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Barcelona take out 155-million-euro loan

Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport162 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish champions Barcelona have taken out a loan of 155 million euros (196 million dollars), the club said Wednesday. The club announced on July 6 that it would take out the loan but the agreement between it and a host of banks led by La Caixa and Banco Santander, Spain's largest bank, was only signed on Wednesday. Last week Barcelona's new president Sandro Rosell, who was elec...Full Story »

Andrés Iniesta hoping for reunion with Cesc Fábregas at Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by theguardian.com176 hits

Cesc Fábregas, left, and Andrés Iniesta embrace during celebrations after combining for Spain's World Cup winning goal.  Andrés Iniesta today reiterated his desire to be reunited with Cesc Fábregas at Barcelona next season after the two players combined to win the World Cup for Spain on Sunday. With just four minutes of extra-time remaining in the final against H...Full Story »

Barcelona want to sign Germany star Ozil

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by The Independent457 hits

Reports suggest Barcelona have stepped up their interest in Werder Bremen playmaker Mesut Ozil and are willing to offer cash plus Alex Hleb to secure the Germany international’s services. The 21-year-old has been outstanding during the World Cup in South Africa, being particularly impressive in the victories against Australia and England. Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of ...Full Story »

Arsenal To Demand €72 Million For Cesc Fabregas Transfer To Barcelona - Report

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com78 hits

As reported by Marca, Premier League side Arsenal have requested that Barcelona pay at least €72 million should the Catalan giants wish to acquire former Barca youth product and current Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas. The price tag comes on the heels of a €35m formal offer by the Blaugrana last week that was rejected by the London side. Instead, the Gunners have more than doubled the...Full Story »

Fabregas Tells Wenger In 'Emotional' Face-To-Face Meeting He Wants To Quit Arsenal For Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Goal.com348 hits

Cesc Fabregas has told Arsene Wenger in a face-to-face meeting today that he wants to quit Arsenal and rejoin Barcelona, Goal.com UK can confirm. In a showdown described only as "emotional", the midfielder delivered the bombshell to his mentor and the man to whom he feels he owes his career that, following some agonising soul-searching, he wants to leave the club that he joined as a 16-year-old...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Praises 'Unique' Players After Primera Liga Success

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010 by Goal.com38 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola praised the efforts of his players after they were crowned Primera Liga champions for the second successive season following a 4-0 drubbing of Valladolid at Camp Nou. "These players are an empire, they are unique. They make hard things easy. Getting 99 points and losing only one game is incredible. All thanks to the players. They are incredible," he was quoted as s...Full Story »

Barcelona's Thierry Henry Has Signed Pre-Contract With MLS' New York Red Bulls

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010 by Goal.com55 hits

Thierry Henry has reportedly signed an initial deal that will see the Frenchman play in the United States next season... As reported by Sport, Barcelona striker and French goalscoring legend Thierry Henry has signed a pre-contract agreement that will see him move to the United States' Major League Soccer to play with the New York Red Bulls after the World Cup. After an initially rocky start ...Full Story »

Sevilla 2-3 Barcelona

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by theguardian.com408 hits

Barcelona survive late Sevilla scare to edge closer to La Liga title Barcelona players celebrate at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Barcelona moved to within a whisker of a second straight La Liga title with Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Pedro earning a nervy 3-2 win at 10-man Sevilla last night. Real Madrid kept the gap to one point with one match left after a late flurry of goals gave t...Full Story »

Villarreal 1-4 Barcelona

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2010 by theguardian.com390 hits

Messi double puts Barcelona back on track MADRID, May 1 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored twice to help Barcelona shake off the disappointment of their midweek Champions League semi-final exit with a 4-1 victory at Villarreal in La Liga on Saturday.Any thoughts that tired limbs or damaged morale might affect the defence of their league title were misplaced as Messi, Xavi and Bojan Krkic netted in...Full Story »

Barcelona 1-0 Inter: 10-Man Nerazzurri Hold On In Sensational Finish To Reach Champions League Final (Agg: 2-3)

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Goal.com48 hits

Thiago Motta's sending-off left Inter short-handed for over an hour, but the Italians held on despite constant pressure and a late Gerard Pique goal to book a first final in 38 years. 10-man Inter earned a Champions League final meeting against Bayern Munich despite a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in a pulsating semi-final second leg which saw the Nerazzurri's Thiago Motta sent off in only the 28th...Full Story »

Barcelona's Messi to be face of Chery carmaker

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2010 by BBC.com81 hits

China's largest domestic car-making brand, Chery Automobile, has signed up Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Messi as its international face. The announcement that the World Player of the Year would promote its models was made at the Beijing Motor Show. Chery said the firm will use Messi to promote the company's luxury lines. "Messi is the best football player in the world, and t...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Barcelona - Barca's road trip won't matter - Mourinho

Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by PA623 hits

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho does not believe his side will gain any advantage from Barcelona's disrupted build-up to Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final first leg at the San Siro. Barca's high-profile stars were forced to undertake a 600-mile coach trip to Milan due to the air travel restrictions in force across Europe caused by the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano. The reignin...Full Story »

Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia: Los Blancos Win Puts Pressure On Barcelona

Posted Monday, April 19, 2010 by Goal.com53 hits

Real Madrid were too strong for a Valencia side, who fell victim to another La Liga loss in Madrid.Real Madrid went into the game knowing they simply had to win. Three points would put Los Blancos just one behind Barcelona at the top of the league and keep the pressure on the Catalans. Valencia wanted to prove they could beat the best in Spain and were more than the best of the rest. Real domin...Full Story »

La Liga Preview: Espanyol - Barcelona

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2010 by Goal.com203 hits

Having come through the Clasico unscathed, Barca face their next great test against their city rivals... Kick Off: Saturday, April 17, 2010. 20:00 CETEstadio Cornella-El Prat, Barcelona Disrupters Espanyol suffered more disappointment on the road on Wednesday night, when they were defeated 3-1 by Racing Santander, and now must swiftly brush themselves down before Saturday’s mammoth clas...Full Story »

Lionel Messi sure Cesc Fábregas will leave Arsenal for Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by theguardian.com338 hits

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his first goal in Barcelona's 4-1 win against Arsenal at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi has stated his belief that Cesc Fábregas will eventually leave Arsenal and return to Barcelona. Messi and Fábregas grew up together at Barça's much renowned La Masía academy, prior to the Spain midfielder joining Arsène Wenger's team in September 2003. "Cesc...Full Story »

Barcelona’s Iniesta out for a month

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona will be without key midfielder Andres Iniesta for its Champions League semifinal matches against Inter Milan. The club said Tuesday that Iniesta injured a muscle in his right leg during training and will be out for up to a month. A similar injury forced him to miss the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Arsenal. He returned as a late su...Full Story »

La Liga: Ronaldo booed after Barcelona loss

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by theguardian.com1357 hits

'Lionel Messi makes fool of Cristiano Ronaldo' – Spain press verdict Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, was eclipsed by Lionel Messi of Barcelona, right, at the Bernabéu. Lionel Messi's upstaging of Cristiano Ronaldo was the central talking point in the Spanish media after Barcelona's 2-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabéu last night. "Leo makes a fool of Cristiano in t...Full Story »

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid - Barcelona

Posted Friday, April 09, 2010 by Goal.com219 hits

The eyes of the footballing world will be locked on the Santiago Bernabeu come Saturday night as two of the game’s greatest titans, los Merengues and la Blaugrana, do battle... Kick Off: Saturday, April 10, 2010. 22:00 CETSantiago Bernabeu, Madrid Respectful But Confident Locked together at the summit of La Primera Division on 77 points, having spilled only 13 points apiece this season,...Full Story »

Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, April 07, 2010 by theguardian.com758 hits

Lionel Messi blows Arsenal away with four goals for Barcelona Barcelona's Lionel Messi chips the Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia to complete a magnificent first-half hat-trick. Lionel Messi ruined the contest unforgettably. Arsène Wenger was reduced to awe more than misery, particularly by the fourth and last of his goals. "He made the impossible possible," said the Arsenal manager. "H...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Expecting A Top-Notch Performance Against Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by Goal.com462 hits

Guardiola says his team are confident that they can reach the semi-finals of the Champions League... Pep Guardiola believes that Arsenal will offer a real challenge to his team but has faith in his squad and thinks the Blaugrana have what it takes to reach the last four. When asked whether the introduction of Theo Walcott changed the tide of the game for Arsenal, Guardiola was quick to respo...Full Story »

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