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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde responds to Andreas Christensen rumours

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde responds to Andreas Christensen rumours

The Denmark international has been linked with a January switch to Barcelona, but the Barcelona boss does not appear desperate for such a deal Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not interested in signing a new centre-back in the January transfer window, despite talk of a move for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen. A report in Sport on…

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Soccer – Ballon d’Or 2018: Luka Modric hits out at Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping awards because someone else won

Soccer – Ballon d’Or 2018: Luka Modric hits out at Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping awards because someone else won

The Real Madrid midfielder has ended the duopoly of Barcelona and Juventus superstars, but neither of his predecessors showed up to see him crowned Luka Modric has hit out at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for skipping the Ballon d’Or gala, with the 2018 winner suggesting the iconic figures only care about personal recognition. After…

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Soccer – Messi, Pjanic or Neymar? Top 15 free-kick scorers of last five years

Soccer – Messi, Pjanic or Neymar? Top 15 free-kick scorers of last five years

The Barcelona and Juventus stars bring an extra dimension to their teams’ play with a stunning talent for converting even the most difficult attempts It is a testament to Lionel Messi’s ability with the dead ball that any free-kick on the edge of the opposition area has Barcelona fans on the edge of their seats…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ousmane Dembele needs to improve off the pitch, admits Jordi Alba

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ousmane Dembele needs to improve off the pitch, admits Jordi Alba

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba insisted the La Liga leaders are happy with Ousmane Dembele, but admitted the forward has areas for improvement off the pitch. Dembele, 21, has endured disciplinary issues this season, but showcased his talent with a stunning individual goal against Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday. Despite that performance however, Barcelona coach…

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Soccer – Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata would be welcome to join Barcelona, says defender Jordi Alba

Soccer – Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata would be welcome to join Barcelona, says defender Jordi Alba

The Barca full-back would be happy to see his struggling countryman make the move back to Spain Alvaro Morata would be welcomed at Barcelona if the forward makes the move from Premier League club Chelsea, according to full-back Jordi Alba. The 26-year-old has been linked with a surprise January move to the LaLiga giants and Serie…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Difficult for Santiago Solari to emulate Zinedine Zidane but early signs are encouraging, says Aitor Karanka

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Difficult for Santiago Solari to emulate Zinedine Zidane but early signs are encouraging, says Aitor Karanka

The ex-Blancos defender has been impressed by his former team-mate in the Spanish capital, while also backing Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona Santiago Solari faces a tough task trying to emulate Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, admits Aitor Karanka, but the Argentine is making a positive impression. The managerial rookie was handed the most high-profile of…

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Soccer – Arsenal news: Emile Smith Rowe had no problem shunning Barcelona as Gunners are ‘the right club’

Soccer – Arsenal news: Emile Smith Rowe had no problem shunning Barcelona as Gunners are ‘the right club’

The talented teenager attracted interest from Camp Nou when emerging through the Gunners’ academy system, but he is happy to have stayed put Emile Smith Rowe admits to having shunned interest from Barcelona in the past as Arsenal are “the right club” for him and his ongoing development. The 18-year-old midfielder has made a senior…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Lionel Messi better than Zinedine Zidane was, says Pires

Soccer – Barcelona news: Lionel Messi better than Zinedine Zidane was, says Pires

The Argentine may have only finished fifth in the 2018 Ballon d’Or, but the Frenchman still thinks he has quality no one else possesses Robert Pires says not even his former France team-mates Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry played at the same level as Lionel Messi, who “has something no one else has”. Pires enjoyed…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Dembele is better than PSG’s Neymar, says Pires

Soccer – Barcelona news: Dembele is better than PSG’s Neymar, says Pires

The Frenchman’s Camp Nou future has often been questioned, but his fellow countryman has dismissed the rumours, rating him ahead of the PSG talisman Former France star Robert Pires thinks Barcelona would be unwise to offload troublesome winger Ousmane Dembele in order to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Dembele arrived last year as a replacement…

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Soccer – Which teams have qualified for Champions League 2018-19 last 16?

Soccer – Which teams have qualified for Champions League 2018-19 last 16?

After the last round of matches in the European competition, Goal looks at the teams who have progressed to the next stage As the Champions League group stage reaches its conclusion, the teams that will make up the last 16 of the competition have been decided. The last round of games in the first round…

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Soccer – Pique club purchase reports intensify as FC Andorra admit to sale talks

Soccer – Pique club purchase reports intensify as FC Andorra admit to sale talks

The defender has publicly stated he is keen to enter football ownership, with sources in Andorra asserting that he will buy a fifth-division side FC Andorra have revealed that they have closed talks over the sale of the club amid speculation that Gerard Pique will be their latest owner.  According to reports in the Andorran…

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Soccer – Champions League last 16 draw: When is it, fixtures, teams, how to watch on TV & live stream

Soccer – Champions League last 16 draw: When is it, fixtures, teams, how to watch on TV & live stream

The knockout phase for this year’s UCL is set to begin soon as the group stage draws to an end, and Goal brings you all you need to know The group stage of the Champions League is gearing up to a close with two fixtures left to play, and the last 16 stage of the…

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Soccer – WATCH: Magic Messi and an eight-goal thriller – the best of La Liga

Soccer – WATCH: Magic Messi and an eight-goal thriller – the best of La Liga

The Barca man hit two stunning free-kicks, in a week of dramatic equalisers – Watch the Clear Men Champion Moments from Match Day 15 Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to three points this past weekend with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over neighbours Espanyol in the Catalan derby. Lionel Messi was…

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Soccer – Tottenham news: Lucas Moura revels in Camp Nou redemption after Spurs heroics

Soccer – Tottenham news: Lucas Moura revels in Camp Nou redemption after Spurs heroics

The Brazilian came off the bench to give Spurs a vital draw against Barcelona, just two years after PSG lost 6-1 at Camp Nou Goalscorer Lucas Moura shed tears of joy after his Champions League heroics against Barcelona sent Tottenham into the knockout stages of the competition. Spurs knew they needed to match Inter Milan’s result…

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Soccer – Champions League: Inter deserved to qualify – Icardi

Soccer – Champions League: Inter deserved to qualify – Icardi

The striker was upset that Tottenham qualified ahead of the Italian giants as both sides played out 1-1 draws, Spurs with Barcelona and Inter with PSV Mauro Icardi believes Inter were worthy of a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League despite their dramatic elimination on Tuesday. Argentina striker Icardi scored his fourth…

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Soccer – Tottenham news: Spurs achieved ‘mission impossible’, says Pochettino

Soccer – Tottenham news: Spurs achieved ‘mission impossible’, says Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham after a draw at Barcelona secured their place in the Champions League knockout stage. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his team achieved what many labelled “mission impossible” by reaching the Champions League knockout stage. Lucas Moura’s 85th-minute goal saw Spurs claim a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Group B on Tuesday.…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde warns Ousmane Dembele despite Spurs goal

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde warns Ousmane Dembele despite Spurs goal

The France international netted in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham after being fined for turning up two hours late for a training session Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admits Ousmane Dembele is not out of the woods yet despite his thrilling strike in Tuesday’s Champions League draw with Tottenham. The France international was fined £90,000 ($112,000) this week…

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Soccer – Champions League last 16: Tottenham showing they can keep Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and best players, says Dimitar Berbatov

Soccer – Champions League last 16: Tottenham showing they can keep Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and best players, says Dimitar Berbatov

Spurs made their way into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw away at Barcelona and are now being challenged to go and win something Progress to the last 16 of the Champions League will help Tottenham to “keep their best players”, says Dimitar Berbatov, with Spurs holding their own in a…

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Soccer – Tottenham news: ‘For the first time it feels really special’ – Mauricio Pochettino revels in Spurs progress

Soccer – Tottenham news: ‘For the first time it feels really special’ – Mauricio Pochettino revels in Spurs progress

Lucas Moura’s late goal at the Camp Nou delivered the finest achievement in four-and-a-half years in north London for the Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has described Tottenham’s passage to the last-16 of this season’s Champions League as the most “special” moment of his tenure at the club. Lucas Moura’s late equaliser secured a 1-1 draw with Barcelona…

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