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Vidal and Barella scores as Inter beat Juventus
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Vidal and Barella scores as Inter beat Juventus

  Antonio Conte guided Inter Milan to victory against his former club Juventus as the Nerazzurri moved level on points with AC Milan at the top of Serie A. Arturo Vidal's headed first-half opener was his first top-flight goal in Italy for almost six years, having last scored for Juventus in May 2015. Nicolo Barella, who created the first, made it two with a fine run and finish. Champions Juventus were lacklustre at the San Siro and remain fifth. Andrea Pirlo's side are seven points adrift of the two Milan clubs and AC Milan can edge clear at the summit again if they win at Cagliari on Monday. Conte, who guided Juve to three Serie A titles between 2012 and 2014 to begin the Turin club's run of nine successive scudetti, had failed to beat his former club in two previou...
Conte Reacts To Inter Milan Defeat Against Real Madrid
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Conte Reacts To Inter Milan Defeat Against Real Madrid

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has reacted to the 2-0 defeat against Real Madrid on matchday 4 of the Champions League. Conte feels the referee Anthony Taylor killed the game with the decision to give Arturo Vidal a marching order. The Chilean midfielder was not pleased with the decision of the referee not to have awarded him a penalty when he was caught by Raphael Varane in the penalty area, something the referee was not interested in. He was given a yellow card for his complaints and then handed another yellow card just moments later and given his marching orders by the English referee. “Honestly, don’t talk about refereeing, even if many times the referee must be intelligent and the game is like that,” he began his post-match press conference at San Siro following the de...
Messi Bid An Emotional Farewell To Team-mate Arturo Vidal
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Messi Bid An Emotional Farewell To Team-mate Arturo Vidal

Vidal spent two seasons in Spain at Barca, and helped them win the La Liga during his first season at the club. Messi became close with Vidal during his two years at the club, and noted how his pal will be missed in the dressing room. On his Instagram he said: “I only knew you from facing up against each other and you always seemed a phenomenon, but after I was lucky enough to get to know you personally and you surprised me even more. “They were two years sharing a lot and you made yourself noticed a lot. The dressing room will miss you, Arturo.” Luis Suarez also chimed in with a message for Vidal and said: “To have you as an opponent was unbearable because of how great you are as a player, but to have you as a team-mate, friend and to know you as a person, you are even gre...
Vidal set for Inter medical as Barcelona sanction €1m sale
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Vidal set for Inter medical as Barcelona sanction €1m sale

The Chilean midfielder will travel to Milan tonight ahead of his move to Serie A from La Liga for what looks to be a bargain price Arturo Vidal will today travel to Milan ahead of a move from Barcelona to Inter for just €1 million (£900,000/$1.2m) plus bonuses, Goal can confirm. The midfielder will complete a medical in Milan on Monday and could be confirmed as a player for Antonio Conte's side later that day, as he swaps La Liga for Serie A. An agreement has been in place between the clubs for a few days and Vidal has been waiting to fly out to Italy, but issues with the contract took longer than expected to resolve. Now, however, the path has been cleared for the Chilean international to move to Inter on a two-year deal.
Barcelona midfielder Vidal wants to play for Boca Juniors, claims Medel
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Barcelona midfielder Vidal wants to play for Boca Juniors, claims Medel

The Chilean has talked up a fellow countryman's love for the Argentine club amid speculation over his future at Camp Nou Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal "loves" Boca Juniors and is "dying" to play for the Argentine giants, according to Chile team-mate Gary Medel. Vidal continues to be linked with a Barca exit, having emerged as a reported target for Serie A side Inter ahead of the summer transfer window. The 33-year-old has insisted he is happy at Camp Nou, where he arrived from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2018.
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal eager for football return
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Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal eager for football return

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal is eager for football to return. The Chilean spoke to La Tercera about his days in self-isolation due to the coronavirus lockdown. "To see that every day and all over the world people are dying, not to be with the kids as you want, everything is different. It's a constant worry, a nightmare that gets worse and worse," said the Chilean. "I get up early and train. For that it's really important the work we do with Juan Ramirez. I have a gym with some machines at home and that helps to work in routines." He says "I miss playing" and "being with my team-mates, sharing the dressing room. We are in constant connection and the club gives guidelines, but it's not the same as working on the pitch, I miss it.
Arturo Vidal And Sonia Isaza Back Together And Enjoying Quarantine
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Arturo Vidal And Sonia Isaza Back Together And Enjoying Quarantine

Arturo Vidal and Colombian model Sonia Isaza are back together after a recent and brief split, and are enjoying their quarantine together. Things looked like they were over between the pair when Isaza posted a photo on social media in mid-January along with the song ‘Murio el Amor’ (The love has died), but things appear to be rosy once again. “The breakup photo… what can I say? This man drives me crazy, I love him because of how he treats me, because he is the most spectacular man in this world and a good father,” Isaza wrote. “I love you, I have so much more to say! It makes me happy! “Here I am. Nothing and no one is going to harm this beautiful thing I feel, I love you,” she added.
Barcelona offering Lautaro Martinez €49M deal to quit Inter Milan
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Barcelona offering Lautaro Martinez €49M deal to quit Inter Milan

Barcelona are willing to offer Lautaro Martinez a massive contract to tempt him from Inter Milan. Tuttosport reports Barça are willing to offer Argentina international Lautaro, who has been given the thumbs up from his Albiceleste teammate Leo Messi, a seven-year deal with an annual wage of €7m - €3m more than the renewal offer he has on the table from Inter. The contract will consist of a five-year fixed arrangement with the option of two additional seasons until 2027. Inter have resigned themselves to the loss of the in-demand striker this summer, with his agent Alberto Yaqué admitting that he is in contact with other clubs. Inter won't just hand Lautaro away and his minimum release clause of €111m can only be activated until the middle of July. Inter won't budge on that valu...
Barcelona Midfielder, Vidal Reportedly Splits With Stunning Fitness Model, Sonia
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Barcelona Midfielder, Vidal Reportedly Splits With Stunning Fitness Model, Sonia

BARCELONA midfielder Arturo Vidal has split with stunning Wag Sonia Isaza amid rumours of a transfer from Barcelona to Inter Milan. The Chilean international Vidal, 32, made their relationship official in 2018 but it seems to have come to an end after less than three years together. The pair stopped following each other on Instagram which sparked reports of a break-up.   Localmedia report the fitness model recently posted several videos to her fans of 2.8 million followers where she was seen singing popular love songs about heartbreak. ‘Murio el Amor’ (The Love Has Died) performed by popular Colombian singer Paola Jara was just one of them. One of the lyrics Isaza was seen singing in a post was: “And I have already decided to take you out of my memory. ...
Barcelona Still Owe Liverpool Almost €100m For Coutinho
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Barcelona Still Owe Liverpool Almost €100m For Coutinho

The financial figures detailed in Barcelona's 2018/19 annual report show that the LaLiga giants owe other clubs a total of 260.7m euros. Barcelona still owe Liverpool just under 100 million euros from the 2018 signing of Philippe Coutinho, according to figures released by the LaLiga club. Barça's 2018/19 annual report, issued by the LaLiga champions on Sunday, reveals that they owe other clubs a total of 260.7m euros, with Liverpool their chief creditor. Liverpool still due 94.06m euros for Coutinho In all, the Reds are still to receive 94.06m euros from the deal for Coutinho: 27.9m in payments due in the short-term, and 66.67m pending long-term. After moving to Barça in a transfer worth 160m euros, the Brazilian failed to impress at the Camp Nou and this summer joined Bay...
Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad Against Lyon Revealed
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Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad Against Lyon Revealed

Barcelona have released their line-up that will tackle Lyon on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash at Camp Nou Stadium. Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde released a list of 20 players through the club’s official website. Valverde’s men head to the game following a 0-0 draw with Lyon in the first leg encounter played last month. Below is the Barcelona squad against Lyon: Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen. Defenders: Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jeison Murillo, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti. Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur, Sergi Roberto, Arturo Vidal, Carles Aleñá. Forwards...
Arturo Vidal Fined For Munich Nightclub Fight
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Arturo Vidal Fined For Munich Nightclub Fight

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has been hit with an 800,000 euros ($921,812) fine by a Munich court after being found guilty of assault during a nightclub fight last year. Munich district court fined the Chile international based on 80 days worth of wages, calculated to be 10,000 euros per day for the Barcelona player, who left Bayern Munich in August after three years with the German giants. The 31-year-old was not in court in Munich to hear the judge’s verdict as he played in Chile’s 1-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday, which “professionally prevented” his appearance in Bavaria, his lawyer said. Vidal and his half-brother were both found guilty after attacking another man at Munich’s Crowns Club in September 2017, which was reportedly caught on security camera. Vidal’s ha...
Barcelona Hit With Major Injury Blow As New Signing Suffers Knee Problem On International Duty
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Barcelona Hit With Major Injury Blow As New Signing Suffers Knee Problem On International Duty

Barcelona is sweating over the fitness of Arturo Vidal after the summer signing was injured on international duty with Chile, Express UK reports. Vidal only signed for Barcelona from Bayern Munich in a £27m deal this summer. The midfielder arrived as a replacement for Andres Iniesta, who left the Nou Camp for Japan during the transfer window. But Barca face a nervous wait for an update on the midfielder after he reportedly suffered an injury this week. According to Mundo Deportivo, Vidal had to abandon training with his Chile team-mates following pain in his knee. The 29-year-old sustained a serious knee injury in April 2015 and then again three years later. He was thought to be back to full fitness and joined up with his Chile team-mates this week. Mundo Deportivo...
Barcelona Reaches Agreement To Sign Chile Midfielder Arturo Vidal
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Barcelona Reaches Agreement To Sign Chile Midfielder Arturo Vidal

Officially, Barcelona reach agreement to sign chile midfielder arturo vidal on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Vidal, 31, will have a medical with the Spanish champions in the next few days. He joined Bayern from Juventus in 2015 and won the Bundesliga title in each of his three seasons in Germany. "Barcelona will shortly inform everyone about the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation ceremony," said Barca in a statement. Bayern later announced on social media that Vidal had left for Barcelona. "We'd like to thank Arturo for all his contributions and wish him all the best in Spain," added the German champions. "He always turned up in important games and we could always rely on him," said Bayern's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. V...
Ausilio Insists Inter “Aren’t Afraid About Losing Mauro Icardi” For €110m
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Ausilio Insists Inter “Aren’t Afraid About Losing Mauro Icardi” For €110m

Icardi’s release clause is deemed low in the current climate of the transfer market, but Ausilio made it clear Inter were confident about keeping the striker, while revealing Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal was not a realistic target for the winter. “Renewals? We’re working on Handanovic’s, and I think we’ll finalise it soon,” the sporting director told Tuttosport. “Miranda? He has a contract until 2019, there’s no hurry. Icardi’s €110m clause? We’re not afraid about losing Icardi “We’re happy with him and he is with us. If Icardi wanted to leave or we wanted to sell him, even if his clause was €150m, it wouldn’t change the situation much. “Icardi’s fate lies with Inter, I’m certain of that. Ramires? We won’t discuss him as a player, but it’s up to the club and not me to decide w...
Ancelotti: James Needs To Improve Physical Condition
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Ancelotti: James Needs To Improve Physical Condition

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with James Rodriguez's display in his team's 3-0 win at Schalke, but said the attacker was not yet at full fitness. James, 26, marked his first Bundesliga start with a goal and an assist as Bayern moved top of the table. Ancelotti praised the Colombia international, who is on loan from Real Madrid, for his display, but added the attacker was still working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury. "He did well, he had a good performance. He played with the team, for the team, together with the others, with a good combination," Ancelotti said. "I think he has to improve his physical condition because he is not 100 per cent, but what he did today was really good." Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot be...
It’s A Joke – Ancelotti Rubbishes is Chinese Super League Rumors
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It’s A Joke – Ancelotti Rubbishes is Chinese Super League Rumors

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has told reporters they were duped by Mario Basler's claims that he will leave the Allianz Arena to coach in the Chinese Super League. Former Germany winger Basler, who won Bundesliga titles with Bayern in 1996-97 and 1998-99 during his playing days, caused a stir over the weekend when he told Sport1 that Ancelotti was bound for the CSL during the next mid-season break, having signed a pre-contract agreement. But, speaking at a pre-match news conference for Tuesday's Champions league Group B opener against Anderlecht, Ancelotti dismissed Basler's words as a joke. "I prefer to speak about serious things, but that's a joke," he said, cocking an eyebrow slightly higher than usual. "The problem is many people didn't understand it was a joke. They took it ...
Milan And Inter Set To Do Battle For Bayern Midfielder Arturo Vidal Next Summer
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Milan And Inter Set To Do Battle For Bayern Midfielder Arturo Vidal Next Summer

According to Tuttosport newspaper, the Rossoneri have aimed their sights squarely on the Chile international. His contract with Bayern Munich is due to expire in June 2019 and he would leave next year if there was no renewal. Vidal would be one of the added bonuses to Vincenzo Montella’s squad to celebrate Champions League qualification. However, Inter have already tried to sign Vidal in recent months and are expected to make another attempt in the summer of 2018. It would be a return to Serie A for the veteran who already won the Scudetto at Juventus.
Barcelona, Real Madrid Set To Do Battle Over Wantaway Kylian Mbappe
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Barcelona, Real Madrid Set To Do Battle Over Wantaway Kylian Mbappe

Neymar's impending move to Paris Saint-Germain has shocked European football, and the madness of the transfer market is likely to intensify in the next few weeks as French publication L'Equipe reports Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe is ready to push for an exit. Barcelona, who appear vulnerable after losing a third of the "MSN", will be desperate to acquire another superstar to appease their disgruntled fans and lead the race, according to the report. As straight replacements go, the Blaugrana could strike it lucky, though the 18-year-old may have his heart set on Real Madrid, given neither club is likely to offer him a starting role as a centre-forward with Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema so well established. A meeting has already taken place between the France international's entou...
Sanchez Makes History As Chile Draw With Germany
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Sanchez Makes History As Chile Draw With Germany

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup. The Gunners’ star, voted man of the match, wrote himself into the record books by capitalising on an early mistake in the German defence. However, Lars Stindl netted his second goal of the tournament to equalise for the world champions just before the break to eventually share the points. The result leaves Chile top of Group B on goal difference from Germany. With both teams on four points, three ahead of Australia and Cameroon who drew 1-1 earlier, they are in pole position to reach next week’s semi-finals. Germany play Cameroon on Sunday in Sochi while Chile face the Socceroos in Moscow. Despite leaving all his World...
Confederations Cup: Troubled Ronaldo Eyes More Silver
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Confederations Cup: Troubled Ronaldo Eyes More Silver

Cristiano Ronaldo will put speculation over his club future firmly to one side as he leads European champions Portugal into their Confederations Cup opener against Mexico in Kazan on Sunday. The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar’s build-up to the tournament in Russia has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore companies. Now the Madrid sports media is awash with headlines suggesting Ronaldo wants out of the Spanish champions, despite only signing a new contract through to 2021 in November. But for the next two weeks the main thing on the mind of the reigning Ballon d’Or holder is winning more silverware in the eight-nation World Cup warm-up event. “He takes this...
Arturo Vidal, The Humble Road To Chile Stardom
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Arturo Vidal, The Humble Road To Chile Stardom

In one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Santiago, Yvo and his friends lace up their boots and throw on their Rodelindo Roman club jerseys in the hope of emulating the path to stardom of Chile’s Arturo Vidal. Twenty years ago, it was Vidal emerging from a pitchside hut at this modest club in the San Joaquin district of the Chilean capital, allowing him to briefly forget the cold and hunger. For Vidal, who started out with nothing, those days came well before his glittering career took off and propelled him into a star with both Chile and Bayern Munich. Now aged 30, Arturo is “a model and a source of inspiration, I would like to be like him,” Yvo Aliaga told AFP, following his team’s victory over another local side. That same admiration prompts numerous youngsters to join the clu...

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