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Quarter-final curse looms as Barca & Messi look to set record straight

04 April, 2019 5:09 pm 5:09 pm

BARCELONA (AFP) – Four years have passed since Lionel Messi last reached a Champions League semi-final and his drought has become a source of unease for Barcelona ahead of their latest attempt on Monday. Manchester United are the ones looking to emulate Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma by sending Barca out in the quarters for … Read More

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Man City stumble at Chelsea, Salah shoots Liverpool top

12 December, 2018 9:11 am 9:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea brought a whole new dimension to the Premier League title race when they handed Manchester City their first defeat of the season to leave Mohamed Salah-inspired Liverpool as the new leaders. Egyptian Salah was back to his best with a hat-trick in his side’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth in the early … Read More

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FIFA chief has doubts about Liga plans for US fixture

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

MADRID (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed doubts about La Liga’s plan to host Girona’s home game against Barcelona in the United States. The Spanish league wants the fixture to be played in Miami on Jan. 26, 2019, but the president of soccer’s world governing body is not keen on the idea. “I … Read More

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Unconvincing Barcelona scrape past Valladolid

08 August, 2018 9:38 am 9:38 am

MADRID (Reuters) – A last-minute VAR decision helped Barcelona secure an unconvincing 1-0 La Liga win over newly-promoted Valladolid . After Ousmane Dembele gave the champions a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute, Keko thought he had snatched a stoppage time equaliser for Valladolid but was denied the goal as the video assistant referee ruled … Read More

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Clever Messi free kick helps Barca to opening win

08 August, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – La Liga champions Barcelona began the new campaign with a 3-0 win over Alaves on Saturday with the help of a spectacular under-the-wall free kick from Lionel Messi, who scored twice, and a curling shot from substitute Philippe Coutinho. Barca had dominated the late kick-off at a quiet Nou Camp but again … Read More

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