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Barcelona's Guardiola after Racing Santander victory: Penalty was not decisive

Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 by Goal.com131 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has played down the importance of Lionel Messi's goal from the penalty spot in Sunday's 2-0 victory against Racing Santander. The Argentina international made no mistake from 12 yards in the 56th minute after Cesc Fabregas had been brought down inside the area by Domingo Cisma, doubling Barca's lead. Racing's players claimed it should not have been a penalty, bu...Full Story »

Genoa 0 : 0 Juventus - Pepe touch deserts him

Posted Sunday, March 11, 2012 by PA37 hits

Juventus' title hopes suffered another blow as they were held to their fourth successive Serie A draw, 0-0 by Genoa in a match they had more than enough chances to win. Simone Pepe had a goal ruled out for a debatable offside decision after also hitting the post, while Mirko Vucinic also struck the woodwork twice as Juve sought to get back to winning ways. The visitors could find no way throug...Full Story »

Guardiola: Barca morale solid

Posted Sunday, March 04, 2012 by ESPN121 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Saturday's 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon without the help of star player Lionel Messi has boosted dressing room morale. Messi was suspended for the game and Barca sealed the win with goals from Andres Iniesta, Seydou Keita and Xavi. The win closed the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to seven points, but it was not an easy victory as David Barral's 49th-min...Full Story »

Guardiola: Chivas move not in my plans

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2012 by Goal.com96 hits

Barcelona trainer Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports linking him with the coaching position at Chivas. Earlier this week the Mexican outfit announced the appointment of Johan Cruyff as an advisor, and ever since rumors have surfaced that the 41-year-old coach could follow his former mentor to the club. Speaking at a press conference ahead of his side's Liga clash with Sporting Gijon, Guardi...Full Story »

Guardiola concedes La Liga title fight

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by ESPN134 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola admitted the La Liga title is all but lost, though he has promised the team will fight till the end. After watching Barcelona carve out a strenuous away victory against Atletico Madrid, Guardiola applauded his team's character and believed that his players reacted well by keeping their style of play despite conceding an equalizer. "We have passed a difficult ...Full Story »

Cryuff: Pep to reveal decision soon

Posted Friday, February 24, 2012 by ESPN75 hits

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff believes manager Pep Guardiola will renew his contract and stay on at the Camp Nou. The Dutchman thinks highly of Guardiola's character and considers the Spaniard to be extremely loyal to the Los Cules. Though, the Barcelona manager has yet to reveal his decision regarding a contract extension, Cruyff is confident Guardiola will give a positive conclusion to the ...Full Story »

Priest sets Barca minds at rest over Pep

Posted Friday, February 24, 2012 by Supersport.com63 hits

Barcelona fans worried coach Pep Guardiola will decide not to extend his contract beyond the end of this season were given reassurance on Thursday when his home town priest said he was sure the former Barca and Spain midfielder would stay. Jean Hakolimana, a Rwandan who has run the local church in Santpedor where Guardiola was born since 2007, told Spanish radio he thought the 41-year-old was...Full Story »

Dani Alves: Barcelona nothing without Guardiola

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Supersport.com107 hits

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is "convinced" that Pep Guardiola will sing a new deal with the Catalans and insists that they would be "nothing" without their coach. Guardiola, who has led the club to 13 titles since taking charge in 2008, is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to decide whether to sign one of his customary one-year extensions. However, Dani Alves remains opt...Full Story »

Alves bemoans Barca without Guardiola

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Supersport.com43 hits

Brazilian defender Dani Alves on Wednesday said Barcelona would be "nothing" without Pep Guardiola, as the coach ponders whether to renew his contract at the Nou Camp. "I think that Guardiola will sign again because without him we're nothing. Without him we'd lose our anchor and we'd drift away. Guardiola has given us stability," Alves told a news conference in Barcelona. Guardiola's contrac...Full Story »

Xavi expects Guardiola to stay at Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Supersport.com95 hits

Barcelona playmaker Xavi is confident that coach Pep Guardiola will sign a new deal with the club. Guardiola's existing contract with the Catalans expires at the end of the current campaign and the former Spain international has yet to give any indication as to whether he will sign an extension. However, while Xavi is reluctant to second-guess his coach, the veteran midfielder remains optimi...Full Story »

Messi hopes Guardiola extends contract

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Supersport.com105 hits

Lionel Messi hopes coach Pep Guardiola will extend his contract and stay on at Barcelona beyond this season, the World Player of the Year said after scoring four times in a 5-1 hammering of Valencia in La Liga on Sunday. Guardiola, who prefers to renew his deal on a year-by-year basis, said in the pre-match news conference on Saturday he needed more time to decide on his future. "He knows wh...Full Story »

No deadline for Guardiola extension

Posted Monday, February 20, 2012 by ESPN130 hits

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola's contract expires over the summer, but the club has insisted that both parties have time to sort things out. Despite Los Cules' supporters growing increasingly fearful of over the manager's departure, the Catalan side's management team remain unruffled by the situation. The club's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta told Canal Plus that Barcelona will afford ...Full Story »

Guardiola still putting off contract extension

Posted Sunday, February 19, 2012 by Supersport.com103 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is still putting off a decision on extending his contract beyond the end of this season, saying on Saturday he needed more time to make up his mind whether to remain in charge of the Spanish, European and world champions. "Right now I would rather take a bit more time and when I have decided I'll inform the club," the 41-year-old former Barca and Spain midfielder...Full Story »

Guardiola still undecided over Barcelona future

Posted Sunday, February 19, 2012 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

Pep Guardiola says he still hasn’t decided whether he wants to continue coaching Barcelona beyond this season. The 41-year-old Guardiola, who has won 13 out of a possible 16 titles since taking over the European champions nearly four seasons ago, says he needs to “find the motivation to continue, and it still isn’t clear to me.” Guardiola signed consecutive one-year ext...Full Story »

Pepe: Real belief getting stronger

Posted Saturday, February 18, 2012 by ESPN87 hits

Real Madrid defender Pepe has hailed the growing belief in the squad as they look to finally end the dominance of bitter rival Barcelona. Barca have won La Liga three straight times but their grip on the crown appears to be slipping as Jose Mourinho's men have jumped out to a 10 point lead with 16 games remaining. Real are at home to struggling Racing Santander on Saturday while the Catalans...Full Story »

Vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu: I do not think that Guardiola's story with Barcelona is over

Posted Saturday, February 18, 2012 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident that Pep Guardiola will not leave the club at the end of the season. The 41-year-old coach's current deal expires at the end of the summer and he has been non-committal whenever asked if he wants to extend his stay at Camp Nou. Bartomeu gave a strong indication that Guardiola is interested in a new deal and labeled the coach as the bes...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola insists Gerard Pique is untouchable at Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport140 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists that Gerard Pique is still a key player for the Blaugrana despite his exclusion from the match squad in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. The center back did not feature in the first leg of Barca's round of 16 tie with the Germans, but Guardiola stressed that his omission had nothing to do with his relatively disappointing per...Full Story »

Flawless Barca pleases Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by ESPN84 hits

Pep Guardiola saw Barcelona put in a flawless display on Tuesday to record a 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie. A brace from Alexis Sanchez and a goal from Lionel Messi ensured Barca are in a commanding position despite Leverkusen scoring through Michal Kadlec for the second leg in Spain. Leverkusen had frustrated Guardiola's side in the ...Full Story »

Leverkusen pose physical test for Barca, says Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP)—Barcelona defender Dani Alves says his side will keep fighting for the Spanish title despite falling 10 points behind Real Madrid. Alves says, “As long as the title remains undecided, we’ll keep fighting and we’ll see what happens in the end.” The Brazilian was speaking Monday before Barcelona’s Champions League match in Leverkusen o...Full Story »

Guardiola feels the pain of defeat

Posted Sunday, February 12, 2012 by ESPN200 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says the real pain of Saturday's 3-2 loss to Osasuna will only be felt the day after. Second-placed Barca were trailing La Liga leaders Real Madrid by seven points prior to Saturday's defeat in Pamplona. As a result, Guardiola's side could now find themselves as much as 10 points behind in the title race should Madrid beat Levante on Sunday. "Distancing ourselve...Full Story »

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