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Lionel Messi wants to return for Barcelona vs Inter to boost his Ballon d’Or chances

Barcelona have coped very well in the absence of Lionel Messi. The Argentine fractured his arm in the game against Sevilla, which Barca would go on to win 4-2. In the matches since, the Blaugrana have been very successful, beating Inter Milan 2-0, Real Madrid 5-1 and coming from 2-1 down to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 […]

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Gianluigi Buffon names who he thinks is the ‘best player in the world’

Who is the best player in the world? It’s a question football fans have been debating for the past decade with the answer being either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. The two superstars have shared five Ballon d’Or each over the last 10 years but there’s signs that their duopoly is slowly fading. That’s because […]

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Footage emerges of Red Star Belgrade fan abusing Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield

Xherdan Shaqiri will be in for a hostile reception when Liverpool take on Red Star Belgrade next week. The Liverpool winger caused controversy when he celebrated a goal for Switzerland against Serbia in the World Cup by imitating the two-headed eagle in Albania’s flag. Political tensions between Albania and Serbia are high and his actions […]

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Cuatro: Ousmane Dembele arrived 25 minutes late for Inter Milan clash

Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele arrived nearly half-an-hour late for the Champions League game against Inter Milan. The players were supposed to arrive at 7pm, two hours before the game, but the Frenchman was not there until 25 minutes later.  Dembele was not used in the Champions League game by coach Ernesto Valverde even though Lionel […]

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Griezmann and Costa, both anonymous for Atletico Madrid

Usually any small detail that you see from Antoine Griezmann proves that he is different to the majority of footballers, but in Atletico Madrid’s Champions League crushing defeat to Borussia Dortmund, neither he nor strike partner Diego Costa contributed much at all. In the first half the Frenchman was completely anonymous and matters didn’t improve much in the second half […]

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Milan Skriniar showed every defender how to handle Philippe Coutinho during Inter loss

Barcelona extended their 100% start in the Champions League with victory over Inter Milan on Wednesday night. There were concerns that the Blaugrana could struggle without the newly injured Lionel Messi and their Italian opponents had impressed with victories over Tottenham and PSV Eindhoven. Rafinha broke the deadlock during the first-half, beating Samir Handanovic from close […]

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Impressive highlights video emerges of Fabinho during Liverpool 4-0 Red Star Belgrade

At long last, Fabinho has announced himself as a Liverpool player. It’s taken the 25-year-old almost six months to settle into his new surroundings, but against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night he was fantastic. Fabinho was only making his second start in a Liverpool shirt and he played an important role as the Reds won 4-0 […]

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Sergio Busquets humiliated two Inter Milan players in the space of three seconds

Barcelona look to be back in the groove after a shaky spell in La Liga. The Blaugrana went four games in a row without a victory domestically, but appear to have turned a corner. Ernesto Valverde’s side beat Pablo Machin’s impressive Sevilla side 4-2 on Saturday evening, before recording a valiant 2-0 victory over Inter Milan […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo spoke to security after Man Utd fan invaded the pitch at full-time

Cristiano Ronaldo made an emotional return to Manchester United on Tuesday night as Juventus won 1-0 to stay top of Group H in the Champions League. Paulo Dybala’s strike in the 17th minute was enough to seal victory for the Old Lady, with Ronaldo playing an important role in the goal. The Portuguese’s dangerous cross for Juan Cuadrado rebounded […]