THIS IS ALREADY THE WEEK'S CRAZIEST STORY... Barcelona is reportedly planning a stunning swap deal in which Cristiano Ronaldo would team up with long-time rival Lionel Messi. As shown in a stunning report by AS, the Catalan club may be interested in bringing the Juventus forward back to Spain in the form of a massive swap deal.
Since Alves left Barca in 2016, the club had spent in more of €100million in transfer expenses looking to replace the Brazilian. The Blaugrana had signed five game enthusiasts withinside the position – Aleix Vidal, Nelson Semedo, Moussa Wague, Emerson Royal and Sergino Dest – with midfielder Sergi Roberto converted to play into the position withinside the years since.
Goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Emerson Royal, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo and Clement Lenglet started from the Blaugrana’s 1-1 draw away to Athletic Bilbao. It took the Blaugrana just two minutes to make the opening after Martin Braithwaite dummied a cross-field ball from the left-side by Jordi Alba straight to Roberto to stab home.
Ronald Araujo netted late in the second half to earn FC Barcelona a point against Granada on Monday night at the Camp Nou. Ronald Koeman's charges were eager to restore some pride after their big loss at the hands of Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League last week, but the likes of Luuk de Jong and Gerard Pique dropped to the bench.
Cristiano Ronaldo could join La Liga Giants It has been reported that La Liga Giants are planning an incredibly swap deal that could make football fans see Cristiano Ronaldo join his longest rival Lionel Messi. The catalan club could be looking to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back in Spain but this time he will be joining them as his longstanding rival Lionel Messi is expected to sign and extend his contract with Barcelona in the coming weeks.
5 more senior players at FC Barcelona are reportedly expected to take a pay cut after co-captain Gerard Pique had agreed to a salary reduction last week. According to ARA, a Catalan daily newspaper, and multiple other sources, Barca are expecting their 4 co-captains (Pique, who has already taken a pay cut, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets) to lead the way in helping the club address its financial woes.
Barcelona is having a hard time this season. They have been beaten by Bayern by 3 – 0 during the opening of Group E fixture. They played two draws with Granada and Cádiz respectively in the league. On Sunday, Barcelona played a very good soccer against Levante.
Sergi Roberto was said to be in tears in the Barcelona locker room after his own supporters turned on him following the team's devastating 3-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich. Large parts of the 40,000 Barcelona fans jeered and booed the homegrown utility player, and he was whistled off when he was replaced in the second half.
Lionel Messi was noticeably absent from the introduction of FC Barcelona's new home kit on Tuesday, and the reason for his absence has finally been disclosed, according to reports. The Catalan giants introduced their new home uniform for the 2021/22 season earlier this week, with just Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig taking part in the event, while Gerard Pique, Antoine Griezmann, Sergi Roberto, and Pedri were seen modeling the outfit in promotional material.
Despite being booed off the field following Barcelona's 3-0 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, Sergi Roberto is expected to sign a new deal with the club. Unless he signs a new deal with the club he joined 15 years ago, the homegrown utility player will be a free agent in the summer.
On Sunday, Barcelona began their post-Lionel Messi era with a thrilling 4-2 home triumph against Real Sociedad in their first LaLiga game. Gerard Pique's header put the Catalans ahead in the 19th minute, much to the pleasure of 20,000 supporters who had returned to the Camp Nou for the first time in 17 months, and Martin Braithwaite added to their lead either side of halftime.
Thanks to a number of last-minute departures in the last days of the summer transfer window, FC Barcelona was able to lower their pay bill by upwards of 145 million euros this season. Apart from that, Samuel Umtiti is the latest high-paid first-team player to agree to a significant pay decrease in the future.
BARCELONA - Barcelona began existence without Lionel Messi by overcoming Real Sociedad 4-2 in their La Liga opener at the Camp Nou on Sunday regardless of whether fans let it out felt like "a jump into the obscure". Skipper Gerard Pique gave them a nineteenth moment lead with his 50th objective for the club.