Spanish Paper Talk: Barcelona Fall Apart And Despair Over Lionel Messi

Bartomeu sacks Zubi and Puyol leaves, Messi skips training…

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as the Barcelona hierarchy falls apart, Luis Enrique is alone and Lionel Messi is unhappy.


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– Barca fall apart.

– Bartomeu sacks Zubi and Puyol leaves.

– Lionel Messi doesn’t go to training and confirms his bad relationship with Luis Enrique.

– Bartomeu digs in and summons his board tomorrow to explain his management.

– The KO Kings: Ancelotti has still not lost any of his nine ties with Los Blancos and Simeone has won 15 out of 17.

– Fernando Torres trained with the first team yesterday.

– Sergio Ramos could be rested.

– Quique arrives at Getafe.

– The players from the bench: 15 of the 20 Primera coaches played in the top flight.

– Marca opinion: Barca, adrift.


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– Messi drives Barca to despair.

– In the morning he didn’t attend a training session in front of the children. And in the afternoon he began to follow Chelsea, Filipe and Courtois on Instagram.

– Bartomeu gets rid of Zubi following his declarations on Canal Plus.

– Carles Puyol leaves the club an hour later.

– Luis Enrique is left without support at Barcelona.

– Diego Simeone prepares for Torres’ debut: yesterday he decided to rest Mandzukic and Arda thinking of Barca.

– The mighty returns!

– Carlo Ancelotti raps Bale for his individualism.

– Celta-Athletic: Berizzo and Valverde will not reserve anyone.

– Malaga-Levante: Ochoa returns in goal and Alcaraz will rotate.

– Quique Sanchez Flores makes his debut with Getafe.

– Madness in Valencia: 2,000 supporters acclaim the team after the match.

– Cordoba, one point from safety.


Image courtesy of Mundo Deportivo.

– Struck down!

– Bartomeu fires Zubi because of a lack of confidence. The President could announce the name of his replacement tomorrow.

– Puyol leaves Barca.

– Ancelotti angry: he didn’t like the attitude of his players at Mestalla.

– Annoyed: showdown between Messi and Lucho. The star did not take the coaches decision at Anoeta well and argued about it.

– More than 11,000 fans in the Mini Estadio.

– Even the absence of King Leo doesn’t spoil the party.

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