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featurefootball2 months ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: Netherlands and their self-titled ‘New Wave’

We’ve had five utterly majestic international football years without hearing about them and just when people were beginning to forget about them, the Netherlands are here again. Back from the dead with somewhat of a bang and while Memphis Depay’s rap songs don’t completely suck, the Dutch side do.
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootball3 months ago

Reports | Lionel Messi’ luncheon to be formally investigated by La Liga for potential COVID-19 protocol breach

According to ESPN, an investigation has been opened by La Liga authorities after reports that Lionel Messi had hosted a lunch party at his house. This comes ahead of Barcelona's game against Atletico Madrid with Ronald Koeman's side looking to take over first-place from the league leaders.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Reports | Bayern Munich preparing move for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong next summer

Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo has reported that Bayern Munich are looking into the prospects of a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong next summer. The Dutch international hasn’t had the greatest time since his move from Ajax but has attracted interest from across Europe.
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newsfootball8 months ago

Frenkie de Jong can become an era defining player for Barcelona, proclaims Xavi

Xavi Hernandez believes that Frenkie de Jong has the potential and talent to define an era at Barcelona and admitted that the move for the former Ajax star made him very happy. The midfielder signed for the club last summer but like most at Barcelona, he struggled to consistently impress.
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newsfootballa year ago

Lionel Messi’s quality is covering up issues at Barcelona, confesses Malcom

Former Barcelona star Malcom has admitted that Lionel Messi’s world-class talent has covered up a lot of flaws at the club over the last few years. The Brazilian left Camp Nou last summer for Russia after struggling to get game-time under Ernesto Valverde despite making an impact off the bench.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Barcelona target Dusan Tadic after Rodrigo move stalls

La Liga champions Barcelona will now focus on signing Ajax forward Dusan Tadic after talks with Rodrigo come to a halt. The Blaugrana are looking to sign a striker before the end of the winter window after Luis Suarez's knee injury ruled him out for atleast three months leaving the club strikerless.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Valencia took advantage of our mistakes, admits Quique Setien

Quique Setien was left disappointed on Saturday afternoon after enduring his first loss as head coach for Barcelona at Mestalla. The ex-Real Betis coach admitted that Barcelona weren’t very good and committed a lot of mistakes with Valencia punishing the Catalans for the errors.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Premier League is much more intense than La Liga, claims Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has claimed that he feels the English Premier League is at a higher level than La Liga. The Dutch starlet moved to the Catalans this summer for €75 million after a fantastic season with Ajax where he helped the team reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Barcelona scout Matheus Henrique as Sergio Busquets’ replacement

With Sergio Busquets growing older, Barcelona have started scouting for potential replacements with the club considering a move for Matheus Henrique. The 21-year-old has been a revelation since his debut for Gremio and played a key role in their run to the Copa Libertadores semi-final this season.
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featurefootball2 years ago

The Dutch New-Wave – Hype or something to fear?

Johan Cruyff once said football is a game you play with your head and that perfectly defines Dutch football. Tactically wonderful and aesthetic football played by players far better than many would expect, but can this golden generation do the one thing the others couldn’t and dominate the world?
Siddhant Lazar