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Meet New Barcelona Coach, Quique Setien

Setien: Barcelona Will Be Attractive To Watch Again Barcelona fans are very happy over the new manager Quique Setien that was unveiled this week.

The coach has promised fans of the club that the team will be a delight to watch again.

Setien whose contract runs until 2021, stated this during his official unveiling ceremony on Tuesday.

Despite winning back-to-back LaLiga titles and currently top the league standing, sacked coach, Ernesto Valverde, was criticised for the team style of play, which most of the fans termed very boring and unattractive.

But Setien has promised that fans of the Catalan club will enjoy watching their team play again.

“The important thing is the philosophy, to be clear about the way we play,” Setien said.

“I don’t have titles or an extensive curriculum, but [what I do have is that] I love this philosophy and my teams have played football very well. And that is the only thing I can guarantee, that the team will play well.”

Chelsea face Barcelona in Champions League last 16 simulation

Image result for Chelsea Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1284345-chelsea-face-barcelona-champions-league-16-simulator.htmlPremier League giants Chelsea have landed a Champions League nightmare draw as they have been paired against Barcelona in the round of 16 tie in UK Sun simulation. Although the draw for the round of 16 ties will be done on Monday, December 16, but UK Sun have come out with their own simulation which is not good for all the Premier League teams. According to the report, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham will face French giants Paris-Saint-Germain, while Real Madrid will be facing Manchester City.

Last season, Liverpool and Tottenham got to the final of the Champions League in which the Reds recorded an emphatic win over Spurs.In this draw, Liverpool have been paired against Atletico Madrid in what will be a tough battle for the reigning champions.

See the draw below :

Napoli vs Bayern Munich

Real Madrid vs Man City

Atalanta vs RB Leipzig

Tottenham vs Paris-Saint-Germain

Borussia Dortmund vs Juventus

Chelsea vs Barcelona

Lyon vs Valencia

Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

The truth about Neymar £2.9m unpaid wages from Barcelona

Neymar sues his former club Barcelona for ?2.9m over It has been revealed that PSG striker, Neymar is taking his former club, Barcelona to court for £2.9m in unpaid wages from his previous four-year stay at the Spanish club.

The 27-year-old Brazilian footballer who signed for Barcelona in 2013 from Brazilian club Santos has accused Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu of acting with ‘absolute bad faith’ since he joined the Ligue 1 champions for a world-record £198m fee in 2017.

According to Spanish outlet El Mundo, Neymar now believes he is owed £2.9m (€3.5m) in unpaid wages in addition to the £36.2m (€43.6m) he thinks he is owed via a renewal bonus.

The report also details that Barcelona believe they are owed money from selling Neymar, ”due to the first part of a renewal bonus, alongside £7m (€8.5m) in damages and interest.”In an interview with Cadena Ser, Neymar Santos Sr, who serves as an agent to his son, said that the action was part of the original suit and expressed optimism that everything would be settled amicably.

“It’s a demand about his termination when he left the club,” Neymar’s father said, adding that ”Neither Barcelona nor us are worried. We will solve this situation.”

 

With the current court battle, It’s now unclear if Neymar will return to Barcelona despite rumors in the summer linking him with a return to the Nou Camp.

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.

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