Granada: La Liga leaders compared to Leicester
With Barcelona and Real Madrid out of action at the weekend following the postponement of Saturday’s scheduled Clasico, another early-season front-runner took advantage
Abramovich approves club-record January transfer as Chelsea consider recalling Salter
Chelsea is considering recalling defender Jake Clarke-Salter. That’s according to The Independent, who claims several Championship clubs are interested in signing the talented 22-year-old.
Messi toasts 700 games with a goal as Barca make last 16
Lionel Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona by scoring his 613th goal on Wednesday as the Catalans beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to go through as group winners to the Champions League last 16.
Barcelona leave it late to sneak past Leganes
Barcelona needed a late winner from Arturo Vidal to beat bottom-club Leganes 2-1 on Saturday and dig out a much-needed victory ahead of what could prove a crucial month in their season.
Barcelona stumble to home draw against Slavia
Ernesto Valverde is under mounting pressure at Barcelona after his team followed up their La Liga defeat by Levante with a goalless draw at home to Slavia Prague on Tuesday in the Champions League.
Koeman to consider Barca move after Euro 2020
Ronald Koeman has branded Barcelona his “dream club” but a potential route back to Camp Nou will not become clearer until after Euro 2020. Royal Dutch Football Association director Nico-Jan Hoogma last month revealed the existence of a clause in Koeman’s Netherlands contract enabling him to quit the post if Barca come calling.
Messi to make Argentina return
Barcelona's Lionel Messi was called up by Argentina on Thursday for friendly games against Brazil and Uruguay next month. Messi has not played for Argentina since he was sent off against Chile in their victorious third-place play-off match in the Copa America on July 7.
350,000 protesters flood Barcelona for separatist 'freedom' rally
Around 350,000 people rallied in downtown Barcelona on Saturday, turning the streets into a sea of independence flags in the latest mass protest against Spain's jailing of nine separatist leaders.
Ronaldo, Mbappe, Van Dijk, others nominated for Ballon d’Or
Cristiano Ronaldo will have his sights set on securing a sixth Ballon d’Or after the Juventus and Portugal forward was yesterday among the names nominated for this year’s award, reports thenational.ae.