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Lionel Messi hits 30 goals for 11th consecutive season

Lionel Messi scored his 30th goal of the season against Real Valladolid on Saturday to ensure he’s now hit the landmark in each of the last 11 seasons.
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Gerard Pique: Lionel Messi part of new Davis Cup venture

Lionel Messi is one of the investors in the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid later this year, according to FC Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique.
Philippe Coutinho slots home the penalty (AFP-Getty Images)

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho create Barcelona dilemma for Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona will hope to reassert their authority in the title race on Saturday after a stuttering spell has given Real Madrid fresh hope in La Liga.
Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey must rise to challenge after hitting Juventus jackpot

Aaron Ramsey has joined European football’s monied elite after agreeing on a lucrative move to Juventus, but doubts remain about the Arsenal midfielder’s ability to justify his jaw-dropping salary.
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde dismissed suggestions Lionel Messi was not fit enough to start in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona sweat for draw at Athletic Bilbao

La Liga leaders FC Barcelona handed Real Madrid more hope in the title race as they drew 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Real Madrid’s Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (L) laughs with Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during a training session at the club’s training ground in the outskirts of Madrid on February 5, 2019 on the eve of the Copa del Rey semi-final football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Thibaut Courtois ready for Atletico Madrid anger as Real Madrid eye derby victory

Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea on bad terms last summer and he expects to feel the anger from Atletico Madrid too when he faces them in the white of Real Madrid on Saturday.
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Investigators recover body from wreckage of Emiliano Sala’s plane

British investigators on Wednesday said they had recovered a body from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel.
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Malcom equaliser earn Barca draw with Real Madrid in Copa del Rey

Malcom’s spectacular equaliser earned Barcelona a draw against rivals Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at the Nou Camp.
Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Club Deportivo Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 3, 2019. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Karim Benzema on target again as Real Madrid close gap at the top

Real Madrid gained ground on both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga as Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior each scored in a 3-0 win over Alaves on Sunday.
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Lionel Messi brace rescues draw for FC Barcelona against Valencia

Lionel Messi dragged FC Barcelona back from two goals down by scoring twice to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Valencia in a thrilling encounter on Saturday.
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Lionel Messi: Sevilla hammering shows Barca want to win all three titles

Lionel Messi believes Barcelona showed their appetite for the Copa del Rey by blowing away Sevilla 6-1 on Thursday to pull off a brilliant comeback and book their place in the semi-finals.
Philippe Coutinho slots home the penalty (AFP-Getty Images)

FC Barcelona demolish Sevilla with spectacular 6-1 Cup comeback

Philippe Coutinho struck twice as FC Barcelona mounted a comeback to thrash Sevilla 6-1 and sweep into the Copa del Rey semi-finals 6-3 on aggregate on Wednesday.
(FILES) This file photo taken on August 25, 2018 shows Nantes’ Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France, on August 25, 2018. – Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala was on board of a missing plane that vanished from radar off Alderney in the Channel Islands according to French police sources on January 22, 2019. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP)

Underwater search for footballer Emiliano Sala to start on Sunday

A shipwreck hunter hired by the family of missing footballer Emiliano Sala to look for his missing plane said he was planning to begin an underwater search on Sunday.
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Barcelona to unleash rested Lionel Messi against Girona

FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has a big problem on his hands for now, and he needs to find a solution fast.
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, accepting a fine worth 18.8 million euros ($21.4m) and a suspended 23-month jail term after a pre-agreed deal with Spanish tax authorities last year.

Cristiano Ronaldo fined €18.8 million in tax evasion case

Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded guilty to tax evasion, accepting a fine worth 18.8 million euros ($21.4m) and a suspended 23-month jail term after a pre-agreed deal with Spanish tax authorities last year.
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Cristiano Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 20, 2019. (Photo by Josep LAGO - AFP)

Ousmane Dembele sparkles but Lionel Messi needed off bench to rescue Barca

Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona a glimpse into the future but Barcelona still needed Lionel Messi to beat Leganes 3-1 on Sunday and restore their five-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Manchester City German midfielder Leroy Sane (Photo by Oli SCARFF - AFP)

Pep Guardiola: Leroy Sane can’t compare to Ryan Giggs yet

Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City star Leroy Sane he has a long way to go before he can be considered as great a player as Ryan Giggs.

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