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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: Messi lays into Barcelona mates; Why Torres left Liverpool; What Mourinho wants at Man Utd...

Overall, for the past week, our Top 5 trending articles have seen Tribal readers mainly interested in Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Lionel Messi laid into his Barcelona teammates for 20 minutes after their loss to Juventus last week.

Don Balón says that the Argentine maestro slated the likes of Jeremy Mathieu, Andre Gomes and Samuel Umtiti following their disappointing Champions League quarter-final loss.

This was of enormous interest to Tribal readers, comfortably topping the weekly pageviews column.

An intriguing story about Fernando Torresleaving Liverpool because of broken promises.

The Spaniard told BBC Sport that his Anfield dream ended when the Reds got rid of Rafa Benitez, Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso.

These words from the Atletico Madrid striker were much anticipated by Liverpool fans and appropriately consumed in the weekly trend.

Jose wants better overall players at United this summer.

The Portuguese is aware the Red Devils squad lacks some outright quality although he was complimentary of their character and fight.

Anything to do with Man United transfer talk is quickly snapped up by the Tribal faithful.

Some senior Barcelona players felt hung out to dry by Luis Enrique in the wake of the Juve defeat.

'Furious' Barça players, according to Don Balón, felt the boss took it too far with his post-match comments, telling us that any news of confrontation always seem to attract great attention among football fans.

Jonathan Zebina believes Zlatan Ibrahimovicis no PSG legend.

Zlatan's former Juventus colleague spoke controversially about the current Man United star and it was a headline that certainly created interest, perhaps among supporters of both the Red Devils and the Parisian giants.

Top 5 Tribalfootball stories - April 12-19

1. REVEALED: Messi called out Barcelona teammates in 20 min showdown

2. Atletico Madrid striker Torres: I left Liverpool over broken promises

3. Man Utd boss Mourinho: We must buy quality. But this squad best in terms of...

4. Furious senior Barcelona players demand Luis Enrique apology

5. Zebina: Ibrahimovic NO legend. We told him this at Juventus

- We also identified what our readers are searching for -


The top 5 stories searched through Google over the past week are below, with Messi's snap, Chicharito's time at Real Madrid, and Aubameyang's potential BVB exit garnering interest.

1. REVEALED: Messi called out Barcelona teammates in 20 min showdown

2. Bayer Leverkusen striker Chicharito: I defended Real Madrid shirt to death

3. AC Milan convinced Aubameyang can be tempted 'home'

4. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos won't join Man Utd if...

5. Barcelona ace Neymar says Man City whiz Gabriel Jesus best of 'new generation'


The top 5 articles found through the world's most popular social media site, Facebook, saw four stories linked with Liverpool and one regarding the chaos in France in involving Bastia and Lyon.

1. Wife of Liverpool owner John W Henry in Twitter spat with Reds fan

2. Atletico Madrid striker Torres: I left Liverpool over broken promises

3. WATCH: Bastia fans attack Lyon players - including Memphis Depay

4. Liverpool boss Klopp defends Moreno: I don't think Sturridge was on

5. Brazilian pundits no fans of Liverpool matchwinner Firmino

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