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Spanish Supercopa Preview: Barcelona - Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport1367 hits

PROBABLE LINE-UPS Barcelona (4-1-2-3)Valdes; Dani Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Abidal; Fabregas; Xavi, Iniesta; Sanchez, Messi, Villa Barcelona has no fresh injuries worries following the 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu but the Blaugrana are expected to field a makeshift defense as it did in the first leg. Gerard Pique is likely to start at Camp Nou after making an appearance from the substitut...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo: I deserved a penalty against Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport281 hits

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has voiced his dismay with the referee's decision not to award him a spot kick in Sunday's 2-2 Spanish Supercopa draw against Barcelona. The Spanish capital club had its penalty claim dismissed by the referee in the 82nd minute as goalkeeper Victor Valdes caught Ronaldo's legs with his right arm and prevented the Portugal international from reaching the ...Full Story »

Anything can happen in Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by ESPN230 hits

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka is confident his side can get a winning result in Wednesday's Spanish Supercopa second leg in Barcelona. Madrid and Barca shared four goals in a thrilling first leg which ended 2-2 and Karanka believes they can still win the trophy in the away leg despite being held at home by their bitter rivals. "Real Madrid tonight performed like they did in the p...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas will sign for Barcelona today

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by The Sun95 hits

ARSENAL last night confirmed captain Cesc Fabregas has finally left the club. The Gunners midfielder will seal his dream return to Barcelona after a medical today. A fee believed to be £35.9million plus add-ons has been agreed while Fabregas, 24, is expected to pay Arsenal £4.5m out of his own pocket over the next five years. Emirates boss Arsene Wenger said: "We have been clea...Full Story »

Alonso rallies Madrid to 2-2 draw with Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport173 hits

MADRID (AP)—Xabi Alonso’s second-half goal earned Real Madrid a 2-2 draw against Barcelona in a first-leg Spanish Supercup match the host largely dominated on Sunday. Alonso fired a low shot beyond goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the 54th minute to equalize after Barcelona had stunned Madrid by taking a 2-1 halftime lead. Madrid went ahead in the 13th through Mesut Oezil at the Santiag...Full Story »

Fabregas finally joins Barcelona from Arsenal

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Cesc Fabregas is finally returning to his boyhood club Barcelona. The Spaniard’s long-awaited transfer from Arsenal finally materialized Sunday when the two clubs announced they had reached a preliminary agreement for the 24-year-old midfielder. The deal will be completed once Fabregas signs his contract and undergoes a medical exam on Monday, the clubs said. ...Full Story »

Fabregas delays Spain trip - Barcelona tell midfielder to stay in England until after Super Cup

Posted Saturday, August 13, 2011 by Sina.com107 hits

Fabregas: The midfielder is expected to be unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday Sky Sports sources understand that Barcelona have told Cesc Fabregas to stay in England until after Sunday's Spanish Super Cup. Following years of interest and speculation, a spokesperson for the European champions announced on Friday lunchtime that the transfer of the Arsenal captain, which is worth a speculat...Full Story »

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta: We are not thinking about losing to Real MadridBarcelona's Andres Iniesta: We are not thinking about losing to Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by 97 hits

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Spanish Supercopa tie against Real Madrid and revealed that the Catalans are determined to get a good result in the first leg. The Champions League holders lost the first leg of last year's Supercopa against Sevilla 3-1 and although they eventually won 5-3 on aggregate, Iniesta wants to get off to a good start at the Berna...Full Story »

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta: We are not thinking about losing to Real Madrid

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Spanish Supercopa tie against Real Madrid and revealed that the Catalans are determined to get a good result in the first leg. The Champions League holders lost the first leg of last year's Supercopa against Sevilla 3-1 and although they eventually won 5-3 on aggregate, Iniesta wants to get off to a good start at the Berna...Full Story »

Barcelona tops Club America 2-0 in US exhibition

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport123 hits

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)—David Villa scored on a header midway through the first half and Barcelona lived up to its reputation as the top club team in the world, beating Mexico’s Club America 2-0 Saturday in the final game of the Spanish team’s American tour. The win at Cowboys Stadium was the first for Barcelona in three tries in the World Football Challenge, an exhibition tou...Full Story »

Barcelona opens new academy for youth players

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by 51 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona has risen to the top of European soccer on the strength of its highly productive academy. Now, it’s looking to expand its stock of homegrown talent through a new school building to develop even more young players. The new facility was presented to the media on Friday and has the name of the Catalan club’s emblematic old residence, La Masia. But...Full Story »

Milito leaves Barcelona

Posted Friday, August 05, 2011 by Supersport.com175 hits

Argentina defender Gabriel Milito said on Thursday he had ended his contract with Barcelona a year early and was returning to his first club Independiente. "I took the decision because I felt a great need to return to my country and Independiente," said the 30-year-old centre back, who remained in Buenos Aires after the Copa America. "This is a very special day. I left the club eight years a...Full Story »

Oriol Romeu: Chelsea can match Barcelona

Posted Friday, August 05, 2011 by The Sun145 hits

CHELSEA'S new £4.5million teen sensation Oriol Romeu believes he has joined a club to challenge Barcelona.The midfielder, 19, yesterday sealed a four-year Blues deal after leaving the European champions. Romeu, Andre Villas-Boas' second signing, will link up with his new team-mates at the end of Spain's Under-20 World Cup campaign in Colombia. He said: "Chelsea are a great option for me...Full Story »

Barcelona get diving lesson from experts

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport254 hits

Continuing their U.S. tour in Florida, several members of the Barcelona squad (including Sergio Busquets) visited the Miami Seaquarium for a special training session with world-renowned diving experts, dolphins. The session -- led by professional dolphins Echo, Ripley and Croix -- will surely help Barcelona keep their edge on Real Madrid this season and take their diving skills to a new level....Full Story »

Barcelona make Cesc Fabregas promise

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2011 by The Sun210 hits

BARCELONA sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has promised his club will be discreet in their continued pursuit of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.The Catalan side's long-running bid to recapture their former youth team player — who left as a 16-year-old to join the Gunners in 2003 — has dragged on for more than two years. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been critical of Barca's pub...Full Story »

Barcelona, Guadaljara to meet in Miami

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by Supersport.com134 hits

Reigning Champions League winner Barcelona will play the second game of its three-match North American tour against Mexican club Chivas of Guadalajara at Sun Life Stadium. The match on Wednesday night will be part of the World Football Challenge featuring top European clubs and teams from Major League Soccer and the Mexican first division. Barcelona opened its tour with a 2-1 loss to Champio...Full Story »

Nani warns his Manchester United rivals after stunning Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by The Sun179 hits

THAT'S FOR STARTERS ... Nani beats Victor Valdes NANI left the USA after a starspangled display that has shown his Manchester United rivals he is up for the fight.The Portuguese winger has responded superbly to the challenge for his first-team place laid down by Antonio Valencia and the purchase of Ashley Young. He scored the opening goal in a 2-1 revenge win over Barcelona here on Saturday as...Full Story »

Manchester City to be bigger than Barcelona says Yaya Toure

Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk128 hits

ABOVE: Manchester City can still be bigger than Barca, says former Nou Camp hero Yaya Toure MONEYBAGS Manchester City can still be bigger than Barca, says former Nou Camp hero Yaya Toure. Roberto Mancini’s squad take on Inter Milan in Dublin this afternoon looking to confirm their Champions League potential. New signing Sergio Aguero could make his Blues debut at the Aviva Stadium after...Full Story »

Barcelona snubbed as Man United get White House invite

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by The Sun373 hits

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MANU ... Alex Ferguson and his Manchester United squad outside the White House MANCHESTER UNITED have had to suffer at the hands of Barcelona in two Champions League finals.But they finally put one over the Catalan giants here in Washington yesterday.While the Barca players were moved on for jogging outside the White House, Alex Ferguson and his United players and staff re...Full Story »

Thiago at double as Barcelona beat Bayern

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

MUNICH (AFP) - Highly rated midfielder Thiago Alcantara scored both goals as European champions Barcelona defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 on Wednesday to win the pre-season Audi Cup. Barcelona, playing without the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi and Carles Puyol, were rarely threatened by a Bayern side who kick off their league campaign next weekend. "We deserved this victory because we made the most o...Full Story »

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