reveals that the Argentine earns more than the second and third stars on the list combined.
L'Equipe has released a list of footballers top earners, and to little surprise, Lionel Messi has been crowned as the Europe's highest-paid footballer. The Argentine's monthly wages before tax beat out the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Griezmann, who...


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Messi becomes Barcelona's second most-capped player in El Clásico

Wednesday, Feb 6 2019
Only one more player to beat for 'La Pulga' in the all-time list for Barcelona players with most El Clásico appearances.
He may not have started the game, but that did not stop Lionel Messi from reaching yet another milestone. 

The Argentine ace is now the second most-capped player for Barcelona when speaking about El Clásico games. Before the match started, Lionel...


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Valverde leaves Messi on the bench for first leg of El Clásico

Wednesday, Feb 6 2019
The Argentine ace struggled to make the squad due to a muscular injury picked up on Saturday's clash vs Valencia.
Just like in the first Clásico of the season, Lionel Messi will not be around to terrorize Real Madrid's defense. The main difference is that "La Pulga" will be able to do so at some point of the game, since he was included in the 18-man squad that will...


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Barça vs Real Madrid - Solari sends daring message ahead of Copa del Rey clash

Tuesday, Feb 5 2019
The Argentine coach provided an injury update ahead of Wednesday's game right after complaining about the team's tight schedule.
Real Madrid fans can rest easy: Santiago Solari seems to be full of confidence for Wednesday's matchup.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference, the Los Blancos boss kept talking about his team's unbeaten form in the last five games, trying...


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El Clasico: Barcelona players to have their names written in Chinese

Tuesday, Feb 5 2019
Happy Chinese New Year, people!
To mark the Chinese New Year, Barcelona will have some of its players wearing jerseys with their names written in Chinese when it takes on Real Madrid on Wednesday. The Clasico clash is the first of a two-legged Copa del Rey semi-final tie.

This...


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El Clasico 2019: What Barcelona must learn from recent inconsistent form

Tuesday, Feb 5 2019
There has been a few inconsistencies in the performance of Catalans this season and, now, a bigger test beckons.
It's El Clasico once again and the stakes in this encounter needs no exaggerating as it has been the case since time immemorial. While both Barcelona and Real Madrid have not exactly had a suave ride this season, grit, character and zeal is usually the...


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Barça vs Real Madrid - Valverde given massive boost on Messi's availability

Tuesday, Feb 5 2019
The Spanish boss is still tempted by the possibility of having to play against Los Blancos without his key man.
Barcelona fans can sleep tight ahead of the first Clásico in 2019: Lionel Messi has made it into the squad that will face Real Madrid this Wednesday.

The footballer trained along with the rest of the team during Tuesday's session, leaving the decision...


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STATS: Breakdown of Barcelona's form against Real Madrid without Messi

Tuesday, Feb 5 2019
The Argentine ace has been the driving force behind Barça's success against Los Blancos. Here's how Los Blaugranas have performed without 'La Pulga' against their bitter rivals.
The world of football is still waiting for confirmation on Messi's availability for the first of three Clásicos this month. The Argentine ace is still being taken care of after picking up a thigh injury during Saturday's game against Valencia, and even...


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Barcelona suffers Lionel Messi injury scare ahead of El Clasico

Saturday, Feb 2 2019
The 31-year-old striker appeared to have picked up a knock.
Barcelona could be without Lionel Messi when it takes on Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday after the Argentine seemingly picked up a knock in Saturday's clash with Valencia. Prior to the incident, the Blaugrana skipper single-handedly ensured...


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Messi reaches La Liga milestone during 2-2 draw against Valencia

Saturday, Feb 2 2019
The Argentine ace led the way for Los Blaugranas in today's game, where the league leaders came from behind to snatch one point.
Where would Barcelona be without Lionel Messi?

Once again, the Argentine superstar stepped up and delivered for Los Blaugranas in a key game, scoring both goals for the league leaders in what turned out to be an exciting clash.

Valencia...


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Barcelona sets Copa del Rey record with 6-1 thumping against Sevilla

Wednesday, Jan 30 2019
The Blaugrana side eliminated Los Hispalenses with a 6-3 aggregate after losing the first leg with a 2-0 score.
Barcelona managed to avoid elimination in stylish fashion by destroying Sevilla's defense in the second leg of their Copa del Rey matchup.

The Blaugrana side emerged victorious despite a couple of scares, which ended with a 6-1 blowout as time...


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Four head-to-head stats favoring a Barca Copa del Rey comeback vs Sevilla

Tuesday, Jan 29 2019
The Blaugrana lost the first leg 2-0 and will have to be at their very best if they wish to defend their title.
Barcelona is gearing up for a crucial clash in the Copa del Rey. The reigning champion will take on Sevilla knowing that anything short of a spectacular display could result in their elimination.

The reason for this is the result of their first-leg...


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Messi reveals details on why his first-born is his harshest critic

Monday, Jan 28 2019
The La Liga ace admitted that his family life has been altered by his young ones, especially Thiago, who understands a bit of football now.
Football fans around the world have made a habit out of criticizing players around the world.Those who are often referred to as the best in the business tend to get a lot of heat, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. But when it comes to the latter...


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La Liga Roundup - Stats and facts after Matchday 21

Monday, Jan 28 2019
Messi extended his dominance in La Liga with one more goal, while Benzema was Real Madrid's guiding light against Espanyol.
The Spanish top flight is well underway in the second round of games, and things are getting tougher as time goes by. 

Valencia was the main protagonist this weekend, as Los Naranjeros are now seventh thanks to a three-match streak without a loss...


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Messi and Aguero lead the campaign as Sala's family plea for search to resume

Friday, Jan 25 2019
The Guernsey Police department announced on Tuesday that they had called off the mission but many haven't given up hope.
On Thursday, the announcement that everyone dreaded arrived. Three days after the plane carrying Emiliano Sala went missing, the search for the Argentine attacker was canceled.

The Guernsey Police department had been leading the mission to find...


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Messi set to return to Argentina's National team before 2019 Copa América

Thursday, Jan 24 2019
The footballer had refused to attend any of Lionel Scaloni's call ups following the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Argentine fans can rest easy: Lionel Messi will officially return to their national team.

The blue and white side is expected to have a couple of friendly games in the upcoming FIFA International Break, and sources close to Messi have confirmed...


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Details of Cristiano Ronaldo's court appearance in Spain revealed

Monday, Jan 21 2019
The Portuguese footballer will be given the same treatment as Lionel Messi during Tuesday's hearing.
The day for Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in front of a Spanish tax court has finally come, and Spanish authorities have given a hint on how things will be going down for the Portuguese footballer.

Juventus' top scorer this season will have to appear...


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Top stats and facts surrounding Matchday 20 in La Liga

Monday, Jan 21 2019
Real Madrid is now third in the competition, ten points behind the league leaders, Barcelona. Atlético trails Los Blaugranas by five points after 20 games.
*We are well underway in the second half of the 2018-19 La Liga season. After this weekend's games, Barcelona have been able to maintain their lead over Atlético, but Real Madrid has gotten a bit closer to their bitter rival, since their win against Sevilla...


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