Spanish Debate

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Barcelona's famous academy has had to look to different parts of the world for fresh talent in recent years and has neglected the continent that gave them their greatest player

Friday, January 29, 2016

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The Catalan club are on the verge of agreeing a new shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways that will allow them to keep their trio of forwards together for years to come

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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The 23-year-old was wonderful in Wednesday's win over Athletic Bilbao and the Catalan club need to ensure he is at the centre of their future plans - not those of their rivals

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A humble and hard-working coach admired by his players, the 65-year-old coach is overseeing a generational change - and wants to leave La Roja in good shape for his successor

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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While the Argentine attacker popped up with a vital winner in a hard-fought victory at Malaga on Saturday, the Portuguese produced another disappointing display against Betis

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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The Catalan centre-back was out through suspension on Saturday and the Catalans struggled without him as Thomas Vermaelen toiled in defensive duties and distribution

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The Catalan club cannot find the funds to sign the Spain striker this winter and Financial Fair Play regulations mean they may have to make their in-form Brazilian wait too

Friday, January 22, 2016

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The Colombian playmaker has endured a difficult season after starring for Real in 2014-15 - Goal takes a look at his problems on and off the pitch in the current campaign

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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The Brazilian forward scored Barcelona's second goal at San Mames and was on the receiving end of some rough treatment from the Basque defenders in the Copa clash

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The exciting youngster returned to action on Saturday following a period of inactivity due to the Fifa ban - and Barcelona have high hopes for the talented 18-year-old forward

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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The Argentine was withdrawn due to hamstring pains on what was supposed to be his party night, but the Uruguayan striker stepped up with a hat-trick in another deadly display

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The Welsh winger scored along with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in the 5-1 win over Sporting, but went off with a calf problem and could be set for a spell on the sidelines

Saturday, January 16, 2016

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The Argentine will show off his latest Golden Ball at Camp Nou on Sunday, while Real president Florentino Perez could be under fire from supporters for the club's transfer ban

Friday, January 15, 2016

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The Catalan club were suspended from registering players by Fifa in April 2014, but the ban was put back after appeal and allowed them to strengthen and win the biggest prizes

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The Catalans are happy to see their two main domestic rivals punished as they were in 2015, but there is no euphoria at Camp Nou as the two capital clubs prepare to appeal

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Luis Suarez was banned for two games for inciting a confrontation in last week's derby, but it's Barca's rivals who deserve to be penalised after some shocking behaviour this time

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The Catalan club were celebrating on Monday as Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d'Or, but return to more serious stuff on the pitch with another derby at Cornella on Wednesday

Monday, January 11, 2016

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The Argentine won his fifth Ballon d'Or on Monday, a triumph that reflects his stronghold on football over the past seven years. Nobody has had an influence quite like Leo...

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After he claimed the prestigious individual honour for the fifth time on Monday, Goal examines the forward's journey from anonymity in Argentina to greatness with Barcelona

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The Argentine attacker is set to beat off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to add another Golden Ball to his already unprecedented collection - and he's still only 28