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Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Heaps Praise On Thiago

Posted Friday, November 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has praised youngster Thiago for his performance in the Catalan outfit's 5-1 win against Ceuta in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening. “He can still grow so much more,” said Guardiola, according to Barca’s official website. “I want to congratulate him for the way he played. He is a daring player and has the capability of unbalancing any op...Full Story »

FC Copenhagen 1-1 Barcelona - Barca held by Copenhagen

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by PA70 hits

Barcelona will have to wait to book their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League after being held to a 1-1 draw by FC Copenhagen at the Parken Stadion. Barca knew a victory in Denmark would guarantee themselves a place in the knock-out stages and the two-time reigning Spanish champions looked on course to achieve that after taking a 31st-minute lead through Lionel Messi. However, second-p...Full Story »

FC Copenhagen vs Barcelona preview - Barca target early boost

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by PA108 hits

Barcelona take on FC Copenhagen knowing a victory will secure them a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Barca took over top spot in Group D with a 2-0 home win over FC Copenhagen a fortnight ago, and that has left Pep Guardiola`s side on seven points - one clear of the Danes, five above third-placed Rubin Kazan and six better off than Panathinaikos. Therefore, with only two rounds r...Full Story »

Barcelona 5-0 Sevilla

Posted Sunday, October 31, 2010 by theguardian.com746 hits

Barcelona brilliantly swatted aside Sevilla, with Lionel Messi and David Villa in stunning form Quite a good player, this little chap.  Evening. Even the greatest empires crumble eventually. Why, in the 70s and the 80s, eminent historians will be fully aware that Liverpool were the dominant force in English football, but a little-known fact is that they haven't won a league title since 19...Full Story »

Real Madrid Midfielder Xabi Alonso: I Would Give Barcelona's Xavi Ballon D'Or Title

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport164 hits

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso reckons international colleague Xavi is deserving of the 2010 Ballon d' Or title, and if it were up to him, the Barcelona playmaker would be handed the accolade. The 23-man shortlist for the award was released today, and is dominated by the world champions, with seven of the squad, including Alonso, in contention for the crown. Speaking to magazine DT, the cultured...Full Story »

Barcelona Striker David Villa Relieved After Trapped Miners Rescued In Chile

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

Barcelona striker David Villa has expressed his relief at the rescue of 33 miners trapped in Chile and says that he is delighted that all of them are now safe.Villa, himself a son of a miner, has been following the events in South America very closely and told Barca's official website that he is happy that the miners are now safe after being trapped underground for 69 days."I am proud and happy ...Full Story »

Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Wins Trofeo Pichichi & Premi Di Stefano Awards

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Goal.com2518 hits

Spanish Daily Marca honoured Messi with two accolades... Barcelona star Lionel Messi was honoured with the Trofeo Pichichi award by Madrid-based Spanish sports daily Marca on Monday for topping the Primera Division scoring charts with 34 goals last season. The Argentina international was also awarded the Premi Di Stefano as La Liga's best player for the second year in a row. The 23-year-ol...Full Story »

Rubin Kazan v Barcelona - Messi makes Barca squad

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA265 hits

Barcelona were stung by Rubin Kazan in the Champions League last year and fear further humiliation if they fail to take the right approach into Wednesday's Group D encounter. The Russians had their illustrious opponents reeling when they won 2-1 in the Nou Camp last term, and followed that by holding Barcelona 0-0 in Kazan. Defender Gerard Pique played in both games, and knows Pep Guardiola's ...Full Story »

Villa earns Messi-less Barcelona win over Sporting

Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010 by YAHOO Sport126 hits

MADRID (AP)—Barcelona survived a tough contest and the absence of Lionel Messi as David Villa’s second-half goal earned the champions a 1-0 win over Sporting Gijon. Daniel Alves played Villa through on goal in the 50th minute and the Barcelona striker made no mistake as he shot over goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar for the only goal at the Camp Nou stadium. Barcelona dominated play but la...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Will Be Difficult To Replace - Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by Goal.com1137 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits that it will be difficult to replace the injured Lionel Messi unti he recovers. Pep Guardiola, Barcelona Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has admitted in a press conference today that he will find it difficult to replace Lionel Messi in his starting XI and still ask his team to play in the same way in his absence. Tomas Ujfalusi’s lunge on the Argentine...Full Story »

Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos - Messi on the mark as Barca bite back

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by PA72 hits

Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona recovered from the shock of going a goal down against Panathinaikos to get their Champions League campaign off to a convincing start with a 5-1 win at the Nou Camp. Panathinaikos took the lead against the run of play through Sidney Govou in the 20th minute but Barca hit back in merciless fashion to take a 3-1 lead by half-time through two goals from the irrepress...Full Story »

Hercules stuns Barcelona, Madrid beats Osasuna

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport151 hits

MADRID (AP)—Nelson Valdez scored in each half as promoted Hercules stunned Spanish champion Barcelona 2-0 at the Camp Nou, while Jose Mourinho won his home coaching debut in Real Madrid’s 1-0 victory over Osasuna on Saturday. Paraguay striker Valdez beat Victor Valdes in the 27th minute. He latched on to Tiago Filipe’s centering pass from a swift counterattack to beat the goal...Full Story »

Tiny Hercules overpower mighty Barcelona

Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Minnows Hercules pulled off the biggest win in their history downing reigning champions Barcelona 2-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday with Paraguayan forward Nelson Haedo Valdez scoring a brace in a dream debut. Barcelona went the whole season unbeaten at home last season as they retained the league title. However, promoted Hercules - back in the top-flight after a 13-year absence - cau...Full Story »

Guardiola set to sign new Barcelona contract

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 by The Independent128 hits

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that head coach Pep Guardiola is set to sign a new long-term contract at the Camp Nou. The 39-year-old former Spain and Barca midfielder has enjoyed amazing success in his first two seasons at the helm and is now prepared to commit to a new deal, having previously wanted to pen only a one-year contract. Bartomeu told the Spanish m...Full Story »

Zlat's all folks: Barcelona finally get their man ... but at a price

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by theguardian.com534 hits

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rocks up in Milan.  The first day of a brand new season and the excitement is growing. So too is the crowd – hotter, sweatier and more expectant by the minute. There are cameras everywhere. TV crews are providing breathless updates, radios and websites live commentary. Refresh, refresh, refresh. No one wants to miss a second. Deep down they think they know what's g...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso: Javier Mascherano Will Bring A Great Deal To Barcelona

Posted Friday, August 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport153 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has commented on former Liverpool colleague Javier Mascherano’s impending move to Barcelona, and believes that the Argentine has much to offer the Spanish champions. Alonso departed from Anfield last summer to become part of the Nuevos Galacticos revolution, and now Mascherano looks likely to be the second high-profile Reds midfielder to head for Spain i...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Believes Liverpool's Javier Mascherano Is 'Perfect' For Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 16, 2010 by Goal.com235 hits

Argentine star wants friend at Camp Nou... Lionel Messi Talismanic Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has backed the potential signing of fellow Argentinian Javier Mascherano from Liverpool, stating that his national team captain would fit in "perfectly" at Camp Nou. Despite Reds manager Roy Hodgson and Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta both playing down talk of a possible transfer ...Full Story »

Xavi: Cesc Fabregas Will Join Barcelona In January Because Arsenal Are Not Strong Enough To Win Anything

Posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 by Goal.com134 hits

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has not given up on seeing Spain team-mate Cesc Fabregas move to the Camp Nou from Arsenal, despite indications that the saga surrounding his possible move is over. Xavi maintains that Fabregas could still become a Barca player this season, with a move perhaps occurring in January's transfer window. The Catalan star expects that Arsenal will be out of the running for ...Full Story »

Beijing Guoan 0-3 Barcelona

Posted Monday, August 09, 2010 by Goal.com94 hits

Blaugrana continue unbeaten pre-season run Barcelona's unbeaten run in their pre-season campaign continued today, as the reigning Spanish champions romped their way to a 3-0 win over Chinese Super League champions Beijing Guoan. The clash took place in the Beijing's National Stadium, the venue for the 2008 Summer Olympics. 18-year-old Sergi Roberto opened the scoring for the Blaugrana in the...Full Story »

Barcelona Coach Pep Guardiola Confirms Lionel Messi Will Play In Beijing Guoan Friendly

Posted Friday, August 06, 2010 by Goal.com632 hits

In the wake of fielding his star for just 16 minutes in Korea, Guardiola confirmed Messi would see more time in Beijing... Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Beijing Lionel Messi was the main attraction as Barcelona arrived in Beijing, China ahead of their pre-season friendly against local side Beijing Guoan. Barca are currently on a pre-season tour of Asia and Blaugrana coach Pep Guardiola confirmed t...Full Story »

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