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Lionel Messi says he has no intention of leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi says he has no intention of leaving Barcelona
“It hurts because it comes from people who [supposedly] love Barcelona. It's people who want to hurt the club – and this time it did not come from Madrid, like other times, it has come from here. I have heard lots of things being said about me before …
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Barcelona's Luis Enrique: No plan for Lionel Messi exit from club
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says it is unthinkable that club legend Lionel Messi could move elsewhere. The 27-year-old, Barcelona's all-time leading scorer, is under contract until June 2018 but his future has been the subject of much speculation …
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Crisis brewing at Barcelona as club's foundation is put to the test
With each passing day, each passing season, FC Barcelona, perhaps the greatest passing team the world has known, moves further from the glories of the Pep Guardiola days. First there was drift, then there was decline, now a sense of chaos seems to be …
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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu: 'No problems' with Messi
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has played down reports that manager Luis Enrique would soon be replaced and that star player Lionel Messi is unhappy. Catalan station TV3's Esport Club suggested that Bartomeu had told Messi that Enrique …
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Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez Named in Barcelona Squad to Face Elche

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez Named in Barcelona Squad to Face Elche
Luis Enrique has named Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in his Barcelona squad to face Elche on Thursday night. The deadly trio are likely to start the round-of-16 Copa del Rey first-leg tie alongside each other, although Xavi, Sergio Busquets and …
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona president says striker is 'happy and will stay'
Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona and will stay with the club until at least the end of his contract in 2018, says president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Reports in Spain suggest that La Liga's all-time record goalscorer, 27, is unhappy under coach Luis Enrique.
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Barcelona, Atletico braced for thriller
Another tough, demanding match is exactly what Barcelona's embattled coach Luis Enrique could do without at the moment, given all his present problems. However, this is just what he will have on Sunday, when in-form champions Atletico Madrid visit the …
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Stoichkov: Barcelona must pamper Messi

Stoichkov: Barcelona must pamper Messi
Former Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov has criticised the club for their treatment of Lionel Messi and warned the Argentina international could leave if he is not "protected and pampered". The 27-year-old has endured a frosty relationship with the club …
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Barcelona fires sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona fired sports director Andoni Zubizarreta on Monday, a week after the club lost its appeal against a one-year transfer ban and a day after losing at Real Sociedad, missing a chance to overtake Real Madrid at the top of …
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In Barcelona, Modernista Architecture With a View
BARCELONA — Avenida Tibidabo, a stately avenue with elegant mansions and vintage blue-painted trams, is one of Barcelona's best-known streets. Sitting very near the top of the avenue, high up a mountainside, is the Guinovart family's white stucco …
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