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Josep Maria Bartomeu, the former president of Barcelona, has been arrested by the Mossos d’Esquadra last Monday. CEO Oscar Grau and lawyer Roman Gomez Ponti were also arrested at the Camp Nou, while former director Jaume Masferrer was, like Bartomeu, arrested at his home.

It was because of the Barcagate Scandal which shook the Barcelona establishment and world football last month.

MARCA reported on February 18, 2021, “Barcelona were at the center of another storm on Monday as reports emerged that claimed they contracted I3 Ventures to publish social media posts that attacked current and former players, as well…


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Real Madrid are in a position where dropping points would prove costly let alone a defeat. Before the meg-clash against the neighbours Atletico Madrid, a victory against Real Sociedad was much-needed. Sadly, the Los Blancos dropped points and at one point it seemed, they would lose until Vinicius Junior stepped up to salvage the face-saving draw.

Despite avoiding defeat, it is a result that leaves Los Blancos further behind in the title race after league leaders Atletico Madrid won over the weekend, making for a five-point gap going into next week’s Madrid derby.

Zidane made just one change from…


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When the going gets tough, Zinedine Zidane gets tougher.

Real Madrid, like Liverpool, have been badly hit by injuries and COVID-19 this season; still, the World Champion has not given up, rather, decided to fight back and keep going for the ultimate accolade.

After the Champions League away victory against Atalanta, the time has come to face the challenge of Real Sociedad in La Liga.

In the press conference, he shared his views about various issues which have been posted at MARCA.

Isco had a good performance against Atalanta in the Champions League and could be in line for more…


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After the ruthless display against Elche the other day, Barcelona would face Sevilla in their clash. The shock against Cadiz was overcome against Elche but at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Sevilla would a hard nut to crack. Julain Lopetegui would not give the Catalans easy time and the Barca coach Ronal Koeman is well aware of it.

A few days after this match, the Blaugrana will host the Andalusians in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie, which Barcelona are trailing 2–0 from the first leg, yet the Dutch coach disagrees with the notion that this is…


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“It was never hard for the likes of Root, Stokes, or Bairstow to go back to the basics and play with a straight bat, use the feet, trust the defence and occupy the crease. But what they really did was a below-par display of batsmanship, which set a poor example for those, who look up to such stars and learn”

So, the third Test between India and England at the biggest cricket stadium in the world lasted less than two days and is now the seventh shortest completed Test match and the first since 1935.

Without a doubt, it was…


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It was Lazio’s first UEFA Champions League knockout game for more than 20 years. Simone Inzaghi’s team is struggling in the Serie A, still had some very good players to challenge Bayern Munich, who were playing without some of the major players and even their position is shaky in the Bundesliga. Lazio took four points from Borussia Dortmund in the group stage — their first Champions League campaign in 13 years.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, and Ciro Immobile were expected to test the reigning champions, well; things did not go according to the script — Bayern simply thrashed Lazio at…


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The return of Barcelona and Lionel Messi marshaling the side dominated the headlines and the fans started to dream big, but you know what, in sports, the scenario just changes each week and you never know what is waiting for you in the coming days — thus, a team that maintains its consistency like Manchester City is doing, tends to correct the mistakes and work on the loopholes rather than relying too much on the heydays.

The defence of Barcelona has been the thorn in the throat for a while and even though they win matches, the shakiness at…


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The hope for the Premier League title was gone long ago and what required was maintaining the consistency for the remaining part of the season which has been a nightmare. You always get that unusual feeling of the wheels have completed their circle when the fortress is breached. Since that astonishing record at Anfield was broken, there was a sign of Liverpool entering the period of transition and the men of the golden generation have reached their peak and now started to show signs of decay.

Of course, Liverpool have been badly hit by injuries but in this season…


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He left Barcelona with misty eyes and felt insulted. Then joined Atletico Madrid, where he is giving a fitting reply to the doubters by scoring goals consistently and at the moment, Atleti are well poised to win the La Liga title. Indeed, Luis Suarez is a genius when the matter is about scoring goals.

Atletico has proven to be the perfect environment for Suarez to thrive, with the Uruguayan emerging as the decisive attacking player that Diego Simeone has yearned for since 2016.

“I continue to see myself enjoying this moment that I’m living through in elite football, some didn’t…


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The clash between Liverpool and RB Leipzig had been shifted to Budapest, Hungary due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reds set foot for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League after digesting three consecutive defeats in the Premier League and nevertheless jolted by the injury woes. Still, they started the campaign with a victory over the German Club courtesy of sloppiness.

The Leipzig of Julian Nagelsmann sit second in the Bundesliga, where they have emerged as the most credible challengers to Bayern Munich and they have built their game on firm defensive foundations, still, they failed…

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