Euro 2020: Karim Benzema to make France return after six-year absence

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Six years after his last call-up with politics, allegations of racism and an ongoing court case bubbling beneath the surface, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been named in Didier Deschamps’ 26-man France squad for the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament – which begins in less than a month’s time. He’s expected to lead the line after an excellent season at club level.
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Saturday previews: Barcelona travel to Cadiz, Juventus host Torino in derby clash

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Ahead of their eagerly-anticipated UCL clash on MD6 next, La Liga giants Barcelona and Serie A champions Juventus face potentially stiff opposition during their brief return to domestic action on Saturday. Barca travel to sixth-placed Cadiz, after Juventus entertain determined strugglers Torino in the Derby della Mole as they look to close the gap on their title rivals. Continue reading

Juventus 0-2 Barcelona: 5 Talking Points as Dembele, Messi pile early pressure on Pirlo

Barcelona players celebrate after Messi's penalty helped seal all three points against an under-fire Juventus

Goals from Ousmane Dembele and a Lionel Messi penalty helped Barcelona to a morale-boosting 2-0 Champions League group stage win over Serie A champions Juventus. What were five talking points as Ronald Koeman’s men bounced back from their 3-1 El Clasico defeat to record a first victory in Turin, continuing their 100% record to begin this season’s UCL? Continue reading

Barcelona 5-0 Leganes: 5 Hits and Flops as Barca book Copa del Rey last-eight place

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Barcelona booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals after a 5-0 home thrashing against Leganes on Thursday evening. Lionel Messi netted a brace, while there were goals for Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Arthur Melo off the substitutes’ bench as Quique Setien’s men cruised to victory without truly breaking sweat at times. Continue reading

Barcelona 3-1 Borussia Dortmund: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis

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Barcelona booked their place in this season’s Champions League knockout stages following a 3-1 home win over Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann was enough for Barca to prevail against an underwhelming BVB display – Jadon Sancho came off the bench to score a well-taken consolation strike late on. Continue reading