MESSI RESTED FOR DINAMO CLASH

Barcelona would be without star player Lionel Messi for the Champions League trip to Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv in Group G after manager Ronald Koeman decided to rest him with the Catalans in a strong position in their group. Barcelona are one of the four clubs with a perfect record in the group stage of the competition this season.

The decision to rest Messi for the gruelling trip to Kyiv in Ukraine was conveyed to reporters by Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman during his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the game on Tuesday night. The former Barcelona midfielder also confirmed that Dutch international midfielder Frenkie de Jong will also be rested for the game

BRAITHWAITE: BARCELONA AND LEGANES LOSE

In the emergency deal to land Martin Braithwaite, Barcelona bought the Leganes striker outside of the winter window following concurrent injuries to Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. The move, which was very controversial across the Spanish topflight, was completed in late February for 18 million euros.

BARCELONA WOULD STRUGGLE POST-MESSI

With Lionel Messi set to turn 33 next month as La Liga plans to resume the season, Barcelona fans are hopeful that their skipper would lead them to yet another title victory. However, as the Argentina reaches another milestone age-wise, fans would also be bothered about a post-Messi world for Barcelona.

BARÇA MAKE NEYMAR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

According to a report, Barcelona will make another move to sign Neymar at the end of the season. The club tried to bring the player back to the club in the summer, but they could not reach an agreement with PSG. Neymar did declare publicly that he wants to return to the Camp Nou. Barca will now try all they can in a bid to bring the prodigal son back home. They have identified the Brazilian as the top priority this summer.

BLIND BELIEVES MANE IS MORE LIKE RONALDO

Dany Blind, former Dutch international and coach and the father of one-time Manchester United defender Daley Blind, believes Liverpool forward is more of a “new Ronaldo” than Lionel Messi.

Speaking and praising the Senegal international for his impact so far at Anfield, the Dutch was particularly impressed with Mane’s ability to use both feet to full effect.

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