Barcelona celebrates its 120th birthday on Friday. President Josep Maria Bartomeu, coach Ernesto Valverde and GOAT Lionel Messi posed for a special photograph to celebrate the occasions with Mundo Deportivo.
Atletico Madrid host Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday but have a poor record against the Catalan giants. They have failed to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid in five attempts at their new ground. Barcelona have played there twice and drawn 1-1 on both occasions.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson thinks Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and the Barcelona players were thinking about Roma during their Champions League defeat at Anfield last season. He said: “I think in that moment, they were remembering that Roma game because when I looked at Messi and Luis Suarez, they had their heads down with their hands on their hair like they were feeling it’s coming again. Barca were t
Paris Saint-Germain want to bring both Antoine Griezmann and Diego Simeone to the Parc des Princes, according to reports in Germany. The club believe Simeone can help them win the Champions League and also think they could sign Griezmann for a reduced fee next summer after a slow start to life at Barca.
Robert Moreno has responded to Luis Enrique’s comments claiming he was disloyal. He told a press conference: “I don’t know why Luis Enrique doesn’t want me to be with him today. I think he labelled me with two things that are ugly and which I am not. I think the years will go by and I’ll still not know. I’m the first to be happy that Luis Enrique wants to train again.”
Lionel Messi has been named as statistically the best playmaker in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. The Barcelona captain finished first on 299 points, the next best was Kevin De Bruyne with just 85.