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Dembele and Barca look to maintain La Liga surge against Bilbao

Two hundred days after becoming Barcelona's most expensive signing, Ousmane Dembele finally scored his first goal for the club against Chelsea in the Champions League.

Gaizka Mendieta: Chelsea will not be able to stop Lionel Messi and Barcelona

Chelsea cannot stop Lionel Messi in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie at Camp Nou, according to former Spain international Gaizka Mendieta.

William Gallas: My Chelsea wasn’t scared of Lionel Messi

William Gallas says that his Chelsea side never feared Barcelona and Lionel Messi, as they always believed they could match the Catalan giants.

Barcelona agree €30m purchase option to sign Arthur from Gremio

Barcelona have agreed a purchase option with Gremio for Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo after talks took place in the Catalan city throughout the last week.

Ernesto Valverde: Ousmane Dembele will improve in time

Ernesto Valverde says Ousmane Dembele still needs to improve in certain areas but the Barcelona coach has every confidence in the France forward coming good.

Ernesto Valverde dismisses talk of Neymar returning to Barca

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has dismissed reports suggesting Neymar could leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to the Catalan giant as “fantasy”.

Spanish court refuses to free jailed Catalan govt candidate

Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday turned down a request from Catalan separatist leader Jordi Sanchez to be released from jail so he could be sworn in as the region’s new president next week.

Carles Puigdemont refuses to rule out fresh elections in Catalonia

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont refused Friday to rule out fresh elections in the Spanish region if the jailed candidate chosen by Catalan separatist parties to form a new government is not allowed to be sworn in.

Barcelona’s Denis Suarez out for three weeks with groin injury

Barcelona have confirmed that Denis Suarez will be sidelined for up to three weeks with a groin injury.

Barcelona visit bottom club Malaga with Chelsea in mind

Barcelona enjoy breathing space again at the top of La Liga and Ernesto Valverde can afford to keep one eye on Chelsea when his side visit bottom club Malaga on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola bows to FA rules despite disagreement

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he will live by the English Football Association’s (FA) rules even if he doesn’t agree with an FA charge for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned pro-independence campaigners in his native Catalonia.

All-rounder Sergio Aguero better than ever for Pep Guardiola

Sergio Aguero's next goal will his 200th for Manchester City, but it is the Argentine's willingness to do much more than just score that has won the confidence of his manager Pep Guardiola.

Pep Guardiola accepts charge for wearing yellow ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has accepted a Football Association charge over "wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon".

FA chief Martin Glenn condemned for Star of David comment

Football Association (FA) chief executive Martin Glenn has been criticised for an "offensive" comment after highlighting the Star of David among symbols he believes breach football laws banning religious and political imagery.


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