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Barcelona's Gerard Pique: We knew we could beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu

Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique revealed that his club was always confident of getting a good result against Real Madrid in Saturday's Clasico.The Blancos were tipped as favorites for the contest as they were three points clear at the top of the Liga table and were coming off 15 straight victories in all competitions, but they fell 3-1 against a dominant Barca side."We knew we could win at the B...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola allows stars Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves to 'experience Japan' ahead of Club World Cup semifinal with Al Sadd

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport125 hits

No matter how many trophies Barcelona have won, even their players must sometimes rely on public transportation. This became apparent on Monday after midfielder Andres Iniesta posted a photo of himself riding the Tokyo Metro's Ginza line on his personal Twitter account. In the team's press conference, coach Pep Guardiola revealed that he told his players to go out and experience the best that J...Full Story »

Neymar: Barcelona are world's best

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by ESPN968 hits

Santos forward Neymar has described Barcelona as "the best club in the world". The Brazil international was speaking on Monday ahead of his side's clash with Kashiwa Reysol in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup in Toyota, Japan on Wednesday. Neymar could feature against Barca at the weekend in the final of the competition should the Spanish and European champions defeat Al Sadd in the oth...Full Story »

Mata: Man City are no Barcelona

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by ESPN218 hits

Chelsea winger Juan Mata insists Manchester City are far from the level of Barcelona and that his side hold no fear for them ahead of Monday's clash. The two English giants clash at Stamford Bridge on Monday still recovering from their respective Champions League matches in midweek. The Blues will draw confidence from reaching the knock-out round of the competition while City look to regain ...Full Story »

Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona - Barca show Classico class

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA287 hits

Barcelona recovered from conceding the quickest El Clasico goal in history to end Real Madrid's 15-match winning run with a 3-1 victory and strike a potentially decisive blow in the race for the Primera Division title. Despite having lifted the trophy for three years in a row and enjoying both domestic and European dominance over Madrid over recent times, Pep Guardiola's men went into Saturday ...Full Story »

Al Sadd, Esperance dream of Barcelona

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

The coach of African champions Esperance admitted on Saturday that it was a problem getting his players to focus on their Club World Cup opener when they know Barcelona await them if they win. The Tunisians take on Asian winners Al Sadd, from Qatar, at the intercontinental showpiece in Japan on Sunday, with a glamour tie against the European and Spanish champions the prize. Coach Nabil Maaloul...Full Story »

AVB dismisses double link - Chelsea boss says Barcelona and Real will not be selling

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by skysports.com257 hits

Sami Khedira: Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with a move to Chelsea in January Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has dismissed reports he is planning January bids for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira and Barcelona striker David Villa. Villas-Boas brought the likes of Juan Mata and Raul Meireles to Stamford Bridge in the summer and is tipped to continue his squad overhaul in the Ne...Full Story »

Mourinho skips Barcelona pre-match press briefing

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has opted for silence ahead of Saturday’s “clasico” against Barcelona in the Spanish league. Mourinho sent assistant Aitor Karanka to face journalists at a press conference Friday after the team’s final training session before the match at the Bernabeu Stadium. Karanka was curt when twice asked why Mourinho was absent—saying the Mad...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview - Karanka: Just another game

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by PA66 hits

Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka has played down the importance of the first Clasico of the season and insisted the Primera Division leaders will not alter their approach to end Barcelona's recent superiority in the fixture. Madrid have won their last 10 La Liga games, 15 in all competitions, and go into the fixture looking down on their arch rivals. They have a three-point advantage a...Full Story »

Barcelona visits Madrid in poor form on the road

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport101 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—With Barcelona having won only two of six away games this season, Real Madrid has a great chance of breaking its rivals’ recent dominance when the teams play each other Saturday at Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Under coach Pep Guardiola, Barcelona has seven wins and three draws against only one loss to Madrid in all competitions. In that period, the Catalan side ...Full Story »

Jorge Valdano: David Villa will be resigned to a secondary role at Barcelona if he is not selected for Clasico against Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport128 hits

Former Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano feels that David Villa could become a fringe player at Barcelona if he is not selected for this Saturday's Clasico encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu. "It would not surprise me if Barcelona played Alexis (instead of Villa), who has found the net of late," the Argentine told Marca. The Spain international forward has been part of the Catalan gian...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola applauds young starlets for thrashing of BATE Borisov

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by Supersport.com395 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was delighted with the display of his side in Tuesday's 4-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League, crediting the youthful future of the Catalans for a magical display, while also shifting the focus to Real Madrid ahead of Saturday's crucial league clash. Left-back Maxwell and goalkeeper Jose Pinto were the only players that weren't brought up in the reno...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 : 0 BATE Borisov - Youthful Barca cruise

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA25 hits

Barcelona's youngsters showed the club's future could be just as bright as the present with an impressive 4-0 Champions League victory over BATE Borisov at the Nou Camp. The Catalans' passing was as tight and crisp as ever as goals from 19-year-old Sergi Roberto, 20-year old Martin Montoya and two from Pedro, at 24 the third oldest player in the starting line-up, earned them a convincing win. ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs BATE Borisov preview - All-change for Barca

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA371 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has promised his much-changed line-up will go all out for victory against BATE Borisov in their final Champions League Group H game. The Spanish and European champions head into their sixth pool match already assured of their place in the last 16 and top spot in the group thanks to their 3-2 win at AC Milan last time out. Guardiola plans to rest many of his big na...Full Story »

Barcelona 5 - 0 Levante - Five-star Barca

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA91 hits

Barcelona responded to Real Madrid's win at Sporting Gijon by thumping Levante 5-0 Nou Camp. With Madrid having taken control of the title race over recent weeks, Barca kicked off this clash six points behind their bitter rivals having played the same number of games. But, with El Clasico on the horizon next weekend, they put on a show that suggested they are ready to fight to retain their tit...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Levante preview - Villa happy at Nou Camp

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA276 hits

Barcelona striker David Villa insists he is content in Catalonia despite recent reports of unrest. The former Valencia forward has endured a somewhat difficult start to the Primera Division campaign and trails his rivals by some distance in the goalscoring charts having scored just five times. He has also been dogged by suggestions there is a rift between himself and fellow forward Lionel Me...Full Story »

Barcelona 4 : 0 Rayo Vallecano - Barca bounce straight back

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by PA40 hits

Barcelona put Saturday's defeat behind them to cruise to a 4-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano and move back to within three points of Primera Division leaders Real Madrid. Barca lost at Getafe at the weekend, leaving their rivals from Madrid with a six-point lead and prompting many to predict the title race was already almost over. Pep Guardiola's side remain an unstoppable force at home though, ...Full Story »

Don’t write Barcelona off, says Cruyff

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Former Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff said Monday he is baffled by people writing the team off in the battle to be Spanish league champions. "There are four titles in play this year and Barca have not lost any of them yet," Cruyff said at a news conference before a match between Tunisia and Catalonia, for whom he is coach. "I don't know why some people are so obsessed by it," he said. Barcelon...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Alves ready to "fight to the death"

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by PA380 hits

Dani Alves insists Barcelona will "fight to the death" to retain their title after slipping six points behind Primera Division leaders Real Madrid. The defending league champions suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Getafe on Saturday which allowed Madrid to end the weekend with a significant lead over their rivals following their own win against neighbours Atletico. Brazil right-back Alves is not ...Full Story »

Getafe 1 : 0 Barcelona - Getafe humble Barca

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011 by PA59 hits

Champions Barcelona slipped six points behind Primera Division leaders Real Madrid as they lost 1-0 away to Getafe. Pep Guardiola's side dominated possession but were out of sorts throughout the clash at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, and rarely looked like securing the win they so desperately wanted. And after Madrid's earlier victory against city rivals Atletico, Barca were sent home empty-hand...Full Story »

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