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Messi in mural masterpieces: La Liga marks return with stunning street art in cities around the world

ESPN Sid Lowe: Now’s the time for Hazard to make good at Real Madrid Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to …

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La Liga is back! Barcelona, Real Madrid title race, stars to watch, must-see matches and more

La Liga is back! Barcelona, Real Madrid title race, stars to watch, must-see matches and more

After a lengthy layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic, Spain’s top flight is set to return to action on Thursday, June 11 as Sevilla face Real Betis in the Seville derby, with a full round of games following that weekend including Barcelona vs. Leganes (June 16) and Real Madrid vs. Valencia (June 18). Our Barcelona …

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CIES transfer values: Mount worth more than Messi, Mbappe deal would break world record

ESPN Mark Ogden: Man United’s David De Gea is ‘outdated’ Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters …

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Barcelona's Suarez given green light to return ahead of La Liga restart

Barcelona’s Suarez given green light to return ahead of La Liga restart

Sid Lowe explains the difficulties Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho signings have caused for Barcelona. Gab Marcotti suggests Barcelona could be tempted by Aubameyang if they fail to sign Lautaro Martinez. Ale Moreno doesn’t expect Paris Saint-Germain to offer Sergino Dest the same freedom to grow Ajax has. Sid Lowe says Lionel Messi was never …

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Messi concerns grow as Barcelona star misses training again

Messi concerns grow as Barcelona star misses training again

Sid Lowe says Lionel Messi was never going to leave Barcelona this summer despite his now-expired exit clause. Gab and Juls discuss Quique Setien’s response to Lionel Messi saying Barcelona can’t win the Champions League. La Liga experts Sid Lowe and Ale Moreno test their Messi & Ronaldo IQ in the latest FC quiz. Barcelona’s …

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Barcelona transfer budget wiped out by coronavirus pandemic - sources

Barcelona transfer budget wiped out by coronavirus pandemic – sources

Ale Moreno doesn’t expect Paris Saint-Germain to offer Sergino Dest the same freedom to grow Ajax has. Sid Lowe says Lionel Messi was never going to leave Barcelona this summer despite his now-expired exit clause. Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens debate whether Philippe Coutinho will remain at Barcelona. Sid Lowe explains why Barcelona should give …

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Barcelona want to sell Philippe Coutinho, but why doesn't any top club want him?

Barcelona want to sell Philippe Coutinho, but why doesn’t any top club want him?

Barcelona wanted Philippe Coutinho so badly that they spent a whole summer chasing him, lost out, looked silly and still came back again four months later, making him the most expensive player they had ever signed. Lionel Messi wanted him too; he told the club president Josep Bartomeu so. Andrés Iniesta said he had just …

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Barcelona make enquiry for Man City's Garcia - sources

Barcelona make enquiry for Man City’s Garcia – sources

Sid Lowe says Lionel Messi was never going to leave Barcelona this summer despite his now-expired exit clause. Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens debate whether Philippe Coutinho will remain at Barcelona. Sid Lowe explains why Barcelona should give Philippe Coutinho a chance if they can’t find a buyer. Barcelona have enquired about Eric Garcia‘s situation …

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Transfer Talk: Chelsea front-runners to sign Philippe Coutinho

ESPN Hislop: Footballers are using their voices for change Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Rashford backed out of Barcelona talks before signing new Man United contract

ESPN Hislop: Footballers are using their voices for change Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are …

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Barcelona's Coutinho wants Premier League return - agent

Barcelona’s Coutinho wants Premier League return – agent

Julien Laurens emphatically rules out any chance Philippe Coutinho moves to Arsenal this summer. Barcelona‘s Philippe Coutinho wants to return to the Premier League, according to his agent, but is unsure if a transfer will be possible this summer. Kia Joorabchian has said the former Liverpool playmaker would also be willing to stay at Bayern Munich, …

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Messi's Barcelona exit clause expires, set for extended stay - sources

Messi’s Barcelona exit clause expires, set for extended stay – sources

Gab and Juls discuss Quique Setien’s response to Lionel Messi saying Barcelona can’t win the Champions League. Sid Lowe warns that Barcelona’s player swap plans could fail again if it can’t persuade players to leave. Gab Marcotti analyses why Inter Milan are standing firm on Lautaro Martinez’s potential move to Barcelona. The clause allowing Lionel …

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Barcelona, Real Madrid learn June dates for first matches back in La Liga

Barcelona, Real Madrid learn June dates for first matches back in La Liga

Sid Lowe breaks down why La Liga will play games every day until July 19 when the league resumes June 11. Barcelona will restart their La Liga campaign away at Mallorca on June 13, the league confirmed on Sunday, with title rivals Real Madrid hosting Eibar the following day. La Liga has been suspended since …

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Barcelona's Messi on coronavirus: Football, life will never be same again

Barcelona’s Messi on coronavirus: Football, life will never be same again

Gab and Juls discuss Quique Setien’s response to Lionel Messi saying Barcelona can’t win the Champions League. Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta chooses a 4-2-3-1 formation in his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team. Barcelona resume team training drills with the signature rondo taking centre stage at their latest practice. La Liga experts Sid Lowe and Ale Moreno …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Chelsea front-runners to sign Philippe Coutinho

ESPN Philippe Coutinho to Arsenal is ‘impossible’ Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready to …

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Barcelona boss Setien fears five subs could be detrimental to game plan

Barcelona boss Setien fears five subs could be detrimental to game plan

Gab Marcotti explains why Real Madrid may have the edge over Barcelona when La Liga resumes on June 11. Gab Marcotti analyses why Inter Milan are standing firm on Lautaro Martinez’s potential move to Barcelona. Craig Burley looks back to 2011 when Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 in the Champions League final. Gab Marcotti reacts …

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Messi's back! La Liga to restart on June 11

Messi’s back! La Liga to restart on June 11

La Liga will restart on June 11, Spain’s National Sports Council (CSD) has confirmed, three months after the coronavirus pandemic forced its suspension. The announcement comes after Spain’s government authorised the return of competitive sport in the country beginning June 8. An official statement from the CSD read: ”The Spanish football federation [RFEF] and La Liga …

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Man Utd's Sanchez has future, Barca target Martinez staying - Inter director

Man Utd’s Sanchez has future, Barca target Martinez staying – Inter director

Julien Laurens reacts to the Italian sports minister giving Serie A the go-ahead to resume June 20. Rob Dawson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to keep Odion Ighalo beyond his current loan deal. Gab Marcotti explains Odion Ighalo’s contract situation at Manchester United. Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has said on loan Manchester …

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Transfer Talk: Barcelona, Real Madrid both in for Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz

ESPN Premier League to return on June 17 Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready …

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Barcelona to cut scouting department in half as part of major restructuring – sources

Barcelona players wear club branded face masks ahead of their training session. Julien Laurens explains why Sergino Dest could be a great signing for Barcelona if they can afford him. Gab and Juls discuss Quique Setien’s response to Lionel Messi saying Barcelona can’t win the Champions League. Gab Marcotti discusses Lautaro Martinez’s potential move to …

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