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Pep Guardiola a target for Barcelona presidential candidate Víctor Font

Font says Guardiola’s return could convince Messi to stayGuardiola’s Manchester City contract runs out next summerBarcelona’s presidential candidate Víctor Font wants to bring Pep Guardiola back to the Camp Nou.Font believes the best way to keep Lionel…

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Pep Guardiola a target for Barcelona presidential candidate Víctor Font

Font says Guardiola’s return could convince Messi to stayGuardiola’s Manchester City contract runs out next summerBarcelona’s presidential candidate Víctor Font wants to bring Pep Guardiola back to the Camp Nou.Font believes the best way to keep Lionel…

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Penalty polémica hides Barça’s vanishing act as Zidane finds a way | Sid Lowe

The fallout from Saturday’s clásico has focused on VAR but the real story is a familiar one: Zinedine Zidane getting the better of a muddled Barcelona team“I’m just pissed that we lost,” Sergiño Dest said. His teammates had already disappeared down the…

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Sergio Ramos penalty sets up Real Madrid’s clásico victory over Barcelona

By the end of what may be his last ever clásico at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi wore a lost look that has become all too familiar for Barcelona fans. Luka Modric had just stepped away from their goalkeeper Norberto Neto to score a third Real Madrid goal …

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Barcelona v Real Madrid: La Liga – live!

Live updates from the clásico at Camp Nou, kick-off 3pm BSTSid Lowe: silent showdown for teams with little to shout aboutFeel free to email Barry or tweet @BGlendenning 3.13pm BST 14 min: Having fallen behind and equalised soon afterwards, Barcelona’s …

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Barcelona v Madrid: a silent clásico for teams with little to shout about

Saturday’s meeting will be their first behind closed doors and rocky starts bring an element of fear for both clubsEven after 118 years, 244 competitive games, 96 wins each, and 804 goals, there’s still room for something new, something different. Sinc…

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Cádiz soar into dreamland after stunning Real Madrid in historic win

The newly promoted side were left pinching themselves after ending a 30-year wait to beat – and outplay – the champions The plane was miles above above Spain heading south, it was dark outside and they were still some way from home when an urgent annou…

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Barcelona’s transfer blunders bite back on dreadful deadline day | Sid Lowe

Barça were left scrabbling for a deal to balance broken books after years of waste on bad signings and mindbending wagesBy the time the transfer window closed, Barcelona had seen Luis Suárez go to Atlético Madrid, Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Arturo Vidal …

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Barcelona’s transfer blunders bite back on dreadful deadline day | Sid Lowe

Barça were left scrabbling for a deal to balance broken books after years of waste on bad signings and mindbending wagesBy the time the transfer window closed, Barcelona had seen Luis Suárez go to Atlético Madrid, Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Arturo Vidal …

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Julen Lopetegui’s redemption seems complete as he builds a new Sevilla | Sid Lowe

The trauma of the manager’s sacking by Spain and a bitterly brief stay at Real Madrid is all but forgotten with his latest clubThere was a moment late on Sunday night when the camera closed in on Luuk de Jong which seemed to say something about trust a…

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European roundup: Erling Braut Haaland at the double for Dortmund

Dortmund swat aside Freiburg for first win in three gamesLuis Suárez quiet as Atlético Madrid held to drawBorussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna and Erling Haaland combined to help crush Freiburg 4-0 as they bounced back in style from a disappointing week….

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‘We’re robbing everyone’: La Liga left to lament lost dressing rooms | Sid Lowe

In Spain, the changing room was deemed a high-risk Covid-19 transmission spot. And so they have been shutThere was a little over an hour until kick-off against Atlético Madrid on Wednesday evening and they hadn’t reached the ground yet, but Huesca’s pl…

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Hurricane Suárez unleashed in spectacular Atlético Madrid arrival | Sid Lowe

In a debut lasting less than 23 minutes, Atlético’s new signing won and lost a penalty, hit the post and scored two goalsThere was a smattering of applause from the 60 or 70 people sitting in the shade of the stand and then someone started shouting: “U…

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No sign of peace at Barcelona as Messi simmers and Suárez says goodbye | Sid Lowe

As their La Liga season starts on Sunday, the Camp Nou club are still in turmoil. Can playing matches lift the mood?“It’s been a mad month; lots of things you would never have imagined happened,” Luis Suárez said and it wasn’t over yet – at least not f…

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From Rome to Rio: where fans are back in stadiums and where they are barred

A look at what is allowed in mainland Europe’s major leagues and selected other countries amid the coronavirus crisisThe government on Wednesday announced a reduction in the number of fans allowed in grounds. Initially 5,000 had been permitted but risi…

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Ten footballers who sparkled on their debuts around Europe this season

Willian wowed for Arsenal, Jeff Hendrick netted for Newcastle and Leroy Sané was brilliant for Bayern MunichBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWith all five of the major European leagues now back under way for the 2020-21 season, we’ve been given a glimps…

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Lionel Messi takes fresh aim at Barcelona for ‘throwing out’ Luis Suárez

Messi says Suárez did not deserve such treatment‘Nothing surprises me any more,’ Argentinian addsLionel Messi has launched his latest attack on Barcelona’s hierarchy by criticising the way the club treated Luis Suárez, who left for Atlético Madrid this…

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‘An era is over’: emotional Luis Suárez bids farewell to Barcelona – video

Luis Suárez bid a teary farewell to Barcelona on 24 September, before his move to La Liga title rivals Atlético Madrid.Suárez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014 after making global headlines for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup, w…

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Leeds United agree deal to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente

Centre-back joined Real Sociedad from Madrid in 2017Leeds have conceded seven goals in two league gamesLeeds have reached an agreement to sign the Spanish defender Diego Llorente from Real Sociedad, the La Liga club have said.Financial details were not…

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David Silva leads La Liga’s golden oldies as Real Madrid turn to youth | Sid Lowe

After 10 years away, a cameo in a goalless draw with Real Madrid saw one of Spain’s greats return in a Real Sociedad shirt Dry your eyes, mate. “We cried over his departure,” Miguel-Ángel Moyá said, but the tears didn’t last long. On the final day of l…