Tag Archives: Barcelona

Lionel Messi says players will help staff at Barcelona but hits out at board again | Football

Lionel Messi has announced that Barcelona’s first-team footballers will not only take a 70% pay cut for as long as the state of alarm continues in Spain but also make contributions to guarantee that staff at the club earn their full salary throughout the coronavirus crisis. In a statement also …

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Real Madrid’s stadium to be used in fight against coronavirus | Football

The Santiago Bernabéu will be turned into a storage and distribution centre for medical materials donated to the health authorities as the coronavirus crisis continues in Spain. Two days ago the head of the Madrid regional government, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, publicly thanked Real Madrid for what she described as a …

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The footballers who have already agreed to switch clubs this summer | Football

Pedrinho in action for Corinthians in Brazil.

With football quite rightly postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, there is so much up in the air. Leagues will need to be restructured drastically when the 2019-20 season resumes. There is also the issue of expiring contracts, with clubs potentially offering short-term extensions to players who would otherwise leave before …

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Barcelona in talks to cut player wages by up to 70% during coronavirus lockdown | Football

Leeds, in action here against Huddersfield, are in talks over a possible wage deferral.

Barcelona are studying the possibility of applying a pay cut of up to 70% to all of their players for as long as the coronovirus lockdown lasts in Spain. The players are understood to be receptive to a reduction in salary and discussions are ongoing but no agreement has yet …

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Ronaldinho: from World Cup winner to Paraguayan prison football star | Football

Football in South America is all but shut down as the Covid-19 outbreak spreads across the continent, but one Brazilian star is still making his mark on the game. Ronaldinho, whose last professional game came in 2015 for Fluminese, scored five goals this weekend and set up another six. Admittedly …

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Champions League elite have got fat on easy dominance and quality has suffered | Jonathan Wilson | Football

Borussia Dortmund v PSG

Just wait for the knockout phase of the Champions League. That’s when the season really gets going, that’s when the real football begins. That’s when you get the festival that justifies the tedium of the group stage, the greatest football ever played, the glorious pay-off for the grotesque iniquities of …

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The Copa del Rey has been revamped and revitalised this season | Football

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the final between Real Madrid and Barcelona in 2014.

The widely accepted narrative seems to be that domestic cup competitions are in the doldrums. Many have lost the old magic and are struggling to stay relevant in an increasingly crowded football calendar. That was certainly the case for the Copa del Rey before it was radically transformed this season. …

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Real Madrid vs. Barcelona live stream: How to watch El Clasico online from anywhere

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona live stream: How to watch El Clasico online from anywhere

La Liga is on a knife edge with just two points separating both these two teams. The timing therefore couldn’t be better for this latest installment of EL Classico. Don’t miss a kick by following or Barcelona vs Real Madrid live stream guide below. With Real currently sitting in second …

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Griezmann rescues Barcelona after Mertens levels Napoli scoring record | Football

Antoine Griezmann’s second-half equaliser cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli’s Dries Mertens to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw in Naples and the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie. Mertens had made the most of the Italians’ solid start to curl home an effort after 30 minutes. However, …

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Napoli v Barcelona: Champions League last 16 – live! | Football

Napoli

7.05pm GMT19:05 The teams! The team sheets have been handed in, and the names upon them were these: Napoli: Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui, Fabian, Demme, Zielinski, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne. Subs: Meret, Allan, Elmas, Luperto, Politano, Hysaj, Milik.Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Firpo, Busquets, Rakitic, de Jong, …

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