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Barcelona confirm hackers announced Angel di Maria signing on social media

Barcelona confirm that their social media accounts were hacked when an announcement was made that the club had signed Angel di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona have confirmed that their social media accounts were hacked when a message announcing the signing of Angel di Maria was posted on Tuesday night.

The Catalan giants stunned football fans when posts on their Twitter and Facebook feeds claimed that the Argentine had completed a move to Camp Nou.

The transfer was seen as controversial given that Di Maria, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain, spent four years at Barcelona's enemies Real Madrid.

However, it was later revealed that the announcement was fake, with security group named OurMine writing: "Hi FC Barcelona, it's OurMine (Security Group), please contact us - ourmine.org -> Contact Us, and sorry for the hoax."

The Catalan giants also took to social media to clear up the confusion. The club posted: "Tonight our accounts have been hacked. We are working to fix it as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

Meanwhile, Barcelona are believed to be preparing a fourth bid worth £138m for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.


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1Barcelona1273234181624
2Sevilla1272324141023
3Atletico MadridAtletico12651168823
4AlavesAlaves127231712523
5Espanyol126331610621
6Real Madrid126242016420
7Real Valladolid1245399017
8Levante125251819-117
9GironaGirona124531314-117
10Real Sociedad124441514116
11Getafe124441110116
12Real Betis124441215-316
13EibarEibar124351218-615
14Celta Vigo123542220214
15Valencia1228289-114
16Villarreal122551113-211
17Athletic Bilbao121741319-610
18Leganes12246916-710
19Rayo Vallecano121471425-117
20Huesca121381025-156

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