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Aside the Messi-Ronaldo debate, a new one is starting to brew.


Lionel Messi had help from the team he played as Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Sergio Buskets were all exceptional in their roles. Messi excelled very well from 2009 to 2012. Pep Guardiola as the manager of the team led them to great miracles in the football world.

Guardiola built arguably the finest club football team that would ever be remembered. They were almost perfect! They perfected the tiki-taka style of football with each player reading the mind of others at every point. It was beautiful football.

Zinedine Zidane is doing wonders with his impressive man management of his players. His rotation policies and planning skills have been effective. He brought Los Blancos from ruins last year to finish a point behind Barcelona in the La Liga. He won the Champions League, beating bitter city rivals to it. This season – his first full season in charge – he beat Barcelona to the La Liga and retained the Champions League. Not even Guardiola in his prime did the UCL back to back. Continue reading BARCA

BARCELONA GET NEW STRIKER

Barcelona are reported to have added a new striker to the ranks this summer as they continue to maintain their dominance in the La Liga.


Barcelona have been linked to many forwards this summer, including former Bayern striker Mario Gomez. The club is sett o announce the deal officially, after the buy just before the deadline in the coming mid-week. The player – Paco Alcacer – was acquired from Valencia for a reported €30 million, with €2 million in performance bonuses.

Reports say he would be presented to fans early next week, with the deal likely going through since he didn’t feature in the game against Eibar on Saturday. His coach Paco Ayestaran said: “He wasn’t in ideal condition to compete. We’ll see what happens in the next few days, you all know the news and it’s tough. To give it your best you need to have your body and soul here.”

The arrival of Alcacer means Munir El-Haddadi might have to leave Barcelona on loan. A likely move to Celta Vigo is set but Valencia are in talks with the talented player to serve as Alcacer’s replacement. The Blaugrana want the new striker to serve as rest and an option to Luis Suarez. With many games to compete for domestically, continentally and otherwise, Suarez would definitely help to get through. Barcelona continued their dominance in the La Liga with a 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, earning them maximum points from the La Liga so far.
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BARCELONA ACTIVATES DENIS SUAREZ’S CLAUSE

Catalan giant FC Barcelona are set to acquire Denis Suarez back from Villarreal CF after activating his clause in the deal they have.


The buy-back clause deal is subject to medical examination but the Primera Division club are set to land the player.

Barcelona will now pay £3.25 million to sign the 22-year old who was in plying his trade in the Barcelona B team between 2013 and 2015. The club released a statement that reads: “FC Barcelona have decided to exercise the buy-back clause for the player Denis Suarez, currently at Villarreal CF, which will see the player join the club for the next four seasons with an option of a fifth depending on the number of appearances in the fourth season.”

The statement also read that they will deposit the above sum to buy back the youngster but will set a buyout clause of 50 million Euros for him. He is set to undergo his medical on Teusday, July 5th and is due to be presented to the public the new day.
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Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the best in the club’s history

Barcelona’s time under Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the best in the club’s history.

The Barcelona team achieved in numerous records in the five years spent under their former captain. One of those records was 11 successive victories in all competitions. The current Barcelona team, under Luis Enrique, have equalise this record after managing to win all their matches since the 1-0 defeat against Real Sociedad at the start of January. The incredible run of results has put Barcelona within touching distance of the table leaders, Real Madrid. They currently trail Carlo Ancelotti’s team by just one point.

Manager Luis Enrique, though, is keen to keep his feet on the ground as he says that these records mean nothing if the club does not win any titles this campaign. It was a forgettable last season after the team failed to win any major honour under the stewardship of Gerardo Martino. This particularly places a lot of pressure on Enrique. A major reason towards this impeccable form has been superstar Lionel Messi, who has been going from strength to strength in this period. This has taken away all the rumours about an impending departure. Messi is now only two league goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo for the season. Continue reading Pep Guardiola is seen as one of the best in the club’s history