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‘You’re just a passenger’ Griezmann’s father blasts setien

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Antoine Griezmann’s father and brother have reacted angrily to the treatment of the French forward by Barcelona coach Quique Setien.

Griezmann started warming up early in the second half of Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw against his former club Atletico Madrid, but was only brought on in the dying seconds at Camp Nou.

During the game, Griezmann’s brother Theo posted a series of tweets. “2 minutes…” one lamented. “I want to cry, seriously,” another added.

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Afterwards, Setien said it was difficult to bring on the 29-year-old without ‘destabilising the team’ and added that he would speak with – but not apologise to – the €120 million attacker.

“For that type of chat, you need to have the keys to the truck,” his father Alain wrote on Instagram.

Griezmann has not scored since LaLiga restarted and has been benched by Setien for the last two games, despite being described as ‘unquestionable’ by the Cantabrian coach after the Frenchman’s disappointing display at Mallorca recently.

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Arsenal extends Bukayo Saka’s contract by long stay

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Bukayo Saka ended speculation about his future by penning a long-term contract with Arsenal on Wednesday.

Several clubs in England and across Europe were linked with the Anglo-Nigerian who is eligible to play for the Super Eagles through Hus parents.

Arsenal’s official website announced the cheering news for fans of the club with the head coach Mikel Arteta speaking in glowing terms about the player.

“Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player.

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He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances,” said Arteta.

” I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.

“Bukayo made his Premier League debut at the age of 17 in a 4–1 win against Fulham last season.

He scored his first senior goal in a 3-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt in September last year.

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Eclipsing Thierry Henry, Aubameyang scores 50th EPL goal

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang eclipsed Arsenal legend Thierry Henry when he opened the scoring in the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich City on Wednesday night.

The Gabon international took advantage of a blunder from Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul and slotted into an empty net at the Emirates.

It was his 50th Premier League goal for the Gunners in just 75 appearances since his club record £56million switch from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.

In contrast Henry took 83 matches to reach his half century for Arsenal.

Afterwards Aubameyang told NobleSports reliable source: ‘[I am] really proud, really proud.

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‘First of all, I am proud of the team. Think we deserved the win, we did a great job. Everyone worked really well, really happy and proud.

I think I’m really happy today, my performance was good. I’m always happy to score goals and help this team to win.

Aubameyang’s strike in the 33rd minute was his 21st of the season.

He then turned provider as Granit Xhaka doubled Arsenal’s lead before half-time.

Aubameyang added his second after the break before Cedric Soares scored his first goal for the club to cap an emphatic 4-0 victory against the basement boys.

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Lampard mad at teams for conceding 90th mins goal against westham

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Frank Lampard bemoaned the repetitive nature of Chelsea’s mistakes this season after his side’s defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium.

An 89th-minute strike from Andriy Yarmolenko saw the Blues throw away the chance to overtake Leicester and move up to third in the Premier League table after the Foxes’ defeat to Everton earlier on Wednesday.

The 3-2 reverse saw Lampard rue his side’s lack of concentration and the Blues boss challenged his players to step up mentally in similar fixtures in the future.

‘It’s been a good season but there have been so many of these moments,’ he told NobleSports.

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‘We had an opportunity today to go third but you have to do every part of the game to get results. If you switch off or make one or two errors then you will encourage teams. Players have to show an extra mentality to get through these games.

‘I get to see this group closely and I’ve seen us play great games then have moments where there’s the opportunity to capitalise and that’s the difference at the moment. We have work to do.’

Lampard was however keen to put the result in perspective of the whole season which has seen the Blues remain in the driving seat to secure Champions League.

But the former West Ham and Chelsea midfielder also admitted that his squad cannot look beyond the fact that it was ultimately a match they should have won.

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‘There’s without a doubt a good group of players in there but then when you analyse the consistency, you feel a game like this is coming. Again, that shows there’s work to do,’ he continued.

‘If we are opening up to try and score that winning goal then we have to be prepared to run back the other way and defend. And defend better.

‘We are two points ahead of Manchester United, who have been playing fantastic and are on a great run, Wolves are having a great season and they’re behind us, Leicester have had a great season and we’re just behind them.

‘It’s about perspective. We are upset because we wanted to win the game, we’re footballers and we’re in a good position. So there’s no point in being down but I can’t help but say the truth today which is that it’s a game we should have won tonight.’

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Lo Celso for Bruno Ferdnandes? No Deal! – Mourinho

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists he would not swap Giovani Lo Celso for Bruno Fernandes after Spurs missed out on signing the Portuguese playmaker last summer.

The north London club were heavy favourites to sign Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon during last summer’s transfer window, with the player claiming that he agreed a deal to join Spurs.

However, Sporting and Spurs failed to agree on the player’s value, which saw Fernandes join Manchester United for £68million in January while Tottenham landed Lo Celso on a season-long loan last summer under Mauricio Pochettino – who was in charge of the club at the time.

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Lo Celso has since made his loan move from Real Betis permanent, with Mourinho giving the thumbs up to complete the £27m deal.

While both players have flourished in the Premier League, it is Fernandes that has stolen the limelight having been directly involved in eight goals in as many appearances while his energetic performances has given United a new lease of life.

Asked whether he regrets Tottenham missing out on Fernandes last summer, Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘I don’t know anything about that, but if that is true, and if Giovani Lo Celso was the player that came to Spurs [instead of Bruno Fernandes], then I would say I wouldn’t change Giovani Lo Celso for any player.

‘[I wouldn’t swap Lo Celso] for any player. It’s not just for Bruno, but for any player.’

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Lo Celso initially struggled to find his feet earlier in the season under Pochettino, but has since gone on to become a key part of Mourinho’s plans.

The Portuguese boss has praised Lo Celso’s positive attitude and feels there is a lot more to come from his Argentine maestro, who is currently playing through injury.

Mourinho added: ‘I came to the club and he wasn’t playing. I think the only match he started was Red Star Belgrade away in the Champions League – apart from that he was not playing. When I arrived I went in other directions and he did exactly what I love a player to do: “I’m going to show you”.

‘[There was] no spoiled kid reactions, no crying, no moaning, no agents and family throwing messages to the press and to the social media. It was just between him and me: “I’m going to show you”, and he showed me step-by-step.

‘He’s working with lots of different conditions to try to play and to try to resist until the end of the season so what you see from Gio now is not the end product – he’s a fantastic player for us.’

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Real Madrid officially launches ‘Women Team’

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This Wednesday saw Real Madrid’s application to take CD Tacon’s place in the Spanish Women’s league approved by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Here is the official statement:

Real Madrid C. F. wishes to announce that it has sent the corresponding documentation to the Spanish Football Federation in order to make effective the merger by absorption of Club Deportivo Tacón, a women’s football club, as approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly of Committed Members held on 15 September 2019.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation has informed us that said documentation is correct, so the merger will be effective when the current 2019-20 football season is definitively concluded.

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Real Madrid will play the women’s football competitions from the 2020/21 season, with Real Madrid City as the venue for the team’s matches and training sessions.

Our women’s football section will be made up of the senior and under-16s to under-19s teams. A youth structure that will allow us to remain faithful to our philosophy of identifying, training and developing young talent. Our teams will also play their respective competitions from the 2020/21 season.

Real Madrid are looking forward to this new challenge with a commitment to promoting women’s football and contributing to its development and growth in our society.

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Coutinho even made ‘Huge sacrifice’ to extend Bayern’s loan stay

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement to prolong Philippe Coutinho’s loan at the German club by an additional two months.

Coutinho’s loan expired on June 30 but the coronavirus pandemic means the season has not yet finished, which has forced the two clubs to re-negotiate.

Bayern have managed to extend the Brazilian’s time in Bavaria and will now have him available for this weekend’s German cup final and the Champions League in August.

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According to NobleSports Reliable Source, Bayern have prolonged the loan of all three loan players at the club. In addition to Coutinho, that also means Perisic and Odriozola. Coutinho and Odriozola will leave when the season ends, but Perisic could stay.

However, the main news in Bild is that the three players have all accepted a 50 percent wage cut during the additional two months they will spend with Bayern.

Bayern face Bayer Leverkusen in the cup final this weekend and have the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Chelsea to come in August. They lead 3-0 from the first leg and are favourites to make the quarterfinals, which will be staged in Lisbon.

They have already won the Bundesliga, which ended last weekend, becoming the first of Europe’s big five leagues to complete the full season.

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De jong’s injury sets his side effects on Barcelona

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Even Frenkie de Jong recognises that his first season at Barcelona has not been as spectacular as his last year was with Ajax.

However, even so, the Dutch midfielder has made his enormous talent clear and has become a key part of the side — both under Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien.

Having played over 3,000 minutes of football this season, De Jong is Barça’s most used footballer — even ahead of Sergio Busquets (2,876 minutes).

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The former Ajax man has alternated between excellent performances and more standard ones, but it will be viewed as a decent adaption season.

Proof of his importance to the side already can be seen in Barça’s results and performances since he got injured earlier this month in the win at Mallorca.

Barcelona have won just one of their last three games since he was ruled out with a calf problem, drawing with Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Atletico Madrid.

Keeping in mind how tough it will not be to win the league — Madrid can go four clear with a win over Getafe on Thursday — it remains to be seen if Barça will rush him back or turn their attention to the Champions League in August.

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Officially : Milan Signs Alexis Saelemaekers potentially

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Milan have officially signed Alexis Saelemaekers on a permanent deal from Anderlecht and given the Belgian a contract until June 2024.

The Rossoneri have announced the signing of 21-year-old Saelemaekers, who arrived on loan in January and has played four times in Serie A so far.

The loan deal had an obligation to buy with conditions and Milan have confirmed the player has been signed for €3.5m and handed the right midfielder a four-year contract at San Siro.

Saelemaekers appeared in both Serie A games so far after the break, but has yet to start a match in Serie A.

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Officially : Bayern completes the signing of Tanguy Kouassi

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It was an open secret, but Bayern Munich have made the signing of Tanguy Kouassi official.

The 18-year-old youngster joins the Bundesliga side on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and has signed a deal until June 30, 2024.

“We are very happy to have been able to sign Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi for FC Bayern,” sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said. “In our opinion, he is one of the best talents in Europe.”

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Arsenal 4-0 Norwich, Stats, highlights and Match reports

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Game is over and the final score is Arsenal 4-0 Norwich. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Premier League
4-0
Aubameyang (33′)
Xhaka (37′)
Aubameyang (67′)
Cedric (81′)


Match Events

33′ GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Norwich (Aubameyang)

37′ GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Norwich (Xhaka)

46′ SAVE! Martinez makes a decent save

46′ Martinez makes decent save to stop Idah

67′ GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Norwich (Aubameyang)

81′ GOAL! Arsenal 4-0 Norwich (Cedric)

85′ CLOSE! Willock’s long shot inches wide

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Line-ups


Arsenal XI: Luiz, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Mustafi, E. Martinez, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Tierney, Ceballos, Nelson

Subs: Sokratis, Cedric, Macey, Pepe, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Willock, Nketiah, Saka

Norwich XI: Krul, Tettey, Pukki, Rupp, McLean, Trybull, Godfrey, Buendia, Lewis, Aarons, Cantwell

Subs: McGovern, Vrancic, Stiepermann, Drmic, Onel Hernandez, Duda, J. Thomas, Idah, J. Martin.

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Final Score : Inter 6-0 Brescia

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Game is over and the final score is Inter 6-0 Brescia. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Serie A
6-0
Young (5′)
Sanchez (20′ PEN)
D’Ambrosio (45′)
Gagliardini (52′)
Eriksen (83′)
Candreva (88′)


Match Events


0′ The match is about to start!

1′ KICK-OFF! Who can win this match?

5′ GOAL! Inter 1-0 Brescia (Young)

20′ Penalty Goal! Inter 2-0 Brescia (Sanchez)

24′ CLOSE! Lautaro’s header wide out

36′ Gagliardini’s shot stopped by Joronen

45′ GOAL! Inter 3-0 Brescia (D’Ambrosio)

49′ Lautaro’s shot over the bar

52′ GOAL! Inter 4-0 Brescia (Gagliardini)

63′ CHANCE! Moses’ lob shot wide out

70′ CLOSE! Candreva hits the beam

83′ GOAL! Inter 5-0 Brescia (Eriksen)

88′ GOAL! Inter 6-0 Brescia (Candreva)

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Line-ups


Inter XI: Young, Sanchez, Handanovic, Valero, Moses, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Gagliardini, Barella, Lautaro, Bastoni

Subs: Candreva, Padelli, Godin, Asamoah, Ranocchia, Lukaku, Eriksen, Brozovic, Biraghi, Agoume, Pirola, Esposito

Brescia XI: Dessena, A. Donnarumma, J. Joronen, S. Skrabb, S. Sabelli, J. Zmrhal, Mateju, F. Aye, A. Semprini, Tonali, A. Papetti

Subs: D. Gastaldello, B. Bjarnason, E. Torregrossa, Martella, N. Špalek, L. Andrenacci, M. Mangraviti, M. Viviani, A. Ghezzi.

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Spal Vs Ac Milan Starting Xi’s revealed

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The line-ups of SPAL vs Milan have been announced.

SPAL XI: Floccari, Tomovic, Valdifiori, D’Alessandro, Dabo, J. Sala, Valoti, Petagna, Vicari, Bonifazi, Letica

Subs: Missiroli, Cionek, Salamon, L.Castro, A. Cerri, Fares, Murgia, Tunjov, Thiam, Strefezza, Meneghetti, J. Cuéllar

Milan XI: Calhanoglu, Rebic, Castillejo, Romagnoli, Calabria, Kessie, Bennacer, Theo, Donnarumma, Gabbia, Paqueta

Subs: Ibrahimovic, Biglia, Kjaer, A. Begović, Bonaventura, Antonio Donnarumma, Conti, Laxalt, Krunic, Leao, A. Saelemaekers, Maldini.

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Chelsea Vs Westham starting Xi’s revealed

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The line-ups of West Ham vs Chelsea have been announced.

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Antonio, Lanzini, Fredericks, Soucek, Diop, Bowen, Rice, Fornals

Subs: Randolph, Yarmolenko, Wilshere, Anderson, Balbuena, Ajeti, Xande Silva, A. Lewis, Ben Johnson

Chelsea XI: Willian, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Barkley, Kovacic, Rudiger, Kepa, Christensen, Kante, Abraham, Pulisic

Subs: Caballero, Giroud, Zouma, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Reece James, Hudson-Odoi, Gilmour.

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Mancity’s guard of honour not necessary – Klopp

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not feel the need for Manchester City to line up for a guard of honour for his players.

Jürgen Klopp says it will not be necessary for Manchester City to give Liverpool a guard of honour ahead of their Premier League clash on Thursday.

City guard of honour unnecessary, says Klopp
Pep Guardiola stated that City will line up to welcome the newly-crowned champions onto the pitch at the Etihad Stadium for their first match since winning the title last week.

Liverpool celebrated being champions of England for the first time in 30 years when City were beaten at Chelsea last Thursday.

Klopp does not feel the need for Guardiola’s men to make such a gesture to the side that has dethroned them, but thinks it is a nice touch.

The Reds boss said during a virtual press conference on Wednesday: “I am not sure if I’ve ever had one [a guard of honour], long ago in Germany maybe.

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“An English tradition and it is a nice gesture. I wouldn’t need it as we want to play football and don’t celebrate but again it’s nice. That is it.”

Liverpool lead second-placed City by a mammoth 23 points with seven games remaining this season, but Klopp says there is no chance they will be winding down.

He added: “I saw City play three times now [since the restart]. You cannot defend City if you don’t play an intense game.

“I can’t see a game where two teams are waiting for final whistle. This will be a proper football game.”

Klopp revealed that he has no new injuries to contend with.

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Officially : Juan Miranda returns to Barcelona

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Barcelona have announced that Juan Miranda will return to the Camp Nou, cutting short his loan spell at Schalke.

The Bundesliga side and the Catalans had agreed on loan deal in January that would see the left-back stay in Germany for another season.

However, all parties agreed to terminate the deal and Barcelona will decide what do with the 20-year-old in the next few days.

Miranda joined the Blaugrana from Real Betis in 2014 and he enjoyed some playing time under Ernesto Valverde in 2018/19.

That season, he played in two games against Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey and four LaLiga Santander matches, as well as the Champions League group-stage fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at the Camp Nou.

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Officially : Mkhitaryan extends Roma stay till end of season

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Roma have announced Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s loan from Arsenal has been extended until the end of the season.

The Serie A side also said a preliminary agreement had been reached for the Armenia midfielder to remain with them for the 2020-21 campaign.

Mkhitaryan has scored six goals and provided four assists in 19 games since joining from the Gunners last September.

The 31-year-old said on Roma’s official website: ‘I’m very pleased.

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‘I’m happy to extend my stay here, because I still have things that I haven’t achieved yet that I want to achieve. I’m looking forward to it.’

Roma chief executive Guido Fienga said: ‘We are happy that Henrikh has decided to stay with us, and help us continue to grow.

‘The club’s targets have not changed and we always want to have players at our club, like Micki, who show their desire, professionalism and determination, who represent our club and our fans in the right way.

‘I hope Micki stays at Roma for a long time – and I want to congratulate him on the birth of his son here, too.’

Roma are currently fifth in Serie A.

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Just in : Ibrahimovic to return to Milan after successful surgery

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return to the AC Milan squad following a calf muscle injury which has kept him out since the season resumed, coach Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday, describing the 38-year-old Swede as a hungry lion.

Pioli said that Ibrahimovic, who returned for a second stint in January and injured his calf in training in late May during the coronavirus stoppage, was likely to be included in the squad for the match away to lowly SPAL on Wednesday.

“Ibrahimovic is doing well. He’s a lion, he’s always hungry. He had a great training session yesterday, if he repeats that today and gives me the all clear then he’ll be in the squad,” Pioli told Milan’s television channel.

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Milan, who dropped to 14th at one point this season, have lost only two matches since the start of the year and have climbed to seventh and may be on course for a Europa League place.

Pioli was appointed in October to replace Marco Giampaolo, who was fired after only seven games of the season, and has slowly but surely begun to turn things around.

“It takes time to build a team and make it grow while implementing your own ideas. But we mustn’t look back, we have to live out these moments with full attention and intensity,” said Pioli.

“There are 30 points up for grabs for us to try and achieve our goal. Our current average of two points a game is an excellent figure. We’re hoping to keep it up, and we’re hoping that it will be enough to qualify for Europe.”

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Messi Scores his 700th Career goal

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Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal but Barcelona suffered another blow to their LaLiga title hopes after a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Messi chipped in a penalty to reach another astonishing milestone at Camp Nou but twice Atletico hit back with spot-kicks of their own, Saul Niguez converting both after Barca took an early lead through Diego Costa’s own-goal.

The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home on Wednesday, a formidable lead with five games left.

With a superior head-to-head, it would take a dramatic capitulation for Madrid not to lift the trophy from there but there is no guarantee Barcelona can finish strongly enough even to create pressure.

This was their third draw in four matches and with suggestions of disharmony between the players and coaching staff, the future of Quique Setien looks bleak too.

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Setien was asked about his job on Monday and had to play down the significance of a frank exchange of views in the dressing room following Saturday’s draw away at Celta Vigo.

Messi had also caused a stir by appearing to ignore Setien’s assistant Eder Sarabia during a water break at Vigo and on Tuesday it was impossible to ignore the contrast with Atletico’s players, who huddled around Diego Simeone while 50 metres away Setien stood alone.

At fulltime, Setien stared into space with the look of a coach that is running out of time but he had taken bold decisions, leaving €120-million signing Antoine Griezmann on the bench and handing another start to 20-year-old Riqui Puig.

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COSTA NIGHTMARE

Yet it started well for them as Costa endured a nightmare first quarter of an hour, first diverting Messi’s corner into his own net after misjudging the flight of the ball at the near post.

Then he missed a penalty, won after the excellent Yannick Carrasco left Gerard Pique for dead and then cut back inside Arturo Vidal, who stuck out a leg.

Costa’s shot was saved but VAR showed Marc-Andre ter Stegen had sprung off his line too early and Atletico were given a second chance. This time Saul took the ball and he scored the equaliser.

Messi dinked over the sliding Renan Lodi and then whistled a curling effort past the far post. His deflected free-kick forced Jan Oblak to adjust his feet and palm over.

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Finally, it was laid on a plate for him shortly after halftime. Felipe clipped Nelson Semedo and Messi, with the 700th in sight, chipped the ball delicately down the middle.

But every time Barca pulled away, Atletico pegged them back. Another penalty was awarded, again instigated by the speedy Carrasco, who made the most of the slightest tough from Semedo.

Saul took the ball again and while Ter Stegen got a hand to it, the ball squirmed into the corner.

Vidal twice went close, the second time heading wide Jordi Alba’s cross, and Thomas Lemar might even have won it for Atletico in injury-time. For Barca, the draw is damaging enough.

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“I don’t feel insecure’ Setien on his future at Barcelona

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Quique Setien was in no mood to speculate about his future after Barcelona’s latest slip up against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Catalans drew for the third time in four games, giving Real Madrid a huge advantage in the title race ahead of their game against Getafe.

“I don’t feel at all under threat,” Setien said afterwards when asked about his position.

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Looking at the result and game as a whole, Setien acknowledged that his side are struggling.

“It’s a shame,” he reflected, “we’re having more and more difficulties.

“Leaving these points behind means we’re moving further away from the title.

“But we have to keep working and Atletico are a good team.”

Riqui Puig was given a start at the Camp Nou as Setien sought to surprise Diego Simeone.

“We tried to do some different things,’ he explained.

“We thought we would benefit.

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“Atletico defend very well, close the space and commit you.”

Even despite dropping points again, Setien wasn’t overly disappointed with his players’ performances.

“I’m quite happy with them,” he said.

“It’s true that we haven’t been able to win, but at times we controlled the game well.

“It’s not easy against this team. They’re disciplined.

“I’m quite happy with my players’ work.

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Brighton 0-3 Man Utd, Match Reports, Highlights and Starting Xi

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Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes were on target as Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight games.

Match Reports


Manchester United’s push for a top-four spot continued on Tuesday as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

United wasted little time stamping their authority on the game as strikes from Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes put them two up before the half-hour mark.

Greenwood was the provider for Fernandes’ second after 50 minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it eight games unbeaten in the Premier League.

Match Events

12′ CLOSE! Fernandes’ long shot hits the post

Solskjaer’s side work the ball neatly down the right-hand side before the ball is fed inside to Pogba. The Frenchman lifts his head up and slides a pass to his left for Fernandes, who strikes the post with a well-struck shot from distance.

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16′ GOAL! Brighton 0-1 Man Utd (Greenwood)

Wan-Bissaka plays a clever ball inside for Greenwood who drives at the heart of the Brighton defence. The youngster knocks the ball onto his left foot, before striking through the legs of Dunk and into the bottom right corner from the centre of the area.

21′ Fernandes’ free kick over the bar

Fernandes steps up to take the set-piece, but sends his right-footed effort wide to the left of Ryan’s goal.

29′ GOAL! Brighton 0-2 Man Utd (Bruno Fernandes)

The visitors double their lead! A one-two between Shaw and Rashford results in a low cross being poorly dealt with by Brighton. The loose ball falls to Pogba on the edge of the box, who tees it up to Fernandes, before the Portuguese international curls an effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box.

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50′ GOAL! Brighton 0-3 Man Utd (Bruno Fernandes)

The away side break with real pace down the left-hand side of the field. Greenwood gets the ball under control and clips a dangerous cross in towards the back post. Fernandes arrives and volleys the delivery beyond Ryan from the middle of the box.

69′ De Gea makes a decent save

Following the water break, Brighton come out looking to force the issue. Trossard plays a forward pass to Connelly, who gets the ball out of his feet and curls one towards goal. De Gea is quickly over to his left to tip the shot over the bar when it looked destined for the top corner.

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