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11:48pm – Messi slams defence
“We’re aware of the fact that we have to be stronger in defence and not concede goals in every game.”
Read more here.
9:55pm – Barca’s tactics
Barcelona endured a third successive La Liga game without a win on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao.
The Catalans struggled to get going in the first half but were a different team when chasing the game in the second.
Much of that was down to the introduction of Lionel Messi in the 55th minute.
Here, we look at the tactical impact he had on the contest.
7:20pm – La Liga is not a two horse race
Julen Lopetegui insists La Liga is not a two horse title race this season after Real Madrid played out a goalless draw against fierce rival Atletico on Saturday.
Barcelona slipped up as well, drawing 1-1 at home to Athletic Bilbao.
See what the coach had to say in the video here.
5:09pm – Umtiti ban opens the door for Clement Lenglet
Summer signing Clement Lenglet is set to receive his first run of Barcelona starts thanks to compatriot Samuel Umtiti’s Champions League ban, according to reports.
Lenglet, 23, has only made one substitute appearance in La Liga since he was snapped up for €35.9 million from Sevilla in July.
Read more on this new here.
12:55pm – PSG are still keen on Rakitic
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to launch a new bid to sign Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic.
Find out the details here.
11:45am – Monchi has no time for Barca talk
Roma’s revered director of football Monchi has declared links to Barcelona “don’t have any sense” and that he intends to stay put in the Eternal City.
Read the story here.