Barca star out of Clasico after receiving two-match ban

Barca star out of Clasico after receiving two-match ban

By AFPMore by this Author Ousmane Dembele will miss this season’s first Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid after he was banned for two matches by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Wednesday. Dembele was sent off near the end of Barca’s 4-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday for saying to referee Mateu Lahoz: “very […]

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Ousmane Dembele shown red card for back-chatting referee as Barcelona have two men sent off

Ousmane Dembele shown red card for back-chatting referee as Barcelona have two men sent off

Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele was sent off for allegedly calling the referee “very bad” during his side’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla. Goals from Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Dembele and Lionel Messi made it a comfortable evening for Barca, but there was controversy during the closing stages when they had two men sent off. First debutant […]

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Ousmane Dembele labeled a "child" by ex-Barcelona star who says he's often late for training

Ousmane Dembele labeled a “child” by ex-Barcelona star who says he’s often late for training

Former Barcelona midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has described old team-mate Ousmane Dembele as a “small child” who constantly needs guidance. Dembele has failed to live up the expectations and had his attitude questioned ever since arriving at the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund in a £105million move two years ago. The Frenchman was linked with a […]

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How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

There is a brilliant scene in the 1997 tragi-comic documentary There’s only one Barry Fry, a fly-on-the-wall chronicle of his disastrous time in charge of Peterborough Football Club, which reveals a bygone age when the wheeler-dealer manager was still a thing. Fry is sitting in a cluttered office negotiating the contract of potential new striker […]

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Why Neymar's Barcelona transfer fell apart despite Brazil star's own final offer

Why Neymar’s Barcelona transfer fell apart despite Brazil star’s own final offer

Barcelona failed to land Neymar as Paris Saint-Germain stood firm on their transfer demands. The Blaugrana were desperate to take the Brazilian superstar back to Camp Nou, two years after his £200million switch to the Parc des Princes. And Neymar himself was determined to link up once more with Lionel Messi, having left to get […]

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Neymar transfer news: The reason why Barcelon transfer failed to leave striker stranded at PSG

Neymar transfer news: The reason why Barcelon transfer failed to leave striker stranded at PSG

Neymar‘s move to Barcelona ultimately faltered on Ousmane Dembele‘s “ludicrous” wage demands. Expected to have been the big move at the end of the transfer window, the Brazilian’s exit from Paris Saint-Germain ultimately proved too big to pull off. The 27-year-old was “desperate” to return to Spain, but neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid had the […]

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Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati becomes youngest La Liga goalscorer in club’s history

Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati becomes youngest La Liga goalscorer in club’s history

Ansu Fati made history by becoming Barcelona’s youngest La Liga goalscorer but the Spanish champions were held by Osasuna 2-2.  The 16-year-old made an instant impact six minutes after entering the game as a half-time substitute, scoring an equaliser following Roberto Torres’ opener for Osasuna. Arthur then gave the Blaugrana the lead, but Torres pegged back Ernesto Valverde’s side from the penalty […]

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Neymar deal agreed as Barcelona give PSG £182million plus three players

Neymar deal agreed as Barcelona give PSG £182million plus three players

Neymar’s proposed return to Barcelona looks close to finally becoming a reality after it was reported that the Spanish club have agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain. It is a transfer saga that has dominated the summer, with Barca and PSG having been locked in talks for a number of weeks trying to thrash out […]

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What PSG boss Thomas Tuchel told Ousmane Dembele in phone call amid Neymar speculation

What PSG boss Thomas Tuchel told Ousmane Dembele in phone call amid Neymar speculation

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly made a personal phone call to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele. The France winger has emerged as a target for PSG as talks over a return to the Nou Camp for Neymar continue. PSG and Barca officials held a face-to-face summit this week as the La Liga champions presented their latest offer to […]

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PSG and Barcelona agree Neymar transfer fee but payment plan still to be decided

Barcelona ready to send two stars plus £113m to PSG in order to secure Neymar transfer return

Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic could prove to be the key piece in finally resolving a complex deal which would enable the return of Brazilian star Neymar to Barcelona . Negotiations are still ongoing between Barca and PSG as they attempt to find common ground before the transfer window slams shut on September 2. It […]

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