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Colombian Singer, Shakira appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday to answer tax fraud charges.

Pop singer Shakira in Spanish court over alleged tax fraud

Colombian singer Shakira appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday to answer tax fraud charges.
Gerard Pique joined Lionel Messi in a pre-match press conference on Friday and spoke about Barcelona’s playing style under Ernesto Valverde.

Gerard Pique: We want Ernesto Valverde to continue as Barcelona coach

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has insisted that he and his teammates want manager, Ernesto Valverde, to continue as the club’s coach despite Barca’s 2-1 defeat to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday night.
Liverpool have been urged to make a “smart” move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, with Mario Melchiot considering his fellow Dutchman to be the perfect partner for Virgil van Dijk.

Barcelona distanced from Matthijs de Ligt by vice-president amid talk of big-money deal

Barcelona have been distanced from Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt by the club’s vice-president, with Jordi Mestre talking up the quality of those already on the books of the Liga champions.
FC Barcelona Alaves

Barcelona aim to seal title with home win against Levante

FC Barcelona will be crowned this season’s Liga Santander Champions if they win their home game against Levante in the Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday night.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain both squandered chances to retain their domestic titles on a weekend which saw a much-changed Barcelona take their eye off the ball in La Liga.

Barcelona held by Huesca as Ernesto Valverde rests stars

A much-changed Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by Huesca on Saturday as they moved 12 points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga.
Moussa Wague

Jean-Clair Todibo, Moussa Wague make Barcelona debuts as Ernesto Valverde rings changes

Jean-Clair Todibo and Moussa Wague will make their Barcelona debuts against Huesca after head coach Ernesto Valverde made sweeping changes to his team.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Barcelona rest Lionel Messi ahead of Manchester United quarter-final

Barcelona will rest Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets against Huesca in La Liga on Saturday ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Ernesto Valverde: Chris Smalling hit Lionel Messi like a train

Lionel Messi could be rested against Huesca after a challenge by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was compared by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde to being hit by a train.
SAMUEL ETO'O

Samuel Eto’o: I made Barcelona win under Pep Guardiola, not Lionel Messi

Samuel Eto'o insists that he was the driving force behind Barcelona's treble-winning success in Pep Guardiola's first year in charge, ahead of Lionel Messi.
Diego Costa confronts referee Jesús Gil Manzano during the 2-0 defeat to Barcelona. Lluís Gené-AFP-Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been hit with eight-match ban for insulting and grabbing referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona.
Gerard Pique Ousmane Dembele Barcelona

Gerard Pique: Barcelona must kill off comeback kings Manchester United

Gerard Pique says Barcelona must learn from last season’s Champions League collapse against Roma and be wary of Manchester United’s powers of recovery ahead of Wednesday’s quarter-final clash.
Philippe Coutinho cost Barcelona £146m when signing from Liverpool 15 months ago

Philippe Coutinho: Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku are capable of hurting any defence

Philippe Coutinho has said Barcelona must be aware of the threat offered by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku when they travel to Old Trafford this week.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez strike late to sink Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona closed in on the 2018/2019 La Liga title after beating visiting Atletico Madrid 2-0 in Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown at the Nou Camp.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been sent off after a furious tirade against the referee in Saturday's La Liga clash with Barcelona.

Diego Costa sent off after furious referee rant against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been sent off after a furious tirade against the referee in Saturday's La Liga clash with Barcelona.
Lionel Messi is in great form from free-kicks (Getty Images)

FC Barcelona’s reliance on Lionel Messi underlined in escape act at Villarreal

FC Barcelona’s thrilling 4-4 draw with Villarreal on Tuesday has been hailed as the game of the season in Spain but yet again it showed the La Liga leaders’ vulnerability.
Samuel Chukwueze and Karl Toko Ekambi delivered impressive displays as Barcelona held Villarreal to a 4-4 stalemate in Tuesday’s La Liga game.

Samuel Chukwueze scores as Barcelona survive Villarreal scare

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze was on target for hosts Villarreal as FC Barcelona survived a scare in an eight-goal thriller in a Spanish La Liga clash on Tuesday.

Gerard Pique tells off Catalonia supporters for insulting Spain, calls for respect

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique shouted down fans of the Catalonia regional team for insulting anti-Spain chants during a friendly against Venezuela on Monday, and then urged citizens of the region to “preach by example”.

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