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FC Barcelona News: 6 September 2019; Lionel Messi Clause Revealed, Spain Beat Romania

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Messi can leave Barca when he wants - Pique | ESPN
“I already knew Messi is able to leave for free at the end of each season,” the defender told Cadena Ser. “But we all know the commitment Leo has to Barca and it doesn’t worry me at all. He’s earned the right to be able to choose what he does with his future after everything he’s given the club.”

Barcelona ‘moving on Messi contract extension’ | Football Espana
Marca contradict reports from Mundo Deportivo that claim Messi would be able to leave Barca a year before his contract expires in 2021 by saying that his deal only runs until 2020, and the extra year is optional. They add there’s no option for another year after that, to 2022.

Inside Barça’s Champions League oponents, Part I: Borussia Dortmund | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are in Group F — arguably the toughest in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League group stage — along with Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, and Slavia Prague. First up for Barça is the German outfit, a historically distinguished club which is a perrennial participant in Europe’s top competition.

‘More than 90% of the world knows his quality’ – Ocampos defends Messi from Argentina critics | Goal
Lionel Messi has been defended by fellow countryman Lucas Ocampos in the ongoing debate over the Barcelona man’s form when representing Argentina. Messi, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, has endured a tumultuous relationship with Albiceleste fans, initially starting out as an exciting youngster before being charged with leading mediocre squads to international glory.

‘It was like war with Puyol’ - Soldado cites Barcelona great as toughest opponent | Goal
Barcelona’s iconic defender Carles Puyol is the toughest opponent Roberto Soldado has gone up against during his time in La Liga. Former Valencia and Tottenham striker Soldado sealed a return to Spain’s top flight in July, signing with newly promoted Granada following two seasons at Fenerbahce.

Spain survive scare to win in Romania | Marca
Ten-man Spain held off a second half charge from Romania to earn a 2-1 victory in Euro 2020 qualifying group F on Thursday night at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest.

La Liga breaks records as it closes in on Premier League spending | Sport
La Liga spent more than ever before in the summer transfer window, with clubs spending 1,319 million euros on players in response to the Premier League’s domination of last season’s Champions League, won by Liverpool in an all-England final.

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