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Barcelona’s superstar has been ruled out of the game against Germany due to an injury to his right leg, even missing the all-star match organized by Pope Francis.
After Lionel Messi’s performance during the last World Cup, and rumors indicating a bad relationship with new Argentinian coach Gerardo Martino, his decline from the upcoming match against Germany started a heated debate on the real reasons why Messi chose not to play with his National team.
The official version states Messi came down with an injury on Barcelona's latest victory against... Read the rest of the article »
“I’m ready to play for FC Barcelona.” Those were among the first words that the 24-year-old said in press conference on Friday.
The former Sao Paulo defender gave his first words as Barcelona player in a press conference organized by the club on Friday. Douglas Pereira dos Santos signed a 5-year contract with Barcelona in a deal worth $7.2 million and he will be wearing number 16.
“As soon as I saw this shirt I realized how much I am going to have to do here,” said the Brazilian.
“I’m... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian midfielder arrived from Liverpool in 2010, being recognized as one of the most versatile players with Los Blaugranas
Javier Mascherano and FC Barcelona will extend their relationship for at least four more years. The midfielder signed today his new contract, valid until June 2018 with an extension clause for one more, depending on the player’s performance.
The club and “El Jefecito” had agreed on terms prior to the World Cup held in Brazil, but with La Liga already started, Barcelona insisted... Read the rest of the article »
The former Liverpool star was authorized to train, but will remain suspended from every competition until October 26th.
After being suspended for biting Giorgio Chiellini during this year’s World Cup, Luis Suarez was able to train with Barcelona for the first time since the club announced he had been transferred from Liverpool.
The Uruguayan player and Premier League’s top scorer last season expressed his gratitude for everything Barcelona did to support him.
“I am very grateful to the... Read the rest of the article »
The Chilean will play Monday against León for the Joan Gamper trophy, and will be starting against Elche in La Liga
Suspense is over, at least for now, concerning Barcelona’s starting goalkeeper. Since Marc-André Ter Stegen suffered a lower back injury, former Real Sociedad keeper Claudio Bravo will be Barcelona’s starter for the next matches.
Bravo showed confidence about the role he is going to take, and thanked his coach Luis Enrique for the opportunity.
“It feels really... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona are set to welcome back first team manager Tito Vilanova, after a lengthy absence the Catalan coach is expected to make his return in the near future and Barcelona has marked the good news with some fine performances recently.
The Catalans made a dream beginning to the 2012/2013 campaign which marked their best ever start in La Liga, the Spanish giants captured 28 out of a possible 30 points in the first ten games. Barcelona continue to play the beautiful football they are famous for, but under Tito they have displayed persistence and desire which has helped them to be more ruthless.
However the Spanish technician... Read the rest of the article »
The Catalan giants will be hoping to pull off a massive comeback against Milan in order to advance to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Match Day Update - Mar 13 15:00 EST
Champions League Starting XI confirmed for Barça vs Milan.
Valdés; Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Alves; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Villa & Pedro.
Abiatti; Abate, Mexes, Zapata, Constant; Ambrosini; Montolivo, Boateng, Flamini, Niang; & El Shaarawy.
FC Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
Since their debut in the UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have faced Italian teams on several occasions. In this article, we bring you rare facts you probably never knew.
1) Lionel Messi has played approximately 790 minutes of normal time against Italian teams in his career so far, whereas Ronaldo has played a bit more than 1020 minutes up to now.
2) Messi and Ronaldo both faced Italian teams for the first time in the Champions League in 2005. Although he did not score a goal or made an assist, the then-Barcelona starlet enjoyed a 4-1 win over Udinese; while... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of Barcelona’s crunch match against AC Milan in the Champions League’s last 16 on Wednesday, we look at Messi’s best moments in his career so far, at this stage of the competition.
Bad injuries in the 2005/06 and 2007/08 seasons did not allow Messi to get the best out of the Round of 16. Blows against Chelsea and Celtic respectively restricted the player’s contributions to his team’s operation in the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Nonetheless, the Guardiola era gave the Argentine a new path to follow; one that would let him showcase his abilities and... Read the rest of the article »
The other semi-final is scheduled to be aired live on February 27th at 4:00pm (EST), also on beIN Sport.
The return leg of the two Copa del Rey semi-finals have been scheduled.
The first semi-final will be a highly anticipated broadcast by the global sports media as well as soccer aficionados. Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona. The local kick-off time will be 21:00 and will be aired locally on Canal Plus. Fans in the US can tune in to the Copa del Rey Clasico on beIN Sport and... Read the rest of the article »
The first leg of the first semi-final for the 2012-13 edition of the Copa del Rey takes place at the Santiago Bernabeu at 3:00PM (EST) on January 30th, 2013
The first El Clasico of 2013 between rival clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will be played today in Madrid with a local kick-off time 9:00PM (3:00 PM NY Time). This vital Spanish Cup match will be viewed by millions of soccer fans world-wide. Sports broadcasters are welcoming this extraordinary clash, sure to capture the imagination of the sports world.
Ten of FIFA's 11 best footballers play... Read the rest of the article »
Rumours that Victor Valdes is nearing the end of his Barcelona career have intensified following reports that the club is yet to offer a new contract to the goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Valdes has been quick to retort as he told the media according to Tribal Football:
“I want to make it clear that I have not declared anything about my future. When it is time I will.”
However, agent Gines Carvajal was keen to give out more details on this transfer-related matter. Explaining the situation to reporters, he stated:
“We have not sat down... Read the rest of the article »
Fresh from their massive triumph in midweek, Barcelona will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in La Liga on Sunday when they come up against fourth place Malaga at La Rosaleda.
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There were doubles for Alexis Sanchez and David Villa on Thursday in Barca’s 5-0 win over Cordoba. Yet, the two forwards could miss the challenge against Los Boquerones for fitness reasons. Following the full availability of newly-crowned Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Pedro – who were all absent in the Copa del Rey this week... Read the rest of the article »
Watch this 14-minute video featuring a report of FC Barcelona on ’60 Minutes’.
Barcelona are widely considered as the best club football team in history having won a record 14 titles out of a possible 19 during the last four years. In fact, the current generation of players is the fruit of the Catalans’ famous academy, La Masia.
Lionel Messi grabbed his fourth Ballon d’Or award on Monday, January 7, 2012. The Argentine is portrayed as the symbol of FC Barcelona's... Read the rest of the article »
Lionel Messi is easily regarded as football’s greatest player ever. Indeed, seeing the Barcelona playmaker breaking barriers and records has become usual.
In this article, we look at 10 historical and statistical facts, which underline Messi’s greatness in world football.
1) The talisman has scored 303 goals for FC Barcelona overall in official matches and club friendlies as well.
2) The Argentinian star has a total of 319 official goals for both Barca and Argentina.
3) Leo scored a record 73 goals in the 2011/12 season.
4... Read the rest of the article »
Reports in Spain indicate that having been hit hard after winning so much, Pep Guardiola believes his time has come to leave the Nou Camp.
Pep Guardiola is said to meet with his players on Friday prior to their weekend match against Rayo Vallecano to communicate his decision to them. The club is also expected to confirm the news and its consequences during the pre-match press conference.
Guardiola has been linked with English clubs Chelsea, Manchester United and also the Three Lions. Nevertheless – having tasted ultimate success... Read the rest of the article »
Where to watch FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2012 on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 in Spain's La Liga.
El Clasico 2012 is taking place on April 21st at 2:00PM EST. It is likely to be the most watched league football match of modern times with an estimated 400 million viewers expected to tune in around the world.
The stakes have never been higher for a La Liga Clasico match as both teams have almost everything on the line in this Spanish derby, not to mention their pride.
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So, Lionel Messi has finally made it… Barcelona’s all-time intimidating record of 232 goals has been broken by the No.10 ace, who netted a hat-trick against Granada in La Liga on Tuesday night.
Cesar Rodriguez was previously the man with the honour, having scored a record 232 goals for the Catalans between 1939 and 1955. But at only 24 years of age, Messi seems to be telling the world that he could go much higher on the ladder of success, having now raised the bar to 234 goals.
Messi - who is temporarily La Liga’s top scorer ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo - first equalled... Read the rest of the article »
The second leg of the Copa del Rey Quarter-Final between Spain's top two clubs takes place January 25th in Barcelona. After losing at home in the first leg by a score of 1-2, Jose Mourinho's men will need to pull off a miracle to overcome Messi and company at the dreaded Camp Nou.
This article is for the January 18 ad January 25th Clasico Matches from the Copa Del Rey.
Visit Barcelona vs Real Madrid on TV - April 21, 2012 page for the latest TV Listings for the Clasico 2012.
The footballing world will again be treated to another high-octane play-off between Leo Messi's FC Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »
FC Barcelona booked their place in the UEFA Champions League Final on Tuesday with a 1-1 second leg draw against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.
After their 2-0 first leg victory at the Bernabeu, Barca earned a 3-1 aggregate victory in a bad tempered affair over two legs.
Pedro opened the scoring for Barcelona, before Marcelo fired home an equalizer for Los Blancos. Real tried desperately to make the aggregate score closer but spent long spells chasing possession as Barcelona closed out the win n style.
Real started the game... Read the rest of the article »