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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 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 »

Barcelona play as a team, Argentina rely on Messi

Posted Sunday, July 24, 2011 by Goal.com76 hits

Former Argentina coach Alfio Basile believes that Lionel Messi's failure to shine at international level is down to his country's reliance on the diminutive forward. Basile, who took charge of Argentina on two occasions, thinks that Messi flourishes in Pep Guardiola's Barcelona team, which has the ability to control the play from deeper areas due to its vast array of talent. "They feel comf...Full Story »

Alexis Sanchez: I Am Not The Cristiano Ronaldo Of Barcelona

Posted Sunday, July 24, 2011 by Goal.com257 hits

Barcelona's new signing Alexis Sanchez has moved to avoid any comparisons with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo following his transfer from Italian club Udinese. Sanchez is the only new addition to Pep Guardiola's squad this summer despite the onrunning pursuit of Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, and the Chilean forward wants to make his own name at the Camp Nou. "Am I going to be the Ronaldo of B...Full Story »

Chelsea agrees fee with Barcelona for Oriol Romeu

Posted Sunday, July 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport110 hits

Chelsea has agreed terms with Barcelona over a deal for young defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu. Romeu, who is in Colombia with the Spain under-20 side, will now have talks with Stamford Bridge officials according to the club's official website. The deal is expected to cost the London club around five million euros. The youngster is thought to be highly regarded with the Catalan club and last s...Full Story »

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger insists 'no movement' has been made over Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona deal

Posted Saturday, July 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied reports Cesc Fabergas is moving closer to rejoining former club to Barcelona; insisting there has been "no movement" revealed on Friday that the Gunners are poised to begin serious negotiations next week with the European champions while Fabregas has been left out of the club's traning tour of Germany.Wenger told the club's official website: "The...Full Story »

Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta: We must be ready to defend our titles next season

Posted Saturday, July 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has predicted a difficult season lies ahead for the Catalans and urged his teammates to be ready for any potential pitfalls.Pep Guardiola's men blitzed their way to the Liga title and Champions League trophy last term as Spanish rivals Real Madrid took the Copa del Rey.Following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Udinese, plenty more success is expected at Cam...Full Story »

Pedro becomes latest Barcelona star to make Fabregas plea

Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 by hits

Pedro has become the latest Barcelona player to openly state he hopes Cesc Fabregas joins the club. The Arsenal captain's future has been the subject of intense speculation, with Arsene Wenger holding out for £40m for the Spaniard. A number of Barcelona players have come out in public and urged their club to complete the deal for Fabregas, while Pep Guardiola said earlier this week he w...Full Story »

Barcelona reopen Abidal contract talks

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) - Barcelona have reopened negotiations with left-back Eric Abidal over a contract extension, the Spanish club's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Tuesday. The French international defender was in the form of his life before a tumour was discovered on his liver in March. However, after undergoing surgery, he made a rapid recovery, and after returning to action ...Full Story »

Ferguson vows to challenge Barcelona dominance

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport127 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his players to learn from their Champions League final defeat to Barcelona and dethrone the Spanish giants as Kings of Europe. Ferguson told British media outlets on Tuesday that the next generation of United players would need to rise to the challenge of downing Barcelona while noting that winning the Premier League was equal...Full Story »

Barcelona starts training with reduced squad

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

European champion Barcelona says it will start preseason training on Monday without several of its South American players, including Lionel Messi, who are on international duty. The team said that Messi, along with Argentina teammates Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito—plus Barcelona’s Brazil internationals Daniel Alves and Adriano—will be given extra time to recover followi...Full Story »

Barcelona to start preseason with 18 players

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

European champion Barcelona says Spain internationals Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol will be among a group of 18 players to start preseason training Monday. World player of the year Lionel Messi, who has been with the Argentina team at the Copa America, will be among the absentees. Messi, along with Argentina teammates Javier Mascherano and Gabriel Milito— plus Barcelona...Full Story »

Barcelona save shirt for Cesc Fabregas

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2011 by hits

Arsene Wenger will get shirty with Barcelona after it was revealed the cocky Catalans are keeping the No.4 jersey for Cesc Fabregas. Barca are so confident the Arsenal skipper is joining them they have taken the shirt number away from Thiago. Their website lists their players in last season’s shirt number order. But although midfield starlet Thiago is sandwiched between No.3 Gerard Piq...Full Story »

Arsene Wenger: Belt up Barcelona!

Posted Thursday, July 14, 2011 by hits

Arsene Wenger last night told Barcelona to belt up after the Spanish giants went public on their bid to land Cesc Fabregas. Barcelona used their website to get midfield star Xavi to claim that Cesc Fabregas was ‘suffering’ because he has not got his move to the Nou Camp. Furious Arsene Wenger said the tactic was typical of the underhand way Barca operate – and something th...Full Story »

Antonio Di Natale expects Barcelona target Alexis Sanchez to leave Udinese

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

Antonio Di Natale believes Alexis Sanchez will be the latest Udinese player to leave the club, and complete his expected move to Barcelona.The 22-year-old Chile international is currently at the Copa America in Argentina, but reports suggest Udinese have reached an agreement with the Spanish side for the transfer.Following the departures of Cristian Zapata to Villarreal, and Gokhan Inler to Napo...Full Story »

Juliano Belletti: I became a hero thanks to Champions League-winning goal for Barcelona

Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

Former Brazil international Juliano Belletti has revealed that he became a hero thanks to his spell at Barcelona and has good memories of his period at the Spanish champions.The 35-year-old announced his retirement from professional football last week and has looked back at his career with satisfaction; Belletti became a fans' favorite at Camp Nou after he scored the winning goal in Barcelona's ...Full Story »

Spurs ready to rekindle interest in Rossi after Barcelona drop out of £35m race

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 by hits

Tottenham are ready to rekindle their interest in Villareal's £35million-rated striker Giuseppe Rossi after his agent said a proposed move to Barcelona was 'definitely off'. However, manager Harry Redknapp will face a fight with Atletico Madrid who have earmarked Rossi as a possible replacement for Sergio Aguero who is being courted by Juventus, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Target man: Spurs...Full Story »

Report: Barcelona's Sandro Rosell set for Copa America visit to seal deal for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez

Posted Friday, July 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is reportedly set to confirm the signing of Chile and Udinese star Alexis Sanchez in Argentina, taking advantage of an invitation to the opening ceremony of the Copa America on Friday. Triunfo and La Tercera report that, following Roja coach Claudio Borghi's refusal to let Sanchez leave the national team camp to complete a 40 million euros transfer, the Barca ch...Full Story »

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