Depay on target as Barcelona beat Mallorca

Barcelona held on to beat Mallorca in La Liga to end a run of three home defeats in a row in all competitions. Never have Barcelona lost four successive games at the Nou Camp, and goals from Memphis Depay and Sergio Busquets ensured history would not be made. Depay lashed in a superb opener after taking down Jordi Alba’s ball…

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Barcelona to move out of Nou Camp for a season during renovation

Barcelona will move out of their Nou Camp home for the 2023-24 season while the stadium is redeveloped. The Spanish club have received a permit from their city council for the renovation and work will start in June. They will be able to play at an almost full-capacity Nou Camp next season but will relocate to the Olympic Stadium in…

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Barcelona held by Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany

Ferran Torres scored for Barcelona as they fought back at Eintracht Frankfurt to earn a draw in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final. Ansgar Knauff’s superb long-distance strike shortly after half-time raised the prospect of a first Barcelona defeat since December. But Torres combined brilliantly with Frenkie de Jong before scoring with a low drive. The hosts had…

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Barcelona edge Sevilla to move second on log

Pedri scored a brilliant second-half goal as Barcelona beat Sevilla to move up to second in La Liga and keep their title hopes alive. After a goalless first half, the 19-year-old midfielder showed great composure on the edge of the box to thump a shot into the bottom corner. Sevilla had a penalty shout in the first half when Anthony…

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Barcelona lose more ground after a draw against Osasuna

Barcelona were unable to bounce back from their home defeat to Real Betis last weekend. They also lost their Champions League elimination against Bayern Munich during the week. On Sunday, they drew 2-2 with Osasuna on Sunday afternoon at El Sadar. Nico Gonzalez opened the scoring for Xavi Hernandez’s side in the 11th minute with what was his first goal for the club. A perfectly timed…

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Javier Mascherano takes over as Argentina Under-20 boss

Former Barcelona and Liverpool player Javier Mascherano will take on his first coaching role when he takes over as Argentina Under-20 boss in January. The 37-year-old, who won 147 caps for Argentina and served as his country’s captain, will replace Fernando Batista. Javier Mascherano called time on his playing career in 2020 having last played for Estudiantes. A versatile defensive…

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