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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The truly great sporting teams throughout the ages have been remembered for their star performers; Pele, Cruyff, Maradona, Ronaldo and Zidane have all left their mark on great teams that they have achieved incredible victories with. The current front three at Barcelona are as impressive a trio as any era has witnessed but their place 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  There are less and less players like Javier Mascherano in today’s modern game. Few who are prepared to play in different positions for club and country and fewer have ever made the transition look so seamless. Having moved to Barcelona on the back of impressing as a defensive midfielder, 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  It is always difficult moving to a club that has just won everything there is possible to win. When you also throw in the fact that your new club is serving a transfer ban which will mean that you cannot play for the club for the first six months 

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Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  Johan Cruyff famously told Pep Guardiola that ‘the second season is harder than the first season and the third season is harder than the second season.’ As Luis Enrique embarks on his third season at Barcelona the summer additions to the squad along with early team selections suggest that 

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The debut installment of a new column about everything related to the two elite Madrid sides and FC Barcelona titled, “The Madrid-Barca Axis”, by O-Posts veteran and La Liga expert Andy Hunter. Whilst the English press clamour over Joe Hart’s future at Manchester City, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s has finally been resolved at Barcelona. Following a 

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Days after confirming interest from the Liga BBVA, Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas verified on July 1 that he had reached an agreement with Barcelona over the sale of highly-coveted defender, Samuel Umtiti. He is Barcelona’s second signing of what should be a quiet summer for the club.   Background In the wake of Marc 

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Barcelona had to wait four months for Luis Suarez, the suspension for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup not dissuading the Catalans from forking out £65 million amid the doubt and mistrust borne from his long list of previous. Having signed him in July, Barcelona waited until October for the Uruguayan to make 

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On Wednesday it was their defence being called into question, Barcelona’s 4-1 defeat at Celta Vigo was the third time in nine matches this season they have conceded four goals and they left Balaidos having shipped 15 goals already this campaign. To put that into context Luis Enrique’s team let in just 38 goals in 

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Barcelona had always battered teams. That was just how La Liga was. They had the history, the allure, they were a big-city team, they had one of the world’s best footballing academies, and they had the money. They were spurred only by their rivalry with Madrid-based rivals, and when Barcelona’s expensively-acquired superstars had conquered Real’s 

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