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Pique says Lionel Messi was so small Barcelona told academy kids not to 'go in hard' on future superstar

Posted Friday, April 23, 2021 by hits

GERARD PIQUE has revealed Barcelona's academy players were told not to 'go in hard' on Lionel Messi when he was a kid because of his diminutive size. The Argentine, who is just four months younger than Pique, came through the youth set-up at the Catalan giants with the man who is now his Barcelona team-mate. Messi and Pique have played together in the first team at Barcelona since 2008Credit: ...Full Story »

Pique to the rescue as Messi's dream of one last Barcelona trophy stays alive

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Goal.com59 hits

The defender's late header took the Blaugrana's Copa del Rey semi-final with Sevilla to extra-time before Martin Braithwaite secured a final berth For much of this season, it has seemed like Barcelona fans may never again gaze upon their captain and talisman Lionel Messi holding a trophy aloft. The Argentina forward has won so many in his glittering career, both with the Catalans and as an i...Full Story »

'We lost control and were nervous' - Pique critical of Barcelona after Champions League win over Dynamo Kyiv

Posted Thursday, November 05, 2020 by Goal.com43 hits

The Spanish defender conceded that his side struggled to contain their Ukrainian opponents and are set for a tricky year of transitionGerard Pique believes Barcelona were nervous and lost control as they narrowly held on for a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Lionel Messi had handed Ronald Koeman's side the lead from the penalty spot after just five minute...Full Story »

Barcelona announce contract renewals for Ter Stegen, De Jong, Lenglet and Pique

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Goal.com71 hits

The Blaugrana have confirmed a flurry of new deals in what could be one of Josep Bartomeu's final acts as the club's presidentBarcelona have confirmed that Gerard Pique, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong and Clement Lenglet have all signed contract extensions with the club. The Blaugrana announced the deals immediately after their 2020-21 Champions League opener on Tuesday, with Ronald K...Full Story »

Messi, Pique and Koeman confront Del Cerro Grande in tunnel over Lenglet red card

Posted Friday, October 02, 2020 by Marca.com102 hits

It's safe to say Barcelona were not pleased with referee Carlos del Cerro Grande after he sent Clement Lenglet off against Celta Vigo. The Frenchman was shown a second yellow card for putting his arm across Denis Suarez just before half time to reduce Barcelona to 10 men. After minutes of protests by Barcelona players on the pitch, including a pleading Lionel Messi and a bemused Gerard Pique, ...Full Story »

New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman targets Manchester City defender Eric Garcia as man to replace Gerard Pique

Posted Friday, August 21, 2020 by hits

NEW Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman aims to bring Eric Garcia back to the Nou Camp this summer. The Catalan giants have made it clear they want to re-sign Manchester City’s centre-back, 19, who came through their famed La Masia academy. Yet with funds tight at the club, Barca chiefs were willing to wait until May when Garcia’s Etihad contract will have expired. Now Koeman wants ...Full Story »

Pique arrives for the Catalan derby... on his bicycle!

Posted Thursday, July 09, 2020 by Marca.com68 hits

Gerard Pique is often at the centre of attention and this is the case even during the build-up to Wednesday night's Catalan derby. That's because the centre-back cycled to the Camp Nou for the match against Espanyol. Barcelona can relegate Espanyol in this match and Pique, whose conflict with the Pericos' fanbase is well know, will surely be motivated. This isn't even the first time that Pi...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Zidane refutes Pique's hint that referees favour Madrid

Posted Sunday, June 21, 2020 by ESPN95 hits

Zinedine Zidane has denied referees could help Real Madrid win La Liga after Gerard Pique hinted it would be "difficult" for Barcelona to beat their rivals to the title. Pique made the comments after Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Friday, apparently referring to VAR ruling out a Valencia goal against Madrid a day earlier. "No. I am very direct. I don't think so," Zidane sa...Full Story »

Puyol and Pique joke about Casillas' Instagram post

Posted Friday, May 15, 2020 by Marca.com82 hits

Iker Casillas wished his followers a good night on Wednesday and couldn't have expected the reaction his post caused. The goalkeeper chose an image from a game he played at the Camp Nou with Real Madrid, lining up to restart the match from a dead ball. With nobody else in shot other than Casillas and the packed stands, Carles Puyol took the chance to make a joke. "Did you play alone?" Puyol...Full Story »

Pique to Vinicius: Are you crazy? What's wrong with you?

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020 by Marca.com139 hits

Gerard Pique was angered by Vinicius Junior during Sunday's Clasico at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The Brazilian went down in the area looking for a penalty, to which Pique didn't take kindly. Pique was clearly riled by the Brazilian's requests for a penalty, with Movistar+'s camera's showing the defender confronting the teen. "Are you crazy, or what's wrong with you?" Pique asked. "Are...Full Story »

Worst Madrid? I’d sign to win every Clasico like that – Sergio Ramos hits back at Gerard Pique

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020 by Foxsports.com138 hits

After Real Madrid were criticised by Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos hit back at the Barcelona defender. Sergio Ramos hit back at Gerard Pique over his criticism of Real Madrid, saying he would sign to win every El Clasico playing as badly as the Barcelona defender suggested. Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz scored second-half goals as Madrid moved above Barca and into top spot in LaLiga with a 2...Full Story »

Gerard Pique: Real Madrid one of the worst I've faced at the Bernabeu

Posted Monday, March 02, 2020 by ESPN121 hits

Gerard Pique claims the current Real Madrid side is one of the worst he has faced at the Santiago Bernabeu despite being part of a Barcelona team that fell to a 2-0 defeat in Sunday's Clasico. Barca missed several first-half chances before second-half strikes from Vinicius Junior and substitute Mariano Diaz sealed a win which took Madrid back above the Catalans at the top of the table. "We a...Full Story »

Pique reveals Sir Alex gave him hairdryer at Man Utd after pet RABBIT ate furniture in flat he rented from great Scot

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by hits

What's up Doc? A pet bunny caused all kinds of mayhem in Pique's flat GERARD PIQUE has revealed his received an infamous Sir Alex Ferguson hairdryer… over his pet RABBIT. The Spanish defender, 32, spent his teenage years at Old Trafford before being sold to Barcelona for £5m in 2008. Alone in a foreign city, Pique lived in a flat that was owned by Ferguson. The problem was he didn...Full Story »

Gerard Moreno bags brace as Spain finish group campaign with easy win over Romania

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by PA68 hits

Gerard Moreno bagged a brace as Spain thumped Romania 5-0 to secure a pot-one seeding for Euro 2020.Spain made a blistering start at the Wanda Metropolitano, creating a series of chances before Fabian Ruiz opened the scoring in the eighth minute.Villarreal forward Moreno doubled the home side’s lead with a well-placed header in the 33rd minute before making it 3-0 10 minutes...Full Story »

Gerard Pique calls for togetherness from Barcelona

Posted Sunday, September 29, 2019 by PA70 hits

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique demanded unity on and off the pitch after his side finally banished their away day demons with a 2-0 win at Getafe.Goals from Luis Suarez and Junior Firpo ended a run of eight games without a win on their travels – and eased the pain in the wake of Barca’s worst LaLiga start in 25 years.Speaking to Spanish media, Pique said: “We need to be togeth...Full Story »

Gerard Deulofeu's demoralising heat map from Watford's 8-0 defeat to Manchester City

Posted Monday, September 23, 2019 by Marca.com155 hits

Gerard Deulofeu had one specific job during Watford's 8-0 defeat to Manchester City, which was to take the kick-off. The Spaniard's heat map shows how often he was made to restart the game after the hosts had scored and how little he was involved in the rest of the game. According to Opta, Deulofeu completed 13 passes during his 77 minutes on the pitch without creating any chances, receiving...Full Story »

Pique insists Barcelona are not worried by slow LaLiga start

Posted Sunday, September 01, 2019 by PA72 hits

Gerard Pique said there was no cause for concern as Barcelona’s stuttering start to the season continued with a 2-2 draw at promoted Osasuna.Barcelona, who were again without injured attacking pair Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, have taken only four points from their first three games.The Spanish champions have yet to win away this season, with the Osasuna draw following the 1-0 defeat at A...Full Story »

Gerard Pique hopes Harry Maguire can help Man Utd win Premier League title - EXCLUSIVE

Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by hits

Barcelona star Gerard Pique tells Express Sport Harry Maguire can help transform Manchester United into Premier League title contenders. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique hopes Harry Maguire will help transform Manchester United into Premier League title contenders. United broke the world record transfer fee for a defender with the £80million signing of the former Leicester City ace this su...Full Story »

PIQ A CARD Barcelona stars Pique and Vidal win £500k in pro poker tournament with £25k buy-in

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by hits

The former Manchester United defender helped his hometown club beat Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp on Sunday. Gerard Pique has shown he has pokers skills as well as football ones as he won £200,000 in a tournamentCredit: Golders/@hernando_alex Arturo Vidal also enjoyed his time at the table, winning £122,000 Credit: Golders/@hernando_alex The next day Pique, 32, paid £22,000 to...Full Story »

Neymar urged to seal Barcelona deal over Real Madrid transfer by Gerard Pique - EXCLUSIVE

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019 by hits

Neymar has been urged to move to Barcelona over Real Madrid (Image: GETTY) Gerard Pique wants Neymar to snub Real Madrid and return to Barcelona. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique wants Neymar to snub a move to Real Madrid in favour of returning to the Nou Camp. Representatives of both Barcelona and Real flew out to the French capital to try and seal a deal for the Paris Saint-Germain star. It...Full Story »

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