La Liga 2020-21
Lionel Messi is “happy and excited” at Barcelona, says Ronald Koeman 
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Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has come out and praised Lionel Messi, after the Argentinian superstar played a starring role in the 5-1 victory over Alaves.Speaking to reporters after the game, Koeman said:"Well, we know that Leo is a decisive player, he has been for many years, he is very concentrated. He's excited, he's happy and he's been very effective in front of goal."He's someone that when we make passes between the lines to find him it gives a load of depth for the rest of the players and makes them even easier for him," Koeman continued."He has a great vision of play, so of course if we want to try and go through or aspire to win trophies having Messi at his best is vital, but we need also everyone else at the best. That's very important," he finished.Lionel Messi scored a brace and had a hand in two other goals as Barcelona defeated Alaves 5-1 to go second in the La Liga table.The game saw him equal Xavi Hernandez for the club's highest appearances in La Liga and he celebrated the milestone with his 15th league goal of the season.Barcelona's attention will now turn to Tuesday's showdown with PSG in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Barcelona banking on Lionel Messi to make the difference in Europe Barcelona will square off with PSG in the UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona's chances of achieving success on the domestic scene hang in the balance. The UEFA Champions League represents Blaugrana's best opportunity to end the season with a trophy.The Catalans have been paired with Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL Round of 16, with the first leg due to take place at Camp Nou on Tuesday.Barcelona's chances have been buoyed by the absence of former player Neymar, as the Brazilian has been ruled out with injury. Despite their talisman's absence, PSG still have enough high-quality players to get the win and Barcelona will be banking on their skipper to lead from the frontThe Camp Nou outfit have not lifted the UEFA Champions League since 2015 and are desperate to get their hands on the 'Big Ears' once more.The quality of both clubs means the tie appears evenly matched. But if Lionel Messi can perform at his usual elite level, Barcelona will fancy their chances of progressing to the quarterfinals. Published 14 Feb 2021, 18:28 IST .
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Real Madrid interested in a swap deal with Sevilla involving Isco and Jules Kounde – Reports
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Real Madrid might have readied David Alaba as a potential Sergio Ramos replacement. But Los Blancos are also contemplating a swap deal with Sevilla to shore up their backline.According to The Real Champs, the La Liga giants are interested in swapping Isco with Sevilla’s defensive rock Jules Kounde. With Real Madrid apparently making the centre-back position a top priority in the summer, there are few better options than the French defender at the moment.Kounde rose through the ranks at Bordeaux before joining Sevilla in the summer of 2019. He has been on Real Madrid’s radar ever since and is already one of the top five defenders in the La Liga at the moment. The Frenchman was indispensable for the Red and Whites last season, making 40 appearances and playing a key role in their Europa League triumph. This season, Kounde already has 23 games under his belt and has also scored two goals.The centre-back position is increasingly becoming an area of concern for Real Madrid, with Raphael Varane’s future also in doubt at the moment. Los Blancos believe that allowing Isco to join Sevilla might convince the Andalusian club to let go of Kounde.The 22-year-old gave a glimpse of his talent against Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey, netting a goal and then churning up a world-class tackle to stop Frenkie de Jong from scoring. Kounde certainly showed the world why Real Madrid are eager to bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu.Real Madrid’s swap offer might not convince Sevilla Jules Kounde There is no doubting Isco’s attacking talents. But it is also true that the Spaniard has not set the stands on fire for more than a year now. Isco has failed to break into the Real Madrid team of late, and it is not known whether he is highly rated by Sevilla. Jugen Lopetegui might be willing to consider a reunion with the player. But the Red and Whites already have a plethora of attacking talents in their arsenal. In such a case, Isco might struggle to find game-time ahead of Suso, Papu Gomez and Joan Jordan.Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Manchester City are all interested in Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé. Sevilla expect his €80m release clause to be triggered this summer. The decision that the player will make is still unknown. #MUFC [@diarioas]— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) February 11, 2021Sevilla’s midfield is better stocked than their backline, which means they would have to replace Kounde if he leaves. But finding an able replacement who won’t leave a dent in their pockets looks next to impossible. So Madrid’s offer of a straight swap with Isco might not be lucrative enough for Sevilla to consider. Published 12 Feb 2021, 00:05 IST .
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Real Madrid News Roundup: Club identify replacement for outgoing star, massive update on Sergio Ramos’ future, and more — 10th February 2021
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Real Madrid returned to winning ways with an impressive 2-0 win at home to Getafe, with Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy getting on the scoresheet. The defending LaLiga Santander champions went into the game with up to eight players unavailable but came out on top to keep the pressure on runaway league leaders Atletico Madrid.Ahead of Valencia's visit to the capital city in four days' time, here is some of the latest Real Madrid news.Real Madrid could consider Martin Odegaard's permanent saleReal Madrid could be open to selling Martin Odegaard to Arsenal on a permanent basis come summer, as per reports from SPORT. The Norway international left for Arsenal on a half-season loan in the winter (with no option to purchase) after being disgruntled due to a lack of playing time in Madrid.The report suggests that Odegaard has no intention of returning to his parent club in the summer if Zinedine Zidane is still at the helm. With Arsenal's need for a creative midfielder and Odegaard's barren spell in Spain, Real Madrid could reportedly consider a permanent sale should they receive a suitable offer for Odegaard. The 22-year-old was in sublime form for Real Sociedad in his previous loan spell but failed to accumulate minutes upon his return to Los Blancos.Real Madrid eye move for Dani OlmoZinedine Zidane has identified Dani Olmo as a readymade replacement for Lucas Vazquez, as per reports. The La Fabrica product is into the final months of his current deal and is yet to agree an extension, allowing him to depart on a free transfer should the situation persist. In the event that Vazquez does leave, Real Madrid will look to replace him with RB Leipzig's Olmo. The former La Masia player has had superb spells in both Zagreb and Leipzigig and could be in line for a return to his homeland. The report also adds that Real Madrid maintain good relations with his agent, Juanma Lopez, but because he is contracted to Die Roten Bullen until 2024, they might have to part with a fee of €30m for Olmo.Sergio Ramos set to reject Blancos' contract offersReal Madrid legend Sergio Ramos appears to be edging towards an unceremonious exit from the club as he is set to reject further advances from the Blancos, as per reports in Spain. The Spanish champions now face a realistic possibility of losing the centre-back, regarded as one of the finest players of his generation, for free in the summer. 🥴 Sergio Ramos has scored more league goals (13) than Antoine Griezmann (12) since the beginning of last season 😯 Man City are monitoring his future at Madrid, per @ESPNFC pic.twitter.com/QgGLm4y2z3— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 4, 2021Ramos is believed to be holding out for a two-year extension with no pay-cut, while Real Madrid are only able to offer him a one-year deal with a 10% reduction on his annual €12m net salary. There is no shortage of potential suitors for Ramos either, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain showing great interest in signing the Real Madrid icon.Also read: Blancos superstar could be set for summer exit, Eden Hazard's shocking admission, and more Published 10 Feb 2021, 18:25 IST .
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Barcelona News Roundup: Manchester City draw up new plan to sign Lionel Messi, Reason why Junior Firpo wasn’t sold in January revealed and more – 9 February 2021
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Barcelona will need to fend off a handful of potential suitors if they're to keep Lionel Messi. And it won't be easy.It looks like Barcelona are going through a phase of revival under Ronald Koeman after a series of positive results. The club has a very important game coming up against Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey and there is a lot going on off the pitch as well with the presidential elections coming up.Without further ado, let's take a look at the top stories involving Barcelona from 9 February 2021.Ivan Rakitic says he would never celebrate against Barcelona FC Barcelona v Sevilla FC - La Liga SantanderCroatian international Ivan Rakitic enjoyed a great spell at Barcelona before swapping the red and blue kit for the white one at Sevilla this past summer. In the buildup to the midweek Copa Del Rey semi-final game against Barcelona, the 32-year-old revealed in an interview with AS that he wouldn't ever celebrate against his former side. Rakitic said:“I wouldn’t celebrate a goal against Barcelona. I will always carry them with me. “Things that were discussed were not fulfilled with me, but there I have lived many beautiful moments. My little daughter was born in Barcelona, I have many friends in the city and a lot of affection from the fans, which is mutual.” Barcelona rejected AC Milan's and Arsenal's moves for Junior Firpo Cornella v FC Barcelona - Copa del ReyJunior Firpo was tipped to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window after he was gauged to not be up to the standards expected of someone who's supposed to take over from Jordi Alba.But now Fabrizio Romano has revealed via Calciomercato.com that Barcelona rejected two offers for Junior Firpo this winter transfer window. Both Arsenal and AC Milan were interested in signing him on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy. However, Firpo did not want to leave the club in the winter for personal reasons and Barcelona could not afford to let him leave as they could not find a replacement.Manchester City draw up new plan to sign Lionel Messi Granada v Barcelona - Copa del ReyLionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain rumors have been gaining momentum but Manchester City are not ready to bow out of the race to secure the Argentine's services just yet. According to ESPN, they are set to make a fresh attempt to convince the Argentine to join the Etihad outfit over the next couple of months.Manchester City have taken note of Barcelona's frustration with Paris Saint-Germain's public pursuit of Messi and are willing to go about their business in a more patient manner. Manchester City will take a much less aggressive approach and try to continue to maintain a good rapport with Lionel Messi's camp. Published 09 Feb 2021, 18:37 IST .
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Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Best male footballer of the decade announced
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Lionel Messi has been named the best male footballer of the last decade by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), ahead of fellow superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are regarded as two of the best footballers to have played the game, and debates rage as to who is the better player.Lionel Messi has enjoyed a stellar career with Barcelona so far; the Argentina international made his debut for the club in 2004 and has made 757 appearances in all competitions, scoring 651 goals.Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has also achieved incredible sporting success, with clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.Lionel Messi was announced as the Player of the Decade by IFFHS, with Cristiano Ronaldo a close second. Andres Iniesta, Neymar and Sergio Ramos round off the top five.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi linked with moves away Lionel Messi has been named the Player of the Decade by IFFHSCristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 for a club-record fee of €100 million, and has arguably been their most important player since then.The 36-year old has made 113 appearances in all competitions and scored 88 goals, but was linked with a move away in recent months. A return to Manchester United was mooted for Cristiano Ronaldo, while Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain were also said to be interested in signing the Portugal international.Those rumours have since died down, and Cristiano Ronaldo looks settled at Juventus for the time being.The future of Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is up in the air. The 33-year old announced last summer that he wanted to leave Barcelona, but a move failed to materialise.With his contract expiring this summer, Lionel Messi can leave Barcelona on a free transfer, and there have been no signs from him or his camp about wanting to sign a new deal with the club.Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been heavily linked with Lionel Messi, while Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus have also been suggested as a potential destination.The two players recently played against each other when Juventus faced Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League group stage.Three active players have now scored 500+ career club goals:✅ Cristiano Ronaldo✅ Lionel Messi✅ Zlatan IbrahimovićWe're living in an era of goal-scoring greatness. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/OzCRQveent— William Hill (@WilliamHill) February 7, 2021Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo's contract a source of worry for Juventus: Reports Published 08 Feb 2021, 12:23 IST .
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Guti says Real Madrid did not give him enough opportunities to advance his career
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Real Madrid legend José María Gutiérrez Hernández, popularly known as Guti, has hit out at the club over what he described as unfair treatment.Speaking in an interview with fellow club legend Jorge Valdano, Guti said:“I think the have the doors to Real Madrid closed. Not for my part, but for theirs. As a coach, they did not give me the opportunity to show in Castilla that one day I could make the lead to Real Madrid. For that reason, it was the right time for me to leave. I had already been at Juvenil A for two years,”“The first year at Real was very good and the second not so much, I needed a greater challenge,”“I did not leave because they didn’t give me Castilla, I left because Real Madrid and Castilla had their benches occupied. I wanted to continue to advance in my career. If I had continued one more year at Juvenil A, I would have taken a step backwards.”Guti came through the Real Madrid academy, spending nine years within the system, before making his first-team debut in 1995.Over the next 15 years, he played his way into becoming a club legend, with 542 appearances made in all competitions. He, however, failed to truly fulfill his potential, owing to disciplinary issues, as well as the presence of several world-class players in the dressing room.He departed the Santiago Bernabeu in 2010 and spent two years with Turkish side Besiktas before announcing his retirement in 2012.He returned to Real Madrid to coach the youth team for five years, but left in 2018, having not been given opportunities to progress up the managerial hierarchy. A six-month managerial spell was undertaken at Segunda side Almeria before he was sacked in June 2020. Zidane's job as Real Madrid manager could be under threat owing to inconsistent results Zidane is under pressureZinedine Zidane is unarguably the most successful manager in Real Madrid's recent history. His record on the bench is likely to be matched in the nearest future but recent results have done little to make his position safe.A poor start to the season had seen his position under threat, with reports suggesting that Florentino Perez is considering alternatives. His players, however, rallied behind him, with a strong run in December seeing Real Madrid top their UEFA Champions League group. Los Blancos also got back into the La Liga title race.Despite that, they have failed to build on that momentum and are currently seven points behind Atletico Madrid, having played two games more. Real Madrid also suffered the embarrassment of being eliminated from the Copa del Rey by a 10-man third division side Alcoyano.Considering the volatile nature of the Real Madrid managerial position, it is not far-fetched to suggest that Zidane could find himself out of work if results don't improve fast. Published 07 Feb 2021, 18:17 IST .
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“Lionel Messi is charging what Barcelona have been willing to pay him” – Rafael Nadal 
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Tennis great Rafael Nadal has weighed in on the ongoing furor surrounding Lionel Messi's contractual situation with Barcelona.Nadal is a self-professed football fan, with Real Madrid the club of his heart. But he took time to express his thoughts on the Argentine's future, as he continues to be linked with a transfer. “In the end there is a player who is undoubtedly one of the best in history and he charges what the club has been willing to pay him. From there there is no debate I think.''The club has considered that Messi is just deserving to collect this and the club is the one that will have to deal with its finances and its future is with Leo or not.''Nadal has enjoyed great success in his chosen field, with 20 Grand Slams won in his career. He is also known as the 'King of Clay' owing to his unprecedented dominance at Rolland Garros.He has, however, expressed his admiration for football and revealed that he once harbored thoughts of playing football professionally.What next for Lionel Messi and Barcelona after contract leak? Lionel Messi has spent 20 years with BarcelonaThe dust has slowly begun to settle after the ground-breaking revelation of Lionel Messi's contract which showed what he truly earned at Barcelona. Many consider it to have been a leak from the Catalans in a bid to place the blame for the club's disastrous financial position on Lionel Messi. Barcelona have since come out to absolve themselves of any blame and threatened to take legal action against the newspaper that published the leak.Nevertheless, it is highly unlikely that Lionel Messi will continue his 20-year association with the Blaugrana at the expiration of his current deal.The upcoming presidential elections might factor in his decision to remain at the club. However, from a financial perspective, it is highly untenable for Barcelona to continue offsetting their captain's hefty salary.In hindsight, it might have been more feasible for the Catalans to have counted their losses and let him leave last summer. But having failed to do so, the new man elected to steady the ship must go about the arduous task of planning for life post-Messi.A perfect send-off would have seen Barcelona winning a couple of trophies to bid Lionel Messi farewell. However, the club's current situation means that there is no guarantee that any trophy would be won this season. Published 07 Feb 2021, 18:22 IST .
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Manchester City suffer setback in race to sign Barcelona ace Lionel Messi – Reports
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Manchester City were the favorites to sign Barcelona ace Lionel Messi once his current contract expires in the summer, but the Premier League side might no longer have a free run at the Argentinean.According to Mirror, Paris Saint-Germain have offered the Barcelona skipper a blockbuster contract, which could see the Ligue 1 side leapfrog Manchester City for the player’s signature. Lionel Messi looks certain to leave the Camp Nou in the upcoming summer.The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been a revelation since breaking into the Barcelona first team as a teenager. Lionel Messi has become the epitome of excellence over the years and has set the benchmark in the beautiful game by consistently delivered the goods on the pitch. Even at 33 years of age, the Argentinean continues to churn up the impossible on regular basis. The Blaugrana owe their success in the last decade and a half to his genius, but it looks increasingly likely that their bond is coming to an end.However, few clubs can afford Lionel Messi astronomical wages, which gives him limited options to choose from for his next destination. Manchester City are among the ones with the financial muscle to host the Argentinean, and a reunion with Pep Guardiola was expected to be the cherry on the top for the Barcelona skipper. However, PSG are ready to pour water over the Premier League side’s dreams.🎯 Lionel Messi has scored more direct free-kicks (7) than the other 97 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 in Europe's top five leagues since the start of last season pic.twitter.com/Z20VY57Zzb— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 1, 2021The Ligue 1 giants have apparently tabled an offer that will be very hard for Lionel Messi to refuse. PSG are offering the Argentinean a weekly salary of £800,000 and will also give him a £40m signing-on bonus. Manchester City do not have the resources to compete with PSG’s offerings but will be hoping that the chance to link up with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola will tilt the tide in their favor.Barcelona irritated with PSG’s open pursuit of Manchester City target Lionel Messi Lionel Messi Barcelona are irritated with PSG’s open courting of Lionel Messi, so the latest reports will only add to their woes ahead of the upcoming UEFA Champions League clash between the two sides. It would now be interesting to see whether the Ligue 1 side’s efforts force Manchester City to table an offer of their own for the Argentinean.Manchester City’s links with MLS side New York City could also play a part in their pursuit of Lionel Messi, with the Barcelona skipper eager to finish his career in America. Published 07 Feb 2021, 17:46 IST .
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Barcelona’s Martin Braithwaite reveals Luis Suarez’s advice for playing with Lionel Messi
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Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite has revealed that Luis Suarez advised him on how to play alongside Lionel Messi. The Uruguayan apparently told the Danish striker that it was quite easy to play with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.Luis Suarez joined Barcelona in the summer of 2014 and immediately forged an unbreakable bond with fellow South America Lionel Messi. Together, the two of them ran riot through the opposition defense and became a symbol of friendship on and off the pitch. Suarez ultimately left the Camp Nou for Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020, but by then he had appeared 283 times for the Blaugrana, scoring 198 goals.Speaking to ESPN, Braithwaite spoke about wanting to strike up a similar partnership with the Barcelona skipper. The Dane had approached Suarez to understand how to play alongside Lionel Messi. And Braithwaite has now revealed the advice he received from the Uruguayan.“[Lionel] Messi's so good at setting himself up, setting his teammates up. When I first arrived [at Barcelona] I studied him and [Luis] Suarez. They're amazing and even as a fan, I loved how they played together.”“I was so delighted to get to play with Luis before he left. I studied their movement and tried to analyze the combination of running behind, playing the one-twos, and everything. Eventually, I did ask Luis for guidance on how they developed that bond. [He told me] ‘Messi's a big team player. OK, he scores goals, but he also provides a lot of assists for his team. It's not difficult playing with a guy like that.’” 🤤 Lionel Messi is the only player to complete at least 10 dribbles in more than one match in Europe's top five leagues this season 1️⃣2️⃣ completed vs Alaves1️⃣1️⃣ completed vs Athletic Club pic.twitter.com/NFmFvDpMDd— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 1, 2021Lionel Messi central to Barcelona’s recent turn in fortunes Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez had telepathic understanding during their time together at BarcelonaBarcelona are ten points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid at the moment. However, the Catalans are currently on a fantastic run of form, having won eight of their last ten games in the league. Lionel Messi, as expected, has been central to their revival, but Braithwaite’s recent performances have also helped the club’s causes.Opta: “Lionel Messi has scored his 650th goal for FC Barcelona in all competitions (456 in La Liga), 49 of them have been direct free-kick goals (38 in La Liga). Celestial.” pic.twitter.com/nbWYzGx4zj— Quotes on Messi 💬 (@MessiQuote) January 31, 2021 The Danish striker has credited Barcelona assistant manager Henrik Larsson for his improvement. The Swedish international has been working in close quarters with Braithwaite this season, which has seen the Dane score six goals from 26 games so far. He has also shown signs of a budding partnership with Lionel Messi, but Braithwaite will have to go a long way to emulate Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou. However, his efforts on the pitch have given fans plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Published 06 Feb 2021, 23:39 IST .
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