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Barcelona fans blasted manager Ernesto Valverde after the 2-0 shocking defeat against Granada on Saturday evening in the La Liga at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes.

Barcelona coach excited by Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez rekindlng partnership

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said it is a huge boost to have Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez back together again and hopes the pair can reignite their deadly partnership as soon as possible.
Barcelona have announced that teenage attacker Ansu Fati will miss Saturday's trip to Getafe with a tendon problem in his right knee.

Barcelona injury woes continue as Ansu Fati ruled out for Getafe match

Barcelona have announced that teenage attacker Ansu Fati will miss Saturday's trip to Getafe with a tendon problem in his right knee.
Xavi Hernández

Xavi Hernandez: It’d be no problem to coach Barca

Barcelona legend Xavi says he would be up to the challenge of managing former team-mates like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets at the club.
The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.

English Premier League players dominate FIFPro World XI nominations

The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.
Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk named Champions League’s fastest player

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has been named the fastest player in last season’s Champions League.
FC Barcelona’s players pose before their La Liga-Serie A Cup match against SSC Napoli on August 10, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY - AFP)

Barcelona favourites for La Liga success but European failure drives desire for change

Barcelona may want to make up for the biggest collapse in Europe by signing the most expensive player in the world but a team that was by far the best in Spain is already significantly better.
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.
Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti admits Napoli looked ‘tired’ in Barcelona defeat

Napoli lost two consecutive pre-season friendlies to Barcelona but coach Carlo Ancelotti remains optimistic about their Serie A chances.
Louis van Gaal has hit out at Lionel Messi, claiming the Barcelona talisman should be adapting himself to the team, and not the other way around.

Lionel Messi dropped as Barcelona release squad against Napoli

Lionel Messi was not included in Ernesto Valverde's team, as Barcelona released a squad of 26 players to face Napoli in their upcoming friendly match on Wednesday in Miami.
Barcelona have completed the €18 million (£16.3m-$20m) signing of Real Betis defender Junior Firpo.

Barcelona sign Junior Firpo in €18m deal from Real Betis

The full-back has signed a five-year deal with the Spanish champions and will provide competition for Jordi Alba at Camp Nou.
David Alaba says Bayern Munich are dreaming of a repeat of their 2013 treble as well as victory over Liverpool in the Champions League.

Bayern Munich offer David Alaba to Barcelona, Manchester City

The clock is ticking on Bayern Munich’s chances of signing a new winger this summer and it seems desperate times have called for desperate measures.
Danny Rose

Tottenham Hotspur star offers himself to Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur star has offered himself to Barcelona after the decision of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.

Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Filipe Luis: Neymar to Barcelona would be a bombshell

Neymar returning to Barcelona would be a “major bombshell”, says Filipe Luis, with speculation suggesting that the Camp Nou giants have Brazilian flair in their sights.
Roberto Carlos has expressed his sympathy at Lionel Messi's struggles to replicate the success he has achieved with Barcelona on the international stage with Argentina.

Cesc Fabregas: Lionel Messi is ‘more complete than ever’ at 32

Cesc Fabregas believes that Lionel Messi has adapted his game with age to become 'more complete than ever' as the 32-year-old continues to dominate headlines and break records.
Filipe Luís

Barcelona keen on signing Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis as free agent

Barcelona have revived their interest in Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis, it was learnt, with the Blaugrana seeking cover for first-choice left-back Jordi Alba, whom the Catalan side feel is suffering from exhaustion after a long season.
Guinea international Naby Keita is delighted with Liverpool’s performance after stunning Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg of their Uefa Champions League semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday.

Three lessons learnt from Liverpool-Barcelona match

Liverpool produced one of the most stunning comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday.
Liverpool completed one of the greatest comebacks in football history, beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and 4-3 on aggregate to reach the Champions League final.

Liverpool stun Barcelona with historic Champions League comeback

Liverpool completed one of the greatest comebacks in football history, beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and 4-3 on aggregate to reach the Champions League final.

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