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Real Madrid beat Sevilla 1-0 on Sunday night, to go joint top of LaLiga table with Athletic Bilbao.

LaLiga: Real Madrid go joint top after Sevilla win

Former Madrid striker, Javier Hernandez, put the ball in the net for the hosts late in the game. But his effort was correctly ruled out for offside, as Real hung on to claim their first win at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in five seasons.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.

Ansu Fati has ‘something special’ – Barca coach

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde described Ansu Fati as "something special" after the teenager starred in a 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.
Lionel Messi cannot be considered the greatest of all time as an Argentine without a World Cup win to his name, says former Real Madrid and Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho.

Lionel Messi still out but Barcelona could welcome back Luis Suarez

Forward Luis Suarez could return to the Barcelona team for their La Liga game against Valencia, coach Ernesto Valverde said on Friday, adding that he was pessimistic about Lionel Messi’s recovery.
Fernando Llorente has joined Napoli on a free transfer for two years after the Spaniard left SpursCredit- Twitter @en-sscnapoli

Fernando Llorente joins Napoli on free transfer

Llorente, 34, spent two seasons in north London, scoring two Premier League goals and three in the Champions League, including the controversial effort which earned Spurs a semi-final triumph over Manchester City in April.
Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona coach denies keeping Ivan Rakitic sidelined due to transfer rumours

An irritated Ernesto Valverde denied he is leaving Ivan Rakitic out of his Barcelona team due to uncertainty about the midfielder's future.
Ousmane Dembélé

Ousmane Dembélé given ‘final warning’ at Barcelona

Ousmane Dembélé has been given his ‘final warning’ by the Barcelona directors after his failure to show up for a medical examination this week.
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.

Ousmane Dembele is certain to stay at Barcelona – agent

Dembele, 22, has been linked with a move away from the LaLiga champions amid reports he could be included in a deal that would see Barca sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.

Barcelona star suffers another injury, out for five weeks

Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele suffered an injury after the La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the France star finished the game but had some discomfort on his leg as he walked off the pitch.
Phillipe Coutinho 'has balls' and celebrated his goal in Barcelona's win over Manchester United with 'anger and desire', according to his team-mates Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets.

Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho loan deal with option to buy

Bayern Munich are set to sign Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan from Barcelona and the deal includes an option to buy the playmaker, Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed.
Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde slams Antoine Griezmann after defeat against Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde has criticised the performance of signing Antoine Griezmann following their opening game of the La Liga against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.
Luis Suarez is out for an indefinite period after injuring his right calf in Barcelona's La Liga loss to Athletic Bilbao on Friday, the club have confirmed.

Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez calf injury

Luis Suarez is out for an indefinite period after injuring his right calf in Barcelona's La Liga loss to Athletic Bilbao on Friday, the club have confirmed.
Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz secures the points with an overhead kick. Javier Zorrilla-EPA

Athletic Bilbao shatter Barcelona’s ten-year opening record

Aritz Aduriz netted a sumptuous late strike, which helped Athletic Bilbao past reigning champions Barcelona in the opening match of La Liga on Friday night.
Aritz Aduriz said he will always be available to help Athletic Bilbao until the last day after his stunning bicycle kick downed Barcelona 1-0 in the La Liga opener.

Aritz Aduriz: I will help Athletic Bilbao until my last day

Aritz Aduriz said he will always be available to help Athletic Bilbao until the last day after his stunning bicycle kick downed Barcelona 1-0 in the La Liga opener.
Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a bone in his left wrist.

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto ruled out for up to two months

The new signing underwent an operation on Tuesday after suffering the injury during training prior to the 4-0 weekend win over Napoli in Michigan.
Antoine Griezmann scored his first goal in Barcelona colours, and Luis Suarez netted twice, as the La Liga champions thrashed Napoli 4-0 in their final pre-season game on Saturday in Michigan.

Antoine Griezmann fuels ultra-attacking Barcelona’s bid for third La Liga title

The added presence of Antoine Griezmann in an already formidable FC Barcelona forward line makes them favourites to land a third successive La Liga crown this season.
Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a bone in his left wrist.

Barcelona keeper Neto suffers wrist injury in training

Barcelona’s back-up goalkeeper Neto is a doubt for the start of the season after the club announced on Sunday he has injured his left wrist.
Barcelona’s team bus did not wait for Lionel Messi as it departed Anfield without the Argentine after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

Lionel Messi out of Barcelona LaLiga opener against Bilbao with injury

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says it is difficult to see Lionel Messi returning from injury for his side’s Laliga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.

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