Egyptian painter Islam Battah’s uncanny resemblance to Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi sparks joy for children at an orphanage in Zagazig, north of Egyptian capital Cairo.
The victory takes Barcelona above Real Madrid into second place in the standings on 62 points, four behind leaders Atletico Madrid with 10 games left to play.
Laporta was last president at Barca between 2003 and 2010, which included overseeing the hugely successful appointment of Pep Guardiola as coach and the iconic treble-winning team of 2008/9.
Messi had sat out the previous two games suspended after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup final defeat by Athletic Bilbao but looked refreshed and ultimately made the difference again.
The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
CR7 is the undisputed holder of several records, the leading scorer for Real Madrid and his country, and above Lionel Messi in the Champions League goalscoring charts.
Messi will miss Barcelona’s match against third-division club Cornella in the Copa del Rey and against Elche in La Liga.
Lionel Messi watched last round’s 1-1 draw with Eibar from the stands at Camp Nou due to an unspecified problem related to his right ankle.
Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic injury-time winner, his second goal of the game, to earn Bayern Munich a 2-1 comeback victory against Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bayern Munich forward has been named The Best FIFA Men's Player 2020, beating off competition from last year's winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tuesday's action in the Champions League saw Erling Braut Haaland, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes all get among the goals.
Bartomeu's departure follows mounting pressure from fans and his public falling-out with Lionel Messi and helps avoiding a vote of no confidence, which had been triggered after over 20,000 Barcelona members signed a petition for him to be removed.
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