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newsfootball4 months ago

Deserve to play football where I am valued, asserts Ivan Rakitic

Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has urged everyone not to treat him like a ‘sack of potatoes’ after he was linked with several top European outfits. The playmaker has been one of the most influential players for the Spanish side since 2014 but has struggled to get game-time over the last few years.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Xavi is still the coach of Al Sadd, proclaims Turki Al Ali

Al Sadd general manager Turki Al Ali has said that as of today Xavi remains the manager of the Qatari club despite reports suggesting interest from Barcelona. Barca manager Ernesto Valverde may face the axe after a disappointing 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish super cup.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Reports | Barcelona meet Xavi as possible Ernesto Valverde successor

Barcelona are set to meet club legend and Al Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez over a potential move to replace Ernesto Valverde. The Barcelona boss has been under immense pressure over the last few months with rumours indicating that his time at the club is coming to an end amidst links to Ronald Koeman.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Errors in final ten minutes cost us game, admits Lionel Messi

Atletico Madrid came back from a 2-1 down to win 3-2 against Barcelona in the semifinal of the Super Cup de Espana, which is being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia. The Blaugrana captain Lionel Messi admitted that the team switched off in the final ten minutes that lead to Atleti’s 2 goals.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Football has become business, postulates Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has admitted that the only reason the Spanish Super Cup is played in Saudi Arabia is because of the money that is on offer. The La Liga giants face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Super Cup with the winner set to play Real Madrid in the final.
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