Saturday, 18 November 2017

Tag Archives: Barcelona

‘Monstrous’ Messi to enter Barca’s 600 club

LIONEL-MESSI

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi will celebrate his 600th start for Barcelona in what his manager Ernesto Valverde hails as “a monstrous” achievement. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner becomes only the third player to reach the milestone for the Catalan club after ex-playmaker Xavi Hernandez (767 appearances) and the current captain Andres ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

Carles Puigdemont

MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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‘I Am Spanish’: Thousands in Barcelona Protest a Push for Independence

Spanish

  BARCELON: Catalonia’s silent supporters of Spanish unity found their voice on Sunday, thronging into the center of Barcelona as part of a huge rally that reverberated with chants in support of a united Spanish state and against agitators for independence. They demonstrated solidarity with the vilified national police and ...

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‘Bigger attack was planned’, Barcelona terror suspect tells court

Barcelona

BARCELONA: A man accused of being involved in the terror attacks in Spain has told a courtroom that a bigger atrocity was planned, according to judicial sources. Mohamed Houli Chemlal reportedly confessed to police and a judge under questioning at Madrid’s National Court. The 21-year-old is one of four detained ...

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Laila Rouass hid in freezer during Barcelona attack

Laila-Rouass

The actress, who just a day earlier had been relaxing in the city, including visiting the Sagrada Familia church, was near the scene by chance. At the time of the attack she tweeted that she was “hiding in a restaurant freezer … praying for the safety of everyone here”. In ...

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Neymar free to complete record PSG move

Neymar

MADRID: Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain is set to be completed when the player jets into France on Friday after the Brazilian paid his 222 million euro ($263.6 million) buyout clause to Barcelona. Barca confirmed Neymar’s lawyers “made the payment of 222 million euros in the player’s name” ...

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‘Thanks Karachi, Thanks Pakistan,’ tweets Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho

Iconic Brazilian and Barcelona football player Ronaldinho has thanked Karachi and Pakistan for warn welcome, love and support for him and his fellow players. The Brazilian star and other famous footballers including Roberto Corlos, Ryan Giggs, Nicolas Anelka, George Boateng,  David James and Luis Boa Morte are in Pakistan to ...

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