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It will be difficult for Lionel Messi to remain with Barcelona, says his father

After flying in on a private jet, Jorge Messi is expected to meet club president Josep Maria Bartomeu later on Wednesday to discuss his son’s future, Spanish media reported.
File image of Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
File image of Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 06:57 PM IST
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Real Sociedad’s David Silva tests positive for COVID-19

Former Spain international Silva left City at the end of last season after a decade of service in which he won four Premier League titles.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Norwich City - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - July 26, 2020 Manchester City's David Silva, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/Files(Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Norwich City - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - July 26, 2020 Manchester City's David Silva, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell/Files(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 09:35 AM IST
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Lionel Messi fails to show up for Barcelona training

The six-times world player of the year insists he has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer -- a claim disputed by Barcelona and La Liga.
A woman takes a selfie with a mural of Lionel Messi dressed as Che Guevara as FC Barcelona's squad arrive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, ahead of the resumption of training on August 31, in Barcelona, Spain August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce(REUTERS)
A woman takes a selfie with a mural of Lionel Messi dressed as Che Guevara as FC Barcelona's squad arrive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, ahead of the resumption of training on August 31, in Barcelona, Spain August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 07:06 AM IST
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Messi contract is valid, says La Liga, after he fails to attend medical

The ruling body said the only way a club can sign the Argentine forward is if he triggers a release clause of 700-million euros ($833 million).
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByReuters

Ronaldinho, Henry, Zlatan... the stars who lined up with Lionel Messi

Messi’s journey from a being a wondrous talent to six-time World Player of Year, the scorer of most La Liga goals, most assists, most hattricks in the league and in Champions League spanned different eras.
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Updated on Aug 27, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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Versatile Spain forward Rodrigo signs for Leeds from Valencia

“Valencia have reached an agreement in principle with Leeds United for the transfer of Rodrigo, subject to the player passing a medical and all documentation and formalities being completed,” said the La Liga side.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Chelsea v Valencia - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - September 17, 2019 Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Chelsea v Valencia - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - September 17, 2019 Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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Valencia | ByReuters

Sacking coach may not bring an end to Barcelona’s woes

With the sackings and by staving off election president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who has been in charge since 2014, has removed himself from the line of fire.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Granada - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 19, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien reacts(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Granada - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 19, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien reacts(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 11:42 AM IST
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Barcelona player tests positive for COVID-19

Barca said the player was isolating in his home and was asymptomatic, adding that he had not been in contact with any of the players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League ‘Final Eight’ tournament.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - July 16, 2020 General view inside the stadium before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Osasuna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - July 16, 2020 General view inside the stadium before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Valencia report two COVID-19 positives

Valencia were heavily affected by the virus when it first emerged in Spain earlier this year, with the club reporting in March that over one third of the squad and staff had been infected.
File image of Valencia.(AP)
File image of Valencia.(AP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 02:57 PM IST
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Valencia | ByReuters

Atletico Madrid confirm two COVID-19 positives before Champions League trip

Both individuals who returned positive results are self-isolating at home. The club did not reveal the identity of those who tested positive and did not confirm if a player was involved.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Liverpool v Atletico Madrid - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - March 11, 2020 General view of a match ball on the pitch before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Round of 16 Second Leg - Liverpool v Atletico Madrid - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - March 11, 2020 General view of a match ball on the pitch before the match REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 06:09 AM IST
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Madrid | ByReuters

Former Real Madrid chief expects club to send Bale out on loan

Real manager Zinedine Zidane said that Bale, who reportedly earns 600,000 pounds ($782,460) a week, chose not to travel to their Champions League game against Manchester City on Friday because he did not want to play.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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La Liga: Atletico Madrid finish third, Real Sociedad, Granada qualify for Europe

Granada hammered Athletic Bilbao 4-0 to grab seventh place and a spot in the Europa League second qualifying round.
Real Sociedad players celebrate a goal scored by Real Sociedad's Belgian forward Adnan Januzaj during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on July 19, 2020. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)(AFP)
Real Sociedad players celebrate a goal scored by Real Sociedad's Belgian forward Adnan Januzaj during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on July 19, 2020. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 12:28 PM IST
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Gareth Bale left out by Zinedine Zidane from final La Liga match squad

Bale’s role in the team declined in recent seasons, and he has become the center of long-standing transfer speculation. His almost complete absence from Madrid’s impressive march to this season’s Spanish league title will likely only stoke those rumors that his stint in Spain’s capital is approaching its end.
Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale sits in the stands.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid substitute Gareth Bale sits in the stands.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 10:18 AM IST
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Barcelona | ByPress Trust of India

Winning everything: Zinedine Zidane’s time as Real Madrid manager

Zinedine Zidane’s first stint as Real Madrid coach was about guiding a glamour outfit to great success. Back after a year’s break, the French great has this time taken the gritty route to the La Liga title
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 07:10 AM IST
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La Liga: Sergio Ramos hungry for more Real Madrid glory after vintage season

Real’s captain since Iker Casillas left in 2015, Ramos has scored a career-best 10 goals this season, including five in Real’s relentless run of 10 consecutive wins since the season resumed.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after winning La Liga, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after winning La Liga, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 17, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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Bungling Barca slump to home defeat by Osasuna

Having struggled since La Liga restarted in mid-June following the new coronavirus outbreak, the defeat left Barca on 79 points, seven behind Real Madrid with one game left, and the loss prompted an angry broadside from Lionel Messi.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 17, 2020 09:42 AM IST
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BARCELONA | ByReuters

News updates from Hindustan Times: Have not made any requests for extension, will vacate Lutyens’ bungalow on time, says Priyanka Gandhi and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
On July 1, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had cancelled the government accommodation allocated to Priyanka Gandhi on the ground that she is ineligible for the entitlement, as she longer enjoys the security cover of the SPG.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT file photo)
On July 1, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had cancelled the government accommodation allocated to Priyanka Gandhi on the ground that she is ineligible for the entitlement, as she longer enjoys the security cover of the SPG.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

La Liga: With a few games remaining, what all to watch out for?

Here comes a look at what is still left to play for in the title race, the European qualification battles, the relegation scrap and the quest to win individual awards.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Sergio Ramos laments Madrid’s lack of focus in scrappy win at Granada

“Without realising it, we made the mistake of letting our guard down after getting a scoreline which we would have been very happy with,” Ramos said.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after sustaining an injury, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jon Nazca(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after sustaining an injury, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jon Nazca(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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GRANADA | ByReuters

La Liga: Real Madrid on brink of title after win at Granada

Madrid was in control early in Granada and Mendy’s first goal since joining the Spanish club this season came from a beautiful angled shot into the top corner after getting past a defender inside the area in the 10th minute.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Granada v Real Madrid - Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes, Granada, Spain - July 13, 2020 Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jon Nazca(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Granada v Real Madrid - Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes, Granada, Spain - July 13, 2020 Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Jon Nazca(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 06:14 AM IST
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Relentless Real Madrid can almost touch title after eighth win in a row

Zinedine Zidane’s side got off to a comfortable start as Karim Benzema converted from the spot in the 11th minute after Ferland Mendy was judged to have been fouled by Ximo Navarro just as he entered the area.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right, celebrates after scoring a penalty against Deportivo Alaves with his teammate Marco Asensio during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right, celebrates after scoring a penalty against Deportivo Alaves with his teammate Marco Asensio during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)(AP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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La Liga: Sevilla fight back for 2-1 win against Athletic Bilbao

Midfielder Ever Banega inspired Sevilla’s fightback after they fell behind to an Ander Capa goal in the first half, having equalised in the 69th minute before he set up Munir El Haddadi’s winner four minutes later.
Sevilla's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui (L) gives instructions to players during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla FC and SD Eibar at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on July 6, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)(AFP)
Sevilla's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui (L) gives instructions to players during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla FC and SD Eibar at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on July 6, 2020. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 08:09 AM IST
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Sevilla | ByReuters

Real Madrid’s Vinicius to retake Covid-19 test after error, says Zidane

“He has not tested positive, but it went wrong,” Zidane told reporters in a virtual news conference.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Getafe - Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, Spain - July 2, 2020 Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Isco during the warm up before the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Getafe - Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, Spain - July 2, 2020 Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Isco during the warm up before the match(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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Madrid | ByReuters

Barcelona win 1-0 to relegate Espanyol in La Liga

Luis Suarez scored the winning goal early in the second half to move Barcelona within a point of leader Real Madrid and send Espanyol to the second division after 26 straight seasons in the top flight.
Luis Suarez beats the Espanyol goalkeeper, Diego Lopez, in the second half at the Camp Nou.(Getty Images)
Luis Suarez beats the Espanyol goalkeeper, Diego Lopez, in the second half at the Camp Nou.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 07:04 AM IST
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La Liga: Celta and Atletico Madrid share spoils in insipid draw

Atleti are third in the standings on 63 points after 35 games and the draw edged them closer to securing a top-four finish as they moved nine above fifth-placed Villarreal, who are in action away to Getafe on Wednesday.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Celta Vigo v Atletico Madrid - Balaidos, Vigo, Spain - July 7, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Manu Sanchez in action with Celta Vigo's Santi Mina, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Miguel Vidal(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Celta Vigo v Atletico Madrid - Balaidos, Vigo, Spain - July 7, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Manu Sanchez in action with Celta Vigo's Santi Mina, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Miguel Vidal(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 07:33 AM IST
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VIGO | ByReuters

Barca chief says Setien to stay, has no regrets about Valverde

Valverde led Barca to successive title wins and his team were top of the table on goal difference when he was dismissed in January and replaced by Setien, who has tried to revolutionise Barca’s play with mixed results.
Barcelona's new coach, Spaniard Quique Setien (3L), talks with Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (2L) during a training session at the Joan Gamper Sports City training ground in Sant Joan Despi on January 18, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)(AFP)
Barcelona's new coach, Spaniard Quique Setien (3L), talks with Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi (2L) during a training session at the Joan Gamper Sports City training ground in Sant Joan Despi on January 18, 2020. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 07:11 PM IST
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Barcelona | ByReuters

Lionel Messi will finish career at Barcelona, says club president

“I’m not going to explain the details because we are focused on the competition and we are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us that he wants to stay and so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.”
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - June 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the warm up before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - June 30, 2020 Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the warm up before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Albert Gea(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 08:12 AM IST
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VILA-REAL | ByReuters

Feeling blue after purple patch

TROUBLE: Ageing players, patchy recruitments and strained coach-player relations have compounded Barcelona’s problems despite having the world’s best player in their ranks
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhargab Sarmah

Real not about to get complacent after Barca slip-ups: Zidane

Real will be targeting a sixth consecutive victory since the Covid-19 hiatus when they host Getafe, looking to capitalise on Barca’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors.(Reuters)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:04 AM IST
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La Liga: Barcelona title bid on rocks as Atletico upstage Messi’s 700th goal

Barca went ahead at an empty Camp Nou in the 11th minute when Atletico striker Diego Costa knocked Messi’s delivery from a corner into his own net.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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BARCELONA | ByReuters
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