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Real Valladolid lost 1-0 to Real Madrid (Nacho). Here’s our quick reaction. Still to come- Player ratings, post-game podcast, post-game quotes, and plenty more.

La Liga: Real Madrid go top with gritty win over Valladolid

Real Madrid moved top of La Liga for the first time since October on Sunday after grinding out a 1-0 win away at Real Valladolid to make Barcelona pay for their surprise defeat to Valencia.
Quique Setien acknowledged Barcelona did not effectively carry out his game plan and their communication must be worked on following a humbling La Liga defeat at Valencia.

Quique Setien: Barcelona don’t have an attitude problem

Quique Setien acknowledged Barcelona did not effectively carry out his game plan and their communication must be worked on following a humbling La Liga defeat at Valencia.
Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona manager on Saturday as his side were far from their best and lucky to have lost by 2 goals against Valencia at Mestalla.

Valencia humiliate Barcelona at Mestalla

Quique Setien suffered his first defeat as Barcelona manager on Saturday as his side were far from their best and lucky to have lost by 2 goals against Valencia at Mestalla.
Maxi Gomez atoned for an early penalty miss and fired Valencia to a rare 2-0 LaLiga home win against Barcelona, handing Quique Setien his first defeat as head coach.

Maxi Gomez helps Valencia sink Barcelona despite penalty miss

Maxi Gomez atoned for an early penalty miss and fired Valencia to a rare 2-0 LaLiga home win against Barcelona, handing Quique Setien his first defeat as head coach.
Edinson Cavani says he is fully focused on the season ahead at Paris Saint-Germain, and isn’t interested in any speculation linking him with a move away.

Rivaldo: Edinson Cavani would be magnificent for Barcelona

Edinson Cavani would be “a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack”, says Rivaldo, with the Blaugrana urged to join the race for the Paris Saint-Germain striker now that Luis Suarez is stuck on the sidelines.

Javier Mascherano urges Lionel Messi to return to Argentina

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been backed to return to Argentina in the near future by Javier Mascherano, who says “anything is possible” in football.
Adama Traore

Adama Traore: I will return to Barcelona or join Real Madrid

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger, Adama Traore, has suggested he would rejoin Barcelona if the opportunity arose, although he’d also have no issue swapping El Clasico colours if Real Madrid came calling.
Lionel Messi's second-half strike ensured Quique Seitén marked his first game as Barcelona boss with a home win over Granada that moved them back to the summit of La Liga.

Barca president gives players watches valued at 10,000 euro

In spite of enduring one of the first starts to a season in the club’s history, Barcelona players were royally gifted by the club’s president.
New Barcelona boss Quique Setien threw down a challenge to his players on Saturday when he said he will never be happy if the Catalans fail to play the beautiful game – even if they win.

New Barcelona coach demands attractive football from players

New Barcelona boss Quique Setien threw down a challenge to his players on Saturday when he said he will never be happy if the Catalans fail to play the beautiful game – even if they win.
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

How Quique Setién quickly won over the Barcelona squad

Quique Setién has reportedly already made an impression on the Barcelona squad with many senior players waxing lyrical about his approach so far.
Barcelona and Juventus have started negotiations that would see Ivan Rakitić join the Italian giants and Federico Bernadeschi head the other way.

Barcelona and Juventus in talks over midfielder swap deal

Barcelona and Juventus have started negotiations that would see Ivan Rakitić join the Italian giants and Federico Bernadeschi head the other way.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi picks surprise defender as his toughest man marker

Lionel Messi claims he's not bothered by the man marking he is regularly subject to while playing for Barcelona and has picked Girona's Pablo Maffeo as his most complicated marker.
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

Watford ‘rejected’ new Barça boss Quique Setien earlier this season

New Barcelona boss Quique Setien was rejected by Watford earlier this season.
Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

Quique Setien begins first training session as Barcelona coach

Quique Setien began his first session as Barcelona coach on Tuesday morning just as the sacked Ernesto Valverde drove out of the training ground for the last time.

Barcelona topple Real Madrid as richest club, hit $891 million mark

Barcelona have overtaken Real Madrid to top the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time and become the first club to break the 800 million euros (890.9 million U.S. dollars) revenue barrier.
Ernesto Valverde has parted ways with Barcelona and Quique Setien has become the team's new coach.

Barcelona sack coach Ernesto Valverde, appoint Quique Setien till June 2022

Barcelona have sacked coach Ernesto Valverde and named former Real Betis coach Quique Setien as his replacement, the club said in a statement on Monday.
Xavi Hernandez will be the next manager of Barcelona, sources have confirmed to newsmen, with Ernesto Valverde’s tenure at Camp Nou set to come to an end.

Xavi Hernandez undecided on offer to coach Barca – source

FC Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has spoken to the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau about coaching the team but has not made a decision.
Barcelona’s players celebrate their goal, which was disallowed for offside, during the Spanish Super Cup semi final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on January 9, 2020, at the King Abdullah Sport City in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah. – The winner will face Real Madrid in the final on January 12. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Real Madrid face Atletico as imposters gatecrash Spanish Super Cup final in Saudi

Lionel Messi has predictably been the star attraction but there will be no Clasico in Saudi Arabia this weekend, as Atletico Madrid’s defeat of Barcelona set up a clash with rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday.

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Tanguy Ndombele laughs off reports of rift with Jose Mourinho

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