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Messi Brace Leads Barcelona To Dominant La Liga Opener

Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night. Wearing the captain’s armband following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japan, Messi stepped up to send a cheeky second-half free-kick under the jumping wall …

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Reclaiming Champions League Is Priority For Lionel Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will “do everything possible” this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch-rivals Real Madrid, who have won the competition each of the past three years. The 31-year-old will take over the captaincy at Barcelona this season following the departure of club legend Andres Iniesta for Japan. “We’re going to miss …

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Sevilla Threaten Super Cup Action Against Barcelona

Sevilla have threatened file a complaint ahead Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup clash with Barcelona if the La Liga champions field more than three non-EU players. The Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Saturday that there would be no restrictions on players from outside the EU for the Super Cup, despite only three being allowed in squads for league matches. Sevilla …

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Pogba Tight-Lipped Over United Situation For Fear Of Being Fined

Paul Pogba added fuel to rumours of his deteriorating relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, saying he could not express himself for fear of being fined. The 25-year-old was credited with a ‘monster performance’ by Mourinho in United’s opening 2-1 Premier League win over Leicester City on Friday. However, Pogba, who cost United a then-world record £89 million in …

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Paul Pogba Keen To Leave United For Barcelona – Reports

France World Cup star Paul Pogba is determined to end his fractious relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and move to Barcelona, according to British media reports on Wednesday. The 25-year-old — who scored in the 4-2 World Cup final win over Croatia — has agreed terms with Barcelona for a deal worth £89.5 million ($115 million, 100 million …

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Roma Consider Legal Action Over Barcelona’s Malcom Hijack

Barcelona's new Brazilian forward Malcom gives thumbs up at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on July 24, 2018. - Spanish champions Barcelona announced they have signed Brazilian winger Malcom from French side Bordeaux on a five-year deal for 41 million euros ($48 million). (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Roma are said to be considering legal action after Brazilian winger Malcom was dramatically snatched from right under their noses earlier this week. The Serie A side announced that a deal had been struck with Bordeaux to sign the 21-year-old on Monday afternoon, only for Barcelona to swoop in with a higher offer when their attempts to sign Chelsea’s Willian hit …

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Barcelona Sign Malcom From Bordeaux After Roma Drama

Spanish champions Barcelona announced on Tuesday they have signed Brazilian winger Malcom from French side Bordeaux on a five-year deal for 41 million euros ($48 million). The signing comes after Bordeaux blocked the transfer of the 21-year-old to Italian giants Roma following a last-minute bid from the Catalan side on Monday. “FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement for …

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Alisson, Neymar And The Most Expensive XI In Football History

Liverpool broke the bank last week to make Brazilian international Alisson Becker the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The former Roma man made the switch to Anfield in a deal that could be worth up to £65m, surpassing the record that Gianluigi Buffon had held for 17 years. Indeed, the deal also represents the second position for which Liverpool …

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Barcelona Deny Buying Abidal Illegal Transplant Liver

Barcelona have denied that they illegally bought a transplant liver for their former defender Eric Abidal. A Barcelona court admitted it had investigated a possible crime of organ trafficking for more than a year before deciding not to proceed because of a lack of evidence. “FC Barcelona roundly deny any irregularity in the matter,” the club said in a statement in English …

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