Analysis: Philippe Coutinho finally completes £142m Barcelona switch – So what’s next? Did Barça overpay?

Another transfer saga is finally over. Just four days after Liverpool broke the world-record transfer fee for a defender to sign Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk for £75m, their own key creative asset in Philippe Coutinho has departed for La Liga giants Barcelona – becoming the world’s third most expensive player of all-time in the process. Continue reading

Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona: Messi sparkles as Barça go eleven points clear

Lionel Messi once again proved why he’s already been lauded as the world’s best ever player with a superb individual display to help Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 away win over rivals Real Madrid away from home. Luis Suárez and substitute Aleix Vidal were also on the scoresheet, as the defending champions were humbled at home just days before Christmas. 

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