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Real Madrid speak on sacking Lopetegui before El Clasico clash with Barcelona

Real Madrid director, Emilio Butragueno, has insisted manager Julen Lopetegui, will remain in charge for Sunday’s El Clasico clash with Barcelona.

Champions League holders Madrid ended a five-match winless run in all competitions, with a 2-1 victory over Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.

Reports before the game suggested Lopetegui would be sacked regardless of the result, yet Butragueno claims the club are planning to continue as normal ahead of the trip to Camp Nou.

“Lopetegui will sit on the bench at Camp Nou as normal,” he told Movistar.

“In these kind of situations, it is important to remain calm and trust the players. Sunday’s game is a great motivation for us.”

Pushed on the rumours Lopetegui would be sacked before El Clasico, Butragueno added: “It is normal. This is football. We have heard the rumours, but we have confidence and hopefully we will play well at Camp Nou.”

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Lionel Messi shares awesome photo of himself and kids playing with their dog

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has taken to social media to share awesome photo of himself and his sons Thiago and Mateo relaxing at home with their dog Hulk.

Lionel Messi can be seen in the photo he posted with his children pilling on top of him while the Argentine superstar laid on the sofa.

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Messi’s two sons appeared to be having fun in the photo with the dog, but their star father did not appear enjoying the play from the pet.

Lionel Messi has been impressive for Barcelona this season scoring 23 goals in 22 games in all competitions for the reigning Spanish champions.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently topping the Spanish La Liga table with 43 points after 19 games played this season.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic lashes out at Cristiano Ronaldo after his mega money move to Juve

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Former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has blasted Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo over his move to Italian League champions Juventus.

The 33-year-old ended his nine year reign with Real Madrid after the 2018 FIFA World Cup and sealed a move to the Allianz Stadium to join the Old Lady in a deal around £99 million.

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He has since then scored 14 goals and created five assists in 19 league matches, as Allegri’s men sit atop of the log with 53 points – nine points better than Napoli.

ESPN however reports that the former Manchester United forward believes Ronaldo could have gone to a more lower club and prove his quality there.

The 37-year-old insisted that the Portuguese star joined a team that has won the league title in the last six years.

“Cristiano Ronaldo calls it a challenge to go to a team already armed, that has been winning the Serie A,” Ibrahimovic told ESPNFC.

“Several years ago, why not go to a second division club to become the champion and take the team to the 1st. Bulls**t, going to Juve is no challenge. “

Ibrahimovic on the other hand joined Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy in 2018 and in his first year at the club scored 22 goals and six assists in 27 matches for the franchise.

That was after spending close to one and a half season at Manchester United where he scored 17 goals in 33 topflight matches, and also won the Europa and EFL Cup in his first season.

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Chelsea’s Giroud in shock move to Barcelona

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La Liga giants, Barcelona have made a shock move to sign striker, Olivier Giroud from Chelsea in this January transfer window.

Giroud has struggled to command a regular spot in the first-team at Chelsea under manager, Maurizio Sarri.

The France World Cup winner arrived Stamford Bridge from Arsenal in January 2018.

However, Barcelona are looking for a new striker to provide support to Luis Suarez, their first-choice centre-forward.

RMC Sport is reporting that the Catalan club have identified Giroud as one of the top transfer targets to sign this month to assist Suarez at the Camp Nou.

Giroud came off the bench in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday in the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge.

The 32-year-old has scored just 10 goals for Chelsea since joining the West London club this time last year.

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