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Preview: Barcelona v Sporting Lisbon

Match-day six in the UEFA Champions League is upon us and Barcelona will hope to maintain their 100% win record at home this season. However they will be without defender Samuel Umtiti who has been ruled out for 8 weeks following an injury he sustained at the weekend in Barcelona’s draw against Celta Vigo. Despite already qualifying for the round of 16 coach Ernesto Valverde won’t take the game lightly, speaking ahead of the match Valverde had this to say ” The Champions League has given us a lot and we want…

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Global La Liga News 

Champions League Preview: Sporting CP (Barcelona, Group D)

Campbell Finlayson spoke to Sporting Clube de Portugal fan, @Sporting_Soul about their Champions League group and the prospect of facing Barcelona.  As a Sporting fan, what are your initial thoughts on the draw? Sporting were drawn out of Pot 4, so everyone expected that they would likely be grouped with some of Europe’s best. Juventus and Barcelona are about as good (or bad, if you’re a Sportinguista) as it gets. And Olympiakos is not being overlooked. Last season, Sporting went toe-to-toe with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, so there will be…

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Gossip News 

Valencia have Sebastián Coates offer rejected

Portuguese newspaper ‘Record’ reports that Valencia have had an offer for Uruguayan defender Sebastian Coates rejected. The newspaper had already previously reported that Sporting CP’s defender Sebastián Coates had impressed the scouting team in Valencia. And have further revealed in its edition today that Valencia have submitted an offer for the 26-year-old which included Valencia’s Brazilian central defender Aderlan Santos in addition to €5 Million. The offer however, was rejected by the Portuguese outfit. It is worth noting that this is the second offer Valencia have had rejected by a Portuguese team…

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