• September 26, 2021

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Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid as Barcelona bring Luuk De Jong as replacement

Antoine Griezmann back to Atletico Madrid as Barcelona bring Luuk De Jong as replacement

Antoine Griezmann has rejoined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a season-long loan, the LaLiga clubs announced on Tuesday. The loan deal is worth €10 million ($12 million) with an option from Griezmann to stay permanently for around €40m ($47m), multiple…

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Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero out for up to 10 weeks in another setback to Camp Nou giants

Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero out for up to 10 weeks in another setback to Camp Nou giants

Just days after Barcelona revealed Lionel Messi would be leaving the club, new signing Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of action for up to 10 weeks. Aguero suffered a right calf injury in Sunday’s training session, before Messi gave a farewell speech at…

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Tearful Lionel Messi bids goodbye to Barcelona; sources say PSG deal agreed

Tearful Lionel Messi bids goodbye to Barcelona; sources say PSG deal agreed

A tearful Lionel Messi has stated his next move is not confirmed at an emotional farewell news conference Sunday, but ESPN sources said a deal with Paris Saint-Germain has already been agreed. Messi, who has been a free agent…

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Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: Argentina captain won’t sign new contract

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: Argentina captain won’t sign new contract

Barcelona have revealed that Lionel Messi will leave the club after financial problems prevented them from agreeing with the forward on a new contract. Messi, 34, has been a free agent since his previous terms expired on June 30,…

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Barcelona’s Memphis Depay scores again in Barcelona win over Stuttgart

Barcelona’s Memphis Depay scores again in Barcelona win over Stuttgart

Memphis Depay made it two goals in two matches for Barcelona as the La Liga side defeated VfB Stuttgart 3-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday. Barca blew their German opposition away with a blistering first-half display, with Memphis…

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Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out letting Antoine Griezmann leave. Sources have told ESPN that Barca have held talks with…

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Lionel Messi, Argentina win Copa America over Brazil

Lionel Messi, Argentina win Copa America over Brazil

Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Brazil and a record-equaling 15th Copa America crown. Argentina’s triumph was a particular triumph for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who…

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Lionel Messi’s contract expires, but Barcelona remain confident in extension

Lionel Messi’s contract expires, but Barcelona remain confident in extension

Lionel Messi has become a free agent on Thursday, but Barcelona stays confident of agreeing a new contract with the forward, sources have told ESPN. Messi’s deal expired at midnight Wednesday in Spain, and has yet to sign…

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Barcelona’s Dembele out for months, requires knee surgery

Barcelona’s Dembele out for months, requires knee surgery

Ousmane Dembele is set for few months on the sidelines after Barcelona confirmed he requires surgery on a knee injury sustained at Euro 2020. Sources have told ESPN the France international will be out for…

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La Liga president warns Barcelona to reduce wage bill or risk Lionel Messi contract

La Liga president warns Barcelona to reduce wage bill or risk Lionel Messi contract

La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned Barcelona they risk not being able to register Lionel Messi next campaign if they don’t reduce their wage bill. Messi’s deal expires in nine days, and he has not yet made a public…

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Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Ronald Koeman will stay as Barcelona’s coach next season following weeks of uncertainty surrounding his future, president Joan Laporta confirmed on Thursday. Laporta had said a “period of reflection” was needed after two wins in their…

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Emerson becomes Barcelona’s third arrival in three days after Aguero, Garcia join

Emerson becomes Barcelona’s third arrival in three days after Aguero, Garcia join

Barcelona have completed their third transfer of the week activating a clause to recall Emerson Royal from Real Betis for a fee of €9 million. The Brazil international signed a five-year contract with Barca when he moved to Spain from Atletico Mineiro…

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Barcelona sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City on free transfer

Barcelona sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City on free transfer

Sergio Aguero will join Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City when his contract expires next month, the Spanish club revealed Monday. Aguero, 32, has agreed to a two-year deal with a €100 million buyout clause after announcing earlier…

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Barcelona finalizing deal to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City

Barcelona finalizing deal to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City

Barcelona are working on finalizing the signing of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer this summer, sources have told ESPN. The Spanish giants have offered Aguero a two-year contract and sources have told ESPN that the Argentina international could arrive…

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Barcelona exploring Ronald Koeman replacements; want successor in place first

Barcelona exploring Ronald Koeman replacements; want successor in place first

Barcelona are exploring replacements for Ronald Koeman, but president Joan Laporta doesn’t want to dismiss the Dutch coach without having a successor in place, multiple sources have told ESPN. Barca had the destiny of the La Liga title…

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Atletico Madrid lose to Athletic Bilbao to leave La Liga race wide open

Atletico Madrid lose to Athletic Bilbao to leave La Liga race wide open

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid’s title bid was de-railed again as they were defeated 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, offering Barcelona the opportunity to go top of the table next week. Alex Berenguer put the hosts ahead in the…

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Haaland deal ‘very difficult’ for Barca

Haaland deal ‘very difficult’ for Barca

Mino Raiola and Erling Haaland’s father met with parts of the Barcelona board last Thursday, sparking hope among the Barcelona faithful. But according to ESPN, Barça deem it ‘very difficult’ to sign the youngster. New…

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Barcelona, Real Madrid in Haaland transfer talks with agent, father

Barcelona, Real Madrid in Haaland transfer talks with agent, father

Erling Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge Haaland, and agent Mino Raiola held talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid on Thursday over a possible transfer for the superstar Borussia Dortmund forward. Alf-Inge Haaland and Raiola flew into Barcelona on Thursday morning for a 2½-hour…

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Barcelona need dramatic late goal, extra time to reach Copa del Rey final

Barcelona need dramatic late goal, extra time to reach Copa del Rey final

Barcelona advanced to the Copa del Rey final, 3-2 on aggregate, after a dramatic 3-0 extra-time victory over Sevilla in the second leg of their semifinal on Wednesday. Having lost the first leg at Sevilla, 2-0, Ronald Koeman’s…

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Barcelona’s Koeman ahead of PSG clash: No team better than us right now

Barcelona’s Koeman ahead of PSG clash: No team better than us right now

Ronald Koeman has stated he doesn’t consider there is a team in better form than his Barcelona side going into Tuesday’s Champions League game versus Paris Saint-Germain. Barca beat Alaves 5-1 on Saturday and welcome PSG to Camp…

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Barcelona overcome upset-minded Granada to reach Copa del Rey semis

Barcelona overcome upset-minded Granada to reach Copa del Rey semis

Barcelona needed a rousing comeback and extra time to defeat Granada, 5-3, and moves on to the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday. Despite Barca dominating the opening half-hour, Granada scored totally versus the run of…

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Barcelona defeat Cornella in extra time, advance to Copa del Rey last 16

Barcelona defeat Cornella in extra time, advance to Copa del Rey last 16

Extra-time strikes from Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite allowed Barcelona to edge past stubborn third division neighbors Cornella 2-0 and reach the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday. Barcelona missed two penalties in normal time, with midfielder Miralem Pjanic being…

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PSG interested in Barcelona’s Messi, closely monitoring situation – sporting director Leonardo

PSG interested in Barcelona’s Messi, closely monitoring situation – sporting director Leonardo

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has stated the club is interested in signing Lionel Messi as his contract with Barcelona comes to an end this summer. The Argentina international has been free to negotiate with clubs outside of Spain since Jan. 1…

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Messi could face 4-match ban for first career red card with Barcelona

Messi could face 4-match ban for first career red card with Barcelona

Lionel Messi could be banned for up to four matches after receiving the first red card of his Barcelona career in Sunday’s Spanish Supercopa final 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao. Two goals from Antoine Griezmann looked to have Barca on course for the…

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Real Madrid’s Supercopa elimination ‘not a failure’ – Zidane

Real Madrid’s Supercopa elimination ‘not a failure’ – Zidane

Zinedine Zidane stated missing out on a Supercopa de Espana final showdown with Barcelona was not a failure for Real Madrid after they were defeated 2-1 by Athletic Bilbao. Raul Garcia’s first-half double was enough to knock…

Laporta leading way as list of Barcelona presidential candidates reduced to four

The race to become the next Barcelona president has been whittled down to just four candidates, with Joan Laporta leading the way with more support than his three rivals put together. Monday marked the deadline for the…

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Liverpool’s Klopp rejects speculation over Salah amid Barcelona, Madrid speculation

Liverpool’s Klopp rejects speculation over Salah amid Barcelona, Madrid speculation

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has rejected claims that Mohamed Salah could leave the club after the forward refused to rule out a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid in the future. Speaking in an interview with AS, Salah stated his…

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Real Madrid back huge football reform

Real Madrid back huge football reform

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has backed major reform of the European football agenda, with “new formulas” needed to make football “more competitive and exciting.” The apparent reference to a European Super League — which has…

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Champions League Draw: Barcelona vs. PSG Highlights Round of 16 Matchups

Champions League Draw: Barcelona vs. PSG Highlights Round of 16 Matchups

Monday’s Champions League Draw determined the eight, first-round knockout stage matchups, with the first leg of each clash coming in February. UEFA seeded the eight group stage winners, meaning they couldn’t play each other in…

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Messi will face Ronaldo in UCL Clash

Messi will face Ronaldo in UCL Clash

Tuesday’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Juventus will feature the first meeting between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since the Portugal forward left Real Madrid in 2018 to join the Italian champs. Ronaldo missed the first game between the two teams in Turin — a 2-0 Barca…