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Thiago Training Video Shows The Skills It Takes To Play For Spain

Spain may have made beating Romania look difficult Thursday, but before the match Thiago made playing soccer look easy. A video released by the Spainish national team of Thiago skills has gone viral among the soccer community. 

The video captures the Bayern midfielder making cross-field passes with another teammate; sounds simple enough right? Oh yeah, I forget to mention that he's juggling and passing the ball between teammates without the ball touching the ground.

Ansu Fati’s La Masia Highlight Reel Shows Just How Talented The Teenager Really Is

Barcelona slumped to a 2-2 draw with Osasuna on Saturday, leaving the Blaugrana in eighth place and five points back of leader Atlético Madrid following three match days.

16-Year-Old Wonderkid Becomes Barça’s Youngest-Ever Goal Scorer

Who needs Lionel Messi when you’ve got Ansu Fati?

Well, Barcelona still needs Messi, but the Catalan club has something special in this 16-year-old forward. 

With Messi out injured, Fati made his LaLiga debut last week as Antoine Griezmann stole the show

Against Osasuna on Saturday, Fati was the star.

Did Real Madrid Influence Ridiculous Europa League Player Of The Season Voting?

Eden Hazard won Europa League Player of the Season honors on Friday. 

And it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

Antoine Griezmann Scores Stunning Curler And Celebrates With Confetti Toss

With Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé all sidelined through injury, new signing Antoine Griezmann took center stage in Barcelona’s 5-2 victory over Real Betis at the Camp Nou on Sunday night. 

After losing their season opener last Friday against Athletic Bilbao, Barça’s nightmarish start continued when Nabil Fekir opened the scoring for Betis in the 15th minute. 

Guess Who: Martin Ødegaard Scores His First LaLiga Goal, And It’s A Beauty

Given a much more normal pathway to his footballing career, Martin Ødegaard is thriving. After establishing himself as one of the best playmakers in the Eredivisie last season while on loan at Vitesse (the former wunderkind scored eight goals and provided 11 assists in 31 appearances), the 20-year-old Norwegian is finally getting his chance in LaLiga, although he’s now on loan at Real Sociedad.

Messi Kept Out Of Barça Lineup Again, Replaced By Exciting 16-Year-Old

Is Messi injured still? That’s the question on every Barcelona fan’s mind as the Blaugrana prepare for their second LaLiga match of the 2019-20 campaign.

Sadly, it appears their talisman, Lionel Messi, is still out injured.

For the second straight week, Messi was not included in Ernesto Valverde’s LaLiga squad. In his place is 16-year-old phenom Ansu Fati.

Juan Mata Says Players Shouldn’t Stick To Football, Praises Megan Rapinoe

Should footballers stick to soccer or should they use their platform to promote their beliefs? Would your answer be different if the footballer was trying to promote a particular religion, clothing line or political view, or if those beliefs differ from your own? How about speaking up for social issues? Where do you draw the line?

Juan Mata, for one, doesn’t think an athlete should be pigeonholed into only talking about his or her sport. 

Read Andres Iniesta’s Heartfelt Farewell Letter To Retiring Friend Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres played the final match of his long, storied career on Friday. El Niño won everything there is to win in soccer: youth championships, two European championships, a World Cup and a Champions League. He scored everywhere he went (though it took him a while at Chelsea) and has never been disparaged as a bad teammate.

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