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Juventus star Dybala claims Messi and Ronaldo would score less in Serie A
Juventus star Dybala claims Messi and Ronaldo would score less in Serie A

Dybala has thrived in Serie A this season, scoring 16 timesPaulo Dybala, Juventus’ rising star, has claimed that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would not score as much in Serie A as they do in La Liga. The Argentine is considered the heir to Barcelona talisman Messi in some quarters, and also noted his aim to win the Ballon d’Or, while hoping to have a long career with Juventus.Speaking to Italian outlet Tuttusport, Dybala opined

May 1 2016
La Liga: Barcelona confirm Claudio Bravo calf injury
La Liga: Barcelona confirm Claudio Bravo calf injury

Claudio Bravo has been Barcelona’s choice in front of goal in La LigaFC Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo suffered a calf strain in his right leg towards the end of Saturday's 2-0 La Liga win against Real Betis.The Chilean called to be substituted with just a few minutes of the match left.Goals from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez helped the defending champions retain their top spot in the standings.Also read: Real Betis 0-2 Bar

May 1 2016
Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona: 5 talking points
Real Betis 0-2 Barcelona: 5 talking points

Suarez scored the second goal of the game for BarcelonaBarcelona secured a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Real Betis as the Seville side put up a tough fight, even after having their German centre-back Heiko Westermann sent off early on in the game. The win at the Benito Villamarin stadium saw the Catalans regain the top spot in La Liga after both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid spent brief spells at the top of the table.The visitors took the lead

May 1 2016
David Luiz, Thiago Silva left out of Brazil's preliminary Copa America shortlist
David Luiz, Thiago Silva left out of Brazil's preliminary Copa America shortlist

Luiz and Silva have been omittedParis Saint-Germain’s duo of David Luiz and Thiago have left out of the Brazil National team shortlist for the Copa America in th summer. The duo are normally regulars for club and country but have been omitted for this tournament.Coach Dunga normally favours David Luiz and had always picked for the matches but he has left him out in the cold this time around. The national team announced a 40-man shortli

May 1 2016
I don't care if we shine as long as we win, says Rakitic
I don't care if we shine as long as we win, says Rakitic

Football Soccer - Barcelona training session - Joan Gamper training camp - Barcelona, Spain - 1/04/16 - Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic attends a training session. REUTERS/Albert Gea/FilesREUTERS - Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic embraced the art of winning ugly after they beat 10-man Real Betis 2-0 to move closer to retaining their La Liga title.Barca were far from their sparkling best against Betis after thrashing Sporting Gijon 6-0 and Deportivo La

Suarez and Rakitic strikes against 10 man Betis propel Barcelona back to the summit of La Liga
Suarez and Rakitic strikes against 10 man Betis propel Barcelona back to the summit of La Liga

Ivan Rakitic came back to haunt Real Betis yet againBarcelona beat 10 man Real Betis by 2 goals at the Benito Villamarin, to go back on top of La Liga. Westermann’s sending off in the 35 minute for a second yellow card changed the game, allowing Rakitic to profit in the 50th minute with Suarez wrapping up the game in the 81st minute.Lineups:Real Betis XI: Adan; Bruno, Pezzella, Westermann, Montoya; Petros, Joaquin, N'Diaye; Cejudo, Rube

May 1 2016
Bale header keeps Real's title hopes burning
Bale header keeps Real's title hopes burning

Football Soccer - Spanish Liga BBVA- Real Sociedad v Real Madrid - Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain 30/4/16 Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scores a goal during match against Real Sociedad REUTERS/Vincent West MADRID (Reuters) - Gareth Bale again came to Real Madrid's rescue by heading home the winner in a 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday that keeps their title hopes alive.The Wales international, who had scored twice as Madrid came from two goals down

Apr 30 2016
Paul Pogba speaks about 'selfish' Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Paul Pogba speaks about 'selfish' Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Ronaldo and Messi are two of the greatest players of this generationCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have redefined how we look at football in the past few years. Easily the two greatest players of this generation if not the greatest ever, Ronaldo and Messi have often been accused of being selfish by fans and the media alike.Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba however, refuted claims that the superstar duo is selfish and greedy.  Speaking in an

Apr 30 2016
Real Betis vs Barcelona: Live streaming info, team news, match predictions, squad, date and time
Real Betis vs Barcelona: Live streaming info, team news, match predictions, squad, date and time

Barcelona defeated Betis 4-0 in their last meetingOn the back of improving their goal difference by a healthy number, Barcelona visit Real Betis to add them to their list of scalps this season. Real Betis will look to defend more than just their pride as they could still mathematically get drawn into the drop zone, however, unlikely that may be.Real Betis lie 13th in the table and Barcelona are right up at the top of the standings. However, Barce

Apr 30 2016
Ander Herrera takes to Twitter to answer questions on Ronaldo, De Gea
Ander Herrera takes to Twitter to answer questions on Ronaldo, De Gea

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera. Manchester United’s Ander Herrera took to Twitter before Wednesday’s Champions League fixtures to field some questions regarding all things football. Having been given some time off after United’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Everton, Herrera tweeted: “Got any questions? Am chilling at home right now and will do my best to answer. Cheers!”More than hap

Apr 29 2016
Gerard Pique feels losing La Liga title will be deemed a failure this season
Gerard Pique feels losing La Liga title will be deemed a failure this season

Gerard Pique has again been the stalwart for Barcelona at the backFC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has admitted his club's season would be a failure if they did the seemingly impossible and lose the La Liga football trophy.Pique has seen his team surrender a comfortable lead at the top of the La Liga table, following a 1-2 loss in the "Clasico" derby match against Real Madrid early in April.That defeat was the first of three strai

Apr 29 2016
La Liga 2015-16: Cracking La Liga's three-way race to glory
La Liga 2015-16: Cracking La Liga's three-way race to glory

Who will be crowned as the 2015-16 Spanish Champions? It’s not every time that the La Liga title race goes down to the wire. It happened a couple of years ago when Atletico Madrid surprised everyone by winning the prestigious league on the final day by holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw.Unlike the 2013-14 season, this season was supposed to be a one-sided affair when Barcelona were cruising their way to glory with a 39-match winning strea

Apr 29 2016
Barcelona could begin new season without shirt sponsor
Barcelona could begin new season without shirt sponsor

The rumoured Barcelona shirts for next season.Barcelona have begun manufacturing next season’s club shirts without a sponsor after failing to tie down a new deal with Qatar Airways. Barcelona’s vice-president of marketing, Manel Arroyo, announced in March that the club had spoken with Nike and that “the first shirts of the season will be without a sponsor”.And according to Sport English, the club has ye

Apr 29 2016
Luis Enrique responsible for Barcelona’s April slip up
Luis Enrique responsible for Barcelona’s April slip up

Pique celebrates scoring against Madrid9.45 pm 02 April 2016, when Gerard Pique headed FC Barcelona to a 1-0 lead in the El Clasico derby, the Catalans went 13 points ahead of Real Madrid and 9 points ahead of Atletico Madrid. I was there chanting “Pique Pique” from the stands. The world seemed so beautiful.15 days and 30 minutes later, i.e. 10.15 pm, 17 April 2016, Gerard Pique missed an open goal (ironically the

Apr 29 2016
5 youngsters who are at the crossroads in their career
5 youngsters who are at the crossroads in their career

This season of football has seen the emergence of a few talented footballers who have gone on and achieved great things with their club. Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli has been a revelation for the club ending his season on a high by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Similarly, Arsenal have brought on another one of their youth products to the fore in Alex Iwobi and who can ignore the brilliant Marcus Rashford who has time a

Apr 29 2016
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