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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.
Lucas Torreira

Valencia, Lazio want Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira on loan

Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira is reportedly being eyed up by Valencia and Lazio as there are talks of the midfielder potentially having his Atletico Madrid loan spell cut short.
Budweiser Lager Beer, the official sponsor of the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, has launched a promo, “Budweiser Smooth Kick-off Promo” to celebrate the new football season.

Budweiser celebrates new football season with promo

Budweiser Lager Beer, the official sponsor of the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, has launched a promo, “Budweiser Smooth Kick-off Promo” to celebrate the new football season.
Barca new boss Ronald Koeman may have flagged off operation sweep at the Nou camp with various reports Tuesday indicating he has served four regulars of the team the quit notice.

Ronald Koeman annoyed by Barcelona fixture schedule

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has spoken of his frustration at the scheduling of the club’s fixtures following on from the international break.
Spanish premiere Liga has celebrated Samuel Chukwueze’s first league goal of the season for Villarreal.

LaLiga celebrates Samuel Chukwueze’s first goal in 2020

On Monday, Chukwueze netted the Villarreal’s first goal against Real Valladolid at the Estadio De La Ceremica, before his teammate Torres Pau second the second.
Antoine Griezmann helped to salvage a point for Barcelona as their struggles in La Liga continued with another disappointing result; a 1-1 away draw against 10-man Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.

Barcelona’s domestic woes continue with Alaves 1-1 draw

Antoine Griezmann helped to salvage a point for Barcelona as their struggles in La Liga continued with another disappointing result; a 1-1 away draw against 10-man Deportivo Alaves on Saturday.
Former Manchester United and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan was named coach of Uruguayan giants Penarol on Friday.

Diego Forlan slams Barcelona treatment of Luis Suarez

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan has backed Luis Suarez to be a success at the Wanda Metropolitano and criticised Barcelona for their handling of his exit.
Atletico Madrid have signed striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona for £5.5m on a two-year deal.

Atletico confirm arrival of Luis Suarez from Barcelona

Atletico Madrid have signed striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona for £5.5m on a two-year deal.
Barcelona have confirmed the departure of Senegal's Moussa Wague to Greek outfit PAOK on loan for the entire 2020-21 season.

PAOK sign Barcelona’s Moussa Wague on loan

After spending the second half of last season on loan in Ligue 1 with Nice, Wague's switch to Greece on Monday is his second temporary move away from Catalonia.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Eden Hazard is on the mend after ankle surgery, although he refused to put a date on the Real Madrid star's return to action.

Real Madrid boss uncertain about Eden Hazard return

Zinedine Zidane does not know when Eden Hazard will be fit to play for Real Madrid as the Belgium star’s struggles in the Spanish capital continue.

Chidozie Awaziem shines on Boavista debut vs Nacional

Nigeria’s Chidozie Awaziem made his Boavista debut in Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Nacional.
Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.

Andros Townsend: Real Madrid treatment of Gareth Bale is baffling

Gareth Bale’s former Tottenham team-mate Andros Townsend believes that Real Madrid should not be offloading the Wales star, they should be building him a statue instead.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, is aspiring to join Manchester City this summer.

Leo Messi release clause not valid – father

Jorge Messi, the father and agent of Lionel Messi, published a response to La Liga on Friday, insisting the Barcelona striker’s 700-million-euro release clause no longer applies.
David Silva has opened up why he opted to join Real Sociedad on Monday evening, much to the chagrin of Lazio after the La Liga outfit completed a coup in securing the Spaniard on free transfer.

David Silva opens up on why he opted for Real Sociedad

The Basque club made a move in the market that will help mitigate the loss of Martin Odegaard, who has returned to Real Madrid after his loan spell, and it says a lot that Silva was still a regular starter for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City right until the end of his time there.
Manchester City has announced plans to erect a statue in honour of midfielder David Silva whose 10-year reign at the Etihad came to an end last Saturday.

Manchester City hero David Silva joins Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have signed former Manchester City midfielder David Silva as a free agent, the Spanish La Liga side said in a statement on Monday.
Nigeria’s Kelechi Nwakali says he’s happy to play competitive football again after six months of absence from the pitch.

Huesca‘s Kelechi Nwakali desiring Barcelona move

The player whose role models are former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu and ex-Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is aspiring to play along with the Argentine star, Lionel Messi.
The Super Eagles CD Leganes defender Chidozie Awaziem has set his sight on their next league match against Deportivo Alavés on Friday, December 13.

Sevilla shows interest in signing Chidozie Awaziem

Spanish La Liga giants Sevilla are reportedly interested in the signature of Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem.
Eden Hazard has reportedly vowed to return to Chelsea one day after he’s done with his time at Real Madrid.

Eden Hazard vows to seal transfer return to Chelsea from Real Madrid

Eden Hazard has reportedly vowed to return to Chelsea one day after he’s done with his time at Real Madrid.
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Rivaldo: Barcelona’s problem isn’t VAR, it’s a lack of quality

Rivaldo has dismissed Josep Maria Bartomeu's claims of La Liga bias towards Real Madrid, insisting Barcelona's "problem isn't VAR", but rather a lack of "quality".
Zinedine Zidane confirmed in the post match press-conference that he took Dani Carvajal off at half-time because he had an ankle problem. He also confirmed that he replaced Hazard as he had picked up a knock.

Aitor Karanka: Zinedine Zidane has got the magic touch

The Blancos entered lockdown sat behind arch-rivals Barcelona in the table and with a 2-1 deficit to overturn in a Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester City in order to keep their European dreams alive.
Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, defended his decision not to play Antoine Griezmann until injury-time for Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.

‘Noise’ over Antoine Griezmann sub ‘all part of the circus’ – Barca coach

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has played down talk of a rift with attacker Antoine Griezmann and has said he is not fearful for his own future.
Antoine Griezmann was limited to a brief cameo on Tuesday as Barcelona and Atlético Madrid battled to a 2-2 draw in a match that could prove vital to the LaLiga title race.

Barcelona boss defends his decision to bench Antoine Griezmann against Atletico Madrid

Barcelona manager Quique Setien has defended his decision to drop Antoine Griezmann to the bench until injury-time in the 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid in the La Liga on Tuesday evening at the Camp Nou.

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Wole Soyinka to Nigerians: Don’t accept child hostage taking as a way of life

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NHIS to extend health insurance to corps members

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