Eder Sarabia confirms contract termination with Barcelona… “finally”

Eder Sarabia has finally terminated his contract with Barcelona, three months after coach Quique Setien was sacked.

27/11/2020 at 18:35



Sarabia, who was Setien’s assistant, announced on social media on Friday that he has finally reached an agreement with the Catalan club.

Along with Sarabia, Fran Soto and Jon Pascua have also agreed on terms on a contract termination.

“After more than three months, today, finally, Fran, Jon and I have been able to resolve the contractual relationship that, incomprehensibly, still linked us to FC Barcelona,” Sarabia wrote.

“It wasn’t the agreement we wanted but it’s the one we accepted to end with the wear and tear that we had suffered and thinking of the future.

“It’s clear the club’s in a worrying situation, something you notice when you arrive and, as such, it has a direct effect on performances.

“You always believe you’re capable of resolving things but, for us, despite doing all we could, that proved impossible.

“I say goodbye with a huge sense of sadness, but hopeful that things change and Barça return to being the club and team that made us enjoy football for so many years like no other team.

“Long live Barça!”


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Antoine Griezmann abandons Messi and Barcelona for the United States league

After standing out in the Champions League game against Dinamo Kiev, Antoine Griezmann put football aside and enjoys his passion for NFL American football.

November 25, 2020 · 09:52 hs

Barcelona is still shocked by yesterday’s great victory against Dinamo Kiev, which gave it a pass to the next phase of the UEFA Champions League two days before the group-zone games end.

With a resounding 4 to 0 and with a large majority of substitutes, those led by Ronald Koeman showed a great superiority over their rivals and made it clear that they are for great objectives this season.

Antoine Grezmann, who scored the last goal against the Ukrainians, celebrated this victory in a very special way, putting aside his obligations as a footballer and focusing on one of his greatest passions such as American football and the NFL.

Trying to disassociate himself from the controversies that surround him with Lionel Messi, the Frenchman turned a deaf ear and published a large number of images referring to the sport that moves millions in the United States.


FC Barcelona. The similar plays of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi

Editorial Mediotiempo

Mexico City / 25.11.2020 12:40:46

On the occasion of death of Diego Armando Maradona, the Barcelona made a compilation of his best plays wrapped in the shirt Blaugrana and incidentally compared some of these with those he has done throughout his history at the club Lionel Messi.

The compilation is made with plays that are very similar between both Argentines and it is that both got history in the Barcelona, as well as great goals that had a lot of meaning.


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Barcelona, ​​in the eighth of the Champions League

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alleges cash problems and that the bank does not endorse it

24/11/2020 05:00

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More economic problems for FC Barcelona. In the midst of the financial crisis due to the coronavirus hit, the Treasury has imposed a millionaire penalty to the Blaugrana entity.

The Central Delegation of Large Taxpayers of the Tax Agency claims almost nine million euros in withholdings for income from work / professional (January 2012-June 2015) not paid, to which adds a fine of another 14 million euros for this question: 23 million euros total.

This sanction was ratified by the Central Administrative Economic Court just before the summer, but the football club appealed to the National Court to have the payment suspended. The Catalan team has managed to get the contentious-administrative chamber of the high court to postpone this disbursement after alleging the damages and “its difficult repair” of the immediate payment of the same.

Former FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.  (EFE)Former FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.  (EFE)
Former FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. (EFE)

In order to defer the payment of taxes and achieve oxygen thanks to this precautionary measure, FC Barcelona highlights before the magistrates “the exceptional situation of the covid-19 pandemic, which has generated a substantial reduction in your income, by carrying out its activity in one of the sectors most affected by the economic crisis derived from the health crisis (public entertainment), which justifies, in its opinion, the adoption of exceptional measures “.

On the one hand, Barça alludes to the decrease in the market value of your players: “Covid-19 has not only affected the club’s income and expenses, but has also temporarily devalued your most precious intangible, that is, the value of its staff “, reads the judicial order consulted by El Confidencial.

“The compromised situation of the treasury and the refusal of various financial institutions to grant it a guarantee do not preclude providing a guarantee”

On the other hand, the team that today leads a management committee after the resignation of its former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, highlights that the “significant decrease in its income has been reflected in the financial situation of the FCB”, and adds: “The decrease of the income and substantial maintenance of the FCB operating expenses [más de 16 millones de euros mensuales de media en el último semestre] have resulted in a pressing decrease in your result, which would prevent it from facing the amounts derived from the settlement and sanctioning agreements “.

For all the foregoing, the court that judges the case understands this precautionary measure to be appropriate, which was opposed by the State Bar. However, the magistrates do not grant him partial dispensation from guarantee that Barça also asked for. “The compromised situation of the club’s treasury, as well as the refusal of various financial entities to grant you a guarantee, it does not exclude the provision of a guarantee in any other of the forms admitted by law to respond, where appropriate, to the amount of the penalty “, explains the National Court.

Crisis at all levels

FC Barcelona is experiencing one of the worst crises in its history. To the economic problems must be added its difficult institutional situation (without a board in the absence of elections) and the bad sporting moment that the club is experiencing, twelfth in La Liga after only one victory in the last six games and with its franchise player, Lionel Messi, increasingly disenchanted.

As this media has advanced, the club barely has 30 million of its own funds to face its complicated day-to-day life, which places it increasingly close to bankruptcy (former suspension of payments). Against this background, the interim board led by Carles Tusquets He is trying to agree to a salary cut with his staff of 190 million euros, which would allow him to stay alive. Hence, the sanction imposed by the Treasury comes at the worst moment for the club, whose current financial crisis considers “conjunctural and exceptional”.

Agustin Marco

For this reason, Carles Tusquets, the current president of the management committee that presides over the club after the resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu, has asked the players for a salary cut of close to 40%

This is not the first time that the club or its stars have had problems with the treasury. One of the tax controversies that persecute him comes from the tax treatment of agents and intermediaries who participate in the signings of footballers.

The Treasury detected that these agents billed the club for services rendered in the multimillion dollar transactions of football stars. However, since 2015, the Treasury has applied a criterion in which it understands that intermediaries do not provide these services to the club but to the player in question whom they represent.

This differentiation means that the agent’s fees have to be paid by the footballer, so if he wants to pass them on to the team, he has to do so by raising his income and later liquidating the services with the representative. TO tax effects, this represents a substantial change, since it goes from the agent billing the club with 21% VAT to the footballer paying a marginal rate of 52%.


Costa, alternate in the Atltico; Pedri, starter at Barcelona

Madrid, Nov 21 (EFE) .- Diego Simeone, coach of Atlético de Madrid, leaves with the scheduled eleven, with Joao Félix and Ángel Correa in attack and Diego Costa as a substitute, while Ronald Koeman, his counterpart in Barcelona, ​​replaces the withdrawal of Sergio Busquets with the ownership of Miralem Pjanic and lines up Pedri and Sergi Roberto at the beginning and not Phillipe Coutinho at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

The Barça eleven is made up of Marc Andre Ter Stegen as goalkeeper, with Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba in defense; Ousmane Dembele, Miralem Pjanic, Frenkie De Jong and Pedri, in midfield; and Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi, in the front of the attack. Coutinho starts on the bench, after a month off due to injury.

The same thing happens to Diego Costa at Atlético, who goes out with Jan Oblak, in goal; Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, José María Giménez and Mario Hermoso, on defense; Marcos Llorente, Saúl Ñíguez, Koke Resurrección and Yannick Carrasco, in the center of the field; and Ángel Correa and Joao Félix, up front.


Atlético de Madrid vs Barcelona LIVE ONLINE FREE, Spanish league

Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona They will be measured by three important points to move up the Spanish football standings and take advantage of Real Madrid’s draw against Villarreal. The ‘colchonero’ team wants to defend their hometown, while the ‘culé’ cast seeks to find their ideal style of play to be able to please their fans, win games and convince their great figure, Lionel Messi, to stay one more season at the institution.