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Ousmane Dembele seen limping following Barcelona 0-0 Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona started La Liga in terrible fashion, as Rayo Vallecano held them to a goalless stalemate at the Camp Nou. For the first time in years, the home attendance touched 80,000 for a non-El Clasico game, but they left the stadium in sour taste. While the game was extremely frustrating, Barça’s offensive performance was especially terrible tonight. Raphinha and Robert …

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New-look Barca frustrated by Rayo in season opener

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona were held 0-0 by Rayo Vallecano in their opening game of the La Liga season and had captain Sergio Busquets sent off late on. The Catalans had 21 shots on goal and the majority of possession at the Camp Nou but were unable to break the deadlock. Barca boss Xavi started close-season signings including defender Andreas …

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Barcelona 0-0 Rayo Vallecano: Player Ratings

Barcelona kicked off their La Liga campaign vs Rayo Vallecano tonight in front of a near-sold-out Camp Nou. Three new signings in the form of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Andreas Christensen were handed their official debuts. The first half, though, was largely uneventful. Barring some sketchy refereeing – welcome back, La Liga -, there was not a lot separating the …

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Neymar scores brace, Mbappe on target in PSG victory

Paris (AFP) – Neymar continued his outstanding run of form at the start of this season with a brace, while Kylian Mbappe marked his return to the side with a goal as Paris Saint-Germain trounced Montpellier 5-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Mbappe had a first-half penalty saved in his first competitive outing of the campaign after suspension and injury, …

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Barcelona 0-0 Rayo Vallecano: Match Review

The Spotify Camp Nou brimmed with excitement for the first time in several months as Barcelona took on Rayo Vallecano in their La Liga curtain raiser. The focus was on the starting lineup as the world waited to see whom Xavi would pick on the night out of his mine of talents. In the end, the manager opted for an …

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Blame me says Ten Hag after Brentford battering leaves Man Utd bottom

London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said he had the “main responsibility” for a humiliating 4-0 loss away to Brentford on Saturday left the one time kings of English football bottom of the Premier League. Brentford, who only ended a 74-year absence from English football’s top flight with promotion to the Premier League in August 2021, scored …

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