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Soccer – VIDEO: Robert Lewandowski, Memphis Depay – The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

Soccer – VIDEO: Robert Lewandowski, Memphis Depay – The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

The UCL Last 16 is in full swing on Tuesday evening – who will be crowned the Santander Player of the Week? The UEFA Champions League is firmly up and running after some explosive last 16 ties last week, with more European heavyweights ready to plant one foot in the last eight of Europe’s premier…

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Soccer – Lyon vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Soccer – Lyon vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The Catalans meet opponents who negotiated the group stages of the Champions League undefeated – can they pick up a victory at Parc OL? Barcelona will want to put their unconvincing recent form behind them when they travel to face Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Parc OL. The…

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Soccer – Messi is the only genius in football, says Capello

Soccer – Messi is the only genius in football, says Capello

The manager lauded the Barcelona superstar, while Cristiano Ronaldo was also praised by the Italian coach Lionel Messi is the “only genius in world football” according to former Real Madrid head coach Fabio Capello, who also praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact at Juventus. Barcelona superstar Messi and Ronaldo have won five Ballon d’Or awards apiece, with…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi’s trump card: Why Ousmane Dembele is key to Barcelona’s Champions League hopes

Soccer – Lionel Messi’s trump card: Why Ousmane Dembele is key to Barcelona’s Champions League hopes

Barcelona have made winning the Champions League their priority this season, and the reformed French wonderkid will be crucial if they are to do so That night still gives Barcelona players cold sweats. Defeat in Rome was a season-crusher, a catastrophe, a stain on the club which grew only deeper as rivals Real Madrid stormed…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: La Liga champions have learned from Roma Champions League humiliation – Valverde

Soccer – Barcelona news: La Liga champions have learned from Roma Champions League humiliation – Valverde

The manager says last season’s Champions League humbling has taught his side not to be complacent against Lyon Barcelona know they must not “let their guard down” after last season’s Champions League exit to Roma, according to coach Ernesto Valverde.  The La Liga giants looked set for a semi-final berth after winning the first leg 4-1 at home but capitulated…

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Soccer – Barcelona transfer news: Blaugrana ahead of Chelsea in race to sign Luka Jovic

Soccer – Barcelona transfer news: Blaugrana ahead of Chelsea in race to sign Luka Jovic

The Serbia international forward is currently the top goalscorer in Bundesliga and is attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs Barcelona are at the front of the queue to sign Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic this summer amid interest from a host of other European clubs. Goal understands Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are…

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Formula 1 – Alfa Romeo unveils Formula 1 car for new season

Formula 1 – Alfa Romeo unveils Formula 1 car for new season

Drivers Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, and Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy, center, unveil the new Alfa Romeo F1 car during a presentation of the new livery at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb.18, 2019. (Manu Fernandez/Associated Press) By Joseph Wilson | AP February 18 at 4:08 AM MONTMELO, Spain — Alfa Romeo…

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Soccer – Kevin-Prince Boateng’s home burgled while in action for Barcelona

Soccer – Kevin-Prince Boateng’s home burgled while in action for Barcelona

The 31-year-old was being robbed during his LaLiga debut for the Catalans with some valubables carted away Kevin-Prince Boateng’s residence in Spain was burgled on Saturday while he was in action for Barcelona in their 1-0 win over Real Valladolid. The Ghanaian midfielder played his first match at the Camp Nou as well as his…

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Soccer – Juventus transfer news: Miralem Pjanic admits to interest during summer which sparked Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona talk

Soccer – Juventus transfer news: Miralem Pjanic admits to interest during summer which sparked Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona talk

The Juventus midfielder was heavily linked with moves to England and Spain in 2018 but claims to have had no reason to make a switch at that stage Miralem Pjanic has admitted to attracting interest during a window which saw him linked with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona, but he is delighted to…

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Soccer – Champions League exclusive: ‘Barcelona are something else!’ – Lyon star Maxwel Cornet braced for showdown

Soccer – Champions League exclusive: ‘Barcelona are something else!’ – Lyon star Maxwel Cornet braced for showdown

The Ligue 1 side will take on the Catalans in France on Tuesday and the 22-year-old believes they can compete with the Liga giants Maxwel Cornet says Lyon are 100 per cent focused on Tuesday night’s Champions League encounter with Barcelona, admitting the Liga giants are “something else”. Lyon qualified in second place of Group F, finishing behind…

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Soccer – Lyon vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Soccer – Lyon vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

The Spanish champions play their first game in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League and we think there will be plenty of goals Barcelona travel to Lyon on Tuesday evening with Ernesto Valverde’s side aiming to claim a win in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash. The Camp Nou outfit come…

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Formula 1 – F1 news 2019: Liberty Media could sell sport, for sale, Pirelli, Bernie Ecclestone, Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Ferrari, schedule, calendar

Formula 1 – F1 news 2019: Liberty Media could sell sport, for sale, Pirelli, Bernie Ecclestone, Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Ferrari, schedule, calendar

Formula 1 owners, Liberty Media, could be about to sell up, according to former Pirelli boss Paul Hembery. Liberty only bought F1 two years ago for $A10.85bn but there is a growing feeling they could be about to put the sport on the market. While there is no official announcement from Liberty, Hembery believes people…

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Soccer – Barcelona transfer news: Replacing Lionel Messi will be harder than replacing Ronaldo – Anderson

Soccer – Barcelona transfer news: Replacing Lionel Messi will be harder than replacing Ronaldo – Anderson

Speaking exclusively to Goal, the former Camp Nou forward says the Argentine is the only player in the world who can win a match on his own Former Barcelona striker Sonny Anderson says Lionel Messi will be phenomenally difficult to replace – harder than it was for him to fill the boots of Ronaldo. The former…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Pep Guardiola didn’t learn anything from Louis van Gaal, it was the other way around – Anderson

Soccer – Barcelona news: Pep Guardiola didn’t learn anything from Louis van Gaal, it was the other way around – Anderson

The former Barcelona skipper and current Manchester City boss spent three years under the tutelage of a Dutch coach at Camp Nou from 1997-2000 Sonny Anderson believes Pep Guardiola didn’t learn anything from Louis Van Gaal that helped him become a coach, rather the Dutchman inherited his understanding of the “Barcelona game” from his captain. Guardiola…

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Soccer – Lyon v Barcelona: Lionel Messi the only player in the world who can win a game on his own but needs to be taken care of, says Anderson

Soccer – Lyon v Barcelona: Lionel Messi the only player in the world who can win a game on his own but needs to be taken care of, says Anderson

The Brazilian striker, who spent two years at Camp Nou between 1997-99 before leaving for Ligue 1 and Lyon, feels mercurial talent needs a rest Former Barcelona striker Sonny Anderson says Lionel Messi can win any game on his own, but he understands why coach Ernesto Valverde has left him out of his team this…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: ‘Messi makes football easier’ – Dembele hails perfect partner at Barcelona

Soccer – Barcelona news: ‘Messi makes football easier’ – Dembele hails perfect partner at Barcelona

The Argentina and France internationals have struck up a devastating partnership this season for Ernesto Valverde’s side, netting 43 times combined Lionel Messi is the perfect partner to have in attack thanks to all the opposition attention that he draws in, according to fellow Barcelona team-mate Ousmane Dembele. The Argentina and France internationals have sparked…

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Soccer – Barcelona injury news: Umtiti back to face Lyon in Champions League

Soccer – Barcelona injury news: Umtiti back to face Lyon in Champions League

The Blaugrana have been handed a timely boost as the Frenchman has been declared fit to travel with the rest of the team Samuel Umtiti has recovered from a knee injury in time to join Barcelona’s squad for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Lyon. Ernesto Valverde’s men visit Groupama Stadium on…

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Soccer – ‘Leo is a safe bet’ – Ernesto Valverde not nervous about Messi penalties after spot-kick miss

Soccer – ‘Leo is a safe bet’ – Ernesto Valverde not nervous about Messi penalties after spot-kick miss

The forward converted a penalty but saw his second spot-kick saved on Saturday, though his Barcelona boss is not at all worried Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not worried about Lionel Messi taking penalties after the superstar scored one and failed to convert another against Real Valladolid. It was a mixed evening for Messi…

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