In their biggest domestic challenge of the season so far, Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde illustrated their tactical versatility in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid and the newly constructed Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Following the international break, the clash was an intriguing one on paper with the Catalan club the league leaders whilst Diego Simeone’s charges 

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As Neymar departed for Paris, few could have envisaged Barcelona settling into life under a new coach as quickly as they have. Seven La Liga matches later and Los Cules have racked up seven straight victories and sit an enormous seven points clear of title rivals Real Madrid, although the two behemoths still have to 

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Sunday October 1st will be a day that lives in infamy for many reasons in Spain, the Catalan independence referendum split the country as a whole, it sparked violent disturbances throughout the Catalan region, locals were met with significant force and some even appeared to be denied their right to vote. Inevitably the chaos spilled 

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Barcelona’s summer transfer window has been a struggle with the club losing Neymar in the most spectacular of circumstances as well as failing to address key issues of concern, especially in midfield. This poor window, unlike this informative post, looked to be continuing as the club rather bizarrely pursued Philippe Coutinho, even making a final 

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After a long drawn out ceremony in the centre of Monaco, we now finally know the fate of the remaining 32 clubs in this season’s Champions League. So, who now are the favourites, and which clubs are going to find it tough?   Group A – Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow Out of all 

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Well, it’s happened. Finally. After years of rumours as toothless as hearing your mate’s getting friendly with your mum Neymar is actually going to leave Barcelona and he’s leaving for Paris Saint Germain for the princely sum of £198 million. The deal is of course eye wateringly monstrous even in today’s inflated market. On top 

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Brazil great and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho told Gulf News in March that Neymar is ‘already at the same level as Ronaldo and Messi and we truly hope that one day he can get the Ballon d’Or and continue his success’. Just like Neymar, Ronaldinho plied his trade at Barcelona and 

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On Thursday 3rd August 2017,  the most intriguing transfer saga came to a conclusion. Barcelona announced they had received a record breaking transfer fee reported to be in the region of £198 million from Paris Saint-Germain for the flamboyant Brazilian playmaker Neymar.   Eyebrow raising The figures that are involved in the deal are astonishing; the 

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In a world dominated by ever increasing transfer fees, French club Paris Saint-Germain recently completed an eye-watering £198m move for Brazilian superstar Neymar from La Liga giants Barcelona, far surpassing the £89m fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer. The Ligue 1 club will look to improve on last season in which they 

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As soon as it became clear that Barcelona would have around £200 million burning a hole in their pocket then it was known one or two unlucky clubs would then face an onslaught as Barcelona look to reinvest the money brought in from Neymar’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool are one such team with the 

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FC Barcelona’s sale of Neymar Jnr is historic in that it’s the largest sale of any player in the history of football. And for one player, FC Barcelona pocket 222m euros. That’s gotta be good business for any football club. Let’s examine this in greater detail for a moment. Neymar Jnr plays as a deep 

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The imminent departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain leaves Barcelona in an unenviable position with just one month to go in the summer transfer window. The club are now light in two positions within their starting line-up and are about to have a cool £197 million burning a hole in their pocket. However this could 

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Transfer stories involving Barcelona are nothing new, yet seldom do the Catalan giants find themselves in the position of such stories linking one of their stars with a move away from the Camp Nou. Reports in Italy on Monday evening suggested that Paris Saint-Germain would be willing to pay the Brazilian’s £197 million buy-out clause 

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Reports from Spain are suggesting that Ander Herrera is a target for Spanish giants Barcelona. The Independent ran the story that the Spaniard is considered a second option if a deal for Marco Verratti falls though. Ernesto Valverde previously coached Herrera during his time in charge of Athletic Bilbao and is set to be a 

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Dembele has the world at his feet. Barcelona, Manchester United and even Real Madrid are interested in the pacey French winger, who has set the Bundesliga alight. The French media often compare Dembele to Mbappe, who both have just one season under their belt in their respective league, but have each performed strikingly well, earning plaudits for both 

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Barcelona’s failure to retain their La Liga title came about because of a multitude of different factors, including a lack of consistency throughout the campaign as well as the disruption caused by Luis Enrique announcing his upcoming departure midway through the season. With that being said it must also be accepted that Real Madrid have 

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