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Trending: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico Postponed Over Catalonia Protests

The Barcelona and Real Madrid Clasico, Spain’s biggest football league match, has been postponed because of Catalonia protests, the Spanish football federation said Friday.

The clubs have until 10:00am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date for the match originally scheduled for October 26, the federation said. If they fail to do so, the federation will choose a new date.

The Spanish football league (LFP) on Wednesday said it had asked the country’s football federation (RFEF) to move the fixture from to Madrid after three days of large-scale demonstrations which have turned increasingly violent.

Football: Real Madrid in dilemma over Gareth Bale, Luka Modric injuries

Image result for luka modricIt has been reported that Real Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will be fit for next week’s Clasico against Barcelona after both players missed training on Tuesday.

Modric and Bale each did gym work indoors as they attempted to recover from injuries sustained playing in the Euro 2020 qualifier between Croatia and Wales on Sunday.

It leaves Madrid uncertain over the fitness of two key players, with the crunch La Liga game against Barca at Camp Nou fast-approaching on October 26.

Wales coach Ryan Giggs said Bale was struggling with pain in his calf towards the end of their draw with Croatia in Cardiff but suggested the problem was cramp.

Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Modric sustained a thigh injury in the match.

“Following the tests carried out today on our player Luka Modric by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a bruise in his right quadriceps,” a club statement read. “His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

Real Madrid, who sit top of La Liga, play away at Mallorca on Saturday and at Barcelona a week later, with an important Champions League group game away at Galatasaray in between.

Lucas Vazquez has also picked up a knock and is unlikely to be available this weekend.

Barcelona unveil Antoine Griezmann following £108m move from Atletico Madrid, reveal his shirt No 17

Barcelona unveil Antoine Griezmann following ?108m move from Atletico Madrid, reveal his shirt No. (Photos)Antoine Griezmann has been officially unveiled as a Barcelona player after completing his  £108million move from Atletico Madrid last week Friday.

The 28-year-old France star signed a five-year deal with Barcelona that includes a staggering buy-out clause of £717million.

Griezmann who was in good spirits as he posed in the Barcelona kit for the first time yesterday will wear the No 17 shirt for his new club.

Addressing the media at the Nou Camp, Griezmann said: ‘I’m very excited to be here. I’m accepting a big challenge. I’m ready for what’s coming up.’

‘It’s a new challenge. I always try to better myself and break out of my comfort zone. I want to win La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League – which is missing from my CV.’

Speaking about Lionel Messi, Griezmann said: ‘Messi is someone for every footballer to look up to. It’s a source of incredible happiness to be able to play alongside him.’Barcelona unveil Antoine Griezmann following ?108m move from Atletico Madrid, reveal his shirt No. (Photos)

 

Luis Enrique set to step down as Spain boss

It has been revealed that former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique is set to step down as the Spain national team head coach which is going to be officially announced during the press conference on Wednesday’s evening.

The Asturian took over at La Roja in the summer of 2018 straight after the disastrous World Cup campaign. His tenure was rather successful even though Spain failed to reach UEFA Nations League finals after falling short to England.

However, Luis Enrique hasn’t been available since 2020 Euro Qualifier against Malta on March 26 due to personal reasons. He didn’t return in action for the international break in June with the 2020 Euro qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Sweden being overseen by his long-term assistant and eventual replacement, Roberto Moreno.

Moreno worked with Luis Enrique at Celta, Barcelona and Spain national team. When he was left in charge of La Roja, his team won all three games.

Neymar informs Paris Saint-Germain he wants Barcelona return

Image result for neymarReports have it that Neymar has informed PSG chiefs he ‘wants to go home’ after admitting he should ‘never have left’ Barcelona. The Brazilian moved to the French capital from La Liga champions in 2017 for a reported world-record fee of £198m. However, reports coming out of Spain suggest the Selecao star has finally told his current employers that his future does not lie with the Ligue 1 champions.

Watch how Liverpool record historic win over Barcelona 4-3

It was celebration night for Belgian striker, Divock Origi.

He was the unlikely hero as Liverpool pulled off the greatest semi-final comeback in Champions League history with a 4-0 second-leg victory to complete a stunning 4-3 aggregate triumph against Barcelona.

Before the game, the odds were stacked heavily against Liverpool after both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out with injury following a 3-0 first-leg defeat last week in Spain.

Divock Origi however gave Liverpool hope with a seventh-minute goal at Anfield before Georginio Wijnaldum scored two quick second-half goals to level the tie, setting the stage for the Belgian to strike the decisive goal 11 minutes from time.

Despite the despondency of losing Salah and Firmino, Jurgen Klopp’s men never lost faith and were accompanied by a typically raucous Anfield atmosphere on a European night.

 

UCL quarter-final draw : Man.U vs Barca, Ajax vs Juventus, Tottenham vs Man. City & Liverpool vs Porto

Champions League quarter-final draw revealed: Man.U vs Barca, Ajax vs Juventus, Tottenham vs Man. City & Liverpool vs Porto

Football fans have been arguing over UCL draw that was made earlier today. The draw  revealed, Premiership club, Manchester United will take on Spanish giants Barcelona, while Tottenham will face Manchester City.

Dutch club, Ajax, will take on Italian giants, Juventus with Liverpool facing Porto.

Whoever wins between Manchester United or Barcelona will play Liverpool or Porto in the Semi-final, while Tottenham or Manchester City will play Ajax or Juventus.

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