The Front: Mundo Deportivo (31.10.2014)

the front MD oct 31 2014

MIDFIELD DEBATE

MASCHE AND BUSQUETS TOGETHER

With a scheme of three points, Busi and Mascherano are one option to reinforce a wide area

It works in great teams like 2002 Brazil and 2010 La Roja

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The Front: Sport (31.10.2014)

the front sport oct 31 2014

THREE OFFERS FOR PIQUÉ

MOURINHO, TXIKI AND VAN GAAL WANT HIM IN JANUARY

Mou looks for a substitute for Terry and wants to repeat the ‘Cesc operation’

Begiristain wanted to sign him in the summer and and insists he’s needed now because he needs a central immediately

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WHAT WE WANTED TO SEE

WHAT WE SAW IN THE CLÁSICO

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Picture of the day: Leo’s first trophy

Picture of the day: Leo’s first trophy

Look at this little guy. If you saw him like this back in the day, would you have guessed that he would become ‘D10S?’

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Laporta won’t rule out presidential bid

Laporta won’t rule out presidential bid

Former FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta, fresh from his court victory yesterday, hinted that he may consider running for club president in the next round of elections which may be held in summer of 2016. “I can’t rule out a run for president; the current leadership is uninspiring.”

What are your memories of the Laporta era? More importantly, would you want him back?

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Luis Enrique: “The team was in absolute control”

Luis Enrique: “The team was in absolute control”

Luis Enrique was in high spirits following the win on Wednesday in the Copa Catalunya game against RCD Espanyol; “The team was in absolute control of the game … I was very pleased with their attitude and the way they tried to go for the game. Matches like these help to get the players into the rhythm of playing games and becoming more important to the team.” More after the jump.

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Zubizarreta: “My first option always was Luis Enrique”

Zubizarreta: “My first option always was Luis Enrique”

Barcelona’s clásico defeat sparked the debate on the coaching staff for the first time this season, after some of Luis Enrique’s decisions didn’t go down very well with sections of the culé world. The man who handed Barça’s reins to Lucho, Andoni Zubizarreta, has no doubt about his choice. In an interview given to El País earlier this week, ‘Zubi’ revealed that his choice for the Camp Nou hotseat was always Luis Enrique. More after the jump…

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Barça win Catalan Super Cup on penalties

Gerard Piqué scored from an outrageous Luis Suárez assist before Espanyol’s Anaitz Arbilla leveled it up with a cracker of a free-kick. Both sides had chances but it eventually went to penalties where Ivan Rakitic put away the 5th and title winning spot kick in the inaugural Catalan Super Copa.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (30.10.2014)

the front MD oct 30 2014

BARÇA BEATS ESPANYOL IN PENALTIES (4-2) TO LIFT THE CATALAN SUPER CUP

SUÁREZ SHOWS HIS FACE

The Uruguayan, who confirmed his class, and Masip, the best of a muted Barça against a young Espanyol

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The Front: Sport (30.10.2014)

the front sport oct 30 2014

NEYMAR, WITH GOOD FEELINGS

“THIS IS MY YEAR, I’M GOING TO PERFORM BETTER”

“I’m doing physical work to have more endurance in the matches, I want to be at the maximum level”

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Picture of the day: FIFA 15

Picture of the day: FIFA 15

When Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. play FIFA, do you think they play as themselves?

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Vermaelen: “My chance will come”

Vermaelen: “My chance will come”

Great mystery has surrounded Thomas Vermaelen’s back ever since the Belgian signed for FC Barcelona. The centre-back has been on the sidelines for four months now, and hasn’t even been able to officially debut for the club. However, the 30-year-old is certain that his return is near. In comments made to an English football website, Vermaelen assured that he is “feeling well” and that he is “training hard” in order to be able to debut with Barça. “Luis Enrique is a coach who rotates his squad frequently. Only Messi is playing every minute,” added the Belgian.

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Valdano: “Messi has lost his ability to disrupt the defense”

Valdano: “Messi has lost his ability to disrupt the defense”

Jorge Valdano, the former Real Madrid manager, sporting director, and player, offered some opinions on the current form of his fellow countryman Leo Messi. Find out what he said after the jump.

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Messi makes a dream come true for 30 children

We culés know that Leo Messi is a great person, aside from being a truly great footballer, despite what some sections of the Spanish press want us to believe. On Tuesday morning, Leo Messi interrupted his superstar routine to make a dream come true for 30 ill children from all over the world, the dream of meeting the world’s number 1. Read more…

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20 players called-up for Supecopa de Catalunya clash

20 players called-up for Supecopa de Catalunya clash

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has named the 20 players who will travel to Girona on Wednesday night for the Supercopa de Catalunya final against Espanyol. As anticipated, ‘Lucho’ has opted to give many first team players a much-needed rest. The list includes only 13 first team players and 7 Barça B players.

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Golazos Made in La Masia (25-26 October)

It’s been another week of beautiful football at La Masia and, of course, great goals. Choosing is always difficult, but goals by Matías Lacava (Infantil B), Xavi Simons (Alevín A), Álex Carbonell (Juvenil A), Roger Coll (Benjamín A) and Pau Servat (Alevín A) probably stand above the rest.

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The Front: Sport (29.10.2014)

The Front: Sport (29.10.2014)

I am Guilty!

Alergic to criticism

“There are people who can listen to and accept criticism. I am not one of them”

Mathieu on notice

“There should have been no surprises with his position.”

Laporta’s Victory

FIFA continue campaign against Messi and Suarez

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (29.10.2014)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (29.10.2014)

The debate heats up!

Luis Enrique admits responsibility, rejects his critics and defends his approach to the match: “we were true to our style.”

Messi: “I don’t know if he played on painkillers.”

Laporta cleared of wrong-doing

No Messi or Neymar for the Supercopa

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THIS IS A PENALTY SPOT

AND THIS IS A PENALTY SPOT IN LA LIGA

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Picture of the day: Breakthrough!

Picture of the day: Breakthrough!

Barcelona’s young starlet Rafinha Alcántara was honored as the “Breakthrough” young player in La Liga in the 2013-14 season. Handsome devil too!

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October 28, 2014

Case against Laporta thrown out

La Masia-produced players top CIES rankings

LFP awards: 4 Blaugranas honoured

Youth Teams: Weekend Roundup

4 Blaugranas nominated for the 2014 FIFA Ballon D’Or

The Front: Sport (28.10.2014)

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (28.10.2014)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: Training


October 27, 2014

Mathieu: “I was surprised to play at fullback”

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