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newsfootballa month ago

Barcelona confirm Jordi Alba and Pedri both suffered injuries vs Bayern Munich

Following the ignominy of losing to Bayern Munich again, Barcelona have released an official statement that has confirmed that both Pedri and Jordi Alba suffered injuries during the game. The La Liga giants had an unbeaten start to their 2021/22 season, but suffered a 3-0 loss to the Bavarians.
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newsfootball2 months ago

Reports | Jordi Alba to take wage reduction to further decrease Barcelona's wage bill

According to reports from ESPN, Jordi Alba will follow Gerard Pique in accepting a pay cut to help Barcelona decrease their wage bill under La Liga regulations. The Spanish international is understood to have reduced his wages by 25 percent and has also deferred a part of his salary.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Barcelona practically gave Luis Suarez away for nothing to direct rival, rues Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba has hit out at Barcelona and the way the club let Luis Suarez leave last summer with the forward sold to Atletico Madrid at a cut-rate price and called it a joke. The 34-year-old won the La Liga title in his debut season and also went on to score 21 goals for the Los Rojiblancos.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Pedri and Robert Sanchez earn maiden Spain call-up for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

In light of their recent performances, Brighton and Hove Albion’s Robert Sanchez and Barcelona starlet Pedri have earned their first Spain call-up for Luis Enrique’s 24 man World Cup qualifiers squad. The duo are joined Eibar’s Bryan Gil and Sporting's Pedro Porro who also earn their first call ups.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez set to leave as part of Barcelona’s purge

Amidst rumours of a potential cull at Barcelona, the Guardian has reported that Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez are set to leave the club alongside Samuel Umtiti and Arturo Vidal. The four men are part of a much larger list as new manager Ronald Koeman looks to rebuild the squad this summer.
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featurefootballa year ago

From the MLS to the Bundesliga: Alphonso Davies’ rise has been stunning and it is far from over

In the age of Kylian Mbappe, Jadon Sancho or numerous other starlets, Alphonso Davies, at 19, has been proclaimed to be the world's best left-back despite a whole catalogue of players older than him dominating the scene. But the question on everybody's mind is the former MLS star worth the hype?
Siddhant Lazar
newsfootball2 years ago

Eric Abidal should have known better, criticizes Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba has confessed that sporting director Eric Abidal should have realised the implications his statement would have and how it would affect his position. The Frenchman and Lionel Messi have been in a war over the last week after Abidal’s statement about Barcelona in a recent interview.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Barcelona target La Liga star Junior Firpo

With Jordi Alba their only left-back, Barcelona have been heavily linked with any and every potential option from Alberto Moreno to Nacho Monreal. However, it seems that the Catalan giants have shortlisted Real Betis star Junior Firpo as their top option, eyeing the 22-year-old.
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reportfootball4 years ago

Copa del Rey Round Up | Barcelona thrash Celta Vigo; Sevilla beat Cadiz

Barcelona reached in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey after defeating Celta Vigo 5-0 on Thursday, thanks to a Lionel Messi brace in the space of 3 minutes. In another clash, with the help of Wissam Ben Yedder and Joaquin Correa’s goals, Sevilla beat Cadiz 2-1 to book a place in the last eight.
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featurefootball6 years ago

How and where: Barcelona got past a stubborn Atletico

Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 via two Luis Suarez goals, but it was the width offered by Alba and Alves that won the game for the home side. After a sluggish first half, Enrique’s men turned the tie on its head thanks to a Torres red card and quicker transitions and better ball movement.
Debarshee Mitra