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Copa del Rey analysis: Griezmann saves Setien from first Barcelona slip; Zidane and Real Madrid mean business

Barcelona and Real Madrid both sealed their passage to the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

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New Barca coach Setien faces stern Valencia test

MADRID (Reuters) - New Barcelona coach Quique Setien faces the first stern test of his brief tenure when the champions

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Barcelona 'avoids total ridicule' in narrow win over Ibiza

Barcelona proved to be a real party pooper on Wednesday, coming from behind to beat Ibiza in the Copa del Rey thanks to two late goals from Antoine Griezmann.

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Barcelona and Madrid made to sweat by Ibiza and Unionistas

La Liga's heavyweights were both given a scare by third tier opponents in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday as

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Barcelona's new manager Quique Setien unhappy with performance in Copa del Rey

Quique Setien was not happy with Barcelona after they struggled to a 2-1 win over minnows UD Ibiza in the

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Barcelona survive Ibiza scare as Antoine Griezmann brace earns 2-1 Copa del Rey comeback win

Antoine Griezmann hit a late winner to break Ibiza hearts and send Barcelona into the last 16 of the Copa

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UD Ibiza vs Barcelona LIVE: Copa del Rey commentary stream and latest score today

Welcome to the Evening Standard's Copa del Rey match coverage of UD Ibiza vs Barcelona LIVE. Quique Setien is looking

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Quique Setien Confirms Ongoing Barcelona Plans to Sign a New Striker This Month

Barcelona coach Quique Setien has confirmed that the club is looking to sign a new striker, with primary ‘number nine’ Luis Suarez set to be sidelined with a knee injury until May. His absence has left the Catalans short of a recognised central forward to lead the line, with Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati all filling different roles. Barça were recently linked with prolific Girona front-man Cristhian Stuani as short-term cover for Suarez, while rumours of much...

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Barcelona vs Ibiza preview: Copa del Rey score prediction, live stream, team news and odds

Barcelona head to the party island of Ibiza tonight for their Copa del Rey last 32 clash. The best away

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Ibiza vs Barcelona: Lionel Messi rested for Copa del Rey trip

Lionel Messi has been rested for Barcelona's Copa del Rey last-32 tie against Union Deportiva Ibiza on Wednesday. The Barca

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Barca considering signing a striker, says Setien

Quique Setien said on Tuesday that Barcelona are considering signing another striker before the end of the January transfer window

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UD Ibiza vs Barcelona Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

News Ibiza away, Messi in the Balearic Islands and the potential for one of the greatest cup upsets of all time. UD Ibiza will welcome Quique Setien for his second game in charge of Barcelona in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night. Setien opened his account with a 1-0 win over Granada, with Lionel Messi getting the winner. Not to completely surrender to hyperbole, but if Barcelona lose here against the Segunda División B outfit it would be one of the greatest Copa del Rey upsets...

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PSG Superstar Neymar Filming Own Netflix Documentary

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is rumoured for his own Netflix documentary, with film crews 'regularly present' at the French club's training. The Brazilian superstar famously became the world's most expensive footballer of all time when departed Barcelona to join PSG in a stunning €222m deal back in 2017. Things haven't always gone smoothly for Neymar in Paris however. Despite winning back to back Ligue 1 titles, he has failed to progress past the last 16 of the Champions League,...

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Ibiza UD Star Javi Lara on Facing Barcelona & Stopping Lionel Messi in Copa del Rey

Rey "To stop Messi you have to have constant help from all teammates and be very focused!" Javi Lara tells 90min. "...But the most important thing is that he has an off day because otherwise there is not much you can do!" The 34-year-old, blonde-tinted playmaker has faced many challenges in his career, playing in all four of the top tiers of Spanish football, scoring Eibar's first-ever goal in La Liga's Primera Division and winning the Indian Super League with Atletico Kolkata alongside the...

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Riqui Puig: 5 Things to Know About Barcelona’s Latest La Masia Star

Barcelona are known for their exceptionally talented production line of academy talent (even if it's dried up in recent years), so when new boss Quique Setien decided to bring Riqui Puig on during his first game in charge, all eyes were on the young Spaniard. However, the 20-year-old did not disappoint, having been directly involved in the build-up to Lionel Messi’s winner, helping Barcelona claim a 1-0 victory against Granada. In fact, the youngster managed to attempt and complete more...

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Tops Barcelona Shortlist for New Striker

Barcelona are eager to bring in a new striker this month following the injury to Luis Suárez and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is thought to be their top target. Suárez was forced to undergo surgery after suffering a knee injury and is not expected to return until April at the earliest. Lionel Messi started up front in Quique Setién's first game in charge, but club officials fear that they do not have enough cover behind Messi and Antoine Griezmann. As a result, they want a new...

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5 of the Best Moments Luka Modric's Career

Luka Modric is number 50 in 90min's Top 50 Greatest Footballers of All Time series. You can read his career overview here. Luka Modric has had a pretty good career. He's won: the Ballon d'Or, the UEFA Men's Best Player of the Year, the Best FIFA Men's Player, a FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, four UEFA Champions Leagues, one La Liga, one Copa del Rey, and four FIFA Club World Cups. See, pretty good. And below are the best moments of said 'pretty good' career. Absolutely Ridiculous Goal...

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Talking points in European football this weekend

Barcelona won their first game under Quique Setien, Erling Braut Haaland enjoyed a dream debut with Borussia Dortmund and Juventus

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Talking points from the weekend in La Liga

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid's squad depth might just give them the edge over a Lionel Messi-reliant Barcelona side in

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Barcelona already feel different under Quique Setien as Lionel Messi earns deserved win

There were 75 minutes and 20 seconds on the clock when the breakthrough finally arrived and the decisive moment came

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Why Barcelona's Recruitment Policy & Neglecting La Masia Mean They Are Falling Behind Real Madrid

drid Top of Deloitte's Football Money League and arguably the greatest club on the planet, Barcelona have amassed a stunning total of 92 trophies in their 120-year history, including 26 La Liga titles, five Champions Leagues and three Club World Cups. The 2010/11 season saw Barcelona assemble arguably football's greatest ever club side, including no less than 12 graduates from Barcelona's famed La Masia, who went on to win each of the six trophies on offer. Moreover, in a 4-0 win over Levante...

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Lionel Messi Gives Quique Setien Winning Start With Barcelona

Victory sends Barcelona back to the top of La Liga on goal difference.

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Messi gives new Barca coach Setien debut win

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona may have a new coach but Lionel Messi remains their unquestionable talisman after guiding the Spanish

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Relief for Barca as Messi ensures Setien enjoys winning start

Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian

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Barcelona 1-0 Granada: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Lionel Messi Helps Quique Seitén to Debut Win

Win Lionel Messi's second-half strike ensured Quique Seitén marked his first game as Barcelona boss with a home win over Granada that moved them back to the summit of La Liga. The Argentine’s 14th league strike of the season was enough for a patient Barca side on Sunday night, who reclaimed the top spot from arch-rivals Real Madrid thanks to their narrow 1-0 victory. In a first half of few chances, Messi came within a whisker of scoring for Barcelona, but his effort whistled just past the...

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