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Barcelona’s Vitor Roque was stretchered off last night with a serious ankle injury. 

Signed for €30M and set to join in January, the Brazilian suffered a bad sprained ankle, according to his coach.

Barça are now awaiting the results of medical examinations but he could be out for months.

‘New contract is calling’ 

 112 games

27 goals

15 assists

 Martin Ødegaard has won possession in the attacking third more times (53) than any other player since the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season

 He’s put pen to paper on a new Arsenal deal! Martin Ødegaard extends with Arsenal until 2028 


Official, confirmed: Nagelsmann has been named as German national team new head coach. 
Former Bayern manager will lead the team at Euro2024 in nine months.


The FIFA Puskas Award Nominees! 

 Alvaro Barreal

 Linda Caicedo

 Julio Enciso

 Seong-jin Kang

 Sam Kerr

Brian Lozano

 Guilherme Madruga

 Ivan Morante

 Nuno Santos

 Askhat Tagybergen

 Beatriz Zaneratto


Arteta on Ramsdale benched: “Difficult with every player but he has been very supportive and really, really good around the place”.

“That is what I expect from every single player as when you are on the field, there is someone else who is not”.

Barcelona sporting director Deco had earlier stated that in order to earn a permanent deal from the club, the duo needs to perform consistently throughout the season. They will be next seen in action on Saturday when Barca face Celta Vigo in La Liga. (JOÃOS): Barcelona already made the first inquiry on possible prices for João Félix and João Cancelo.

At this time, Atlético Madrid would want around €80m for Félix, with €54m yet to be amortised for them.

Barça have received information that Manchester City could be satisfied with €25m for Cancelo.

The club will only push to sign them permanently if their loans will continue to be successful.

Felix has been a revelation since joining Barcelona as he managed to score three goals in as many matches for the club thus far and has provided one assist. Cancelo too has started well and has also already opened his account for his new club.

 Joao Cancelo made 23 final third entries against Royal Antwerp on Tuesday evening, more than any other player has managed in a #UCL or La Liga match this season

The agreement for Lamine Yamal’s contract renewal was not easy. Lamine’s dad wanted him to leave Barça, but Lamine’s mother and Jorge Mendes wanted him to renew.

Xavi’s contract renewal is until 2025 but it will be automatically extended till 2026 if some sporting objectives are met. Xavi will sign his contract renewal today. 

From the Barcelona dressing room they say that the internal competition is currently fiercer than ever.

The atmosphere in the dressing room is also healthy and magnificent. The youngsters want to listen and learn from the experienced players.

The coaches will distribute the minutes of the players because they want everyone to be ready when needed. More rotations can be seen in the coming games.

Carles Perez on how does he see Barça.

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“If I am honest, I don’t follow them much. Of course João Félix and Cancelo give the team a different rhythm and the results say a lot.”
Carles Perez on if this Barça looks scary after two d5-0 wins. “Not afraid, we know who we are facing. They have a lot of quality, very good footballers and it is Barça, what can I say. You have to be smart, know how to play the game and take advantage of opportunities.”Carles Perez [ex-Barça, currently at Celta Vigo], told . “When I was at Barça, they didn’t give the opportunities that I thought should be given to the youth players and I see that that has changed and I’m glad.”

Alejandro Balde’s grandmother Alejandrina travelled 7000 kilometres from Dominican Republic to Barcelona to attend her grandson’s contract renewal ceremony yesterday.

His parents and siblings along with Mendes and his right hand man Alves were also present.

• Current Celta Vigo coach Rafa Benítez faces Barcelona for the first time tomorrow since losing 0-4 with Real Madrid back in 2015.

• His first meeting against Barça was way back in 1995 with Real Valladolid.

• He has managed 4 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses with Vallodolid, Extremadura, Valencia, Liverpool and Madrid.

• With Liverpool he knocked out Barça in the 2006-07 Champions League.

Chelsea have won just 7 games in all competitions in 2023:

Crystal Palace

Leeds

Dortmund

Leicester

Bournemouth

Luton

Wimbledon

The Blues’ owners talk a good game off the pitch but their ‘asset’ is failing on it.


MrAncelotti: “The spirit of this shirt allows us to believe until the final minute.”

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