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Barcelona B face fight for survival in Segunda

While Barcelona look set to become La Liga champions for the 25th time, the Spanish giants’ reserve team face a fight for survival in Spain’s second division. With just two points from their last five games, Barcelona B find themselves 18th in the Segunda Division, just one point from the drop zone. Defeats to relegation rivals Sevilla B, and Cultural Leonesa, along with two wins on the bounce for 20th placed Cordoba, mean just three points separate 17th and 20th. Managed by former player Gerard Lopez, the team achieved promotion…

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Ronaldinho on how Barcelona will react when Messi calls time on career

Ronaldinho has given his thoughts on how Barcelona can deal with Lionel Messi’s eventual end to his career at the club. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been at the forefront of the Catalan club’s success since he turned professional in 2004, helping them to no less than – eight La Liga titles and four Champions League honours. Messi, who turns 31 in June – recently signed a new deal at the Camp Nou, which will keep him at the club until 2021, when he will turn 34 and it…

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Neymar releases cryptic tweet to Lionel Messi

Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar has sent a cryptic tweet alongside Lionel Messi, causing Spanish media to look into what his words could possibly mean. The Brazilian forward sensationally left Barcelona last summer but his time at Ligue 1 club PSG has been less than successful, having failed to see them move past Real Madrid in the Champions League. Neymar, who is currently nursing an injury, which rules him out of the rest of the season and potentially his country’s World Cup this summer – has toyed with press about…

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Sevilla vs Barcelona: Andalusians next to try to end Barca’s unbeaten streak

In the biggest game of the weekend, Sevilla welcome Barcelona to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the late Saturday kick-off. Barcelona are unbeaten in the league in 38 games and will be hoping to continue their impressive debut year under Ernesto Valverde. With eight games left in the campaign, Barcelona are already on course to win the title, but eyes will start to turn to the Catalans becoming the first Spanish team to go an entire season without defeat. Barca star Lionel Messi will be available for the trip despite…

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Messi trains and will travel to Seville

Lionel Messi took part in Thursday’s training session with Barcelona and will travel to Seville this weekend, despite concerns he could be ruled out with an injury. Messi was ruled out of both his country’s international friendlies with Italy and Spain with a slight hamstring and whilst tests were done on Thursday morning – the Argentine did take part in the first part of Ernesto Valverde’s training session on Thursday. Both Gerard Pique (Spain) and Marc Andre ter-Stegen (Germany) returned from international duty with injury problems, but they also took part in…

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Messi waiting on hamstring tests

Lionel Messi will undergo tests to determine the extent of a hamstring injury which he suffered on international duty with Argentina. Messi was ruled out of both his country’s international friendlies with Italy and Spain with the problem, and it is likely to see him miss this weekend’s La Liga trip to Sevilla. Boss Ernesto Valverde has spoken about the problem, saying he and club doctors do not think the issue is a serious one. “We will not worry about something which we do not yet know for sure,” Valverde…

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Barcelona trio set for Thursday medical tests

There is cause for concern in Barcelona as Lionel Messi, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Gerard Pique will all undergo medical tests on Thursday. All three will return from international duty on Thursday morning and will immediately undergo tests on their respective injuries to determine how long they may be sidelined for. Initial impressions have suggested that none of the trio have serious major issues, but it remains to be seen if Ernesto Valverde will risk them when Barcelona travel to face Sevilla this weekend. Wednesday’s training session saw the return…

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Cristiano Ronaldo to become Neymar and Lionel Messi’s equal

Cristiano Ronaldo believes he should be on the same level as Lionel Messi and Neymar in terms of salary. The Real Madrid forward does not see it as an issue of money, but believes he deserves the same status as the pair. Following his switch to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is now earning €35 million, while Messi’s recent contract renewal has put him on terms of 45 million per year. And Ronaldo, who has struggled for form for large parts of the season, believes his resurgence in front of goal in…

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Where would Barcelona sit in the La Liga table without Lionel Messi’s goals?

As always Lionel Messi is playing a huge role in the side’s success in the La Liga, Messi has contributed to 37 of Barcelona’s 74 goals this year. He has scored 25 goals and 12 assists. Without the Argentine, it is clear that they would be in a worse off position, but they would still be up there challenging for the league. They still have instrumental players in the squad such as Luis Suarez, Paulinho, and Andres Iniesta. No matter what, Barcelona will always have those other key players that can help…

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