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Solari, on Vinicius: When it’s inevitable, a player will end up playing

Ahead of Real Madrid‘s Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen, temporary coach, Santiago Solari, didn’t give any clues about his starting XI, but he did take time to praise Vinicius Junior. With two wins under his belt already, another for Solari could see his candidacy for the position full-time enhanced. “I want Vinicius to be a fully-fledged first-team player but that process has to be […]

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Luis Enrique: Jordi Alba? He’s at a very high level, but has always been the same…

Without giving anything away whilst attending the Atletico Madrid-Dortmund Champions League game, Spain coach, Luis Enrique, suggested, when asked, that Jordi Alba has always played at his current high level. On Thursday, the squad list for the games against Croatia and Bosnia will be released, and many expect Alba‘s name to be on it. “Jordi Alba? He’s at a very high level, but has always […]

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Real Madrid were willing to pay 214 million euros for Mbappe in 2017

Kylian Mbappe moved from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, but he was heavily linked with Real Madrid and the Spanish club were reportedly willing to splash out on the teenage talent. It has now been revealed that Los Blancos struck a deal with Monaco worth 214 million euros, with 180m euros going to the Ligue 1 club and with […]

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Malcom did more in two minutes that Dembele managed in 80

Ernesto Valverde hasn’t quite been able to get the very best out of either Ousmane Dembele or Malcom in the 2018/19 season to this point, however, in Milan on Tuesday evening the Brazilian forward did more in two minutes that the Frenchman did in 80. Dembele was handed a rare start as Los Cules headed to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza needing just a point to secure their progress into the […]

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Valverde: Barcelona are happy with the progress to the next phase

Malcom’s goal just two minutes after entering the pitch put Barcelona into a relaxed position with regards to qualifying for the next stage of the Champions League, and Ernesto Valverde maintained that despite failing to hold onto the victory, he was happy with their progression. Mauro Icardi, formerly of Barcelona, came back to haunt his old club with a late equaliser […]

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Luis Enrique: Jordi Alba? He’s at a very high level, but has always been the same…

Without giving anything away whilst attending the Atletico Madrid-Dortmund Champions League game, Spain coach, Luis Enrique, suggested, when asked, that Jordi Alba has always played at his current high level. On Thursday, the squad list for the games against Croatia and Bosnia will be released, and many expect Alba’s name to be on it. “Jordi Alba? He’s at a very high level, but has always […]