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Papers: Messi played his 750th game for Barcelona

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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Even though he was so close to leaving the club last summer, Lionel Messi now continues to break records and achieve milestones with Barcelona. The little Argentine seems to be back to his former self after a slow start to the campaign and is adamant on helping the club, at least for the time being.

SPORT are celebrating his 750th game for the club this morning and Leo himself is incredibly proud of this achievement.

The outlet quotes him saying: “It is a pride to have reached this number of games with the Barça shirt”, and it seems the captain and club legend could be finding his joy of being an Azulgrana once again.

In some other news, SPORT suggest Antoine Griezmann is not for sale despite his difficult situation at the Camp Nou. The club hopes the Frenchman can still reverse his fortune and succeed at Barcelona. Aleñá, on the other hand, is very close to leaving on loan to Getafe, which could be officially announced one of these days, even today.

Mundo Deportivo are mostly dealing with Real Madrid and their situation with Sergio Ramos.

As far as their Barcelona update goes, they just mention the fact that the transfer market is now officially opened in Spain and that the Catalans have their eyes set on two possible targets – Eric García and Memphis Depay.

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Barcelona presidential candidate takes a jab at Madrid president, calls him VARentino Perez

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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The presidential elections are edging ever closer and the people are already picking their favourites. However, this battle has very much become a two-horse race and even calling it that is putting it quite mildly as well. Joan Laporta is, to many, the frontrunner for the position while Victor Font and Antoni Freixa are lagging far behind.

This is especially true for the latter who seems to stand no chance against two big names in the business. But Freixa is still trying and campaigning as well. One of his latest moves was actually taking a dig at both Real Madrid and his direct rivals.

Following in Laporta’s footsteps of mocking the Madridistas, according to AS‘ report, Freixa addressed Florentino Perez, Real’s president, as ‘VARentino’ in one of his slogans.

‘I will not allow VARentino to control LaLiga,’, read the slogan to be more precise. Of course, some socis will undoubtedly find this funny and appealing. After all, Laporta’s dig was well received in the community because Barcelona fans, and any other fans for that matter, like jabs like these that are aimed at their arch-rivals.

However, Freixa also took a dig at Laporta as well, calling him out for not attending the debate with himself and Font. Either way, we can safely say the tension is slowly but surely on the rise.

March is also rapidly approaching and the candidates are using all the aces they have up their sleeves. We still don’t know who will have the final say but at the same time, there are some indications suggesting there is a clear favourite after all.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

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