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Ansu Fati set to undergo surgery on Thursday
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Ansu Fati set to undergo surgery on Thursday

Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati will undergo surgery to solve every problem that is associated with the rupture of the internal meniscus in his left knee, which he suffered last November during the game against Real Betis. This recent development was disclosed by Mundo Deportivo. Ansu Fati, 18, has already undergone surgery at the hands of Dr. Ramon Cugat. However, his development this season which was supposed to be crucial to his career at Camp Nou has been hampered due to injuries. He has been scheduled to undergo the surgery next Thursday and will go under the knife of the Portuguese national team doctor, who is one of those that have reviewed his injury in recent times including Gijon's Dr. Antonio Maestro, and D. Bertrand Sonney-Cottet of Lyon. READ: Paulo Fonseca will leav...
Klopp’s comments resurfaces as European Super League plans are confirmed
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Klopp’s comments resurfaces as European Super League plans are confirmed

Previous comments made by Jurgen Klopp on the European Super League have resurfaced after plans for a new breakaway competition were confirmed. The move is being led by 12 elite clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal, who are intent on launching a new European tournament to rival the UEFA Champions League. The 12 founding clubs disclosed their intentions on Sunday night with a formal announcement and three major clubs are expected to join imminently. The move has been heavily criticized by supporters, fan groups, politicians, and leading football figures like Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. READ: Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid won’t cry about injuries However, none of the top figures from the clubs involved have broken their silence on the proposals but ...
Barca to offer the ‘new Iniesta’ an improved contract
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Barca to offer the ‘new Iniesta’ an improved contract

According to RAC1, Barcelona are working on making an improved contract offer to Pedri Gonzalez who has been a revelation for the club since his debut. The youngster has been impressive thus far and the club want to reward his services and secure his stay with a long-term deal. Since Pedri's arrival from Las Palmas, he has established himself as a mainstay in Ronald Koeman's new-look Barcelona being driven by youth players. The midfielder's current contract with the club will expire in June 2022 and it involves a clause that would allow an extension of two years. Barcelona are also interested in improving the economic terms of the deal as he currently earns a weekly wage of 34,000 euros. READ: Manchester City sign Kayky from Fluminense The Catalans are also looking to fend ...
Will PSG replace Barcelona on the world stage?
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Will PSG replace Barcelona on the world stage?

Au revoir Barcelona It appears the times are changing in the world of football. Fading are the days of Barcelona’s dominance and a new group of teams looks set to replace them. One of those teams is last season’s Champions League runners-up, Paris Saint-Germain. They conquered the Catalan side in impressive fashion with a 4–1 victory at the Nou Camp, followed by a 1–1 draw in Paris. Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show, with a hat-trick in the first leg, along with a successfully converted penalty in the second. Lionel Messi led his Barca side as best as he could by scoring the penalty in the first game, smashing in a long-range strike in the return fixture, before his 2nd penalty of the round was saved by Keylor Navas. Looking at PSG’s Champions League form from last season ...
La Liga sides must re-strategize ahead of next season’s UCL
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La Liga sides must re-strategize ahead of next season’s UCL

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League has reached its quarterfinal stage and the going can only get tough for the sides that have made it thus far in the competition. However, one country, whose clubs have been mainstays in this stage of the competition saw the majority of their clubs fall short this season and it may just be a one-off, hopefully so. La Liga clubs have been dominant in the UCL in the past decade but the ongoing season has seen them flatter to deceive, with just one club making it past the round of 16 stage. Real Madrid will be the only club representing Spain any further in the competition and if the La Liga is to have any hopes of boasting of their clubs' triumph in the competition, then all hope lies on Los Blancos. READ: Silva – Partey is the type of player that...
Paredes – PSG told me not to talk about Messi
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Paredes – PSG told me not to talk about Messi

It is no more news that Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have not hidden their desire to have Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in their ranks. The Argentine's contract at the Camp Nou expires in the summer and PSG is one of his likely destinations if he doesn't commit to the Catalans. However, recent developments show that PSG have decided to put a gag order on their players to stop them from discussing a possible transfer for the Barcelona legend. This was made known by PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes who disclosed that the club told him to stop any discussions on his fellow Argentine in public. It can be recalled that other PSG stars like Angel di Maria and Neymar openly stated that they would like to have Messi join them at the Parc des Princes. A report by Marca, stated that...
Can these three La Liga teams bounce back in the UCL?
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Can these three La Liga teams bounce back in the UCL?

The second leg fixtures of the round of 16 games of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League begin today. This stage of the competition should be a cause for concern for La Liga enthusiasts as only one team amongst the 4 sides that qualified to this stage look good for a place in the next round of the competition. Regardless, nothing is cast in stone yet! Only 1 La Liga club won their game in the first round of matches of this stage and it was Real Madrid away from home to Serie A outfit Atalanta in a 1 nil victory. However, the other sides failed in their quest to be in good standing ahead of the second round of games, and Barcelona's performance was woeful, to say the least. The sad part is that they played at home except for Atletico Madrid. READ: Solskjaer’s United – Kings of the ...
The 2020/21 La Liga title race just got hotter and fiercer
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The 2020/21 La Liga title race just got hotter and fiercer

Football is a sport where fortunes can change in an instant, and this has been the case on several occasions in the round leather game. We've seen such cases on the pitch with regards to full-time results as well as in the pursuit of domestic league titles across the major football leagues, amongst others. We're seeing one instance in the 2020/21 La Liga season where most of us thought that Diego Simeone's impressive Atletico Madrid had run away with the league title as major and perennial contenders in the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid continued to falter. However, they won't be running away with it because we now have a tough and competitive race for the title. Therefore, this begs the question; Can Atletico Madrid overcome the pressure being mounted by the two teams dir...
Former Barca president Bartomeu, others arrested on corruption charges
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Former Barca president Bartomeu, others arrested on corruption charges

According to reports, former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among those that were arrested on Monday morning during a raid on the club's offices by the Catalan police. This is related to a case known as 'Barcagate' in which the club supposedly hired a third company to defame their rivals within and outside the club in the media. Catalan police force Mossos carried out the raid on the club's facilities on Monday morning and it has been confirmed that the arrests made were related to the case but have not disclosed those who have been detained. It must be noted that Bartomeu has not been involved with the Catalan giants since his resignation from the board alongside his colleagues in October last year. The action prompted the need for a new set of presidential electi...
UCL – PSG must be wary after walloping Barca in the first leg
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UCL – PSG must be wary after walloping Barca in the first leg

The talking point from the first set of games of the round of 16 of the ongoing 2020/21 UEFA Champions League was the shock 4:1 thrashing of Barcelona by Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on Tuesday night. The Catalans may not be at their best in recent times but no one envisaged them being battered by a PSG side that have also flattered to deceive in the past, especially in the UCL. And more so, by the fact that Barca opened the scoring on the night. It's no more news that PSG are currently being managed by Mauricio Pochettino and thus, seem under the best of hands currently. However, his inexperience in the competition can also make room for possible shocks in the return leg. I don't believe that Barcelona can come up with any surprises at Parc Des Princes except to receive anothe...