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The draw for the Champions League group stage took place

The draw ceremony for the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 took place in Istanbul, Turkey. Thirty-two clubs will take part in the 67th draw of the most prestigious club tournament of the Old World, the final of which will be held in St. Petersburg. According to the competition rules, clubs from the same association could not get into the same group. Also, UEFA breeds Ukrainian and Russian clubs. At this stage, the Russian champion Zenit, the first and second teams from Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar, and the Moldovan champion Sheriff recognized their opponents in the group, in particular. This year, …

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All participants of the Champions League group tournament were determined

According to the Champions League qualification play-off round, all participants of the group stage of the tournament were determined. The first basket — Chelsea, Manchester City (both-England), Villarreal, “Atletico (both-Spain), Bayern (Germany), “Inter” (Italy), Lille (France), Sporting (Portugal); The second basket is Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla (all from Spain), Manchester United, Liverpool (both from England), Paris Saint-Germain (France), Juventus (Italy), Borussia Dortmund (Germany); The third basket is Porto, Benfica (both Portugal—, Ajax (Netherlands), Leipzig (Germany), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), Atalanta (Italy), Zenit (Russia), Shakhtar (Ukraine); The fourth basket is Milan (Italy), Dynamo (Kyiv, Ukraine), Brugge (Belgium), Young Boys (Switzerland), Malmo …

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It’s official: Messi has left Barcelona

Lionel Messi has left the Barcelona football club. The decision was made due to financial reasons related to the regulations of the Spanish championship and, according to Barcelona, contrary to the parties’ intentions. “Even though FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi have reached an agreement to sign a new contract and were going to do it today, this will not happen due to financial and structural obstacles (the regulations of the Spanish Football Championship),” the club’s website says. Lionel Messi has been playing in the main squad of Barcelona since 2004 when he was 17 years old. Before that, he and …

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Memphis Depay has officially become a Barcelona player

Barcelona has announced the signing of the attacking midfielder of the Dutch national team Memphis Depay. The 27-year-old footballer came as a free agent after the agreement with the French “Lyon”. However, he signed a contract with the” blue-garnet ” until the end of the 2022/23 season. Depay became the fourth acquisition of Barca this off-season. Earlier, the Catalans took Argentina forward Sergio Aguero and Spain defender Eric Garcia (both came from Manchester City as free agents) and Betis defender Emerson. In 2020/21 French Championship, Memphis scored 20 goals and 12 assists in 37 matches for Lyon.

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Jean-Clair Todibo Is Set To Return To Barcelona

Barcelona, Benfica, Jean-Clair Todibo

Barcelona is plotting a return for Jean-Clair Todibo, who is currently on loan at Benfica, according to reports. The Catalan giants have been hit by injuries in the 2020–21 season. This has made head coach Ronald Koeman run out of options for his defensive line. All four key center-backs are now sidelined with Gerard Pique not available for several months. The situation has already triggered rumors the La Liga side will eye new candidates in January to bolster their squad. However, lack of funds is a real problem. It is said that Jean-Clair Todibo could be coming back to Barca …

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Carles Alena Wants To Remain At Barcelona Despite Real Betis Rumors

Carles Alena, Barcelona, Real Betis

Carles Alena has confirmed his desire to stay at Barcelona amid his links with Real Betis, insisting he would remain with the Catalan club forever if it depended only on his decision. The 22-year-old player has made 41 appearances on the senior level for the La Liga side since joining the first team in 2016. The Spanish midfielder has failed to get a regular place in Barca’s starting squad and was moved on loan to Betis for the second part of the 2019–20 campaign. He returned to Camp Nou in the summer, and now he still needs to fight for …

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Eric Garcia Has Become Barca’s Top Priority

Eric Garcia, Barcelona, Manchester City

The La Liga club have recently changed their approach to the search for a new centre-back, as Ronald Koeman has to find new ways to transform his squad after Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique got injuries. Barcelona tried to sign the 19-year-old during the summer transfer window, but their proposal did not meet City’s requirements. The Spaniard is out of contract this summer, plus he has informed the management he will not extend his deal. The Spanish club still want to bring him to Camp Nou, and the latest updates on Pique and Roberto can speed things up. The Barcelona …

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Man City Boss Guardiola Responds To Messi Transfer Speculation

Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola,

Lionel Messi has again been linked with a transfer to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola decided to stay at the Etihad Stadium for another two years. However, the Man City manager insists that he wants the Argentinian to finish his football career with the Catalan club, despite intense rumors that the attacker could join him in England. The former Barcelona head coach signed a new deal with City this week, which will keep him with the Premier League club until 2023. And this decision has increased speculations that City will try to sign the 33-year-old player either in winter or …

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Barcelona Are Ready To Offload Footballers To Fund Eric Garcia Move

Eric Garcia, Barcelona, Manchester City

Barcelona failed in their efforts to sign Eric Garcia during the summer transfer window, with Man City refused to relax their demands for the footballer’s signature. The 19-year-old player still hopes to return to his boyhood team. He doesn’t want to extend his presence at the Etihad while his contract expires at the end of the season. The Catalan giants are planning to sign Garcia again in January, but it won’t be easy. The Spanish club have to offload several players to be able to invite the centre back to the Camp Nou. Furthermore, according to reports, Barca have chosen …

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Barcelona Slap A €400M Release Clause On Pedri

Barcelona, Pedri

Barcelona seem to make long-term plans on Pedri. They are going to tie the young player to Camp Nou on a permanent basis, setting his release clause at an impressive €400 million. Pedri moved from Las Palmas to the Catalan club over the summer, with Barca won the battle for the youngster, getting around Manchester City and Bayern Munich. The 17-year-old quickly branched out into a new team, earning the likes of Antoine Griezmann as well as Lionel Messi, and already making eight appearances for the club across the Champions League and La Liga. Such an enormous release clause is …

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Barcelona Are Plotting A New Bid For Manchester City Defender Eric Garcia

Barcelona, Eric Garcia, Mancester United

Barcelona are still targeting Eric Garcia from Manchester City, according to reports. They plan to prepare a new bid for the defender in January, although the future president will have to approve any potential deal. Despite the resigning of Josep Maria Bartomeu that happened just recently, hard work behind the scenes didn’t stop. The Barcelona’s management is looking for ways to bolster the squad in the winter. Head coach Ronald Koeman and sporting boss Ramon Planes and both agree that the LaLiga side needs another centre-back. The Catalan club wanted to sign the 19-year-old player during the summer transfer window …

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Lionel Messi Breaks Another Champions League Record

Lionel Messi, Barcelona, La Liga

Lionel Messi has broken numerous records during his career for Barcelona, and here is another one! The Argentine has become the first footballer to score in 16 consecutive Champions League campaigns after kicking a goal in Barcelona’s win over Ferencvaros. Only Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has scored in 16 Champions League campaigns. However, his achievement was not in consecutive years. Messi went through difficult times this summer and even planned to leave the Catalan side after issues with the club’s management. He wanted to move from the La Liga club, despite being there for more than 15 years. The …

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Barcelona Star Antoine Griezmann May Join PSG Because Of Lionel Messi

Barcelona celebrity Antoine Griezmann is ready to consider a move to Paris Saint-Germain. According to reports, that’s because of Lionel Messi, as their relationship is far from perfect. The 29-year-old player scored just 15 goals for the Catalan side since arriving in 2019. The La Liga giants signed the French international because they hoped he would help them to win the Champions League title. Was it a good choice? Probably yes. However, Lionel Messi and other high-powered figures wanted Neymar to be added to the club. Instead of this, Barca decided to spend £105 million on the Atletico Madrid man. …

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Barcelona Are Currently Looking For Eric Garcia Alternatives

Eric Garcia, Barcelona, Manchester City, La Liga

Barcelona are looking for alternatives to Eric Garcia ahead of the winter transfer window, which is less than three months apart. The 19-year-old footballer, who currently plays for Manchester City, was the main Barcelona’s target throughout the summer after he refused to sign a new contract with the Premier League giants. The Spanish international has eight months left on his deal with Manchester City and will be able to sign a preliminary contract in January for a transfer in the summer. However, Barcelona are keen to have him in winter. According to reports, the Catalan club are considering alternatives if …

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Barcelona Could Not Afford To Sign Memphis Depay On Deadline Day

Memphis Depay, Barcelona, Lyon, La Liga

Barcelona have eyed Lyon’s Memphis Depay this transfer window, but it seems the Catalan club failed to sign him on deadline day.  It happened despite the fact that Lyon reportedly dropped their asking price for the 26-year player. The Netherlands international’s current contract expires next summer, and Blaugrana were strictly connected with his services during the latter stages of the summer transfer window. De Telegraaf reported that the French club reduced the price for Depay to €25 million to agree the transfer, but the Spanish side failed to collect the necessary funds. Lyon may currently lose the forward on a …

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Messi Slams Barcelona Over Suarez Exit In An Emotional Insta Post

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Barcelona, La Liga

Lionel Messi often criticizes Barcelona’s management. This time he has slammed the Catalan club in a touching farewell message to Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan moved to Atletico Madrid. In a heartwarming post on Instagram, Messi wrote that he is disappointed that Suarez is being ‘kicked out’ of the La Liga club rather than being treated as one of the most valuable players. Barcelona’s unsuccessful season, with the La Liga title loss, as well as fall in the Champions League in a humiliating 8–2 defeat to Bayern Munich, caused crucial changes. Ronald Koeman became a head coach. The Argentine international …

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