Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Barcelona"

    UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

Barcelona started their UCL season with a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium, thanks to a Lionel Messi hat trick and a brilliant individual strike by Ousmanne Dembele.The first goal was a brilliant free kick just outside the penalty area while the 30-year old's second and third were first-time shots from the six-yard box off two [...]

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    Dembele fires Barcelona to Super Cup win over Sevilla

Dembele fires Barcelona to Super Cup win over Sevilla

Ousmane Dembele's fierce shot was the winning goal for Barcelona as the Catalan club came from behind to defeat Sevilla 2-1 win in the Spanish Super Cup.Playing against a team they walloped 5-0 to win the Copa Del Rey trophy last season, the Spanish champions had to work hard for the win against a sturdy Sevilla side.In the first [...]

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    Pep Guardiola has problems with African players, says Yaya Toure

Pep Guardiola has problems with African players, says Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure has accused Pep Guardiola of having "problems with Africans" following his exit from Manchester City.Toure and Guardiola's relationship has been shaky since their time together at Barcelona.The Ivorian struggled for regular starts under the Spaniard over the last two years and has now been released by the club.He played just 17 times in the 2017/18 English Premier League [...]

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    18 injured while watching Iniesta interview

18 injured while watching Iniesta interview

Eighteen people were reported injured while watching Andres Iniesta's television interview in Barcelona on Tuesday.The 34-year old Albacete-born midfielder who announced his summer exit from Barcelona recently was being interviewed by a local television producer when the temporary seating gave way, injuring 18 in the process.According to Barcelona city hall, 11 persons, including two minors, were taken to a nearby [...]

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    Levante defeat Barcelona to end unbeaten run

Levante defeat Barcelona to end unbeaten run

Barcelona's 43-game unbeaten run and season in La Liga was ended by a determined Levante team who overcame the Champions 5-4 on Sunday night, thanks to a hattrick from Ghanaian youngster, Emmanuel Frimpong.In a surprise team selection, Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde left Messi at home and benched Pique to field an untested backline of Yeri Mina and Tomas Varmaelen.Levant took [...]

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    Bale rescued draw for Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

Bale rescued draw for Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

Gareth Bale equalised for Real Madrid as the Spanish capital club played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou stadium, with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi also on the scoresheet in El Clasico.In an entertaining see-saw match, Barcelona had a Luis Suarez goal disallowed for a wrong offside call, while the referee also denied Madrid a penalty [...]

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    End of an era: Iniesta to quit Barca and Europe

End of an era: Iniesta to quit Barca and Europe

Barcelona captain, Andrés Iniesta, has announced his intention to quit the Catalan club at the end of the season.Speaking at his press conference this afternoon, the 33-year old FIFA World Cup winner with Spain announced his intention to quit the five-time champions league winners at the end of the season."This press conference is to announce publicly my decision that this [...]

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    Barcelona destroy Sevilla to win Copa del Rey

Barcelona destroy Sevilla to win Copa del Rey

Barcelona star players showed up to be counted on the night as the Catalans dismantled an abject Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa Del Rey Cup at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. A brilliant team display was inspired by Messi and Iniesta to blow away Vicenzo Montella's men and all but seal a domestic double of League and Cup win for [...]

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    Liverpool dump City out, Roma earn fairytale win to advance

Liverpool dump City out, Roma earn fairytale win to advance

Liverpool completed a miserable week which included three consecutive defeats for Manchester City with a 2-1 win at Etihad stadium to qualify for the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first team ever to defeat The Citizens three times in one season.Giorgino Wijnaldum replaced Henderson in midfield for Liverpool, while Bernardo Silva replaced Ikay Gundogan for City [...]

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    Liverpool thrash City, Barcelona enjoy home comfort

Liverpool thrash City, Barcelona enjoy home comfort

Liverpool showed their European pedigree at Anfield on Wednesday night, outclassing and defeating a surprisingly lacklustre Manchester City 3-0 with Mohamed Salah and co. In full throttle.Jurgen Klopp started with his usual attacking trio of Mo Salah, Saido Mane and Roberto Firmino, while Oxlade-Chamberlain was drafted into midfield with pressing duties in mind. Pep Guardiola turned to a three-man defence [...]

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    UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

Europe- and the world- welcomes back the premier club competition and it's the round of the big clubs.The usual suspects of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are on a roller coaster ride, but the impressive Manchester City and tricky duo of Roma and Sevilla could put a clog in the big boys' wheels.Juventus vs Real MadridA repeat of last [...]

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    Liverpool to face Man City in Champions League quarter-final

Liverpool to face Man City in Champions League quarter-final

Liverpool and Manchester City will face-off in an all English Champions League quarter-final.The draw for the last eight of the competition took place on Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.Real Madrid, the reigning champions, were drawn against Juventus. Both sides met in last year's final.Zinedine Zidane's charges have won three of the last four UEFA Champions League competition.Barcelona [...]

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    Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

Lionel Messi has announced the arrival of his third son, Ciro. The striker's wife gave birth on Saturday.Citing "personal reasons," the Barcelona ace had pulled out of the squad for the game against Malaga on Saturday.He was replaced by defender Yerry Mina in the travelling party.The 30-year-old later took to Instagram to announce that Ciro had been born, with the [...]

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    ‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be "difficult" for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City.Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success."I don't think he can reach that level of [...]

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    UCL: Madrid draw PSG, Chelsea to lock horns with Barca in round of 16

UCL: Madrid draw PSG, Chelsea to lock horns with Barca in round of 16

Back-to-back winners Real Madrid will face Paris St. Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.English Premier League defending champions, Chelsea FC, will battle it out with perennial rivals Barcelona.1974 European Cup quarter-finalist Basel will slug it out with Manchester City.The round of 16 draw held on Monday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyom.The first leg matches will take [...]

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    Messi extends Barcelona contract until 2021

Messi extends Barcelona contract until 2021

Lionel Messi has extended his contract with Barcelona until 2021.The Spanish club announced this on Saturday, making official an agreement reached in July.The contract of the soccer star with the Camp Nou side is supposed to expire in 2018."FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi signed on Saturday morning a new contract that will keep the Argentinian superstar at the club through [...]

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