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Barcelona To Wear Unique ‘Glow-In-The-Dark’ Third Kit For First Time Against Borussia Monchengladbach (Photos)

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Barcelona are set to wear their new luminescent third kit for the very time in tonight'sChampions League clash againstBorussia Monchengladbach.

As well as being made from 16 recycled plastic bottles, the turquoise strip actually gives off a faint glow, designed to "naturally highlight the players underneath the floodlights" during night games.

Messi hat-trick as Barca hit Celtic for seven

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick and Neymar grabbed four assists as Barcelona launched their Champions League campaign in style with a 7-0 thrashing of Celtic on Tuesday.

Messi and Neymar were reunited with Luis Suarez from the start for the first time this season and took no time in getting reacquainted as all three were on the scoresheet.

Suarez best in the world says Rodgers as Celtic face Barca

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Suarez best in the world says Rodgers as Celtic face Barca

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Suarez best in the world for former boss Rodgers

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Suarez best in the world for former boss Rodgers

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Barcelona (AFP) Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers labelled Barcelona's Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world ahead of the Scottish champions' daunting task of stopping Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

Rodgers worked with Suarez for two years at Liverpool as the Uruguayan's 31 goals nearly carried the English side to their first Premier League title in for 24 years in 2014.

Luis Enrique takes blame for shock Barcelona loss

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Barcelona (AFP) Barca boss Luis Enrique admitted he must take responsibility for the Spanish champions' shock home defeat to newly promoted Alaves after starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Enrique made seven changes on Saturday after many of his squad returned to club duty after taking part in World Cup qualifiers around the world in the past week, whilst Messi was also struggling with a minor groin injury.

Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

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Madrid (AFP) Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.

Barca stunned by Alaves, Ronaldo nets on return

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Madrid (AFP) Newly promoted Alaves stunned Spanish champions Barcelona by winning 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday as boss Luis Enrique paid a heavy price for starting Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench.

Barca now trail Real Madrid by three points at the top of the table after Cristiano Ronaldo took just five minutes to score on his return from a two-month injury layoff in a 5-2 rout of Osasuna at the Bernabeu.

Messi, Suarez on bench as Barca ring changes

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona boss Luis Enrique left Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the bench for the visit of Alaves on Saturday as he made seven changes, but Neymar starts for the first time this season.

Messi had been an injury doubt due to a groin injury aggravated in Argentina's 1-0 win over Uruguay last week.

From Kaka to Paul Pogba: The top 10 most expensive football transfers of all time

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Uruguay: Luis Suarez Honoured With Odd Life-Size Statue In Hometown Of Salto (Photos)

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It's common knowledge that, especially in football circles, you ain't nobody until somebody makes an odd, ill-proportioned statue of you.

Finally, Luis Suarez has joined those hallowed ranks after it was ordained last year that a tribute to the Uruguayan city of Salto's most famous son be plonked in the middle of the pavement in honour of his continuing service to the national team.

Manchester United's teenage striker wants to be combination of Barcelona duo

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Switzerland youth international Nishan Burkart has confirmed that he has joined Manchester United’s academy from FC Zurich.

According to ESPN, the striker had attracted interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton, along with the 20-time English champions. He made a trip to all these clubs and finally decided to use his gut feeling to join United.

Suarez Expected To Make Uruguay Copa America Squad Despite Injury

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Bad news for Uruguay heading into the Copa America tournament next month is that star striker Luis Suarez pulled his hamstring during Barcelona's 2-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey at the weekend.

Suarez left the field in tears as it was feared that he would the tournament but that does not seem to be the case after Barcelona released this statement today:

Tests on Monday morning have confirmed that FC Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has suffered an injury to the semimembranosus muscle in his right leg.

Hamstring injury for Suarez, who will go to Copa: Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will join up with his Uruguay team for the Copa America on June 1 despite doctors diagnosing that he had suffered a hamstring injury, the Catalan club announced Monday.

Suarez hobbled off in tears midway through the Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla Sunday after sustaining the injury to a muscle in the back of his thigh.

Hamstring injury for Suarez, who will go to Copa: Barcelona

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will join up with his Uruguay team for the Copa America on June 1 despite doctors diagnosing that he had suffered a hamstring injury, the Catalan club announced Monday.

Suarez hobbled off in tears midway through the Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla Sunday after sustaining the injury to a muscle in the back of his thigh.

Tearful Suarez a doubt for Copa America

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is a doubt for next month's Copa America after hobbling off in tears midway through the Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla with a muscle injury.

The Uruguayan departed just before the hour mark of a bad-tempered final which saw three players sent off as goals in extra-time from Jordi Alba and Neymar handed Barca a 2-0 win and a 28th cup triumph.

Tearful Suarez a doubt for Copa America

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is a doubt for next month's Copa America after hobbling off in tears midway through the Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla with a muscle injury.

The Uruguayan departed just before the hour mark of a bad-tempered final which saw three players sent off as goals in extra-time from Jordi Alba and Neymar handed Barca a 2-0 win and a 28th cup triumph.

Barcelona win Copa del Rey for 28th time

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Madrid (AFP) Jordi Alba and Neymar struck in extra-time as Barcelona completed a league and Cup double by lifting the Copa del Rey for a 28th time after a 2-0 win over Sevilla in a fiery game that saw three red cards on Sunday.

Javier Mascherano's dismissal just before half-time for pulling down Kevin Gameiro put Barca on the backfoot and they were further depleted when 59-goal top scorer Luis Suarez limped off early in the second period.

Barcelona win Copa del Rey for 28th time

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Madrid (AFP) Jordi Alba and Neymar struck in extra-time as Barcelona completed a league and Cup double by lifting the Copa del Rey for a 28th time after a 2-0 win over Sevilla in a fiery game that saw three red cards on Sunday.

Javier Mascherano's dismissal just before half-time for pulling down Kevin Gameiro put Barca on the backfoot and they were further depleted when 59-goal top scorer Luis Suarez limped off early in the second period.

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Cavani at the double as Uruguay go top

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Montevideo (AFP) Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay bounced back to rout Paraguay 4-0 and go top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani scored a goal in each half at the Estadio Centenario in a one-sided win for the two-time World Cup winners.

Cavani at the double as Uruguay go top

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Montevideo (AFP) Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay bounced back to rout Paraguay 4-0 and go top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani scored a goal in each half at the Estadio Centenario in a one-sided win for the two-time World Cup winners.

Lionel Messi Scores Winning Goal For Argentina Several Weeks After Retiring From International Football (Photos & Video)

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Lionel Messi pulled off another neat trick last night when he scored Argentina's winning goal against Uruguay despite having retired from international football some weeks ago now.

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Indeed, despite not actually being on the pitch, Messi settled the 2018World Cup qualifier in the 43rd minute with a piece of excellent back-heeled control and a massively deflected finish.

Match recap: Uruguay 3, Jamaica 0

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Luis Suarez didn't play for Uruguay, but it ultimately didn't matter as goals from Abel Hernández and Mathías Corujo helped lift La Celeste over Jamaica 3-0.

Both Uruguay and Jamaica came into the final match of the Copa América match looking to salvage something from the tournament.

News Ticker: Suarez injury update, Van Gaal sacked and more

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Uruguay's road to the knockout phase of next month's Copa America Centenario could be significantly more difficult than they'd like, while Manchester United has officially sacked head coach Louis van Gaal.

Luis Suarez will join Uruguay ahead of next month's Copa America Centenario, however, the Barcelona forward is expected to miss all three of the team's group stage matches due to a hamstring injury.

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Venezuela emerge as Copa America’s first surprise of the tournament

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Uruguay currently lead the South American World Cup Qualifying table. Venezuela is in last place. In Philadelphia on Thursday night, that didn't matter. La Vinotinto with a 1-0 win are through to the Copa America quarter-finals,and Los Charrúas are going home after they play one last game.

Venezuela emerge as Copa America’s first surprise of the tournament

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Uruguay currently lead the South American World Cup Qualifying table. Venezuela is in last place. In Philadelphia on Thursday night, that didn't matter. La Vinotinto with a 1-0 win are through to the Copa America quarter-finals,and Los Charrúas are going home after they play one last game.

Copa America: Luis Suarez Loses it On Subs’ Bench As Uruguay Crash Out v Venezuela (Video)

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Never one to hide his true feelings, Luis Suarez cut a frustrated figure during Uruguay's 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in Thursday's night Copa America clash in Philadelphia.

Despite watching from the bench and listed as an (unavailable) injured player for the game, the Barcelona star still thought he could make a sub appearance, and he didn't take the news that he couldn't play too well.

Copa America Day 7: Mexico vs. Jamaica and Uruguay vs. Venezuela. TV and Streaming Listings

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A Gold Cup Final rematch highlights Day 7 of Copa America Centenario as Mexico will take over the Rose Bowl to host Jamaica with Uruguay facing a must win match against Venezuela to open the day. This is your Sounder at Heart Gamethread and How to Watch

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Uruguay face a must win match after losing their opener to Mexico 3-1.

Uruguay’s Suarez ‘not ready’ for Venezuela clash at Copa America

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Glendale (United States) (AFP) Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay's second match of the Copa America Centenario against Venezuela after struggling to shake off his hamstring problem, coach Oscar Tabarez confirmed.

Uruguay face Venezuela on Thursday in Group C in Philadelphia aiming to bounce back after suffering defeat to Mexico in their opening match on Sunday.

Uruguay’s Suarez ‘not ready’ for Venezuela clash at Copa America

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Glendale (United States) (AFP) Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay's second match of the Copa America Centenario against Venezuela after struggling to shake off his hamstring problem, coach Oscar Tabarez confirmed.

Uruguay face Venezuela on Thursday in Group C in Philadelphia aiming to bounce back after suffering defeat to Mexico in their opening match on Sunday.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/5/16

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USA Player Ratings: Tough night all around in Copa America loss to Colombia
It was an ugly game against Columbia on Friday, here's how the players were rated.

Mexico vs. Uruguay live stream: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for Copa America 2016

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El Tri opens their Copa campaign against the 2011 winners and we have the info on how to watch the games today.

Day 3 of Copa America brings us action from Group C today, with two matches on the schedule, but Mexico's Copa opener against Uruguay is probably going to get the majority of the attention.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The summer of soccer starts on Friday with Copa America Centenario's opening match pitting the United States against the third-ranked team in the world in Colombia at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The two sides last squared off in a friendly held on Nov.

Messi, Suarez, James Rodriguez headline Copa America rosters

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Organizers of the 2016 Copa America unveiled the final 23-man rosters for the tournament, and the level of competition should be high.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, James Rodriguez, Chicharito Hernandez and Arturo Vidal are among the players named to their respective squads. Rosters were submitted on Friday, and teams have until 24 hours before the opening match on June 3 to make replacements due to serious injury.

Monday Kickoff: Van Gaal, Suarez and more

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Months of speculation could finally be drawing to a close, as Louis Van Gaal is said to be out at Manchester United.

Van Gaal has reportedly been fired by the Red Devilsafter two years in charge at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho is expected to be named the club's next head coach in the coming days.

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Barca, Sevilla stalemate goes to extra-time

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Madrid (AFP) The Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla went to extra-time on Sunday as neither side could score a goal in 90 minutes despite both teams being reduced to 10 men.

Barca's Javier Mascherano was first to see red for bringing down Kevin Gameiro nine minutes before half-time.

Barca, Sevilla stalemate goes to extra-time

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Madrid (AFP) The Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla went to extra-time on Sunday as neither side could score a goal in 90 minutes despite both teams being reduced to 10 men.

Barca's Javier Mascherano was first to see red for bringing down Kevin Gameiro nine minutes before half-time.

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FAIL: Peruvian Side Alianza Atletico Make Total Hash Of The ‘Messi-Suarez’ Penalty (Video)

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Alianza Atletico could only manage a goalless draw against Huancayo in the Peruvian top flight, and that's despite being presented with a golden opportunity to break the deadlock 20 minutes into the second half.

Indeed, Alianza managed to win themselves a penalty. Unfortunately, the tried to be clever dicks about the whole thing andduly attempted to recreate the old 'tandem penalty' routine as popularised by Coppens and Piters, Cruyff and Olsenand, more recently, Messi and Suarez.

Around the Forest: OR Sports Awards for All!

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 6/07/16.

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The Copa America and Gold Cup are going to merge into one tournament to rule them all (in the Western hemisphere). If only we could merge Jurgen Klinsmann with someone that possesses coaching acumen.