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Coutinho off the mark as Barcelona reach Copa final

Coutinho has started only once for Barca since moving from Liverpool in January (Image credit: Getty Images)

Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal as the Spanish side beat Valencia to reach a record fifth successive Copa del Rey final. Coutinho, making his fifth appearance since a £142m move from Liverpool, came on in the second half and acrobatically steered home from Luis Suarez’s cross. That put Barca, cup winners in the past three years, 2-0 up ...

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Coutinho makes debut as Barcelona reach Copa semis

Barca are expected to pay £105m up front for Coutinho - with the rest in realistic add-ons (Image credit: Getty Images)

Philippe Coutinho made his debut for Barcelona as they beat Espanyol to reach the Spanish Cup semi-finals. The £142m signing from Liverpool came on with 22 minutes to play, by which time Barca were already 2-0 up in reply to last week’s 1-0 first-leg defeat. Coutinho might have had an assist were it not for Pau Lopez’s fine save from ...

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Ronaldinho: Brazilian football legend retires from football

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Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, although he has not played a game since 2015. Ronaldinho, 37, was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona and won the Balon d’Or in 2005. His brother and agent Roberto Assis confirmed the retirement on Tuesday and announced a series ...

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Philippe Coutinho completes Barcelona medical ahead of move from Liverpool

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Philippe Coutinho has completed a medical ahead his transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona for a club-record fee, the Spanish club announced on Monday. Brazil international Coutinho underwent his medical on Monday morning despite a thigh problem that ruled him out of Liverpool’s last two games, following the two clubs agreeing a deal on Saturday. The club said in a statement: “Coutinho ...

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Philippe Coutinho says £142m Barcelona move is a ‘dream come true’

Coutinho took part in a brief photo session on Sunday at the Nou Camp (Image credit: Getty Images)

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho says his move to Barcelona is a “dream come true” before his official presentation at the Nou Camp on Monday. The 25-year-old is set to join the Spanish giants after a £142m deal was agreed with Liverpool on Saturday. He took part in a brief photo session at the Nou Camp after Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Levante on Sunday. Coutinho ...

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Messi, Suarez on target as Barcelona sweep past Levante

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Lionel Messi marked his 400th Barcelona appearance with a goal as the La Liga leaders maintained their nine-point advantage with victory over Levante. Messi opened the scoring at the Nou Camp, chipping the ball to Jordi Alba and volleying home the return. His 365th La Liga goal equalled Gerd Muller’s record for goals in a single one of Europe’s top ...

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Philippe Coutinho transfer saga is over: Barcelona agree £142million deal with Liverpool for Brazilian playmaker

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Philippe Coutinho has finally got his dream move to Barcelona. Liverpool have agreed a €160million (£142m) deal to sell the Brazilian playmaker to Barca. Coutinho will become the third most expensive footballer of all-time and the Spanish giants’ record buy. Reports in the Spanish media had claimed a deal was struck on Friday night between the two clubs. That has ...

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Champions League last 16 draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona, Tottenham to take on Juventus

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Chelsea were handed the toughest test in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League as they were paired with five-times European champions Barcelona. Having finished second in their group behind Roma, Antonio Conte’s men were hoping for a potential tie against Besiktas but instead came out against Lionel Messi’s band of superstars. Tottenham were also handed a ...

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward signs new deal until 2021

Lionel Messi, signing his new deal with Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu, made his debut in 2004 (Image credit: EPA)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with a buyout clause worth 700m euros (£626m). The 30-year-old Argentina international’s deal now runs until the end of the 2020-21 season. Since joining the club at the age of 13, Messi has helped Barcelona win eight Spanish league titles and won the Champions League four times. Messi, whose previous deal ...

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Barcelona 2-0 Malaga: Deulofeu scores controversial goal in victory

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A controversial early goal from Gerard Deulofeu set Barcelona on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Malaga at the Nou Camp. Simply predict six correct scores to win the £250k jackpot. Enter your selections for free here. It took Barcelona just two minutes to open the scoring through Deulofeu’s first goal for the club but replays showed ...

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