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Malaga vs Barcelona preview - Guardiola to ring changes

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA113 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola may rest most of his stars for the Primera Division finale at Malaga but has called on those who do play to show him that they could step up for the Champions League final. The Catalans celebrated retaining the league title in style last weekend with an on-field singsong as they lifted the trophy in front of their fans at the Nou Camp after a goalless draw agains...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna preview - Guardiola offers Barca assurance

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA23 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has reassured the teams battling against relegation at the bottom of the Primera Division that his side will set out to win their remaining games, starting at home to Deportivo La Coruna. Barca were confirmed as champions of Spain for the third season running after drawing 1-1 at Levante on Wednesday and with a Champions League final date against Manchester United ...Full Story »

Guardiola thought of leaving Barca

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by Supersport.com136 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola considered walking away from the Camp Nou this season, a report in the Spanish press suggested on Thursday. El Pais made the claim, suggesting Guardiola's morale had been dented by attacks on his character by former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the verbal jousting with Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. "Guardiola, threatened by Irbahimovic at the start and atta...Full Story »

Levante vs Barcelona preview - Pep - We won't match `Dream Team'

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by PA389 hits

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola believes his side will never match Johan Cruyff's `Dream Team' of the early 1990s regardless of how many titles they win. Barca will be crowned Primera Division champions for a third-successive season with a point against Levante. Indeed, the Catalans could even take the field with that triumph already sealed if Real Madrid, eight points off the pace and with a wor...Full Story »

Former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman: Pep Guardiola’s side is better than 'dream team'

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Former Barcelona defender Ronald Koeman believes that the Pep Guardiola’s side are better than the club's 'dream team' of the 1990s. The Netherlands legend was part of Johan Cruyff’s historic unit that won four successive Primera Division titles between 1991 and 1994 and also emerged victorious in the European Cup in 1992. However, the current Barca team led by Guardiola are set to...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Guardiola praises team

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola praised his team for reaching the Champions League final and believes it is a victory for their style of attacking football against bitter rivals Real Madrid. The Catalan side came through with a 3-1 aggregate victory after two stormy matches. It was always going to be an extremely difficult task for Real to turn around their 2-0 defeat at home b...Full Story »

Guardiola tells Barca to finish job against Real

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says his team's weekend defeat by Real Sociedad was a timely warning ahead of Tuesday's second leg of their Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid, who they lead 2-0. Last week they came out on top in a stormy first leg in Madrid that was characterised more by cynical challenges and play-acting than on-pitch excitement. Billed as a contest ...Full Story »

Juventus dream of Europe after Pepe floors Lazio

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

ROME, May 2 (Reuters) - A late Simone Pepe goal earned Juventus a 1-0 win at Lazio on Monday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for Europe. The deflected strike from the Italian winger in the 87th minute was tough on fourth-placed Lazio, who dominated the match but had to play the last nine minutes with 10 men after Cristian Ledesma was sent off. The result left Lazio on 60 points with ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Real Madrid preview - Guardiola dismisses Real concerns

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by PA825 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola says Real Madrid have no grounds to complain about his side ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg at the Nou Camp. Madrid reported Barca for unsporting conduct during last week's first leg at the Bernabeu, in which defender Pepe and coach Jose Mourinho were dismissed for the hosts, and have also accused Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets of racially a...Full Story »

Sociedad loss real wake up call, says Guardiola

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said his side's 2-1 loss at Real Sociedad was a timely wake up call ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg match against arch rivals Real Madrid. Sociedad came from behind to secure a surprise win and end Barcelona's 32-game unbeaten league record stretching back to mid-September, when they lost 2-0 at home to Hercules. Barcelona ...Full Story »

Focus on La Liga, Guardiola tells players

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by Supersport.com45 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has told his players to forget this week's controversial Champions League clash at arch rivals Real Madrid and concentrate on Saturday's La Liga match at home to mid-table Real Sociedad (1800). "We have to remember that a large part of the league title is at stake at a stadium which is very tough," Guardiola told a news conference on Friday, two days after the il...Full Story »

Pepe Reina says he wants to stay and 'fight for titles' at Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by theguardian.com80 hits

• 'I am happy, calm and comfortable here,' says Reina• Keeper had hinted he might leave if club could not compete Pepe Reina said the Liverpool owners [Fenway Sports group] have a 'convincing' project at Anfield. The Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has eased fears at the club that he may try to leave this summer by talking openly about his desire to stay and "fight for titles" at ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola: Barcelona have taken a big step towards the title

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola was pleased after his team took a significant step towards retaining their Primera Division crown with a 2-0 victory at home to Osasuna. "We know that Madrid are not going to fail again so we have to win two games and draw the other to be champions. We have taken a big step towards the title," he said in the post-game press conference. "We played against a team...Full Story »

Pepe Reina to stay

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Pepe Reina has been impressed by progress under caretaker boss Kenny Dalglish PEPE REINA is ready to commit his future to Anfield. Pepe Reina has been impressed by the progress under new club owners Fenway Sports Group, and caretaker boss Kenny Dalglish. As a result he is prepared to disappoint a number of clubs interested in signing him after hinting he would reflects the optimism th...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola urges 'brave' Barcelona to attack Real Madrid in Copa del Rey final

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport97 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola insists his team will be ready to handle Real Madrid when the two giants meet in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night. It's the second of four Clasicos between the historic rivals and a chance for Barca to grab some silverware. "I guess it's a final where anything can happen and there will be a very festive atmosphere. We have to encourage our team and have...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 »

Guardiola hints on quitting Barca

Posted Saturday, April 02, 2011 by Supersport.com53 hits

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 contract extensions. "I think my time her...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 »

Pepe agrees to stay at Real until 2015

Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by hits

Real Madrid's Portuguese international Pepe has agreed a contract extension until June 2015, sports daily Marca reported on Monday. The 28-year-old defender, who joined Real from Oporto in 2007 for 30 million euros after helping the Portuguese side win back-to-back league titles, will sign the new contract before the end of the season, the newspaper said. His current contract with Real ends ...Full Story »

Abidal recovering well from surgery - Guardiola

Posted Saturday, March 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport14 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona's French defender Eric Abidal is recovering well from surgery to remove a liver tumour, coach Pep Guardiola said Friday. The 31-year-old French international underwent the three hour operation on Thursday at a Barcelona hospital. Neither the club nor the hospital have provided details about the kind of tumour Abidal has. "As far as we know, the operation went very we...Full Story »

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