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Griezmann and Stegen blast Barca after painful Juve loss
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Griezmann and Stegen blast Barca after painful Juve loss

Cristiano Ronaldo had a nice time on his return to Camp Nou as Juventus thrashed Barcelona 3 nil to end up as winners of their UEFA Champions League group. This didn't go down well with Barcelona stars like Antoine Griezmann and Marc-Andre ter Stegen who criticized the team's performance against the Serie A giants. The Old Ladies got the needed 3 points on Tuesday night with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two penalties, and Weston McKennie scoring from a bicycle kick. The result saw both sides finish level on points in the group although Juventus edged it with a superior head-to-head advantage having lost 2 nil to Barcelona at Turin and won 3 nil at Camp Nou. This was a major setback for Barcelona this season as their form in La Liga has also left much to be desired. It can be recal...
Messi tired of being blamed for mishaps at Barcelona
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Messi tired of being blamed for mishaps at Barcelona

Lionel Messi has revealed that he's fed up with being blamed for Barcelona's problems after the former agent of Antoine Griezmann accused him of running a regime of terror at the club. The Argentine was asked by journalists about his thoughts on the claims made by Eric Olhats but the Argentine responded: "I am tired of always being the problem with everything that goes on at this club" Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann has always maintained that he has a good relationship with Lionel Messi and disclosed that he had not spoken with Olhats in years. Both players combined excellently in Barca's final game before the international break as Messi's dummy helped set up a goal for the French forward. Regardless, the Argentine's latest comments will only serve to increase speculation of ...
Riqui Puig and Carles Alena close to Barcelona exit
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Riqui Puig and Carles Alena close to Barcelona exit

Barcelona have not been living up to their reputation this season for a club of their pedigree and Ronald Koeman has his work cut out for him at Camp Nou. The club's board have clarified that there must be exits in the winter transfer window if they want to recover and sign players that will meet the criteria of their dutch manager and also help improve their fortunes this season.  Ronald Koeman won't have much work to do here and some players in the team already do not fit into his plans. Therefore, he'll be willing to let go of them when the transfer window reopens. A report from SPORT has claimed that the likes of Carles Alena and Ruqui Puig will be among those that will leave the Camp Nou. However, it must be noted that only loan exits will be considered. READ: Jack Grealis...
Ansu Fati to undergo surgery on knee injury
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Ansu Fati to undergo surgery on knee injury

Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati will undergo surgery after tearing his meniscus in the club's 5:2 La Liga win over Real Betis. The 18-year-old forward was subbed off at half-time in the course of the game at Camp Nou. The club via the manager Ronald Koeman told reporters after the game that he had suffered damage to his left knee: "Fati had some discomfort in the first half and we replaced him at half-time so as not to take risks" Fati is scheduled to undergo an operation on Monday. After this is done, the club will disclose more details about how long he will be out of action to ensure a full recovery. A club statement read: "The first team player Ansu Fati will undergo surgery [on] Monday for the injury to the meniscus in his left knee by Dr. Ramon Cugat under the supervision of t...
Barca didn’t have the balls to admit that they were wrong
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Barca didn’t have the balls to admit that they were wrong

Former Barcelona defender Dani Alves has claimed that he gave the Catalans the chance to re-sign him after a successful spell at Juventus. However, the club didn't have the balls to admit that they were wrong to let him leave initially. The Brazilian left Camp Nou as a free agent in 2016 and was immediately acquired by Serie A giants Juventus, and went on to win the Serie A, Coppa Italia and even progress to the final of the UEFA Champions League in Turin. He left the Italian outfit at the end of the season and gave Barca the option to put their mistake behind them by re-signing him but he was not offered a deal by the club. 'I offered myself to Barca to come back. I went to Juve to prove I was still at a good level,' the veteran defender told RAC 1. READ: Top 10 imports for th...
Koeman disagrees with Setien on Messi being difficult to coach
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Koeman disagrees with Setien on Messi being difficult to coach

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says that he has a good relationship with Lionel Messi and begs to differ with Quique Setien's assessment that the Argentine is difficult to manage. Quique Setien who was sacked in August revealed in an interview with El Pais on Sunday that it was difficult to coach Messi due to how much success he has enjoyed in his footballing career. "I respect everyone's option but, for me, Leo is the best player in the world," Koeman said in a news conference ahead of Wednesday's UCL game against Dynamo Kiev. "I see the ambition he has and his winning character every day. He's not a player I have difficulties with. He's the captain and I speak with him every week about things on the pitch and things in the dressing room to [maintain] a good relationship with him....
Bonucci – Juve will learn from loss to Barcelona
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Bonucci – Juve will learn from loss to Barcelona

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has claimed that the 2 nil defeat to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in Turin on Wednesday will teach them a lot. It was an exciting game that saw the Catalans run away with all three points and strangely three of Alvaro Morata's goals ruled out for offside with the aid of VAR. This fixture was one that caught the eye after the draws were made as it provided an opportunity for Lionel Messi to play against Cristiano Ronaldo yet again at one of the highest stages in club football. The rivalry would have been rekindled if not for the Portuguese's contraction of coronavirus which ruled him out of the tie in Turin. Hopefully, both players will be available when Barcelona welcome Juventus to Camp Nou. READ: Premier League clubs show ruthlessn...
Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona
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Chelsea tried to sign Ter Stegen from Barcelona

Chelsea now have the likes of Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and veteran Willy Caballero as goalkeepers who will battle for a regular place between the sticks this season.  However, reports have emerged that the Blues approached to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona before settling for newcomer Edouard Mendy. Frank Lampard prioritized signing a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window after Kepa failed to convince the Englishman with his performances between the sticks last season. The Spain international was not very convincing and this resulted in him being dropped for a period including the FA Cup final last season. READ: It seems Sheffield United have been found out The Blues were on the search for a new shot-stopper but it became clear that letting go of Kepa...
Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree fee with Lyon
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Big clubs eying Depay as Barca reportedly agree fee with Lyon

Lyon Captain and Netherlands international Memphis Depay appears to be one of the most sought after players this summer based on comments by club president Jean-Michel Aulas. Reports now suggest that Barcelona have agreed a fee with Lyon for the forward. La Liga giants Barcelona reportedly see Depay as one of the best options to solve their inadequacies in attack with current boss Koeman also reportedly interested in a reunion with the Dutchman at Camp Nou. Depay plays similarly to the likes of Messi and Griezmann as he likes to get the ball on his feet and create. Therefore, Koeman has identified the Ligue 1 star as someone he would like to acquire for Barcelona in his spell as manager. Regardless, Aulas has claimed that AS Roma have also joined the race for Depay. Roma last won ...
Barca plan last ditch attempt to acquire Lautaro Martinez
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Barca plan last ditch attempt to acquire Lautaro Martinez

These may be challenging times for Barcelona but they are still interested in the services of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. He's one of the players that have been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga giants although the Serie A club have deemed him untransferrable. Regardless, a report by Goal suggests that Barcelona are working on a final offer that will test Inter Milan's resolve to keep Lautaro Martinez as the La Liga outfit plan to acquire a quality replacement for Luis Suarez. It can be recalled that Luis Suarez was informed by current boss Ronald Koeman, that he was not in his plans at the Camp Nou. He was advised to seek a move elsewhere and is very close to making a move to Juventus. Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio had previously disclosed that the...