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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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ANALYSIS: Four things to look out for in the Clasico

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |   Matchday seven in La Liga has the ‘Clasico’ between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid as the main event as Spain’s two biggest sides go head to head once again. Neither Barca nor Real Madrid are in their best form at the moment, and perhaps because …

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Messi saga continues as Barca president offers to step down

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    The ongoing Leo Messi saga took another turn on Thursday with FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reportedly willing to resign if the Argentinean will remain at the club. Bartomeu made his offer two days after Messi officially told Barca that he wants to leave …

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Messi informs Barcelona he wants to leave the club

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Leo Messi has reportedly informed FC Barcelona that he wants to leave the club immediately despite having a 700 million euro release clause in his contract. The news was broken on Tuesday by Argentinean TV channel TyC Sports and repeated in the Spanish media, explaining …

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Koeman: I want Messi to stay

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   New FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday that one of his main priorities is to keep Leo Messi at the club. Barca’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last Friday sparked rumors that after the frustration of another European failure …

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