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.
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.
Arda Turan have put his name on the score sheet in the Thursday’s Copa del Rey game against Real Sociedad by scoring the fourth goal of the game. But it’s not just the goals but the record goals he has scored with a season in Spain.
Neymar and Jordi Alba are the two top players in their respective positions. The winger and left back have now received the second yellow card of the ongoing Copa del Rey in the recent game that ended 5–2 for Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
The Catalan club have broken the jinx of not winning at Real Sociedad at Anoeta after a 1–0 win on Thursday in the Copa del Rey Quarter final stage. Thanks to Neymar for provoking and scoring the penalty that was a decider of the result.
Samuel Umtiti being one of the last summer transfer signing for Barcelona have continued to maintain an important statistic. In all the league games the France international has played since his arrival, the Catalan club have won all.
Neymar scores his first goal for his side after not finding his opponent’s net in three months. The return leg of Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao in Camp Nou saw the Brazilian recorded the second goal after a goal from Luis Suarez.
It is the return leg of the Copa del Rey game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao and Messi’s free kick goal decided the fate of the Catalan club in the competition. Within one week, the Argentine scored three free kick goals. [VIDEO BELOW]
Beginning from the Champions League game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and not including the Copa del Rey game against Hercules, Barcelona has scored a total of 20 goals. Out of the 20 goals, 11 have being scored by Lionel Messi from November 1, 2016.
After the 1–1 draw game ended between Villarreal and FC Barcelona, all players went to the dressing room. But before then, Gerard Pique was not afraid to show his displeasure the President of La Liga Javier Tebas after the referee deprived his side of two penalty kick. [VIDEO BELOW]