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Ernesto Valverde has praised Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Saturday night.

Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi has mastered freekicks to perfection

Ernesto Valverde has praised Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Saturday night.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Edmilson: Barcelona are approaching the end of a cycle

Barcelona are approaching “the end of the cycle”, says Edmilson, with some big decisions set to be made at Camp Nou when the current campaign comes to a close.
Lionel Messi has ordered Barcelona directors to ship out Sergio Busquets before the end of the season, according to report.

Barcelona’s fragility casts doubts on Champions League credentials

They may be one of Europe’s most devastating teams at their best but another collapse in La Liga last weekend has shown Barcelona can be a soft touch.
Liverpool are set to shatter their transfer record to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, according to the Sun.

Barcelona coach defends decision to omit Ousmane Dembélé

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde said he trusted his star attackers to get the job done in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Levante.
Barcelona are reportedly considering dropping their interest in Neymar to pursue the Brazil international’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.

Andres Iniesta doubts Neymar will return to Barcelona

Andres Iniesta has said that he feels it is unlikely that Neymar will return to Barcelona in the current climate.
Gerard Pique is unfazed by Lionel Messi’s new contract as the deal has a clause that allows the Argentine skipper to leave Barcelona at the end of the current season.

Gerard Pique dismisses talk of Messi and Griezmann rift

Gerard Pique insists Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have a perfectly normal relationship.
Lionel Messi feared Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar would join Real Madrid in the summer if Barcelona failed to land his signature.

Lionel Messi urges Barcelona to re-sign Neymar

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign an attacker worth 200 million euros at all costs in the summer of 2020 after missing out on him this time.
Chelsea have lost a “world great” in Eden Hazard, says Pat Nevin, but one of Christian Pulisic, Willian and Pedro is being backed to step up and fill some sizeable shoes at Stamford Bridge.

USA coach compares Christian Pulisic to Eden Hazard and Antoine Griezmann

USA coach Gregg Berhalter has urged Chelsea fans to be patient with Christian Pulisic following his high-profile summer move.
Super Eagles new invitee, Peter Olayinka scored the winning goal for Czech club, Slavia Prague as they defeated Mlada Boleslav by a lone goal on Saturday at the Sinobo Stadium.

Daredevil Peter Olayinka faces Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in Prague

SLAVIA Prague’s Peter Olayinka will be eager to show his class against Lionel Messi-led Barcelona when both teams clash in their UEFA Champions’ League Group F tie tonight at the Sinobo Stadium in Prague.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Manchester United plans double raid on Barcelona

Manchester United is planning a double raid on Barcelona, according to report in Mundo Deportivo.
France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week.

Tension ahead of France-Turkey Euro showdown

France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week.
Antoine Griezmann promised to work on his penalties having joked his wife's absence may have resulted in his spot-kick miss against Albania.

Manchester United launched final bid for Antoine Griezmann in May – report

Manchester United launched a last-ditch bid to sign Antoine Griezmann in May ahead of the Frenchman’s move to Barcelona.
Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Lionel Messi: Tax problems made me want to leave Barcelona

Lionel Messi has admitted he wanted to leave Barcelona when he was under investigation from the Spanish tax authorities but insists now he intends to finish his career at the club.
Barcelona fans blasted manager Ernesto Valverde after the 2-0 shocking defeat against Granada on Saturday evening in the La Liga at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Barcelona coach excited by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez rekindlng partnership

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said it is a huge boost to have Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez back together again and hopes the pair can reignite their deadly partnership as soon as possible.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Injured Paul Pogba out of France squad as Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante return

Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.
Mesut Ozil watches from the bench at the Vitality Stadium. Simon West-Action Plus via Getty Images

Barcelona considering loan move for Mesut Ozil

Barcelona will reportedly launch an approach to secure a loan move for Mesut Ozil over the January transfer window.
Antoine Griezmann believes Barcelona's team is 'like a cheat code in a video game'

Barcelona to appeal €300 Antoine Griezmann fine – coach

Barcelona are set to appeal a €300 fine over their approach for Antoine Griezmann, confirmed coach Ernesto Valverde.
Antoine Griezmann believes Barcelona's team is 'like a cheat code in a video game'

Barcelona want to avoid paying measly €300 fine for Antoine Griezmann deal

The world of football shook its collective head on Thursday when it learned Barcelona had been slapped with a measly €300 fine.

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US charges Paul Usoro, 9 other Nigerians over $1.1 million romance scams

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Border closure: Ogoja Rice to hit market with reduced price

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