Barcelona claim Lionel Messi HAS signed new contract

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu claims Lionel Messi has in fact signed a new contract, blaming “schedule problems” for the delay in announcing the news officially. The Catalan club’s star man had been under contract at Camp Nou until 2018, with speculation mounting that he will look to leave as negotiations over improved terms continued to…

Atletico Madrid salvage draw despite Griezmann red card; Sociedad win late

Girona celebrated after Cristhian Stuani scored against Atletico Madrid, but they could not hang on to win. Antoine Griezmann was sent off but Atletico Madrid battled back to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw at La Liga newcomers Girona in their opening match of the new season on Saturday. The Catalans were making their debut in Spain’s top flight. Following a minute’s…