Barcelona are weaker without Neymar, says Jorge Jesus  [LINK]
Jorge Jesus feels Barcelona made a mistake allowing Neymar to leave, and insists replacement Ousmane Dembele is “not the same” as the brilliant Brazilian. Speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with the Spanish giants, the Sporting CP coach made clear how highly he rates the departed Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record […] [Read More]
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Paco Alcacer nears Barcelona exit  [LINK]
Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer is almost certain to leave Camp Nou in the January transfer window, according to El Larguero. The 24-year-old was signed as a replacement for Luis Suarez last summer, but it appears that neither Luis Enrique nor Ernesto Valverde have rated him highly. Alcacer has been disappointed by the lack of first […] [Read More]
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Torino eyeing Simone Zaza  [LINK]
Sport Mediaset has suggested that Torino are considering a January move for former Juventus striker Simone Zaza. Granata will have to slowly start preparing for life after Andrea Belotti and they have set their sights on another Italy international. However, prizing Zaza away from Mestalla will be no easy task now that los Che have […] [Read More]
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Dybala could leave for €150 million  [LINK]
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala could be allowed to leave Turin next summer, according to Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones. The Argentine footballer has enjoyed a remarkable start to the new season, bagging 12 goals in 8 appearances, making everyone stand up and take notice. And while it is no secret that Dybala is […] [Read More]
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Real Madrid keen on Julian Draxler  [LINK]
Spanish media outlet Don Balon has suggested that Real Madrid are showing interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler. The 24-year-old only joined the Saints back in January, but he is now being heavily linked with a move away from the club. Namely, Draxler fell further down the pecking order as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe […] [Read More]
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Deulofeu, Semedo return for Barcelona but Alcacer dropped for Sporting CP clash  [LINK]
Gerard Deulofeu and Nelson Semedo have both been brought back into the Barcelona squad for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sporting CP. The players were rested for Saturday’s LaLiga win over Girona but are in Ernesto Valverde’s 18-man squad for the trip to Portugal. However, striker Paco Alcacer has been left out, having not made […] [Read More]
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Barca and Dortmund vying for Ajax starlet  [LINK]
Catalan daily newspaper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Borussia Dortmund are set to challenge Barcelona for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. The 18-year-old is believed to be one of Barcelona’s targets for the future alongside Rb Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, but the Millionaires are keen on his services as well. It was new Borussia Dortmund coach […] [Read More]
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Barcelona refuse to give up on Coutinho  [LINK]
Premier League side Liverpool showed a firm stance by refusing to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona during the summer transfer window. The Catalan media outlet Sport splashed a big headline on its cover today depicting Coutinho and claiming that Barcelona are getting ready to reactivate their pursuit of the Brazilian magician. Coutinho is coming off […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Valencia boss Marcelino pulled his hamstring while celebrating Zaza’s winner vs Real Sociedad  [LINK]
Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia recorded an important 3-2 victory at in-form Real Sociedad this weekend. Former Juventus and West Ham striker Simone Zaza scored a winning goal with only five minutes left on the clock and it brought plenty of joy to the Valencia bench. His goal was a bit too much for head […] [Read More]
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Want to know how to stop Leo Messi? Just ask Pablo Maffeo (VIDEO)  [LINK]
Barcelona superstar Leo Messi scored nine goals in four matches for his side prior the trip to Girona. The Catalans did emerge victorious celebrating a 3-0 win over La Liga minnows, but what caught the media attention was the fact Leo Messi was contained for the full 90 minutes. Credit goes to Girona man Pablo […] [Read More]
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Marcelino laughs off injury after hurting hamstring celebrating  [LINK]
Valencia coach Marcelino laughed off his injury after appearing to hurt his hamstring celebrating Sunday’s winning goal. An 85th-minute goal from Simone Zaza saw Valencia edge past Real Sociedad 3-2 in LaLiga to continue their fine start to the season. Marcelino clutched at his hamstring after celebrating what proved to be the match-winner at Anoeta. […] [Read More]
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I´ll be back! Schwarzenegger visits Barcelona  [LINK]
There was a touch of Hollywood at Camp Nou on Saturday when Arnold Schwarzenegger visited LaLiga giants Barcelona. Former California governor Schwarzenegger was a special guest as he took a tour of the club’s facilities before league leaders Barcelona won 3-0 at Girona. In Barcelona for the second consecutive year to run his Arnold Classic […] [Read More]
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Alba lauds Valverde´s impact at in-form Barcelona  [LINK]
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has credited new boss Ernesto Valverde with masterminding the team’s perfect start to LaLiga. The Blaugrana notched up a sixth straight league victory against Girona on Saturday as Luis Suarez and a pair of own goals did the damage in a 3-0 away win. Alba played a key part in the […] [Read More]
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Girona 0 Barcelona 3: Centurion Suarez seals Catalan derby triumph  [LINK]
Luis Suarez scored on his 100th LaLiga appearance to help see off Girona 3-0 in the first top-flight derby between the two Catalan clubs. A pair of own goals either side of half-time put Ernesto Valverde’s side comfortably ahead before Suarez marked his milestone by wrapping up the three points. Girona skipper Aday Benitez was the victim for the […] [Read More]
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Deportivo Alaves 1 Real Madrid 2: Ceballos off the mark as champions bounce back  [LINK]
Dani Ceballos scored his first Real Madrid goals on his full debut as the LaLiga champions responded to their shock midweek defeat with a much-needed 2-1 win at Deportivo Alaves. Madrid’s stuttering start to their domestic title defence continued with a 1-0 reverse against Real Betis at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but Zinedine Zidane’s side […] [Read More]
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Costa can win many Atletico trophies, says ex-Chelsea striker Shevchenko  [LINK]
Diego Costa is likely to win multiple trophies with Atletico Madrid after sealing his return to the club from Chelsea, according to former Blues forward Andriy Shevchenko. The Spain striker is on the brink of completing his move back to Atletico, who he originally left for west London in 2014, after the two clubs announced […] [Read More]
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From Maradona to Messi – Barcelona celebrate 60 years at Camp Nou  [LINK]
Barcelona have honoured Camp Nou’s 60th birthday with a video of some of the finest moments from their famous stadium’s history. The ground was officially opened on September 24, 1957, and has been the site of significant success in the decades since, including the celebration of 18 LaLiga titles, 16 Copas del Rey and five […] [Read More]
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Alex Sandro replaces Marcelo in Brazil squad  [LINK]
Alex Sandro has been called up to the Brazil squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers in place of the injured Marcelo. The Real Madrid full-back suffered a hamstring tear in Wednesday’s shock 1-0 defeat to Real Betis and is expected to be out of action for at least a month. Juventus man Alex Sandro […] [Read More]
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Returning Costa scared of Atletico fitness plans  [LINK]
Diego Costa concedes he is afraid of what fitness coach Oscar Ortega has in store for him after arriving in Spain to complete his move to Atletico Madrid. The LaLiga club confirmed on Thursday that they had agreed a transfer fee with Chelsea, reportedly in the region of €60million, to bring back the striker. The 28-year-old […] [Read More]
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Valverde dismisses Real Madrid ´crisis´ talk  [LINK]
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has dismissed the idea that Real Madrid are in crisis following their poor run of form. The champions have failed to win any of their last three LaLiga matches at home, drawing with Levante and Valencia before suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Real Betis. Barca have opened up a seven-point […] [Read More]
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Mourinho misses out as Allegri, Conte and Zidane battle for Best FIFA Coach of the Year  [LINK]
Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane have been named as the finalists for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award. The final three were cut down from an initial list of 10, with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, boss of rivals Manchester City, among the names to be dropped. Juventus […] [Read More]
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Costa lands in Madrid ahead of Atletico return  [LINK]
Diego Costa arrived in Spain on Friday as the striker closed in on his return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea. The Premier League champions on Thursday confirmed they had agreed terms with Atletico for the sale of the Brazilian-born Spain international for a fee that could reportedly rise to €60million.   Costa will not be able to […] [Read More]
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Conte thanks Costa after Chelsea exit agreed  [LINK]
Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa after the Chelsea forward’s January move to Atletico Madrid was confirmed. Chelsea and Atletico agreed a deal, estimated to be worth up to €60million, on Thursday, which is set to go through in full when a medical has been passed and personal terms are agreed. Conte and Costa, who […] [Read More]
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Zidane will not ´go crazy´ despite Real Madrid slump  [LINK]
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he is not going to go crazy despite acknowledging a poor start to the season that has left them trailing Barcelona by seven points. The Spanish and European champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Real Betis on Wednesday, with a stoppage-time header from Antonio Sanabria ruining Cristiano Ronaldo’s […] [Read More]
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