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Levante vs Barcelona, La Liga 2015-16: Team News, Lineups, Live Stream

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Levante vs Barcelona
Competition: La Liga
Date:07 February 2016, Sunday
Venue:Estadi Ciutat de València, Valencia
Kick off:11.

Brazilian judge throws out Neymar tax charges

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A Brazilian judge has thrown out tax fraud charges against Brazil and Barcelona star striker Neymar, his father and two senior FC Barcelona figures.

The magistrate, Mateus Castelo Branco Firmino da Silva, said the charges brought Tuesday "should be rejected."

The ruling late Thursday in Santos gave some respite to the Brazilian superstar.

Brazilian judge throws out Neymar tax charges

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A Brazilian judge has thrown out tax fraud charges against Brazil and Barcelona star striker Neymar, his father and two senior FC Barcelona figures.

The magistrate, Mateus Castelo Branco Firmino da Silva, said the charges brought Tuesday "should be rejected."

The ruling late Thursday in Santos gave some respite to the Brazilian superstar.

Father reveals Manchester United's record breaking offer for 23-year-old forward

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Neymar's father has revealed to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope that Manchester United made a€190m bid for the Barcelona superstar.

According to reports from Spanish newspaper Sport, Neymar's father told judge José De la Matathat several big European clubs were interested in signing the Brazilian, but Manchester United came forth with a mega offer in the summer.

Gary Neville won’t quit Valencia despite 7-0 Barca thrashing

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Valencia boss Gary Neville admitted his side's 7-0 Copa del Rey semi-final mauling at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday was one of his worst nights in football but he refused to quit.

Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi added a hat-trick as Barca rendered next week's second-leg meaningless with what Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch described as one of the worst results in the club's history.

Gary Neville won’t quit Valencia despite 7-0 Barca thrashing

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Valencia boss Gary Neville admitted his side's 7-0 Copa del Rey semi-final mauling at the hands of Barcelona on Wednesday was one of his worst nights in football but he refused to quit.

Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi added a hat-trick as Barca rendered next week's second-leg meaningless with what Valencia sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch described as one of the worst results in the club's history.

Barcelona vs Valencia 7-0 Copa del Rey 2016 Highlights February 3 Messi Suarez Goals Video

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Barcelona vs Valencia 2016 (Barca-Valencia VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barcelona vs Valencia 7-0 (Messi*3, Suarez*4) Camp Nou, Barcelona- 3 February, 2016- Kings Cup- 3/2/15- Wednesday- 20.00 UK KO Gary Neville's Valencia are thrashed 7-0 at the Nou Camp as Messi and Suarez both score hat tricks for Barcelona against Los Che English commentary, [.

Manchester United target's mega offer revealed by father, club were willing to pay €190m

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Neymar's father has admitted that the Barcelona superstar received a mega offer to leave the Camp Nou last summer.

According to Catalunya Radio, Neymar Sr disclosed this information during an ongoing trial in respect of the player's transfer to Barcelona from Santos.

Neymar and Barcelona in court over murky transfer

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Barcelona star Neymar and president Josep Maria Bartomeu will be called to give evidence this week in the murky case over the deal which brought the Brazilian to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013.

Bartomeu is due to attend Spain's national court on Monday with Neymar to follow on Tuesday.

Neymar and Barcelona in court over murky transfer

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Barcelona star Neymar and president Josep Maria Bartomeu will be called to give evidence this week in the murky case over the deal which brought the Brazilian to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013.

Bartomeu is due to attend Spain's national court on Monday with Neymar to follow on Tuesday.

Messi seeks to meet Afghan boy in plastic jersey

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with an Afghan boy who shot to fame after pictures of him dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey went viral, Kabul's football federation said Monday.

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi idolises the Argentine soccer star but a jersey of his favourite player is beyond the means of his poor family in the volatile province of Ghazni near Kabul.

Messi seeks to meet Afghan boy in plastic jersey

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is hoping to arrange a meeting with an Afghan boy who shot to fame after pictures of him dressed in a striped plastic bag jersey went viral, Kabul's football federation said Monday.

Five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi idolises the Argentine soccer star but a jersey of his favourite player is beyond the means of his poor family in the volatile province of Ghazni near Kabul.

Cerca de tres años de investigaciones sobre el fichaje de Neymar

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El delantero brasileño Neymar, que desde hace tres años ha visto su día a día envenenado por las distintas investigaciones en torno a su fichaje por el Barcelona en 2013, comparece el martes ante el juez como investigado por "estafa":

2013

26 de mayo: Neymar anuncia su fichaje por el Barça.

Cerca de tres años de investigaciones sobre el fichaje de Neymar

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El delantero brasileño Neymar, que desde hace tres años ha visto su día a día envenenado por las distintas investigaciones en torno a su fichaje por el Barcelona en 2013, comparece el martes ante el juez como investigado por "estafa":

2013

26 de mayo: Neymar anuncia su fichaje por el Barça.

Messi and Suarez edge Barca past nine-man Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona took control of the La Liga title race as goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired a come from behind 2-1 win against nine-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Koke handed the visitors a deserved early lead, but Barca turned the game thanks to two goals in eight minutes before the break through Messi and Suarez.

Messi and Suarez edge Barca past nine-man Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona took control of the La Liga title race as goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired a come from behind 2-1 win against nine-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Koke handed the visitors a deserved early lead, but Barca turned the game thanks to two goals in eight minutes before the break through Messi and Suarez.

Video Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid January 30 2016 Highlights 2-1 Goals Koke Messi Suarez

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Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid 2016 (Barca-Atleti VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barca vs Atleti 2-1 (Messi, Suarez/Koke) Camp Nou, Barcelona- 30 January, 2016- 30/1/16- Saturday- 15.00 UK KO- La Liga Crunch La Liga clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid goes the way of the former as Messi and Suarez strike for the home side, [.

4-3-3 vs Atletico Madrid: Major boost for Barcelona as key stars return; streaming info & possible lineups

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Barcelona take on Atletico Madrid in a crunch La Liga encounter later today. Both teams will be looking to cement their place at the top of the table with a vital win.

European Weekend Preview: FA Cup; Barcelona-Atletico; Milan Derby and more

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While the FA Cup takes center stage this weekend in England, Europe's four other top flights will all be in action.

The round of 32 begins Friday in the FA Cup, including three matches that pair English Premier League sides against one another. While clubs from the country's top division will be heavilyfavored, teams likeColchester United and Milton Keynes Dons will have the opportunity to complete monumental upsets against Tottenham and Chelsea, respectively.

Reports: Real Madrid Tried To Sign Lionel Messi From Barcelona On No Less Than Three Occasions

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The big wibble in the Spanish press today is the revelation that Real Madrid have reportedly attempted to coax Lionel Messi to the Bernabeu on no less than three occasions in the recent past.

The claims were made on the Cadena COPE radio station, specifically the 'El Partido de las Doce' show, that Messi has spurned Florentino Perez's advances thrice between 2011 and 2015bytelling the Real president "Thanks, but Barcelona is my club".

Nike Releases Neymar’s “Ousadia Alegria” Collection

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Nike has introduced the Neymar Jr."Ousadia Alegria" collection featuring the Hypervenom Phantom II and Phinish [...]

Barcelona are confident Neymar will sign a new contract with the club

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said Tuesday he was confident that Brazilian star Neymar would commit to the Catalan giants beyond his current contract in 2018.

Asked at the team's press conference if the Brazil captain was ready to extend his stay in Barcelona, Luis Enrique said: "I believe so, yes.

Barcelona are confident Neymar will sign a new contract with the club

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said Tuesday he was confident that Brazilian star Neymar would commit to the Catalan giants beyond his current contract in 2018.

Asked at the team's press conference if the Brazil captain was ready to extend his stay in Barcelona, Luis Enrique said: "I believe so, yes.

Manchester City

European Weekend Preview: Man City-Leicester City; Leverkusen-Bayern and more

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The European club season is hitting a critical stageas teams jockey for position at the top of the table, while many sides will be looking to distance themselves from the relegation zone.

English Premier League leader Leicester City will continue its historic campaign on Saturday against Manchester City.

Reports: Yaya Toure To Ditch Man City After Being Offered Whopping £30m Contract To Move To China

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Come the Pep revolution, it seems that Yaya Toure will be first out of the door at Manchester City just as he was shunted out of the reckoning when Guardiola took over at Barcelona all those years ago.

However, it doesn't look like the Ivory Coast midfielder, 32, is going to struggle to pay the gas bill any time soon, with reports today that he could earn a staggering £30million a year if he chooses to follow the hordes flocking to the Chinese Super League.

Arsenal just need this to win stunning treble – Yeah right!

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The Arsenal boss, perhaps in response to the comments of his managerial rival Man City about the prospect of Man City winning an unprecedented four trophies this season, has been talking up the chances of the Gunners matching the very rare achievement of clubs like Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Celtic in winning [.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Liverpool's triumph over Stoke City headlined Tuesday's cup action, and Wednesday's slate is set to provide even more tournament play with some of Europe's heavy hitters leading the way.

Manchester City and Everton are set to do battle in the second Capital One Cup semifinal, as the two Premier League opponents look to book a date at Wembley against Liverpool.

European Soccer

Thursday Kickoff: Costa, Lukaku, Barcelona-Valencia and more

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Chelsea continued to struggle in English Premier League play on Wednesday, and to make matters worse, the club's star striker was once again the center of controversy this season after a confrontation.

Tension escalated in first-half stoppage time between Diego Costa and Watford defender Juan Carlos Paredes, and following the game, head coach Guus Hiddink said Paredes provoked Costa to react by punching him in the back.

Wednesday Kickoff: Martinez, Mexico, Cheryshev and more

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The European transfer window may be shut, but there has still been plenty of news from all over the world to go with some last-minute wheeling and dealing.

Chinese Super League spending continued asGuangzhou Evergrande spent $46 million to acquire Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid. Martinez becomes the latest star to go to China this window, following Gervinho, Freddy Guarin and Ramires.

Neymar

Neymar Charged With Tax Evasion In Brazil

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The off-the-field problems of Barcelona star Neymar took a turn for the worst on Tuesday when Brazilian authorities charged him with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

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Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

Brazil charges Barca star Neymar with tax evasion

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Brazilian authorities charged Barcelona and Brazil star striker Neymar on Tuesday with tax evasion and falsifying documents over a seven-year period.

The federal prosecutor's office alleged that the striker committed the crimes between 2006, when he was just a promising youngster at Brazilian football club Santos, and 2013, when he signed for Barcelona.

Lionel Messi

Boy In The Bag: Little Lionel Messi Fan Murtaza Ahmadi Gets To Play In Real Barcelona Kit For The First Time (Photos)

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You maybe recall, just t'other day, when we brought you the joyous news that young Murtaza Ahmadi was all but set to meet his idol Lionel Messi after a worldwide social media search to track down the five-year-old came up trumps.

Quite unbeknownst to him, Murtaza became an internet superstar when a photo of him wearing a homemade Messi shirt, lovingly crafted from a plastic bag by his older brother, was shared online thousands of times.

Lionel Messi To Finally Meet His Little ‘Plastic Bag’ Fan After Worldwide Internet Search Comes Up Trumps

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The young tyke you see afore ye is none other than five-year-oldMurtaza Ahmadi, who is soon to meet Lionel Messi after a worldwide search was launched to track the youngster down last week.

Indeed, Murtaza unwittingly became the centre of a huge internet campaign when a photo of him wearing a home-made Messi shirt crafted lovingly from a blue and white-striped plastic bag started doing to rounds of social media.

Videos

Ecuadorian Referee Asks Ronaldinho To Sign His Yellow Card In The Middle Of A Match (Video)

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As Ronaldinho continues to gad about hither and thither on his extended semi-retirement tour, the circus rolled in toGuayaquil on Friday evening the 35-year-old star having signed up to make a one-off appearance for Ecuadorian top flight side Barcelona in a friendly against Argentinian opponents San Martin.

Video: Tottenham players play Rock, Paper, Scissors in Barcelona

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Video: Harry Kane hits the bar in Barcelona

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The Rest

Wenger’s prayers answered in pursuit of dream season

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If you would ask any Arsenal fan what their dream season would be, the answer would certainly be the Gunners winning the magic Treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League, a feat only ever achieved in England by the great Sir Alex Ferguson. Now that Arsenal's traditional rival is out [.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Sitting atop La Liga together with 48 points apiece, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid will square off for sole possession of the league lead on Saturday when the two sides meet at Camp Nou.

Momentum will be on the host'sside in this fixture as Barça goes for its eighth consecutive win across all competitions.

Suarez: I Would Only Return To England To Play For Liverpool

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has opened the door to one day returning to Anfield by saying that he wouldn't play for any club other than Liverpool if he was to return to the Premier League.

"You never know what will happen in the future. If I was to return to England, it would be to play for Liverpool – not for any other team" Suarez told ESPN.