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Barcelona trying to pen a new deal with Lionel Messi.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner attempted to leave Camp Nou in the summer of 2020 but decided to seek out his contract.

His contract expires this summer and Barcelona is convinced they can convince their star player to stay.

With Laporta returning as the newly elected Barcelona president, Messi might extend his stay at Camp Nou.

Joan Laporta is motivated and has vowed to try and keep Messi with the Catalan giants.

Messi has scored 23 goals in 28 matches in the Spanish top-flight and won the Copa del Rey, his first silverware of the season.

 

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Laporta told Deportes Cuatro: “Everything is progressing adequately.

“I will do everything within the club’s capabilities to get him to stay. That’s what we’re doing. Messi is motivated.

“He is an extraordinary person and I am convinced that he will want to continue at Barca.”

 

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Joan Laporta Sure Messi Wants To Continue At Barcelona

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Joan Laporta Sure Messi Wants To Continue At Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao boss, Marcelino hopes for Lionel Messi to have an off night against them.

Both sides face each other in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.

“What can be most decisive in the game and, therefore, can most influence the result is that their offensive players do not reach their best level, especially Messi,” Marcelino told the press.

“To suppose we are going to have a possession similar to Barca is to depart from reality. Neither PSG or Madrid were capable of doing that.

“We know we will have to suffer, because you cannot beat Barca without suffering, not even the most powerful clubs know that.

“Barca would be favourites against any La Liga team, but it is not always the favourite who wins, it is the one who plays the best for 90 minutes and takes advantage of their opportunities.”

No one can fault Marcelino for his negative approach to the match. Messi has once again been brilliant this term and Barcelona hold an excellent record against Athletic Bilbao. Messi has scored 27 goals in 40 appearances against them.

The news continue to swirl up speculation regarding his future. Barca president, Joan Laporta is still optimistic about convincing Messi into staying.

“Everything is progressing adequately,” Laporta told Deportes Cuatro. “I will do everything within the club’s capabilities to get him to stay. That’s what we’re doing. Messi is motivated.

“He is an extraordinary person and I am convinced that he will want to continue at Barca.”

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Lionel Messi Has His Mind Made Up About Barcelona Future

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Lionel Messi Has His Mind Made Up About Barcelona Future

Lionel Messi has apparently already decided what he wants to do this summer.

Barcelona Sporting Director, Andoni Zubizarreta spoke on the matter which has been hovering over Camp Nou for the entire season.

He said, “Messi has earned the right to think and to decide. The president [Joan Laporta] has already said that he would do everything possible for him to stay at the club. From there on, if he decides to stay, then wonderful.

“If not, then we will have to keep playing. And if he does decide to leave – even though I know some people will propose that his shirt number is retired – someone will have to play with the number ten in the Barça youth team.

He continued, “In the process of us making our decisions, the things that happen to you have an influence. These are the factors that accumulate, but I think that Messi has, more or less, made up his mind. Messi is a footballer in the traditional sense of the word, he is not a marketing product.

“He’s old enough to know that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, the thing is that he feels good at Barça.”

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Lionel Messi To Sign New Barcelona Contract And Stay

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Lionel Messi To Sign New Barcelona Contract And Stay

Lionel Messi has not been backed to learn French anytime soon.

That is in accordance to all the transfer rumours.

Sources believe the Argentine’s next destination could be PSG, due to their supreme financial capabilities. Even Manchester City are thought to be in the hunt due to the presence of Pep Guardiola.

But former Spain coach Javier Clement thinks Messi will remain at Barcelona beyond this season. He told Sport, “I’m no economist but I think that Barcelona have carte blanche with the bank. In a few months they’ll start getting a lot of income. They will do what they can to make him stay.

“I couldn’t sign Messi, but a lot of clubs can pay his salary. But he’s spent his whole life there and his family is very comfortable. I’ve been in Serbia, in Cameroon and in Libya. I’ve lived a lot and I see that he has a lot of ties to Barcelona.

“I don’t see him learning French and in the Paris cold, to tell the truth. He’d play the same in Russia or wherever, I talk about the adaption off the pitch.”

Barcelona have still not convinced Messi to sign a new deal. It all could depend on how Joan Laporta, the club president shows Messi his plans for the immediate future at Camp Nou.

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Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club: Starting 11 for Barcelona!

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Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club!

What will be the Barcelona predicted line up for their clash against Athletic Club?

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club La Liga? Who will be in the Barcelona predicted starting 11? Here is the Barcelona vs Athletic Club predicted line up and the starting XI for Barcelona in La Liga! Watch & bet!

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club

Barcelona Predicted Line Up vs Athletic Club

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club will be tricky to tell. The boss might make some changes in the squad and hence Barcelona predicted line up can’t be too easily guessed.

Barcelona Predicted Line up vs Athletic Club

Looking for the Predicted Barcelona line up vs Athletic Club? Here is the expected Barcelona line up vs Athletic Club:

Barcelona Predicted line up vs Athletic Club Formation: 4-3-3

Expected Starting XI for Barcelona vs Athletic Club

Looking for the predicted starting XI for Barcelona today vs Athletic Club? Here is the expected starting XI for Barcelona today vs Athletic Club:

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club – Defence

In goal, we can expect Ter Stegen to continue in his usual spot. In defence, we can expect to see Sergino Dest at right-back, Alba at left-back. Ronald Araujo should he be back will be partnering Clement Lenglet in defence.

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club – Midfield

A three-man midfield with Frenkie De Jong and Miralem Pjanic can be expected at the base. Pedri will be deployed in the more attacking position. Sergio Busquets will come on in the second half of the game. 

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club – Attack

In the wings, we can expect the Ousmane Dembele on the left and Antoine Griezmann on the right while Lionel Messi plays down the centre following the departure of Luis Suarez.

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club: Starting 11 for Barcelona!

Barcelona Predicted line up vs Athletic Club & Match preview

Barcelona Predicted line up vs Athletic Club

 

Barcelona takes on Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey final clash on Saturday night. The Catalans take on Athletic Club in the final fixture with Barcelona having not done well in domestic cup competitions this season.

We can expect a tired showing since both sides are struggling through injury concerns. This means the same players could reappear from the last games, fatigued.

Here we will give you an answer to the most frequently asked question about Barcelona – Athletic Club.

Barcelona – Athletic Club match arena: Estadio La Cartuja in Spain.
Barcelona – Athletic Club fixture date: Saturday, 17 April 2021.
Barcelona – Athletic Club start and kick-off time: 17:00 (CET).

Recent Form: Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club

Barcelona had a horrid start to the new campaign under new manager Ronald Koeman. There has been a lot of drama in the past few months in the club with Messi signaling a desire to leave Estadio La Cartuja in this summer’s transfer window. But the Argentinian decided to stay at the club for one more year. The club let a number of their star players leave this summer with the likes of Arthur, Nelson Semedo, Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal.

The Blaugrana will continue with their strong domestic form and they are just a point behind the reigning champions Real Madrid in the table.

Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Form: Barcelona predicted line up vs Athletic Club

Barcelona faces Athletic Club at Estadio La Cartuja on Saturday evening. Both teams need the win for different reasons, with Barca looking to win their first silverware of the season.

Barcelona Form

The Blaugrana are third in the league table and are aiming for some silverware this season.

Barcelona Form: DWWWL

Athletic Club Form

Athletic Club beat Barcelona 3-2 in the final of the Supercopa on Jan 17 and will be looking to maintain their superiority over the Catalan giants in this tie.

Athletic Club Form: DDLDD

Betting odds

  1 X 2
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X2: 1.53 4.20 5.75
       
  1X 12 2X
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X, 12 & X2 1.22 1.14 2.37
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  YES   NO
Odds Both Teams to Score (BTTS): 2.20   1.61
  O 2.5   U 2.5
Odds Over/Under 2.5 goals: 2.40   1.53
       

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction, Betting Tips, Odds & Preview

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Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction, Betting Tips, Odds & Preview

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Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Barcelona vs Athletic Club prediction today for Saturday’s Copa del Rey final match at Estadio La Cartuja. Both sides will be fighting for the Copa del Rey crown of the 2020/21 season. Read on for all our Barcelona vs Athletic Club prediction and free betting tips.

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Match Date, Time And Kick-Off

The Barcelona vs Athletic Club match date and kick-off time is set. Barcelona vs Athletic Club fixture is on Saturday, 17 April 2021 and the game kick-off time is 17:00 (CET) at Estadio La Cartuja.

Game Date: Saturday, 17 April 2021
Kick-off Time: 17:00 (CET)
Stadium: Estadio La Cartuja, Spain

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction & Betting Odds (1X2)- Barcelona vs Athletic Club prediction

Barcelona vs Athletic Club betting odds today – who will win according to the betting odds?

1 X 2
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X2: 1.53 4.20 5.75
1X 12 2X
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X, 12 & X2 1.22 1.14 2.37
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YES NO
Odds Both Teams to Score (BTTS): 2.20 1.61
O 2.5 U 2.5
Odds Over/Under 2.5 goals: 2.40 1.53

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Betting tips -Barcelona vs Athletic Club prediction

Here are the best Barcelona vs Athletic Club betting odds and our Barcelona vs Athletic Club betting tips for the fixture:

Our Barcelona vs Athletic Club prediction and betting tips

We expect a Barcelona win at 1.53 with Unibet. Below you can read the reasons for our Barcelona vs Athletic Club betting tips prediction.

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Correct Score Prediction

We expect a 2-1 Barcelona win at 8.00 with Unibet

Barcelona vs Athletic Club First Goal Scorer Prediction

We expect Lionel Messi to score first at 3.90 with Unibet

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Reasons For Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction & Betting Tips

The Barcelona squad are the favourites for this tie at 1.53 with Unibet. Athletic Club are priced at 5.75 with Unibet to possibly cause an upset at Estadio La Cartuja.

Given the position of the two teams, it is not hard to see why Barca are priced so high. Athletic Club are at the 11th spot and are struggling under new manager Marcelino. Surprisingly, they have managed to beat Barcelona 3-2 in the Supercopa final earlier in January.

Speaking of quality, this will be an opportunity for Lionel Messi to back his lead in the top scorer’s list which is why he has been handed odds of 3.90 with Unibet to score the first goal.
Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction, Betting Tips, Odds & Preview

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Form

Barcelona faces Athletic Club at Estadio La Cartuja on Saturday evening. Both teams need the win for different reasons, with Barca looking to win their first silverware of the season.

Barcelona Form

The Blaugrana are third in the league table and are aiming for some silverware this season.

Barcelona Form: DWWWL

Athletic Club Form

Athletic Club beat Barcelona 3-2 in the final of the Supercopa on Jan 17 and will be looking to maintain their superiority over the Catalan giants in this tie.

Athletic Club Form: DDLDD

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Team News

The Barca squad will be without key players Ansu Fati, Sergio Roberto, Gerard Pique and Neto Moura.

Oscar Mingueza and Clement Lenglet will be at the heart of defence.

Messi, Pedri and Antoine Griezmann are expected to retain their usual spots.

As for Athletic Club, Yeray Alvarez is sidelined with a groin injury and Yuri Berchiche with a hamstring injury.

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Prediction

Barca to win at 1.53 with Unibet

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Correct Score Prediction

Barcelona to win 2-1 at 8.00 with Unibet

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Barcelona vs Athletic Club odds winner – (1 x 2) – who will win according to the odds?

  1 X 2
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X2: 1.53 4.20 5.75
       
  1X 12 2X
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X, 12 & X2 1.22 1.14 2.37
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  YES   NO
Odds Both Teams to Score (BTTS): 2.20   1.61
  O 2.5   U 2.5
Odds Over/Under 2.5 goals: 2.40   1.53
       

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Live Stream, Betting, TV, Preview & News

Barcelona vs Athletic Club will be played at Estadio La Cartuja on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at 17:00 (CET)

This is one of the best games of La Liga. The scenes from Estadio La Cartuja will be very good and no one knows who is going to win. Will it be Barcelona or Athletic Club who will score the most number of goals?

Barcelona vs Athletic Club Latest Team News- Barcelona vs Athletic Club Live Stream

The Barca squad will be without key players Ansu Fati, Sergio Roberto, Gerard Pique and Neto Moura.

Oscar Mingueza and Clement Lenglet will be at the heart of defence.

Messi, Pedri and Antoine Griezmann are expected to retain their usual spots.

As for Athletic Club, Yeray Alvarez is sidelined with a groin injury and Yuri Berchiche with a hamstring injury.

Barcelona – Athletic Club Possible Lineups

Barcelona

Ter Stegen; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Pjanic, Pedri; Griezmann, Messi, Dembele

Athletic Club

Simon; De Marcos, Nunez, Martinez, Capa; Alex Berenguer, Vencedor, Garcia, Muniain; Villalibre, Williams

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  1 X 2
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X2: 1.53 4.20 5.75
       
  1X 12 2X
Odds Barcelona Athletic Club 1X, 12 & X2 1.22 1.14 2.37
Place your first bet here =>
  YES   NO
Odds Both Teams to Score (BTTS): 2.20   1.61
  O 2.5   U 2.5
Odds Over/Under 2.5 goals: 2.40   1.53
       

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Barcelona Athletic Club Head to Head (H2H) – Previous Games – stats & match results- Barcelona vs Athletic Club Live Stream

This is the H2H – head-to-head stats between Barcelona vs Athletic Club –

Barcelona Recent Games 2020/21 Season
Thu 11/03/21 UCL PSG 1 – 1 Barcelona
Tue 16/03/21 LAL Barcelona 4 – 1 Huesca
Mon 22/03/21 LAL Real Sociedad 1 – 6 Barcelona
Tue 06/04/21 LAL Barcelona 1 – 0 Real Valladolid
Sun 11/04/21 LAL Real Madrid 2 – 1 Barcelona

Athletic Club Recent Games 2020/21 Season

Sun 14/03/21 LAL Celta Vigo 0 – 0 Athletic Club
Sat 20/03/21 LAL Athletic Club 1 – 1 Eibar
Sun 04/04/21 CDR Athletic Club 0 – 1 Real Sociedad
Thu 08/04/21 LAL Real Sociedad 1 – 1 Athletic Club
Sat 10/04/21 LAL Athletic Club 0 – 0 Deportivo Alavés

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Here, we will give you an answer to the most frequently asked questions about Barcelona – Athletic Club.

Barcelona – Athletic Club match arena
Where will Barcelona – Athletic Club La Liga be played? Barcelona – Athletic Club will be played at Estadio La Cartuja in Spain.

Barcelona – Athletic Club game date
When is the game? When will Barcelona – Athletic Club be played in La Liga? Barcelona – Athletic Club will be played Saturday, 17 April 2021.

Barcelona – Athletic Club game Kick-off time
What time does the game start? What time is Barcelona – Athletic Club? Barcelona – Athletic Club will start at 17:00 (CET).

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Juventus wants Ousmane Dembele for free

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Ousmane Dembele has impressed under Ronald Koeman this season.

The 23-year old winger has failed to live up to his potential since arriving at Camp Nou in 2017.

He has been quite impressive under Ronald Koeman this season scoring 10 goals and making four assists in 37 appearances.

According to reports, Juventus are interested in signing him for free when his deal with the Catalan giants expires next year.

Dembele was a target last season but a move couldn’t materialise for Juventus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dembele told beIN SPORTS about his future with Barcelona: ‘My future? I still have a year of contract left. There hasn’t been a discussion with the club yet, I’m happy, and I feel good.

‘Then there is the new president who has arrived and whom I do not know too well, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.

‘I always kept a smile, even after an injury. I told myself this is life. There are trials in life, you have to overcome them. Healthy living is just people talking. The injuries aren’t because of that. You don’t stay at Barca for four years with a poor lifestyle.

‘I feel good since my return. Yes, it’s true that I stand up more to opponents. Clement [Lenglet] teases me by the way, telling me that I have to throw more punches!’

 

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Ousmane Dembele Feeling Optimistic About Barcelona Future

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Ousmane Dembele Feeling Optimistic About Barcelona Future

Ousmane Dembele seems to have finally hit his stride at Barcelona.

It hasn’t been an easy start to life at Camp Nou for the French international.

After arriving on a mammoth transfer fee from Borussia Dortmund, Dembele has fallen short of expectations. Injuries and off the field issues constantly robbed him of a straight run of games in the team. However, this season, he finally seems to be hitting a consistent bit of form under Ronald Koeman.

Dembele has collected 10 goals and 4 assists in 37 appearances this term. He previously came under fire for his lifestyle outside of football, even drawing disciplinary measures from Barca.

“My style of life is very good,” he insisted. “That’s not why I have struggled so much in the past. People speak without knowing, that’s all it is.

“And recently, I’ve not got injured as much. I always maintain a smile, even after the injuries. I told myself it’s life. There are tests in life that you have to overcome.”

Dembele was signed in 2017 and has just one more season left on his contract.

“I still have one year left on my contract,” he told beIN Sports, cited via Football Italia. “There have been no talks with the new board yet, but I’m happy and feel good.

“I don’t know the new president, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes. I have been feeling good since I got back.”

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Ansu Fati Finally Gets Some Injury Relief

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Ansu Fati Finally Gets Some Injury Relief

Ansu Fati might not require another surgery, as per reports.

Barcelona fans grew concerned when reports emerged on Fati’s knee injury.

The youngster’s recovery process was not going according to plan and he was scheduled to go under the needle a third time. He was reportedly in so much pain that he could sleep through nights. The club medical stuff concluded that the meniscus tear was not recovering as expected and there was significant fluid buildup.

Fati has been sidelined since November 2020 and is not expected to return anytime soon. But there finally seems to be some good news regarding his left knee. If he continues to feel optimistic about his injury, he might be able to avoid the surgery altogether. Fati apparently will also be eligible to travel to Seville for the Copa del Rey final.

The youngster has been a huge miss since his breakout performances early on in the season. He showcased brilliant ability and skill in front of goal. Fans already have him pegged as the future star of Barcelona, ready to carry the torch from Lionel Messi. Alongside him, Philippe Coutinho will also miss the remainder of the campaign.

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