Messi scores four goals as Barcelona win 6-1 against Eibar

Lionel Messi netted four goals in Barcelona’s 6-1 thrashing of Eibar at Camp Nou. Despite the predictions of Barcelona falling down in the La Liga standings this season, Lionel Messi and his teammates have been standing tall, managing a perfect record of five wins in five games. The Argentine star has also been on a roll in these early stages, with 9 goals in 5 La Liga games; and a brace against Juventus in the Champions League. His teammates have also been doing quite well, though the club’s record signing Ousmane Dembélé did injure his hamstring in the last fixture of the club against Getafe. However, Yesterday’s game was routine for Valverde’s Barcelona. After Messi giving the lead to the

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Messi scores twice, leads Barça to 3-0 win on Juventus

Lionel Messi’s stellar performances have not stopped; in fact, the Argentinian winger has been noted as man of the match yesterday as Barcelona faced Juventus in one of the most anticipated clashes of this season’s UEFA Champions League. Many knew that this game would be quite an interesting one, though the prestige of both teams had decreased in the past season. Despite being Champions League finalists, Juventus had already lost a sizeable amount of key players in the transfer window, whereas Barcelona was also plagued by exits as their star Neymar left to join PSG (his replacement Ousmane Dembélé made his debut last week-end). Nonetheless, for many experts, this was a game to watch if anyone was to evaluate the

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Aleix Vidal’s Valencia move ‘fell through’ on deadline day

According to Spanish radio RAC1, Aleix Vidal was expected to join Spanish outlet Valencia on a move away from Barcelona; but the deal fell through in the first half of the transfer deadline day. Barcelona’s transfer deadline day was quite an interesting one when looking at it with an outsider’s perspective. With most deals falling through at the last minute and rumours extinguishing themselves as the deadline approached (such as Coutinho’s arrival to the club), rumours regarding departures were quite rare. Aside from André Gomes’ reported departure to the Premier League, Aleix Vidal rumours were some of the hottest amongst Barça fans. Some were in favor of a sale of the winger, who was initially bought as a replacement for

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Spain: Barça’s 2017/18 squad numbers

With the end of the summer transfer window now being a couple of days behind, FC Barcelona have confirmed their squad numbers for the 2017/18 season. New signings Nelson Sémédo and Ousmane Dembélé have respectively taken Douglas’ #2 and Neymar’s #11 shirts. Thomas Vermaelen is the other change in squad numbers, with the Belgian international taking hold of the #25 shirt (held by Jordi Masip last season). 👕 Shirt numbers 2017/18👕 Els dorsals del Barça 2017/18👕 Los dorsales del Barça 2017/18🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/e38krM6aM8 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 3, 2017 Najib Guiti Najib Guiti is the man behind the curtains, as well as the founder of the eponymous news website; he has written for various different news outlets in the

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Barça: Hellas Verona snap up Seung-Woo

Barcelona’s youth has been fleeing the club for the past couple of years. With earlier in the transfer window, Jordi Mboula leaving the club for Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, and Marlon recently being loaned to OGC Nice on a two-year deal, Barça seems to have lost yet another youngster. Though this time, the departure is a permanent one. Recently promoted to the Serie A, Hellas Verona have recorded the signing of Lee Seung-Woo (touted ‘the Korean Messi’), Barcelona’s young left winger, on a €1.5million deal with buy-back clause. Seung-Woo has not received much playing time at Barcelona, and the 19 year-old is not befitting of Ernesto Valverde’s plans. The left winger is expected to make his debut in the

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