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With Xavi leaving the club after this game, will Los Blaugranas be able to call Iniesta, Hernández and Busquets the most influential midfielders in CL history?
Saturday's match between Barcelona and Juventus will see the final game together for three of the most influential midfielders in modern football history: Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Busquets. All of them have played their entire careers with Los Blaugranas, and since Hernández is set to leave the club when the season ends, this might be the last time Barcelona's... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish striker will be forever connected with Los Blancos. Can this link be the driving force that ends Barcelona's Champions League hopes?
After destroying Real Madrid's Champions League hopes, Alvaro Morata is seen as the one who could deny Los Blaugranas a possible treble this season. Despite not playing that much games with Los Blancos in the Spanish top flight, Morata is one of Real Madrid's last gems, and denying Messi & Co one more trebel would be among his career's top accomplishments.
Morata has scored 23 goals in his... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinean striker wants to return to his home country, but the Italian team may force him to live up to his contract. Should he stay or should he go if La Vecchia Signora wins on Saturday?
One of Juve's leaders, both on and off the pitch, is Carlos Tevez. Although misunderstood at times, the Argentinean striker has been one of the keys to La Vecchia Signora's strong run this season, where the team is just one win away of winning the treble. Much has been said about Tevez's future, and with the transfer season about to open, the question fills the air: Should Carlos Tevez leave the Serie... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinean superstar will be looking to win another treble with the Blaugrana side this Saturday, when Barcelona faces Juventus in the Champions League final.
"If the shoe fits, then you should wear it." At least that's what Lionel Messi's sponsors think, and in the build-up to one of European football's most important nights, the Argentinian superstar will be wearing a new pair of boots for the UEFA Champions League final, which was revealed today.
According to the German sponsor, this shoe was custom-made for Lionel Messi to wear, even... Read the rest of the article »
The French manager blasted all rumors after stating the Brazilian right back 'wants' to extend his contract with Barcelona, even though both parts are far from reaching a new deal.
As the season is coming to its end, Dani Alves' future is yet to be clarified. While the Brazilian right back has been linked to a number of teams around Europe, and today, one of those teams denied any interest in signing Barcelona's defender.
According to PSG's coach, Laurent Blanc, although the team was supposedly interested in signing the Brazilian, the player still wants to pen a new deal... Read the rest of the article »
With the stage set for the final match of the 2014-2015 edition of the Champions League, have you wondered how much money you would have to spend in order to make it to Berlin?
Let's imagine a wonderful scenario in which someone granted you the chance of watching the UEFA Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona. Would it be a fair deal for everybody, or do you think it would be one of the most expensive experiences of a lifetime? Certainly it will not be cheap, but if you had the money available, here's a few tips for your "planned" journey.
First... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian defender stated he will be pleased to play once again against the Uruguayan, who took a bite off his shoulder during last year's World Cup match.
Perhaps one of the most controversial moments in recent football history involves Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini. If you don't remember what happened, the Uruguayan striker took a bite off the Italian defender's shoulder, causing FIFA to ban Suarez from any official match in four months, adding an eight-match ban from any game with his National team. With the UEFA Champions League final just around... Read the rest of the article »
Entering the pitch as the probable victim, how can Athletic Bilbao manage to pull a stunner against the heavily favored Blaugranas?
Even if Athletic Bilbao arrives into this match as the proverbial victim, Los Leones de San Mamés still possess some weapons and tactics that could hurt Barcelona's prospects of winning the treble. Usually a complicated side to beat for Luis Enrique's men, Athletic have shown quite an impressive form in their most recent games, where they were trying to reach European football spots in La Liga.... Read the rest of the article »
The player from Terrassa was subbed off the pitch with 6 minutes left on the game, so that Barca fans could pay their respects to the team's captain.
Xavi Hernandez played his final game with Barcelona during the 2-2 draw against Deportivo. The historic midfielder leaves behind a series of records with Los Blaugranas, including 23 trophies won since graduating from La Masia.
Hernandez, who scored 85 goals and served 173 assists in 764 games for Barcelona, left the pitch with just six minutes left in the game, handing the captain's badge to... Read the rest of the article »
Cakir worked in four UEFA Champions League matches this year including the first leg of the series between PSG and Chelsea.
With both teams qualified to play the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin, the only thing the game needed was its referee. Today, UEFA officers appointed Turkish Cuneyt Cakir as the man in charge.
Cakir, 38, worked in four UEFA Champions League matches this season. His last appearance in the tournament came during the first leg of the Round of 16 matchup between PSG and Chelsea. He also refereed... Read the rest of the article »
Diego Simeone could grant Real Madrid one more chance of winning La Liga next week. What could be the keys for a victory over Los Blaugranas?
When this year's La Liga calendar was revealed, Atletico and Barcelona fans marked the next-to-last week as one of their top priorities. With last year's title being decided between both teams, this seems like a chance to get even for Barcelona, but their hosts will not make things easy for them. One thing that Diego Simeone loves is crashing into another club's party, and this could be a good chance... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blaugranas' economic VP revealed that the club could not match a big offer by some of football's big spenders, such as PSG or Chelsea.
Barcelona's loyal supporters could watch how their historic trio is torn apart. According to the team's economic VP Javier Faus, the club can no longer match the wages offered by other clubs such as Chelsea or PSG, and if any of those clubs came knocking on Barcelona's door with a big pile of cash, they could be able to snatch some of their top players away.
"We can no longer pay the most... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian star scored a brace during the first half of their semi-final matchup against Bayern, making it easier for Los Blaugranas to earn a place in the Champions League final.
Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique has to be quite happy with the variety of weapons Barcelona has. Today, the "MSN" trio showed its power one more time, having Neymar scoring a brace after assists by Luis Suarez. Even though los Blaugranas lost the second leg match against Bayer, the first game's result was enough for them to make it through.
The Brazilian superstar scored his eighth... Read the rest of the article »
The German goalkeeper had a great influence in Barcelona's run during the first half, with key saves that kept his team's lead over Bayern.
Barcelona's Marc Andre Ter Stegen was highly praised for his performance during the game between his side and Bayern Munich. When things seemed to be taking a turn into the ugly, the German shot-stopper eased Barcelona's pain with a couple of saves that kept the score 1-1.
After Neymar's second goal, Ter Stegen again earned a round of applause following a double save to a shot by Robert Lewandowski... Read the rest of the article »
With a heavy 3-0 score over their shoulders, Pep Guardiola and his men will go against the odds to defeat Barcelona on Tuesday and make it to the Champions League finals. Which players can help the former Blaugrana boss to avoid another thrashing?
Josep Guardiola faces one of his biggest challenges as Bayern Munich's coach. After a four game losing streak, which included a 3-0 loss against Barcelona, and the disastrous DFB-Pokal semi-final against Borussia Dortmund, Pep's style has been harshly criticized by experts and Bayern legends, who are beginning to believe he is not fit to lead Bayern to another treble.
With a squad depleted by... Read the rest of the article »
Neymar scored the first goal for Los Blaugranas, who struggled to win prior to their Champions League match against Bayern.
Once again, those players who started their career with Barcelona solved a complicated game for Los Blaugranas. While Luis Enrique's side was 1-0 ahead of Real Sociedad, the visiting side enjoyed several spells of quality and dominance over their hosts. Barcelona was not able to complete easy passes between them, and the Txuri-Urdin were closing on Claudio Bravo's net. But Pedro came off the bench... Read the rest of the article »
The French midfielder was also praised by Neymar, who thinks he could become an excellent player with Barcelona, if he chose Los Blaugranas as his new team.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri gave fans a new reason to believe in their chances of making it to the UEFA Champions League finals. Allegri revealed that French midfielder Paul Pogba is fully fit to play, and he might enjoy a few minutes against Cagliari, so he can be available to perform against Real Madrid during the second leg of the UCL semi-final against Los Blancos.
Pogba recovered... Read the rest of the article »
The Brazilian wingman spoke during a press conference where he was revealed as the new image of an online betting service.
Neymar's display for Barcelona this season has been much better than the one he showed last year. According to the Brazilian striker, the only one he has to thank for such a great season is his team-mate Lionel Messi, who has been key to the South American's display not only for his actions on the pitch, but also as a person.
"Everyday I learn something with 'Lio'. For example, his gesture... Read the rest of the article »
Los Blaugranas struggled to break Bayern's defense for 75 minutes, until Messi scored his first-ever goal against Manuel Neuer.
Pep Guardiola claimed in the pre-match press conference that Lionel Messi was all but unstoppable, and his now estranged pupil proved him right once again. Bayern's tough defense lasted for 75 minutes, until the Argentinian broke the spell Manuel Neuer casted over him, scoring two goals and putting Los Blaugranas closer to the Champions League final in Berlin.
It's true that Bayern overcame... Read the rest of the article »
Despite having a five percent drop in their overall value, Los Blancos dominated the revenue category, which is the highest for any sports franchise around the world.
Apparently, things are going just right for Real Madrid outside the pitch. Hours after being defeated by Juventus in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, business authority Forbes published their yearly most-valuable team ranking, with Los Blancos on top of that list for the third straight year.
Florentino Perez's business model provided Los Blancos with the highest revenue for any sports... Read the rest of the article »