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Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen - Busquets aims to cool ref row

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by PA487 hits

Sergio Busquets has called for Barcelona's players to focus on securing their place in the last eight of the Champions League and leave the refereeing row surrounding the club to other people. Barca board spokesman Toni Freixa caused a stir at a press conference on Monday with his comments about the club's treatment at the hands of officials this season, while Gerard Pique fanned the flames b...Full Story »

Messi: Aguero must join Real - Barcelona star urges Manchester City striker to move to La Liga

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by skysports.com379 hits

Sergio Aguero: The Manchester City striker has scored 21 goals for the Premier League leaders this season Lionel Messi is encouraging his international team-mate and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to return to Spain. Aguero is being linked with a move to Real Madrid, but City boss Roberto Mancini has ruled out a swap with Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentina international, who has scored 21 ...Full Story »

Barcelona, Boca collaborate to find young talent

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by YAHOO Sport112 hits

Officials of Barcelona and Argentine club Boca Juniors say they have reached an agreement to work together to develop young football talent. The Spanish club said Monday it would be providing coaching expertise from its “La Candela” coaching project, and in exchange will have the first priority in signing players from the famous Argentine club. Barcelona will also maintain the righ...Full Story »

Ibrahimovic: I owe Galliani for bringing me back to Milan from Barcelona

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed his gratitude to AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani for rescuing him from Barcelona in the summer of 2010. In his first game back after a three-game suspension, the Sweden international scored a stunning hat-trick to secure the Rossoneri three points against Palermo, a game which coach Massimiliano Allegri had described beforehand as one of the most decisive of the c...Full Story »

Iniesta: Barcelona must step up when Messi is absent

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport74 hits

Andres Iniesta believes that Barcelona needs to raise its game whenever it is forced to make do without the services of talismanic striker Lionel Messi. The Catalans were without the diminutive Argentine for Saturday night's 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon at Camp Nou because of suspension - and it showed, with the Catalans only picking up three vital points thanks to late goals from Seydou Kei...Full Story »

Keita, Xavi rescue Barcelona

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2012 by Supersport.com71 hits

  Seydou Keita and Xavi struck in the last 11 minutes to earn 10-man Barcelona a nervy 3-1 home win over lowly Sporting Gijon that kept their La Liga title hopes alive on Saturday. With leading scorer Lionel Messi suspended for the first time in his career, the champions lacked a cutting edge until Andres Iniesta fired them in front just before halftime at the Nou Camp. The game was turn...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 : 1 Sporting de Gijon - Barca labour to win

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by PA22 hits

Barcelona lurched to a much-needed 3-1 victory over lowly Sporting Gijon on a night they struggled for a cutting edge without Lionel Messi. With the Argentina playmaker suspended, Pep Guardiola's side had to rely on late goals from Seydou Keita and Xavi to secure a win that moved them seven points behind leaders Real Madrid. Barca looked in real danger of dropping yet more points when David Ba...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Sporting de Gijon preview - Pedro demands a faultless run in

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by PA37 hits

Barcelona forward Pedro concedes the Catalan club have no more margin for error in their bid to clinch a fourth consecutive Primera Division title - but is confident their dream remains very much alive. Coach Pep Guardiola admitted after last weekend's 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid that he could not see the champions overhauling Real Madrid's 10-point lead with 14 games remaining, but his public u...Full Story »

Barcelona hosts Sporting without Lionel Messi

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport94 hits

Barcelona will have to overcome Lionel Messi’s absence against Sporting Gijon on Saturday as it tries to keep its dwindling chances for a fourth straight Spanish league title alive. With Real Madrid already 10 points clear at the top of the table, Messi’s one-game suspension for having collected five yellow cards leaves coach Pep Guardiola without his top scorer in a front line alre...Full Story »

Barcelona star opens the door to Liverpool move

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2012 by hits

Liverpool target Seydou Keita has fuelled speculation he could join the Carling Cup holders in the summer. The Barcelona midfielder was linked with a January switch to Merseyside but the deal didn't come off. The Mali international, however, has still not agreed a new contract with the La Liga side and has admitted the lure of Anfield is a strong one. "A challenge elsewhere would appea...Full Story »

'Messi's genius left us with nothing' - Atletico Madrid's Simeone after Barcelona defeat

Posted Monday, February 27, 2012 by YAHOO Sport239 hits

Speaking after his club's 2-1 La Liga loss against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone stated that Lionel Messi's "genius" proved to be the decisive factor in the game. The match at the Vicente Calderon was heading towards a draw after Daniel Alves and Radamel Falcao had traded strikes, but the Ballon d'Or winner popped up with a sublime free kick to earn all three points late in t...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 1 : 2 Barcelona - Messi on target with Barca winner

Posted Sunday, February 26, 2012 by PA82 hits

Lionel Messi's stunning free-kick nine minutes from time handed Barcelona a hard-fought 2-1 Primera Division victory over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. The Argentina forward had a goal ruled out early on for handball but played a part as Dani Alves opened the scoring eight minutes before half-time. Atletico levelled just after the break as Radamel Falcao Garcia turned in Gabi's corn...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona preview - Keita: Barca remain in title hunt

Posted Sunday, February 26, 2012 by PA42 hits

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita insists his side cannot be written off in the title race just yet, even though they face a tough ask to catch Primera Division leaders Real Madrid. Just four wins in seven league matches since the start of 2012 have seen Pep Guardiola's men slip 10 points off the pace set by their great rivals. A 5-1 hammering of Valencia last weekend helped raise spirits amon...Full Story »

Ashley Cole 'could join Barcelona'

Posted Saturday, February 25, 2012 by hits

Above: Ashley Cole could join Barcelona in the summer Ashley Cole could land a big money move to Barcelona in the summer. The England international has fallen out with Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas. And he will seek a quick exit in the summer - if Roman Abramovich decides to keep faith in the Portuguese coach. Villas-Boas is adamant he still has the full backing of owner Abramovich and will...Full Story »

Dani Alves: Barcelona nothing without Guardiola

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Supersport.com109 hits

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is "convinced" that Pep Guardiola will sing a new deal with the Catalans and insists that they would be "nothing" without their coach. Guardiola, who has led the club to 13 titles since taking charge in 2008, is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to decide whether to sign one of his customary one-year extensions. However, Dani Alves remains opt...Full Story »

Xavi expects Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Supersport.com96 hits

Barcelona playmaker Xavi is confident that coach Pep Guardiola will sign a new deal with the club. Guardiola's existing contract with the Catalans expires at the end of the current campaign and the former Spain international has yet to give any indication as to whether he will sign an extension. However, while Xavi is reluctant to second-guess his coach, the veteran midfielder remains optimi...Full Story »

Emery: We were at Barcelona's mercy

Posted Monday, February 20, 2012 by ESPN141 hits

Valencia coach Unai Emery admits his side did not have any answers for Barcelona after they were mauled by the La Liga champions 5-1 on Sunday. Pablo Piatti gave Los Che a shock lead in the 9th minute, before Lionel Messi grabbed four for Barca to put the result beyond doubt. The Argentine then turned provider when he laid on a fifth for Xavi, and Emery admits his team were completely outpla...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 : 1 Valencia - Four-star Messi dazzles once again

Posted Sunday, February 19, 2012 by PA105 hits

Four goals from Lionel Messi put third-placed Valencia to the sword as Barcelona claimed a 5-1 victory on a night when they could have scored a dozen but for the efforts of visiting goalkeeper Diego Alves. Valencia took a surprise lead through Pablo Piatti in the ninth minute, but Barca's response was composed and clinical as they tore the visiting defence to shreds, producing chance after chan...Full Story »

Messi makes history with 200th league outing for Barcelona

Posted Monday, February 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport340 hits

Lionel Messi has become the youngest Barcelona player to make 200 La Liga appearances for the club after taking to the field for Sunday night's clash with Valencia at Camp Nou. Veteran playmaker Xavi was the previous record-holder, having reached the milestone at the age of 25 years and 236 days. However, Messi has gotten there at just 24 years and 240 days old. The Argentina international mad...Full Story »

Guardiola still undecided over Barcelona future

Posted Sunday, February 19, 2012 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Pep Guardiola says he still hasn’t decided whether he wants to continue coaching Barcelona beyond this season. The 41-year-old Guardiola, who has won 13 out of a possible 16 titles since taking over the European champions nearly four seasons ago, says he needs to “find the motivation to continue, and it still isn’t clear to me.” Guardiola signed consecutive one-year ext...Full Story »

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