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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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Argentina must move on without Messi- Veron

Argentina must move on without Messi- Veron

Former Manchester United player Juan Sebastian Veron believes that the time has come for the Argentine national team to move on with life without star man Lionel Messi The Argentine Captain failed to deliver at the World Cup this summer and ended the campaign with just a solitary strike to his name as L’Albiceleste crashed out in the second round to eventual winners France. Messi’s future with the national team has once more been called into question after failing to win a silverware with the team in the recent tournament. View this post on Instagram Argentina must move on without …

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Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

Everton agree €32m fee to snap up Yerry Mina

Everton have reportedly agreed on a €32m (£28.5m) deal to sign Yerry Mina. According to TalkSport The Barcelona defender has been strongly linked with the Red Devils throughout this transfer window. However, it was reported on Sunday morning that their deal had hit a snag. Now, reports from English tabloids claim, The Toffees have pounced and snatched the Barcelona defender for themselves. Mina, 23, is set to sign a five-year deal at Goodison Park after concluding swift negotiations with the Blaugrana. View this post on Instagram Everton agree £28.5m fee to snap up Yerry Mina A post shared by Footballwood …

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Arturo Vidal will be a great addition- Valverde

Arturo Vidal will be a great addition- Valverde

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has hailed the capture of Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal as a great addition and will add more energy in the midfield area. The Spanish coach revealed that the former Juventus star is a very experienced player that can push the midfield play to another level and help the Blaugranas to achieve their season goals. The Barcelona coach spoke about this move as he said, according to Goal: “He’s a player who we hope will bring energy to the midfield.” “He has a lot of experience and has played a lot of games on all the teams he has …

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Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move

Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move

Chilean International Arturo Vidal is set to sign for Barcelona after agreeing on personal terms in a deal that is worth £27million. Vidal, who possesses a wealth of experience of playing in the Champions League, is set to undergo a medical at Barcelona with Bayern having given him permission to leave, as reported by The Guardian. The 31-year-old is set to become the latest arrival at the Nou Camp this summer, following the footsteps of Malcom, Arthur, and Clement Lenglet who recently joined the club. View this post on Instagram Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug …

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Man United target Yerry Mina

Man United target Yerry Mina

Manchester United are considering launching a bid for Yerry Mina as an alternative to Leicester City’s Harry Maguire who are demanding £65m for the defender. Jose Mourinho may switch his attention to Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, who performed well for Colombia at the World Cup. Premier League rivals Everton and Wolves have been strongly linked with the 23-year-old who has struggled to settle at the Nou Camp since joining in January. View this post on Instagram Man United target Yerry Mina A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:26am PDT Mina played only six times for the Catalans …

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Video highlights: Real Madrid vs Man United, Roma vs Barcelona

Video highlights: Real Madrid vs Man United, Roma vs Barcelona

Manchester United rounded up their International Champions Cup with a 2-1 win against Real Madrid few days after losing to rivals Liverpool. Goals from Alex Sanchez and Ander Herrera helped the Red Devils to seal a win despite a consolation strike from Karim Benzema. In the other tie, Barcelona suffered a 4-2 loss to Roma in a repeat of the Champions League quarter-final. New boy Malcom scored his first goal for the club, but that wasn’t enough to secure a win as the Italians outscored the Spanish Champions.

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Barcelona offered €300m for stadium naming rights

Barcelona offered €300m for stadium naming rights

Barcelona fans may have to brace up for an unprecedented moment in their history as they plan to rename the Camp Nou stadium. The Spanish Champions are going through a considerable rebranding process with potential buyers queuing up for the naming rights of their famous stadium. Barcelona’s domestic and European success over the years has attracted its fair share of investors, but the club is now hoping to get a fair share of the American market and have been touring in the country as part of their pre-season fixtures. View this post on Instagram Barcelona offered €300m for stadium naming rights A post …

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Spurs vs Barcelona: Video Highlights

Spurs vs Barcelona: Video Highlights

Tottenham Hotspur’s dramatic comeback in the ongoing International Champions Cup clash against Barcelona ended in defeat as the Spanish Champions won the game via spot kicks. Munir El Haddadi gave the Spanish champions the lead with a fine headed goal. Before the Catalans went two goals up courtesy of a well drilled shot from new signing Arthur. The Brazilian sensation joined the Spanish club this summer from Gremio. Denmark’s Christian Eriksen came close to reducing the deficit when his free-kick hit the woodwork of the post. Spurs pulled one back through the South Korean Heung Min-Son after he pounced on an Eriksen …

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Malcom’s move to Barcelona may be the end of Willian pursuit

Malcom’s move to Barcelona may be the end of Willian pursuit

With the recent capture of Brazilian winger, Malcolm for a £36m fee from Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Spanish Champions Barcelona may have signaled an end to the pursuit of Chelsea winger Willian de Borges. The Catalans wrapped up the League and Copa del Rey in style last campaign, but still felt they needed to replace Neymar who joined French Champions PSG in a world record transfer fee. The acquisition of Dembele from Dortmund didn’t live up to the expectation as he was sidelined for the most part of the season. That led the Spanish giants to seek for a winger who …

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Hazard should consider moving on – Roberto Martinez

Hazard should consider moving on – Roberto Martinez

Eden Hazard should consider leaving Chelsea FC in a bid to take his career to a higher level, says Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. The Belgian winger has been a subject of a transfer rumor with Real Madrid who wants a swift replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Hazard has equally hinted of a move to Madrid in a recent interview after the World Cup. And with Martinez backing him for a move, there is no doubt the transfer could be imminent. “It could be the best time [for Hazard] to try something different,” Martinez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. “He is …

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Luis Enrique appointed new Spain coach

Luis Enrique appointed new Spain coach

After a year-long sabbatical, Luis Enrique has returned as the Spanish national team manager. The former Barcelona boss took over the position after Fernando Hierro’s resignation from his cameo role at the World Cup. The Spanish FA were looking for Julen Lopetegui’s replacement after his contract was terminated on the eve of the World Cup following his agreement to become Madrid boss. The likes of Roberto Martinez and former Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores were all linked to the vacant position, but the Spaniards finally appointed the former Barcelona Supremo, Enrique as their manager. The former Barcelona midfielder retired from international …

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