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Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to reunite with Manchester United after Juventus were paired alongside the Old Trafford outfit in the Champions League group stage. Completing the group are Valencia and Swiss side Young Boys in what many tagged as a tight group for Mourinho’s men. Another difficult draw was handed to Mauricio Pochettino’s men who will take on La Liga champions Barcelona, as well as Inter Milan and PSV, in Group B. The official result of the #UCLdraw! ? Toughest group? ? pic.twitter.com/G6rPKtQuU8 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018 Last season’s runners-up Liverpool, in Pot Three for the draw, come up …

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Pique: Klopp and Guardiola’s style, completely different

Pique: Klopp and Guardiola’s style, completely different

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp uses a completely different tactical system to that of Pep Guardiola, says Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Pique returned to the Camp Nou in 2008 during Guardiola’s reign following a four-year spell at Manchester United. The Spanish defender emerged as one of the most sought-after defenders in European football under Guardiola’s tutelage and has since been a prominent member of the Barcelona squad. But even the 31-year-old reckoned that his former boss would find it tougher this season due to the football Liverpool produce. Klopp’s style of a high-octane counter-attack defeated City thrice last season, and they are expected to …

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FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

President Gianni Infantino has voiced his opinion of La Liga taking some official matches to the United States The Spanish FA has decided to take at least an official match to the United States for the next 15 years. And the news was not welcome by the tournament’s fans in Spain, the players, and other football stars. And those who oppose the idea might have a bigger partner against it. On his visit to the United States, FIFA president Gianni Infantino expressed displeasure with the announcement. “I think I would prefer much more a great MLS game in the U.S. …

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Neymar and Mbappe are “made to play together”- Umtiti

Neymar and Mbappe are “made to play together”- Umtiti

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are “made to play together”, according to Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, as he expects Paris Saint-Germain to flourish with both stars. The current Ligue 1 champions are up and running again for 2018-19, with their leading lights illuminating early fixtures under new boss Thomas Tuchel. Umtiti expects further success to be delivered in the French capital, with PSGboasting an enviable array of attacking talent. The World Cup-winning defender knows all about two of those fearsome frontmen, having played with Neymar at the Camp Nou while Mbappe is an international team-mate. The Barca centre-half told Canal+ of …

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Suicide for Barcelona to target only Champions League, says Pique

Suicide for Barcelona to target only Champions League, says Pique

Gerard Pique believes that just trying to win the Champions League would be ‘suicide’ for Barcelona. Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 and Pique says they can’t afford to concentrate only on the European trophy. Barca Blaugranes reports. “To only try and win the Champions League would be suicide. In the way we operate, we’re stronger when we don’t let everything ride on a single match,” Pique said. “If we concentrate on LaLiga, it’s better, because it’s the measuring stick we use to see where we currently stand. “Barça have never won the Champions League without winning LaLiga too. If …

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Neymar wants to avoid Barcelona in Champions League

Neymar wants to avoid Barcelona in Champions League

The Paris Saint-Germain footballer is visiting his old friends in Barcelona but has said he would not want to face the Blaugrana in the European competition. While visiting Barcelona and his former teammates, Neymar Jr. talked to the press about his ex-team and his future in Paris Saint-Germain. And while he still has to wait for Friday’s UEFA Champions League draw, the footballer as honest about the Blaugrana. “It would be very difficult to face Barca in the Champions League, and I would not like it,” he said. “I have stayed in touch with Barca players,” Neymar told Mundo Deportivo …

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FIFA 19 player ratings leaked

FIFA 19 player ratings leaked

The first set of player ratings for the upcoming FIFA 19 video game has been leaked The popular football video game will be released on 28 September 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Now the first set of leaked ratings from some of Europe’s elite teams have been revealed. Below is a list of the most notable changes. Atletico Madrid & Tottenham Hotspur Diego Godin – 90 (+2 88 in FIFA 18) Antoine Griezmann – 89 (+1 from 88) Harry Kane – 88 (+2 from 86) Bayern Munich & Manchester City …

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Kaka: Time for a new Ballon d’Or winner

Kaka: Time for a new Ballon d’Or winner

Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka believes that it’s time for someone else other than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to win the award The former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder was the last player to have won the Ballon d’Or prize before the Ronaldo and Messi duopoly began in 2008. Both players have now won football most prestigious individual accolade five times each and Kaka has now rather boldly suggested that it’s time for a new player to break the dominance. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Brazilian ace has even recommended two top candidates that could put …

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Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in UEFA’s top three

Salah, Ronaldo and Modric in UEFA’s top three

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Luka Modric are on the three-man shortlist for the 2017-18 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. Salah got the nod for his contribution to Liverpool’s Champions League campaign where they finished as runners-up in the competition The former Roma winger was in scintillating form last season as scored an incredible 44 goals for the Reds. Ronaldo was nominated after winning a record fifth Champions League title – his third in straight succession for Real Madrid – and finishing top scorer in the competition for a sixth season running. And finally, Modric had a brilliant season …

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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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Spanish League set to storm America

Spanish League set to storm America

The Spanish League is set to play a regular-season La Liga match in the United States as part of a new 15-year deal to promote the league in North America. The league announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a joint venture with Relevent, a multinational media, sports, and entertainment group, the company behind the annual pre-season International Champions Cup. View this post on Instagram Spanish League set to storm America A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 4:57am PDT La Liga said in a statement: “As part of the agreement, La Liga plans to bring a …

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Dembele’s thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona

Dembele’s thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele’s thunderbolt strike made the difference in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup Sevilla was close to an upset when they took the lead via Pablo Sarabia who curled a shot beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen with nine minutes on the clock, with VAR awarding the strike that was initially overruled for offside. View this post on Instagram Dembele's thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 13, 2018 at 12:52am PDT But Gerard Pique leveled from close range, and Ousmane Dembele then fired Barca into the lead with a screamer. Sevilla had …

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Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is up for another accolade as he has been shortlisted for the best forward award in last season’s Champions League Mohammed Salah netted 11 goals to help Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the final in Kiev, where he was injured as the Reds lost 3-1 to Los Blancos. Other nominees in that category include Cristiano Ronaldo – who left Madrid for Juventus this summer and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. View this post on Instagram Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 1:48am PDT City’s Kevin De Bruyne …

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Coutinho awarded new Barcelona jersey number

Coutinho awarded new Barcelona jersey number

Philippe Coutinho has been handed the sought after number 7 shirt at Barcelona, having worn the number 14 since he joined from Liverpool in January The prestigious No 7 shirt, was previously worn by the likes of Luis Figo, David Villa, and Henrik Larsson. The jersey was recently vacated by Arda Turan who completed a move to Istanbul Basaksehir. The Brazilian equally wore the No 7 shirt in his final season at Inter Milan before completing a move to Liverpool in 2013. He wore the No 10 shirt with distinction at Anfield. Ex-Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane was awarded the number 10 shirt …

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Dembele keen on Barca stay

Dembele keen on Barca stay

Ousmane Dembele has made it he wants to remain a Barcelona player despite rumours linking him to Arsenal FC The French footballer went live today on Twitch and made everything clear: he’s staying in Barcelona to win. Dembele, 21, was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in Russia and has enjoyed his time with the Spanish Champions. The former Dortmund winger joined Barcelona in 2017, though his playing time was reduced due to injuries, the pacey winger has netted three goals in 17 appearances for the Blaugranas. And during the transfer window, he was supposedly targeted by English …

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Messi Football Player Profile and Soccer Team

Messi Football Player Profile and Soccer Team

Messi football career started when he was a boy. The first ever Messi team was Newell’s Old Boys. The future Barcelona star entered the club back in 1995. You can find that information in any Messi profile available online. Lionel’s phenomenal skills let him grab the attention of some biggest clubs’ scouts. In 2000, the iconic Argentinian moved to Spain. That step appeared to be the turning point in his entire career although he started playing in the under-14 team. After scoring 21 goals during his 14appearences, he made his debut in FC Barcelona, which is current Lionel Messi football …

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