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Messi Returns But Barcelona Lose 4-3 At Home To Betis

After an undefeated streak dating back to September and the return to action for Lionel Messi, Barcelona would have expected to consolidate their lead in the La Liga table today. Instead, a shocking defeat to lower table Real Betis occurred at the Nou Camp. Messi returned to the fold after his arm injury, and as reported, Ousmane Dembele was dropped …

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Messi Set For Barcelona Return While Dembele Is Dropped

Ernesto Valverde has indicated Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti are both ready to return for Barcelona against Real Betis on Sunday but Ousmane Dembele has been dropped.  Messi has been out since breaking his arm against Sevilla on October 20 while Umtiti has been nursing a knee problem and has not played since September 26. Both are included in the …

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Malcom Finally Delivers After Difficult Barcelona Start

Malcom cried tears of joy after scoring against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday but his emotions must have marked relief too after a difficult start at Barcelona. Signed from Bordeaux for €41 million in the summer, the 21-year-old was always circled as a player for the future but his lack of involvement this season has been a …

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Neymar Risks Prison Over Barca Move, Says Spanish Magistrate

A Spanish magistrate leading an investigation into alleged irregularities in Neymar’s move to Barcelona in 2013 said Wednesday the Brazilian superstar could face up to six years in prison. “The term imposed, in principle, could be between four and six years,” said a decree issued by judge Jose Maria Vazquez Honrubia, a copy of which was seen by AFP. Neymar, …

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Suarez Hits Hat-Trick As Barcelona Decimate Madrid

Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday as Luis Suarez scored the hat-trick that will surely spell the end of Julen Lopetegui’s spell as Real Madrid coach. Barcelona were 5-1 winners at the Camp Nou, dominant for all-but a 15-minute spell after half-time when the otherwise hapless Madrid briefly threatened a comeback. All the failures that have underlined their …

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Poll: Vote For Your Barcelona/Real Madrid Combined XI

Sunday night’s game between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga will be the first El Clásico to feature neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Messi is out of the game with an arm injury, while Ronaldo completed a £100 million move to Juventus last summer. Ahead of the clash at the Nou Camp, pick your combined …

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Resistance To USA Game Is ‘Cultural’, Says La Liga President

La Liga president Javier Tebas on Tuesday claimed that resistance to the controversial plans to hold a Spanish top-flight game in the United States is “cultural”. The match between Girona and Barcelona on January 26 is scheduled to be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, despite strong opposition and fears that the Catalan giants would effectively be gifted an …

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Ronaldo’s Return & Four Other Champions League Talking Points

As the Champions League returns for its third round of fixtures, Pundit Arena counts down five talking points from Tuesday and Wednesday night’s action.  ___ 1) Ronaldo’s Return Cristiano Ronaldo went from skinny showboater to the best player in the world during his time at Manchester United. The Portugal striker scored 84 goals in 198 appearances for the Red Devils before …

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Barca Star Arda Turan Facing Up To 12 Years In Prison Following Brawl

Turkish prosecutors on Monday charged Barcelona player Arda Turan over a brawl with a prominent singer, asking for the footballer to be sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years in jail. The prosecutors charged Turan, who is currently on loan to Istanbul’s Basaksehir, with sexual harassment, unlicensed possession of weapons and causing intentional injury over the fight with singer Berkay Sahin, the state-run …

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