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Barça beware: giantkillers Cornellà target another Copa del Rey scalp

Semi-professional third-tier club have knocked out Atlético Madrid in a remarkable cup run that also features a 1am winnerOn Thursday Barcelona will travel less than 15 minutes east from the Camp Nou, a trip they normally do once a season. This time, t…

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Lionel Messi’s red mist shows player lauded as deity is only human after all | Jonathan Liew

The first red card in his Barcelona career is the culmination of his club’s decline and the kicking he has endured for yearsExactly 90 seconds before the act of violence that will earn Lionel Messi his first red card for Barcelona, he’s standing just i…

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Messi sent off as Athletic Bilbao sink Barcelona to win Spanish Super Cup

Barcelona 2-3 Athletic Bilbao (aet)Iñaki Williams hits superb extra-time winnerThe moment that ultimately won this match, if it could be reduced to just one among so many, was like the last frame of a comic strip.It’s 2-2 in extra time in the Super Cup…

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Yaya Touré: ‘I would love to find a role that combines coaching with playing’

When one of my managers said I could become a coach, I wasn’t so sure. But I’m now looking forward to that stage of my careerBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport Network“Yaya, you know you could be a coach,” a manager once told me. “What?” I re…

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Bayern Munich dumped out of German Cup, Pochettino claims first PSG trophy

Bayern beaten on penalties by second-tier Holstein KielPSG beat Marseille 2-1 to win delayed French Super CupBayern Munich were dumped out of the German Cup by second-tier Holstein Kiel, who prevailed 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in extra time.In …

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European roundup: Griezmann and Messi double up as Barça thrash Granada

Barcelona claim third successive win for first time this seasonErling Haaland scores twice as Dortmund beat RB LeipzigLionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann each scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Granada 4-0 away on Saturday to win a third consecutive La …

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Lionel Messi double boosts Barcelona as Pochettino begins PSG reign with draw

Barça win 3-2 in Bilbao, Atlético crash out of Copa del ReyPSG held by Saint-Étienne, Inter shocked by SampdoriaLionel Messi was at the top of his game as Barcelona earned a 3-2 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday to move up to third in La Liga.Ronald …

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Mauricio Pochettino leaves open chance of Lionel Messi joining PSG

‘Any big player in the world is welcome,’ says PochettinoBarcelona attacker is out of contract in summerMauricio Pochettino has left open the possibility of Lionel Messi joining him at Paris Saint-Germain by saying “any big player in the world is welco…

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Manchester City’s Eric García agrees personal terms for summer return to Barcelona

Spain international has rejected City’s offer of new dealGarcía keen to return to former club at end of seasonEric García has agreed personal terms with Barcelona over a five-year contract but it remains to be seen whether he will leave Manchester City…

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Barcelona held at home by Eibar as Martin Braithwaite misses penalty

Barcelona suffered in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, drawing 1-1 at home to struggling Eibar in La Liga as Martin Braithwaite missed a penalty for the hosts.Eibar took a shock lead in the 57th minute when striker Kike García pounced on a glar…

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Lionel Messi calls Barcelona ‘my life’ but still seems to be more out than in

The club captain refused travel guides to Manchester and Paris during an hour-long interview but admitted Barça are ‘in a really, really bad way’In four days’ time Lionel Messi can begin negotiating with any team he likes, but he won’t. That’s the good…

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Lionel Messi would like to play in US but is committed to Barcelona

Messi keen to ‘experience life and the league’ in US Forward out of contract at Barça in the summerLionel Messi has maintained he is in no rush to decide his future despite approaching the end of his contract with Barcelona.Messi’s deal expires at the …

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Has Lionel Messi’s potential successor made him fall for football again? | Sid Lowe

A blossoming relationship with the skilful young Pedri seems to have renewed the Barcelona forward’s thirst for the gameThe first goal Lionel Messi ever scored for Barcelona was taken off him, so he did it again two minutes later, and kept on doing it …

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European roundup: Lionel Messi breaks Pelé’s record for goals at a single club

Messi scores 644th Barcelona goal in win over Real ValladolidJuventus lose 3-0 as Atlético go three points clear at topLionel Messi became the all-time top scorer for a single football club after scoring his 644th goal for Barcelona during their La Lig…

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Lionel Messi says ill feeling from failed Barcelona exit carried into this season

Argentinian can negotiate with other clubs from January‘I’m feeling fine but in the summer I had a very bad time’Lionel Messi has admitted the ill feeling between him and Barcelona over his attempt to leave the club in the summer affected his form at t…

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European roundup: Lewandowski double sends Bayern Munich top

Bayern come from behind to beat Leverkusen 2-1Luis Suárez scores two as Atlético beat Elche 3-1Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic injury-time winner, his second goal of the game, to earn Bayern Munich a 2-1 comeback victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Sat…

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Joan Laporta: ‘If I become president, I’ll do everything to ensure Messi continues’

Man who oversaw glittering Barcelona success from 2003-10 is standing for election again and outlines vision for crisis-hit clubJoan Laporta is 58, it is 17 years since he became president of Barcelona, a decade since he departed and five years since h…

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Champions League: Chelsea to face Atlético Madrid and Liverpool v Leipzig

Manchester City to face Borussia Mönchengladbach in last 16Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain; Lazio v BayernLiverpool will look to learn lessons from Manchester United’s defeat to RB Leipzig last week after landing the Germans in the last 16 of the Champ…

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Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei citing fears over treatment of Uighurs

‘Strong suspicions’ it is contributing to repression, he says Barcelona and France forward was global brand ambassadorThe France and Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions”…

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Griezmann cuts ties with Huawei citing fears over treatment of Uighurs

‘Strong suspicions’ it is contributing to repression, he says Barcelona and France forward was global brand ambassadorThe France and Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions”…