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Papers: Barcelona face a key challenge at San Mamés

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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It’s another big day for Barcelona as they travel to San Mamés to face an always tricky opponent at an always tricky venue. However, if they are to finally start moving up the ladder, Ronald Koeman’s troops will have to start winning away from home and in difficult places too.

Mundo Deportivo go as far as saying this is a key battle and a victory could move them as high as third in the table. Of course, that could be easier said than done.

But this is a golden opportunity to win three consecutive games away from home, which is something the team has been struggling with. Unfortunately, this season even the Camp Nou hasn’t exactly provided a safe haven to the Catalans but restoring their edge when travelling away is equally as important.

SPORT, on the other hand, are tackling a different subject this morning. Lionel Messi received another award, this time getting recognised with the ‘Valores Internacional’ prize.

The award was presented by the president of Prensa Iberica, Javier Moll, and the vice president, Arantza Sarasola.

In other news, Barcelona are ready to face their opponent tonight after a small COVID scare. Luckily, all the players have tested negative for the virus and can compete.

I’ve been a Barcelona fan for more than half of my life. What started as blind love is slowly turning into professional writing. Now, I get to write about Barca, analyse them, and voice my opinions on them across platforms. I’m happy to be a part of this big project.

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David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans

Aaryan Parasnis

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During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.

The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”

Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”

Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.

There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.

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