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On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.

Athletic eyeing Copa del Rey revenge vs wounded Barcelona

On April 3, Real Sociedad were crowned Copa del Rey winners after beating Athletic 1-0 in a dramatic all-Basque derby.
Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish League football match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Barca edge closer to Atletico after late Ousmane Dembele winner vs Valladolid

Ousmane Dembele volleyed in a 90th-minute winner against Real Valladolid on Monday to fire Barcelona to within a point of Atletico Madrid ahead of next weekend’s Clasico in La Liga.
Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Jordi Alba welcomes Barcelona links to ‘great players’ Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe

Jordi Alba has welcomed talk of Barcelona being interested in “great players” Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, but is eager to point out that he has no say on transfer matters at Camp Nou.
Barcelona starlet Pedri has been handed a maiden call-up to the Spain national team for this month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

WCQ: Barcelona starlet gets maiden Spain call-up

Barcelona starlet Pedri has been handed a maiden call-up to the Spain national team for this month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Joan Laporta was previously the Barcelona president from 2003 to 2010.

Joan Laporta wins Barcelona presidential election by landslide

Laporta was previously president during one of the club's most successful periods; earning 12 trophies between 2003 and 2010 including a famous treble under Pep Guardiola and with Lionel Messi as talisman.
Joan Laporta celebrates winning the 2021 Barcelona presidential election (Image c-o FC Barcelona)

Lionel Messi congratulates new Barcelona president

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has congratulated Joan Laporta, after he emerged as the club’s president.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona brush aside Sevilla to reignite La Liga hopes

Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona boss disappointed with Sevilla defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi added another beautiful free-kick to his remarkable collection against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday evening.

Leo Messi creates another record as FC Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao

FC Barcelona moved a place up into second in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday after a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, with club captain Lionel Messi entering the record books again.
City aren't forgetting about Leo Messi.

Lionel Messi left dejected as six Barcelona players blacklist him

Lionel Messi has gone through a turbulent patch at Barcelona over the past few seasons. However, it seemed like the Argentine forward had reached his boiling point this season with the club in August after he had reportedly sent a burofax to the board stating that he wanted out.
Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club but struggling Barcelona still slipped to a 2-2 La Liga draw with Valencia at the Nou Camp.

Lionel Messi equals Pele’s record in Barca’s home draw vs Valencia

Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club after scoring for Barcelona in a 2-2 draw with Valencia at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
Lionel Messi equalled Pele’s record of 643 goals for a single club but struggling Barcelona still slipped to a 2-2 La Liga draw with Valencia at the Nou Camp.

Barcelona stay fifth after entertaining draw vs Valencia

Goals from Lionel Messi and Ronald Araújo netted for the hosts, with Mouctar Diakhaby and Maxi Gomez scoring for Los Che.
Centre back Oscar Mingueza went to ground in a tussle with Cadiz defender Marcos Mauro from a corner and recovered only to direct a header towards his own goal.

Cadiz impressive again as they beat Barcelona 2-1

Barcelona may be on their way to the knockout round of the UEFA Champions League but all is not well domestically and their miserable away run continued as Cadiz claimed another big scalp with a 2-1 win on Saturday at the Estadio Ramon De Carranza.
Barcelona trained again this Tuesday with a view to the next match against Atletico Madrid. Philippe Coutinho, who took part in Monday's session with the group and completed the training session as normal.

Philippe Coutinho available against Atletico Madrid

Barcelona trained again this Tuesday with a view to the next match against Atletico Madrid. Philippe Coutinho, who took part in Monday's session with the group and completed the training session as normal.
The management committee at Barcelona, which is chaired by Carles Tusquets, wants to resume the negotiations that former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu opened regarding a pay cut for the first-team players.

Barcelona stars demand guarantees regarding pay cut

The management committee at Barcelona, which is chaired by Carles Tusquets, wants to resume the negotiations that former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu opened regarding a pay cut for the first-team players.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has called an extraordinary emergency meeting for Monday.

Barcelona board requests to suspend vote of no confidence on president

Barcelona have made a request to the Generalitat de Catalunya to suspend the vote of no confidence on embattled club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, report RAC1 as per Marca.
Real Madrid will struggle to keep out Manchester City without Sergio Ramos, according to Fabio Capello, who says the captain's absence creates an important problem for his old club.

Real Madrid skipper returns for El Clasico after injury

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, on Friday said Sergio Ramos will be available to face Barcelona after recovering from the knee injury that kept him out of the loss to Shakhtar on Wednesday.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jamie Carragher names third best player in the world

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that the organisation were not at war with Lionel Messi, and that he is happy to see the Barcelona superstar stay put.

Samuel Eto’o: Leo Messi alone is not enough for Barcelona

The diminutive Argentine was trying to force a move out of Camp Nou. Such a move proved difficult as Messi still has a year left on his contract and a €700 million release clause (according to the club and La Liga) is binding.
Asisat Oshoala joined Lionel Messi to model Barcelona’s third kit for the 2020-21 season.

Assist Oshoala joins Leo Messi to model Barcelona third kit for 2020/21 season

The Catalans wore pink as a third kit in 2018-19 and have gone with it again for the new season. The new effort comes with dark green shorts and green and pink socks.
Lionel Messi is facing Barcelona suspension and could have a portion of his salary seized by the Spanish giants if he continues to refuse to attend official club events.

Leo Messi snubs Barcelona training with Ronald Koeman despite confirming stay

Lionel Messi was absent at training with Barcelona on Saturday morning, despite confirming he will stay for the 2020/2021 season yesterday.

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Stuttgart seek to buy Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius

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Manchester United could make a shock summer move for Getafe midfield anchor man Mauro Arambarri.

Manchester United linked with Getafe midfield star

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Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has tested positive for Covid-19, the club has revealed.

Barcelona reach agreement to sign Eric Garcia from Manchester City

Garcia will move to Camp Nou on a free transfer when his current contract at City expires at the end of June.

FRSC commemorates west african road safety week in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commemorated the 2021 West African Road Safety Week in Anambra state with a charge on motorists and fleet operators to always adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety precautions during their operations.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Igbo group: Shoot-on-sight order will worsen insecurity in South-East

A think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, wrote an open letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, over the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the South-East and South-South.
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Malam Sanusi appointed leader of Tijjaniyya Islamic movement in Nigeria

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