Hunter: What to expect from La Liga's big four
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Fewer late-night kickoffs, better timetables for the world audience, the vibrance of Real Betis returns after a season in the Segunda, potentially five teams in the Champions League, more money from TV revenue to be spread beyond the Madrid-Barcelona ...
Could dependence on Messi, Suarez and Neymar be a problem?
Honestly, I don’t mean to create controversy where there isn't any. As of today, I would not change Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez for any player in the world. And I would not change them collectively for any other trio you could offer.
Chelsea set to sign Barcelona's Pedro after triggering £21.2m buy-out clause
Chelsea expect to complete the signing of Pedro Rodríguez from Barcelona within the next 24 hours after the Premier League champions triggered the £21.2m buy-out clause in the Spain forward's contract and effectively beat Manchester United to his ...
Pique receives four-match suspension
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been banned for four games following his dismissal in the Spanish Super Cup second leg against Athletic Bilbao. Pique, 28, was red-carded by referee Carlos Velasco Carballo during the second half of the return game, after TV pictures showed him angrily protesting an offside call in the face of a linesman.
Barcelona handed La Liga warning
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The same fight against relaxation is one thatBarca's current coach has felt the need to highlight in the aftermath of the Super Cup loss, and with good reason. Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Athletic on Monday, Luis Enrique said: "Sometimes good to ...
United beware: Messi's friend Victor Vazquez
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They would have dearly loved to play together regularly for Barca, but it wasn't to be. Messi made it but that was Vazquez's last game at Camp Nou. That is the tragedy of the wonder kid who was supposed to be the most gifted player of the most ...
Nine goals conceded in three games, a daft red card for one of the club's stalwarts and the opportunity to win a trophy carelessly thrown away. That's right, folks, it's mid-August and it's apparently “crisis time” in Barcelona already. The Catalans ...
Barcelona want Verratti in 2016
And the admiration is mutual as Verratti told Goal: "Barcelona are one of the strongest clubs in the world and have been for a long time. It is always flattering for a player when such a big club is interested in you. It is up to the people at ...
Roberto Mancini already looking to replace Martin Montoya
Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya, who joined Inter Milan on loan earlier this summer, is struggling to impress his new manager, Roberto Mancini. He joined the Italian club hoping to be their first choice right-back, but reality is proving slightly different. He is not heavily involved in Mancini’s plans, with the Inter boss asking the club to look for a new right-back.
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