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Valverde: I hope Messi scores 200th European goal this season

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde joked that he hopes Lionel Messi will reach 200 European goals this season. Messi 7/10 to score 2+ Saturday Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition on Wednesday, netting in Barca’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Olympiacos. Related Valverde is already hoping for more from Messi, saying …

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‘I would give him all the prizes’ – Bartomeu claims nobody is equal to Messi

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu lauded Lionel Messi for maintaining his “sublime level” after bringing up 100 European goals. Messi 2/1 for hat-trick v Malaga Messi scored in Barca’s 3-1 Champions League win over Olympiacos on Wednesday for what was his 100th goal in European competition. Related The five-time Ballon …

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Ballon d’Or? We all know Messi is best, says Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi is the world’s best player, regardless of who wins the Ballon d’Or. Messi is a record five-time winner of the individual honour, but he is expected to be joined on that tally by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo this year. The duo have …

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Iniesta set to return for Barcelona to face Atletico after overcoming injury

Captain Andres Iniesta has been deemed fit enough for La Liga leaders Barcelona’s trip to meet Atletico Madrid. Iniesta sustained a hamstring injury in Barca’s 3-0 win over Las Palmas prior to the international break, which ruled him out of Spain’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. However, the …

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Ziganda to replace reportedly Barcelona bound Valverde at Athletic Bilbao

Former Athletic Bilbao forward Jose Angel Ziganda has been appointed head coach, replacing Ernesto Valverde, who may be on his way to Barcelona Athletic Bilbao have announced that Jose Angel Ziganda has been appointed as the club’s new head coach. The 50-year-old has signed a two-year deal to succeed Ernesto …

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