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Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Olympiacos - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 18, 2017 Barcelona’s Gerard Pique after being shown a red card by referee Willie Collum REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files
Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Olympiacos
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Olympiacos - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 18, 2017 Barcelona’s Gerard Pique after being shown a red card by referee Willie Collum REUTERS/Albert Gea/Files
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - October 14, 2017 Barcelona’s Gerard Pique during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo
La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - October 14, 2017 Barcelona’s Gerard Pique during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo
Soccer Football - Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 6, 2017 Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos REUTERS/Juan Medina
Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
Soccer Football - Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 6, 2017 Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos REUTERS/Juan Medina
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Sevilla - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 4, 2017 Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo REUTERS/Albert Gea
La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Sevilla
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Sevilla - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - November 4, 2017 Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo REUTERS/Albert Gea
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, Villarreal coach Marcelino Garcia Toral from Spain looks on before their La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain. Valencia will face a tough test away from home on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 when it plays at an Eibar side that hasn’t lost in its last four home games. Valencia is second in the Spanish league behind Barcelona. Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said his team has a deep enough squad to overcome the absences of Zaza and Soler. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, file)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, Villarreal coach Marcelino Garcia Toral from Spain looks on before their La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain. Valencia will face a tough test away from home on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 when it plays at an Eibar side that hasn’t lost in its last four home games. Valencia is second in the Spanish league behind Barcelona. Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said his team has a deep enough squad to overcome the absences of Zaza and Soler. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, file)
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, Villarreal coach Marcelino Garcia Toral from Spain looks on before their La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain. Valencia will face a tough test away from home on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 when it plays at an Eibar side that hasn’t lost in its last four home games. Valencia is second in the Spanish league behind Barcelona. Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said his team has a deep enough squad to overcome the absences of Zaza and Soler. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, file)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before the match REUTERS/Jon Nazca
La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before the match REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before the match REUTERS/Jon Nazca
La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone before the match REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Barcelona team group before the match REUTERS/Heino Kalis
La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Barcelona team group before the match REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Malaga CF - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 21, 2017 Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Albert Gea
La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Malaga CF
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Malaga CF - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 21, 2017 Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Albert Gea
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Malaga CF - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 21, 2017 Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta celebrates scoring their second goal. REUTERS/Albert Gea
La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Malaga CF
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Malaga CF - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 21, 2017 Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta celebrates scoring their second goal. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted off REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted off REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted off REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted off REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted off REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted off REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo with his five Ballon d'Or trophies before the match REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid vs Sevilla - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 9, 2017 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo with his five Ballon d'Or trophies before the match REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - December 2, 2017 Real Madrid’s Marcelo REUTERS/Vincent West
La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - December 2, 2017 Real Madrid’s Marcelo REUTERS/Vincent West
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - December 2, 2017. Real Madrid’s Marcelo. REUTERS/Vincent West
La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - San Mames, Bilbao, Spain - December 2, 2017. Real Madrid’s Marcelo. REUTERS/Vincent West
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona Training - Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain - December 4, 2017 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde during training REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Champions League - FC Barcelona Training
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona Training - Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain - December 4, 2017 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde during training REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Sporting CP - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 5, 2017. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde looks on REUTERS/Albert Gea
Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Sporting CP
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Sporting CP - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 5, 2017. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde looks on REUTERS/Albert Gea
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde before the match REUTERS/Heino Kalis
La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde before the match REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona Training - Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain - December 4, 2017 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde during training REUTERS/Sergio Perez - RC1F13AE6890
Champions League - FC Barcelona Training
Soccer Football - Champions League - FC Barcelona Training - Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Barcelona, Spain - December 4, 2017 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde during training REUTERS/Sergio Perez - RC1F13AE6890
Soccer Football - Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 6, 2017 Real Madrid team group REUTERS/Juan Medina
Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
Soccer Football - Champions League - Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - December 6, 2017 Real Madrid team group REUTERS/Juan Medina
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal with Luis Suarez REUTERS/Heino Kalis
La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal with Luis Suarez REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Villarreal's Rodri in action with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi REUTERS/Heino Kalis
La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Villarreal's Rodri in action with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez in action with Real Betis' Antonio Barragan REUTERS/Jon Nazca
La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez in action with Real Betis' Antonio Barragan REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Jon Nazca
La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Villarreal's Ruben Semedo in action with Barcelona’s Luis Suarez REUTERS/Heino Kalis
La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Villarreal vs FC Barcelona - Estadio de la Ceramica, Villarreal, Spain - December 10, 2017 Villarreal's Ruben Semedo in action with Barcelona’s Luis Suarez REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa in action REUTERS/Jon Nazca
La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid - Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain - December 10, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa in action REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men
Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi , center, duels for the ball with Villarreal's Rodrigo, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men
Barcelona's Lionel Messi , center, duels for the ball with Villarreal's Rodrigo, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is congratulated by teammate Luiz Suarez after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is congratulated by teammate Luiz Suarez after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is congratulated by teammate Luiz Suarez after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is congratulated by teammate Luiz Suarez after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, is congratulated by teammate Luiz Suarez after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after failing to score against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi , center, duels for the ball with Villarreal's Rodrigo, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi , center, duels for the ball with Villarreal's Rodrigo, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi , center, duels for the ball with Villarreal's Rodrigo, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Villarreal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villarreal and FC Barcelona at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

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