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I was better than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – Ghana legend Mohammed ‘Polo’ Ahmed

Posted Tuesday, April 05, 2011 by Goal.com377 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi may be widely acknowledged as the world’s best player at the moment, but Ghana legend Mohammed ‘Polo’ Ahmed believes that during his playing days he was far better than the Argentina international forward. Messi won FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 and the Ballon d’Or in 2009 and 2010. The 23-year-old has also been regularly compared to...Full Story »

Barcelona Take Huge Step towards Retaining Title

Posted Monday, April 04, 2011 by Supersport.com54 hits

FC Barcelona won 1-0 in Villarreal while Real Madrid suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Sporting Gijon on Sunday in Spain's La Liga. Gerard Pique scored Barca's goal in the second half of their difficult game away to the side that had kicked off the day third in the table. Barcelona were missing key players including Xavi Hernandez and Leo Messi, who came into the game as a second half subst...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola set to pack it in

Posted Sunday, April 03, 2011 by hits

BARCELONA coach Pep Guardiola is ready to call time on his reign in Spain next summer. Guardiola, who took over in 2008, signed a one-year contract extension in February to keep him at the Nou Camp until the end of next season. But on Friday, Guardiola, 40, said: “I think my time is ending here in Barcelona. “I’m fine here but when you’re at a club like this you cann...Full Story »

Villarreal 0 : 1 Barcelona - Pique puts Barca on brink

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA23 hits

Barcelona took a giant step towards retaining their Primera Division title with a 1-0 victory at Villarreal on a dramatic night in Spain. With Real Madrid having lost at home to Sporting Gijon earlier in the day, ending Jose Mourinho's nine-year unbeaten home run in the league in the process, Barca knew a win at El Madrigal would put them on the brink of a third successive title. An eight-poin...Full Story »

My time at Barcelona coming to an end, says Guardiola

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by hits

ROME, April 1 (Reuters) - Pep Guardiola has hinted he could leave Barcelona at the end of next season because “players tire of coaches and vice versa”. The 40-year-old former Barca midfielder has had huge success in the Nou Camp hotseat, winning La Liga for the past two seasons and the Champions League in 2009, but has always been coy about his future by only signing one-year contra...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Barcelona preview - Barca still improving - Pedro

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by PA60 hits

Pedro has backed Barcelona to keep improving ahead of the Primera Division clash at Villarreal and says ambition remains as strong as ever at the Catalan club. With nine rounds of La Liga remaining, Barca lead fierce rivals Real Madrid by five points. The two teams meet in the league in a crunch clash at the Bernabeu later in the month and also cross swords in the Copa del Rey final, while a...Full Story »

Tough task for Barcelona in Villarreal

Posted Friday, April 01, 2011 by Supersport.com81 hits

  Injury-hit Barcelona on Saturday face a difficult Spanish league trip to third-placed Villarreal, who have done well against them in recent years. The defending champions often slip up after national team matches, and this time Lionel Messi has returned from Argentina duty with a pulled muscle in his right leg. He will almost certainly make the trip down the coast, but might be kept o...Full Story »

Villarreal's Santi Cazorla: Our objective against Barcelona is three points

Posted Friday, April 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla has acknowledged Barcelona's dominance in La Liga, but he is of the belief that victory is possible for his team when the champions visit El Madrigal on Saturday.The Yellow Submarines are currently third and are trying to stop Valencia, who are away at Getafe, from overhauling them. Spanish international Cazorla is hoping they can maintain a steady course for ...Full Story »

Villarreal's Nilmar: Playing for Barcelona would be a dream come true

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

Villarreal attacker Nilmar has revealed that it would be like a dream come true if La Liga champions Barcelona made a move for him, adding that he's eager to play for the Blaugrana.The Catalan giants are reportedly interested in signing an extra attacker in the summer transfer window and Nilmar is one of the candidates to move to Camp Nou."It would be a dream come true to play for a big team lik...Full Story »

Barcelona Defender Abidal Leaves Hospital after Operation

Posted Friday, March 25, 2011 by english.cri.cn268 hits

Abidal is expected to be able to return to training in a month. FC Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has left hospital a week after undergoing an operation to remove a liver tumor, the Barcelona website confirmed on Thursday. The website said that Abidal had left hospital in the city on Wednesday night to continue his convalescence at home. The 31-year-old French defender was diagnosed with a liv...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 : 1 Getafe - Nervy Barca scrape win

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA13 hits

A stunning Dani Alves strike and a deflected Bojan Krkic effort gave Barcelona victory at home to Getafe in the Primera Division. Alves opened the scoring after 16 minutes with a majestic volley from 22 yards and Bojan added a second goal early in the second period. But the Catalans suffered a few nervy moments at the death after Manu del Moral's late strike gave Getafe brief hope. Barcelona,...Full Story »

Barcelona beats Getafe 2-1 in Spain

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Front-runner Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1 to put extra pressure on Real Madrid ahead of its Spanish capital derby at Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona provisionally moved eight points clear of its fierce rival as it broke a club record that had stood since the 1973-74 season with its 27th league game without a loss. Dani Alves scored Barcelon...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Getafe preview - Barca shelve Euro bid

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by PA67 hits

Barcelona will put all thoughts of a possible meeting with Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals to one side and instead focus on beating Getafe. Barca were today drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk in the last eight with the winner progressing to a meeting with either Real or Tottenham. "Right now we are not thinking about Madrid," said sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. "There is ...Full Story »

Barcelona's defender Eric Abidal has tumour removed from liver

Posted Friday, March 18, 2011 by theguardian.com82 hits

• France international underwent three-hour operation• Messages of support from across the football world Barcelona's French defender Eric Abidal is recovering in hospital after having a tumour removed from his liver. Barcelona have announced that Eric Abidal has had a liver tumour successfully removed after a three-hour operation on Thursday. The Spanish club said surgery on the...Full Story »

Messi leads Barcelona injury list after Sevilla

Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport298 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, reacts against Sevilla during their La Liga soccer match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Sunday, March, 13, 2011. BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Lionel Messi is among five injured Barcelona players that could miss next Saturday’s match against Getafe. The Argentina forward knocked knees with goalkeeper Javi Varas just before halftime of Sunda...Full Story »

Sevilla 1 : 1 Barcelona - Barca held by Sevilla

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 by PA46 hits

Barcelona saw their lead at the top of the Primera Division cut to five points after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sevilla. Substitute Bojan Krkic gave Barca the lead after half an hour but Jesus Navas levelled for the Andalusians early in the second half. There were chances for both sides after that in an entertaining encounter and Barca boss Pep Guardiola will be happy with a point in the ...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Barcelona preview - Alves keen on new deal

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2011 by PA84 hits

Manchester City target Dani Alves is determined to sign a new contract at Barcelona. Alves has been unable to agree a new deal with the Catalan club and admits he is frustrated by Barca's stance during recent negotiations. "I don't feel the club have bent over backwards to renew my contract - it's a feeling I have," he told local newspaper Sport. "I just want an agreement to be reached now, o...Full Story »

President suspended over village team bid for Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Posted Friday, March 11, 2011 by theguardian.com118 hits

• French federation suspends club president after 'joke' offer• Governing body refused to submit bid to Barcelona Lionel Messi was the subject of a transfer bid this week from FC Borne that led to a six-month suspension for the village team's president. A bid to sign Barcelona's Lionel Messi has led to the suspension of the president of a French village side. Cédric Enjolras,...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 : 1 Arsenal - Gunners gutted after Euro exit

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA22 hits

Arsenal were left with a sense of injustice after seeing Robin van Persie controversially sent off as they were knocked out of the Champions League again by Barcelona in the Nou Camp following a 3-1 loss. The Dutchman was a shock inclusion for the Gunners, who led 2-1 from the first leg, having recovered quicker than expected from the knee injury he sustained in the Carling Cup final. However,...Full Story »

Cesc Fábregas rejects talk of treachery on return to Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by theguardian.com91 hits

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder declares himself fit and ready to face his hometown club Cesc Fabregas says he just wants to win for Arsenal against Barcelona. An elaborate route brings Cesc Fábregas to a place he has always known. He declares himself recovered from a hamstring injury and will take the field against Barcelona for the away leg of Arsenal's tie in the first knockout round of ...Full Story »

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