La Liga News 

Barcelona President expects Nou Camp naming rights to be sold

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu is in talks with at least three companies over the possibility of selling the Nou Camp stadium naming rights. The news comes following Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday and is believed to be part of the stadium renovation. Nou Camp has been the home to Blaugrana since 1957 and the costing of the scheme to upgrade their facilities and the surrounding area comes to around £500m. In an interview with Bloomberg, Bartomeu explains the logistics behind the…

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Girona v Barcelona La Liga Match Centre 

Barcelona vs Girona: A Historic Catalan Derby

Now that Barcelona has returned from a tiring trip to Stamford Bridge mid-week for their Champions League draw against Chelsea, they face another difficult fixture tomorrow. Local Catalan rivals Girona travel to the capital to take on the La Liga leaders. The Whites and Reds have been the surprise package this season, and are currently sitting in 8th place in the table. Barcelona is the only one of the traditional top three La Liga clubs to have beaten Girona this season. Girona lost to Barcelona 0-3 at the Montilivi back in…

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Pique shushing the Espanyol crowd La Liga News 

Gerard Pique to be handed a rest as Barca treble plans take shape

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is to be handed a rest by boss Ernesto Valverde as the club’s chances of a treble are beginning to take shape. The busy past couple of months now approaches for Barca, who are set for a possible treble, having reached the Copa del Rey final, become favourites to win the Champions League and the La Liga title, where they have a healthy point lead over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid. Pique has been in typically outstanding form, so much so, having seen Valverde play him when…

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La Liga News 

Sergi Roberto officially pens new deal at Barcelona

Sergi Roberto has penned a new deal at Barcelona, which includes a £350m release clause. The contract includes a buyout clause of 500 million euros. Roberto becomes the second player to sign a new deal in recent days following Gerard Pique who also signed until 2022 and when reporting that to you, we here at La Liga News UK also brought you news of Roberto’s new deal, before it happened. Sergi Roberto is a local boy having grown up in neighbouring Reus and he first played for Gimnastic Tarragona, joining…

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La Liga News 

Nelson Semedo unhappy at Barcelona

Nelson Semedo has told Barcelona he is unhappy at his lack of playing time, but is determined to gain a regular starting place this season. The Portuguese defender arrived from Benfica last summer to fill the gap left by Dani Alves a year previous, however, the form and development of Sergi Roberto in the right back role, has seen playing time hard to come by. Semedo has started just 10 La Liga games for the league leaders, with another five appearances coming from the substitutes bench. Whilst the defender has…

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La Liga News 

Barcelona finalise Arthur deal after weeks of negotiations

Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur in January 2019, according to various reports in Spain. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou for some-time, having caught the eye of club scouts based in South America. The midfielder has made 52 appearances for Gremio during his time at the club and played an important part in their Copa Libertadores success just recently. Numerous media sources in Spain have been reporting that a deal has now been struck, with both clubs said to…

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Match Centre News 

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Messi bags first ever goal against Chelsea in first-leg draw

Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal against Chelsea in all competitions as Barcelona bagged a crucial away goal in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Willian broke the deadlock for Chelsea in the round of 16 Champions League clash before Barcelona equalised with Messi scoring his first goal after 730 minutes against Chelsea. The game started with Barcelona keeping possession until the fourth minute of the game when the ball landed at Eden Hazard’s feet and his left-footed shot curled over the bar. Both teams pressed highly as…

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Gossip La Liga 

Griezmann and Dembele potential swap deal?

According to reports, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann could be in line for a move to Barcelona for £88.8m with current Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, potentially going in the other direction on loan. The deal would surely be a good move for both sides if it were to go through, as Barcelona would be getting one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe in Griezmann and in return, Atletico Madrid would be receiving a mouth-watering amount of money and an extremely talented young player coming in to replace him. The…

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Global News 

Pedro believes Barcelona are going to struggle against ‘horrible’ Chelsea

Having spent eight years playing for Barcelona, Chelsea winger Pedro looks back on his time at Camp Nou ahead of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday and feels that Chelsea have always been horrible opponents to play against. Pedro was part of the team that famously lost to the West London outfit in 2012 when Lionel Messi missed a penalty and Fernando Torres scored in the dying minutes to put Roberto Di Matteo’s Chelsea into the Champions League final. Six years on, Chelsea find themselves in similar…

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