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Pele congratulates Messi for equalling scoring feat

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | Pele has paid tribute to Lionel Messi after the Barcelona forward equaled the Brazilian legend’s record for the most goals with a single club. Messi drew level with Pele’s tally of 643 goals for Santos with a lunging header on the stroke of halftime …

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Arthur Melo: I was wrong to refuse to play for Barcelona

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | THE INDEPENDENT |    Brazil international midfielder Arthur Melo has regretted having refused to play for Barcelona after securing a summer move to Juventus. Arthur signed with the Italian Serie A side in June as part of a deal that saw Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic join …

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Ronaldo scores brace as Juventus win at Camp Nou

✳ Barcelona …. ✳ Juventus ⚽⚽⚽ Barcelona, Spain | THE INDEPENDENT | Juve finished their Champions League group in style on a truly unforgettable European night with a remarkable 3-0 win at the Camp Nou. Barcelona had not lost on home soil in Europe’s elite competition since 2013, but Cristiano came …

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Maradona “eternal,” says Messi

Buenos Aires, Argentina | XINHUA |    Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi on Wednesday paid tribute to Diego Armando Maradona, saying the late player and coach will never be forgotten. In a message posted on social media, the Barcelona player wrote: “A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. …

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Griezmann defends relationship with Messi in Spanish TV interview

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann insists he has an excellent relationship with Leo Messi despite rumors to the contrary. Speaking in an interview with former Real Madrid coach Jorge Valdano on the Movistar TV channel, Griezmann admitted that Messi had been upset by his decision …

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Koeman rests Messi, De Jong for Barca’s Kiev trip

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Monday left striker Leo Messi and midfielder Frenkie de Jong out of his squad for Tuesday’s Champions League tie away to Dynamo Kiev. Barca travel to Kiev with three wins from their three group games in the competition, but …

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Barca looks to confirm recovery away to Alaves

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |   FC Barcelona looks to confirm its recovery following its 3-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid a week ago when it visits Alaves on Saturday evening. Barca travels to the Basque Region after arguably its best performance of the season saw it win 2-0 away …

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