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Barcelona forward Messi presented with Golden Shoe for record sixth time

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti provides the latest on the Catalonia protests and how they might affect La Liga.
Shaka Hislop reacts to reports that Barcelona are interested in Marcus Rashford over Roberto Firmino.
Alejandro Moreno breaks down Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's impact on El Clasico.

Lionel Messi was presented with the European Golden Shoe on Wednesday for a record-breaking sixth time after holding off a challenge from Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.

Messi, 32, scored 36 league goals for Barcelona last season to finish ahead of Mbappe, who scored 33 in France, and Sampdoria's Fabio Quagliarella, who netted 26 times in Italy's Serie A.

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It was the third successive season that the Barca forward has...

Toe Poke Daily: Bust of PSG star Neymar goes on display on streets of Paris

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Neymar will be quite literally showing his face on the streets of Paris on a daily basis for the next month after a new sculpture of the Paris Saint-Germain star went on...

Sources: Barcelona forced to change travel plans for La Liga clash with Eibar

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti provides the latest on the Catalonia protests and how they might affect La Liga.
Shaka Hislop reacts to reports that Barcelona are interested in Marcus Rashford over Roberto Firmino.
The ESPN FC crew are again at odds with Shaka Hislop's "random collection of teams" in his Power Rankings.
Alejandro Moreno breaks down Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's impact on El Clasico.

Barcelona have been forced to change their travel plans for this weekend's game against Eibar due to the ongoing protests in the city following a Spanish court ruling which saw nine Catalan separatists jailed for between nine and 13 years, sources have told ESPN FC.

A strike has been called on Friday in Catalonia and a number of marches are planned across the region to protest at the ruling. Roads in and out of Barcelona are expected to be blocked, which could make it difficult for the Spanish champions...

Lazio handed partial stadium ban for fans' racist behaviour vs. Rennes

A banner displaying the UEFA Equal Game
Lazio will face a partial stadium ban against Celtic on Nov. 7.

Lazio have been ordered to close four sections of their stadium for their next Europa League home game due to racist behaviour by the Italian club's fans during a group stage match against Rennes earlier this month.

European football's governing body UEFA said in a statement that Lazio must also display a banner carrying the words "#EqualGame" with the UEFA logo on it for the match against Celtic on Nov. 7.

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The club were also fined €20,000...

India salvage a point, while Bangladesh make one

Have you ever heard the sound of sixty thousand hearts breaking simultaneously? It sounds like, well... nothing. Just a vast, sudden, emptiness where there once was a wall of noise.

It's eerie.

On Monday, Jamal Bhuyan, captain of the Bangladesh national football team, all swagger and smirking confidence, had promised he'd break Indian hearts. On Tuesday, he did just that. It was his wicked delivery that Gurpreet Singh Sandhu flapped at, that Saad Uddin turned in to give Bangladesh the surprise lead...

Roberto Alvarado, Rodolfo Pizarro shine in Mexico's easy win over Panama

Roberto Alvarado (11) celebrates with teammates after opening the scoring for Mexico against Panama on Tuesday.

Mexico is now two for two in the group stage of the CONCACAF Nations League. Following last week's 5-1 thrashing of Bermuda, El Tri returned home to collect another three points during Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Panama.

The match also marked the Estadio Azteca debut for manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino, who now has 14 victories as national team boss.

Positives

Mexico's quick passing was brilliant to watch. The midfield and frontline regularly connected as a fluid and dynamic unit that rapidly moved...