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Spain seizes more Catalan referendum posters, summons mayors

Spanish police on Monday seized more than 100,000 posters promoting a planned independence referendum in Catalonia, while prosecutors summoned mayors who have agreed to help hold the disputed vote.

Paulinho rescues Barca at Getafe

Paulinho scored his first Barcelona goal six minutes from time as the Catalan giants came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Getafe on Saturday and open up a seven-point lead over Real Madrid.

Defiant Catalan mayors back independence referendum

More than 700 mayors from across Spain's autonomous Catalonia region have gathered in Barcelona to confirm their support for a October 1 independence referendum that the central government has declared illegal.

Pep challenges Toure to win back Man City place

Pep Guardiola has challenged Yaya Toure to win back his place in the Manchester City team after the veteran midfielder’s recent absence from the squad.

Lionel Messi playing under new Barcelona contract – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi is already playing under a five-year contract signed on behalf of the player by his dad, according to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain's public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

Messi lifts Barca’s mood, pressure on Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu hailed Lionel Messi as the best player of all-time as the Argentine lifted the mood at the crisis-ridden Catalan giants with a double in a 3-0 thrashing of Juventus to start their Champions League campaign.

Fake news, threats and the Catalan referendum

Nearly two million people will crowd Barcelona's streets on Monday for Catalonia's national day, known as the Diada, as tensions over a referendum on its independence continues.

Barcelona’s Valverde hails ‘extraordinary’ Messi

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed "extraordinary" Lionel Messi after the Argentina playmaker netted a hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Catalan rivals Espanyol at the Nou Camp.

Catalonia’s Puigdemont vows to see through independence vote

The president of Spain's Catalonia region has called for mass demonstrations next week, vowing to press ahead with an independence referendum - a move that the central government in Madrid insists would be illegal.

Zidane favours transfer window closing before season start

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane added his voice Friday to the growing clamour for the summer transfer window to close before the season starts across Europe.

Liverpool recruit Oxlade-Chamberlain excited by Klopp link-up

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is itching to start work with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and could make his debut in Saturday's Premier League headline clash with Manchester City.

Dembele debuts, Atletico face resurgent Valencia

The most expensive player in Barcelona's history will take to the field for the first time on Saturday as Ousmane Dembele debuts in a Catalan derby against Espanyol.

Spanish court suspends Catalonia’s independence vote

Spain's constitutional court has suspended the call for a referendum on Catalonia's independence after agreeing to review an appeal by central authorities in Madrid.

Spain to bring charges against Catalan parliamentarians

Spain's state prosecutor's office says it will present criminal charges to members of the Catalan parliament who voted in favour of the region holding a referendum on independence.

Messi deal ‘signed’ by agent – Bartomeu

Barcelona’s under-fire president Josep Maria Bartomeu launched a counterattack on his critics on Tuesday by insisting a four-year contract extension for Lionel Messi has been signed by the player’s agent and father, Jorge Horacio Messi.

Barca new boy Dembele eyes titles, World Cup

Barcelona’s new signing Ousmane Dembele said Monday he had eyes firmly fixed on winning titles and a place in France’s squad at next year’s World Cup.

Man United, Barcelona to honour attack victims

Manchester United and Barcelona will honour victims of the terror attacks in their two cities prior to Saturday's charity match between former players from the clubs at Old Trafford.

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