Barça debt hits 1.35B euros as club adjusts to post-Messi life
17 August 2021 | 6:36 am
Barcelona, Spain, Aug 16 (EFE).- FC Barcelona has debts totaling 1.35 billion euros ($1.6bn) and its economic situation is “worrying,” the club’s president Joan Laporta confirmed Monday, a week after the Catalan giants had to let go of star player Lionel Messi due to financial woes.
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Paris Saint-Germain fans say he 'waited a long time' to witness football star Lionel Messi's home debut on Sunday's Ligue 1 game, played against Lyon. Messi was taken off part way through the match and substitute Icardi headed in a cross at the death to secure a win that looked unlikely for long spells.
29 Sep 2021
Paris Saint-Germain fans hail Lionel Messi's first goal since joining the club, as the French side beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Parc des Princes stadium.
10 Oct 2021
Congressional Republicans' refusal to vote alongside Democrats to raise the debt ceiling is "reckless and dangerous," US President Joe Biden says in a speech from the White House.
17 Oct 2021
Alan Camsell may be 88 years old, but that hasn't stopped him from showing up every Friday as a goalkeeper for local walking football team Penrhyn Bay Strollers FC, based in Llandudno, North Wales. He was seen stopping shots and feeding his outfield teammates the ball during a match on Friday. Camsell started to play football in his forties, but decided to move to a team set up for those of retirement age, after he found that he was playing with the grandsons of previous players.
20 Oct 2021
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe shine as Paris St Germain come from a goal down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in their Champions League Group A encounter.
20 Oct 2021
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman admits his side's Champions League hopes hang in the balance ahead of their match against Dynamo Kyiv.
21 Oct 2021
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for COVID-19, the club said on Thursday (October 21), a day after he missed their 4-0 Champions League win at Benfica in Lisbon with "flu-like symptoms."
22 Oct 2021
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3 Nov 2021
Forward Kylian Mbappe was included in Paris St Germain's squad to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday (November 3) while Lionel Messi did not make the selection. Messi had limped off during their 2-1 win over Lille in Ligue 1 on Friday (October 29) and was not included in the 21-member squad named on Tuesday (November 2) for their Champions League Group A game in Germany.
5 Nov 2021
Xavi Hernandez is free to take over as head coach of Barcelona after the Catalan club paid the release clause in his contract with Al Sadd, the Qatari team said on Friday (November 5). Al Sadd agreed to release Xavi, who is set to take the reins at his former club following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
15 Nov 2021
Dani Alves passed his medical with Barcelona on Monday meaning the Brazilian can sign a contract until the end of the season with his former club. Barca announced the deal on Friday and Alves, 38, arrived in Spain on Saturday. The flirting between Alves and Barcelona started in October, when the veteran visited the city and went to the Camp Nou to attend the Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv.
17 Nov 2021
Argentina captain Lionel Messi is fit again and will start their World Cup qualifier at home to Brazil on Tuesday, coach Lionel Scaloni told reporters on Monday (November 15). Scaloni made similar comments ahead of Argentina’s last game, a 1-0 win against Uruguay on Friday, although Messi only appeared for the final 14 minutes of the match. Argentina are second in South America’s 10-team qualifying group, six points behind Brazil, who are the only team from the region to have secured their place at Qatar 2022 so far.
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