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Thiago Silva labelled Lionel Messi the greatest player of all-time ahead of Brazil's Copa America semi-final showdown against Argentina.

Frank Lampard: Lionel Messi is the most incredible player

Frank Lampard considers Lionel Messi to be “the most incredible player” and his toughest opponent, with the Chelsea boss now looking to take inspiration from iconic figures at Barcelona.
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.

Barcelona legend Xavi calls Neymar a ‘spectacular’ talent amid transfer links

Former Barcelona star Xavi hailed Neymar as "spectacular" as the Brazilian continues to be linked with a return to the LaLiga club.
Barcelona signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for €75m (Getty)

Frenkie de Jong reveals why he joined Barcelona

Barcelona new signing Frenkie de Jong reveals why he joined the La Liga Champions when the Camp Nou directors made the offer to sign him.
Barcelona signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for €75m (Getty)

Barcelona starlet Frenkie de Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong reveals he thought about signing for Arsenal before earning his dream move to Camp Nou.
Monaco’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas gives a thumbs up during the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco on January 13, 2019, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)

Cesc Fabregas hits back after Barcelona benchwarmer jibe

Cesc Fabregas has hit back on social media after being accused of swapping Arsenal to become a benchwarmer at Barcelona.
Lionel Messi's incredible free-kick in Wednesday evening's resounding 3-0 win over Liverpool brought the mercurial Argentine's tally to an astounding 600 goals in 683 games for Barcelona, 14 years to the day since his first strike for the Spanish champions.

Xavi: Lionel Messi still has four years left in him

Lionel Messi is “not finished yet”, says Xavi, with rivals of the Barcelona superstar warned that the mercurial Argentine still has “three or four good years left”.
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez bid adieu to his illustrious playing career with a defeat as Al Sadd SC suffered a 2-0 loss to Persepolis FC in their final group game of AFC Champions League 2019.

Spain great Xavi ends playing career with defeat

Spain and Barcelona icon Xavi played the final match of his playing career in Al Sadd's 2-0 AFC Champions League defeat to Persepolis on Monday.
Xavi Hernández

Xavi already eyeing Barcelona return as coach

His jersey may still be wet with sweat after calling time on his illustrious playing career but Xavi is already excited about a potential Barcelona return as coach some day.

Ernesto Valverde backs retiring Xavi for Barcelona coaching role

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has no doubt that Xavi has the potential to take the top job at Camp Nou in the future.
Xavi will retire from playing football at the end of the current season

Xavi to retire at end of season as he eyes coaching role

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi has announced he will retire at the end of the season to pursue a career in coaching.
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Lionel Messi to receive prestigious Catalan award

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is to be awarded one Catalonia's highest distinctions, the Creu de Sant Jordi.
Phil Foden celebrates after scoring for Manchester City

Pep Guardiola trusts ‘special’ Phil Foden to become Man City star

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has not seen many players like Phil Foden, who he believes is "special" and possesses "something that's difficult to find".
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Samuel Eto’o: I made Barcelona win under Pep Guardiola, not Lionel Messi

Samuel Eto'o insists that he was the driving force behind Barcelona's treble-winning success in Pep Guardiola's first year in charge, ahead of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi is unique, continues to amaze at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets has saluted the “unique” skills of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, with the Argentine continuing to amaze with his level of consistency.
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Thomas Tuchel: Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe still lacks football maturity

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has agreed with legendary midfielder Xavi that Kylian Mbappe lacks "footballing maturity."
Barcelona legend Xavi says midfield ace Arthur reminds him of himself.

Xavi: Barcelona ace Arthur reminds me of myself

Arthur arrived at Barcelona from Gremio in the summer and has made 11 appearances in all competitions so far, with the Blaugrana topping both La Liga and their Champions League group.
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Xavi: Neymar needs to mature to reach Lionel Messi’s level

The former Barcelona midfielder was asked to assess the merits of his two ex-team-mates and, although he remains a fan of Neymar, thinks Messi is a step ahead at the current time.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is at a separate table compared to the rest of the world and FIFA's Best award is a lie, according to team-mate Jordi Alba.

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho impress as Barcelona blow away Tottenham

Lionel Messi appears a man on a mission in the Champions League this season after making it five goals in two games following Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Tottenham on Wednesday.

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