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BREAKING: Barcelona Sacks Manager

BARCELONA have sacked Juvenil A head coach Victor Valdes with immediate effect, amid rumours of a bust-up with Patrick Kluivert behind the scenes. The 37-year-old rose through the La Masia ranks before earning legendary status at the club during a trophy-laden 12-year spell in the senior team, winning six La Liga titles and three European Cups. He was expected to oversee the development of Barca’s next generation of stars, but his coaching stint has been cut short prematurely. Widespread reports have suggested that Valdes and the club’s director of youth, Kluivert, do not see eye to eye, with friction between the pair reaching boiling point over the last week. Barcelona [Read]

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

LOL! Actress Mercy Aigbe reacts after she was compared to footballer, Messi [SEE FUNNY TWEETS]

Lionel Messi was unable to rescue his team during the semi-final game against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night. Messi was unable to make an impact in the game that saw barca lose to the English giant 4 goals to nil. Now, Nigerians, who are absolutely hilarious are now comparing the striker to Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe on Social media. Aigbe has reacted, taking to her page, to share the above side-by-side photos with the footballer, she wrote; “Nigerians will not kill me oh Wetin be my own for this football matter, that people have been tagging me since ”. The tweets and perspectives are totally hilarious. See below as [Read]

BREAKING: Incredible Liverpool Dazzle At Anfield, Shock Barcelona, Messi 4-0 in UCL 2nd Semis

Liverpool produced one of the greatest Champions League comebacks in history by overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate and reach the final. After Barcelona won the first leg 3-0 at the Nou Camp, few gave Liverpool a chance of scoring the goals they needed to progress, let alone preventing the La Liga champions from scoring themselves. But an early strike from Divock Origi, who tapped in after Marc-Andre ter Stegen failed to hold Jordan Henderson’s shot, gave the vociferous Anfield crowd the belief that another European fightback from the Reds could be on the cards.   Georginio Wijnaldum, on as a substitute for the injured [Read]

Luis Suarez receives bite from his son after Barcelona win La Liga title [SEE PHOTOS]

– Luis Suarez of Barcelona was bitten by his son after Barcelona’s win over Levante – Barcelona defeated Levante 1-0 on Saturday, April 27, in which Messi scored the goal – Suarez was carrying his sixth-month-old son Lautaro around the pitch after the match Barcelona on Saturday, April 27, were crowned champions of Spain after beating Levante at the Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi came off the bench to score the winner. Players of the club and their fans were all in joyous mood after the final whistle as they were all seen celebrating the Spanish La Liga title. [READ ALSO] Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA [Read]

Barca, Messi down Man Utd as Ronaldo, Juve Crash Out of UCL [READ MORE]

Lionel Messi was hero once again for Barcelona as they punished wasteful Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 on aggregate) at the Camp Nou while fellow five-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was disappointed with his new side Juventus after a painful 2-1 defeat to youthful Ajax Amsterdam. While Messi marches on to the semi finals to face the winner of Liverpool and Porto, “Champions League king” Cristiano Ronaldo was thrown out of the Champions League in the quarter finals for the first time in about eight years. Ajax however, head into the semi finals to face the winner of Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur for the first time since 1997. Messi [Read]

No regrets turning down Barca, Says Ighalo [READ MORE]

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo said he wasn’t ready to be a part-time player in Barcelona hence he turned down a move to Nou Camp. It was widely reported that the Spanish LaLiga giants were keen to sign Ighalo to boost their striking options, but the deal did not see the light of the day as he remained in the Chinese Super League (CSL) with Shanghai Shenhua “My agent spoke to me about a loan interest from Barcelona. The club wanted a striker with La Liga experience and someone who understands Spanish football,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “It was meant to be a six-month loan and strictly as a back-up [Read]

Angry Man Utd fans claim UCL draw against Barca was ‘fixed’ [READ MORE]

– Man United fans are suggesting their Champions League quarter-final draw with Barcelona was doctored by UEFA – United will host Barca in the first leg in April, before the reverse fixture at the Nou Camp a week later – Paul Scholes netted the winner for United when they defeated Barcelona on the way to winning the trophy for a third time in 2008. Manchester United supporters are claiming that Europe’s football governing body, UEFA staged Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw that paired the Red Devils with Barcelona. According to a UK Sun, United will play host Barcelona at Old Trafford for the first leg clash next month, before heading [Read]

Super Falcons Goal Poacher Asisat Oshoala Joins Barcelona [READ MORE]

  – The former Arsenal and Liverpool forward went through medicals at the club earlier today – The 24-year-old will wear jersey number 20 for the Catalans as she hopes to help them win titles during her stay Barcelona have completed the signing of Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala on a short term loan deal from Dalian Quanjian until the end of the ongoing season. The three-time African women footballer of the year underwent medicals at the club earlier today before finally putting pen to paper with the Catalans. While reacting to the dream move, Oshoala said that Barca are unarguable one of the best football clubs in the world, [Read]

‘Messiless’ Barcelona thrash rivals Real Madrid 5-1 in another El-Classico encounter – READ MORE

  A hat-trick from Luis Suárez plus goals from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal helped Barcelona crush their fiercest rivals Real Madrid 5-1, taking them back to the top of the league and in all probability ending Julen Lopetegui’s short reign as Real Madrid manager. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the 11th minute with Suarez doubling Barcelona’s advantage in the 30th minute.   Marcelo reduced the deficit just five minutes after the break but Suarez chipped in with two goals in the space of eight minutes to complete his hat-trick. Arturo Vidal finished off the visitors, scoring in the 87th minute to end the rout. Barcelona move top of [Read]

LA LIGA: Messi in Shock as Bottom-placed side, Leganes Stun Barca 2-1

Five – time ballon D’or winner, Lionel Messi and team, Barcelona were shocked by Bottom-placed side Leganes on Wednesday night as the Liga champions were hit by a second-half sucker-punch to lose 2-1. Barca went into the match off the back of a 2-2 Camp Nou draw against Girona at the weekend, and looked to be back in form as Philippe Coutinho handed them a 1-0 first-half lead. However, Leganes scored two goals in as many minutes shortly after the break, with Nabil El Zhar levelling in the 52nd minute before Oscar Rodriguez Arnaiz hit the decisive goal for the hosts a minute later.   Unbelievable. Barcelona took the lead [Read]

SPORTS: COURTOIS SPEAKS ON CHELSEA UCL LOSE TO BARCELONA Read full story here >>>

  “I don’t think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs. The first goal, I didn’t expect Lionel Messi to shoot from that angle and I was too late in closing my legs. It was a mistake on my part. There were missed passes from us and they scored from our mistakes. We defended and played well, hit the crossbar which was unlucky on our side but the individual mistakes cost us. We have to be honest about that. I played against Messi a lot of time, I have already conceded goals like that before. The weakest point is between the legs or a [Read]