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PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes says a move to Paris is 'up to Lionel Messi' and reveals Ligue 1 giants 'are trying to convince' Barcelona star to join on a free transfer this summer

A move to PSG is 'up to Lionel Messi', with the French giants trying to convince Barcelona's wantaway star to join in the summer, according to Leandro Paredes. Messi's future is a hot topic as he enters the final six months of his contract at Barcelona, having come so close to leaving last summer. With it looking increasingly likely that the 33-year-old will end his stay at the Nou Camp, the Ligue 1 champions are one of the few clubs in the world that can afford him. Leandro Paredes (right) has dropped a hint

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PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes says a move to Paris is 'up to Lionel Messi' and reveals Ligue 1 giants 'are trying to convince' Barcelona star to join on a free transfer this summer

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid come from behind to beat Valencia 3-1; Barcelona down Elche 2-0 without suspended Lionel Messi

Coming from behind for a second straight time, Atletico defeated Valencia 3-1 on Sunday to strengthen their hold on the league lead entering the second half of the season. Barcelona's Riqui Puig, second left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish LaLiga match between Elche and Barcelona. AP Madrid: Atletico Madrid haven't flinched in their quest to win the Spanish league title for the first time since 2014. Coming from behind for a second straight time, Atletico defeated Valencia

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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid come from behind to beat Valencia 3-1; Barcelona down Elche 2-0 without suspended Lionel Messi

Why Barcelona are dreaming of La Liga title charge

Whenever Barcelona fell to a surprise defeat to Cadiz on 5 December, it appeared that their title challenge in La Liga was well and truly over. That was the Blaugrana’s tenth league game of the season, but it was already their fourth defeat and they had accumulated just 14 points in that timeframe. In the weeks since, Ronald Koeman’s side have been much more impressive – winning seven and drawing two of their following nine matches. As outlined in Marca, this run has given the Catalan giants hope that

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Why Barcelona are dreaming of La Liga title charge

Soccer: Stats Performance of the Week - Youssef En-Nesyri

The stats behind Youssef En-Nesyri's hat-trick for Sevilla, as he achieved a feat last done by Lionel Messi. Zinho defends out of form Firmino Zinho defends out of form Firmino Stats Performance of the Week - Youssef En-Nesyri Stats Performance of the Week - Youssef En-Nesyri Socialeyesed - Chelsea stars react to Lampard's sacking Socialeyesed - Chelsea stars react to Lampard's sacking Mourinho ‘sad’ for Lampard after Chelsea sacking Mourinho ‘sad’ for Lampard after Chelsea sacking

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Soccer: Stats Performance of the Week - Youssef En-Nesyri

French Football Anaylst States That Messi Could Join PSG to Win Outside of Barça

Lionel Messi remains a name that continues to be talked about around French football media circles. The Argentina international could walk away from FC Barcelona this summer, and Paris Saint-Germain is a club that can afford Messi’s wage demands. The capital club has publicly discussed Messi when asked during interviews about them pursuing the 33-year-old, which has caused the Spanish club to accuse Les Parisiens of breaking codes. Nonetheless, that won’t stop the media from discussing a Messi move to

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French Football Anaylst States That Messi Could Join PSG to Win Outside of Barça

Simeone: I knew what Suarez would bring to Atletico Madrid after my first phone call with him

The Uruguay international has been in excellent goalscoring form since leaving Barcelona in acrimonious fashion over the summer Diego Simeone says Luis Suarez has performed exactly as he expected from his first phone call with him. The Atletico Madrid striker is La Liga’s joint-second top scorer this season, tied with his former team-mate Lionel Messi on 11 goals. Only Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri has more, though both players have played more games than Suarez. Barcelona’s loss has been Atletico’s gain

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Simeone: I knew what Suarez would bring to Atletico Madrid after my first phone call with him

Barcelona confirmed squad v Rayo Vallecano in Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi named in strongest panel

Lionel Messi has returned to the Barcelona squad for their midweek Copa del Rey trip to Rayo Vallecano having sat out two matches through suspension. The Argentine received the first red card of his club career in the Spanish Supercopa defeat to Athletic Bilbao and subsequently was forced to sit out the victories over Cornella and Elche respectively. Now he has returned to the squad as Barcelona news this week focus on the trip to Rayo in the Round of 16 in the Copa. — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 26,

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Barcelona confirmed squad v Rayo Vallecano in Copa del Rey: Lionel Messi named in strongest panel

Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo Turns Down A Lucrative Offer From Saudi Arabia: Report

KEY POINTS Saudi Arabia wanted to make Ronaldo or Messi the face of tourism Ronaldo turned down a deal worth $7.3 million a year The deal also would have seen Ronaldo making regular visits to the country Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly rejected a lucrative deal from the Saudi Arabia government to become the face of the country’s tourism. Ronaldo has turned down a $7.3 million per year deal that would see his images used in the "Welcome to Arabia" commercials and visit the country on regular basis, The Telegraph

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Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo Turns Down A Lucrative Offer From Saudi Arabia: Report

How will Barcelona line up against Rayo Vallecano?

Barcelona play an eighth straight away game on Wednesday when they take on Segunda Division side Rayo Vallecano in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Ronald Koeman will be able to call on Lionel Messi once again after the captain completed a two-match ban, while Sergino Dest and Sergi Roberto could also be fit to return. Let’s look at how they might line-up: Defense Neto looks set to take over from Marc-Andre ter Stegen and start in goal for this one, while Dest and Roberto have both returned to training and

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How will Barcelona line up against Rayo Vallecano?

Barca win every time Messi doesn´t play

Barcelona win every time Lionel Messi does not play as they “draw on other strengths”, claims former Argentina goalkeeper Hugo Orlando Gatti. Messi served the final match of a two-game suspension after his red card in the Supercopa de Espana decider as third-placed Barca defeated Elche 2-0 in LaLiga on Sunday. The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been heavily linked with an exit on a free transfer amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Barca have won 10 of 17 games with Messi

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Barca win every time Messi doesn´t play

World's richest football clubs 2021: Barcelona pip Real Madrid to top spot

Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who retain the title of the world's richest club in Deloitte's 2021 Football Money League (Getty Images) Barcelona have retained their status as the world’s richest football club, according to Deloitte’s latest Football Money League. Barca remained fractionally ahead of fellow Spanish giants Real Madrid despite their revenue falling by €125m to €715.1m in 2019-20. European champions Bayern Munich climbed to third ahead of Manchester United, the highest placed English team in

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World's richest football clubs 2021: Barcelona pip Real Madrid to top spot

Barcelona slip further behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga title race as Suarez haunts old side

0 on the continent BARCELONA have made a lot of curious decisions throughout a year of internal turmoil, including making Lionel Messi so disaffected that he almost left the club in the summer and probably will do so later this year. High up on any list charting the moment of rashness must include the decision to sanction the sale of Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan may be an irascible fellow in the closing phase of his career – he turned 34 at the weekend – but to allow him to not only leave but to a championship

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Barcelona slip further behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga title race as Suarez haunts old side

De Jong leads Barcelona to victory against Elche

Frenkie de Jong played a prominent role as Barcelona beat LaLiga strugglers Elche 2-0 to stay in touch with the leading pack. Lionel Messi completed his two-match suspension for a red card during the Supercopa de Espana defeat to Athletic Bilbao and Barca struggled to create clear chances in his absence against well-organised opponents. But an error from Diego Gonzalez allowed De Jong to take advantage in the 39th-minute – the Netherlands international unlikely to score an easier one than his fifth LaLiga

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De Jong leads Barcelona to victory against Elche

La Liga: Frenkie De Jong Steers Barcelona To Elche Win With out Suspended Lionel Messi

Barcelona won again without the suspended Lionel Messi on Sunday, as goals from Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig were enough to secure a scruffy 2-0 win over Elche in La Liga. De Jong poked the ball over the line just before half-time at the Martinez Valero, which would have proved a suitably scrappy winner before Puig came off the bench to head in a second late on. Despite an uninspiring performance, Ronald Koeman will be relieved to see Barca make it two consecutive victories without Messi and since their loss

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La Liga: Frenkie De Jong Steers Barcelona To Elche Win With out Suspended Lionel Messi

Elche 0-2 Barcelona: Player ratings as Riqui Puig seals win for Messi-less Barca

Barcelona made it four wins on the spin at the expense of relegation strugglers Elche on Sunday afternoon, as goals from Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig secured a comfortable win for Ronald Koeman’s side. Barça were without the suspended Lionel Messi, but controlled the early proceedings without their captain and it begun to seem like a matter of when, not if, they would open the scoring. The breakthrough finally arrived when Gonzalu Verdu got to a cross from the left before Antoine Griezmann, but could only

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Elche 0-2 Barcelona: Player ratings as Riqui Puig seals win for Messi-less Barca

While Barca forwards flounder, Suarez keeps scoring for Atletico

Suarez scored for the fifth time in five games to fire Atletico to a 3-1 win over Valencia on Sunday Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates a goal against Valencia. — Reuters Barcelona said Luis Suarez had reached the end of his cycle when they let him join Atletico Madrid last summer, yet the Uruguayan continues to show he has plenty to offer while the Catalans’ forwards, aside from Lionel Messi, struggle for goals. Suarez scored for the fifth time in five games to fire Atletico to a 3-1 win over Valencia

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While Barca forwards flounder, Suarez keeps scoring for Atletico

Paso firme: Barcelona derrotó 2-0 a Elche con goles de De Jong y Puig

Barcelona y Elche se midieron por la fecha 20 de LaLiga Santander. Pese al triunfo, los catalanes continúan lejos del líder Atlético Madrid: a diez unidades en la tabla de posiciones. El Barcelona, sin Lionel Messi que cumple su segunda y última fecha de suspensión, venció (2-0) al Elche con goles de Frenkie de Jong y Riqui Puig por uno de los partidos de la fecha 20 de LaLiga. El Barça busca no perderle terreno al líder de la tabla, el Atlético de Madrid. El equipo culé no mostró una notoria superioridad

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Paso firme: Barcelona derrotó 2-0 a Elche con goles de De Jong y Puig

Fans vote to drop Lionel Messi from the FIFA Team Of The Year for the first time

Getty/David Ramos Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi has been omitted from the EA Sports FIFA Team Of The Year for the first time. The team was voted for by over 10 million fans from 185 countries. Messi missed out on a place in the front three to Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappe. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lionel Messi has been dropped from the EA Sports FIFA Team Of The Year for the first time ever. EA released the FIFA 21 Team of the Year results on Friday, which was

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Fans vote to drop Lionel Messi from the FIFA Team Of The Year for the first time

Line-ups to come!

Join us for live coverage of the La Liga clash between Elche and Barcelona at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Lionel Messi is serving the final game of his two match suspension. Elche v Barcelona, La Liga 2020/21, matchday 20, 24/1/2021 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER Prev. Valentin Pizarro Gomez is the referee while Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez is the VAR. Prev. 19th v 4th. 17pts v 34pts. Prev. Barca XI: Ter Stegen (GK): Alba, Umtiti, Araujo, Mingueza; Pedri, Busquets, De Jong; Griezmann, Braithwaite and

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Line-ups to come!

Elche vs. Barcelona score: Frenkie de Jong lifts Barca, but team struggles without Messi

FC Barcelona earned all three points on Sunday without the suspended Lionel Messi as Frenkie de Jong's goal lifted the club in a 2-0 win at Elche. Riqui Puig scored late to seal the result. Messi was serving the second game of his two-match suspension for violent conduct in the Spanish Super Cup final, and his team clearly missed him in a match they were lucky to win. Here's everything you need to know about the match: No Messi, and it showed No Messi meant next to no creativity for Barca. While the finishing

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Elche vs. Barcelona score: Frenkie de Jong lifts Barca, but team struggles without Messi