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Spanish Federation confirm El Clásico to take place on December 18

The first El Clásico of the season will, according to the Spanish Football Federation, officially take place on December 18 after it was postponed from this coming weekend.
Samuel Umtiti Barcelona

Samuel Umtiti absent from Barcelona’s Slavia Prague Champions League trip

A minor knee injury will prevent Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti from making the trip to the Czech Republic to tackle Slavia Prague in Champions League action on Wednesday.
Kevin De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola’s playing style giving Kevin De Bruyne sleepless nights

Kevin De Bruyne will reportedly consider his future at Manchester City after growing restless over Pep Guardiola’s demanding playing style.
A protester waves a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during clashes with police near the Police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists have called a general strike and a mass rally. Spain’s protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike today as thousands of “freedom marchers” converged on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. Pau Barrena / AFP

Nearly 200 injured in police clashes with Catalan separatists

Nearly 200 people were hurt in another night of violent clashes in Catalonia, authorities said Saturday, after radical separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police who responded with teargas and rubber bullets.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont surrenders in Belgium

Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has turned himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues.
December 7 is now being suggested as the new date for the El Clasico between between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.

Barcelona, Real Madrid’s El Clasico postponed till December

December 7 is now being suggested as the new date for the El Clasico between between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
Bayern Munich are among the favourites to win the Champions League this season following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson believes.

Barça ready to negotiate with Bayern over lower Philippe Coutinho fee

There is no confirmation as to what Bayern actually want to pay for Coutinho, but the fee is rumoured to be in the region of €90m – which would still be a club record for the Bundesliga champions.
Barcelona

Barcelona to battle Arsenal for PSV striker

It’s no secret that the LaLiga giants are searching for a long-term successor to Luis Suárez and after reportedly passing on Luka Jović prior to the Serbian’s move to rivals Real Madrid last summer, it looks like there could be a new name in the frame.
Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to heavy jail terms yesterday over the failed 2017 independence bid, bringing thousands of angry protesters on to the streets of Barcelona and blocked access to its airport. 1

Protesters clash with policemen as Spain jails separatist leaders

Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to heavy jail terms yesterday over the failed 2017 independence bid, bringing thousands of angry protesters on to the streets of Barcelona and blocked access to its airport.
Protesters hold Catalan flags and a picture of the ousted former president Carles Puigdemont at a rally in Barcelona. Quique Garcia-EPA

Spain’s Supreme court sends nine Catalan leaders to prison over independence referendum

The Spanish Supreme Court on Monday imposed prison sentences ranging from nine to 13 years on nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition over their role in the region’s 2017 failed bid for independence.
Phil Foden is a “magician” and the natural heir to David Silva at Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola, with any suitors warned that €500 million (£450m-$550m) would not be enough to land the teenage midfielder.

Pep Guardiola: Phil Foden is a magician, €500 million wouldn’t tempt Manchester City into...

Phil Foden is a “magician” and the natural heir to David Silva at Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola, with any suitors warned that €500 million (£450m/$550m) would not be enough to land the teenage midfielder.
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.
Luis Suarez scored two classy goals to inspire Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback win over Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Luis Suarez double helps Barca sink Inter at Camp Nou

Luis Suarez scored two classy goals to inspire Barcelona to a 2-1 comeback win over Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Barcelona are considering a move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek to replace Luis Suarez, according to a report.

Report: Barcelona ‘ready to pay €50 million’ to sign star Milan striker

Barcelona are considering a move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek to replace Luis Suarez, according to a report.
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.
Brazilian forward Neymar’s lawyers Rodrigo Garcia Lucas (L) and German Martinez Ferrando from Laffer firm, arrive to the court of Ciutat de la Justicia on September 27, 2019, in Barcelona, for a hearing in a case against Neymar’s former club Barcelona FC. – The dispute began when Neymar made a shock transfer to PSG in 2017, less than a year after signing a new contract with Barca which would have seen him staying there until 2021. Barcelona then sued Neymar for breach of contract, and refused to pay him the 26 million euros which were part of his contract renewal bonus. After an unsuccessful appeal to world footballing body FIFA, the young Brazilian quickly hit back with a lawsuit over the unpaid bonus. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)

Neymar, Barcelona lawyers seek end to contract dispute

Lawyers for Brazilian footballer Neymar and Spanish champions Barcelona were meeting Friday in a last-ditch effort to untangle a contract dispute and avert a multi-million-dollar court battle.
Barcelona are reportedly considering dropping their interest in Neymar to pursue the Brazil international’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.

Court takes on Neymar-Barca contract dispute

A Spanish court will on Friday attempt to untangle a bitter multi-million-euro contract dispute between Brazilian star striker Neymar and his former club Barcelona.

Spanish king declines to grant government mandate as elections loom

Spain’s King Felipe VI has decided not to grant acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez or any other politician a mandate to form a government, increasing the likelihood of fresh elections.

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