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Barcelona start negotiations to bring back Lionel Messi – report

In a major development with regard to Barcelona’s pursuit of former captain Lionel Messi, the Blaugrana have started negotiations to bring back the 35-year-old to Camp Nou according to Cat Radio. The footballing world was shocked when Messi departed Barcelona last year, with the Catalans being unable to renew his contract due to the financial situation. The Argentina captain joined …

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Marseille win Ligue 1 season opener, Ramsey scores on Nice debut

Paris (AFP) – Marseille started their Ligue 1 campaign Sunday by defeating Reims 4-1 in Igor Tudor’s first match as coach, while Aaron Ramsey struck on his Nice debut to salvage a point in Toulouse. After a troubled summer during which Jorge Sampaoli walked out over his unhappiness at the club’s transfer approach, it was a welcome win for Tudor …

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Lewandowski scores first Barcelona goal in Pumas rout

Barcelona (AFP) – Robert Lewandowski scored his first Barcelona goal in a 6-0 rout of Mexican side Pumas in the Joan Gamper Trophy pre-season clash on Sunday. On his Camp Nou bow, the Polish international, who switched from Bayern Munich in the summer, scored after three minutes from a particularly tight angle. Pedri added the second and fourth goals in …

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Sundowns start season as they ended the last by topping table

Johannesburg (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns began the new South African Premiership season as they finished the previous one — topping the table after the completion of the first round on Sunday.  The highlight of the eight-match fixture list in the richest African national league was a showdown between Sundowns and Cape Town City, who came second last May, a distant …

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