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Barca agree deal for Gremio’s Arthur

Barcelona have a reached an agreement in principle with Brazilian club Gremio to sign midfielder Arthur next year in a deal worth up to 40 million euros ($49.2 million), according to reports in Spain on Wednesday. Arthur “FC Barcelona have taken an almost definitive step to seal the recruitment of Arthur,” wrote Catalan daily Sport, who reported the transfer fee would be 30 million euros with a further 10 million in bonuses. Mundo Deportivo claimed Barca director of football Robert Fernandez went to Porto Alegre “to seal the transfer of Arthur, with whom the club have reached a deal starting from January 2019”. The 21-year-old is expected to arrive during next season’s winter transfer window, although Madrid-based Marca suggested he could join the club this summer if B...

Courtois: We need to keep Messi away from the goal in Nou Camp

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Lionel Messi finally finds ruthless edge vs. Chelsea, Paulinho struggles

Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth match to earn a draw for Barcelona. In Germany, Bayern Munich took a giant step toward the quarterfinals against Besiktas. Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona return to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals. Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona returned to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals. The FC boys break down all the talking points between Chelsea and Barcelona, including Conte’s squad selections and Barcelona’s underwhelming performance. Relive the best of Tuesday’s Champions League action, as Bayern Munich routed Besiktas and Lionel Messi silenced Stamford Bridge. Lionel Messi broke his duck against Chelsea on his ninth att...

Messi breaks Chelsea duck while Bayern dominate

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Extra Time: Conte’s tactics, Besiktas’ red card and Tottenham vs. Chelsea

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Chelsea was wrong time for Barca ‘experiment’ with Dembele – Valverde

Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in nine matches as Barcelona returned to the Camp Nou ahead on away goals. LONDON — Ernesto Valverde defended the decision to start Paulinho against Chelsea by saying it was “not a game for experiments” as €105 million summer signing Ousmane Dembele remained on the bench for the second consecutive game. Lionel Messi scored his first-ever goal against Chelsea in his ninth game against them as Barca came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge ahead of the return leg at Camp Nou next month. Willian, who hit the post twice in the first half, opened the scoring for the hosts after the break with a well-taken finish from the edge of the area. Valverde’s team selection for the Champions League game was largely e...

Sights and Sounds: Messi’s magic, Bayern dominate

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Valverde: Barca wish they didn’t have to face Chelsea

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Who will replace Philippe Coutinho for Barcelona in the Champions League?

Catch up on all the stats and storylines you need to know about ahead of one of the biggest ties of the round of 16 in the Champions League. Luis Enrique liked to rotate during his three years at Barcelona but he knew his best XI when it was mattered. In fact, it was so nailed on that the Catalan press ended up using the term “Gala XI” when he sporadically rolled it out, usually on the big Champions League nights or in Clasicos against Real Madrid. Ernesto Valverde doesn’t like rotating as much and prefers working with a much smaller squad, but it’s not clear if he knows his best XI just yet. Not that he has many doubts. There’s an increasingly clear “Gala X,” but it’s so easy in the Champions League. The one place up for grabs when it really...

Ivan Rakitic ‘very’ scared Andres Iniesta could leave Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde wants Andres Iniesta to stay with Barcelona, but would be open to having talks if the Chinese Super League came in with an offer. Craig Burley and Ross Dyer go head to head in predicting the outcomes of Bayern-Besiktas, Chelsea-Barca, Sevilla-Man United and Shakhtar-Roma. LONDON — Ivan Rakitic says the thought of Andres Iniesta leaving Barcelona scares him as the Catalan club’s captain returns to the scene of his most famous goal on Tuesday. Iniesta’s stoppage-time strike at Stamford Bridge saw Barca advance to the 2009 Champions League final at the expense of Chelsea and earned him a place in the club’s folklore. However, nine years on, there are concerns that this could be his last season at the club, despite only signing a lifetime contract last ...

UCL Predictor: Prem vs. La Liga in the spotlight

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How using Barca’s best XI backfired for Valverde

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