A Long Story | The Players’ Tribune
“Leo Messi is an alien; he’s not from this planet. This guy is from somewhere else, as what he does isn’t human,” the centre back told the magazine. “Messi’s real magic can’t be found on YouTube videos. It’s a subtle expression for the eyes. You’d need 5000 words to describe it,” he explained.
Spain all square in Germany | Football Espana
Spain extended their unbeaten run to 17 games under Julen Lopetegui after they drew 1-1 with Germany in Friday’s World Cup warm-up. Rodrigo Moreno gave Spain an early lead against Germany, but Thomas Muller’s ‘golazo’ 10 minutes before half-time and Diego Costa’s late miss ultimately denied La Roja the victory.
Revealed: Barca’s Griezmann pursuit | Football Espana
Barcelona reportedly have two tricks up their sleeves for their planned pursuit of Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann. According to a ‘confidential’ report in Sunday’s Sport, Griezmann will accept ‘a low salary with high bonuses’ so that Barca’s wage bill ‘doesn’t balloon’.
Suárez enters the 50-goal club! | FC Barcelona
In the match played against the Czech Republic on Friday, which Uruguay won 2-0, Suárez grabbed his 50th goal, something that only seven South Americans have achieved for their countries: Pelé (77), Batistuta (56), Romario (55), Ronaldo (67), Messi (61), Neymar (53) and now Suárez (50).
Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti, working hard in the training ground rondo | FC Barcelona
On this occasion, Lionel Messi and Samuel Umtiti had to recover the ball, moving from one side to the other, and up against the likes of Sergi Roberto, Rakitic, Yerry Mina and Jordi Alba. Did they recover the ball easily? How long were they in the centre of the circle? Find out in this exclusively recorded video.
The FC Barcelona dog quiz | FC Barcelona
How much do you know about FC Barcelona players’ four-legged friends? Take this quiz and see if you can match the dogs to their owners!
Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu admits poor spell at Barcelona was his fault | ESPN
Gerard Deulofeu admits he must shoulder some of the blame after failing to break into the Barcelona team this season. Deulofeu, 24, was re-signed from Everton for €12 million last summer only to be sent on loan to Watford in January after making just 17 appearances for Ernesto Valverde’s side.