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newsfootball7 months ago

Very happy at Barcelona although would have liked to win more, reveals Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong has refuted rumours that he is unhappy at the club but did admit that he hoped he would win more trophies with the La Liga side in his two year spell. The Dutch international signed for the club in January 2019, arriving in the summer, and has made 122 appearances.
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newsfootballa year ago

Problem in Spain is they send you off for nothing, states Ronald Koeman

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has criticized the match official in charge of the La Lia fixture between Barcelona and Cadiz after the Dutchman was sent off for dissent in the final minutes. The clash between the two sides ended in a goalless draw, taking Barcelona's winless run to three games.
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newsfootballa year ago

Difficult to digest Lionel Messi leaving but we have to try to change story, admits Sergio Busquets

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets has confessed that while it was difficult to digest the fact that Lionel Messi left the club, they now need to change the narrative around the Camp Nou and move on. The Argentine left the La Liga giants after spending well over two decades with them, signing for PSG.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Sergio Busquets set to stay at Barcelona despite interest from MLS

According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is set to stay at the club despite serious interest from several clubs from within the MLS this summer. The 32-year-old is still a key player for the Camp Nou side despite his age and made 50 appearances in the 2020/21 season.
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newsfootballa year ago

Spain first-team squad placed in self-isolation after Sergio Busquets tests positive for COVID-19

The Spanish national team has confirmed that Sergio Busquets has tested positive for COVID-19 and that has seen the entire first-team squad placed into self-isolation. This comes four days ahead of the start of the Euro 2020 with La Roja set to play their friendly v Lithuania with their U21’s team.
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newsfootballa year ago

Barcelona have dropped a lot of points to be able to fight for La Liga, admits Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets have admitted that Barcelona’s title charge might be over after they drew 3-3 with Levante on Tuesday. The La Liga giants had another chance to overtake league leaders Atletico Madrid but allowed Levante to produce a comeback despite them being 2-0 down at one stage of the game.
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newsfootball2 years 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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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | La Liga and Segunda division players show concerns over plans to resume training

The association of Spanish footballers has said that players from across Spain have expressed concerns over the plan to resume training. While football is still suspended, the La Liga and the Segunda division are set to hold closed door training camps with them planning for a potential restart.
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newsfootball3 years ago

We don't have deep squad because that's how it was planned, criticizes Sergio Busquets

Barcelona star Sergio Busquets blasted out against the team management for poor team planning following their draw against Napoli. The Catalan giants came from behind to draw against Napoli but it saw them lose Gerard Pique to injury with Arturo Vidal given his marching orders after a rash tackles
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featurefootball3 years ago

2010's World Team of the Decade: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer make the cut

It’s been a decade dominated by two men but with three World Cups, a gazillion Champions Leagues, even more league titles and over a million players, it’s been fun. That doesn’t make anybody’s job easy when it comes to picking a team of the decade because both Messi and Ronaldo have to be there.
Siddhant Lazar