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Pep Guardiola: I understand Bojan Krkic's disappointment with Barcelona

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has responded to Roma striker Bojan Krkic who said he would never go back to Camp Nou. "He [Bojan] did everything to help us. I have good memories of him and I understand his disappointment as I used to play football too," Guardiola told the press. "He is still young and in two years he will be back here. He now has time to show that he can return to this club. I w...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Racing Santander preview - Rodriguez: We are in good shape

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA29 hits

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez expects his team-mates to be fit and firing for the Primera Division clash with Racing Santander despite the interruption of the international break. Barca coach Pep Guardiola lost no fewer than 13 members of his first-team squad to the recent raft of friendlies and qualifiers for both Euro 2012 and the World Cup, with the club's Brazilian and Argentinian conti...Full Story »

Diego Maradona: I told Barcelona's Lionel Messi to believe he is better than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, and now he is

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport775 hits

Diego Maradona has stated that he urged countryman Lionel Messi to fight off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo to be the best player in the world, and the Barcelona attacker has followed his advice. The Argentina international beat the Real Madrid man to the Ballon D'Or award in both 2009 and 2010, making amends for the former Manchester United forward winning the title back in 2008. Messi'...Full Story »

Barcelona's David Villa: Lionel Messi has made me a better player

Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport160 hits

Barcelona striker David Villa says he has improved as a player since joining the Catalan club, paying special tribute to Lionel Messi. "I have other tasks and although it is the same offensively, it is not the same in defence," he told El Pais. "I am proud to be doing well and to be enjoying football from a position that was not my own until recently. The Spain international joined Barcelona...Full Story »

Krkic: I won't go back to Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by ESPN144 hits

Roma striker Bojan Krkic insists that he would not return to Barcelona even if his former employers comes calling.The 21-year-old left Nou Camp in the summer for Roma after he failed to establish himself in the first team at Barcelona.Roma paid €12million for the Spanish youngster, but Barcelona have the option to buy the youngster back for €13million after two seasons, though the ...Full Story »

Roma's Bojan Krkic: I deserved more from Barcelona

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport167 hits

Roma striker Bojan Krkic claims he did not get a fair shot at Barcelona prior to his summer transfer to the Serie A club. "It was extraordinary playing for Barcelona, but during the final months there I did not get much of a chance to play, and for a player this is very important," he told Sport.es. The 21-year-old failed to hold a regular starting slot at Camp Nou last season and was sold f...Full Story »

Barcelona's Carles Puyol unsure if he will retire from international football with Spain after Euro 2012

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has refused to confirm whether he will retire from international football with Spain after next summer's European Championships."I do not know if I will retire from [international] selection. First of all we have to go there [Euro 2012] and see what happens," the 33-year-old told reporters at a press conference.Vicente del Bosque's men have already secured their p...Full Story »

Barcelona fined UEFA over for Super Cup delay

Posted Friday, October 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport121 hits

BERLIN, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who has only just returned from a five-week injury lay-off, underwent groin surgery on Friday and will be out for 10 days, the Bundesliga leaders said. Bayern said the 27-year-old Dutchman, who had only recently recovered from groin inflammation that had kept him out since August, had seen Bayern’s team doctor after pulling out ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Carles Puyol: I thought about quitting football

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has admitted he considered retiring from the game following his recent knee injury. The Spain international has just regained full fitness in the wake of undergoing an operation on the recurring problem in June. Between January and August, Puyol missed about six months of action, and the 33-year-old has conceded he thought he may not have been able to play again...Full Story »

Barcelona’s Iniesta to return to action soon

Posted Tuesday, October 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

MADRID, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Barcelona finally had some positive news on the injury front on Monday when medical staff said midfielder Andres Iniesta was about to be declared fit after three weeks out with a muscle tear. The Spain playmaker’s return would be a welcome development for coach Pep Guardiola, who has lost midfielders Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee surgery), f...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon 0 : 1 Barcelona - Barca edge basement boys

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by PA40 hits

Barcelona climbed to the top of the Primera Division standings after scraping past bottom club Sporting Gijon 1-0 to pick up their first away league win of the season. Pep Guardiola's side had drawn 2-2 at both Real Sociedad and Valencia in their previous two away matches in La Liga but they returned from Asturias with all three points thanks to Adriano's solitary early strike. Barca are now l...Full Story »

Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas out for three weeks after picking up injury in training

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will be sidelined for the next three weeks after pulling a hamstring in training on Saturday. Barca's summer signing has been in fine form since joining from Arsenal in the summer, netting in four of the first five league games for the Catalan club. But the 24-year-old suffered a hamstring strain in his right leg at training on Saturday and will miss Barca'...Full Story »

Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas out for three weeks after picking up injury in training

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport105 hits

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will be sidelined for the next three weeks after pulling a hamstring in training on Saturday. Barca's summer signing has been in fine form since joining from Arsenal in the summer, netting in four of the first five league games for the Catalan club. But the 24-year-old suffered a hamstring strain in his right leg at training on Saturday and will miss Barca's ...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon vs Barcelona preview - Messi compared to legend Kubala

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by PA64 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has likened Lionel Messi's impact at the club to that of legendary forward Ladislao Kubala after he matched the Hungarian's goal tally this week. Messi scored his 194th goal for the club in Barca's 5-0 destruction of BATE Borisov in the Champions League in Minsk on Wednesday. While the feat is just the latest in a long line of landmarks for the Argentinian, the mi...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney: Manchester United are copying Barcelona

Posted Saturday, October 01, 2011 by The Sun395 hits

DEVILS IN DISGUISE ... how United stars Rooney, Ferdinand, Jones and Evra would look in Barcelona kit WAYNE ROONEY says Manchester United are learning to play the Barcelona way in order to beat them.United have lost two of the last three Champions League finals to the Catalan giants. Now, when it comes to training, it is a case of: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Rooney said: "I think when...Full Story »

Barcelona eye Wilfried Zaha

Posted Friday, September 30, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk454 hits

Above: Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha is one of the Championship’s rising stars BARCELONA and Bayern Munich have joined the chase for £5m-rated teen sensation Wilfried Zaha. Crystal Palace attacker Zaha is one of the Champion- ship’s rising stars and has begun the season in sparkling form. And the 18-year-old’s displays have caught the attention of Spanish and Eur...Full Story »

(N) BATE Borisov 0 : 5 Barcelona - Messi at the double as Barca hit five again

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA217 hits

Lionel Messi moved into joint-second place on Barcelona's all-time goalscoring list as his brace helped the defending champions to a comprehensive 5-0 Champions League Group H win in Minsk. Pep Guardiola's side were 3-0 to the good at half-time thanks to an own goal from Aliaksandr Volodko and further strikes from Pedro Rodriguez and Messi. The Argentina international grabbed the fourth goal...Full Story »

BATE Borisov vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola speaks of BATE respect

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA294 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists he has "great respect" for BATE Borisov and is refusing to take three points for granted when the teams meet in Belarus. Barca were held to a 2-2 draw by AC Milan two weeks ago, Thiago Silva's stoppage-time equaliser denying the defending champions a winning start to their Group H campaign. A win will be the minimum expected of Guardiola's galaxy of stars,...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Pepe: It is not impossible to beat Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport104 hits

Real Madrid defender Pepe believes his side is equipped to beat Barcelona this season. The Spanish capital club is determined to take the Primera Division crown home after watching their Catalan rivals win the last three league titles. The two clubs faced each other in the Supercopa in August, with Barcelona coming out on top 5-4 on aggregate after two hotly contested matches. Pepe feels Mad...Full Story »

Gary Cahill could move to Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk141 hits

Above: The European champions have put Gary Cahill on their wanted list GARY CAHILL could be in line for a stunning move from Bolton to Barcelona. The  European  champions have put Cahill on their wanted list and are expected to make a bid in the January transfer window. Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has had the England defender watched    several    tim...Full Story »

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