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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]

Real Madrid To Battle PSG, Liverpool Vs Napoli As UEFA Unveils Draws For 2019/2020 Champions League [SEE FULL DRAWS]

The Ligue 1 champions will face the La Liga giants while the Reds will match up with Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the group stage once again Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together Group A in the draw, which took place in Monaco on Thursday. The two clubs have been linked over the pursuit of PSG star Neymar, with Real Madrid mooted as one of the Brazilian suitors. The pair will be joined by Club Brugge and Galatasaray. Reigning champions Liverpool will see a familiar face in Group E, having been paired up with Napoli, who they narrowly [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]

BREAKING: Ronaldo beats Messi to 600 club goals record with Inter equaliser [READ MORE]

Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another career milestone, and ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his impressive club career after netting for Juventus against Inter , beating Lionel Messi to the major landmark. The Bianconeri star struck in the 62nd minute to equalise for his side after Radja Nainggolan had put the hosts in front at San Siro. The Portuguese star was set up by Miralem Pjanic as part of a neat one-two, finding the bottom-right corner with a powerful low drive from the edge of the penalty area. The 34-year-old chalked up the milestone before Barcelona star Messi, with the Argentine currently sat on [Read]

BREAKING: “I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, while he’s still in Spain,” Ronaldo shades Messi as he wins 3rd Major top leagues title with Juve

Having previously won the Premier League and La Liga, the Portuguese has now added the Serie A title to his collection with new club Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again! Different country, same result: a domestic title for the Portuguese superstar. With Juventus having clinched the Scudetto with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday, Ronaldo has become the first man to win Europe’s three major leagues: Serie A , La Liga and the Premier League. The significance of this latest success will, of course, be debated. Firstly, it has arrived just four days after a demoralising Champions League elimination at the hands of a far more exciting but [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]

JUST IN: Real Madrid’s Marcelo Set To Join Ronaldo at Juve [READ MORE]

Juventus have agreed terms for a move to sign Real Madrid vice-captain, Marcelo. According to La Stampa, the Serie A champions have agreed a four-year deal worth around 12 million euros with Marcelo to head to Turin as he looks to reunite with former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo. Marcelo won 20 trophies, including four Champions Leagues, after spending over more than a decade at the Bernabeu. The 30-year-old, who has been regularly linked with a move to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, told Brazilian outlet, Esporte Interativo that he would quit Real Madrid if he is asked to. “If I am on the list of players [Madrid] want to sell, then [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]

Santiago Solari gets Real Madrid manager’s position on permanent basis

  • Had impressed in the interim role given to him by European champions after replacing Julen Lopetegui Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach yesterday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated. Solari has led Real to four wins out of four since being installed on a caretaker basis following Lopetegui’s abrupt dismissal last month after a 5-1 defeat to Barcelona culminated a poor run of results. And with 15 goals scored and only [Read]

Madrid Dismiss Head Coach, Julen Lopetegui After Barca Humiliation, As Captain Ramos Warns Incoming Conte – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Julen Lopetegui has been dismissed as manager of Real Madrid only 138 days into the job that cost him his chance to lead Spain into the World Cup. Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish Football Federation in June after the RFEF president Luis Rubiales claimed to have found out just five minutes before the appointment was made public and two days before the tournament began; now he has been sacked by Madrid in the wake of their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday afternoon. That defeat was Madrid’s third in a row in [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]

BREAKING: Ronaldo Buys La Liga Club [see Details]

Brazilian Football Legend, Ronaldo has agreed a £27m deal to buy La Liga club Real Valladolid, according to reports in Spain, Skysports reports. Cadena Ser say the 41-year-old is set to become the club’s majority shareholder and president. NEWS FLAKES Sports Desk further gathered that the takeover could be ratified in the next two to three weeks and would reportedly settle the club’s debts of £22.7m. The current president Carlos Suarez would remain in charge of managing the day-to-day business of the club, according to Cadena Ser. [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo Set to leave Madrid, Accepts Juve’s €30 – Million -per – year Offer 

**The Portuguese striker reportedly agreed a deal some weeks back and all that remains is an agreement between the two clubs, with a deal, imminent  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Cristiano Ronaldo inches ever-closer to leaving Real Madrid for Juventus. The Portuguese striker reportedly reached an agreement with the Italian some weeks ago and is now set on leaving Los Blancos in the coming days. All that remains is for both clubs to reach an agreement – the Serie A club has offered 100 million euros, but Madrid are looking for a higher fee. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Cristiano’s disagreements with [Read]