Ousmane Dembele will miss the Clasico after ref insult | Sport
It’s official Ousmane Dembele will miss the Camp Nou Clasico. The competition committee handed him a two game ban after he was sent off by Mateu Lahoz last weekend against Sevilla. Dembele told the referee: “Very bad, you are very bad,” and was shown his marching orders in Barca’s 4-0 win.
Lucas Ocampos’ late strike earns Argentina a draw with Germany | The Guardian
Germany squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos’s 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday.
Popescu: A two-game ban for Dembele is a lot, the referees should be more flexible | Marca
Former Barcelona player Gheorghe Popescu has maintained that the decision to hand a two-game ban to Ousmane Dembele was rather harsh. The Frenchman was shown a red card in the Blaugrana’s 4-0 win over Sevilla for telling the referee that he was “very bad” and he will miss the upcoming trip to Eibar and Clasico against Real Madrid.
FC Barcelona to appeal against Dembélé and Araujo bans | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has decided to appeal against the suspensions handed out by the league’s disciplinary committee to Ousmane Dembélé and Ronaldo Araujo after both were sent off in the final moments of Sunday’s Barça v Sevilla fixture. The Club had already presented arguments against the two dismissals on Monday.
Messi: ‘My idea is to retire at Barça’ | FC Barcelona
When Leo Messi talks, the world stops. The Blaugrana No.10 was interviewed on the radio programme ‘El món a Rac1’ by Jordi Basté, and the Argentine star answered a myriad of questions about very different, past and present topics. From his continuing at FC Barcelona to his family, and team mates such as Griezmann, Piqué and Xavi. He also chose his best game and goal with Barça.
Messi’s favourite game was against Real Madrid | FC Barcelona
We all have a game that brings back special memories. Lionel Messi does too, and in his interview this Wednesday with RAC1, he chose his favourite: the 0-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu in the 2010/11 Champions League semi-final first leg. “It was a unique memory,” he explained.
Chilavert: Messi is the best ever and then there is Di Stefano, Maradona, Pele and Zidane | Marca
Former Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who peculiarly was a free-kick specialist, has named his five best players in the history of football, with Lionel Messi being named as the greatest of all time. The current Barcelona and Argentina captain is often the subject of this debate, especially when compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, but Chilavert sees no competition for Messi.
Goals everywhere for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barça have come into this week’s international break in excellent form, especially going forward. The 4-0 win over Sevilla saw the first goals of the season for Ousmane Dembélé and Leo Messi, extending the number of goalscorers at the Club to 12 for the 2019/20 campaign.
Barca’s Ansu Fati left out of Spain’s U17 squad, destined for senior team | ESPN
Ansu Fati has been left out of Spain’s squad for the upcoming Under-17 World Cup in Brazil and will remain in Barcelona. Spain U17 coach David Gordo revealed last month that if Ansu were available for selection, he would be included in the roster.
Carles Perez: The important thing is to be at Barcelona, not to demand 1.5 million euros as a 16-year-old | Marca
Barcelona have quickly moved to renew the contract of Carles Perez after his first-team emergence this season, yet the Catalan believes that the important thing is for him to be at Barcelona, rather than how much money he makes. Perez has ably helped Ernesto Valverde through a period where Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were both injured, while Ousmane Dembele has also been unavailable.