Lionel Messi was on hand to break another record in the 20/21 Champions League opener against Ferencváros. FC Barcelona thrashed the Hungarian side 5-1 at the Camp Nou, and Messi (as ever) was at the heart of the drubbing.
The game was the first game the Hungarian club played in the UEFA Champions League in the past twenty-five years, and whilst they will be happy to be there, being embarassed by the Argentine genius was not really in their plans. Continue reading “RECORD-BREAKING MESSI CONTINUES”
Spanish defender Gerard Pique has offered to quit Barcelona following the club’s European humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich. The Blaugrana had got into the recent quarter-final against Bayern as slight underdogs, but no one expected them to be truly outclassed across all departments on the night.
The club suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats in history as they were beaten 8-2 in the one-legged tie and that is likely to pave the way for the dismissal of manager Quique Setien. Meanwhile, a number of players could also face the axe following the outcome and Pique has said that he would be prepared to move on for a young centre-back to replace him.
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Former Ajax star Jesper Olsen has backed Hakim Ziyech to prove a successful signing for Premier League side Chelsea. The Morocco international signed for the Blues from the Dutch champions in February this year and he has recently integrated into first-team training alongside his new teammates.
In an interview covered by Goal.com, Olsen said that he has no doubts over the ability of Ziyech and backed him to be a success with the west London giants. He added to praise manager Frank Lampard and believes the attacking brand of football played by the Blues would suit Ziyech, he told: “There’s no doubt he will be a success at Chelsea. I think Frank Lampard has done a really good job. Continue reading “Olsen Backs Ziyech Success”
Former Brazilian footballer Rivaldo has said that Messi will be hoping to have a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City,as there has been speculation that he would be leaving the club. Spanish outlet Cadena SER has reported this week that Messi will be not signing an extension with the club and will be leaving on 2021 after his contract expires. Even though the news of the Argentinian leaving the club seem unlikely if such a situation arises there will be many clubs that would want to sign him up.
Manchester City has been linked with Messi in the past years and Rivaldo believes that he can easily make a move to the Premier League club. He also added that if Messi had wanted to leave the club there must be something wrong in the dressing room or he must be fed up of the problems that have been linked with Barca for the past few months.
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Barcelona manager Quique Seiten is facing many questions from the press with many speculations regarding the club have arisen and even his position at the club is standing doubtful. On Thursday, a Spanish outlet has reported that Messi will be leaving the club as soon as his contract comes to an end and another criticism he is been facing regards his treatment towards the French footballer Antonio Griezmann.
Barca on their recent match against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday ended it with a tie for 2–2. In the match, Griezmann was pulled on to the pitch only before when there were few minutes left out on the pitch even though he was instructed for a warm-upin the second half.
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Former Barcelona player Rivaldo has said that Messi should help Antoine Griezmann on scoring goals as he too wouldn’t be suffering the same fate as Philippe Coutinho. Griezmann was transferred from Atletico Madrid in 2018 after a lot of speculations as the same as Coutinho who was transferred from Liverpool with much of expectations.
Later the Brazilian was senton loan to Bayern Munich, as he didn’t rise up to the expectations of the club. Even though he had a prolific career at Liverpool, he failed to perform the same at Barca. He will be ready for transfer when the summer transfer window opens this season. Griezmann is also going through the same phase as the Brazilian. He has made 39 appearances for the club scoring 14 goals.
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Barcelona manager Quique Seiten has shown interest in coaching Neymar on someday in the future. He has been constantly linked with a move to Barcelona. Neymar was transferred to PSG in 2017 for a record fee of €222 million. After the transfer, there were many speculations that he will be going back to Barca. Last season, the move was going to be finalized but due to some reason, it collapsed.
Barcelona head coach wants to bring back the Brazilian footballer to the team. Even though the clubs are going through the financial crisis, he wants to bring the striker back to Camp Nou.
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According to Fabio Radaelli, the former coach of Racing, Lautaro Martinez has achieved most of the goals that a footballer would want to. In the fifteen years of his career as a footballer, he has transformed to be one of the best and if he moves to Barcelona and playing along with Messi and Suarez will improve his style more.
It was Radaelli who picked up Lautaro from the Bahia Blanca in January 2014. He was then an unrefined diamond who has now become a star among the football world. In his initial days, he was homesick but later developed his game and was even compared to many legends in the Argentinian side.
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Quique Setien is unsure of Spanish Football Federation’s decision on resuming La Liga by the end of May. With the fear of Covid 19 still in the air, he assumes it is not a good decision. Football activity in Spain was suspended from March in order to contain the spread and Spain is one of the worst affected countries by the virus with 19000 deaths. The state has decided to loosen up the lockdown rules and La Liga president Javier Tebas announced that they can restart the league soon.
As per the reports, it is clear that precautionary measures will be taken. The players and staff will be quarantined in the hotel and frequent check-ups will be done before the matches.
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Former Premier League star Emmanuel Petit believes Philippe Coutinho has started to regret the decision to leave Liverpool for Barcelona in January 2018. The Brazil international become a household figure for the Merseyside outfit during a five-and-a-half year spell but he could not resist the prospect of joining the Blaugrana.
However, the move did not go as planned for the 27-year-old and he is currently at Bayern Munich on a season-long loan. Speaking to The Mirror, Petit said that Coutinho will have regrets over the transfer decision and compared it with himself when he made the ambitious move to the Camp Nou from Arsenal, which failed to work out.
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