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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 defends sloppy play against Slavia Prague

Ernesto Valverde has defended Barcelona sloppy display against Slavia Prague in the Champions League, the Blaugrana were held to a goalless draw against the Czech Republic team.
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Samuel Umtiti absent from Barcelona’s Slavia Prague Champions League trip

A minor knee injury will prevent Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti from making the trip to the Czech Republic to tackle Slavia Prague in Champions League action on Wednesday.
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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.
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Paris Saint-Germain demand two players, €50 million from Barcelona for Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain, PSG, have informed Barcelona what it would take to secure the signing of Neymar Jr this summer, according to Goal.
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.
Brazilian football star Neymar holds a trophy during a five-a-side football tournament for his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute, in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL - AFP)

Neymar heads to Paris on Monday after PSG spat

Neymar will return to Paris Saint-Germain on Monday, the football star’s press office said on Sunday, after remarks he made about his former team Barcelona sparked controversy.
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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.
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.

Lionel Messi on bench for Barcelona’s Villarreal trip

Barca club captain Messi was granted a rest by head coach Ernesto Valverde ahead of key fixtures against Atletico Madrid and Manchester United, with Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic also kept out of the starting XI.
Ivan Rakitic lifts the ball over Thibaut Courtois for the game’s only goal. Juan Carlos Hidalgo-EPA

Ivan Rakitic gives Barca second “Clasico” win in four days at Real Madrid

La Liga leaders FC Barcelona won a tight and tense “Clasico’’ 1-0 at Real Madrid 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.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona could make January signing to cover injured Samuel Umtiti

Ernesto Valverde has admitted Barcelona may have to bolster their defence in the January transfer window if Samuel Umtiti continues to struggle with a knee injury.
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Lionel Messi’s reported Ballon d’Or snub surprises Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is shocked that Lionel Messi is not set to feature on the Ballon d'Or podium for the first time since 2006.
Barcelona have confirmed injuries sustained by both Rafinha and Sergi Roberto, the former rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, while the latter will be out for three to four weeks with a leg injury.

Barcelona confirm Rafinha, Sergi Roberto injuries

Barcelona have confirmed injuries sustained by both Rafinha and Sergi Roberto, the former rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, while the latter will be out for three to four weeks with a leg injury.
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Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi can play, but I’m not taking risk at Inter Milan

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Monday that Lionel Messi could play in Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Inter Milan, but he would take “no risks” with the superstar attacker as he recovers from a broken arm.
Luis Suarez scored twice against Rayo Vallecano, as his recent goal explosion continued. BENJAMIN CREMEL-AFP-Getty Images

Barcelona snatch victory at Rayo Vallecano with Luis Surez’s late strike

Late goals from Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez earned La Liga champions FC Barcelona a 3-2 win at struggling Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.
Barcelona's French forward Ousmane Dembele (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi leave the field after the Spanish Liga football match Barcelona vs Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 9, 2017.LLUIS GENE / AFP

Lionel Messi injury gives Barcelona, Ousmane Dembele chance to prove their worth

Barcelona's lowest ebbs are invariably followed by questions about Lionel Messi but the issue of over-reliance may become clearer over the coming weeks.

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Accident bureau releases report on incidents involving Air Peace aircrafts

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Timo Werner: Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are playing at Robert Lewandowski’s level

Timo Werner acknowledges he has little hope of outscoring Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga this season, as the Bayern Munich forward's form can only be matched by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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AFCONQ: Super Eagles to hit Maseru by chartered flight

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Osun governor presents 119.5 billion budget for 2020

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Thursday presented a N119.5 billion budget to the state House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.