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Arsenal confident Cesc Fábregas will be fit to face Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by theguardian.com70 hits

Cesc Fábregas has drawn praise from his manager Arsène Wenger for his physical power and finishing ability. Arsenal are confident Cesc Fábregas will be available to confront his former club, Barcelona, in the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday after a scan revealed the Spain international had not suffered any serious damage to his right leg. Fábregas was kicked ju...Full Story »

Barcelona Star Lionel Messi & Inter Boss Jose Mourinho Top Football Rich List

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Goal.com1035 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has overtaken David Beckham as the highest earner in world football. The 22-year-old Argentine forward, who scored a second successive La Liga hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Real Zaragoza on Sunday, has ended Beckham's two-year reign as the world's best-paid footballer, according to France Football. Messi pockets an estimated £29.6 million annuall...Full Story »

Arsenal draw Barcelona in Champions League quarter-finals

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by theguardian.com409 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is set to face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals. Arsène Wenger thinks Arsenal still have a 50-50 chance of reaching the Champions League semi-finals despite being drawn against the team no one wanted – Barcelona – in the quarters. Barcelona are the holders, the bookmakers' favourites at 7-3, and play the decisive leg at home. "I believe ...Full Story »

Henry’s return boosts Barcelona’s league bid

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010 by AP62 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Thierry Henry’s timely return to form is helping Barcelona into the home stretch of its Spanish league duel with bitter rival Real Madrid. Madrid and Barcelona share 65 points atop the league standings, with Madrid ahead only on goal difference after 26 games. Although Lionel Messi’s goals have carried Barcelona recently, Henry started Wednesday’s ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi steers Barcelona to crushing win over Stuttgart

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010 by theguardian.com462 hits

Lionel Messi was in imperious form for Barcelona, scoring twice and setting up another. After beginning the evening with their hopes of progression in the balance, Barcelona returned to their thrilling best at Camp Nou and can now be considered favourites to retain the European Cup. Much of this optimism can be hung on the form of Lionel Messi, the little forward who with two goals of alarm...Full Story »

Messi scores twice as Barcelona advances

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport25 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi scored twice to lead defending champion Barcelona over Stuttgart 4-0 Wednesday night and into the European Champions League quarterfinals. Pedro Rodriguez and Bojan Krkic also got goals for Barcelona, which won the home-and-home, total-goals series on 5-1 aggregate. Bordeaux beat Olympiakos 2-1 for a 3-1 aggregate win, reaching the quarterfinals for the...Full Story »

Barcelona beats Stuttgart 4-0 to reach quarters

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi scored twice Wednesday to lead defending champion Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Stuttgart and into the Champions League quarterfinals. Barcelona won 5-1 on aggregate to ensure Spain has one team in the last eight, with Real Madrid and Sevilla having been knocked out. Messi put the defending Spanish champions ahead in the 13th minute at the Camp Nou wi...Full Story »

Spanish Inquisition: Barcelona Must Rekindle Their Spark To Beat Valencia & VfB Stuttgart

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010 by Goal.com58 hits

Last weekend when Barcelona stammered to earn a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Almeria and surrendered pole position to Real Madrid in La Liga – just don’t repeat that to Dani Alves – there was a sense of uneasiness around the Camp Nou circles as more and more admissions and revelations were made. The players have had little choice but to come out and admit that they are not playing ...Full Story »

Barcelona Presidential Candidate Jaume Guixa Requests The Resignation Of Joan Laporta

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

In reference to Joan Laporta's very public political comments since his time as Barcelona president, Blaugrana presidential hopeful Jaume Guixa has accused the current supremo of using his position to politicise the Catalunyan club. Guixa has also implored Laporta to stop his campaign to make Barcelona the ensign for Catalunyan autonomy and resign from his position of leadership. In comments ...Full Story »

Flamengo Striker Adriano Could Join Roma, Real Madrid Or Barcelona - Agent

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Adriano will be spoilt for choice when deciding which club to choose as he ponders interest from Roma, Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to his agent Gilmar Rinaldi. Brazil international Adriano has revived his career at Flamengo after joining them from Inter last year and he revealed playing for Roma at some point was his ambition. "Adriano can return to Europe in a team that has Brazilian...Full Story »

Real Madrid and Barcelona are world football's biggest moneymakers as Man United slips to 3rd

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by nbcnews.com53 hits

LONDON - Real Madrid and Barcelona are again the biggest moneymakers in world football. The Spanish rivals took first and second place in Deloitte's annual study of the sport's finances, with English champion Manchester United slipping a place to third because of the weakness of the British pound rather than its 716.5 million-pound (euro790 million; US$1.07 billion) debt. According to the repo...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Delighted With Malaga Win

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by Goal.com48 hits

The Blaugrana maintained their two point lead. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of the table after beating Malaga, and Pep Guardiola was thrilled with the display. Speaking to AS after the game, Guardiola said, "We did not change our system." "We made some small changes. But the structure is the same. "The important thing is that we played very well, with...Full Story »

Barcelona 2-1 Malaga

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by Goal.com46 hits

There was late drama at the Camp Nou, but the Blaugrana eventually emerged on top. Barcelona welcomed Dani Alves back into the starting lineup, while Pedro also earned a start. Malaga, meanwhile, were pinning their scoring hopes upon Victor Obinna, who lead the line. As expected, Barca began the match dominating possession, but it was Victor Valdes who was called into action first, palming D...Full Story »

Barcelona rely on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to snatch draw at Stuttgart

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by theguardian.com353 hits

Stuttgart's goalkeeper Jens Lehmann and defender Cristian Molinaro, left, cannot prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from steering home Barcelona's equaliser. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored at the second attempt as the Champions League holders, Barcelona, escaped from Stuttgart with a 1-1 draw. The Swedish striker struck just after the interval to put the Spanish side in the driving seat heading into the s...Full Story »

Carles Puyol Insists Barcelona Can Still Improve After Racing Victory

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2010 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has claimed that the players are aware that they can perform to a higher standard, despite a 4-0 demolition of Racing Santander on Saturday evening extending their lead in the Primera Division to five points. Goals from Andres Iniesta, Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez and Thiago condemned the Verdiblancos to defeat, and allow the Blaugrana to bounce back from last we...Full Story »

Barcelona's Xavi: We Can Win Beat Atletico Madrid Despite Our Injuries

Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 by Goal.com72 hits

The Barca playmaker has confidence in his team-mates. Barcelona midfielder Xavi has insisted that the Primera Liga champions can win away to Atletico Madrid on Sunday night despite a host of injuries and suspensions at the back. With Gerard Pique and Rafael Marquez suspended after red cards against Getafe last weekend, coach Pep Guardiola's options in defence are decimated with Dani Alves, E...Full Story »

Valdano Insists Real Madrid Will Continue Fight 'Miracle' Barcelona Generation

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Goal.com35 hits

The Argentinian says the new arrivals have impressed at the club. Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano has declared that his team are up to the challenge posed by Barcelona this season, noting that the champions are currently enjoing "a miracle generation". Valdano also revealed that the period of transformation at Madrid is not yet complete and added that the changes will be completed ...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Proud Of Getafe Win

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2010 by Goal.com153 hits

The Blaugrana won despite two red cards. Barcelona overcame Getafe on Saturday night despite being reduced to nine men, and Pep Guardiola was thrilled with his side's efforts. Speaking to Marca after the game, Guardiola said, "We do not want to speak about the refereeing, because it is a waste of time." "We are enjoying the league. Referees make mistakes like everyone else. "Getafe is the...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Getafe

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by ESPN296 hits

Pep Guardiola is out to ensure that Barcelona do not slip up in Saturday's La Liga clash at home to Getafe. Barcelona have won 16 and drawn four of their first 20 league matches to lead the table by five points from fierce rivals Real Madrid. The Catalans now host an unpredictable Getafe side at the Nou Camp tomorrow. And Guardiola is wary of the Madrid-based side, who were one of the few te...Full Story »

Barcelona Boss Guardiola Pleased After Sporting Gijon Win

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010 by Goal.com185 hits

The Blaugrana maintain their lead at the top. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona maintained their lead at the top of the table with a win over Sporting Gijon, and Pep Guardiola liked what he saw. Speaking to Marca after the game, Guardiola said, "It was a good victory in a stadium where few have won." "This win carries a lot of merit. We did not make the best decisions in the final third, w...Full Story »

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