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Mateo Kovacic & Gonzalo Higuain face uncertainty at Chelsea

Chelsea & transfer ban Under the current state of play, Chelsea are banned from signing any new players for the next two transfer windows. Like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid beforehand, Chelsea are being punished by UEFA for breaching transfer rules on signing minors. Chelsea are fighting back. The Blues have lodged an appeal, while there’s the belief that Chelsea are looking to secure a stay of execution long enough to recruit this summer. After that, the transfer ban could stick. Mateo Kovac...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Brazil, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Uefa, Panama, Mateo Kovacic, Leo Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Marca, Higuain


Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham reveals where he will play next season

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed his plans for next season. The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Aston Villa and is enjoying a solid season in the Championship. Abraham’s loan spell at Villa is the third of his career having also had successful periods at Bristol City and Swansea City. Abraham: “That’s the aim…” BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Tammy Abraham reacts during a training session ahead of their international match against Italy at St Georges Park on November 1...
Tags: England, London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Italy, Swansea City, Jose Mourinho, Bristol City, Harry Kane, Stamford Bridge, Villa, Leo Messi, Burton


Sergio Aguero’s Argentina warning & Leo Messi is knackered

Argentina & Cesar Luis Menotti Argentina are gearing up for their final two warm up matches before this summer’s Copa America in Brazil. Argentina take on Venezuela on Friday, before a match against Morocco on Tuesday. Argentina have been drawn in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar at the Copa America. Prior to the Venezuela game, Argentina’s national team director Cesar Luis Menotti has given an eye-catching interview with Radio Gol. Menotti, 80, is an Argentine legend who played and ma...
Tags: Qatar, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Morocco, Champions League, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Messi, Agüero, Panama, Copa América


Antoine Griezmann’s sister comments on Barcelona rumours

The sister of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, Maud, has commented on rumours linking the player to FC Barcelona. His sister, who is also his representative, has announced the 27-year-old’s plans for when he returns from international duty with France. Griezmann’s sister: “We will sit down altogether when he returns” MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid (C) celebrates victory following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Club At...
Tags: France, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Champions League, Argentina, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho, Sergio Aguero, Iceland, Moldova, Antoine, Antoine Griezmann, Madrid Spain


Jose Mourinho & fouling Leo Messi: Chelsea’s 2006 scouting notes vs Barcelona leaked

2006: Chelsea vs Barcelona Chelsea’s scouting notes from their Champions League match against Barcelona in 2006 have been leaked online in the past few days. That season Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-2 on aggregate. After a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou, Barcelona won 2-1 at Chelsea. Author of the Chelsea notes Jose Mourinho was in charge of Chelsea at the time. However the Special One didn’t write these scouting notes. Instead, as confirmed in the Times, that job was left to André Villas-Boas, who com...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, Luis Suarez, Messi, Times, Man United, Ronaldinho, FC Porto, Mourinho, Fc Barcelona, Leo Messi, André Villas Boas, Carles Puyol


Man United’s Marcus Rashford has been injured since Liverpool

England vs Czech Republic England take on the Czech Republic on Friday night at Wembley. This is Three Lions’ opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Gareth Southgate’s side will be back in action next Monday when they head to Montenegro. Man United’s Marcus Rashford injured since Liverpool There are doubts whether Man United striker Marcus Rashford will be fit for the England game against the Czechs. As confirmed in the Times on Wednesday, Rashford has been nursing an injury since the Liv...
Tags: England, Sport, Barcelona, Czech Republic, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Wembley, Bournemouth, Jose Mourinho, Gareth Southgate, Three Lions, Harry Kane


Good for Everton & Liverpool: Brazil’s likely XI vs Panama revealed

Brazil vs Panama Brazil take on Panama in an international friendly on Saturday night. The match is being staged in Portugal, at FC Porto’s home ground. This will be Brazil’s penultimate friendly before this summer’s Copa America. Brazil’s final warm-up game will be against the Czech Republic next Tuesday. Everton & Liverpool On Wednesday, have announced their predicted Brazil XI for the Panama match. This XI have been selected after observing how the squad have been practicing in training ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Czech Republic, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Everton, Portugal, Brazil, Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Man City, Panama, Neymar, Philippe Coutinho


Good for Man United: Barcelona’s Luis Suarez is injured

Barcelona vs Man United Man United were drawn against Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinal draw on Friday. Man United welcome Barcelona to Old Trafford on April 10. The return leg in the Camp Nou is on April 16. Barcelona, who beat Lyon in the last round, are on course to win the La Liga title once again. As for the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are battling to finish the Premier League campaign in the top four. Luis Suarez is injured vs Real Betis Will Luis Suarez be avai...
Tags: Scotland, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Liverpool, Manchester, Old Trafford, Luis Suarez, Messi, Barca, Lyon, Gary Neville, Camp Nou, United


‘The best there ever was’: Fans react to Lionel Messi’s staggering hat-trick vs Real Betis

Viewers of the meeting between Real Betis and Barcelona have flooded to social media this evening, to wax lyrical about Lionel Messi. Betis vs Barca Barcelona travelled to the Benito Villamarín Stadium a short time ago, for a La Liga matchup. The Blaugrana headed into proceedings aware that a victory would see them open up a hefty 10-point lead atop the Spanish top-flight table, after Atletico Madrid followed their Champions League elimination during the week with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Soccer, La Liga, Raheem Sterling, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Messi, Barca, Lyon, Athletic Bilbao


Barcelona restart efforts to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona & Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann A potentially enormous transfer rumour broke on Saturday night via L’Equipe. It was announced that Barcelona have made a new approach to sign Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann. The main points revealed by L’Equipe include (a) Barcelona have offered Griezmann a salary of €16m a year net, and (b) Griezmann is being offered a contract until 2024. Griezmann’s Atletico contract So how likely is it that Griezmann leaves Atletico to join Barce...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin Van Persie, Atletico Madrid, Mesut Ozil, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Luis Suarez, Man United, Barca, Camp Nou, Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann, Leo Messi, Atletico


Barcelona scouted Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic vs Inter Milan

As per numerous reports across Europe, representatives from La Liga giants Barcelona were present at Eintracht Franfkurt’s clash with Inter Milan on Thursday night, to watch Luka Jovic in action. Red Star record-breaker Jovic, a 21-year-old centre-forward who can also play in an attacking-midfield role, came up through the youth ranks of Red Star Belgrade in his home country of Serbia. After breaking into the club’s first-team setup at the tender age of 16 in 2014, Jovic soon went on to become...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Serbia, Juventus, Luis Suarez, Inter Milan, Europa League, Man United, Barca, Benfica, Eintracht Frankfurt


Cesc Fabregas takes to Twitter to provide definitive Champions League prediction

Former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has this afternoon taken to social media to provide his take on who will take home both the Champions League and Europa League titles. European giants discover their fates The respective draws for the quarter-finals of European football’s two top-tier competitions were held earlier today. The Champions League’s final-8 features a quartet of English clubs, along with one side from each of Spain, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands. ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Netherlands, Tottenham, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Cesc Fabregas, Europa League


Andre Gomes provides update on Everton future

Everton loanee Andre Gomes has this morning provided an update on his future with the club. Barcelona struggles 25-year-old Portuguese international Gomes made the big-money move to Barcelona from Valencia in the summer of 2016. The Blaugrana splashed out an initial 35 million Euro, plus a potential 20 million in bonuses on his signature, beating off competition from fierce rivals Real Madrid to secure Gomes’ arrival. However, the gifted midfielder’s two campaigns in Catalunya subsequently pro...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, La Liga, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Everton, Juventus, Chelsea FC, Benfica, Goodison Park, Toffees, Valencia, Real Betis, Jorginho


“Home we smash them”: Evra reveals pre-Atletico Ronaldo messages

Ronaldo confident as always Patrice Evra has released his conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo before Juventus’ incredible comeback victory over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Juventus were 2-0 down in the first leg thanks to goals from Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin. Diego Simeone also caught the headlines after his incredible cojones celebration.  Then, Ronaldo trolled Atletico Madrid of their lack of Champions League trophies which caused a bit of a storm.  That meant that the second leg was...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Messi, Leo Messi, Atletico, Soo, Patrice Evra, Evra, Allianz Stadium


Barcelona vs Juventus: Leo Messi hails ‘awesome & magical’ Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona vs Juventus Barcelona and Juventus are the last remaining sides for Spain and Italy in the Champions League draw. Barcelona cruised through to the final eight in midweek with a 5-2 home win over Lyon. As for Juventus, they claimed their spot following a tremendous 3-0 comeback against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo stole the plaudits for Juve. The Portuguese striker scored a hat-trick to complete a 3-2 aggregate win. Leo Messi scored twice and chipped in with two assist...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Liverpool, Italy, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Cristiano, Sergio Aguero, Luis Suarez, Messi


Bad for Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele may miss Champions League quarterfinals

Barcelona lose Ousmane Dembele Barcelona have confirmed the bad news for Ousmane Dembele on Thursday. The Catalans have announced that the French international is now set to miss the next month of action. Dembele has suffered a hamstring injury in the win over Lyon on Wednesday in the Champions League. The club have revealed: Ousmane Dembele has undergone tests with the FC Barcelona Medical Services on Thursday morning and it has been confirmed that he has torn the femoral biceps muscle in his ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gerard Pique, Barca, Lyon, Porto, Camp Nou, Coutinho, Fc Barcelona, Leo Messi, Dembele


VAR heavily criticised again during Barcelona vs Lyon

Another week, another VAR debate The Video Assistant Referee system has been heavily criticised in the Champions League again following several issues in the Barcelona vs Lyon clash. There’s been much talk about VAR in recent weeks. The system was first implemented at the World Cup in the summer and actually received a lot of plaudits. That lead to discussion as to where else it could be implemented and the decision was taken to include it in the Champions League this season from the knockout s...
Tags: NFL, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, La Liga, Manchester City, Paris, Fifa, Champions League, Uefa, Luis Suarez, Lyon, Psg, United, Suarez


Why Man United’s Alexis Sanchez returned to FC Barcelona

Barcelona 3 – Rayo Vallecano 1 Barcelona took another step towards landing the La Liga title on Saturday against Rayo Vallecano. The Catalans beat Rayo 3-1 at the Camp Nou. Raul De Tomas fired Rayo into a 24th minute lead, but Gerard Pique levelled for Barca before the break. A Leo Messi penalty put Barcelona ahead, while Luis Suarez scored the killer third. Barcelona are now seven points clear of Atletico Madrid. Alexis Sanchez returned to FC Barcelona Manchester United forward Alexis Sanche...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, La Liga, Old Trafford, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Alexis Sanchez, Gerard Pique, Man United, Barca, Camp Nou, United


Video: David De Gea in showdown with Leo Messi

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has had an intense duel with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The Spain international is seen staring down... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Manchester United, Lionel Messi, David De Gea, Leo Messi, Football videos


How good would Barcelona be if they didn't have Leo Messi?

Messi is very important to Barca, but what would they be like without him? Well, surprisingly, the stats suggest they might be OK… When the Argentine was injured for three weeks in October, Barca confidently beat Inter Milan in the Champions League, they came back from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano and they destroyed Real Madrid 5-1 in the Clasico. In Messi's first game back, they lost 4-3 at home to Real Betis.
Tags: News, Barcelona, Soccer, Real Madrid, Messi, Inter Milan, Barca, Rayo Vallecano, Leo Messi


Olivier Giroud reveals how N’Golo Kante cheats during games

Olivier Giroud on N’Golo Kante Chelsea striker and French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud gave an interview with BeIN Sports before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Man City. During the interview Giroud was asked to comment on claims that N’Golo Kante is a cheater. While Kante carries the reputation of being the nicest guy in world football, French football fans used to sing the following about the Chelsea midfielder: He’s small, he’s nice, he stopped Leo Messi but we all know he’s a cheat: N’Go...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester City, Netherlands, Olivier Giroud, Napoli, Leo Messi, Giroud, Kante, Golo Kante, Chelsea Manchester City, N'golo Kante, N Golo Kante Chelsea


Man City’s Pep Guardiola reacts to Barcelona ‘fraud’ accusations

Schalke vs Manchester City Manchester City are in Champions League action today when they take on Schalke in Germany. The Sky Blues should be feeling confident of progressing past Schalke into the quarterfinals. While Man City are joint top of the Premier League, Schalke are down in 14th place in the Bundesliga. Over two legs, Man City are overwhelming favourites to win the tie. Man City’s quadruple hopes Man City remain in the running for four trophies this season. This Sunday it’s the Carab...
Tags: Germany, Nigeria, Sport, Barcelona, Munich, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester, Swansea, Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich, Messi, Schalke, Man City, Andres Iniesta


Tottenham, Chelsea & Man City stars have better assist stats than Leo Messi

Tottenham vs Jadon Sancho On Wednesday night at Wembley, Tottenham host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. That will give Jadon Sancho the chance to shine at England’s national stadium. Sancho has been a revelation since joining Dortmund last summer from Man City. Unable to get into the City team, the young English talent has been one of BVB’s best players this season. We're running out of words to describe Jadon Sancho 🔥 He just had one of the best games of his career against Hoff...
Tags: Europe, England, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham, Champions League, Wembley, Borussia Dortmund, Messi, Christian Eriksen, Man City


Barcelona confirm they are preparing for life with Lionel Messi

Imagine Barcelona without Lionel Messi Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club are preparing for life without talisman Lionel Messi. The Catalan giants may have housed some incredible talent over the years but it’s an end of an era. Xavi left the club back in 2015 while Andres Iniesta left at the end of the last campaign. Now, the attention turns to other players who are slowly approaching the end of their careers. One of those is Lionel Messi, who will turn 32 in J...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Messi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta, Villareal, Camp Nou, Fc Barcelona, Sergio, Leo Messi


Barcelona confirm they are preparing for life without Lionel Messi

Imagine Barcelona without Lionel Messi Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club are preparing for life without talisman Lionel Messi. The Catalan giants may have housed some incredible talent over the years but it’s an end of an era. Xavi left the club back in 2015 while Andres Iniesta left at the end of the last campaign. Now, the attention turns to other players who are slowly approaching the end of their careers. One of those is Lionel Messi, who will turn 32 in J...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Xavi, Messi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta, Villareal, Camp Nou, Fc Barcelona, Sergio, Leo Messi


Barcelona legend Stoichkov’s amazing open letter to Philippe Coutinho ahead of El Clasico

Former Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov has today penned an open letter to current Blaugrana attacker Philippe Coutinho, amid a difficult spell for the Brazilian at the Camp Nou. Barca stint 26-year-old attacking midfielder/winger Coutinho made the move to Catalunya last summer, after a protracted saga eventually saw Barcelona agree to fork out a fee with the potential to rise to £142 million to Liverpool. However, for the most-part, the South American has since failed to live up to his monumen...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Brazil, Bulgaria, Messi, Sevilla, Inter Milan, Barca, Philippe Coutinho, Valencia, Coutinho


Barcelona drop out of race for Adrien Rabiot – MD

As per a report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are no longer interested in the signing of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. PSG contract rebel Speculation surrounding the future of gifted 23-year-old Rabiot has been rampant for some time now. The Frenchman has refused to commit to a contract extension with boyhood club PSG, with his current deal at the Parc des Princes set to expire in the summer. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in a whole host of European heavyweights expressing...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, La Liga, Tottenham, Barca, Psg, Camp Nou, Adrien Rabiot, Fc Barcelona, Leo Messi, Jonathan Johnson, Parc des Princes, Mundo Deportivo, El Clasico


Fears for Leo Messi: Barcelona star may miss El Clasico vs Real Madrid

Barcelona vs Real Madrid The Camp Nou will be pumping on Wednesday night as Barcelona face off against Real Madrid. Rather than playing in La Liga, Barcelona have been drawn against Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final. This means fans will get to enjoy two more El Clasico matches this season than normal as the cup is a two-legged affair. For the record, the first leg is at the Nou Camp on 6 February and the return on 27 February. Fears that Leo Messi is out vs Real Madrid Will Leo Mess...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Aston Villa, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Messi, Nou Camp, Madrid, Tyrone Mings, Valencia, Leo Messi, Los Blancos, Ernesto Valverde, Dani Parejo


Leicester City chase Youri Tielemans but Man United are also in the mix

Youri Tielemans & Monaco Will Youri Tielemans still be at AS Monaco on February 1st? It’s been a crazy few weeks at Monaco as Thierry Henry as left the club after just a few months in the dugout. In a case of back to the future, Leonardo Jardim is once again the Monaco manager. Monaco are staring Ligue 1 relegation in the face as they sit second bottom of the league. With just a few days remaining in the January window, rumours are now getting a lot louder that Youri Tielemans could leave Monac...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Alex Ferguson, Anderlecht, Bayern Munich, Belgium, Burnley, Monaco, Leicester, Leicester City, Thierry Henry, Ac Milan, Man United, United, Bordeaux


Andreas Pereira & Chris Smalling updates before Man United vs Burnley

Man United vs Burnley Can Manchester United extend their winning run to nine matches against Burnley? Last weekend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lead United to a 3-1 away win at Arsenal in the FA Cup. Alexis Sanchez opened as the former Arsenal star bagged his second goal of the season. Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial also found the target. Ahead of the Burnley match, Solskjaer faced the press on Monday. During his pressers, the Man United boss revealed a couple of updates regarding Andreas Pereira an...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini, Manchester, Old Trafford, Arsenal, Alex Ferguson, Burnley, Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling, Robbie Brady, Mufc, Man United, Etihad, United