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Monaco’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas gives a thumbs up during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco on January 13, 2019, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)

Cesc Fabregas hits back after Barcelona benchwarmer jibe

Cesc Fabregas has hit back on social media after being accused of swapping Arsenal to become a benchwarmer at Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho was taken to Barcelona to become the next Andres Iniesta, claims former director Robert Fernandez, and can still fulfil that potential if played in the right position.

Robert Fernandez: Philippe Coutinho can be Barcelona’s next Andres Iniesta

Philippe Coutinho was taken to Barcelona to become the next Andres Iniesta, claims former director Robert Fernandez, and can still fulfil that potential if played in the right position.
Javier del Rio, Head of the La Liga/Nigeria Office, on Wednesday in Abuja said the Spanish league organisers have been working closely with the League Management Company (LMC).

Javier del Rio: Some NPFL players can match Lionel Messi

Javier del Rio, Head of the La Liga/Nigeria Office, on Wednesday in Abuja said the Spanish league organisers have been working closely with the League Management Company (LMC).
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi celebrates La Liga title with his kids

Lionel Messi has celebrated his winning another La Liga title for Barcelona, posting an Instagram photo with his children and the Cup, with the caption: “Champions of league, come on”.
Andres Iniesta

Andres Iniesta replaces Lukas Podolski as Kobe captain

Andres Iniesta has been named as the new captain at J League club Vissel Kobe, a week after German team mate Lukas Podolski relinquished the armband.

Dani Alves becomes the world’s most decorated footballer

Dani Alves has added yet another medal to his cabinet making him the world’s most decorated footballer after Paris Saint Germain won the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Phil Foden celebrates after scoring for Manchester City

Pep Guardiola trusts ‘special’ Phil Foden to become Man City star

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has not seen many players like Phil Foden, who he believes is "special" and possesses "something that's difficult to find".
SAMUEL ETO'O

Samuel Eto’o: I made Barcelona win under Pep Guardiola, not Lionel Messi

Samuel Eto'o insists that he was the driving force behind Barcelona's treble-winning success in Pep Guardiola's first year in charge, ahead of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi is unique, continues to amaze at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets has saluted the “unique” skills of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, with the Argentine continuing to amaze with his level of consistency.

Andres Iniesta: I wish I’d won more Champions Leagues with Barcelona

Andres Iniesta admits he has some regrets that he did not win the Champions League more often with Barcelona.
Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the football match between Barcelona and Espanyol. AFP

Victor Sanchez costs Espanyol as Lionel Messi strikes twice

Lionel Messi and Barcelona were aided by a dismal error from Espanyol captain Victor Sanchez as they secured a patient 2-0 win in Saturday's Catalan derby.
David Villa scored his first goal in Japan as Vissel Kobe beat Sagan Tosu 1-0 in the J-League on Saturday.

David Villa’s first Vissel Kobe goal downs Fernando Torres’ Sagan Tosu

David Villa scored his first goal for Vissel Kobe to give them a 1-0 J1 League win over a Sagan Tosu side featuring Fernando Torres.
Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has praise Ousmane Dembele's 'genius' and has tipped him to soon become an important player for the long-term at Camp Nou following a tough start to life with the Catalan giants.

Andres Iniesta: Ousmane Dembele is a genius

Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has praise Ousmane Dembele's 'genius' and has tipped him to soon become an important player for the long-term at Camp Nou following a tough start to life with the Catalan giants.
Andres Iniesta can see no end to Lionel Messi's brilliance and believes Barcelona's record goalscorer can continue to dominate the game for many years to come.

Andres Iniesta: Lionel Messi can do whatever he wants for as long as he...

Andres Iniesta can see no end to Lionel Messi's brilliance and believes Barcelona's record goalscorer can continue to dominate the game for many years to come.
Luis Suarez

Concern for misfiring Luis Suarez as goals dry up for Barcelona

The image of a frustrated Lionel Messi with his hands on his hips in Barcelona’s 0-0 Champions League draw in Lyon on Tuesday may reverberate the most around the world, but it is Luis Suarez’s form in front of goal that is causing most concern in Catalonia.
Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben considers J-League move after Bayern exit

Superstar Dutch winger Arjen Robben is lining up a move to J-League outfit FC Tokyo after he leaves Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, local media reported on Tuesday.
Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta arrives for a training session on the eve of the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the FC Barcelona Joan Gamper sports center in Sant Joan Despi on May 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO

Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta apologises over blackface photo

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has apologised after posting a photo on social media with two people in blackface as part of Epiphany celebrations.
Josep Lluis Núñez

Ex-Barcelona chief Josep Lluis Nunez passes on at 87

Former Barcelona president Josep Lluis Nunez, the club’s head for 22 years and during the success of their iconic 1992 team, has died aged 87, the Catalan club announced on Monday.

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