The French base magazine ‘France Football’ has published the thirty possible winners of the Ballon d’Or in December. Barcelona star man Lionel Messi made the 30 man list along with his club side teammates Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.
The 2018/2019 Uefa Champions League campaign has already been determined in a draw that took place on Thursday in Monaco. Concluded in a draw, the Group B will see Barcelona will challenge PSV, Inter and Tottenham in the group stage of the competition.
After the 2017/2018 campaign, Lionel Messi have being granted several interviews to different press media. Most of the press media coming from his home country. Although the latest interview he gave is to the New York based Magazine company Paper Magazine where they referred to him as the G.O.A.T which is an acronym of Greatest Of All Time.
On Monday 4 June, Samuel Umtiti renewed the contract between him and Barcelona after agreeing to remain with the club till 2023. But the most notable detail about the contract is the significant increase of his release clause which rose from 60 million euros to a whooping 500 million euros.
In a brief interview with EFE, former FC Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu spoke about his former club, teammates as well as comparing the two best players in the world. He also opened up on Paulinho’s transfer to Barcelona. The French International who’s now a player of Sporting CP will face Barcelona in the Champions League Group stage.
Just after five games in 2017/2018 La Liga campaign, Lionel Messi has netted nine goals which is his best start of a new season. With this new record of nine goals in 5 games, the Argentine have scored as many goals as the entire Real Madrid team. Infact, just Real Sociedad (11 goals) and Atletico Madrid (10) have scored more than Leo in the first five games. While Real Madrid and Valencia equals the Argentine’s goals after five games.
FC Barcelona have officially revealed the new shirt for next season with the biggest change being the shirt sponsor. The club as well as Nike put up the image of the shirt both on social media and their official website.
Eventually, Josep Maria Bartomeu have announced Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique’s successor. The former Athletic Bilbao coach is now the new head coach of Barcelona. The new coach endorsed a two year contract with the Catalan club and an option to extend the deal by one year.
A bad night for FC Barcelona as they received the third defeat in this season’s La Liga competition. Aside being the defeat that hinders Blaugranas from taking the top spot of the on the standing table, Neymar received a red card and to make it that bad, Sandro Ramirez (former Barcelona player) scored the first goal and made a huge celebration about it.