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This game proves Gomez is taking classes from busi,not from iniesta,lol.he had a great game,I think he will come up good in future.
Paco-there's nothing to say about him.
Arda-we should play Arda at lw instead of ney,no unnecessary dribbling or take over,always in right position,hardly losing possession and with his defensive qualities,he is closing down opponents whenever we lose the possession which help us to retain possession back.
Denise,Vidal had good game as well.
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How about selling Neymar to us. We would happily take him off your hands for a discounted price of course. We do great negotiations with each other :)

P.s Alexis did a knuckleball free kick for the first time and damnnnnnnn sooo close. Hit the bar unfortunately, but at least it didn't hit the wall, or go wide or over after about 10000000 attempts by a certain player :p
Neymar is the board's star signing and long term heir to Messi. He is going nowhere. It's just that he can be a bit frustrating at times , but I expect him to step up in the 2nd half of the season. Turan is no match to neymar when neymar is in form.
Supertuuuuuurk! :D

I'm happy for Arda; he's probably frustrated to play so little and now he does this.
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You would score that last one too J...lol
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Nah, that was a tight angle. Plus I'd be exhausted and be positioned somewhere on the sidelines with a bottle of water :P
+1
And Paco still can't score one...
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^His positioning is so off...
+1
That weighted pass from messi...
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These English commentators were saying that lucho needs to win or else there will be talk about whether he's the right man for barca for rest of the season. What the f**k is wrong with these people?
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I'm not sure what you mean. They're right. If you don't win 80% of the games all the times as a Barça coach this day and age, you're out.

Lucho hasn't been doing well in recent weeks, you can't deny that. Last week I was wondering if he had lost his ability to motivate the players and to surprise the opponents. I'm still not convinced our players are as motivated as they should be and I'm disappointed by our ability to surprise. It's only against teams like Gladbach who aren't used to playing us where we seem to shine.
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Teams go through dips. We're about to set a new goal scoring record for group stage. We've had a bunch of injuries. It isn't a great situation but it's not that bad that people start talking about firing lucho.
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Well before this game we've only had 4 victories in the past 9 games in all competitions. That's 'terrible' for Barça standards, so naturally the press will be making premature assumptions.
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Yay Arda :D

Great combo with Denis & Vidal there.
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BTW, André Gomes playing a good game too. I hope he can keep building on solid performances like these.
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Oooooh Arda! :D
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Yeah, good game by Gomes - he was a lot more mobile than usual, covered lots of space, and outmuscled oponents left and right. Occasionally slows down the game and makes the odd pass, but those are complaints just because I'm judging him by a high standard, i.e. he was in for Busquets.
I don't get it. Borussia has 3rd place secured and are going to Europa no matter what. They literally have nothing to lose. Wouldn't you think they would come out guns blazing rather than park the bus? Especially since they are down 1-0?
Gladbach are having an absolutely terrible Bundesliga campaign, currently only a few points above relevation. My own explanation is that they just want a "solid defensive performance" (i.e. letting no more than 1-2 goals per half-time) and no morale killing bad loss. That's why they have a solid chain of 5 or at times 6 defenders this game.
They can barely get the ball out of their own half. Parking the bus might be the only thing they are capable of doing now. And they probably are suffering from some bad morale given their situation in the bundesliga.
I like what I see from Aleix Vidal...Finally, He is showing some quality today...
Yes, he is having a good game tonight. Hopefully he turns it around somehow with Lucho.

But Paco...
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssiii
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So apparently during last Intl break Arg NT flew on same plane which crashed carrying chapecoense players :/

That particular flight was for 4H04M and plane was carrying fuel just enough for 4H22M. The initial reason for the crash was lack of fuel.
Most of Argentine footballers are rich enough to get a private jet to wherever they want. Why do these guys take such risks?
I don't think FA's or clubs allow player to make their on traveling arrangements.

Arg FA is mess , from having shitty traveling arrangements to not paying the security guards and other personals.
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Messi and Co didn't pay or tried to avoid paying 4.1m euros in taxes for 2 years on image rights and he ended up being sentenced to 22 months prison and 2.1m euros in fines. His case seems to be driven more on politics than actual substance. New documents have revealed that Ronaldo routed 150m euros through dummy companies located in British Virgin Islands. Spanish Tax authorities have been investigating him for over a year now. The set up seems to be similar to what Messi, Mascherano and Eto have been accused of doing in order to avoid paying taxes on image rights. CR7's case runs back to 2009 when he signed for Madrid. There's also some issue with taxes in UK which seem to be unpaid. Statute of limitations applies for up to 4 years but the government can make exceptions in special cases which is what they did in Messi's case. Early case readings are suggesting that they could charge Cr7 with 2 years prison for every infraction unless he pleads guilty, pays a fine and settles for the minimum sentence of 2 years which he won't carry out as first time offender just like messi and mascherano. That's only IF there is a case.

Until now it has only been leaks through German newspapers but Spanish tax authorities are seeking access to all documents that these newspapers have (18 million documents). Ozil has apparently already paid 2.1m euros in backtaxes and has a fine of 850K euros pending. Jose Mourinho is also accused of similar financial chicanery of 10m pounds through companies registered in New Zealand in his wife's name.

I think there will be more football players named in situations like this as more european governments go after tax evaders. I'm surprised nobody in Italy or France has anything going on. It simply cannot be just a spanish problem.

The reason why so many players are involved in this is because in spain, players are charged a tax rate of 45-52% for income over 600K while corporate tax is around 30%. Tax rate on personal income for football players is even higher in Catalonia. They are allowed 15% of their income through corporations. So players found a loophole under which they created companies which earned the image rights income. This company would be held under the name of a relative. The only way this company would be fraudulent if it shows no business activity. All of this has been going on for many years but lately the government changed the criteria under which it goes after football players. This seems to be motivated by the spanish government's desire to increase tax revenues. It is also a good distraction from the awful economy that has been prevalent in spain since 2008 recession and paints a picture for the government that they're sticking up for the little guy. Players like Alonso, Casillas, Pique, Iniesta, Salgado, Puyol, David Villa, Llorente have all received notices or fines from tax authorities. I have conflicting opinions on this. On one hand, I'm all for making everybody pay their fair share but on the other hand its tax law enacted by the government. They keep loopholes in tax law and then call anybody who uses the loophole, a criminal. Big corporations have been doing it for decades. Apple Inc, paid a tax rate of 0.0001% in Ireland for their sales in Europe, middle east and India because they opened two companies in Cork, Ireland and loaded up all their research expenses including those in USA on this company. That offseted their European tax bill dramatically and now the EU is seeking 13bn in back taxes from the Irish government.

Its funny how rich people are so frickin greedy. Messi and Ronaldo make close to $100 million per year and Apple has a net profit of around $8bn. Paying a bit of money is such a big problem?
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Ronaldo won't even let Messi have a tax scandal of his own. Competitive !!!

Jokes aside , I haven't read into this story much but apparently Jorge Mendes is master mind behind this latest scandal
It seems Florentino is already threatening Spanish media not to talk about Cristiano's tax fraud. El Mundo already reported they have received threats
Malik: When the Messi story blew up along with investigations into Iniesta and Pique as well as side stories about Mascherano and Adriano, it was clear they were after Catalan based players. I've always believed that there have to be Madrid players doing similar things but they were all under the radar. El Mundo and Des Spiegel is reporting that CR7 has been under investigation for over a year now. Usually authorities don't reveal inquiries until they have a case and are ready to press charges. But its interesting that Ozil had a case and now CR7 but somehow all the other Madrid players are clean. lol
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^ I read that modric, pepe & coentrao are also being relegated


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3 days ago
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Sevilla took the lead after a blistering start but Lionel Messi equalised just before half-time and Barcelona dominated the second half, Luis Suárez’s goal on the hour proving enough to earn victory
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The midfielder hailed his side’s ‘very special night’ but urged caution for City’s final Champions League Group C fixtures against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Celtic
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12
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15
34
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4
8
14
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27
5
20
25
3
3
8
14
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25
17
11
28
3
4
7
14
4
23
9
10
19
3
5
6
14
5
23
4
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23
5
2
7
14
6
23
3
17
20
5
2
7
14
7
21
2
19
21
5
3
6
14
8
21
-2
26
24
5
3
6
14
9
20
3
22
25
4
5
5
14
10
20
2
21
23
4
5
5
14
11
19
0
17
17
3
7
4
14
12
17
-3
17
14
5
5
4
14
13
15
-11
28
17
7
3
4
14
14
14
-14
25
11
8
2
4
14
15
13
-6
24
18
7
4
3
14
16
12
-7
26
19
8
3
3
14
17
12
-13
28
15
8
3
3
14
18
8
-17
30
13
8
5
1
14
19
7
-16
29
13
9
4
1
14
20
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0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32

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D
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12
12
4
16
1
0
4
5
1
8
2
9
11
1
2
2
5
2
5
-3
8
5
2
2
1
5
3
2
-11
15
4
3
2
0
5
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