Enrique To Be Named Spanish coach

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Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is to be named as the new Spain coach, according to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Monday. Leading newspaper Marca said on their front cover the 48-year-old has been chosen by Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales as the successor to Julen Lopetegui,…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BARCELONA TO NAME ONE OF ITS STADIUMS AFTER JOHAN CRUYFF

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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has announced that the club’s new B-team stadium will be named ‘Estadi Johan Cruyff’. The current Mini Estadi will be demolished to make way for a new version at Barca’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training complex, as part of the Espai Barca project. Vice-President Jordi…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – MESSI, SUAREZ RESUME DOMESTIC DUTIES WITH TRICKY TRIP TO REAL SOCIEDAD

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both back for domestic duties as second-placed Barcelona resume their chase of La Liga leader Real Madrid with a tricky trip to red-hot Real Sociedad on Sunday. Barcelona, into the Champions League last 16 as Group C winners with a 2-0 win at Celtic…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BARTOMEU: NEYMAR IN A FEW DAYS

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Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu says Neymar’s contract renewal will be confirmed ‘in the next few days.’ Bartomeu has been holding a Press conference to discuss issues around the club and the future of the Brazil forward was chief among them, after long-running talks between La Blaugrana and the player…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – FOUR-GOAL SUAREZ SALUTES BARCA TEAM MATES

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Luis Suarez paid tribute to team mates Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta after the pair helped him notch four goals for the second La Liga game in a row as Barcelona thumped Sporting Gijon 6-0 on Saturday. The Uruguay hitman became the first-ever La Liga player to score four goals…

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#OYINBOTPORCHLIGHT – BARCA SEEK RESPONSE TO CLASICO DEFEAT

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Barcelona must overcome a dismal record at Real Sociedad on Saturday to reinforce the club’s title credentials after their 39-game unbeaten run in all competitions ended with defeat by Real Madrid last week. La Liga leaders Barca were lifted by a 2-1 victory over Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid in a…

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BARCA SEEK ‘CLASICO’ WIN AS FITTING TRIBUTE TO CRUYFF

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Memories and images of Johann Cruyff will provide an emotional backdrop to Saturday’s Nou Camp ‘Clasico’ against Real Madrid when Barcelona pay tribute to the man who transformed the club from also-rans into one of the game’s superpowers. In their first match since their much-loved former player and coach Cruyff…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ARSENAL’S MISSED SUAREZ CHANCE

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side face an almost impossible task when they face a red-hot Barcelona Tonight (Wednesday) looking to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in six years. As so often in the second half of Wenger’s 20-year…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – BARCELONA WILL SCORE PENALTIES

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Gerard Pique has insisted that Barcelona will score penalties “when we have to in big games” after another miss on Saturday against Getafe. Barca made it 10 failures from the spot for the season in La Liga when Lionel Messi fluffed his lines en route to a 6-0 victory, but…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – NEW SIGNINGS FOR BARCA

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Denis Suarez will return to Barcelona from Villarreal this summer and be joined by three new faces, a report in Spain claims. Marca says the Catalans will exercise their €3m option on Suarez and he will be their only midfield addition, barring the unlikely exit of one of the current…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ENRIQUE PRAISES ‘WORKMANLIKE’ BARCA

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Luis Enrique praised his “workmanlike” Barcelona for digging deep to secure a 2-1 victory over Las Palmas in La Liga on Saturday. First-half goals from Luis Suarez and Neymar earned La Blaugrana a hard-fought win after Willian Jose had initially cancelled out the Uruguayan’s goal, and the Coach dismissed claims…

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@Oyinbotorchlight : Leo Messi Fires Barcelona To the Top As Atletico Cede Top Spot

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Atletico Madrid surrendered top spot in La Liga to Barcelona when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to 10-man Sevilla in a fiercely contested La Liga clash on Sunday. There was little to choose between the two teams at the Calderon for the first hour, with the…

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BARCA’S TURAN AND VIDAL READY FOR ESPANYOL CUP CLASH TONIGHT

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Barcelona can call on Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal for the first time after a FIFA- imposed ban on the club registering new players as they seek to breach Espanyol’s resilient defence in the King’s Cup tonight. Barca’s five trophy haul in 2015 was all the more impressive given the…

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#Oyinbotouchlight: ESPANYOL PUT BRAKES ON BARCA, ATLETICO GO TOP

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Barcelona dropped points for the third time in four league games as they were held 0-0 by local rivals Espanyol in a heated Catalan derby on Saturday . Atletico Madrid moved two points clear of Barca at the top of the table having played a game more thanks to substitute…

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#OyinboTouchlight BARCA WANT EVEN MORE IN 2016, SAYS LUIS ENRIQUE

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is still not satisfied despite winning five trophies in 2015 and is aiming to do even better this year. The Catalan side have been rampant in attack and a 4-0 victory over Real Betis on Wednesday set a new Spanish record of 180 goals in a…

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