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Valverde, Barcelona Boss Hails ‘Extraordinary’ Messi

Valverde, Barcelona Boss Hails ‘Extraordinary’ Messi

Ernesto Valverde, the coach of Barcelona has hailed extraordinary Lionel Messi after he is excellent free kicks helped the team to set up an impressive win with 4-0 at Espanyol, the derby rivals. Previously, Seville had hoped to keep up the pressure on the leaders but it dented after conceding the stoppage time equalizer of Valencia. Barcelona had been capitalized to proceed 3 points clear and didn’t look in the danger at RCDE Stadium where they had been 3-0 ahead by the half-time. Messi, the one to finish fifth in Ballon d’Or vote this year, opened with an excellent free-kick …

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Suarez Tipped Off To Return For The Espanyol Clash

Suarez Tipped Off To Return For The Espanyol Clash

Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona manager expects Luis Suarez to be available for the selection when his side is going to take on Espanyol. Suarez, the star striker played a full match at Atletico Madrid in a draw of 1-1 in the month of November. However, he subsequently had to go for a stem cell treatment for addressing a problem in the right knee. Ernesto Valverde states that they want him back this weekend ruling out the appearance of Suarez in Copa Del Rey of the club clash in a match with Cultural Leonesa. He had dealt with a blow as …

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Barcelona Leading La Liga Once Again

Barcelona Leading La Liga Once Again

Barcelona has reclaimed the topmost spot in La Liga with a win 2-0 by overcoming the dogged Villarreal side at home. There had been goals from youngster Carles Alena and Gerard Pique. Pique was heading the Catalans in the 36th minute in the front while connecting from Ousmane Dembele with a cross. He has given decisive display when scored the late equalizer of Barca in their game with Atletico Madrid. Villarreal has given admirable display but they are actually levitating above the relegation zone. As a matter of fact, they had taken the lead as Gerard Moreno had seized on …

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Lionel Messi ‘sees things others don’t’- Valverde

Lionel Messi ‘sees things others don’t’- Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was in awe of his talisman Lionel Messi after the Argentine grabbed a brace in the 3-0 win against Alaves. Messi scored an audacious second-half free-kick for the opener, and Barca’s 6,000th La Liga goal, at the Camp Nou on Saturday before rounding up the scoring in injury-time. “With Messi, you can expect absolutely anything,” Valverde said. “He sees things that others don’t see on the pitch. “Sometimes we get too used to seeing it, he does things like he did today and we want him to pull a rabbit of the hat every time. “He’s a genius, and we’re …

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Barcelona to sell 50% of the squad?

Barcelona to sell 50% of the squad?

Barcelona confirmed that Ernesto Valverde took place of manager at the Camp Nou on Monday. And the speculations around shaping the squad is growing stronger. Spanish source OK Diario has published news, claiming that 50% of current players will be out by the end of the summer transfer market. There could be sold such players as Jordi Alba, Rafinha, Ivan Rakitic, Paco Alacer and Arda Turan. Also, new coach doubts about Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, Jeremy Mathieu and Denis Suarez. Probably, they will leave too. Barcelona is hoping to get at least €150m after these sales. Of course, the key …

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