Barça players through to Euro2020 | FC Barcelona
The international break is now over and Euro2020 is taking shape with regards to the teams that are now through to the final stages. Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Marc-André ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo now all have their places booked in next summer’s tournament.
More internationals return | FC barcelona
Ernesto Valverde is beginning to see his international players return in the lead up to playing against Leganés on Saturday at 1.00pm CET. This Tuesday the French duo of Clément Lenglet and Antoine Griezmann worked out with the available players from the first team on Pitch 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Barça B’s Sergi Puig, Morer, Riqui Puig, Saverio, Marqués and C. Pérez were also present.
Excellent record against Aguirre | FC Barcelona
Following a week off for internationals, Barça travel to Leganés this weekend. The Madrid-based ‘cucumber growers’ have got off to a poor start in the league, and have drafted in the services of coach Javier Aguirre in a quest to climb away from the bottom of the table.
Messi concludes his most influential year for Argentina | Marca
Lionel Messi’s 2019 with Argentina came to a close on Monday night, with it having been arguably his best year with the Albiceleste. He was their captain, their leader and their most influential player, both on and off the field.
Messi scores more international goals vs. top 50 nations than Ronaldo | Sport
The club rivalry between the two players spills into international football and Ronaldo, who will turn 35 in February, boasts 99 goals for his national team, 29 more than Messi, who will be 33 next June. However, AS and Goal explain that there is a ‘but’ because only 28 of Ronaldo’s 99 goals (29 percent of them) have comes against sides ranked among the top 50 nations.