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Balague: Messi future in doubt
Balague: Messi future in doubt Guillem Balague

Balague: Messi future in doubt

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona if they don't build a better team around him, says Guillem Balague.

Change for Spain Guillem Balague

Change for Spain

Guillem Balague blogs on Costa's Spain role, the country's new-look side and Barca's struggles.

Real opportunity for Moyes Guillem Balague

Real opportunity for Moyes

Guillem Balague says David Moyes will get a real chance to show what he's made of at Real Sociedad.

Balague: Enrique to blame Guillem Balague

Balague: Enrique to blame

Luis Enrique's selection and a lack of transition are to blame for Barcelona's El Clasico loss, says Guillem Balague.

Balague: Could have been worse Guillem Balague

Balague: Could have been worse

Guillem Balague says Barcelona were lucky to only lose by two goals in Saturday’s Clasico.

El Clasico Combined XI Guillem Balague

El Clasico Combined XI

Our Spanish football experts pick a Real Madrid-Barcelona XI - but Guillem leaves out Bale and Neymar!

Balague: Arsenal almost signed Messi Guillem Balague

Balague: Arsenal almost signed Messi

It's 10 years since Lionel Messi's Barca debut - but Arsenal almost signed him at 15, says Guillem Balague.

Balague: De Gea over Casillas Guillem Balague

Balague: De Gea over Casillas

David de Gea has displaced long-serving 'keeper Iker Casillas as Spain's No. 1, says Guillem Balague.

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It was not a night on which Liverpool could resolve any of their troubles, but Brendan Rodgers must have hoped, pleaded, and prayed for better.

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Champions League: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 100 appearances for Arsenal and is showing sparkling form

On a drizzly night at the Emirates Stadium there were three moments to savour. Two of them accounted for the 2-0 scoreline. The other was a stunning piece of skill by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that deserved the same reward.

Champions League: Chelsea’s five-star show at Schalke suggests they could be unstoppable at home and in Europe

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